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India Enters Bilateral Agreements with Morocco and Guyana to Grow Renewables

India Enters Bilateral Agreements with Morocco and Guyana to Grow Renewables

India has signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with Morocco and Guyana under which the participant countries have agreed to cooperate for the expansion of renewable energy. These bilateral agreements ...
China’s Solar PV Installations Reach Almost 10 GW in Q1 of 2018

China’s Solar PV Installations Reach Almost 10 GW in Q1 of 2018

China’s solar industry continues to grow with the addition of 9.65 GW of solar PV capacity in the first quarter (Q1) of 2018. According to the data released by the ...
Sungrow Enters Indian Market with 3 GW Inverter Manufacturing Facility in Bengaluru

Sungrow Enters Indian Market with 3 GW Inverter Manufacturing Facility in Bengaluru

Sungrow, a global inverter manufacturer and supplier, is going to strengthen its global delivery capability by establishing a new factory in Karnataka’s capital city of Bengaluru. The new manufacturing facility ...
UPERC Adjourns Uttar Pradesh Solar Project Case Between SECI and Azure Power

UPERC Adjourns Uttar Pradesh Solar Project Case Between SECI and Azure Power

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has adjourned the case relating to the petition filed by domestic renewable energy project developer Azure Power for the extension of scheduled commissioning ...
MNRE Issues Schedule for the Implementation of Quality Control Order for Solar Equipment

MNRE Issues Schedule for the Implementation of Quality Control Order for Solar Equipment

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued the schedule of implementation of the Solar Photovoltaics, Systems, Devices, and Component Goods (Requirement for Compulsory Registration under BIS Act) ...

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IEX and JPEX Enter MoU for Cooperation in Electricity Market

IEX and JEPX Enter MoU for Cooperation in Electricity Market

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) and Japan Electric Power Exchange (JEPX) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly explore opportunities of cooperation in the electricity market. IEX ...
Diu Smart City Becomes First in the Country to Run On 100% Renewable Energy During Daytime

Diu Smart City Becomes First in the Country to Run On 100% Renewable Energy During Daytime

The Diu Smart City has become the first in the country to run on 100 percent renewable energy during daytime hours. Diu had been importing 73 percent of its power from ...
Spot Power Price Rose to ₹4.02/kWh in March 2018

Spot Power Price Rose to ₹4.02/kWh in March 2018

The average spot power price recorded in March 2018 shot up by approximately 24 percent when compared to the price recorded in the same month last year. The increase in ...
JERC for Goa and Union Territories Issues Open Access Regulations for 2018

JERC for Goa and Union Territories Issues Open Access Regulations for 2018

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has come up with open access regulations for the intra-state transmission and distribution for the year ...
SAUBHAGYA Program Launched in Meghalaya

SAUBHAGYA Program Launched in Meghalaya

Meghalaya has become the latest state to become a participant of the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna (SAUBHAGYA) program, which aims to provide last-mile connectivity to all willing ...
Exicom Wins Tender to Supply 2,000 EV Chargers to EESL

Exicom Wins Tender to Supply 2,000 EV Chargers to EESL

Energy storage provider Exicom has won the tender to deploy 2,000 Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers under the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) procurement program. In March 2018, Mercom had reported ...
MNRE to Soon Announce Benchmark Cost for Off-Grid and Rooftop Solar for FY 2018-19

MNRE to Soon Announce Benchmark Cost for Off-Grid and Rooftop Solar for FY 2018-19

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has notified that it is soon going to announce the new benchmark cost for off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and rooftop solar ...
MNRE Asks Implementing Agencies to Adhere to Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Guidelines

MNRE Asks Implementing Agencies to Adhere to Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Guidelines

In a new notification, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has asked all the implementing agencies in the country to adhere to the grid-connected rooftop (GCRT) solar guidelines ...
Delhi Residents May Soon be Paid for Unscheduled Power Cuts

Delhi Residents May Soon be Paid for Unscheduled Power Cuts

The Lieutenant Governor (LG) of Delhi, Anil Baijal, has approved the proposal put forward by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government regarding compensation for residents in case of unscheduled power cuts ...
Lightsource BP and Everstone Group Form Joint Venture for Green Infrastructure in India

Lightsource BP and Everstone Group Form Joint Venture for Green Infrastructure in India

Lightsource BP, a global renewable energy development firm, and investment firm Everstone Group have teamed up to create a major fund management platform called EverSource Capital for the development of ...
Rajasthan Aims to Cross 3 GW Mark of Installed Solar PV Capacity by April 2019

Rajasthan Aims to Cross 3 GW Mark of Installed Solar PV Capacity by April 2019

Rajasthan is likely to cross 3 GW mark in installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity soon, according to the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RREC). Twenty solar projects aggregating 1.5 GW in ...
ReNew Power Fined for Project Commissioning Delay but PPA Not Terminated

ReNew Power Fined for Project Commissioning Delay but PPA Not Terminated

The Supreme Court of India has asked renewable energy project developer ReNew Power to pay a penalty of ₹119 million (~$1,827,700) to the Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Limited (MPPMCL) ...
Uttarakhand Issues Cross-Subsidy Surcharge for Open Access Customers

Uttarakhand Issues Cross-Subsidy Surcharge for Open Access Customers

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has issued the terms and conditions of intra-state open access for 2018 under which the agency has introduced a cross-subsidy surcharge for open access ...
NLC India May Lose ₹1.36/kWh for 500 MW of Solar Projects Due to Delays in Commissioning

NLC India May Lose ₹1.36/kWh for 500 MW of Solar Projects Due to Delays in Commissioning

Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) India might have to bear a loss of ₹1.36 (~$0.020)/kWh for the 500 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, which are being developed in the ...
SECI Increases Tendered Capacity of Floating Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh to 150 MW

SECI Increases Tendered Capacity of Floating Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh to 150 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has increased the capacity of the recently tendered floating solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the state of Uttar Pradesh from 100 MW to ...
Downing Commissions 20 MW of Open Access Solar Projects in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

Downing Commissions 20 MW of Open Access Solar Projects in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh

United Kingdom-based investor firm Downing has successfully commissioned 20 MW of open access solar projects in the southern states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Downing is working in collaboration with ...
Update: MNRE Clarifications on Change in Law for Solar Projects

Update: MNRE Clarifications on Change in Law for Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) recently issued a clarification on the August 2017 guidelines for the tariff-based competitive bidding process for  grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. However, ...
Uttar Pradesh to Charge Developers for Under and Over Generation of Solar and Wind Power

Uttar Pradesh Issues Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Deviation Charges

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has issued draft regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind power generation. The new regulation states that UPERC would ...
GUVNL Cancels Recently Held 500 MW Solar Auction Citing High Tariffs

GUVNL Cancels Recently Held 500 MW Solar Auction Citing High Tariffs

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has scrapped the recently conducted auction for the development of  500 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the state. According to ...
Green Energy Association to Appeal APTEL REC Order to the Supreme Court

Green Energy Association to Appeal APTEL REC Order to the Supreme Court

The Green Energy Association has decided to appeal the recent order passed by the Appellate Tribunal of Electricity (APTEL) regarding floor and forbearance prices of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). Recently, ...