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Bagasse-based Cogeneration Plants in Karnataka Asked to Pay Cross-Subsidy Surcharge

Bagasse-based Cogeneration Plants in Karnataka Asked to Pay Cross-Subsidy Surcharge

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) recently rejected cogeneration project owners' contention that the levying of the cross-subsidy surcharge was discriminatory in nature. It directed the generators to pay a ...
Steel Authority of India Tenders a 4 MW Floating Solar Project in West Bengal

Steel Authority of India Tenders a 4 MW Floating Solar Project in West Bengal

The Steel Authority of India (SAIL) has invited bids to develop a 4 MW floating solar project on a turnkey basis at its IISCO Steel Plant in Paschim Bardhaman district, ...
US Could Have up to 35 Million Electric Vehicles on Roads by 2030: SEPA

US Could Have Up to 35 Million Electric Vehicles on Roads by 2030: SEPA

The United States would have 10 million to 35 million electric vehicles on roads by 2030. This will generate around 100 TWh of new power demand annually, according to a ...
New Novel Electrode Material to Unlock Affordable Renewable Energy Storage MIT

New Novel Electrode Material to Unlock Affordable Renewable Energy Storage: MIT

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a novel electrode material that they believe can be integrated into a semi-solid battery to store renewable energy cost-effectively. The ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: Engie, Masdar to Invest $5 Billion in a 2 GW Green Hydrogen Facility

Daily News Wrap-Up: Engie, Masdar to Invest $5 Billion in a 2 GW Green Hydrogen Facility

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Global energy player ENGIE and Masdar have signed a strategic alliance agreement to explore the co-development of ...

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Maharashtra DISCOM Gets Regulatory Approval to Procure 111 MW of Solar Power

Maharashtra DISCOM Gets Regulatory Approval to Procure 111 MW of Solar Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) recently approved the procurement of 111 MW of power from grid-connected solar projects under the 'Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana.' The Commission allowed the ...
Empanelment Tender Issued for 20 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems in J&K

Empanelment Tender Issued for 20 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) has invited bids to empanel vendors to develop 20 MW of grid-connected residential rooftop solar systems in Jammu and Kashmir under Phase-II of ...
Daily News Wrap-Up ONGC and SECI Sign MoU to Develop Renewable Energy Projects (1)

Daily News Wrap-Up: ONGC and SECI Sign MoU to Develop Renewable Energy Projects

Here are some newsworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited and Solar Energy Corporation of India have signed a memorandum of ...
Project Finance Brief NextEra to Sell 50% Stake in 2.5 GW US Renewable Portfolio

Project Finance Brief: NextEra to Sell 50% Stake in 2.5 GW US Renewable Portfolio

From: Mercom Capital Group NextEra Energy, through its subsidiary NextEra Energy Resources, has entered into an agreement to sell a 50% non-controlling interest in an approximately 2,520 MW long-term contracted ...
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Funding and M&A Roundup: Energy Dome Raises $11 Million in Series A Funding Round

Funding and M&A Roundup: Energy Dome Raises $11 Million in Series A Funding Round

From: Mercom Capital Group Energy Dome, an Italian energy storage technology company, raised $11 million in a Series A funding round. The company will use the proceeds to complete its CO2 Battery demonstration ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Tender to Procure Power from 642 MW of Wind Energy Projects in Maharashtra

Tender to Procure Power from 642 MW of Wind Energy Projects in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) has issued separate tenders to procure 342 MW of energy from grid-connected intrastate wind projects and 300 MW from interstate and intrastate wind ...
/ / Wind
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Rise to ₹200.85 Billion in November

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Rise to ₹200.85 Billion in November

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹200.85 billion (~$2.67 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments at the end of November 2021, according to data released by the ...
Peak & Off-peak Hours Specified for Energy Banking of an Open Access Solar Project

Peak & Off-peak Hours Specified for Energy Banking of an Open Access Solar Project

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has ruled that peak hours for banking and withdrawal of energy would be from 18:00 to 24:00 and off-peak hours from 00:00 to ...
Commission Directs Tamil Nadu DISCOM to Clear Dues of Wind Energy Generator in a Month

Commission Directs Tamil Nadu DISCOM to Clear Dues of Wind Energy Generator in a Month

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has directed the state distribution company (DISCOM) to make payments to a wind energy generator with a 6% annual interest within a month ...
/ / Wind
Daily News Wrap-Up: Indian Railways to Develop 71 MW of Solar Projects on its Vacant Land

Daily News Wrap-Up: Indian Railways to Develop 71 MW of Solar Projects on its Vacant Land

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Indian Railways plans to develop around 71.7 MW of solar projects on its unused vacant land. Of ...
India’s Installed Renewable Energy Capacity Including Hydro Crosses 150 GW MNRE

India’s Installed Renewable Energy Capacity Including Hydro Crosses 150 GW: MNRE

India has crossed the 150 GW milestone of installed renewable energy capacity, including hydro, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has said in a tweet. In August this ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in November 2021

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in November 2021

Here is a recap of some of the most important headlines from November 2021: Solar is now the top renewable energy source in India, with 46.8 GW of installed capacity ...
Commission Rejects Solar Developer's Claim for Service Tax and GST Compensation

Commission Rejects Solar Developer’s Claim for Service Tax and GST Compensation

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has rejected a solar energy developer's compensation petition for the additional tax burden on operation and maintenance (O&M) expenses and carrying costs due to ...
Tender Floated for 200,000 Mono or Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Tender Floated for 200,000 Mono or Multicrystalline Solar Cells

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has invited bids to supply 200,000 monocrystalline or multicrystalline silicon solar cells of 4.57 W. The last date to submit the bids is ...
KSEB Releases the List of Empaneled Installers for 100 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

KSEB Releases the List of Empaneled Installers for 100 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

The Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEB) has released the list of empaneled engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors of 100 MW of grid-connected residential rooftop solar systems under the ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: Tata Power to Develop 100 MW of Solar with 120 MWh Storage Project

Daily News Wrap-Up: Tata Power to Develop 100 MW of Solar with 120 MWh Storage Project

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Tata Power Solar Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has received the letter of award from ...
NTPC Floats EPC Tender for 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

NTPC Floats EPC Tender for 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC Limited, has invited bids from contractors for an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) package along with the land to ...
Consumer of Captive Cogeneration Project Exempted from RPO Compliance

Consumer of Captive Cogeneration Project Exempted from RPO Compliance

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has exempted a captive power producer from renewable purchase obligations (RPO) when its consumption from its cogeneration sources is higher than its RPO for ...
Jinko Solar’s Revenue Down Marginally Due to Drop in Solar Module Shipments

Jinko Solar’s Revenue Down Marginally Due to Drop in Solar Module Shipments

Chinese solar cell and module manufacturer Jinko Solar has reported a 2.3% year-over-year (YoY) decline in its total revenue for the third quarter (Q3) of 2021. The total revenue declined to RMB ...
Over 165,000 EVs Deployed With ₹5.64 Billion Incentives Under FAME-II Program

Over 165,000 EVs Deployed with ₹5.64 Billion Incentives Under FAME-II Program

As of November 25, 2021, over 165,000 electric vehicles (EVs) have been supported through demand incentives of ₹5.64 billion (~$75.36 million) under the second phase of the Faster Adoption and ...