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Kerala Issues Tenders for 1,500 Electric Buses on Lease

Kerala Issues Tenders for 1,500 Electric Buses on Lease

Kerala State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has issued a tender to lease 1,500 electric buses.  It has issued three separate tenders for 500 (500*3) electric buses for a period of ...
In India, Investment in Renewables Surpassed Fossil Fuels in 2017

In India, Investment in Renewables Surpassed Fossil Fuels During 2018

Global investment in the renewable energy sector has gone up by 55% since 2010, according to the World Investment Report 2019 released by the International Energy Agency (IEA). The report ...
PGCIL Proposes Blueprint for Solar and Wind Power Evacuation from Western Region

PGCIL Proposes Blueprint for Solar and Wind Power Evacuation from Western Region

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has come up with a detailed proposal for establishing a transmission system for the evacuation of power from potential solar and wind ...
Solar, Wind Can Achieve Renewable Targets Without Damming the World’s Rivers: WWF Study

Solar, Wind Can Achieve Renewable Targets Without Damming the World’s Rivers: WWF Study

A study conducted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and its partners demonstrates how with thousands of hydropower dams planned across the world, the ongoing renewable energy revolution can solve ...
/ / Other, Water
No Increase in RPO of Captive Projects if Additional Capacity Not Added_ Ministry of Power

Power Grid Corporation Helps Restore Power Supply in Cyclone-Ravaged Odisha

After the fury of cyclone Fani subsided, the power supply and infrastructure in Odisha were in total disarray. Reportedly the strongest cyclone to have hit any Indian state in the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy

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Uttarakhand Issues Draft Tariff Regulations and RPO Targets for Solar Projects

Tata Power DISCOM Issues Tender for 100 MW of Non-Solar Power to Meet its RPO

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) for the procurement of renewable power (non-solar) on a short-term power purchase agreement. The last date for ...
REC to Increase Loan Disbursements to Renewable Energy Segment in the Coming Years

Renewables to be ‘Must Run’ in the Draft Tariff Guidelines for Goa, Union Territories

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has issued draft regulations for determining tariffs from renewable sources including solar. The draft is up ...
Bosnia Tenders 65 MW of Solar Project

In Brief: Solar EPC Tender for 250 kW of Projects in Thrissur, SITRA’s 100 kW Rooftop Tender

There were two interesting small solar tenders one from a government agency and the other from an industry association that was issued this week. These tenders display a variety of ...
Egypt Set to Open its Renewable Energy Market to Private Producers

Egypt Set to Open its Renewable Energy Market to Private Producers

The government of Egypt is in the process of finalizing regulations about the production and sale of electricity from new private renewable power projects directly to consumers by September 2019 ...
Kavitsu and DEGERRenergie to Set Up Solar Trackers Manufacturing Facility in India

SECI’s 3 GW Solar Tender Linked with 1.5 GW Manufacturing Gets Fourth Bid Extension

The deadline for the manufacturing linked solar tender floated by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has once again been extended for bidder participation. This is the fourth time ...
Tata Power and CGPL Join Hands to Install Rooftop Solar in all Households of Tunda, Gujarat

Tata Power and MGL to Collaborate on Solar Rooftop and EV Charging Stations

To offer integrated customer services, explore the e-mobility segment and other value-added services of mutual interest, Mahanagar Gas Limited (MGL), one of India's leading gas distribution companies has signed a ...
Report Finds Municipalities Could Boost Rooftop Solar Adoption Using Bonds

JERC Publishes Draft Solar Net Metering Regulations for Goa and Union Territories

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has issued draft net metering regulations. The draft is up for comments and suggestions up to ...
Salem Smart City Invites Bids for Rooftop Solar Projects

Kerala Floats EPC Tender for 121 kW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Thiruvananthapuram

The Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEBL)  has invited interested domestic bidders for the appointment of an EPC contractor for the design, erection, testing, and commissioning of grid-connected rooftop solar ...
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Engie’s ₹2.79/kWh Emerges as the Lowest Tariff in SECI’s 480 MW Wind Auction

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has auctioned 480 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind power projects. This was part of the 1,200 MW tender that was floated ...
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Maharashtra Approves Upper Tariff Ceiling of ₹2.75/kWh for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

SECI’s Solar-Wind Hybrid Tender for 1.2 GW of Projects Left Undersubscribed by 300 MW

The tender issued by Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) to set up 1,200 MW of ISTS-connected solar-wind hybrid power projects (tranche-II) has been undersubscribed by 300 MW. According ...
SECI’s 250 MW Solar Auction in Maharashtra Sees Lowest Tariff Rise to ₹2.87/kWh

SECI’s 250 MW Solar Auction in Maharashtra Sees Lowest Tariff Rise to ₹2.87/kWh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has successfully auctioned 250 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects in Dondaicha Solar Park (Phase – I), located in Dhule district ...
Reliance Money Secures Loan from IREDA for Renewable Energy Projects

APICORP Signs $75 Million Term Facility with Saudi-Based Renewable Developer Alfanar

The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), a multilateral development financial institution, has signed a strategic five-year Murabaha financing facility worth $75 million with Alfanar Company, a developer and engineering procurement ...
Adani Green Commissions a 50 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

Adani Green Commissions a 50 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

Adani Green Energy (UP) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Green Energy Limited, has commissioned a 50 MW solar PV power project in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The off-taker ...
Transmission, Wheeling, Cross-Subsidy Charges for Captive and Renewable Projects in UP

A Snapshot of Three Small Solar Tenders Issued This Week

The week began with a spate of solar tenders issued by various agencies. Here are three important smaller ancillary tenders that were issued: The Karnataka Solar Power Development Corporation Limited( ...
India Auctioned 2 GW of Solar Projects in August 2018

Tata, GIPCL Quote a Tariff of ₹2.75/kWh in Gujarat’s Dholera Solar Park Auction for 250 MW

Of the 1 GW solar capacity that was tendered in January 2019, the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has now auctioned 250 MW of solar projects at Dholera Solar ...
SECI Amends RfS Guidelines for 2 GW ISTS-Connected Wind Tranche-IV Tender

Lowest Tariff of ₹2.80/kWh Wins Gujarat’s 1,000 MW Wind Auction

Lowest tariff of ₹2.80 (~$0.0399)/kWh has emerged as the winner in  Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL)’s auction for 1,000 MW of grid-connected wind power projects. According to a market ...
/ / Other, Wind
Payment Security Mechanism for Solar Projects under VGF Program Gets ₹5 Billion Fund

Payment Delays in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu Hit Solar and Wind Developers

Payment delays are becoming a problem again for solar and wind project developers in India especially in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana. Some instances in Madhya Pradesh and a ...
EBRD and ADB Finance $50 Million for a Solar Project in Kazakhstan

Panasonic Sells 90% Stake in its Malaysia Manufacturing Unit to GS Solar

Panasonic Corporation, a company developing diverse electronic technologies and solutions, has announced that it has reached a collaboration and acquisition agreement with GS-Solar (China) Company Limited, a thin film solar ...
MNRE Clarifies Import Conditions for Lead-Acid Batteries Used in Solar Projects

MNRE Clarifies Import Conditions for Lead-Acid Batteries Used in Solar Projects

In its latest notification, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines for the import of secondary cells and batteries of lead-acid and nickel-based chemistries that are ...
The United Kingdom Joins International Solar Alliance

The United Kingdom Joins International Solar Alliance

The United Kingdom is the latest entrant to the International Solar Alliance (ISA), joining hands with India and 73 other member nations toward a common goal of sustainability. The United ...