Power Ministry Imposes Cyber Security Measures on Imported Power Supply Components

Power Ministry Imposes Cyber Security Measures on Imported Power Supply Components

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued a notice mandating all power supply system equipment, components, and parts imported into the country must pass through a check for harmful embedded ...
SECI’s 5 GW Renewable Power Tender Bundled with Thermal Extended Again

SECI’s 5 GW Renewable Power Tender Bundled with Thermal Extended Again

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has once again extended the bid submission deadline for its tender to procure 5 GW of renewable power on a round-the-clock (RTC) ...
Petition Questions SECI's Annuity Method for Dispensing Solar GST Claims

Petition Questions SECI’s Annuity Method for Dispensing Solar GST Claims

A recent petition filed by ACME Jodhpur Solar Power Private Limited before the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) sought clarification regarding the Goods and Services Tax (GST) compensation for the ...
Highlights from DGTR Hearing on Continued Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

Highlights from DGTR Hearing on Continued Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

The Director-General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) conducted an oral hearing where domestic and international industry representatives put forth their representations about the continued imposition of safeguard duty (SGD) on the ...
Industry Says Lockdown + 30-Days Extension for Stranded Solar Projects Not Enough

Industry Says Lockdown + 30-Days Extension for Stranded Solar Projects Not Enough

In April, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) came up with a blanket commissioning time extension for all renewable energy projects under construction in the country because of ...
NTPC and Indian Oil to Set Up a Waste-to-Energy Project in Delhi

NTPC and Indian Oil to Set Up a Waste-to-Energy Project in Delhi

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indian Oil and NTPC Limited to develop a demonstration waste-to-energy project at the Okhla landfill site ...
Tata Power to Set Up Infrastructure Investment Fund to Bolster Its Renewable Business

Tata Power to Set Up Infrastructure Investment Fund to Bolster Its Renewable Business

Tata Power announced that its board of directors had given its in-principle approval for setting up an infrastructure investment fund (InvIT) for the company’s renewable business. The Mumbai-based power electric ...
Researchers Claim Carbon Cloth Collector Improves Sulfur Utilization of Batteries

Researchers Claim Carbon Cloth Collector Improves Sulfur Utilization of Batteries

Researchers at Monash University, Deakin University, and the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB)-Monash Research Academy, have claimed that that using a carbon cloth collector can improve the sulfur utilization ...
Stanford Researchers Develop New Electrolyte for Lithium Metal Batteries Used in EVs

Stanford Researchers Develop New Electrolyte for Lithium Metal Batteries Used in EVs

Researchers at Stanford University have claimed they developed a new electrolyte design that boosts the performance of lithium metal batteries that could increase the driving range of electric vehicles (EVs) ...
India-China Border Tension Begins Affecting Domestic Solar Projects Adversely

India-China Border Tension Begins Affecting Domestic Solar Projects Adversely

The latest border dispute between India and China is starting to affect the Indian solar industry directly. The disruption in releasing the consignments at the ports has started to hurt ...
Tender Issued for 15 MW of Floating Solar in Himachal with a Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.41_kWh

Tender Issued for 15 MW of Floating Solar in Himachal with a Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.41/kWh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a request for selection (RfS) to set up 15 MW of grid-connected floating solar projects in the Bilaspur district of Himachal ...
Odisha Invites Bids for 1.47 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems and 2,045 Solar Streetlights

Odisha Invites Bids for 1.47 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems and 2,045 Solar Streetlights

The Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) has invited bids for the installation of 1.47 MW of rooftop solar projects and 2,045 solar street lighting systems at 115 panchayat samiti ...
Karnataka Mini-Hydro Projects Can Carry Forward Banked Energy for 2 Months

Karnataka Mini-Hydro Projects Can Carry Forward Banked Energy for 2 Months

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has approved a request to carry forward the banked energy from mini-hydropower generators as of May 31, 2020, to July 31, 2020. Any banked ...
/ / Other, Water
Kerala Empanels Eight Companies for Setting Up EV Charging Stations

Kerala Empanels Eight Companies for Setting Up EV Charging Stations

The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has disclosed the list of empaneled bidders that intend to set up electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for commercial operations at specified locations in ...
Suzlon Completes Restructuring of Debt with Capital Infusion of ₹3.92 Billion

Suzlon Completes Restructuring of Debt with Capital Infusion of ₹3.92 Billion

Pune-based renewable energy solutions provider Suzlon Energy Limited announced that it has completed restructuring its debt with the unanimous approval from its secured lenders. The company has been in a ...
/ / Wind
Energy Injection Without Valid EPA Will Not Be Compensated, Reiterates MERC

Energy Injection Without Valid EPA Will Not Be Compensated, Reiterates MERC

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued an order declaring that the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) is not obliged to sign an energy purchase agreement (EPA) ...
/ / Wind
Railways Issues Tender Mandating Made in India Cells & Modules for 1 GW of Solar Projects

Railways Issues Tender Mandating Made in India Cells & Modules for 1 GW of Solar Projects

The Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL), a joint venture company of the Ministry of Railways and RITES Limited, has announced a tender for setting up 1 GW of solar ...
NTPC to Provide Consultancy Services for a 500 MW Solar Park in Africa’s Mali

NTPC to Provide Consultancy Services for a 500 MW Solar Park in Africa’s Mali

The Republic of Mali has awarded a project management consultancy (PMC) contract to NTPC Limited for the development of a 500 MW solar park in the country. The letter of ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
ALMM Will Apply to Solar Auctions 30 Days After the Order is Implemented

ALMM Will Apply to Solar Auctions 30 Days After the Order is Implemented

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notice stating that it is setting up a committee to review the issues with the ‘Approved Lists of Models ...
Sterlite Power To Strengthen Interstate Transmission System To Evacuate Renewables

Sterlite Power To Strengthen Interstate Transmission System To Evacuate Renewables

Sterlite Power, a Mumbai-based power transmission company, announced that it had acquired Vapi-II North Lakhimpur Transmission Limited (VNLTL), a special purpose vehicle (SPV) of PFC Consulting Limited, to execute a ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Goa to Empanel Installers for 5 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Goa to Empanel Installers for 5 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to empanel Installers to design and install 5 MW of grid-connected solar rooftop power projects under CAPEX (capital ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Gujarat MSMEs With Third-Party Solar Power Sale May Attract Normal Open Access Charges

Gujarat MSMEs With Third-Party Solar Power Sale May Attract Normal Open Access Charges

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has issued a draft order to implement changes to the tariff framework to procure power from distributed solar power projects in the state. The ...
ArcelorMittal Looks for IPPs to Set up Solar Projects at 6 Locations Across South Africa

ArcelorMittal Looks for IPPs to Set up Solar Projects at 6 Locations Across South Africa

ArcelorMittal South Africa, a steel producer, has issued a request for information to recruit independent power producers (IPP) to set up solar power projects at six locations in South Africa ...
MNRE Clarifies Lockdown Period to be Considered for Renewable Project Extensions

MNRE Clarifies Lockdown Period to be Considered for Renewable Project Extensions

In an important clarification, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that the period of nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 will be considered from March 25, 2020, ...
REC Limited Disbursed ₹5.24 billion in Loans to Renewable Energy Sector in FY2020

REC Limited Disbursed ₹5.24 Billion in Loans to Renewable Energy Sector in FY2020

REC Limited has reported a 15.2% fall in its net profit during the financial year (FY) ending March 31, 2020, attributing it to market volatility as a result of the ...