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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Over 80% of Recent Solar Auctions in India Won by Larger Solar Developers

Over 80% of Recent Solar Auctions in India Won by Larger Solar Developers

The solar sector in India is rapidly expanding with increasing participation from a mix of domestic and foreign developers. However, a detailed analysis of the winners of major solar auctions ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Lack of Clarity in Safeguard Duty Pass-Through Option is Stifling Solar Project Development

Lack of Clarity on Safeguard Duty Pass-Through Option is Stifling Solar Project Development

The current widespread sentiment in the country’s solar industry is that of discontent and uncertainty, with sprinkles of hope. While the government’s ambitious solar trajectory is inching closer to its ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Madras High Court Dismisses Petition Filed Against Levy of Safeguard Duty

Madras High Court Dismisses Petition Filed Against Levy of Safeguard Duty

The Madras High Court has dismissed the writ petition filed by domestic project developer Shapoorji & Pallonji against the levy of 70 percent safeguard duty for 200 days as prescribed ...
/ / Markets & Policy, 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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
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, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tamil Nadu Sets ₹2.86/kWh as the New Levelized Generic Tariff for Wind Projects

Tamil Nadu Sets ₹2.86/kWh as the New Levelized Generic Tariff for Wind Projects

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued a new levelized generic tariff for the procurement of wind-based power in the state for the financial year (FY) 2018-19. The ...
Solar Solutions Provider d.light Raises $50 Million in Debt Financing

Solar Solutions Provider d.light Raises $50 Million in Debt Financing

Off-grid solar solutions provider d.light has successfully raised $50 million in funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB), responsAbility Investments, Social Investment Managers & Advisors (SIMA), SunFunder, and another mission ...
Mahindra Susten Emerges as Lowest Bidder in NLC India’s 20 MW Solar with BESS Auction

Mahindra Susten Emerges as Lowest Bidder in NLC India’s 20 MW Solar with BESS Auction

Mahindra Susten has emerged as the lowest (L1) bidder in the auction held by Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) India for the development of 20 MW of solar project with battery ...
Ministry of Power Says No License Required for Operating EV Charging Stations

Ministry of Power Says No License Required for Operating EV Charging Stations

The Ministry of Power has issued a clarification stating that no license is required to operate electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in India. This is a positive news for the ...
Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Commissions a 6 MW Solar Project in Karnataka

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Commissions 6 MW of Solar Projects

Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL), a subsidiary of India’s state Oil and Natural Gas Corp. (ONGC), has commissioned solar photovoltaic (PV) projects aggregating 6.063 MW within the MRPL refinery ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NREDCAP Issues Empanelment Tender for 35 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

NREDCAP Issues Empanelment Tender for 35 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has issued an empanelment tender for rooftop solar installers in the state. The tender covers rooftop solar projects with ...
Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Tenders 250 MW of Wind Projects

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Tenders 250 MW of Wind Projects

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has tendered 250 MW of wind power projects to be developed in the state. The bid-submission deadline is May 10, 2018. MSEDCL ...
/ / Other, Wind