India’s Power Supply Deficit Remains Unchanged at 0.5%

India’s Power Supply Deficit Remains Unchanged at 0.5%

India’s power supply deficit stood at 0.5% for the nine months between April 2019 and December 2019, while India’s peak power deficit stood at 0.7%, according to the data published ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Proposes Grid Charges on Net Metering Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW

Maharashtra Proposes Grid Charges on Net Metering Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW

In a significant development that could have huge implications on the state’s rooftop solar segment, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has proposed considerable grid support charges (GSC) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
GERC Allows Changes to Force Majeure Clause for GUVNL’s 500 MW Solar Tender

GERC Allows Changes to Force Majeure Clause for GUVNL’s 500 MW Solar Tender

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has approved the changes to the Ministry of Power’s guidelines relating to force majeure (unforeseen) events, as sought by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Adani, Azure Win SECI’s Manufacturing-Linked Solar Tender, Greenshoe Option Next

Adani, Azure Win SECI’s Manufacturing-Linked Solar Auction, Greenshoe Option Next

Adani Green Energy and Azure Power have won the first of its kind manufacturing-linked solar tender floated by the Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) for 7 GW of solar ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Uttar Pradesh’s 500 MW Solar Tender Left Undersubscribed by 268 MW

Uttar Pradesh’s 500 MW Solar Tender Undersubscribed by 268 MW

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency’s (UPNEDA) 500 MW solar tender has been undersubscribed by 268 MW, according to Mercom’s sources. The tariff ceiling set for this ...
Solar Projects are Helping Generate Income, Create Jobs and New Skills in Rural Areas

Solar Projects are Helping Generate Income, Create Jobs and New Skills in Rural Areas

The development of large solar power projects in rural areas usually gets a bad rap as it is associated with issues like land grabbing, deforestation, and disruption of the rural ...
CERC Rules in Favor of PGCIL as a Wind Developer Fails to Achieve Timely Financial Closure

CERC Rules in Favor of PGCIL as a Wind Developer Fails to Achieve Timely Financial Closure

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) rejected a plea by Vaayu Renewable Energy Private Limited, a renewable energy developer, who filed a petition seeking for the commission to direct the ...
/ / Wind
Gujarat Announces Subsidy on Battery-Operated Vehicles for Students

Gujarat Announces Subsidy on Battery-Operated Vehicles for Students

To promote eco-friendly vehicles, the government of Gujarat has implemented a program for the distribution of battery-operated vehicles (BOVs), especially two-wheelers to the students of grade nine and above. Those ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Ashok Leyland Partners With ABB Power Grids to Develop Fast Charging Electric Buses

Ashok Leyland Partners With ABB Power Grids to Develop Fast Charging for Electric Buses

Ashok Leyland, the flagship of the Hinduja Group, and ABB Power Grids have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand the e-mobility ecosystem in the country by providing environment-friendly ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Chhattisgarh Sets Levelized Tariffs for Renewable Projects

Chhattisgarh to Set Generic Levelized Tariffs for Renewable Projects

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued draft order announcing generic levelized tariffs for the fiscal year (FY) 2019-20 and 2020-21 for renewable energy sources. The generic tariff ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala Emerge as Top States for Energy Efficiency

Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala Emerge as Top States for Energy Efficiency

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has announced the release of its ‘State Energy Efficiency Index 2019’ report, which keeps tabs on the progress made by the Indian states and union ...
France’s Technique Solaire Commissions 20 MW of Solar Project in Maharashtra

France’s Technique Solaire Commissions 20 MW of Solar Project in Maharashtra

French company Technique Solaire has commissioned a total capacity of 20 MW (AC) of solar projects in Maharashtra. This is the second project of the company in India. This ground-mounted ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Salem Smart City Announces Tender for 3 MW of Solar Projects

Salem Smart City Announces Tender for 3 MW of Solar Projects

Salem City Municipal Corporation has issued a tender for 3 MW (DC) of solar projects in the Erumapalayam area. The project falls under Salem Smart City Mission. The last date ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
India and United Kingdom to Work Towards Making Indian Railways Energy-Efficient

India and United Kingdom to Work Towards Making Indian Railways Energy-Efficient

India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Department for International Development (DFID-Government of United Kingdom) for facilitating the energy self-sufficiency of the Indian Railways. As per ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
CERC Provides Relief to a 50 MW Solar Thermal Project Delayed Due to Drought

CERC Provides Relief to a 50 MW Solar Thermal Project Delayed Due to Drought

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has extended the scheduled commercial operation date (SCoD) of a 50 MW solar thermal project in Andhra Pradesh. Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Asks NTPC to Refund Solar Developer’s ₹10 Million Deducted as Liquidated Damages

CERC Asks NTPC to Refund Solar Developer’s ₹10 Million Deducted as Liquidated Damages

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has directed the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to refund the performance bank guarantee (PBG) of ₹10 million (~$140,800) along with interest to Prayatna ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Announces List of Successful Bidders for its 97.5 MW Rooftop Solar Tender

SECI Announces List of Successful Bidders for its 97.5 MW Rooftop Solar Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced the list of successful bidders selected for its 97.5 MW rooftop solar tender. SECI had reissued the tender for 97.5 MW of grid-connected ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Maharashtra Adopts Tariff of ₹3.05_kWh for 184 MW of Solar Projects

Maharashtra Adopts Tariff of ₹3.05/kWh for 184 MW of Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has allowed Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MSPGCL) and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to procure power from 184 MW of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Announces RfS for 1.2 GW Wind-Solar Hybrid Tender

SECI Announces RfS for 1.2 GW Wind-Solar Hybrid Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued the request for selection (RfS) for setting up 1,200 MW of interstate transmission-connected wind-solar hybrid power projects in the country under ...
Solar MSMEs Seek Government Intervention to Waive Fees in NTPC’s 923 MW Tender

Solar MSMEs Seek Government Intervention to Waive Fees in NTPC’s 923 MW Tender

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has sought the intervention of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), asking it to issue a direction to the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar’s Share in India’s Total Installed Power Capacity Reaches 9.6% at the End of 2019

Solar’s Share in India’s Total Installed Power Capacity Reaches 9.6% at the End of 2019

Renewable energy (including large hydro) accounted for almost 36% of India’s total power capacity mix at the end of the calendar year (CY) 2019, according to data from the Central ...
Uttar Pradesh Invites Bids to Build 25 Charging Stations for Electric Buses

Uttar Pradesh Invites Bids to Build 25 Charging Stations for Electric Buses

The Construction and Design Services of Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam has floated a tender for the construction of 25 charging stations with sheds for electric buses at Mahesara in Gorakhpur ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Solar REC Trading Volume Improved in December 2019

Solar REC Trading Volume Improved in December 2019

In December 2019’s renewable energy certificate (REC) trading session, there was a significant increase in the number of solar RECs that were traded when compared with the previous month of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tender to Empanel Business Associates Under KUSUM Program for Solar Pumps

Tender to Empanel Business Associates Under KUSUM Program for Solar Pumps

The Indian Telephone Industries Limited (ITI), a public sector undertaking, has invited an expression of interest (EoI) to empanel business associates for the off-grid solar water pumping program that is ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Announces 4 MW of Floating Solar With Battery Energy Storage for North Andaman

SECI Announces 4 MW of Floating Solar With Battery Energy Storage for North Andaman

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for setting up 4 MW of grid-connected floating solar projects. These solar projects will come ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
NTPC Floats O&M Tender for a 50 MW Solar Project in Madhya Pradesh

NTPC Floats O&M Tender for a 50 MW Solar Project in Madhya Pradesh

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has floated a tender for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of its 50 MW grid-connected Rajgarh solar project in the state of Madhya Pradesh ...