Over 12 GW of Wind Capacity Awarded as of October 2019_ MNRE

Over 12 GW of Wind Capacity Awarded as of October 2019: MNRE

According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), wind power projects with the capacity of over 12 GW have been awarded across the country against 15.1 GW of ...
/ / Wind
Tata Power Distribution to Procure 150 MW of Solar Power at a Tariff of ₹2.83_kWh

Tata Power Distribution to Procure 150 MW of Solar Power at a Tariff of ₹2.83/kWh

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has given its approval to Tata Power Company Limited-Distribution (TPC-D) to procure 150 MW of power on a long-term basis from solar projects at ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Additional details of the tenders will be made available later in the month

SECI Announces Two Tenders: 1.2 GW of Solar and 1.2 GW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

The Solar Electricity Corporation of India (SECI) has announced two tenders for 1,200 MW of solar and 1,200 MW of wind-solar hybrid projects connected to the interstate transmission system (ISTS) ...
NTPC Announces 500 MW Solar EPC Tender in Maharashtra

NTPC Announces 500 MW Solar EPC Tender in Maharashtra

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids for 500 MW of grid-connected solar projects under an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) package in the state of Maharashtra. The ...
NTPC Floats Tender for 923 MW of Solar Projects Under DCR Category

UPDATED: NTPC Floats Tender for 923 MW of Solar Projects Under DCR Category

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids to develop 923 MW of solar projects. The projects can range anywhere between 50 MW and 300 MW. The tender has been floated ...
Vietnam to Go Back to Solar Auctions, Decides to Ditch Feed-in-Tariffs

Vietnam to Go Back to Solar Auctions, Decides to Ditch Feed-in-Tariffs

After months of confusion and uncertainty over the future of renewable projects in Vietnam, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has announced that the country will go back to conducting solar auctions, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
An Estimated $24.7 Trillion Investment Potential in Green Buildings by 2030, Says IFC Report An Estimated $24.7 Trillion Investment Potential in Green Buildings by 2030, Says IFC Report

An Estimated $24.7 Trillion Investment Potential in Green Buildings by 2030, Says IFC Report

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has come out with its latest report that sheds light on the enormous potential of green buildings in ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Kalyan-Dombivli Smart City Issues Tender for 1.3 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

Kalyan-Dombivli Smart City Issues Tender for 1.3 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems

The Smart Kalyan Dombivli Development Corporation Limited (SKDCL) has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) for 1.3 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems. The solar systems will be installed on ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Central Coalfields Tenders 20 MW of Solar Projects in Jharkhand

Central Coalfields Tenders 20 MW of Solar Projects in Jharkhand

The Central Coalfields Limited (CCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL), has announced a tender to develop 20 MW of solar projects at Piparwar, located in Jharkhand. The deadline ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Government Undertakes Measures to Check Cyber Attacks on National Power Grid

Government Undertakes Measures to Check Cyber Attacks on National Power Grid

The Union Minister of Power R.K. Singh recently informed Parliament that the government had taken multiple steps to curb cyber threats on the national power grid. During the Question Hour ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
NTPC Floats Tender for Purchase of Power from 100 MW of Solar Projects

NTPC Floats Tender for Purchase of Power from 100 MW of Solar Projects

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids from eligible bidders for the purchase of power from existing solar power projects of a cumulative capacity up to 100 MW ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Public Health Department in Rajasthan Announces Tender to Install 520 Solar Pumps

Public Health Department in Rajasthan Announces Tender to Install 520 Solar Pumps

The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) of Rajasthan has floated tenders for setting up solar-based water pumping systems in the state. The PHED has issued three different tenders for the ...
Ather Energy to Set Up Lithium-ion EV Battery Manufacturing Facility in Tamil Nadu

Ather Energy to Set Up EV, Lithium-ion Battery Manufacturing Facility in Tamil Nadu

Ather Energy has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Tamil Nadu to set up a two-wheeled electric vehicle and lithium-ion battery manufacturing ...
Noida Floats Tenders for 5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Noida Floats Tenders for 5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (Noida) has issued a tender for 5 MW of rooftop solar projects ranging between 500 kW and 5 MW on buildings across the city ...
LONGi to Supply 1.2 GW of Solar Modules to Adani Green by 2020

LONGi to Supply 1.2 GW of Solar Modules to Adani Green by 2020

Chinese module supplier LONGi has entered into a strategic partnership with Adani Green Energy, the renewable arm of Adani Group, to supply 1.2 GW of its new generation Hi MO4 ...
/ / Modules, Solar
734 MW of Solar Projects Tendered in November; But No Auctions

734 MW of Solar Projects Tendered in November; But No Auctions

Solar tender activity slowed down while there were no auctions in November 2019. While the month did not see any auctions, only 734 MW of solar tenders were floated, according ...
Uttar Pradesh Approves Blockchain Technology for Trading Power from Rooftop Solar

Uttar Pradesh Approves Blockchain Technology for Trading Power from Rooftop Solar

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has approved a pilot project for peer-to-peer (P2P) transactions of power from rooftop solar systems using blockchain-based technology. Under this pilot project, government ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Increasing Number of Insurance Companies Moving Away from Coal-Based Projects_ Report

Increasing Number of Insurance Companies Moving Away from Coal-Based Projects: Report

Coal, one of the most significant contributors to climate change, is on its way to becoming uninsurable. The Unfriend Coal campaign, which is now in its third year, shows how ...
/ / Other Energy
EESL Joins Hands with SDMC to Install 75 EV Charging Stations Across Delhi

EESL Joins Hands with SDMC to Install 75 EV Charging Stations Across Delhi

Facilitating the adoption of e-mobility in the national capital, the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Uttar Pradesh Releases Draft Guidelines for Solar and Wind Deviation

Uttar Pradesh Releases Draft Guidelines for Solar and Wind Deviation

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has issued draft regulations for forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind projects in the state. In April 2018, the state ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Modifies and Extends its 1.2 GW Tender for Solar-Wind Storage Projects

SECI Modifies and Extends its 1.2 GW Tender for Solar-Wind Storage Projects

The Solar Electricity Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline for its tender for 1.2 GW of the interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected renewable energy projects with a ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Government has Released Nearly ₹85 Billion on Solar Programs Since 2016_ RK Singh

Government has Released Nearly ₹85 Billion on Solar Programs Since 2016: RK Singh

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister R.K Singh explained the state of solar generation in the country, highlighting the key facts, progress made towards targets, funding provided, and ...
Month in a Minute_ Important News Snippets from India’s Renewable Sector in November 2019

Month in a Minute: Important News Snippets from India’s Renewable Sector in November 2019

For the domestic renewable industry, November was a busy month on the investment front. There were several important funding announcements in the Indian renewable sector, along with technological developments and ...
Trina and Adani Were the Leading Solar Module Suppliers in India During 1H 2019

Trina and Adani Were the Leading Solar Module Suppliers in India During 1H 2019

According to Mercom’s recently released India Solar Market Leaderboard 1H 2019, in the first half of this year (1H 2019), Trina Solar, Adani, and Risen Energy emerged as the top ...
ADB Approves $250 Million to EESL to Assist its Energy Efficiency Program in India

ADB Approves $250 Million to EESL to Assist its Energy Efficiency Program in India

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sanctioned a loan of $250 million as a part of the assistance package to the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). The loan will help ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other