Mercom Coronavirus Live Updates_ Effect on Clean Energy in India

Mercom Coronavirus Live Updates: Effect on Clean Energy in India

The impact of Coronavirus has finally reached the Indian clean energy sector. Mercom had forecasted solar installations in India to grow by 17% year-over-year due to a strong pipeline of ...
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RBI Cuts Repo Rate to 4.4% to Boost Economic Activity Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

RBI Cuts Repo Rate to 4.4% to Boost Economic Activity Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

As the country grapples with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) today announced that the repo rate has been reduced by 75 basis points (bps) to ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
COVID-19 Lockdown_ MNRE Extends Deadline for All Renewable Projects Under Construction

COVID-19 Lockdown: MNRE Extends Deadline for All Renewable Projects Under Construction

All renewable energy projects currently under implementation will be given an extension of time in light of the ongoing lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Anand Kumar, Secretary of the ...
Indian Solar Industry Confronts Coronavirus Crisis

Indian Solar Industry Confronts Coronavirus Crisis

The Coronavirus pandemic is proving to be the solar industry’s biggest challenge this year, and the repercussions are being felt across industries all over the globe. Global supplies have been ...
Staff at Renewable Generating Stations Allowed to Work During COVID-19 Lockdown

Staff at Renewable Generating Stations Allowed to Work During COVID-19 Lockdown

According to the order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, all offices of the government of India, its autonomous and subordinate offices, and pubic corporations will remain closed except ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
AfDB and Nigeria Launch National Electrification Project to Boost Energy Access

AfDB and Nigeria Launch National Electrification Project to Boost Energy Access

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Government of Nigeria announced the launch of their National Electrification Project (NEP), which aims to help improve access to energy by promoting private ...
/ / Grid, Other
CERC Extends Validity of Existing Renewable Energy Tariffs Until June 30, 2020

CERC Extends Validity of Existing Renewable Energy Tariffs Until June 30, 2020

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has extended the applicability of the Renewable Energy Tariff Regulations, 2017, for three months (from April 01, 2020, to June 30, 2020). The Commission ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Karnataka Issues Tender for an 11.5 MW Waste to Energy Project in Bidadi

Karnataka Issues Tender for an 11.5 MW Waste to Energy Project in Bidadi

The Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) has floated a tender for an 11.5 MW waste to energy project at Bidadi in the Ramanagar district of the state. The scope of ...
India Will Not Levy Late Fee on Bills of Entry of Imported Cargo Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

India Will Not Levy Late Fee on Bills of Entry of Imported Cargo Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the office of the Principal Commissioner of Customs (ACC-Import), has issued a pubic notice to clear imported cargo. According to the notice, late fee ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Raipur Smart City Seeks Agencies to Set up EV Charging Stations in the City

Raipur Smart City Seeks Agencies to Set up EV Charging Stations in the City

Raipur Smart City Limited (RSCL) has floated a tender to select an agency for setting up electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at multiple locations in the city on an annual ...
Pay GST, Safeguard Duty Compensation to Solar Developers in 60 Days_ MNRE to SECI and NTPC

Pay GST, Safeguard Duty Compensation to Solar Developers in 60 Days: MNRE to SECI and NTPC

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a circular stating that Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Safeguard Duty (SGD) compensation to solar project developers should be ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tender Announced for a 735 kW Solar Project at Cochin University of Science & Technology

Tender Announced for a 735 kW Solar Project at Cochin University of Science & Technology

The Roads and Bridges Development Corporation of Kerala (RBDCK) has floated a tender for setting up a 735 kW DC grid-connected solar system at the Cochin University of Science and ...
EESL Tenders Power Conversion Systems and Fast Combo EV Chargers

EESL Tenders Power Conversion Systems and Fast Combo EV Chargers

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has invited bids for power conversion systems and fast combo electric vehicle (EV) chargers. The scope of work includes the planning, supply, installation, and ...
Supreme Court_ No Hearing of Petitions and No New Petitions Can be Filed Due to Covid-19

Supreme Court: No Hearing of Petitions and No New Petitions Can be Filed Due to Covid-19

The Supreme Court of India has indefinitely extended the period of limitation on filing petitions, applications, suits, appeals, and other proceedings at courts and tribunals across the country in light ...
SECI Announces Tender for 32 MW of Solar Projects at Singareni Collieries in Telangana

SECI Announces Tender for 32 MW of Solar Projects at Singareni Collieries in Telangana

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for 32 MW (AC) overburden dump-based solar projects at different sites of Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) in Telangana. The ...
NTPC Releases Balance of System Tender for 735 MW Nokh Solar Project in Rajasthan

NTPC Releases Balance of System Tender for 735 MW Nokh Solar Project in Rajasthan

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids for the balance of system (BoS) package for the 735 (3x245) MW Nokh solar project in the state of Rajasthan. Interested ...
KIOCL Issues Tender for Non-Captive Solar Power for its Manufacturing Unit in Mangalore

KIOCL Issues Tender for Non-Captive Solar Power for its Manufacturing Unit in Mangalore

The Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited (KIOCL), a flagship company under the Ministry of Steel, Government of India (GoI), has floated a tender to supply solar power through wheeling for ...
KPI Global Signs PPA with Songwon Specialty Chemicals for 1 MW of Solar Power

KPI Global Signs PPA with Songwon Specialty Chemicals for 1 MW of Solar Power

KPI Global Infrastructure Limited announced that it had signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Songwon Specialty Chemicals India Private Limited for the sale of 1 MW of solar power ...
Finance Ministry Announces Economic Relief Measures Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Finance Ministry Announces Economic Relief Measures Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

In the wake of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, which has affected the global economy, India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today announced relief measures for taxpayers and businesses as the ...
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Adani Green Enters into Joint Venture Agreement with Total Solar Singapore

Adani Green Enters into Joint Venture Agreement with Total Solar Singapore

Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL), a Gujarat-based solar power developer, announced that it has entered into a joint venture with TOTAL Solar Singapore PTE Limited for about 2.1 GW of ...
The United Kingdom to Co-Chair India-Led Climate Change Initiative

The United Kingdom to Co-Chair India-Led Climate Change Initiative

The government of the United Kingdom (U.K.) has said that the country will co-chair the governing council on the India-led global ‘Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI).’ Established by Prime ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Saudi Arabia Announces List of Pre-Qualified Bidders for its 1.2 GW Solar Tender

Saudi Arabia Announces List of Pre-Qualified Bidders for its 1.2 GW Solar Tender

The Saudi Arabia Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) has announced the list of companies that are pre-qualified to bid in round three for a combined solar capacity of 1.2 ...
CEL Floats Tender for a 535 kW Solar System at an Institute in Chhattisgarh

CEL Floats Tender for a 535 kW Solar System at an Institute in Chhattisgarh

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has issued a tender for a 535 kW grid-connected solar project at the National Institute of Biotic Stresses Management (NIBSM) Campus at Baronda in the ...
Committee on Energy Skeptical About India's Chances of Meeting its 2022 Solar Target

Committee on Energy Skeptical About India’s Chances of Meeting its 2022 Solar Target

The Standing Committee on Energy has presented the third report on the demands for grants of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) for the year financial year (FY) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Chhattisgarh Sets Levelized Tariffs for Solar and Other Renewable Projects

Chhattisgarh Sets Levelized Tariffs for Solar and Other Renewable Projects

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Commission (CSERC) has issued the final generic levelized tariff regulations for small hydro, non‐fossil fuel‐based co‐generation, biomass, and solar projects in the state for the fiscal ...