Central Electronics Calls for Empanelment Solar Pump Manufacturers Under KUSUM Program

Central Electronics Calls for Empanelment of Solar Pump Manufacturers Under KUSUM Program

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public-sector enterprise of the central government, has invited an Expression of Interest (EoI) for empanelment of manufactures of solar water pumps in tenders under ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Was Setting Upper Tariff Cap a Deterrent for NTPC’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender_

Was Setting Upper Tariff Cap a Deterrent for NTPC’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender?

Tariff caps are often not acceptable to developers planning on executing solar projects in India. The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC), has had to extend again the bid-submission deadline for 1.2 ...
Power Grid to Build Transmission Network in Gujarat & Rajasthan to Evacuate Renewables

Power Grid to Build Transmission Network in Gujarat & Rajasthan to Evacuate Renewables

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has won two contracts to set up transmission infrastructure to evacuate power generated from renewable projects. PGCIL emerged as the successful bidder ...
/ / Grid, T&D
After June’s Dip, Spot Power Price Rises Slightly to ₹3.38_kWh in July 2019

After June’s Dip, Spot Power Price Rises Slightly to ₹3.38/kWh in July 2019

In July 2019, the spot power prices witnessed a surge, rising to ₹3.38 (~$0.048)/kWh. This was a 15% increase month-over-month (MoM) when compared to June 2019, in which spot power ...
Himachal Pradesh Floats Tender to Install Solar Projects at 312 Schools Across the State

Himachal Pradesh Floats Tender to Install Solar Projects at 312 Schools Across the State

The Himachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (HIMURJA) has invited bids for the installation of solar projects at 312 middle schools located in 11 districts of Himachal Pradesh. The project installations ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
NTPC Once Again Extends Bidding Deadline for 1 GW Solar Under CPSU Program

NTPC Once Again Extends Bidding Deadline for 1 GW Solar Under CPSU Program

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC), has again extended the bid submission deadline for 1,000 MW of solar projects under the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Program Phase II, ...
News Highlights from India’s Renewable Energy in July 2019

News Highlights from India’s Renewable Energy Sector in July 2019

The month of July was filled with significant happenings in all segments of the renewable industry. While the biggest event of the month was the introduction of the Budget 2019, ...
CEA to Maintain Database of Outstanding Dues by DISCOMs to Solar, Wind Developers

CEA to Maintain Database of Outstanding Dues by DISCOMs to Solar, Wind Developers

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) is planning to maintain the database of all outstanding dues by distribution companies (DISCOMS) to renewable energy generators. Several developers have been in a tough ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
Uphold Must-Run Status of Solar & Wind Projects: High Court to Andhra Pradesh

Stop Curtailing Solar and Wind Power: High Court to Andhra Pradesh

The Amaravati High Court has issued an order asking the state load despatch center (SLDC) and the state’s transmission company (APTRANSCO) to stop the curtailment of power from solar and ...
Tata Motors and Tata Power Come Together to Install 300 EV Charging Stations

Tata Motors and Tata Power Come Together to Install 300 EV Charging Stations

Tata Motors Limited (TML), a global automobile manufacturer, and Tata Power have joined forces to set up around 300 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations by the end of FY 2020 ...
Karnataka Sets New Generic Tariff for Solar Projects

Karnataka Sets New Generic Tariff for Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order setting the generic tariff for solar projects in the state for the period starting April 1, 2019, and ending March ...
NTPC Retenders 20 MW of Floating Solar Projects for its Gas Plant in Uttar Pradesh

NTPC Retenders 20 MW of Floating Solar Projects for its Gas Plant in Uttar Pradesh

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has retendered and invited fresh bids for a 20 MW floating solar project. The project is to be established at the reservoir of NTPC ...
Adani To Build Transmission Lines in Gujarat and Rajasthan To Facilitate Renewables

Adani To Build Transmission Lines in Gujarat and Rajasthan To Facilitate Renewables

Adani Transmission Ltd has received two Letters of Intent (LoI) to augment the country’s transmission network in the face of surging renewable additions. The first LoI has been issued by ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Uttar Pradesh Gives One-Time Exemption to Rooftop Solar Consumers to Avail Net Metering

Uttar Pradesh Gives One-Time Exemption to Rooftop Solar Consumers to Avail Net Metering

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has granted one-time relaxation in its rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) regulations at the behest of Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
CERC Proposes New Regulations for Granting Electricity Trading License

CERC Proposes New Regulations for Granting Electricity Trading License

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a notification to address the procedure, terms, and conditions for the grant of licenses for electricity trading. The draft notification sets the ...
Gujarat Transmission Corporation Invites EPC Contractors for 250 MW Solar Project

Gujarat Transmission Corporation Invites EPC Contractors for 250 MW Solar Project

The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has floated a tender for 250 MW of solar power projects ranging between 20 MW to 60 MW at substations of Gujarat Energy ...
Global Solar EPC Company Sterling & Wilson Floats IPO Targeting to Raise ₹31.25 Billion

Global Solar EPC Company Sterling & Wilson Floats IPO Targeting to Raise ₹31.25 Billion

Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited (SWSL), the solar engineering and construction arm of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, has floated its initial public offering (IPO) targeting to raise ₹31.25 billion (~$442 ...
Delhi’s 21.5 MW IPGCL Rooftop Solar Auction Results Announced for RESCO and CAPEX Modes

Delhi’s 21.5 MW IPGCL Rooftop Solar Auction Results Announced for RESCO and CAPEX Modes

The Indraprastha Power Generation Company (IPGCL) has auctioned 21.5 MW of rooftop solar projects to be developed under RESCO and CAPEX mode in Delhi. When contacted, an IPGCL official informed, “Under RESCO ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Delhi Slashes Tariffs for EV Charging to Promote Electric Mobility

Delhi Slashes Tariffs for EV Charging to Promote Electric Mobility

In a step to curb pollution in the city, the Delhi Electricity Regularity Commission (DERC) has cut down the rates of charging stations for e-rickshaws and other electric vehicles. Residential ...
Vijayawada Airport Becomes Solar-Powered with the Installation of a 1 MW Project

Vijayawada Airport Becomes Solar-Powered with the Installation of a 1 MW Project

Vijayawada International Airport has joined a growing list of solar-powered airports in the country with the recent commissioning of a 1 MW project. The project was set up by the ...
Andhra Allocates ₹5.57 Billion Towards Payment Security Mechanism for Power Purchase

Andhra Allocates ₹5.57 Billion Towards Payment Security Mechanism for Power Purchase

The state government of Andhra Pradesh has set aside a sum of ₹5.57 billion (~$79 million) towards payment security mechanism as notified by the government recently. The amount will be ...
Telangana Likely to Tender 1 GW of Solar, Enable One Time Settlement of Power Dues

Telangana Likely to Tender 1 GW of Solar, Enable One Time Settlement of Power Dues

The Chief Minister of Telangana, K. Chandrashekar Rao, has proposed that 1 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects be developed in the state to make affordable solar PV power accessible ...
MNRE Warns States: Honor ‘Must Run’ Status of Solar and Wind Energy

MNRE Warns States: Honor ‘Must Run’ Status of Solar and Wind Energy

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a letter to the chief secretaries of all states and union territories, asking them to ensure that ‘must run’ status ...
Portugal Solar Auction Results in Record Low Bid of €14.8_MWh

Portugal Solar Auction Results in Record Low Bid of €14.8/MWh

Portugal’s recent solar auction resulted in a record low bid of €14.76 (~$16.4)/MWh, Joao Glamba, the secretary of state for energy told news agency Reuters. In the 1,150 MW auction, ...
BHEL Floats O&M Tender for Two Solar Projects Totaling 30 MW in Gujarat

BHEL Floats O&M Tender for Two Solar Projects Totaling 30 MW in Gujarat

Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited (BHEL), a public sector undertaking has issued tenders for the operation and maintenance (O&M) work of solar projects aggregating 30 MW in the state of Gujarat ...