Karnataka Electricity Regulator Reduces Tariff for a Delayed 10 MW Solar Project

Karnataka Electricity Regulator Reduces Tariff for a Delayed 10 MW Solar Project

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has dismissed a petition by Shorapur Solar Power Limited that argued its 10 MW solar project was delayed due to force majeure (unforeseeable) events ...
BHEL Set to Procure 12 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

BHEL Set to Procure 12 Million Multicrystalline Solar Cells

The Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids to manufacture and supply 12 million units of 156.75 mm multicrystalline solar cells with five busbars and 4.62Wp. The cells should ...
Assam_ Solar RPO of 1% Applicable to Captive Power Projects Commissioned Before 2016

Assam: Solar RPO of 1% Applicable to Captive Power Projects Commissioned Before 2016

The Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) has notified that for captive power projects (CPPs) which were commissioned before April 1, 2016, the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) will be 1% for ...
SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender_ Tariff Revision Allowed in Case of Duty Under Change in Law

SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender: Tariff Revision Allowed in Case of Duty Under Change in Law

The Solar Electricity Corporation of India (SECI) has amended the power purchase and sale agreement (PPA and PSA) for its 1,200 MW solar tender, adding another point to the existing ...
Indian Oil Partners with Israeli Battery Manufacturer to Produce Metal-Air Batteries

Indian Oil Partners with Israeli Battery Manufacturer to Produce Metal-Air Batteries

The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has announced that it has partnered with Phinergy, an Israeli battery manufacturer, to produce metal-air batteries which could potentially be used in electric vehicles ...
West Bengal Approves PPA for a 16 MW of Waste Gas-Based Captive Project

West Bengal Approves PPA for a 16 MW of Waste Gas-Based Captive Project

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has approved a power purchase agreement (PPA) for the purchase of surplus power from a waste gas-based generating project. The PPA was signed ...
DISCOMs Expected to Carry out Rooftop Solar Consumer Awareness and Publicity Drive

DISCOMs Expected to Carry out Rooftop Solar Consumer Awareness and Publicity Drive

Though distribution companies (DISCOMs) can take the help of state nodal agencies (SNAs) for implementing the second phase of the rooftop solar (RTS) program, they have to be at the ...
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Haryana to Hold Pre-bid Meeting for Solarization of 466 Pumps Under KUSUM Program

Haryana to Hold Pre-bid Meeting for Solarization of 466 Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has invited bidders for a pre-bid meeting for the solarization of 466 grid-connected solar pump sets on two selected feeders at Biana in ...
Gujarat Transmission Corporation Invites EPC Contractors for 185 MW of Solar Projects

Gujarat Transmission Corporation Invites EPC Contractors for 185 MW of Solar Projects

The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has floated a tender for 185 MW of grid-connected solar projects ranging between 20 MW and 40 MW in capacity at various substations ...
EESL Set to Procure 1,000 Electric Cars

EESL Set to Procure 1,000 Electric Cars

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has floated a tender to procure 1,000 electric cars with a driving range over 180 km on a pan-India basis. EESL is a joint ...
Solar Imports Declined, Exports Surged in 2019

Solar Imports Declined, Exports Surged in 2019

In the calendar year (CY) 2019, India imported solar cells and modules worth $2.17 billion, a drop of almost 16% compared to CY 2018. In CY2018, the Indian solar sector ...
Maharashtra DISCOM Does Not Want to be Penalized for Non-Compliance of RPO’s

Maharashtra DISCOM Does Not Want to be Penalized for Non-Compliance of RPOs

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has filed a petition before the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) against its new Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) regulation. In the petition, ...
ib vogt, Jakson, Vijay Printing Press & SolarArise Winners in the UP 184 MW Solar Auction

ib vogt, Jakson, Vijay Printing Press & SolarArise Winners in the UP 184 MW Solar Auction

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has announced the auction results for its 500 MW solar tender. In September 2019, the UPNEDA had issued a request for ...
Toyota and Panasonic Join Hands to Develop Automotive Prismatic Batteries for EVs

Toyota and Panasonic Join Hands to Develop Automotive Prismatic Batteries for EVs

Toyota Motor and Panasonic Corporation have joined hands to establish a joint venture specializing in automotive prismatic batteries for electric vehicles (EVs). The joint venture will be called Prime Planet ...
Chandigarh Floats Tender for 40 Electric Buses with Charging Stations

Chandigarh Floats Tender for 40 Electric Buses with Charging Stations

The Chandigarh City Bus Service Society (CCBSS) has floated a tender to procure 40 midi AC electric buses, including charging stations on a kilometer basis for ten years. The society ...
Government-Owned Solar Cell and Module Manufacturer CEL Up for Sale

Government-Owned Solar Cell and Module Manufacturer CEL Up for Sale

The government of India has invited an expression of interest (EoI) for the proposed disinvestment of 100% shareholding in Central Electronics Limited (CEL). The last date for the submission of ...
MNRE Mulls Removal of Tariff Caps for Solar and Wind Tenders

MNRE Mulls Removal of Tariff Caps for Solar and Wind Tenders

According to industry sources, in a meeting with the developers of solar and wind projects, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has proposed the removal of tariff caps, ...
Hindustan Petroleum Issues Tender for a 2 MW Solar Project in Bengaluru

Hindustan Petroleum Issues Tender for a 2 MW Solar Project in Bengaluru

The Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a state-owned oil and natural gas company, has floated a tender for setting up a 2 MW (AC) solar project under Phase- II of ...
Tata Power Seeks to Procure 150 MW of Non-Solar Renewable Power on a Short-Term Basis

Tata Power Seeks to Procure 150 MW of Non-Solar Renewable Power on a Short-Term Basis

Tata Power-Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for procuring up to 150 MW of renewable (non-solar) power on a short-term basis for meeting its renewable ...
Reimburse Cost Incurred by Solar Developer due to Safeguard Duty Imposition_ CERC to NTPC

Reimburse Costs Incurred by Solar Developer Due to Safeguard Duty Imposition: CERC to NTPC

Responding to a recent petition, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) declared that the imposition of Safeguard Duty (SGD) in July 2018 was covered under the “Change in Law” clause ...
MNRE Calls for Innovative Business Models to Solarize Agriculture Under KUSUM Program

MNRE Calls for Innovative Business Models to Solarize Agriculture Under KUSUM Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable energy (MNRE) has asked states to prepare innovative business models for implementing Pradhan Mantri-Kisan Urja Suraksha Evan Utthan Mahaabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program. Citing the example ...
NTPC to Provide Consultancy Services for Solar Projects in Togo

NTPC to Provide Consultancy Services for Solar Projects in Togo

The Ministry of Power announced that the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) had been awarded the letter of engagement as the project management consultant (PMC) for the development of 300 ...
Sunseap Group Secures $50 Million for Solar Projects in Singapore

Sunseap Group Secures $50 Million for Solar Projects in Singapore

Sunseap Group, a Singapore-based renewable energy solutions provider, has received a total sum of $50 million (~$36.7 million) from ABC World Asia and Temasek. The investment will be used for ...
Inverter Companies Facing Strong Downward Pricing Trends_ Sineng Interview

Solar Inverter Companies Facing Strong Downward Pricing Trends: Sineng Interview

India has significant potential to generate solar energy, thanks to high solar irradiation in most parts of the country. The hurdles mostly lie in the market and policy environment. These ...
Gujarat Announces 500 MW Solar Tender with a Ceiling Tariff of ₹2.65_ kWh

Gujarat Announces 500 MW Solar Tender with a Ceiling Tariff of ₹2.65/kWh

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has issued a request for selection (RfS) for the purchase of power from 500 MW of grid-connected solar projects (Phase VIII). The maximum ...