REC Releases Details for Bailing Out Distribution Companies Amid Coronavirus Crisis

REC Releases Details for Bailing Out Power Distribution Companies Amid Coronavirus Crisis

The Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC) has announced an opportunity for the distribution companies (DISCOMs) to avail loans to clear their dues. The loans under this program will be co-funded ...
MNRE Prepares New Guidelines for Off-Grid Solar Power Projects

MNRE Prepares New Guidelines for Off-Grid Solar Power Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines for the implementation of off-grid solar power projects under RESCO (renewable energy service company) mode. RESCO model is ...
IPGCL’s Rooftop Solar Empanelment Tender Receives Lowest Bid of ₹37,000_kW

IPGCL’s Rooftop Solar Empanelment Tender Receives Lowest Bid of ₹37,000/kW

The Indraprastha Power Generation Company Limited (IPGCL) has announced the lowest bidder (L1) and the quoted price for rooftop solar projects under the capital expenditure (CAPEX) model of Part A, ...
MNRE Asks State Electricity Regulators to Hear Petitions Online Amid COVID-19

MNRE Asks State Electricity Regulators to Hear Petitions Online Amid COVID-19

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has requested all the State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERCs) to allow the online listing of petitions and hear urgent matters through video ...
Bidding Deadline for Balance of System Package in Rajasthan’s Solar Park Extended Again

Bidding Deadline for Balance of System Package in Rajasthan’s Solar Park Extended Again

The NTPC has, for the third time, extended the bid submission deadline for its tender for a balance of system (BoS) package for the 735 (3×245) MW Nokh solar project ...
Punjab Announces Tender for 19,000 LED Solar Streetlights

Punjab Announces Tender for 19,000 LED Solar Streetlights

The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has floated a tender for 19,000 solar streetlights in the state under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) off-grid and decentralized solar ...
Government Asks PGCIL to Offer 20-25% Rebate to DISCOMs on ISTS Charges

Government Asks PGCIL to Offer 20-25% Rebate to DISCOMs on ISTS Charges

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), a state-owned power transmission company, recently received a letter from the Ministry of Power to consider offering a rebate of about 20-25% ...
Kerala Commission Asks DISCOM to Modify PSA for 100 MW of Wind Power with SECI

Kerala Commission Asks DISCOM to Modify PSA for 100 MW of Wind Power with SECI

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has ordered the Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEB) to file a petition incorporating all the recommended changes for the approval of the ...
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Deadline Extended for SECI’s Tender for 14 MW of Solar with 42 MWh Battery Energy Storage

Deadline Extended for SECI’s Tender for 14 MW of Solar with 42 MWh Battery Energy Storage

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has once again extended the bid submission deadline for a tender that includes 14 MW of solar power projects with 42 MWh battery ...
Maharashtra Approves Tariff of ₹2.90_kWh To Procure 350MW of Solar from Tata and Avaada

Maharashtra Approves Tariff of ₹2.90/kWh to Procure 350 MW of Solar from Tata and Avaada

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved a tariff of  ₹2.90 (~$0.04)/kWh for the long-term procurement of 350 MW of solar power by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited ...
Nigeria Seeks EPC Contractors to Set Up 10 MW of Solar Projects

Nigeria Seeks EPC Contractors to Set Up 10 MW of Solar Projects

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) has sought expressions of interest (EoI) from engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firms to set up a 10 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power ...
Experts Shed Light on Technologies That Can Turn Rooftop Solar into Appreciating Assets

Experts Shed Light on Technologies That Can Turn Rooftop Solar into Appreciating Assets

The rooftop segment with nearly 4 GW of installations, is way off the target of 40 GW set by the government for December 2022. The rooftop market saw a steep ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
SECI Reschedules Pre-Bid Meeting for its Tender for 2 GW of Solar Projects

SECI Reschedules Pre-Bid Meeting for its Tender for 2 GW of Solar Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) announced that it is rescheduling its pre-bid meeting for its tender for the selection of solar power developers for its 2 GW interstate ...
European Commission and India to Cooperate on Integrated Local Energy System Solutions

European Commission and India to Cooperate on Integrated Local Energy System Solutions

The European Commission’s (EC) Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) and the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST) have called for proposals that make use of existing local energy ...
Karnataka Extends Renewable Purchase Obligation Compliance for FY 2020 to August

Karnataka Extends Renewable Purchase Obligation Compliance for FY 2020 to August

Amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis and the nationwide lockdown, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has decided to extend the time for complying with the Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) ...
JA Solar Achieves Record 525 W Power Output for its New Solar Modules

JA Solar Achieves Record 525W Power Output for its New Solar Modules

JA Solar, a Beijing-based solar module manufacturer, announced that it had achieved the power output of record 525W for its high-efficiency solar modules under standard testing conditions. This latest achievement ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Waaree, Adani, Risen Largest Suppliers of Solar Modules in CY 2019

Waaree, Adani, Risen Largest Suppliers of Solar Modules in CY 2019

Waaree Energies, Adani Solar, and Risen Energy emerged as the top three suppliers of solar modules in India in terms of shipments in the calendar year (CY) 2019. These three ...
CEL Seeks to Empanel Authorized Solar Dealers

CEL Seeks to Empanel Authorized Solar Dealers

Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has issued a notice inviting expressions of interest (EoI) to empanel authorized solar dealers (AD-Solar). The last date for the submission of bids is September 30, ...
NTPC Invites Bids for 33.6 MW of Modules for Maharashtra’s Solapur Solar Project

NTPC Invites Bids for 33.6 MW of Modules for Maharashtra’s Solapur Solar Project

NTPC Limited has invited bids for 33.6 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules for a solar project in Solapur, Maharashtra. The scope of work includes the manufacturing, supply, packing, forwarding, ...
DISCOM Privatization and New Power Tariff Policy, Next in Line

DISCOMs in Union Territories to be Privatized, New Tariff Policy in the Making

In the fourth tranche of the economic stimulus package, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced several significant power sector reforms. The latest announcement comes on the heels of the announcement made ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
NTPC Invites Bids for HT Switchgear Package for Solapur Solar Project in Maharashtra

NTPC Invites Bids for HT Switchgear Package for Solapur Solar Project in Maharashtra

NTPC Limited has floated an invitation for bids (IFB) for a high tension (HT) switchgear package for its solar project at Solapur in Maharashtra. Interested bidders must submit their bids ...
BSNL Invites Bids for Solar Power Equipment with VRLA Batteries

BSNL Invites Bids for Solar Power Equipment with VRLA Batteries

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has floated a tender to supply Giga Passive Optical Network (GPON) equipment, Energy Monitoring System (EMS), and solar power equipment with valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) batteries ...
Uttarakhand Extends Validity of Levelized Tariff for Solar Projects to September 30

Uttarakhand Extends Validity of Levelized Tariff for Solar Projects to September 30

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has issued an order stating that the benchmark capital cost and levelized generic tariff, issued in June 2019, will continue to be applicable until ...
India Unlikely to Achieve its Wind Target Without Regulatory Reforms_ Report

India Unlikely to Achieve its Wind Target Without Regulatory Reforms: Report

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and MEC+ (MEC Intelligence) have come up with a report which says that India’s wind capacity can only reach 50 GW by 2022. The ...
/ / Wind
Barclays Likely to Stop Lending to Projects Based on Fossil Fuels

Barclays Likely to Stop Lending to Projects Based on Fossil Fuels

During the annual general meeting (AGM) of Barclays, a British multinational investment bank, nearly 24% of shareholders voted for Share Action’s resolution asking the bank to phase out financing for ...
/ / Other, Other Energy