India’s Peak Power Supply Deficit Dipped to 0.7% in Q1 FY 2018-19

Gujarat Revises RPO Targets for FY 2013-14 Retroactively

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has revised the state renewable purchase obligation (RPO) for entities in the state for the financial year (FY) 2013-14 retroactively. The order came after ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
More Project Commissioning Delay Cases in Telangana Ruled in Favor of Project Developers

Delhi’s Draft RPO and REC Regulations Make Way for Stricter Implementation

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has issued draft regulations for the implementation of renewable purchase obligation (RPO) and renewable energy certificate (REC) framework. The draft is up for comments ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
ReNew Power Fined for Project Commissioning Delay but PPA Not Terminated

Open Access Banked Units Can be Adjusted If Power Sourced from Same Generator: MERC

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) in its latest order has clarified that open access consumers can avail open access throughout the year and are entitled for adjustment of the banked ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
NTPC, Karnataka, Wind-Solar Hybrid, EPC, Bid

Generic Renewable Energy Tariff to Act as Ceiling Tariff for Competitive Bidding: MERC

“The generic tariff fixed by the commission in cases where competitive bidding is also permissible should act as the ceiling tariff for guiding the competitive bidding process,” said the Maharashtra ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
50,000 Smart Meters Installed in New Delhi Municipal Council Area

50,000 Smart Meters Installed in New Delhi Municipal Council Area

New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) area has become the first municipal council in India to implement 100 percent smart metering solution in its area. This feat was achieved after the ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
BEE to Launch Energy Conservation Building Code for the Residential Sector

BEE Inks Pact with CPWD to Promote Energy Efficiency in Buildings

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) kickstarting their cooperation to promote energy efficiency in buildings. The ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
MNRE Creates an RPO Compliance Cell to Meet India’s Solar and Wind Energy Targets

Most States Fail to Meet RPO Targets with 27 Achieving Less Than 60%

As many as twenty seven Indian states and union territories in the country have achieved less than 60 percent of their renewable purchase obligations (RPO), according to a statement made ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
EESL and Bihar DISCOMs Enter MoU to Install 1.8 Million Smart Meters

Chandigarh Smart City Issues Tender for 13,700 Smart Water Meters

Chandigarh Smart City Limited (CSCL) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) to install 13,700 smart water meters in the city households. The bid-submission deadline is January 25, 2019. The ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
CEA Asks States to Use 5-10% Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in Thermal Plants

Haryana Commission Approves PPAs for 49.8 MW of Paddy Straw Biomass-Based Projects

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued an order approving the power purchase agreements (PPAs) for a total of 49.8 MW of paddy straw biomass-based power projects signed between ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
: Wind, Reverse Auctions, PPA, SECI, ISTS

Andhra Pradesh Issues New Wind Policy with Various Incentives to Attract Developers

Andhra Pradesh has announced Wind Power Policy-2018 with a goal to expand the base of wind projects in the state. This policy will remain applicable for a period of five ...
/ / Other, Wind
MNRE Broadens the Definition of ‘Storage’ in its Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy

Andhra Pradesh Reveals New Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy

The Andhra Pradesh government has issued Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Policy-2018 to encourage energy generation from wind and solar hybrid projects in the state. The state government has set a target ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Rajasthan Commission Issues Draft Tariff Regulations for Biomass and Biogas Projects

Rajasthan Commission Issues Draft Tariff Regulations for Biomass and Biogas Projects

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued draft terms and conditions for the determination of tariff for biomass, biogas, and biomass gasifier energy. These regulations will come into force from ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Telangana Issues Deviation Settlement Regulations for Solar and Wind Generation

Torrent Power Gets Approval to Procure Wind at ₹3.27/kWh in Gujarat

After reviewing a petition filed by CLP Power Private Limited, the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has set ₹3.27 (~$0.047)/kWh as the tariff in the power purchase agreement (PPA) signed ...
/ / Other, Wind
CERC Charts Plan to Redesign India’s Power Market

CERC Charts Plan to Redesign India’s Power Market

In a recent discussion paper titled Market Based Economic Dispatch of Electricity: Re-designing of Day-Ahead Market (DAM) in India, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has analyzed India’s power market, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Madhya Pradesh Sets New Tariff for Procuring Power from Small Hydro Projects

Madhya Pradesh Sets New Tariff for Procuring Power from Small Hydro Projects

The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has issued a tariff order for the procurement of power from small hydro power projects in the state. The commission has determined the tariff, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
KERC Directs State Distribution Companies to Submit Wind PPAs for Approval

CERC Seeks Consultants to Study Regulatory Impact of REC Mechanism

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has published the terms of reference for the study of regulatory impact of renewable energy certificate (REC) mechanism. REC, which was designed to facilitate inter-state ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Maharashtra Sets ₹2.72/kWh as Generic Tariff for Solar and ₹2.87/kWh for Wind

Generic Tariff of ₹2.95/kWh Proposed for Wind Projects in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed ₹2.95 (~$0.042)/kWh as the generic tariff for wind projects in the state. Once the proposal is finalized, it will become the ceiling ...
/ / Other, Wind
MSEDCL Directed to Pay ₹41.0464 Billion in Dues to Wind Power Generators

MNRE Invites Proposals for Research and Development in New and Renewable Energy

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited project proposals for research, development and demonstration (RD&D) in areas of new and renewable energy from R&D organisations/institutions, universities and industries. The ministry has ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
EESL Signs Pact with Haryana DISCOMs to Install 1 Million Smart Meters

NTPC Floats Tender for Installation of Smart Meters in its Faridabad Township

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a tender for the installation of smart meters for its Faridabad township. The bid-submission deadline is January 15, 2019. The scope of ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Maharashtra Approves 200 MW of Bagasse-Based Projects

Uttar Pradesh Commission Cancels SPPAs for 32.5 MW of Bagasse Generation Units

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has disapproved three standardized power purchase agreements (SPPAs) for the procurement of 32.5 MW of bagasse-based power from generators by the Uttar Pradesh Power ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Funding into the Global Solar Sector Falls to $2 Billion in Q1 2018

Indian Renewable Energy Sector Received $3.2 Billion in FDI During 2015-2018: DIPP

The Indian renewable energy sector received approximately $3.2 billion in the form of foreign direct investment (FDI) from April 2015 to June 2018, says data released by the Department of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Government Plans to Make All Electricity Meters in India Smart Prepaid in Three Years

Government Plans to Make All Electricity Meters in India Smart Prepaid in Three Years

Starting from April, 2019, the government has planned to replace all existing electricity meters in the country with smart prepaid meters. The process of switching over is expected to take ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Maharashtra Auctions 500 MW of Wind Projects to be Developed Across the State

India Sees Over 9.5 GW of Wind Auctions Since Inception of Reverse Bidding in 2017

Since the inception of reverse bidding in India’s wind sector back in February 2017, approximately 10 GW of wind power projects have been auctioned in the country. The Minister for ...
/ / Other, Wind
Investments into Renewables in India Surpassed Fossil-Fuels in 2017: IEA

India Extends $1.4 Billion Aid to Maldives, Joins Hands to Promote Renewables

The President of the Republic of Maldives was on a state visit to India recently. The visit has been fruitful for India’s renewable energy sector as the country has found ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Green Climate Fund Pledges $1 Billion to Fight Climate Change in Developing Countries

India Has Spent Over ₹140 Billion to Mitigate Climate Change

From financial year 2014-15 to date, the Indian government has spent a corpus of ₹140.14 billion (~$1.96 billion) to fight climate change. The corpus was spent on implementing the National ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy