Wind PPA Honor MNRE SERC

Tariff a Bone of Contention Between Indian Wind Stakeholders and Government Agencies

India’s wind energy sector has come a long way since the introduction of reverse auctions. In 2016, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) carried out the first-ever wind auction in ...
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Hero Future, Vikram Solar and ACME go to Court Opposing Safeguard Duty Imposed by DGTR

Renewable Energy Generators Approach Delhi High Court over Levy of GST on RECs

After paying GST of 12% on renewable energy certificates (RECs), renewable energy project developers who are part of the REC mechanism have approached the Delhi High Court to provide relief ...
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Tie Up with At Least Three Manufacturers Before Bidding_ Gujarat Tells Wind Developers

SECI’s 1.2 GW Wind Tender Undersubscribed by 50% Owing to Tariff Cap and Land Woes

The Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) tender for 1,200 MW of ISTS-connected wind power projects on a pan-India basis under tranche-VII has been undersubscribed by 50%. SECI had tendered ...
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Small Hydro Project Developer in Maharashtra Gets Relief from DISCOM's Non-Compliance

CERC Asks National Load Despatch Centre to Issue RECs for Commissioned Renewable Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ordered the national load despatch centre (NLDC) to issue renewable energy certificates (RECs) for a small hydro project of capacity 10 MW and ...
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Australia Approves 200 MW Wind-Solar Hybrid Project with Storage

India and Denmark to Work Together in the Offshore Wind Sector

The Union Cabinet has approved a cooperation agreement between the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of India (MNRE) and Denmark’s Ministry for Energy, Utilities, and Climate in offshore wind ...
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Tariff of  ₹7.5/kWh Maintained for Increased Capacity of Two Waste to Energy Projects

Tariff of ₹7.5/kWh Maintained for Increased Capacity of Two Waste to Energy Projects

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC)  has approved a tariff of ₹7.5 (~$0.011)/kWh for 5 MW  of waste to energy projects each belonging to Anantapur MSW Private Limited and ...
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All India Peak Demand Increased 5% Year-over-Year Touching 169 GW in March 2019

One Reason for Lower Power Demand – UJALA Which Has Cut Down Peak Power Demand by 9 GW

Reduced power demand has been an issue for some time in India and it has been blamed largely on financially challenged DISCOMs (utility companies). One of the most overlooked reasons ...
China Eyes One Belt One Road Initiative to Expand Renewable Energy

China Eyes One Belt One Road Initiative to Expand Renewable Energy

China plans to utilize its ambitious One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative to expand renewable energy along the economic belt. According to China’s National Energy Administration (NEA), “In the past ...
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Haryana Commission Approves Power Purchase Agreement for 3 MW Biomass with Deviations

Haryana Commission Approves Power Purchase Agreement for 3 MW Biomass with Deviations

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued an order approving the power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 3 MW of biomass procurement by Haryana Power Purchase Center (HPPC). HPPC had petitioned ...
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SECI Amends RfS Guidelines for 2 GW ISTS-Connected Wind Tranche-IV Tender

MSEDCL to Buy Wind Power from Projects with Expired Agreements Through Reverse Auction

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has asked the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to procure wind energy from projects whose energy purchase agreements (EPAs) have expired, to fulfill ...
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ADB and ASEAN Announce $1 Billion Green Finance Facility

ADB and ASEAN Announce $1 Billion Green Finance Facility

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) along with Southeast Asian governments and major development financiers has launched the “ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Catalytic Green Finance Facility,” a new initiative ...
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Transmission, Wheeling, Cross-Subsidy Charges for Captive and Renewable Projects in UP

Transmission, Wheeling, Cross-Subsidy Charges for Captive and Renewable Projects in UP

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has issued new regulations titled “Captive and Renewable Energy Generating Plants Regulations, 2019,” which will be enforced from April 1, 2019, through March 31, ...
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51 GW of Wind Projects Installed Globally in 2018_ Report

51 GW of Wind Projects Installed Globally in 2018: Report

In 2018, nearly 51.3 GW of new wind energy projects were installed globally, 4 percent less than the previous year, says Global Wind Report 2018. In the last five years, ...
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Toxic Air Killed 1.2 Million Indians in 2017: Report

Toxic Air Killed 1.2 Million Indians in 2017: Report

Air pollution is estimated to have caused nearly 4.9 million deaths in 2017 with India and China accounting for 1.2 million each, which was the highest in the world, according ...
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Generic Tariff for Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Projects in Tamil Nadu Set at ₹6.28/kWh

Generic Tariff for Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Projects in Tamil Nadu Set at ₹6.28/kWh

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has set the generic tariff for the procurement of power from municipal solid waste projects in the state at ₹6.28 (~$0.088)/kWh without accelerated ...
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Maharashtra Asks Entities Including BEST and Indian Railways to Comply with Their Solar RPO

Maharashtra Asks Entities Including BEST and Indian Railways to Comply with Their Solar RPO

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ordered five entities to comply with their solar and non-solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) requirement for Financial Year (FY) 2017-18 in FY 2018-19. The ...
Maharashtra Partners with IFC for Green Buildings in the State

Maharashtra Partners with IFC for Green Buildings in the State

The Maharashtra State housing department has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to promote green housing. The MoU is partly funded by IFC’s ...
Madhya Pradesh Commission Rejects DISCOM’s Petition to Review Old Wind Tariff Order

Maharashtra DISCOM Seeks Dismissal of PPA with Wind Generator over Lack of Funds

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has asked the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to pay the dues Rajlakshmi Minerals for the electricity supplied under their wind energy ...
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Tie Up with At Least Three Manufacturers Before Bidding_ Gujarat Tells Wind Developers

Maharashtra DISCOM Ordered to Pay Dues to Wind Power Generator in Dhule

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to pay the dues to Kamal Encon Industries Limited (formerly KEC Industries Ltd) for the supply ...
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CEA Asks States to Use 5-10% Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in Thermal Plants

CERC Sets Generic Tariff for Renewable Energy Sources for FY 2019-20

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has set generic tariffs for the purchase of electricity from a host of renewable energy generation sources during the financial year (FY) 2019-20. The ...
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Kochi Municipal Body’s Petition for 10 MW Waste to Energy Project PPA Approval Rejected

Kochi Municipal Body’s Petition for 10 MW Waste to Energy Project PPA Approval Rejected

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has rejected the petition filed by Kochi Municipal Corporation (KMC) for the approval of a draft power purchase agreement (PPA) signed between Kerala State ...
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Gujarat Invites Expression of Interest for Electric Meter Testing

Gujarat Invites Expression of Interest for Electric Meter Testing

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) from National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) accredited electric meter testing laboratories for empanelment ...
Gujarat Issues Tender for 1 GW of Wind Projects

50.2 GW of Wind Power Projects Added in 2018 Globally: Report

In 2018, the world added the third highest annual total of wind power. According to the Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables 'Global Wind Power Market Outlook Update: Q1 2019' report, 50.2 GW ...
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India to Partner with Peru and France to Expand Renewable Energy

Energy Demand Grew by 2.3% Globally in 2018; China, US and India Account for 70% of the Rise

Energy demand across the world in 2018 grew by 2.3 percent the fastest in a decade on the back of a global economy that grew by 3.7 percent in 2018 ...
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Suzlon Solar

Suzlon Completes Sale of Two of its Solar Subsidiaries to CLP Wind Farms for ₹990 Million

Renewable project developer Suzlon Energy has announced that it has completed the sale two of its subsidiaries to CLP Wind Farms (India) Ltd (CLP). In a recent filing, Suzlon stated ...
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