CERC Creates Procedure for the Issuance of RECs

CERC Creates Procedure for the Issuance of RECs

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has created a set of procedures for the issuance of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to eligible entities (distribution companies and renewable energy generators). This ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CERC Creates Registration Procedure for DISCOMs and Renewable Energy Projects

CERC Creates Registration Procedure for DISCOMs and Renewable Energy Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a procedure for the registration of renewable energy projects and distribution licensees (DISCOMs) by the agency. This procedure is designed to improve ...
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National Lab Policy May Cause Solar Project Delays Due to Lack of Testing Centers

National Lab Policy May Cause Solar Project Delays Due to Lack of Testing Centers

As India’s solar sector moves forward toward achieving its goal of 100 GW of solar by 2022, the recently announced National Lab Policy is adding a new wrinkle that could ...
Green Energy Corridor is Underfunded, Says Standing Committee on Energy

Green Energy Corridor is Underfunded, Says Standing Committee on Energy

The Standing Committee on Energy has said that more funding is needed if India is going to install enough physical transmission infrastructure to meet its ambitious timeline for creating a ...
Wind Tender 2 GW NTPC

NTPC Tenders 2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind to Avail Benefits of ISTS Waiver

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has forayed into competitive wind auctions in a big way and issued a mega tender for the development of 2 GW of interstate transmission ...
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MNRE Proposes an Action Plan for Wind Turbine Generators to Obtain LVRT Certification

MNRE Proposes an Action Plan for Wind Turbine Generators to Obtain LVRT Certification

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has charted a course of action for wind turbine generators (WTGs) to follow in order to get low voltage ride through (LVRT) ...
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Maharashtra Auctions 500 MW of Wind Projects to be Developed Across the State

BREAKING: Winning Bids of ₹2.85-2.87/kWh Quoted in MSEDCL’s 500 MW Wind Auction

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has auctioned 500 MW of grid-connected wind projects to meet its non-solar Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO). The lowest quoted (L1) tariff in ...
CERC Issues Generic Tariffs for Select Renewables in FY 2018-19

CERC Issues Generic Tariffs for Select Renewables in FY 2018-19

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a set of levelized generic tariffs for the purchase of electricity from a host of renewable power generation sources during financial year ...
Togo Receives $4 Million in Funding to Boost Energy Access Across the Country

Togo Receives $4 Million in Funding to Boost Energy Access Across the Country

The African country of Togo has received a significant boost in the form of $4 million in funding to further the development an energy access drive dubbed the Cizo initiative ...
Gujarat Tenders 500 MW of Wind Projects to be Developed Across the State

Gujarat Tenders 500 MW of Wind Projects to be Developed Across the State

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has tendered 500 MW of wind projects to be developed across the state. The bid-submission deadline is April 2, 2018. Under this global tender, ...
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Almost 10 GW of Solar Tendered and 6 GW Auctioned in India in 2017

Almost 10 GW of Solar Tendered and 6 GW Auctioned in India in 2017

Indian government agencies announced tenders for more than 9.5 GW and auctions for 6 GW in 2017, according to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker. The year began on a high ...
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AT&C Losses Increased in Many States Under UDAY Program in 2017

AT&C Losses Increased in Many States Under UDAY Program in 2017

The aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses for the states and union territories under the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) program increased in the past one year, according to government ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
Coal India Report Acknowledges Solar as a Key Substitute for Coal in India

Coal India Report Acknowledges Solar as Key Substitute for Coal in India

A new report sheds light on the increasing significance of renewable sources, especially solar, which could soon become key substitutes for coal-fired power in India.  The Coal Vision 2030 report ...
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Wind Matches Lowest Solar Winning Bid of ₹2.44/kWh in SECI’s 2 GW Auction

Wind Matches Lowest Solar Winning Bid of ₹2.44/kWh in SECI’s 2,000 MW Auction

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has successfully auctioned 2 GW of Inter-State Transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind projects under Tranche III. ReNew Power has won the bid to develop ...
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KERC Asks DISCOMs to Stick to Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Projects

KERC Asks DISCOMs to Stick to Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order directing all distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state to procure wind power according to the competitive bidding guidelines for wind projects in ...
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India’s 100 MW Solar Target is at the Mercy of States and Conflicting Government Policies

India’s 100 GW Solar Target is at the Mercy of States and Conflicting Government Policies

India’s push to promote clean energy development marks an important chapter in its growth story that could create a more sustainable future, but only if its various government agencies can ...
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CEA Asks States to Use 5-10% Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in Thermal Plants

CEA Asks States to Use 5-10% Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in Thermal Plants

To help tackle air pollution issues, the Ministry of Power has issued a policy that calls for using 5-10 percent of biomass pellets alongside coal for power generation in thermal ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Non-Solar REC Trading Falls Drastically in January After Hitting December High

Non-Solar REC Trading Falls Drastically in January After Hitting December High

After touching new highs in December 2017, the trade in non-solar Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) declined by almost two-thirds in January 2018 to 1.2 million total buy bids. The decline ...
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Suzlon Signs Agreement with ReNew Power for Development of Wind Project in Karnataka

Suzlon Signs Agreement with ReNew Power for Development of Wind Project in Karnataka

Suzlon, a wind turbine manufacturer and renewable energy project developer, has bagged a repeat order of 96.6 MW from renewable energy project developer ReNew Power for the development of a ...
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DISCOMs Could Look to Coal if Solar Tariffs Go Over ₹3.50/kWh Because of Safeguard Duty

DISCOMs Could Look to Coal if Solar Tariffs Go Over ₹3.50/kWh Because of Safeguard Duty

The proposed 70 percent provisional safeguard duty on solar imports, if levied, has the potential to reverse India’s solar growth trajectory and send the wrong signal to the investment community ...
Arbitration in India-US Solar DCR Case May Extend Beyond 60 Days

Arbitration in India-US Solar DCR Case May Extend Beyond 60 Days

The ongoing trade rift between India and the United States over the solar Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) category has been referred to arbitration, but the complexity of the case suggests ...
Growth of Jharkhand’s Solar Sector Hobbled by State Inaction

Growth of Jharkhand’s Solar Sector Hobbled by State Inaction

The progress of Jharkhand’s solar sector is being severely hobbled by inaction and delays on the part of the state’s implementing and nodal agencies. The issue is apparent in the ...
Solar Was the Top Source of New Power Capacity Addition in 2017

Solar Was the Top Source of New Power Capacity Addition in 2017 For the First Time in India

Solar was the leading source of new power capacity additions in the calendar year 2017 with installed capacity of approximately 9.5 GW accounting for 45 percent of total power capacity ...
Cost of Generating Renewable Energy Will Continue to Fall Says IRENA

Cost of Generating Renewable Energy Will Continue to Fall, Says IRENA

The cost of electricity generated by new renewable power projects once again declined for projects commissioned during 2017, continuing a trend that has been underway for years. These findings were ...
India’s Energy Storage Industry Buoyant Despite Recent Tender Cancellations

India’s Energy Storage Industry Buoyant Despite Recent Tender Cancellations

India is on the cusp of a revolution in energy storage, according to key industry players. This was the sentiment at the well-attended 5th Energy Storage India Conference held in ...