Mizoram Floats Tender for Short-Term Supply of Surplus Non-Solar Renewable Power

Mizoram Floats Tender for Short-Term Supply of Surplus Non-Solar Renewable Power

The Power and Electricity Department of Mizoram (PEDM), an undertaking of the Government of Mizoram, has issued a notice inviting bids for the short-term sale of surplus non-solar renewable power ...
Solar Power Generation in India Sees the Lowest YoY Increase in FY 2019-20

Solar Power Generation in India Sees the Lowest YoY Increase in FY 2019-20

According to the data released by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), solar-generated electricity accounted for 50.1 billion units (BU) in FY 2019-20. This shows a growth of 28% year-over-year (YoY) ...
Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in April

Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in April

The month of April witnessed several important events that might have a significant impact on the renewable energy sector going forward. Here are some of the important developments in April ...
Prime Minister Modi Takes Stock of the Power Sector Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Prime Minister Modi Takes Stock of the Power Sector Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently held a meeting to take stock of the power sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meeting, the Prime Minister discussed various measures and long-term ...
Cell Manufacturing Capacity Lags Demand from DCR Programs

Solar Cell Manufacturing Capacity Lags Demand from DCR Programs

Solar cell manufacturing in India is yet to ramp up despite the government’s attempts to promote domestic production. While the government has taken initiatives like introducing safeguard duty, domestic content ...
Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables in April 2020

Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables in April 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has grounded the economy to a halt. The pandemic has not only caused enormous economic loss but has killed tens of thousands of people across the ...
CERC Prepares Blueprint for New Tariff Regulations for Renewable Projects

CERC Prepares Blueprint for New Tariff Regulations for Renewable Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has come out with the draft tariff regulations 2020, which will come in force from July 01, 2020, and will remain in force until ...
ADB to Lend $100 Million for a 125 MW Battery Energy Storage System in Mongolia

ADB to Lend $100 Million for a 125 MW Battery Energy Storage System in Mongolia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $100 million loan to help expand its supply of renewable energy in Mongolia through a 125 MW advanced battery energy storage system ...
Mercom Reveals India’s Solar Market Leaders in CY 2019

Mercom Reveals India’s Solar Market Leaders in CY 2019

Mercom India Research has released a data report, India Solar Market Leaderboard 2020, which reveals the solar industry market leaders that emerged during the calendar year (CY) 2019. The report features ...
Maharashtra Seeks Bids to Study Fuel Price for Biomass, Bagasse-based Power Projects

Maharashtra Seeks Bids to Study Fuel Price for Biomass, Bagasse-based Power Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) to study and evaluate the price of fuel for biomass and bagasse-based power projects in Maharashtra. The ...
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Tuticorin Port, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Keen to Set Up Renewable Manufacturing Hubs

Tuticorin Port, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Keen to Set Up Renewable Manufacturing Hubs

The Tuticorin Port Trust and the states of Madhya Pradesh and Odisha have expressed interest in setting up renewable energy manufacturing parks in response to the Ministry of New and ...
2.07 GW of Wind Power Capacity Installed in India During FY 2019-20

2.07 GW of Wind Power Capacity Installed in India During FY 2019-20

Wind power installations in India rose to 2.07 GW in the financial year (FY) 2019-20, a 31% increase as compared to 1.58 GW in the FY 2018-19. The cumulative installations ...
With $164 Million, Global Battery Storage VC Funding in Q1 2020 Increased 20% YoY

With $164 Million, Global Battery Storage VC Funding in Q1 2020 Increased 20% YoY

Battery storage, smart grid, and energy efficiency companies received $252 million in venture capital (VC) funding in the first quarter (Q1) of 2020, a 20% increase from the $210 million ...
Singapore's EMA and Keppel Sign $10 Million MoU for Green Innovations in Marine Sector

Singapore’s EMA and Keppel Sign $10 Million MoU for Green Innovations in Marine Sector

Singapore's Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) have announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and entered into a $10 million (~₹759.42 ...
Africa to Use Renewables to Bolster its Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Africa to Use Renewables to Bolster its Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have agreed to work together to promote renewable energy across the African continent and to bolster Africa’s response ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
PGCIL Invites Bids to Set Up Transmission Systems for Solar Energy Zones of Rajasthan

PGCIL Invites Bids to Set Up Transmission Systems for Solar Energy Zones of Rajasthan

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), a state-owned power transmission company, has invited bids to establish transmission systems to evacuate power from solar energy zones (SEZs) in Rajasthan ...
/ / Grid, Other
Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Mix Rises to 9.8% as of Q1 2020

Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Mix Rises to 9.8% as of Q1 2020

The share of renewable energy (including large hydro) in India’s overall installed power capacity mix rose marginally to 36.2% at the end of the first quarter of 2020, from 35.9% ...
Telangana Sets Levelized Tariff of ₹7.84_kWh for Projects Based on Refuse-Derived Fuel

Telangana Sets Levelized Tariff of ₹7.84/kWh for Projects Based on Refuse-Derived Fuel

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has determined the generic tariff for electricity generated from refuse-derived fuel (RDF) based power projects in the state. Refuse-derived-fuel is a waste fuel ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
India’s Ports to Allow Free Storage Time During the Lockdown (1)

India’s Ports to Allow Free Storage Time During the Lockdown

The Ministry of Shipping (MoS) has issued a notice directing all major ports of the country to allow free storage time to all port users for the lockdown period. India ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Rajasthan Issues Measures to Help DISCOMs, Consumers Through COVID-19 Crisis

Rajasthan Issues Measures to Help DISCOMs, Consumers Through COVID-19 Crisis

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued an order directing stakeholders to adopt measures to ease the burden on power consumers, generators, transmission licensees, and distribution companies (DISCOMs) in ...
/ / Grid, Other
Punjab Mulls Reducing Renewable Purchase Obligations Drastically Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Punjab Mulls Reducing Renewable Purchase Obligations Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The Punjab State Electricity Commission (PSERC) has invited comments, objections, and suggestions for a proposal by the state government to lower the renewable purchase obligations (RPOs) of power establishments for ...
AfDB-Managed SEFA Grants $760,000 to Set Up Renewable Projects in Africa

AfDB-Managed SEFA Grants $760,000 to Set Up Renewable Projects in Africa

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), which is managed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), has approved a grant of $760,000 (₹57.61 million) to Empower New Energy As (EmNEW) ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Time is Now for RBI to Categorize Renewables as a Separate Sector, Remove Lending Limits

Time is Now for RBI to Categorize Renewables as a Separate Sector, Remove Lending Limits

The rapidly expanding renewable energy in India accounted for almost 36% of India’s total power capacity mix at the end of the calendar year (CY) 2019. The country’s total installed ...
West Bengal Reduces Late Payment Surcharge to 1% Per Month Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

West Bengal Reduces Late Payment Surcharge to 1% Per Month Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Considering the ongoing economic disruption caused amid the Coronavirus pandemic, the West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has issued an order for the late payment surcharge (LPS) to be charged ...
/ / Grid, Other
India Tweaks FDI Policy to Curb Opportunistic Acquisition of Firms Amid COVID-19

India Tweaks FDI Policy to Curb Opportunistic Acquisition of Firms Amid COVID-19

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has revised its Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy intending to curb takeovers or acquisitions of Indian companies during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. A Foreign ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy