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

Turkey Opens Tender for 1 GW of Wind Projects Spread Across 4 Locations

Turkey’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources has opened a tender for 1 GW of wind power projects which are to be developed at four locations in the country. According ...
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MNRE Issues Draft Certification Program & Guidelines for Wind Turbines in India

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has prepared a draft certification program complete with quality guidelines. The guidelines have been made in consultation with National Institute of Wind ...
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Mongolia Gets $60.6 Million for Solar-Wind Hybrid Project with Battery Energy Storage

Mongolia Gets $60.6 Million for Solar-Wind Hybrid Project with Battery Energy Storage

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a loan agreement with the Government of Mongolia under which it will be providing $60.6 million for distributed renewable energy projects in the ...
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MNRE Continues Custom Duty Concession for Non-Conventional Power Projects

MNRE Continues Custom Duty Concession for Non-Conventional Power Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum regarding continuation of issue of concessional custom duty certificate (CCDC) to set up projects for generation of power ...
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Siemens Gamesa Wins Turnkey Contract for 176.8 MW Wind from ReNew Power

Siemens Gamesa Wins Turnkey Contract for 176.8 MW of Wind Capacity from ReNew Power

Siemens Gamesa (SGRE), a renewable energy project developer and an Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) provider, has won turnkey contract from renewable energy project developer ReNew Power for the development of two wind projects aggregating ...
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Maharashtra Electricity Commission Dismisses Bagasse-Based Developer’s Petition

Maharashtra Electricity Commission Dismisses Bagasse-Based Developer’s Petition

The, Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has dismissed a petition filed by Olam Agro India Pvt. Ltd. (OAIPL) to directing MSETCL to comply with MERC’s previous impugned order. The commission ...
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Sri Lanka Faces Arbitration Case Over Cancellation of Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Project

Sri Lanka Faces Arbitration Case Over Cancellation of Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Project

KLS Energy Lanka, a subsidiary of Malaysian renewable energy producer, Energy Sdn Bhd has filed an arbitration against the Sri Lankan government. The arbitration under BIT Malaysia – Sri Lanka ...
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Blockchain-Powered Renewable Energy Certificate Trading Platform Opened in Singapore

Blockchain-Powered Renewable Energy Certificate Trading Platform Opened in Singapore

Singapore’s SP Group, an energy utility group, has launched one of the world’s first blockchain-powered renewable energy certificate (REC) marketplaces at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Energy Business ...
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Hydro Power Developer Wins Case against Maharashtra Transmission Company

Hydro Power Developer Wins Case against Maharashtra Transmission Company

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has passed an order directing the Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd. (MSETCL) to pay a total sum of ₹5.5 million (~ $0.075 million) to a ...
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Corporates Win Three RPO Compliance Delay Cases in Karnataka

Corporates Win Three Solar and Non-solar RPO Compliance Delay Cases in Karnataka

In three separate cases related to the delay in compliance of renewable purchase obligation (RPO)by corporates, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has provided relief to the obligated entities. Case ...
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Uttar Pradesh DISCOM Gets Approval to Call for Bids to Procure 400 MW of Hydropower

Small Hydro Project Developer in Maharashtra Gets Relief from DISCOM’s Non-Compliance

In its latest ruling, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has provided relief to Mohite Industries, a small hydro project developer of a 10 MW Radhanagari small hydro power project ...
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Maharashtra Commission Asks MSEDCL to Invite Bids for Bagasse Projects with Expired EPAs

Maharashtra Approves 200 MW of Bagasse-Based Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited’s (MSEDCL) proposal to procure long-term bagasse-based cogeneration power through competitive bidding. This paves the way for ...
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CEA Charts Transmission Infrastructure Plan for 4,950 MW of Wind Projects

Levelized Fixed Cost for Bagasse-based Projects in Telangana to be ₹2.23/kWh

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has passed an order regarding the determination of generic tariff for bagasse-based power plants in Telangana for the control period 2018-2020. The commission ...
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Wind Generators in Maharashtra to Receive Pending Dues in Two Weeks

Wind Generators in Maharashtra to Receive Pending Dues in Two Weeks

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to pay dues to wind power generators Shah Lulla Estate Developers (SLED) and BLP Wind Project ...
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AP to DISCOMs_ Wind Generators Should Receive Rebates with 25% Late Payment Surcharge

AP to DISCOMs: Wind Generators Should Receive Rebates with 25% Late Payment Surcharge

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has issued an order stating that wind power generating companies should get a rebate under respective Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) along with 25 ...
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Green Climate Fund Pledges $1 Billion to Fight Climate Change in Developing Countries

Green Climate Fund Pledges $1 Billion to Fight Climate Change in Developing Countries

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved more than $1 billion funding for new projects and programs to help mitigate climate change in developing countries. This is the world’s largest ...
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MSEDCL Directed to Pay ₹41.0464 Billion in Dues to Wind Power Generators

MSEDCL Directed to Pay ₹41 Billion in Dues to Wind Power Generators

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to pay ₹41.0464 billion (~$0.56 billion) in dues to wind power generators in Maharashtra. MERC was ...
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Maharashtra Floats a 50 MW Solar Tender Across 30 Districts

Solar Projects Facing Land Challenges in Rajasthan’s Bhadla Park

Solar projects aggregating 750 MW under development in Rajasthan’s Bhadla Solar Park are facing delays due to land procurement issues. According to Mercom’s India Solar PV Project Tracker, the entire ...
India’s Solar Market Share Leaders for First Half of 2018 Revealed

India’s Solar Market Share Leaders for First Half of 2018 Revealed

India’s solar installations recorded in the first half (1H) of calendar year 2018 totaled almost 5 GW and the country’s total installed capacity has exceeded 25 GW. Large-scale solar installations ...
Standard Chartered Creates Sustainable Financing Team to Increase Focus on Renewables

Standard Chartered Creates Sustainable Financing Team to Increase Focus on Renewables

To propel its push into emerging markets focused on sustainable financing, Standard Chartered, an international bank listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as India’s Bombay ...
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Budgetary Allocation for Solar Increased by 1% While Coal Gets a 48% Boost in 2019-20

Why the 2.4 GW Solar Auction Was Cancelled

A few weeks ago, news that the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) cancelled 2.4 GW of auctioned solar capacity made the headlines. The capacity cancelled was part of the ...
Industry Sees Many Challenges with BIS Certification Guidelines for Solar Modules

Industry Sees Many Challenges with BIS Certification Guidelines for Solar Modules

The rapid pace of solar installations in India has brought the concern for quality of equipment to the forefront. Recognizing the issue at hand, the Ministry of New and Renewable ...
Solar and Wind Power Procurement Situation is a Mess

Solar and Wind Power Procurement Situation is a Mess

State-run distribution companies (DISCOMs) and negligent state electricity regulatory commissions (SERCs) are creating an obstacle in the path of India’s solar story, according to a letter written by R. K ...
IFC Issues Indonesian Rupiah Komodo Green Bond for Investment into Renewable Projects

IFC Issues Indonesian Rupiah Komodo Green Bond for Investment into Renewable Projects

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has issued its inaugural Indonesian Rupiah Komodo green bond. The green bond issue has attracted strong investor demand, ...
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EESL Signs Pact with Haryana DISCOMs to Install 1 Million Smart Meters

Indore Smart City Development Limited Issues Tender for 30,000 Smart Meters

Indore Smart City Development Limited has issued a tender for smart meters to be installed under Indore Smart City project. This is a percentage rate tender for the supply, installation ...
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