Tie Up with At Least Three Manufacturers Before Bidding_ Gujarat Tells Wind Developers

Tie Up with At Least Three Manufacturers Before Bidding: Gujarat Tells Wind Developers

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has asked bidders of wind auction to declare pre-bid tie-up with at least three equipment manufacturers or engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors for the ...
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BEE and AEEE Release State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index

Energy Efficiency Program for Residential Sector Launched

Minister for Power, Raj Kumar Singh announced the launch of ‘Energy Efficiency Label for Residential Sector’ program in India. The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has developed this label for ...
India Installs 8.3 GW of Solar in 2018

India Installs 8.3 GW of Solar in 2018

The Indian solar market installed 8,263 MW in 2018, down 15.5 percent compared to 9,782 MW in 2017 as the safeguard duty, GST issues, and land and transmission issues took ...
MNRE Asks Wind Developers to Ensure Safety of Great Indian Bustard

MNRE Asks Wind Developers to Ensure Safety of Great Indian Bustard

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a circular for retrofitting of transmission lines and wind turbines to avoid bird collision in Great Indian Bustard (GIB) habitats ...
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EESL Launches Energy Efficient Air Conditioning Program

EESL Launches Energy Efficient Air Conditioning Program

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture between the public-sector units of the Ministry of Power and the government of India, has launched a “Super-Efficient Air Conditioning Program” for ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Indian Solar Cell and Module Imports Decline by 37% Year-over-Year in CY 2018

Indian Solar Cell and Module Imports Decline by 37% Year-over-Year in CY 2018

In calendar year (CY) 2018, the Indian solar sector imported solar modules and cells totaling nearly $2.59 billion (~₹184.57 billion), a 37 percent decline from the $4.12 billion (~₹269 billion) ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Average Power Purchase Cost for Open Access Solar and Wind Projects Set At ₹3.60/kWh

NTPC Invites Bidders to Enlist for Constructing its Wind Projects

NTPC Ltd. has invited online applications from bidders to enlist for its wind energy projects in India. The scope of work includes the detailed design, engineering, micro-siting, manufacture, supply, erection, ...
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Madhya Pradesh Commission Rejects DISCOM’s Petition to Review Old Wind Tariff Order

Madhya Pradesh Commission Rejects DISCOM’s Petition to Review Old Wind Tariff Order

The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has rejected the petition filed by M.P. Power Management Company Ltd (MPPMCL) to review the tariff order dated March 26, 2013, for wind power ...
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Amazon Sets Goal to Make 50% of shipments Net Zero Carbon by 2030

Amazon Sets Goal to Make 50% of Shipments Net Zero Carbon by 2030

Technology and e-commerce giant Amazon has announced that it aims to make 50 percent of all of its shipments with net zero carbon by 2030. The company plans on achieving ...
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Mercom India MD Wins Illustrious Chanakya Award for 'Communicator of the Year'

Mercom India MD Wins Illustrious Chanakya Award for ‘Communicator of the Year’

Priyadarshini Sanjay, Managing Director of Mercom Communications India (Mercom India), has been awarded the illustrious Chanakya Award for "Communicator of the Year - Corporate Communications." Priya Sanjay was selected out ...
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Azure’s Petition before MERC Seeking Declaration of GST as Change in Law Dismissed

Renewable Energy Projects Received $505 Million in Central Financial Assistance

In a question and answer session in Rajya Sabha, the Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy, R.K Singh declared the state-wise central financial assistance (CFA) that was released ...
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Indian Solar Exports to the US to Incur 25% Safeguard Duty From June 5

Domestic Solar Manufacturers Unhappy Months after Safeguard Duty Imposition

The imposition of safeguard duty on solar cell and module imports from China and Malaysia is proving to be a bigger issue for local manufacturers than was perhaps anticipated. Last ...
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: Wind, Reverse Auctions, PPA, SECI, ISTS

Andhra Pradesh DISCOMs Seek Revision of Tariff Regulation for Wind Projects

Andhra Pradesh DISCOMs, the Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APSPDCL) and Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APEPDCL),have jointly filed a petition with the Andhra ...
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Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Tenders 250 MW of Wind Projects

SECI’s 1.2 GW Wind Auction Sees Lowest Tariff of ₹2.82/kWh

Four wind project developers- Ostro Energy (300 MW), Adani Renewables (250 MW), Srijan Energy Systems (150 MW), and Powerica Limited (50.60 MW), have quoted the lowest tariff of ₹2.82 (~$0.040)/kWh ...
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Kuwait Invites Bids for Procurement of Smart Meters for Electricity and Water Consumers

Kuwait Invites Bids for Procurement of Smart Meters for Electricity and Water Consumers

Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water (MEW) has issued a request for procurement (RfP) for smart meters for electricity and water consumers with two-way communication technology. A bidder can either ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Central Power Research Institute to Soon Get a New Test Lab in Maharashtra’s Nashik District

Central Power Research Institute to Soon Get a New Test Lab in Maharashtra’s Nashik District

The Central Power Research Institute (CPRI) will soon get a regional testing laboratory at Nashik, Maharashtra. The Minister for Power, R.K. Singh, recently laid the foundation for the new center ...
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Coimbatore Smart City Issues Tender to Procure Energy Efficient LED Street Lights

Coimbatore Smart City Issues Tender to Procure Energy Efficient LED Street Lights

Coimbatore Smart City has issued a tender for the replacement of existing conventional street lights by smart LED energy efficient lamps. The scope of work of this tender also includes ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Tamil Nadu Proposes ₹6.28/kWh Tariff for Power from Municipal Solid Waste Projects

Tamil Nadu Proposes ₹6.28/kWh Tariff for Power from Municipal Solid Waste Projects

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued a consultative paper proposing the tariff for the procurement of power from municipal solid waste projects in the state. The paper is ...
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Punjab Issues Deviation Settlement Regulations for Solar and Wind Generation

Contractual Agreement Mandatory for Banking of Energy by Project Developer: APTEL

Provisional interconnection approval by a state load dispatch center is not sufficient for banking of energy by any developer and it will not be responsible for pumping power without any ...
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SECI Issues Clarification on its 150 MW Rihand Dam Floating Solar Tender

Solar Power Generation in India Recorded Highest Production in Q4 2018

Solar power generation in India continues to increase as more solar is added to the grid every day. According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, solar accounted for around 27.9 ...
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KERC Asks DISCOMs to Stick to Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Projects

SECI’s 1.2 GW Wind Tender Garners Huge Response, Oversubscribed by 1,125 MW

The recent wind tender issued by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for 1,200 MW of projects have been oversubscribed by 1,125 MW. These ISTS-connected wind projects were issued ...
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50,000 Smart Meters Installed in New Delhi Municipal Council Area

Uttar Pradesh’s New Smart Meter Tender for 4.5 Million Electricity Consumers

In Uttar Pradesh, the Madhyanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (MVVNL) has issued a tender to set up bi-directional smart meters. The bi-directional smart meters will be set up for each ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
ENGIE And STOA Form Joint-Venture to Develop Wind Projects in India

Siemens Gamesa and Inox Wind Bag Massive Orders in India

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. And of late, ...
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Madhya Pradesh Electricity Commission Condemns Payment Delay by DISCOM to Adani Green

Solar’s Share in India’s Total Installed Capacity Rises to 7.9% at the End of 2018

Renewable energy capacity additions continue to increase at a significant pace in India, accounting for approximately 22 percent of India’s power capacity mix at the end of December 2018. India’s ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
To Boost India’s Offshore Wind Sector, MNRE Issues Draft Lease Rules

To Boost India’s Offshore Wind Sector, MNRE Issues Draft Lease Rules

Though the government has announced big plans to utilize the country’s offshore wind potential, there has been no progress in terms of project development so far. To this end, the ...
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