Power Generated from Co-firing of Biomass Qualifies for Meeting Non-Solar RPO Targets

Power Generated from Co-firing of Biomass Qualifies for Meeting Non-Solar RPO Targets

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC), in a recent order, ruled that power generated from co-firing of biomass will be considered as renewable energy and eligible for meeting the ...
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APTEL Directs Karnataka Commission to Issue New Tariff Order for Bagasse-Based Projects

APTEL Directs Karnataka Commission to Issue New Tariff Order for Bagasse-Based Projects

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, ruled that the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) should have considered the capital cost of ₹49.25 million (~$664,114)/MW as determined ...
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Odisha Government Invests ₹15.84 Billion for Ethanol Cogeneration and Solar Projects

Odisha Government Invests ₹15.84 Billion for Ethanol Cogeneration and Solar Projects

The Government of Odisha has approved four industrial projects, including three grain-based ethanol plants and one solar project estimating ₹15.84 billion (~$213 million) in investments. These projects together are expected ...
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Rajasthan DISCOM Asked to Pay Variable Charges for Older Biomass Projects

Rajasthan DISCOM Asked to Pay Variable Charges for Older Biomass Projects 

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC), in a recent order, has ruled that the variable charges determined for the financial year (FY) 2019-20 will be applicable for biomass power projects ...
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MERC Unscheduled Power from Captive Biomass Project Not Considered for RPO

MERC: Unscheduled Power from Captive Biomass Project Not Considered for RPO

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, has rejected the plea of BILT Graphic Paper Products to offset the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) for its Bhigwan unit ...
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PPA Duration to Buy 14 MW Bagasse-Based Power Extended in Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC), in a recent order, extended the duration of the power purchase agreement (PPA) signed between a bagasse-based power generator and the Uttar Pradesh ...
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Uttar Pradesh Regulator Approves Tariff of ₹4.53/kWh for Bagasse-Based Power

Uttar Pradesh Regulator Approves Tariff of ₹4.53/kWh for Bagasse-Based Power

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC), in a recent order, adopted the levelized tariff of ₹4.53 (~$0.062)/kWh for the purchase of 20 MW (+/-25%) of bagasse-based power. The Commission ...
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United Nations Invites Bids to Set Up Biomethanation Projects in India

United Nations Invites Bids to Set Up Biomethanation Projects in India

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has invited bids from companies or consortiums of companies to set up biomethanation projects showcasing specific developments in one or more areas of ...
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Bagasse-Based Cogeneration Plant Exempted from Cross-Subsidy, Additional Surcharge

Bagasse-Based Cogeneration Plant Exempted from Cross-Subsidy, Additional Surcharge

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC), in a recent ruling, exempted a bagasse-based cogeneration project owner from paying cross-subsidy surcharge and additional surcharge and quashed the recovery notice issued by ...
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Goa Energy Development Agency Invites Bids for Setting up a Biomass Briquetting Project

Goa Energy Development Agency Invites Bids for Setting up a Biomass Briquetting Project

The Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has invited bids to set up a 2,000 kg/HR biomass briquetting project at Saligao, Bardez in Goa. A briquette is a compressed block of any biomass ...
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This Process Uses Sunlight to Turn Hazardous Medical Waste into Clean Hydrogen Fuel

This Process Uses Sunlight to Turn Hazardous Medical Waste into Clean Hydrogen Fuel

A joint team of researchers from India and Wales, led by Swansea University researchers, said they were developing a  new process to convert hazardous medical waste into clean hydrogen fuel ...
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These Paddy Straw Based Biomass Projects in Haryana Could Address Environmental Issues

These Paddy Straw Based Biomass Projects in Haryana Could Address Environmental Issues

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has set the state's levelized tariffs for three biomass power projects. The tariffs set by the Commission are ₹4.93 (~$0.07)/kWh, ₹4.92 (~$0.06)/kWh, and ₹4.47 ...
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Sustainable Biofuel Supply Chain Can Help Tackle Delhi's Smog Menace_ Interview

Sustainable Biofuel Supply Chain Can Help Tackle Delhi’s Smog Menace: Interview

The national capital region is struggling to catch a breath. Sadly, this isn't an isolated incident but an annually recurring phenomenon in Delhi. The air quality, which had improved tremendously ...
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Tariff of ₹5.34_kWh to Apply on Tamil Nadu's Bagasse-Based Cogeneration Projects

Tariff of ₹5.34/kWh to Apply on Tamil Nadu’s Bagasse-Based Cogeneration Projects

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Commission (TNERC) has issued the tariff order for bagasse-based cogeneration projects. The order will be applicable for power procurement by distribution licensees (DSCOMs) from bagasse-based cogeneration ...
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NTPC Seeks Suppliers of Biomass Pellets for Co-Firing at its Thermal Power Stations

NTPC Seeks Suppliers of Biomass Pellets for Co-Firing at its Thermal Power Stations

NTPC Limited has invited bids for biomass pellets to use as fuel alongside coal at its thermal power stations. This would help mitigate the air pollution caused by farmers burning ...
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MNRE’s Biomass-Based Cogeneration Program Extended by a Year

MNRE’s Biomass-Based Cogeneration Program Extended by a Year

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the validity of its biomass-based cogeneration program. The program has been extended until March 31, 2021, or until the recommendations ...
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CERC Announces Levelized Tariffs for Renewable Energy Sources for FY 2020-21

CERC Announces Levelized Tariffs for Renewable Energy Sources for FY 2020-21

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued levelized generic tariffs for renewables for the financial year (FY) 2020-21. The Commission had issued another order last month, which provided the ...
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Uttar Pradesh Drafts Bidding Document for Slop-Based Renewable Power

Uttar Pradesh Drafts Bidding Document for Slop-Based Renewable Power

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) dismissed a petition filed by the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) seeking to fulfill its renewable purchase obligation (RPO) target by procuring ...
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Uttar Pradesh Issues Tender for Procuring 20 MW of Bagasse-Based Power

Uttar Pradesh Issues Tender for Procuring 20 MW of Bagasse-Based Power

The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for procuring 20 MW of power for ten years from bagasse-based projects. The procurement will help ...
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MNRE Announces Extension to its Waste to Energy Program

MNRE Announces Extension to its Waste to Energy Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that its waste-to-energy program would be extended beyond March 31, 2020. It said that the program would continue without any ...
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Uttar Pradesh DISCOM Asked to Clear Dues for Procuring Power from Bagasse-Based Project

Uttar Pradesh DISCOM Asked to Clear Dues for Procuring Power from Bagasse-Based Project

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has ordered the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) to clear its dues with Kesar Enterprises Limited (KEL) for the procurement of bagasse-based ...
Uttarakhand Floats Tender for Briquetting and Bio-Oil Projects

Uttarakhand Floats Tender for Briquetting and Bio-Oil Projects

The Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) seeking developers for briquetting or bio-oil projects based on biomass-based fuels. A briquette is a compressed block ...
India's Praj Industries Signs Agreement with Sweden's Sekab to Supply Biofuel

India’s Praj Industries Signs Agreement with Sweden’s Sekab to Supply Biofuel

Pune-based Praj Industries, a process, and project engineering company, recently signed a cooperation agreement with Sekab E-Technology AB, a Swedish cleantech company, to upgrade and commercialize base technology to produce ...
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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 ...
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Wood Burning Can Be A Clean Source of Energy With Net Carbon Benefits_ Report

Wood Burning Can Be A Clean Source of Energy With Net Carbon Benefits: Report

A recent study published in Science Advances, a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary open-access scientific journal, concluded that the harmful effects of burning wood for energy on the climate could be mitigated with ...
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