Center Mulls 5-Min Time-Block for Deviation Settlement as Renewable Generation Surges

Center Mulls 5-Min Time-Block for Deviation Settlement as Renewable Generation Surges

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) recently organized a conference “Energizing South” in Tamil Nadu’s capital city of Chennai. The conference’s theme was “India at 75: Forging Ahead: Commercially Smart, ...
MNRE Clarifies Target Date for Achieving 175 GW Renewable Power

MNRE Clarifies Target Date for Achieving 175 GW Renewable Power

The Government of India (GoI) has clarified that the target date for achieving the cumulative 175 GW renewable power installed capacity is December 31, 2022. According to the letter issued ...
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Maharashtra To Launch Renewable Energy Deviation Settlement Regulations from Jan 2020

Maharashtra To Launch Renewable Energy Deviation Settlement Regulations from Jan 2020

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Load Despatch Center (MSLDC) to amend its forecasting and scheduling procedure in line with the rules and principles of ...
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Delhi Penalizes Three DISCOMs for Defaulting on Renewable Purchase Obligations

Delhi Penalizes Three DISCOMs for Defaulting on Renewable Purchase Obligations

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has imposed penalties of ₹17.2 million (~$240,000) on Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) and ₹28.8 million (~$410,000) each on BSES Yamuna Power Ltd. (BYPL) ...
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SECI Seeks Developers for 200 MW of ISTS-Connected Renewable Projects

SECI Seeks Developers for 200 MW of ISTS-Connected Renewable Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a notice inviting proposals for the development of renewable projects that would be connected with the inter-state transmission system (ISTS). According ...
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India and Sweden to Lead UN Leadership Group to Work Towards Sustainability

India and Sweden to Lead UN Leadership Group to Work Towards Sustainability

As global leaders ramp up their efforts to combat climate change, a new leadership group led by India and Sweden has been announced at the UN Climate Action Summit. The ...
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New Jersey and Telangana Sign MoU for Cooperation in the Field of Clean Technology

New Jersey and Telangana Sign MoU for Cooperation in the Field of Clean Technology

The recent visit of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to India has facilitated a dialogue between the state governments of New Jersey and Telangana to strengthen cleantech cooperation between the ...
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DISCOMs Can Avail Accreditation Under REC Mechanism_ KERC Draft Amendment

DISCOMs Can Avail Accreditation Under REC Mechanism: KERC Draft Amendment

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued a draft amendment to its guidelines for the procurement of energy through renewable sources. The amendments will allow the inclusion of distribution ...
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India to Ramp Up its Renewable Capacity to 450 GW_ PM Modi at UN Climate Action Summit

India to Ramp Up its Renewable Capacity to 450 GW: PM Modi at UN Climate Action Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India is going to increase the share of non-fossil fuels to 175 GW by 2022 and will further take it to 450 GW. He ...
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EBRD Approves $329 Million to Support Kazakhstan Renewables Framework

EBRD Approves $329 Million to Support Kazakhstan Renewables Framework

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved ~$329 million (₹23.6 billion) for the Kazakhstan Renewables Framework to support the country’s drive as a regional leader to promote ...
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ADB, GCF, and Australia Together Pledge $44.6 Million for Tonga’s Renewable Expansion

ADB, GCF, and Australia Together Pledge $44.6 Million for Tonga’s Renewable Expansion

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and the Government of Australia have signed an agreement to develop renewable energy in Tonga. The total grant for expanding ...
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DISCOMs Should Provide Net Metering for Renewable Energy Systems in Ten Days_ Kerala

DISCOMs Should Provide Net Metering for Renewable Energy Systems in Ten Days: Kerala

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has issued a draft of net metering regulations for renewable energy systems. The commission has sought suggestions from the public and other stakeholders ...
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Payment Dues of State DISCOMs to Renewable Power Developers Escalate to ₹97 Billion

Payment Dues of State DISCOMs to Renewable Power Developers Escalate to ₹97 Billion

The Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) recent report states that the total payment due for 513 renewable projects now amounts to ₹97.356 billion (~$1.356 billion) as of July 31, 2019, thus ...
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Month in a Minute: News Snippets from India’s Renewable Sector in August 2019

Month in a Minute: News Snippets from India’s Renewable Sector in August 2019

The month of August saw some important headlines from India’s renewable energy space, with Andhra Pradesh’s ongoing debacle making the biggest headlines. Here is a snapshot of some of the ...
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DISCOMs Across States Owe Nearly ₹30 Billion to Renewable Generators_ CEA

DISCOMs Across States Owe Nearly ₹30 Billion to Renewable Generators: CEA

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has found that distribution companies across the country owe dues totaling ₹30.12 billion (~$420 million) to renewable energy projects aggregating 5,982 MW. Last week, Mercom reported that ...
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CERC Overlooks Procedural Delays, Grants RECs to Captive Generator in Uttar Pradesh

CERC Overlooks Procedural Delays, Grants RECs to Captive Generator in Uttar Pradesh

In a recent order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) directed the National Load Dispatch Centre (NLDC) and Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) to issue the ...
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MNRE Clarifies Renewables Fixed Charges Calculation for Payment Security Mechanism

MNRE Clarifies Renewables Fixed Charges Calculation for Payment Security Mechanism

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding fixed charges in the newly issued payment security mechanism regulations. The ministry has stated that in the case ...
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CEL to Empanel EPC Contractors for Installing Battery Energy Storage Systems

CEL to Empanel EPC Contractors for Installing Battery Energy Storage Systems

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public-sector enterprise of the government of India (GoI), has floated an expression of interest (EoI) inviting engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contractors to empanel for ...
SECI’s 1,200 MW Wind Tender Receives Bids Totaling 2,190 MW

Opposing PPA Reviews, Renewable Developers Move High Court Against Andhra DISCOM

After the state distribution company (DISCOM) issued letters to entities and developers to revise tariffs for solar and wind projects which already have power purchase and sale agreements (PPAs and ...
Nearly ₹29 Billion Allotted for Off-Grid Renewable Generation in Last 3 Years

Nearly ₹29 Billion Allotted for Off-Grid Renewable Generation in Last 3 Years

A corpus of ₹29.37 billion (~$0.43 billion) has been provided for off-grid renewable energy generation sources in the past three consecutive budgets, beginning with the financial year (FY) 2016-17 and ...
Nearly 10 GW of Renewable Capacity Added to Green Energy Corridor

Nearly 10 GW of Renewable Capacity Added to Green Energy Corridor: RK Singh

The Government of India has been working for a while now to expedite the implementation of transmission infrastructure for the evacuation of power from renewable energy projects. To accelerate the ...
India’s Economic Survey Predicts $330 Billion Investment in Renewable Sector by 2030

India’s Economic Survey Predicts $330 Billion Investment in Renewable Sector by 2030

India is among the top five countries in the world in terms of installed wind and solar capacity. According to the Economic Survey 2018-19, India ranks fourth in terms of ...
UAE Signs MoU with IRENA to Introduce Renewable Energy Studies in its Education System

UAE Signs MoU with IRENA to Introduce Renewable Energy Studies in its Education System

The UAE Ministry of Education plans to introduce training initiatives around low-carbon forms of energy into its national education system. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Hussain ...
India’s Renewable Industry Attracted FDI Worth $1.4 Billion in 2018-19

India’s Renewable Industry Attracted FDI Worth $1.4 Billion in 2018-19

Foreign direct investment (FDI) in India’s renewable energy sector has been gradually increasing over the past five financial years. The FDI inflow has increased significantly since the formation of Invest ...
Power Ministry’s 5-Year Plan Calls for Fair Share of Renewables and More Washed Coal

Power Ministry’s 5-Year Plan Calls for Fair Share of Renewables and More Washed Coal

The Ministry of Power has issued a vision document which charts the way forward for India’s power sector. The document points out the problem areas and sets the timeline for ...