Saudi Arabia Renewable Energy

Saudi Arabia Could be a Significant Renewable Energy Market Going Forward

In the next six years, Saudi Arabia intends to produce 10 percent of its power from renewable sources of energy. The drive towards renewable energy is likely to see the ...
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SriLanka Renewable Energy

Sri Lanka to Reach 100 Percent Renewables by 2050

Sri Lanka can meet its current and future electricity demand through the use of renewable energy by 2050, according to a joint study by the UN Development Program (UNDP) and ...
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Sri Lanka

IFC Invests $100 Million in Sri Lanka’s Renewable Energy Sector

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a World Bank Group member, will invest $100 million to boost financing for renewable energy projects in Sri Lanka. The IFC will collaborate with Sri ...
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Electricity Demand in Germany

Renewable Energy Generated 35 Percent of Electricity Demand in Germany in First Half of 2017

According to the latest figures from the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research in Baden-Wurttemberg (ZSW) and the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW), solar PV generated ...
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Khajuraho - Kandariya Mahadeo Temple

MPERC Proposes Scrapping Must-Run Status of Renewable Energy Generation in Madhya Pradesh

The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has proposed applying scheduling and merit order dispatch principles to energy generation from co-generating and renewable energy generating units from time to time, ...
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Policy Roundup

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: July 2017

Mercom’s renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of July 2017: Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) released the GERC Net-Metering Rooftop Solar ...
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Month in a Minute India Solar Update July

Important Data Points and Headlines from the Indian Renewable Energy Sector in July 2017

Several hydropower projects in India are witnessing significant overruns in both time and costs. Only 28 percent of the total hydropower potential in India - out of 148 GW has been developed ...
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Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission Solar RPO

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission Issues Draft Regulations for RPOs and RECs for Financial Years 2017-2020

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has issued the Draft DERC (Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) and Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Framework Implementation) Regulations 2017. The DERC has asked stakeholders to ...
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Piyush Goyal

RPO System to be Re-evaluated Says Power Minister Piyush Goyal

A separate solar and non-solar renewable purchase obligations (RPO) system should be reviewed according to Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of Power. If what’s been proposed by Mr. Goyal comes to ...
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Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission Releases Discussion Paper on 2017 Tariff Regulations For Renewable Energy Sources

Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission Releases Discussion Paper on 2017 Tariff Regulations For Renewable Energy Sources

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has released a discussion paper on HERC (Terms and Conditions for Determination of Tariff from Renewable Energy Sources, Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) and Renewable Energy Certificate ...
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Hindustan Power

Hindustan Power Aggressively Expanding its Global Footprint

Hindustan Power, an Indian Renewable Energy firm, is aggressively expanding its global solar portfolio. The company acquired 15 solar power generation projects in Japan and is poised to enter the ...
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PGCIL Petition

PGCIL Files Petition Seeking CERC’s Intervention for Efficient Utilization of Bays to Connect Wind and Solar Projects

The Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) has filed a petition with the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) seeking regulatory intervention on an urgent basis to ensure efficient utilization of ...
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Renewables

Renewable Energy Installations Reach 57.5 GW in India

Renewable energy installations in India continue to grow, accounting for ~17.5 percent of India’s energy mix as of April 2017. In comparison, renewable energy accounted for 14.15 percent a year ...
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power financial corporation

Power Finance Corporation to Shift Investments Towards Renewables

The Power Finance Corporation (PFC), a government owned financial Institution, is planning to shift its investments away from conventional energy and towards renewable energy projects, last-mile transmission and distribution projects ...
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Where Are We With GST

Mercom Exclusive: Effects of 5 Percent GST on Solar in India

India’s Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, confirmed a solar goods and services tax (GST) rate of 5 percent at the 15th meeting of the GST Council with the official order to the effect still ...
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Renewables Energy

CERC Issues Levelized Generic Tariff for Select Renewables for the FY2017-18

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a levelized generic tariff for the purchase of electricity from small hydro projects, biomass with Rankine cycle, non-fossil fuel based co-generation, biomass ...
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Policy Roundup

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: May 2017

Renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of May 2017: The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) issued an advisory to the state ...
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Renewables Mix

Renewable Energy Accounted for 17.5 Percent of India’s Energy Mix in FY 2016-17

Renewable energy generation in India is on the rise. As of March 31, 2017, renewable energy sources accounted for 17.5 percent of all power generated in India. The country’s total ...
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Renewables

CERC Proposes Levelized Generic Tariff for Select Renewables

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed a new levelized generic tariff for the purchase of electricity from small hydro projects, biomass with Rankine cycle, non-fossil fuel based co-generation, ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
GST

Clean Environment Cess That Funds Clean Energy Programs in India Will Now be Used Towards GST Compensation Fund

The Government of India has enacted a bill that will utilize the Clean Environment Cess (India’s version of carbon tax) collected on coal, to finance the Goods and Services Tax ...
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Andhra Pradesh RPO

Andhra Pradesh State Renewable Energy RPO Set at 9 Percent for FY2017-18

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has set the state’s renewable purchase obligation (RPO) for the financial year FY2017-2018 at nine percent, of which the solar RPO is 3 ...
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ReNew Power

ReNew Power Adds 1,056 MW of Renewable Energy Capacity in FY2016-17

ReNew Power, a renewable energy project developer, added 1,056 MW of renewable energy capacity in financial year (FY) 2016-17. The capacity includes 430 MW of solar and 626 MW of ...
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Month in a Minute

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Energy Sector in March 2017

The Asian Development Bank approved a $175 million (~Rs.11.35 billion) loan to the Power Grid Corporation (PGCIL) to expand its solar power transmission network across the country. Payment delays by ...
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renewable energy

70 Billion Units of Electricity Generated by Renewable Energy Sources in the 10-Month Period from April 2016 to January 2017

In the 10-month period from April 2016 to January 2017, in the current fiscal, 70.13 billion units of electricity were generated from renewable energy sources, stated Minister for Power Mr ...
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grid Integration

Renewable Energy Accounts for 16 Percent of India’s Energy Mix

Renewable energy generation in India continues to grow, accounting for ~16.10 percent of India’s energy mix. The country’s total installed power generation capacity is 315,369.08 MW with renewables accounting for ...
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