India’s Carbon Emission Level Drops Sharply Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

India’s Carbon Emission Level Drops Sharply Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

The economic downturn, growth of the renewable sector, and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic have achieved what was earlier thought impossible. A combination of these factors has led to a ...
Chhattisgarh Commission Issues Amendment to RPO Regulations for Captive Projects

Chhattisgarh Commission Issues Amendment to RPO Regulations for Captive Power Projects

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued an amendment to its regulation for captive generating projects. These regulations deal with the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets to be ...
Bank of Bangladesh Adds €200 Million to its Green Transmission Fund

Bank of Bangladesh Adds €200 Million to its Green Transmission Fund

The Bank of Bangladesh has decided to introduce €200 million (~₹16.38 billion) along with the existing $200 million (~₹15 billion) for the Green Transmission Fund (GTF). Accordingly, the participating authorized ...
Renewables Can Play Key Role in COVID-19 Response Strategies_ IRENA

Renewables Can Play Key Role in COVID-19 Response Strategies: IRENA

The International Renewable Energy Agency’s (IRENA) Coalition for Action has asked governments to take effective response measures to address the immediate and long-term impacts of the global COVID-19 crisis. The ...
Renewable Projects in Uttar Pradesh To See New Forecasting and Scheduling Regulations

Renewable Projects in Uttar Pradesh to See New Forecasting and Scheduling Regulations

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has taken note of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited’s (UPPCL) request to modify the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) deviation settlement mechanism (DSM) ...
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Continues to Rise

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Continue to Rise

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable energy generators ₹68.37 billion (~$914.5 million) in outstanding payments spread across 307 pending invoices at the end of March 2020, according to data from the ...
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 5 GW of Renewable Power Bundled with Thermal

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 5 GW of Renewable Power Bundled with Thermal

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the deadline for the submission of bids to supply 5 GW of round-the-clock (RTC) power from grid-connected renewable power projects, bundled ...
Mizoram Floats Tender for Short-Term Supply of Surplus Non-Solar Renewable Power

Mizoram Floats Tender for Short-Term Supply of Surplus Non-Solar Renewable Power

The Power and Electricity Department of Mizoram (PEDM), an undertaking of the Government of Mizoram, has issued a notice inviting bids for the short-term sale of surplus non-solar renewable power ...
Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in April

Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in April

The month of April witnessed several important events that might have a significant impact on the renewable energy sector going forward. Here are some of the important developments in April ...
Prime Minister Modi Takes Stock of the Power Sector Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Prime Minister Modi Takes Stock of the Power Sector Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently held a meeting to take stock of the power sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meeting, the Prime Minister discussed various measures and long-term ...
Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables in April 2020

Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables in April 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has grounded the economy to a halt. The pandemic has not only caused enormous economic loss but has killed tens of thousands of people across the ...
CERC Prepares Blueprint for New Tariff Regulations for Renewable Projects

CERC Prepares Blueprint for New Tariff Regulations for Renewable Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has come out with the draft tariff regulations 2020, which will come in force from July 01, 2020, and will remain in force until ...
Tuticorin Port, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Keen to Set Up Renewable Manufacturing Hubs

Tuticorin Port, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Keen to Set Up Renewable Manufacturing Hubs

The Tuticorin Port Trust and the states of Madhya Pradesh and Odisha have expressed interest in setting up renewable energy manufacturing parks in response to the Ministry of New and ...
Africa to Use Renewables to Bolster its Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

Africa to Use Renewables to Bolster its Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) have agreed to work together to promote renewable energy across the African continent and to bolster Africa’s response ...
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India’s Ports to Allow Free Storage Time During the Lockdown (1)

India’s Ports to Allow Free Storage Time During the Lockdown

The Ministry of Shipping (MoS) has issued a notice directing all major ports of the country to allow free storage time to all port users for the lockdown period. India ...
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Punjab Mulls Reducing Renewable Purchase Obligations Drastically Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Punjab Mulls Reducing Renewable Purchase Obligations Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The Punjab State Electricity Commission (PSERC) has invited comments, objections, and suggestions for a proposal by the state government to lower the renewable purchase obligations (RPOs) of power establishments for ...
India Tweaks FDI Policy to Curb Opportunistic Acquisition of Firms Amid COVID-19

India Tweaks FDI Policy to Curb Opportunistic Acquisition of Firms Amid COVID-19

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has revised its Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy intending to curb takeovers or acquisitions of Indian companies during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. A Foreign ...
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Lockdown Until May 3rd, But Renewable Projects Construction to Resume from April 20th

Lockdown Until May 3rd, But Renewable Projects Construction to Resume from April 20th

As the country enters the extended lockdown period to arrest the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued its revised guidelines allowing selected additional activities ...
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Punjab Extends Validity of Levelized Tariffs for Renewables Until June 30, 2020

Punjab Extends Validity of Levelized Tariffs for Renewables Until June 30, 2020

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has extended the validity of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (CERC) Renewable Energy Tariff Regulations, 2017, and the Levelized generic tariffs for renewable ...
MNRE Asks States and Ports to Locate Land for Renewable Manufacturing and Export Hubs

MNRE Asks States and Ports to Locate Land for Renewable Manufacturing and Export Hubs

All states and ports in the country are expected to identify land parcels ranging between 50 and 500 acres in size in their regions that can be used to set ...
Africa’s Mali Announces Tax and Duty Exemptions on Renewable Energy Equipment

Africa’s Mali Announces Tax and Duty Exemptions on Renewable Energy Equipment

The Republic of Mali, a country in West Africa, has announced that it will exempt renewable energy equipment from value-added taxes (VAT), duties, and other taxes to boost the reduction ...
Power Generators Get More Time to File Tariff Petitions Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Power Generators Get More Time to File Tariff Petitions Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) is allowing additional time for the power generators to file tariff petitions as refipef from the disruption caused bo the Coronavirus pandemic. The Commission ...
Maharashtra Will No Longer Set Generic Tariffs for Renewables

Maharashtra Will No Longer Set Generic Tariffs for Renewables

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), going forward, will determine tariffs for wind, solar, non-fossil fuels-based co-generation, biomass-based, and hybrid renewable power projects only through a transparent process of competitive ...
DISCOMs’ Claim of Force Majeure For Curtailing & Not Paying for Renewables, Null and Void

DISCOMs’ Claim of Force Majeure For Curtailing & Not Paying for Renewables, Null and Void

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has reiterated that the “must-run” status of renewable energy projects remains unchanged during the COVID-19 lockdown period and curtailment or renewables other ...
AfDB Extends €12.46 Million for Expansion of Renewables in an African Island

AfDB Extends €12.46 Million for Expansion of Renewables in an African Island

The African Development Bank (AfDB) announced that it would donate €12.46 million (~₹1.05 billion) to finance the Energy Transition and Institutional Support Program (ETISP) in the Democratic Republic of São ...