Punjab Announces Curtailment of Renewable Power Until Coronavirus Outbreak Subsides

Punjab Announces Curtailment of Renewable Power Until Coronavirus Outbreak Subsides

The Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL) has announced the curtailment of power under force majeure clause (outbreak of COVID-19) from the projects generating renewable energy until the pandemic lasts ...
CERC Proposes New Forbearance Price and Removal of Floor Prices for RECs

CERC Proposes New Forbearance Price and Removal of Floor Prices for RECs

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a proposal for establishing forbearance and floor prices for renewable energy certificates (RECs). RECs are a market instrument to meet renewable purchase ...
MNRE Addresses Invoicing Issues Faced by Renewable Generators Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

MNRE Addresses Invoicing Issues Faced by Renewable Generators Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum addressing problems that domestic renewable energy generating stations are facing while invoicing for renewable energy supplied amid the ...
Month in a Minute_ Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in March 2020

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in March 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc globally. All industries and economic activity have felt the repercussions of the outbreak. Mercom is covering the effects of Coronavirus on the industry to ...
SECI’s 400 MW Round the Clock Tender of Renewable with Energy Storage Oversubscribed

SECI’s 400 MW Renewable Tender with Energy Storage Oversubscribed by 550 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced the list of bidders for its 400 MW tender for renewable power on a round-the-clock basis. The list of bidders includes ...
Major Ports Asked Not to Impose Penalties and Continue Operations Amid COVID-19 Lockdown (1)

Major Ports Asked Not to Impose Penalties and Continue Operations Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

The Ministry of Shipping has issued a notice to major ports in the country with directions to deal with issues arising due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Ministry, in its ...
MNRE Orders Timely Payment and ‘Must-Run’ Status to Renewable Stations During Lockdown

MNRE Orders Timely Payment and ‘Must-Run’ Status to Renewable Stations During Lockdown

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding the payment to renewable energy generating stations during the moratorium provided to distribution companies (DISCOMs) by the ...
Industry Groups Ask for Renewable Generators to be Fully Paid Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Industry Groups Ask for Renewable Generators to be Fully Paid Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) and the Indian Renewable Energy Alliance (IREA) have written  letters to the Government of India requesting necessary relief for renewable energy generators in the ...
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Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from March 2020

Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from March 2020

With the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus across the world, the global economy and life, in general, have been severely affected.  The pandemic has disrupted all segments of the Indian ...
Shipping Lines Asked Not to Impose Detention Charges on Containers Due to Coronavirus

Shipping Lines Asked Not to Impose Detention Charges on Containers Due to Coronavirus

The Directorate General of Shipping (DGS), Mumbai, has issued an advisory to shipping lines asking them not to impose any container detention charges on import shipments at Indian seaports to ...
COVID-19 Pandemic Takes a Toll on Solar REC Trading in March

COVID-19 Pandemic Takes a Toll on Solar REC Trading in March

March witnessed a significant drop in trading volume of solar as well as non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs). As the country fights the outbreak of Coronavirus. Markets all around the ...
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COVID-19 Lockdown_ MNRE Extends Deadline for All Renewable Projects Under Construction

COVID-19 Lockdown: MNRE Extends Deadline for All Renewable Projects Under Construction

All renewable energy projects currently under implementation will be given an extension of time in light of the ongoing lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Anand Kumar, Secretary of the ...
CERC Extends Validity of Existing Renewable Energy Tariffs Until June 30, 2020

CERC Extends Validity of Existing Renewable Energy Tariffs Until June 30, 2020

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has extended the applicability of the Renewable Energy Tariff Regulations, 2017, for three months (from April 01, 2020, to June 30, 2020). The Commission ...
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Renewable Supply Chain Disruption Due to Coronavirus to Be Treated As Force Majeure

Renewable Supply Chain Disruption Due to Coronavirus to Be Treated As Force Majeure

Considering the adverse impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the global economy, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an official memorandum which states that the time ...
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₹1.34 Trillion Invested in the Renewable Sector in Past Three Years_ RK Singh

₹1.34 Trillion Invested in the Renewable Sector in Past Three Years: RK Singh

According to the Government of India (GoI), 8,004.64 MW of renewable capacity was installed in India between April 2019 and January 2020.  During the same period in the previous year, ...
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IRENA Invites Developers to Register Projects on its Climate Investment Platform

IRENA Invites Developers to Register Projects on its Climate Investment Platform

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has invited renewable energy project developers to register suitable projects through a purpose-built portal organized around 14 regional clusters to contribute to its Climate ...
Renewable Energy Industry Employs More Women Than Oil and Gas Industry Globally

Renewable Energy Industry Employs More Women Than Oil and Gas Industry Globally

According to a report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the renewable energy industry currently employs about 32% of women, compared to 22% in the global oil and ...
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Tamil Nadu Issues Empanelment Tender for Renewables and Energy-Efficient Appliances

Tamil Nadu Issues Empanelment Tender for Renewables and Energy-Efficient Appliances

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has invited bids to empanel vendors for renewable energy projects and energy-efficient appliances in the state. The scope of work includes the procurement ...
Gujarat Successfully Runs Coal Project at 40% Capacity to Support Renewable Integration

Gujarat Successfully Runs Coal Project at 40% Capacity to Support Renewable Integration

The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has successfully managed to operate its 500 MW Ukai unit under its coal-based power project at 40% of its capacity during a recently ...
CEA Seeks Suggestions From Stakeholders on Renewable Forecasting and Scheduling

CEA Seeks Suggestions From Stakeholders on Renewable Forecasting and Scheduling

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has released a notice inviting comments and suggestions for a proposed stakeholder meeting to help deal with problems surrounding forecasting and scheduling of renewable energy ...
MNRE to Set Up a Renewable Energy Standardization Cell to Ensure Quality Standards

MNRE to Set Up a Renewable Energy Standardization Cell to Ensure Quality Standards

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has decided to set up a Renewable Energy Standardization Cell (RESC). The objectives of the cell are to identify the areas in ...
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Andhra Proposes to Raise Deviation Settlement Charges for Renewable Projects

Andhra Proposes to Raise Deviation Settlement Charges for Renewable Projects

The Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (APTRANSCO) has issued a notice to the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) seeking amendments to the existing regulations for forecasting, scheduling, and deviation ...
Researchers Claim Climate Costs Could be Less if Global Warming is Limited to 2°C

Researchers Claim Climate Costs Could be Less if Global Warming is Limited to 2°C

The researchers at the University of Potsdam have claimed that the climate costs are likely to be less if the temperature increase because of global warming is limited to two ...
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Greenko Seeks EPC Contractors for a 1,260 MW Pumped Hydro Storage Project in Karnataka

Greenko Seeks EPC Contractors for a 1,260 MW Pumped Hydro Storage Project in Karnataka

Greenko Solar Energy Private Limited has invited bids for the installation of electro-mechanical equipment from the main inlet valve to a 400 kV gas-insulated switchgear at one of its project ...
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African Development Fund Offers Over $34 Million for Liberia’s Renewable Expansion

African Development Fund Offers Over $35 Million for Liberia’s Renewable Expansion

The African Development Fund has approved a $34.74 million grant to boost renewable energy access and promote investment climate in Liberia. Under the first project called Renewable Energy for Electrification ...