India Launches National Clean Air Program to Fight Pollution

India Launches National Clean Air Program to Fight Pollution

India has launched a program to battle the increasing level of pollutants in the air. The National Clean Air Program (NCAP) is a time-bound national level strategy for pan India ...
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CERC Proposes Generic Tariffs for Renewable Energy Sources for FY 2019-20

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed a set of levelized generic tariffs for the purchase of electricity from a host of renewable energy generation sources during financial year (FY) 2019-20 ...
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Uttar Pradesh DISCOM Gets Approval to Call for Bids to Procure 400 MW of Hydropower

Small Hydro Power Developer in Maharashtra Wins Case Against MSEDCL

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has passed an order reprimanding the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for not paying the interest accumulated on its principle dues to a small ...
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India’s Peak Power Supply Deficit Dipped to 0.7% in Q1 FY 2018-19

Gujarat Revises RPO Targets for FY 2013-14 Retroactively

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has revised the state renewable purchase obligation (RPO) for entities in the state for the financial year (FY) 2013-14 retroactively. The order came after ...
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More Project Commissioning Delay Cases in Telangana Ruled in Favor of Project Developers

Delhi’s Draft RPO and REC Regulations Make Way for Stricter Implementation

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has issued draft regulations for the implementation of renewable purchase obligation (RPO) and renewable energy certificate (REC) framework. The draft is up for comments ...
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CERC Dismisses Adani Green’s Petition Against Power Grid Corporation

Open Access Banked Units Can be Adjusted If Power Sourced from Same Generator: MERC

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) in its latest order has clarified that open access consumers can avail open access throughout the year and are entitled for adjustment of the banked ...
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Railways Management Company Announces Tender for 140 MW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

Generic Renewable Energy Tariff to Act as Ceiling Tariff for Competitive Bidding: MERC

“The generic tariff fixed by the commission in cases where competitive bidding is also permissible should act as the ceiling tariff for guiding the competitive bidding process,” said the Maharashtra ...
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Andhra Pradesh Announces Tender for 10 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects

Andhra Pradesh Reveals New Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy

The Andhra Pradesh government has issued Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Policy-2018 to encourage energy generation from wind and solar hybrid projects in the state. The state government has set a target ...
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CERC Charts Plan to Redesign India’s Power Market

CERC Charts Plan to Redesign India’s Power Market

In a recent discussion paper titled Market Based Economic Dispatch of Electricity: Re-designing of Day-Ahead Market (DAM) in India, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has analyzed India’s power market, ...
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Madhya Pradesh Sets New Tariff for Procuring Power from Small Hydro Projects

Madhya Pradesh Sets New Tariff for Procuring Power from Small Hydro Projects

The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has issued a tariff order for the procurement of power from small hydro power projects in the state. The commission has determined the tariff, ...
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KERC Directs State Distribution Companies to Submit Wind PPAs for Approval

CERC Seeks Consultants to Study Regulatory Impact of REC Mechanism

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has published the terms of reference for the study of regulatory impact of renewable energy certificate (REC) mechanism. REC, which was designed to facilitate inter-state ...
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MSEDCL Directed to Pay ₹41.0464 Billion in Dues to Wind Power Generators

MNRE Invites Proposals for Research and Development in New and Renewable Energy

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited project proposals for research, development and demonstration (RD&D) in areas of new and renewable energy from R&D organisations/institutions, universities and industries. The ministry has ...
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Funding into the Global Solar Sector Falls to $2 Billion in Q1 2018

Indian Renewable Energy Sector Received $3.2 Billion in FDI During 2015-2018: DIPP

The Indian renewable energy sector received approximately $3.2 billion in the form of foreign direct investment (FDI) from April 2015 to June 2018, says data released by the Department of ...
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Investments into Renewables in India Surpassed Fossil-Fuels in 2017: IEA

India Extends $1.4 Billion Aid to Maldives, Joins Hands to Promote Renewables

The President of the Republic of Maldives was on a state visit to India recently. The visit has been fruitful for India’s renewable energy sector as the country has found ...
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Green Climate Fund Pledges $1 Billion to Fight Climate Change in Developing Countries

India Has Spent Over ₹140 Billion to Mitigate Climate Change

From financial year 2014-15 to date, the Indian government has spent a corpus of ₹140.14 billion (~$1.96 billion) to fight climate change. The corpus was spent on implementing the National ...
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Hero Future Energies and Softbank Win 500 MW Bhadla Solar Park Auction

Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation MD Resigns After New Government Formation

The recent state elections have challenged the status quo in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Mizoram. The upheaval is now apparent in Rajasthan’s politics, especially its renewable energy department with ...
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UK Pledges £100m for Improving Electricity Access in Sub-Saharan Africa

UK Pledges £100m for Improving Electricity Access in Sub-Saharan Africa

The United Kingdom has committed an additional funding of £100 million for the Renewable Energy Performance Platform (REPP) which aims to give a major boost to Sub-Saharan Africa’s small to ...
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Green Climate Fund Pledges $1 Billion to Fight Climate Change in Developing Countries

India Joins Hands with Japan and France for a Sustainable Future

The Cabinet has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and France in the field of energy efficiency. The MoU is a science and technology agreement, which involves knowledge ...
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CEA Asks States to Use 5-10% Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in Thermal Plants

Maharashtra’s MSEDCL to Procure 50 MW of Biomass Power Through Reverse Auction

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved a petition filed by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the long-term procurement of 50 MW of biomass power ...
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PFC Issues $400 Million of Green Bonds on LSE’s International Securities Market

Namibia Announces Issuance of its First Green Bond

In a first for the country, Namibia recently announced the launch of its green bond. By doing this, Bank Windhoek, a wholly Namibian-owned commercial bank, became the first commercial bank ...
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Ministry of Power Issues Revised Proposal for Amendments to the Electricity Act

EBRD to Lend $265 Million to Jordan to Develop its Grid for Renewable Energy Integration

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has said it will provide $265 million long-term loan to Jordan’s National Electric Power Company (NEPCO). The fund will be used to improve ...
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ENGIE And STOA Form Joint-Venture to Develop Wind Projects in India

World Bank Pledges $200 Billion to Combat Climate Change

Global financial institution World Bank has pledged a corpus of $200 billion for climate action over a five-year period. The World Bank has set this corpus to meet climate targets set by ...
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India’s Solar Installations Decline Quarter-Over-Quarter to 1.6 GW in Q2 2018

African Countries Receive Financial Assistance Against Payment Risk for Renewable Projects

The Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) has signed agreements with five African countries to provide financial assistance to their independent power producers (IPPs) against payment risks, noting that the lack of ...
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Green Climate Fund Pledges $1 Billion to Fight Climate Change in Developing Countries

Green Bank Network to Provide $41 Billion for Green Infrastructure Projects Around the World

Green Bank Network  is expected to mobilize $41 billion in public and private capital for green infrastructure projects around the globe. Green banks are specialised financial institutions that work closely ...
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IL&FS Offers to Sell Stakes in its Renewable Energy Assets of Solar and Wind Projects

IL&FS Offers to Sell Stakes in its Renewable Energy Assets of Solar and Wind Projects

In a major development, the Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS) has announced that it is going to achieve the resolution of the IL&FS group through certain measures, including ...
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