Maharashtra Commission Asks DISCOM to Allow Open Access to Captive Wind Generators

Maharashtra Commission Asks DISCOM to Allow Open Access to Captive Wind Energy Generators

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued a common order with respect to five separate petitions which were filed by Ghatge Patil Industries Limited, Liberty Oil Mills Limited, Siddhayu ...
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Maharashtra Commission Asks DISCOM to Settle Dues of Wind Power Generators

Maharashtra Commission Asks DISCOM to Settle Dues of Wind Power Generators

Mrs. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan along with Relishah Export (RM) and Classic marble Company Private Limited (CMCPL), have jointly filed a case with the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) against the ...
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Rajasthan to Not Accept New Applications for Registration of Wind Projects under REC

Rajasthan to Not Accept New Applications for Registration of Wind Projects under REC

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation (RREC) has issued a draft version of its policy on wind and wind-solar hybrid projects. The policy aims to establish Rajasthan as a leader for ...
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Maharashtra to Procure 500 MW of Wind Energy with a Tariff Cap of ₹2.95/kWh

Maharashtra to Procure 500 MW of Wind Energy with a Tariff Cap of ₹2.95/kWh

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a tender to procure 500 MW of wind power through a competitive bidding process. The distribution company intends to meet ...
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Lowest Tariff of ₹2.83/kWh Emerges in SECI’s Wind Auction for 440 MW

Lowest Tariff of ₹2.83/kWh Emerges in SECI’s Wind Auction for 440 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has awarded 439.8 MW of wind projects in its latest auction. This capacity is part of the tender floated by the agency for ...
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NTPC Issues Tender for 1,200 MW of Wind Projects with a Tariff Ceiling of ₹2.85_kWh

NTPC Issues Tender for 1,200 MW of Wind Projects with a Tariff Ceiling of ₹2.85/kWh

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids to select developers for 1,200 MW of wind energy projects in India. The projects, which will be connected to the interstate ...
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Environment Ministry Relaxes Lease Rent on Wind Power Projects

Environment Ministry Relaxes Lease Rent on Wind Power Projects

To encourage investments in wind power projects and to provide clean energy at affordable prices, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate change has decided to relax the lease rent ...
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Sembcorp’s India Business Records 46% Jump in Net Profit During First Half of 2019

Sembcorp’s India Business Records 46% Jump in Net Profit During First Half of 2019

Sembcorp Industries, a Singapore-based renewable energy company, has announced a net profit of $137.8 million (₹ 9.8 billion) in the first half of 2019 (1H2019), up from $114.7 million (₹8.2 ...
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Andhra Pradesh Government Now Says it Will Only Target PPAs of Corrupt Wind Projects

Andhra Pradesh Government Now Says it Will Only Target PPAs of Corrupt Wind Projects

In a welcome development, the ongoing feud between the renewable industry and the new administration in the state of Andhra Pradesh could be deescalating. The state government may take a ...
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SECI’s 1.8 GW Wind Tender Left Undersubscribed with Bids for Only 551 MW

SECI’s 1.8 GW Wind Tender Left Undersubscribed with Bids for Only 551 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s tender to set up 1,800 MW of inter-state transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind power projects under tranche VIII has been undersubscribed by 1,249 MW ...
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Siemens Gamesa to Supply Turbines to Alfanar’s Two Wind Projects of 453 MW in India

Siemens Gamesa to Supply Turbines to Alfanar’s Two Wind Projects of 453 MW in India

Renewable energy developer and wind turbine manufacturer, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy has secured an order with Alfanar for the supply of 206 units of the SG2.2-122 wind turbines for two ...
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IL&FS Sells Seven Wind Power Subsidiaries Totaling 873 MW to Japan’s Orix

IL&FS Sells Seven Wind Power Subsidiaries Totaling 873 MW to Japan’s Orix

Orix, a financial services group headquartered in Tokyo, has announced that it will acquire 51% stake in seven wind power generating subsidiaries which it jointly owns with Infrastructure Leasing & ...
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EBRD, IFC, and OPIC Provide $252 Million for a 250 MW Wind Project in Gulf of Suez

EBRD, IFC, and OPIC Provide $252 Million for a 250 MW Wind Project in Gulf of Suez

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), are jointly investing $252 million (~₹17.96 billion) for a new ...
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APTEL Stalls Andhra DISCOM’s Move to Cancel Axis Energy’s Wind PPA

APTEL Stalls Andhra DISCOM’s Move to Cancel Axis Energy’s Wind PPA

Andhra Pradesh’s decision to withdraw 21 wind power purchase agreements (PPAs) including that of Axis Wind Farms has been stalled by the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL). Andhra Pradesh South ...
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DISCOM Asked to Settle Accumulated Interest Payments to Two Wind Developers

DISCOM Asked to Settle Accumulated Interest Payments to Two Wind Developers

In a recent judgment, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) ordered Hubli Electricity Supply Company Limited (HESCOM) to pay the dues to VRL Logistics Limited and Maris Power Supply Company ...
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Gujarat Asks Wind Developers to Match Lowest Tariff, Only Two Agree

Gujarat Asks Wind Developers to Match Lowest Tariff, Only Two Agree

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) had requested the winning bidders in its recently concluded wind power auction to match the lowest bid of ₹2.8 (~$ 0.04). Only two ...
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Even with Court’s Stay Order in Place, Andhra Pradesh to Cancel 21 Wind PPAs

Even with Court’s Stay Order in Place, Andhra Pradesh to Cancel 21 Wind PPAs

The ongoing feud between solar and wind project developers and the government of Andhra Pradesh (AP) has escalated further, and the state has now decided to withdraw the power purchase ...
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UAE’s Masdar and France’s EDF Secure Financing for 400 MW Wind Farm in Saudi Arabia

UAE’s Masdar and France’s EDF Secure Financing for 400 MW Wind Farm in Saudi Arabia

With the support of Saudi and international banks, the consortium comprising EDF Renewables and Masdar has completed the financing of the Dumat Al Jandal utility-scale wind project in Saudi Arabia ...
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After High Court’s Stay on PPA Revision, Andhra Pradesh Begins Curtailing Wind Power

After High Court’s Stay, Andhra Pradesh Begins Curtailing Wind Power Severely

The situation in Andhra Pradesh has become a matter of concern for solar and wind project developers. The issue has escalated over the past week with renewable developers approaching the ...
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Ministry of Power Amends Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Procurement

Ministry of Power Amends Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Procurement

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has amended the competitive bidding guidelines for the procurement of power from grid-connected wind energy projects. This is the first time that these competitive bidding guidelines for ...
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Andhra Government Summons Wind Power Developers for Retrospective Tariff Negotiation

Andhra Government Summons Wind Power Developers for Retrospective Tariff Negotiation

Continuing with its decision to renegotiate the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for wind and solar power projects signed during the former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s tenure, the present government of ...
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Gujarat Asks Winners of its 1 GW Wind Auction to Match the Lowest Tariff

Gujarat Asks Winners of its 1 GW Wind Auction to Match the Lowest Tariff

Clouds of uncertainty are hovering over 1,000 MW of wind projects in Gujarat. After awarding the capacities in May 2019, the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has now asked ...
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Maharashtra DISCOM to Amend EPAs for Purchase of 500 MW of Wind Power

Maharashtra DISCOM to Amend EPAs for Purchase of 500 MW of Wind Power

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has received the approval it sought from the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) for deviations in the standard bidding document for the ...
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Wind Generators in Rajasthan Face Payment Delays and Non-Renewal of PPAs

Wind Generators in Rajasthan Face Payment Delays and Non-Renewal of PPAs

The Rajasthan Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited (RVUNL) has not renewed the Power Purchase Agreements it had signed with wind generators, despite the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) passing an order ...
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National Load Despatch Center Asked to Review and Issue RECs to Gujarat Wind Developer

National Load Despatch Center Asked to Review and Issue RECs to Gujarat Wind Developer

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order in favor of wind developer Enn Enn Corp Limited which had filed a petition against the rejection of its request ...
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