India’s Power Supply Deficit Remains Unchanged at 0.5%

India’s Power Supply Deficit Remains Unchanged at 0.5%

India’s power supply deficit stood at 0.5% for the nine months between April 2019 and December 2019, while India’s peak power deficit stood at 0.7%, according to the data published ...
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Maharashtra Proposes Grid Charges on Net Metering Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW

Maharashtra Proposes Grid Charges on Net Metering Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW

In a significant development that could have huge implications on the state’s rooftop solar segment, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has proposed considerable grid support charges (GSC) ...
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GERC Allows Changes to Force Majeure Clause for GUVNL’s 500 MW Solar Tender

GERC Allows Changes to Force Majeure Clause for GUVNL’s 500 MW Solar Tender

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has approved the changes to the Ministry of Power’s guidelines relating to force majeure (unforeseen) events, as sought by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited ...
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Adani, Azure Win SECI’s Manufacturing-Linked Solar Tender, Greenshoe Option Next

Adani, Azure Win SECI’s Manufacturing-Linked Solar Auction, Greenshoe Option Next

Adani Green Energy and Azure Power have won the first of its kind manufacturing-linked solar tender floated by the Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) for 7 GW of solar ...
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Uttar Pradesh’s 500 MW Solar Tender Left Undersubscribed by 268 MW

Uttar Pradesh’s 500 MW Solar Tender Undersubscribed by 268 MW

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency’s (UPNEDA) 500 MW solar tender has been undersubscribed by 268 MW, according to Mercom’s sources. The tariff ceiling set for this ...
Chhattisgarh Sets Levelized Tariffs for Renewable Projects

Chhattisgarh to Set Generic Levelized Tariffs for Renewable Projects

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued draft order announcing generic levelized tariffs for the fiscal year (FY) 2019-20 and 2020-21 for renewable energy sources. The generic tariff ...
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France’s Technique Solaire Commissions 20 MW of Solar Project in Maharashtra

France’s Technique Solaire Commissions 20 MW of Solar Project in Maharashtra

French company Technique Solaire has commissioned a total capacity of 20 MW (AC) of solar projects in Maharashtra. This is the second project of the company in India. This ground-mounted ...
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Salem Smart City Announces Tender for 3 MW of Solar Projects

Salem Smart City Announces Tender for 3 MW of Solar Projects

Salem City Municipal Corporation has issued a tender for 3 MW (DC) of solar projects in the Erumapalayam area. The project falls under Salem Smart City Mission. The last date ...
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CERC Provides Relief to a 50 MW Solar Thermal Project Delayed Due to Drought

CERC Provides Relief to a 50 MW Solar Thermal Project Delayed Due to Drought

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has extended the scheduled commercial operation date (SCoD) of a 50 MW solar thermal project in Andhra Pradesh. Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) ...
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CERC Asks NTPC to Refund Solar Developer’s ₹10 Million Deducted as Liquidated Damages

CERC Asks NTPC to Refund Solar Developer’s ₹10 Million Deducted as Liquidated Damages

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has directed the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to refund the performance bank guarantee (PBG) of ₹10 million (~$140,800) along with interest to Prayatna ...
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SECI Announces List of Successful Bidders for its 97.5 MW Rooftop Solar Tender

SECI Announces List of Successful Bidders for its 97.5 MW Rooftop Solar Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced the list of successful bidders selected for its 97.5 MW rooftop solar tender. SECI had reissued the tender for 97.5 MW of grid-connected ...
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Maharashtra Adopts Tariff of ₹3.05_kWh for 184 MW of Solar Projects

Maharashtra Adopts Tariff of ₹3.05/kWh for 184 MW of Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has allowed Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MSPGCL) and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to procure power from 184 MW of ...
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SECI Announces RfS for 1.2 GW Wind-Solar Hybrid Tender

SECI Announces RfS for 1.2 GW Wind-Solar Hybrid Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued the request for selection (RfS) for setting up 1,200 MW of interstate transmission-connected wind-solar hybrid power projects in the country under ...
Solar MSMEs Seek Government Intervention to Waive Fees in NTPC’s 923 MW Tender

Solar MSMEs Seek Government Intervention to Waive Fees in NTPC’s 923 MW Tender

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has sought the intervention of the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), asking it to issue a direction to the ...
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Solar’s Share in India’s Total Installed Power Capacity Reaches 9.6% at the End of 2019

Solar’s Share in India’s Total Installed Power Capacity Reaches 9.6% at the End of 2019

Renewable energy (including large hydro) accounted for almost 36% of India’s total power capacity mix at the end of the calendar year (CY) 2019, according to data from the Central ...
Tender to Empanel Business Associates Under KUSUM Program for Solar Pumps

Tender to Empanel Business Associates Under KUSUM Program for Solar Pumps

The Indian Telephone Industries Limited (ITI), a public sector undertaking, has invited an expression of interest (EoI) to empanel business associates for the off-grid solar water pumping program that is ...
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SECI Announces 4 MW of Floating Solar With Battery Energy Storage for North Andaman

SECI Announces 4 MW of Floating Solar With Battery Energy Storage for North Andaman

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for setting up 4 MW of grid-connected floating solar projects. These solar projects will come ...
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NTPC Floats O&M Tender for a 50 MW Solar Project in Madhya Pradesh

NTPC Floats O&M Tender for a 50 MW Solar Project in Madhya Pradesh

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has floated a tender for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of its 50 MW grid-connected Rajgarh solar project in the state of Madhya Pradesh ...
Indore Smart City Tenders Consulting and O&M for 100 MW of Solar Projects

Indore Smart City Tenders Consulting and O&M for 100 MW of Solar Projects

Indore Smart City Development Limited (ISCDL) has floated a tender for a consultant for 100 MW of solar projects. The estimated cost of work is ₹20 million (~$281,587). Interested bidders ...
Madhya Pradesh’s RUMSL Seeks Consultants for Setting up Solar Parks

Madhya Pradesh’s RUMSL Seeks Consultants for Setting up Solar Parks

The Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited (RUMSL) has invited proposals from interested consultants for setting up solar parks in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The International Bank for Reconstruction and ...
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Tata, Jakson, and L&T are Winners in NTPC’s 560 MW Solar Auction

Tata, Jakson, and L&T are Winners in NTPC’s 560 MW Solar Auction

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has concluded the auction process for 1,000 MW of solar projects under the Develop Build Demonstrate (DBDT) program. Out of the 1,000 MW capacity, ...
Jammu and Kashmir Issues EOI to Carry Out Evaluation Study of its Solar Devices

Jammu and Kashmir Issues EOI to Carry Out Evaluation Study of its Solar Devices

The Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) for conducting a study assessing the impact of the solar devices it has installed under ...
New Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Is June 30, 2020

New Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Set for June 30, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification which states that the deadline for the self-certification of solar inverters has once again been extended by six ...
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BHEL Issues O&M Tender for 5 MW of Solar Projects at its Premises in Tamil Nadu

BHEL Issues O&M Tender for 5 MW of Solar Projects at its Premises in Tamil Nadu

The Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has floated a tender for the operation and maintenance of a 5 MW solar power project at its premises in Ranipet, Tamil Nadu. The ...
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Saudi Arabia Announces a 1.2 GW Solar Tender

Saudi Arabia Announces a 1.2 GW Solar Tender

In line with the country’s National Renewable Energy Program, the Ministry of Energy of Saudi Arabia has issued the request for qualification (RfQ) for four solar projects with a cumulative ...
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