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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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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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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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’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 ...
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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Indian Railways Plans to Source 1 GW of Solar, 200 MW of Wind Power by 2021-22

Indian Railways Plans to Source 1 GW of Solar, 200 MW of Wind Power by 2021-22

Indian Railways is planning to source approximately 1,000 MW of solar power and nearly 200 MW of wind power by 2021-22 across zonal railways and production units. Out of the ...
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MSEDCL Gets Tariff Approval from the Commission to Procure of 500 MW of Solar Power

MSEDCL Gets Tariff Approval from the Commission to Procure 500 MW of Solar Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the tariff discovered by MSEDCL through the competitive bidding process and has allowed the procurement of 500 MW of solar power on ...
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MERC Permits Adani to Renegotiate Tariff for 700 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Power

MERC Permits Adani to Renegotiate Tariff for 700 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulator Commission (MERC) has allowed Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited (AEML) to renegotiate a lower tariff for 700 MW of grid-connected solar-wind hybrid power. The Mumbai-based private power ...
MNRE Takes Stock of Insurance Products in Domestic Solar Market

MNRE Takes Stock of Insurance Products in Domestic Solar Market

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a circular stating it has held talks with the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, and the Insurance Regulatory ...
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UPERC Dismisses Amplus Green’s Plea to Term its 50 MW Solar Project as Captive

UPERC Dismisses Amplus Green’s Plea to Term its 50 MW Solar Project as Captive

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) recently rejected Amplus Green Power Private Limited’s plea proposing its 50 MW solar project to be termed as a captive project. Amplus Green ...
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CERC Denies Solar Developer’s Claim for Carrying Costs and O&M Expenses After GST Law

CERC Denies Solar Developer’s Claim for Carrying Costs and O&M Expenses After GST Law

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved Parampujya Solar’s plea that the introduction of GST laws with effect from July 1, 2017, should be covered under the ‘Change in ...
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AECEA_ China Likely to Install 23-31 GW of Solar in 2020 as Uncertainty Grips

AECEA: China Likely to Install 23-31 GW of Solar in 2020 as Uncertainty Grips

In May 2018, the Chinese government abruptly decided to stop approving any new renewable projects until further notice. Back then, just half-way through the 13th five-year plan, the country had ...
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SECI Asks Bidders to Match Lowest Bid for 97.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Tender

SECI Asks Bidders to Match Lowest Bid for 97.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a letter to the bidders for its 97.5 MW rooftop solar tender for government buildings under the CAPEX and RESCO model, ...
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DISCOMs Can Pass on Incentives to Solar Project Owners Under KUSUM Program

DISCOMs Can Pass on Incentives to Solar Project Owners Under KUSUM Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification for the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Uttham Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program which states that the distribution companies ...
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Expiring Solar and Non-Solar RECs Will Now Remain Valid up to March 31, 2020

Expiring Solar and Non-Solar RECs Will Now Remain Valid up to March 31, 2020

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has extended the validity of renewable energy certificates (RECs), which have or are due to expire shortly. The Commission observed that the RECs that ...
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A Round Up of Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables for December

A Round Up of Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables for December

December witnessed some key policy announcements, both at the central and the state level, aimed at removing the bottlenecks and facilitating the growth of the renewable sector, especially solar. Here ...
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African Development Bank Approves $21.7 Million for Solar Pumps in Sudan

African Development Bank Approves $21.7 Million for Solar Pumps in Sudan

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $21.78 million (~₹1.54 billion) grant to the government of Sudan to promote the adoption of solar-powered irrigation pumps in the country. The ...
Andhra Pradesh Seeks Suppliers for Bidirectional Solar Net Meters

Andhra Pradesh Seeks Suppliers for Bidirectional Solar Net Meters

The Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL) has invited bids for bidirectional solar net meters to be installed in the state. The tender calls for the supply of ...
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JA Solar Lists on Shenzhen Stock Exchange

JA Solar Lists on Shenzhen Stock Exchange

Beijing-based solar module manufacturer JA Solar has announced that it has successfully listed its common stock on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) and has started trading from December 13, 2019. The company ...
Maharashtra Approves Tariff of ₹2.99_kWh for 50 MW of Solar Projects

Maharashtra Approves Tariff of ₹2.99/kWh for 50 MW of Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has allowed the Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MSPGCL) and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to procure solar power at rates ...