KSERC, KSEB, GBI, SOURA Scheme, Solar RPO, Solar Power

Kerala Extends Validity of Consumer Incentives for Off-Grid Solar Systems by 2 Years

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has extended the validity of its incentives for off-grid solar projects by extending the program by another two years. KSERC, in its order ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Adani Green’s Profit for Q2 FY20 Reaches ₹10.2 Million

Adani Green’s Profit for Q2 FY20 Reaches ₹10.2 Million

Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL), the renewable energy arm of Adani Group, has announced its consolidated results for the first half of the financial year (FY) 2020 and the second ...
No ISTS Charges for Solar and Wind Projects Commissioned by December 2022

No ISTS Charges for Solar and Wind Projects Commissioned by December 2022

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has announced that interstate transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses on the transmission of electricity generated from solar and wind energy projects will be waived ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Seeks Consultants to Develop Tariff Regulations for Renewable Sources

CERC Seeks Consultants to Develop Tariff Regulations for Renewable Sources

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has invited Terms of Reference (ToR) to engage consultants who will help them frame the regulations for renewable energy (RE) tariff determination starting April ...
Rajasthan DISCOMs Asked to Pay ₹313 Million to NTPC After Trading Margin Dispute

Rajasthan DISCOMs Asked to Pay ₹313 Million to NTPC After Trading Margin Dispute

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has directed three distribution companies in the state of Rajasthan to pay ₹313.4 million (~$4.4 million) that’s due to NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited ...
/ / Grid, Markets & Policy
MNRE Issues Framework for Installing Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

MNRE Issues Framework for Installing Solar Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines to implement Component-C of Pradhan Mantri Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyaan (PM KUSUM) program that aims at promoting solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra’s Solar Developers Apprehensive About Net Metering Rollback

Maharashtra’s Solar Developers Apprehensive About Net Metering Rollback

Solar installers in the state are vehemently opposed to the recently released Maharashtra Electricity Regulation Commission’s (MERC) draft regulation that said the state could go back to gross metering, rolling ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tamil Nadu Likely to Set Solar RPO for FY 2020 at 6%

Tamil Nadu Likely to Set Solar RPO for FY 2020 at 6%

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has invited suggestions and comments on the proposed amendments to its Renewable Energy Purchase Obligations (RPOs). The commission has been mandated to set ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rajasthan DISCOM Asked to Waive Open Access Surrender Charges Against Rajasthan Patrika

Rajasthan DISCOM Asked to Waive Open Access Surrender Charges Against Rajasthan Patrika

In response to a petition filed by Rajasthan Patrika Private Limited (RPPL) against Rajasthan Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (RVPNL) to waive surrender charges for the reallocation of for captive consumption, ...
MERC Rejects Petition for Selecting Solar Project Contractor Through EPC Route

MERC Rejects Petition for Selecting Solar Project Contractor Through EPC Route

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rejected Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited’s (MSPGCL) petition seeking approval for divergence in Ministry of New & Renewable Energy  (MNRE) guidelines for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Entities Can Choose Proportion of Wind and Solar Sources in Hybrid Projects to Meet RPO

Entities Can Choose Proportion of Wind and Solar Sources in Hybrid Projects to Meet RPO

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has revised its National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy to state that the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) contribution of obligated entities that consume energy ...
MERC Rules in Favor of Solar Open Access Developer In the Case of Payment Dues

MERC Rules in Favor of Solar Open Access Developer In the Case of Payment Dues

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in response to a petition filed by Modern India Limited (MIL), issued an order directing Global Energy Private Limited (GEPL) to release the payment ...
Solar Developers Can Install DC Capacity Higher than the Project’s Contracted AC Capacity

Solar Developers Can Install DC Capacity Higher than the Project’s Contracted AC Capacity

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an advisory that clarifies that as long as a solar PV project is in accordance with the contracted alternating current ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Now Accounts for 9.2% of India’s Total Installed Power Capacity

Solar Now Accounts for 9.2% of India’s Total Installed Power Capacity

In the quarter ending September 2019, India’s total renewable energy capacity (including large hydro) stood at 130.68 GW. This translates into approximately 35.7% of the total installed power capacity in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Requests MERC to Discard Draft Regulations on Net-Metering

Maharashtra Minister Requests Regulator to Discard Draft Regulations on Net Metering

Chandrasekhar Bawankule, Maharashtra energy minister, has requested the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), to discard the proposed draft regulations on rolling back net-metering in the state and continue with the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra’s New 500 MW Solar Tender Comes With a Tariff Cap of ₹2.90_kWh

Maharashtra’s New 500 MW Solar Tender Comes With a Tariff Cap of ₹2.90/kWh

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for the long-term procurement of power from 500 MW of intra-state solar power projects (Phase-IV) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra May Stop Net Metering for Solar Systems in All Segments Except Residential

Maharashtra May Stop Net Metering for Solar Systems in All Segments Except Residential

Maharashtra has come up with a draft regulation for grid-interactive rooftop solar projects that says that the state could go back to gross metering, rolling back net metering for all ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
October’s Solar REC Trading Sees Record High Price of ₹2,400

October’s Solar REC Trading Sees Record High Price of ₹2,400

In October’s renewable energy certificate (REC) trading session, there was an increase in the number of solar and non-solar RECs that were traded compared with the trading activity recorded in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Inverter Supplier Ginlong Reports 82% Jump in Revenue During Q3 2019

Solar Inverter Supplier Ginlong Reports 82% Jump in Revenue During Q3 2019

String solar inverter supplier, Ginlong Technologies, has reported revenues of $52 million in the third quarter (Q3) of the calendar year 2019 compared to Q3 2018. This jump in revenue ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE’s New Solar Bidding Guidelines Say No Power Backdown Without Formal Instructions

MNRE’s New Solar Bidding Guidelines Say No Power Backdown Without Formal Instructions

To expedite and streamline the process of developing solar projects, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued amendments to its guidelines for the competitive bidding process. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Policy Highlights for Solar and Other Renewable Sources from October 2019

Policy Highlights for Solar and Other Renewable Sources from October 2019

The month of October witnessed several important renewable energy policy announcements, especially in the solar sector. One of the most important announcements of the month was a clarification issued by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Adani Partners with US Firm to Set up Solar and Wind-Powered Data Centers in India

Adani Partners with US Firm to Set up Solar and Wind-Powered Data Centers in India

The Adani Group has announced that it has partnered with Digital Realty to develop and operate renewable energy powered data centers in India. The two companies plan to jointly evaluate developing and operating ...
China Approves Over 20 GW of Subsidy-Free Wind and Solar Projects

China‘s Solar Installations Dip by 45% YoY during January-September 2019

China’s National Energy Administration (NEA) has announced that between January to September 2019, the country added 16 GW of solar capacity, a decrease of 45% year-over-year (YoY) from the 44 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat Approves Tariff of ₹2.65/kWh for a 100 MW Solar Project in Raghanesda Solar Park

Gujarat Approves Tariff of ₹2.65/kWh for a 100 MW Solar Project in Raghanesda Solar Park

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has approved a tariff of ₹2.65 (~$0.038)/kWh for a 100 MW solar project under phase VI of the state’s Raghanesda Solar Park. The tariff ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat Files Petition to Purchase Surplus Solar Power from MSMEs at ₹1.75_kWh

Gujarat Files Petition to Purchase Surplus Solar Power from MSMEs at ₹1.75/kWh

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) recently filed a petition with the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) to get the tariff approved for purchasing surplus solar power generated by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar