Goa and Union Territories to have Project Specific Solar Tariffs

Goa and Union Territories to have Project Specific Solar Tariffs

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has extended the control period of JERC’s 2015 regulations for grid-connected solar power by three years ...
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Madhya Pradesh Electricity Commission Condemns Payment Delay by DISCOM to Adani Green

Madhya Pradesh Electricity Commission Condemns Payment Delay by DISCOM to Adani Green

The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has dismissed a review petition filed by Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Limited (MPPMCL) seeking relief against an order issued by the commission for ...
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Hero Future, Vikram Solar and ACME go to Court Opposing Safeguard Duty Imposed by DGTR

Sterling and Wilson Moves Delhi High Court Against Non-Payment from Skypower Solar

Two renewable project developers Skypower and Sterling and Wilson have been embroiled in a financial tussle with the latter alleging non-payment of dues for two solar projects.  After the matter ...
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Maharashtra’s Saibaba Trust Issues Tender for 10 MW of Solar Project

Odisha Cancels 125 MW from its 200 MW Solar Auction as Bidders Refuse to Match Lowest Tariff

The Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO) recently canceled 125 MW out of its recent auction conducted for 200 MW of grid-connected solar projects. The GRIDCO has now signed a 25-year ...
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Vedanta’s Odisha Branch Invites Expression of Interest for Procuring Solar Power

Kerala to Float Tenders for 1 GW of Solar Projects Under SOURA Program

Joining the other states in achieving 100 GW of solar capacity together by 2022, the state of Kerala is now planning to develop 1,000 MW of solar projects under the ...
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Uttar Pradesh Invites Bids for 200 MW in its Private Sector Owned Solar Park

MNRE Amends Bidding Guidelines for Solar Projects; Reduces Commissioning Timeframe

The Ministry of Power has amended the competitive bidding guidelines for the procurement of power from grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, incorporating changes to further the pace of solar installations ...
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West Bengal Floats EPC Tender for 600 kW of Rooftop Solar Installations

Chhattisgarh DISCOMs to Procure Excess Energy from Distributed Solar Projects at ₹1/kWh

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued terms and conditions for distributed solar projects in the state. These regulations will come into force from April 1, 2019. The ...
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India Records Power Supply Deficit of 0.6 Percent During Apr-Sep 2018

CERC’s Final Amendment to Interstate Open Access Power Regulations

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has finalized the amended regulations for open access in interstate transmission, which were initially passed in 2008. The new regulations will be in effect ...
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Tirupati Smart City Invites Tender for 6 MW of Solar Projects

2018 Ends with a Bang with Solar Tenders of Over 13 GW Announced in December

After a lull, the month of December 2018 witnessed a huge surge in tender announcements, nearly nine times more than the 1.4 GW tendered in November 2018. This was also ...
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Uttar Pradesh Raises Upper Cap for Net-Metered Rooftop Solar Installations from 1 to 2 MW

Uttar Pradesh Raises Upper Cap for Net-Metered Rooftop Solar Installations from 1 to 2 MW

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has finalized the proposed regulations related to net-metering provisions for rooftop solar projects in the state. The commission had proposed the draft RSPV ...
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USTDA Funds Feasibility Study to Assess Viability of a 100 MW Solar Project in Mozambique

MNRE to Announce a List of Approved Solar Manufacturers for Government Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an important notification which states that the government will soon issue a list of solar manufacturers and models that will ...
Does the Appointment of New RBI Governor Help India’s Solar Sector?

Does the Appointment of New RBI Governor Help India’s Solar Sector?

In the recent quarters, India’s solar industry has been reeling with lending issues, among other factors related to financing. Interest rates are about 1 percent higher and availability of financing ...
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Ministry of Power Proposes Adoption of Uniform Tariff Structure for All States

Andhra Pradesh’s New Solar Policy Targets 5 GW of Projects in Five Years

Andhra Pradesh has come up with a new solar policy with the aim to promote widespread usage of solar power and targets a minimum total solar power capacity addition of ...
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ABB, Sungrow and Huawei Named Top Inverter Suppliers for the Indian Solar Market in 2017

Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended by Six Months

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the deadline for BIS certification of solar inverters by six months. The new deadline is June 30, 2019. The decision was ...
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The Effective Rate of GST on Solar Projects is 8.9%, Argues SPDA in Letter to Jaitley

The Effective Rate of GST on Solar Projects is 8.9%, Argues SPDA in Letter to Jaitley

Keeping in view the lingering uncertainty regarding the applicable rate of GST on various components that go into the making of a solar project, the GST Council, in its 31st ...
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Program to Set Up 2.5 GW ISTS-Connected Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects Approved

Rajasthan Releases Terms and Conditions to Determine Tariff for Wind and Solar Energy

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued second amendments to the terms and conditions for the determination of tariff for renewable energy sources (wind and solar). These regulations wll ...
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Solar Developers Complain They Have to Pay GST on Safeguard Duty, Request Reimbursement

Solar Developers Complain They Have to Pay GST on Safeguard Duty, Request Reimbursement

It has been almost 6 months since the imposition of safeguard duty on solar imports to India. However, the industry is still clamoring for clarity amid a plethora of problems ...
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Safeguard Duty on Solar Units in SEZs and Other Policy Highlights from December 2018

Safeguard Duty on Solar Units in SEZs and Other Policy Highlights from December 2018

The month of December was a busy one for the domestic renewable sector, with a series of orders issued by various state and central agencies, especially the state electricity regulatory ...
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Qualified Coordinating Agencies in Maharashtra Asked to Pay ₹25,000/MW for Solar Projects

Qualified Coordinating Agencies in Maharashtra Asked to Pay ₹25,000/MW for Solar Projects

In Maharashtra, qualified coordinating agencies (QCAs) for meter reading, data collection and communication have been asked to deposit ₹25,000 (~$357.6)/MW for solar and ₹50,000 (~$715.6)/MW for wind projects. This comes ...
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Madhya Pradesh’s 35 MW Solar Rooftop Tender Sets Historic Lowest Tariff of ₹1.58/kWh

Rajasthan Amends Net Metering Regulations for Rooftop and Small Solar Systems

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued regulations for connectivity and net metering of rooftop and small solar grid interactive systems in the state. These regulations will come into ...
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Decrease in Cost of Solar by 50% can Increase Solar Penetration by 8 Times: NITI Aayog

Month in a Minute: Major News Highlights from India’s Solar Industry in December 2018

The last month of 2018, December, witnessed some key announcements in the Indian renewable sector. India’s solar installations reached 6.6 GW with large-scale projects making up 5,382 MW and rooftop ...
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SECI Likely to Issue RfS for 2.5 GW of Solar in Kargil by December 31, 2018

HPPC Asked to Study Commercial Viability of its Solar Project with Battery Storage

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has asked the Haryana Power Purchase Centre (HPPC) to study the financial viability of a solar project coupled with battery energy storage system (BESS) ...
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India Records Power Supply Deficit of 0.6 Percent During Apr-Sep 2018

REC Trading Trend Reverses in December: Solar Trade Spikes While Non-Solar Slumps

Renewable energy certificates trading (RECs) on the energy exchanges in India witnessed a reversal of trends in the last month of 2018. While trading activity in solar RECs spiked in ...
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SECI’s 3 GW ISTS-Connected Solar PV Tender Oversubscribed by 2.1 GW

Andhra Pradesh: Solar Project Commissioning Delay Causes 35% Drop in Tariff

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has given its go-ahead to execute an amendment in the existing Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that was proposed by the Southern Power Distribution ...
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India Was the Second Largest Solar Market in First Half of 2018

Mercom India’s Most Read Articles of 2018

2018 was an eventful year for the Indian solar market with imposition of duties, policy upheavals, and a lack of clarity which collectively may result in a down year for ...
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