Vietnam to Go Back to Solar Auctions, Decides to Ditch Feed-in-Tariffs

Vietnam to Go Back to Solar Auctions, Decides to Ditch Feed-in-Tariffs

After months of confusion and uncertainty over the future of renewable projects in Vietnam, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has announced that the country will go back to conducting solar auctions, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tata Power Distribution to Procure 150 MW of Solar Power at a Tariff of ₹2.83_kWh

Tata Power Distribution to Procure 150 MW of Solar Power at a Tariff of ₹2.83/kWh

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has given its approval to Tata Power Company Limited-Distribution (TPC-D) to procure 150 MW of power on a long-term basis from solar projects at ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh Releases Draft Guidelines for Solar and Wind Deviation

Uttar Pradesh Releases Draft Guidelines for Solar and Wind Deviation

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has issued draft regulations for forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind projects in the state. In April 2018, the state ...
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Government has Released Nearly ₹85 Billion on Solar Programs Since 2016_ RK Singh

Government has Released Nearly ₹85 Billion on Solar Programs Since 2016: RK Singh

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister R.K Singh explained the state of solar generation in the country, highlighting the key facts, progress made towards targets, funding provided, and ...
Andhra High Court Stays APERC’s Public Hearing to Revise Solar Tariffs

Andhra High Court Stays APERC’s Public Hearing to Revise Solar Tariffs

The Andhra Pradesh high court has stayed the notice issued by the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) for public hearings to revise solar tariffs. The APERC was expected to ...
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Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables from November 2019

Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables from November 2019

The month of November witnessed some key policy announcements and modifications in the domestic renewable industry, especially solar. During the course of the month, the central and state government agencies ...
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Traded Volumes of Solar RECs Witness 45% Decline in November 2019

Traded Volumes of Solar RECs Witness 45% Decline in November 2019

In the November 2019 renewable energy certificate (REC) trading session, there was a significant decrease in the number of solar and non-solar RECs that were traded when compared with the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar and Wind PPAs With Tariffs Set by SERC in Andhra Pradesh Will Not be Revisited

Solar and Wind PPAs With Tariffs Set by SERC in Andhra Pradesh Will Not be Revisited

The central and the Andhra Pradesh government led by Y.S. Jagmohan Reddy have reached a consensus to end the ongoing controversy hovering around the renewable sector of the state. Recently, ...
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GERC to Revisit Net Metering Rules, Surplus Energy Purchase for Open Access Solar Projects

GERC to Revisit Net Metering Rules, Surplus Energy Purchase for Open Access Solar Projects

In its latest order, the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has dismissed a petition requesting it to purchase surplus energy from open access solar projects set up for captive use ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Capgemini’s Bengaluru Campus Receives Net-Zero Platinum Certification

Capgemini’s Bengaluru Campus Receives Net-Zero Platinum Certification

Capgemini, a French multinational corporation, has announced that its Bangalore EPIP (Export Promotion Industrial Park) has become the first corporate campus in the country to receive the Net-Zero-Platinum Certification from ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
RBI Relaxes External Commercial Borrowing Norms to Benefit Solar & Wind Companies

RBI Relaxes External Commercial Borrowing Norms to Benefit Solar & Wind Companies

In January 2019, National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) wrote to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to carve out a special category to allow External Commercial Borrowings (ECB) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
RK Singh Sheds Light on Center’s Dispute with Andhra Pradesh over Solar, Wind Tariffs

RK Singh Sheds Light on Center’s Dispute with Andhra Pradesh over Solar, Wind Tariffs

In response to a question raised in the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister R.K. Singh has shed light on the ongoing renewable energy dispute between Andhra Pradesh government and the ...
CERC Dismisses Azure Solar’s Claim for GST Compensation on O&M Expenses

CERC Dismisses Azure Solar’s Claim for GST Compensation on O&M Expenses

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has dismissed the petitions filed by Azure Power against the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) requesting ...
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Andhra Pradesh Amends its Solar, Wind and Hybrid Policy – Pulls Back Incentives

Andhra Pradesh Amends its Solar, Wind and Hybrid Policy – Pulls Back Incentives

The government of Andhra Pradesh has issued a notification amending the state’s policy for wind, solar, and wind-solar hybrid projects, taking away some vital incentives from the renewable generators. The ...
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France’s PROPARCO Makes $15 Million Equity Investment in Solar Developer Avaada Energy

France’s PROPARCO Makes $15 Million Equity Investment in Solar Developer Avaada Energy

PROPARCO, a French development financial institution, has announced that it has made a $15 million (~₹1.07 billion) equity investment in independent power producer Avaada Energy Private Limited. According to Mercom’s ...
APTEL Asks Tamil Nadu Commission to Review its Tariff Order for Renewables

APTEL Asks Tamil Nadu Commission to Review its Tariff Order for Renewables

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has asked the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (TNERC) to pass a new tariff order for power procured from renewable sources. This judgment comes ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...