India to Ramp Up Solar Manufacturing and Hydrogen Generation, Says RK Singh

India to Ramp Up Solar Manufacturing and Hydrogen Generation, Says RK Singh

At a recent virtual conference held by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Union Power Minister R.K. Singh said that the government was planning to develop 3 GW (each) of ...
CERC Set to Hear Adani Solar’s Petition Against Curtailment in Karnataka

CERC Set to Hear Adani Solar’s Petition Against Power Curtailment in Karnataka

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) accepted the petition filed by Wardha Solar and Parampujya Solar, asking to ensure the ‘must-run’ status of renewable projects in Karnataka. Background Earlier, Wardha ...
India Set to Extend Levy of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports by Another Year

India Set to Extend Levy of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports by Another Year

The Director-General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has recommended the extension of the safeguard duty (SGD) on the import of solar cells and modules to India for another year starting July ...
Power Consumption in Rural India Plummeted by Nearly 70% During Lockdown_ Interview

Power Consumption in Rural India Plummeted by Nearly 70% During Lockdown: Interview

The lockdown announced in India to curb the virus was one of the longest in the world, and as a result, millions of migrant workers were forced to make their ...
Haryana_ Net Metering Facility Will Not be Provided to Open Access Consumers

Haryana: Net Metering Facility Will Not be Provided to Open Access Consumers

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) dismissed the petition filed by Shree Cement Limited and said that the net metering facility would not be provided to open access consumers. Earlier, ...
Karnataka Regulator Reduces Tariff for a Delayed Solar Project of Adani Green

Karnataka Regulator Reduces Tariff for a Delayed Solar Project of Adani Green

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order denying Adani Green Energy (UP) Limited’s requests for relief under the ‘Force Majeure’ clause of its power purchase agreement (PPA) with the ...
DGTR to Hold Oral Hearing on Anti-Subsidy Investigation of Malaysian Solar Glass Imports

DGTR to Hold Oral Hearing on Anti-Subsidy Investigation of Malaysian Solar Glass Imports

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has announced that the second hearing in the anti-subsidy investigation concerning the import of textured (tempered) glass from Malaysia will take place on ...
Renewable Energy Association Asks MNRE to Inspect Solar Modules Online Amid COVID-19

Renewable Energy Association Asks MNRE to Inspect Solar Modules Online Amid COVID-19

The Renewable Energy Association of Rajasthan (REAR) has written to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), asking for it to start conducting online pre-dispatch inspections (PDI) of the ...
NHPC Issues Letter of Award for 400 MW of ISTS-Connected Solar Projects

NHPC Issues Letter of Award for 400 MW of ISTS-Connected Solar Projects

NHPC Limited (formerly the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation), announced that it had issued a letter of award (LoA) for 400 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected solar projects. These ...
REIL to Empanel Businesses to Install Solar Pumps in Himachal Pradesh

REIL to Empanel Businesses to Install Solar Pumps in Himachal Pradesh

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL) has invited bids to empanel business associates to market, install, and commission 10 HP (horsepower) of off-grid solar water pumps in all districts ...
NLC India Commissions 20 MW Solar Project with Battery Energy Storage in Andaman

NLC India Commissions 20 MW Solar Project with Battery Energy Storage in Andaman

The Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) India Limited has announced that the electricity department of Andaman and Nicobar administration has confirmed the commissioning of a 20 MW solar power project integrated ...
Gujarat Extends Validity of Solar Policy to December 31, 2020

Gujarat Extends Validity of Solar Policy to December 31, 2020

The Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani, has decided to extend the validity of ‘Gujarat Solar Policy-2015’ up to December 31, 2020. The policy was previously effective until March 31, ...
Three Solar Developers Say Uttar Pradesh Commission Reduced Tariffs Arbitrarily

Three Solar Developers Say Uttar Pradesh Commission Reduced Tariffs Arbitrarily

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has asked three solar power developers to verbally negotiate their disputes with the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission regarding the adoption of tariffs. The ...
Rajasthan Approves Levelized Tariff of ₹3.14_kWh for 725 MW of Solar Under KUSUM Program

Rajasthan Approves Levelized Tariff of ₹3.14/kWh for 725 MW of Solar Under KUSUM Program

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) approved ₹3.14 (~$0.04)/kWh as the pre-fixed levelized tariff for the Component A of the KUSUM program for capacities of up to 725 MW. The ...
Punjab Wants Solar Developers to Provide 10% Discount on Tariffs from July

Punjab Wants Solar Developers to Provide 10% Discount on Tariffs from July

The Government of India’s decision to impose a nationwide lockdown from March 23, 2020, to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, has had a big impact on the power sector ...
Punjab Invites Applications from Farmers Interested in Installing Solar Pumps

Punjab Invites Applications from Farmers Interested in Installing Solar Pumps

The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has invited online applications from farmers, panchayats (village councils) for the installation of solar pumps for agricultural irrigation in the state. The solar pumps ...
Solar Projects Need Not be Commissioned at the Time of Filing Open Access Application

Solar Projects Need Not be Commissioned at the Time of Filing Open Access Application

In an important verdict, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) directed Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to grant short-term open access to Mahindra CIE Automotive Limited. The Commission ...
Solar Industry Asks IREDA to Pay GST and Safeguard Duty Receivables at 10.41%

Solar Industry Asks IREDA to Pay GST and Safeguard Duty Receivables at 10.41%

In a letter addressed to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the National Solar Federation of India (NSEFI) has asked SECI and IREDA’s policies on loan and interest ...
Solar Modules are Getting Cleared through Customs With Some Delays

Solar Modules are Getting Cleared through Customs With Some Delays

Following the escalated border tension between India and China, the security checks at the ports are going on in full swing. Imported equipment and parts are being checked for malware, ...
Petition Questions SECI's Annuity Method for Dispensing Solar GST Claims

Petition Questions SECI’s Annuity Method for Dispensing Solar GST Claims

A recent petition filed by ACME Jodhpur Solar Power Private Limited before the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) sought clarification regarding the Goods and Services Tax (GST) compensation for the ...
Highlights from DGTR Hearing on Continued Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

Highlights from DGTR Hearing on Continued Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

The Director-General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) conducted an oral hearing where domestic and international industry representatives put forth their representations about the continued imposition of safeguard duty (SGD) on the ...
India-China Border Tension Begins Affecting Domestic Solar Projects Adversely

India-China Border Tension Begins Affecting Domestic Solar Projects Adversely

The latest border dispute between India and China is starting to affect the Indian solar industry directly. The disruption in releasing the consignments at the ports has started to hurt ...
ALMM Will Apply to Solar Auctions 30 Days After the Order is Implemented

ALMM Will Apply to Solar Auctions 30 Days After the Order is Implemented

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notice stating that it is setting up a committee to review the issues with the ‘Approved Lists of Models ...
Gujarat MSMEs With Third-Party Solar Power Sale May Attract Normal Open Access Charges

Gujarat MSMEs With Third-Party Solar Power Sale May Attract Normal Open Access Charges

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has issued a draft order to implement changes to the tariff framework to procure power from distributed solar power projects in the state. The ...
ArcelorMittal Looks for IPPs to Set up Solar Projects at 6 Locations Across South Africa

ArcelorMittal Looks for IPPs to Set up Solar Projects at 6 Locations Across South Africa

ArcelorMittal South Africa, a steel producer, has issued a request for information to recruit independent power producers (IPP) to set up solar power projects at six locations in South Africa ...