Draft Amendment Says No Environmental Clearance Required for Solar Projects

Draft Amendment Says No Environmental Clearance Required for Solar Projects

The Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change (MoEFCC) recently issued a draft notification on the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) detailing certain restrictions and prohibition to be imposed on the ...
Karnataka Extends Existing Tariff Structure for Solar Projects Until March 31, 2021

Karnataka Extends Existing Tariff Structure for Solar Projects Until March 31, 2021

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has extended the validity of the existing tariff structure determined by the Commission in August 2019. The earlier regulation had expired in April 2020 ...
Solar Developers Urge Karnataka to Fast Track Safeguard Duty Reimbursements

Solar Developers Urge Karnataka to Fast Track Safeguard Duty Reimbursements

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has written a letter to BS Yeddyurappa, the Chief Minister of Karnataka, asking him to direct the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) ...
CERC Approves a Tariff of ₹2.69_kWh for Adani’s 600 MW of ISTS Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects

CERC Approves a Tariff of ₹2.69/kWh for Adani’s 600 MW of ISTS Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved a tariff of ₹2.69 (~$0.036)/kWh discovered by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for 600 MW of wind-solar hybrid projects (Tranche ...
MERC Approves Tariff of ₹3.11_kWh for 100 MW of Solar Under Agricultural Feeder Program

MERC Approves Tariff of ₹3.11/kWh for 100 MW of Solar Under Agricultural Feeder Program

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the tariff of ₹3.11 (~$0.04)/kWh for 100 MW of solar power on a long-term basis for 25 years. The project is being ...
Bihar Removes Ceiling Tariff for 250 MW Solar Project, Extends Bid Submission Deadline

Bihar Removes Ceiling Tariff for 250 MW Solar Projects, Extends Bid Submission Deadline

The Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency (BREDA) has reissued a request for proposal (RfP) for 250 MW of power from solar projects through a tariff-based competitive bidding process. The state ...
Haryana Commission Approves Tariff of ₹2.73_kWh for Procurement of 240 MW of Solar Power

Haryana Approves Tariff of ₹2.73/kWh to Procure 240 MW of Solar From Avaada Energy

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has approved the tariff of ₹2.73 (~$0.036)/kWh discovered by the Haryana Power Purchase Center (HPPC) to procure 240 MW of solar power from Avaada ...
155 Major MNCs Ask World Governments to Develop Sustainable COVID-19 Recovery Policies

155 Major MNCs Ask World Governments to Develop Sustainable COVID-19 Recovery Policies

In all, 155 multinational corporations (MNC) from across the world have signed a statement asking governments to integrate the latest climate science developments into their efforts to help their respective ...
RBI Cuts Repo Rate, Extends Relief on Loan Repayment by Another 3 Months Amid COVID-19

RBI Cuts Repo Rate, Extends Relief on Loan Repayment by Another 3 Months Amid COVID-19

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced the third round of monetary measures to boost the economy amid the lockdown caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. During the press briefing, the ...
_Odisha's Konark Sun Temple to Soon Be Solar-Powered

Odisha’s Konark Sun Temple to Soon Be Solar-Powered

The central government has launched a program for the solarization of Odisha's Konark Sun Temple and the surrounding Konark town. According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), ...
NVVN Extends Bid Submission Deadline for a 50 MW Solar Project in Jharkhand

NVVN Extends Bid Submission Deadline for a 50 MW Solar Project in Jharkhand

The NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the NTPC Limited, has extended the bid submission deadline of its tender for a 50 MW (AC) of grid-connected ...
CERC Rejects Solar Developer’s Petition for Exemption of Relinquishment Charges

CERC Rejects Solar Developer’s Petition for Exemption of Relinquishment Charges

In a recent order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has dismissed the petition filed by ReNew Solar Power Private Limited for the exemption of relinquishment charges. The Commission said ...
Cracking in Solar Backsheets Not Correlated with Climatic Conditions_ Report

Cracking in Solar Backsheets Not Correlated with Climatic Conditions: Report

DuPont has released its ‘Global Photovoltaic Reliability Report’ with findings from studies conducted on solar modules across the globe to track material degradation and how it affects module performance. The ...
ACME Solar Decides to Terminate its Lowest Tariff Project, SECI and PGCIL Oppose

ACME Solar Decides to Terminate its Lowest Tariff Project Citing Force Majeure

ACME Solar has filed a petition before the Central Energy Regulatory Commission (CERC), asking it to direct the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the Power Grid Corporation of ...
MERC Approves Tariff for 283 MW of Solar Projects Under Agricultural Feeder Program

MERC Approves Tariff for 283 MW of Solar Projects Under Agricultural Feeder Program

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved tariff ranging between ₹3.28 (~$0.0436)/kWh to ₹3.30 (~$0.0439)/kWh for the procurement of power from 283 MW of solar projects by the Maharashtra ...
MNRE Prepares New Guidelines for Off-Grid Solar Power Projects

MNRE Prepares New Guidelines for Off-Grid Solar Power Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines for the implementation of off-grid solar power projects under RESCO (renewable energy service company) mode. RESCO model is ...
IPGCL’s Rooftop Solar Empanelment Tender Receives Lowest Bid of ₹37,000_kW

IPGCL’s Rooftop Solar Empanelment Tender Receives Lowest Bid of ₹37,000/kW

The Indraprastha Power Generation Company Limited (IPGCL) has announced the lowest bidder (L1) and the quoted price for rooftop solar projects under the capital expenditure (CAPEX) model of Part A, ...
Deadline Extended for SECI’s Tender for 14 MW of Solar with 42 MWh Battery Energy Storage

Deadline Extended for SECI’s Tender for 14 MW of Solar with 42 MWh Battery Energy Storage

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has once again extended the bid submission deadline for a tender that includes 14 MW of solar power projects with 42 MWh battery ...
Maharashtra Approves Tariff of ₹2.90_kWh To Procure 350MW of Solar from Tata and Avaada

Maharashtra Approves Tariff of ₹2.90/kWh to Procure 350 MW of Solar from Tata and Avaada

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved a tariff of  ₹2.90 (~$0.04)/kWh for the long-term procurement of 350 MW of solar power by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited ...
CEL Seeks to Empanel Authorized Solar Dealers

CEL Seeks to Empanel Authorized Solar Dealers

Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has issued a notice inviting expressions of interest (EoI) to empanel authorized solar dealers (AD-Solar). The last date for the submission of bids is September 30, ...
Uttarakhand Extends Validity of Levelized Tariff for Solar Projects to September 30

Uttarakhand Extends Validity of Levelized Tariff for Solar Projects to September 30

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has issued an order stating that the benchmark capital cost and levelized generic tariff, issued in June 2019, will continue to be applicable until ...
Gujarat Commission Releases Details for Solar Power Procurement by Distribution Licensees

Gujarat Commission Releases Details for Solar Power Procurement by Distribution Licensees

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has issued the tariff framework for the procurement of solar power by distribution licensees in the state. The Commission had invited suggestions from all ...
EESL Installs 1.2 Million Smart Meters, Helps DISCOMs in Billing During COVID-19 Crisis

EESL Installs 1.2 Million Smart Meters, Helps DISCOMs in Billing During COVID-19 Crisis

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) announced that it has installed over 1.2 million smart meters in India to date under the Ministry of Power’s (MoP) Smart Meter National Program ...
CEL Issues EoI for Empanelling Balance of Systems Vendors for Solar Power Packs

CEL Issues EoI for Empaneling Balance of Systems Vendors for Solar Power Packs

The government-owned Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has issued a notice inviting expressions of interest (EoI) for empaneling vendors or suppliers for the balance of systems (BoS) to be used for ...
CERC Lists Conditions for Waiver of Bank Guarantee for Long-Term Access Applicants

CERC Lists Conditions for Waiver of Bank Guarantee for Long-Term Access Applicants

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) filed an instant application requesting the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) to provide clarity on the exemption of construction phase bank guarantee (BG) ...