Solar Developers to Be Compensated for Per Unit Impact of Safeguard Duty Imposition

Solar Developers to be Compensated for Per Unit Impact of Safeguard Duty Imposition

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) approved two solar developers’ claims for compensation on account of safeguard duty imposition. The developers sought relief under the ‘Change in Law’ provision for ...
Guidelines Released for Round-the-Clock Procurement of Renewables with Thermal Power

Guidelines Released for Round-the-Clock Procurement of Renewables with Thermal Power

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued guidelines for the procurement of round-the-clock (RTC) power from grid-connected renewable projects complemented with power from thermal power projects. According to the notification, ...
Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended to December 31, 2020

Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended to December 31, 2020

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the deadline for the self-certification of solar inverters to December 31, 2020. The earlier deadline was June 30, 2020. The ...
Azure Power Awarded 2 GW of Solar Projects Along With 500 MW of Manufacturing Capacity

Azure Power Receives LoA for 2 GW of Solar Projects With 500 MW of Manufacturing Capacity

Azure Power announced that it has received a letter of award (LoA) for 2 GW of interstate transmission system (ISTS) solar projects under the greenshoe option in the Solar Energy ...
CERC Orders Issue of RECs to Renewable Developer That Was Denied Due to Procedural Delays

CERC Orders Issue of RECs to Renewable Developer That Was Denied Due to Procedural Delays

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has directed the National Load Despatch Center (NLDC) to issue renewable energy certificates (RECs) due to a renewable generator. The certificates were not issued ...
Polysilicon Prices Likely to Rise Following Explosions at a Chinese Production Facility

Polysilicon Prices Likely to Rise Following Explosions at a Chinese Production Facility

Prices of polysilicon, an essential raw material for solar photovoltaics (PV) cells, are expected to climb higher spiked following an explosion at GCL’s Xinjiang production facility. The prices, according to ...
Gujarat Increases Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers to ₹0.60_kWh

Gujarat Increases Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers to ₹0.60/kWh

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has announced an additional surcharge of ₹0.60 (~$0.008)/kWh for consumers' sourcing power through open access for the period between October 01, 2020, and March ...
Andhra Pradesh Amends 10 GW Agricultural Solar Program to Mitigate Cash Flow Issues

Andhra Pradesh Amends 10 GW Agricultural Solar Program to Mitigate Cash Flow Issues

The Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) has issued amendments to its order for setting up 10 GW of solar projects in the state to provide farmers nine hours of free ...
Punjab Allows Carry Forward of RPO Shortfall Due to COVID-19

Punjab Allows Carry Forward of RPO Shortfall Due to COVID-19

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has approved the carry forward of the shortfall in the compliance of renewable purchase obligation (RPO) in FY 2019-20 to FY 2020-21. The ...
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 ...