Policy Roundup

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: December 2016

Here is a renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of December 2016. To Avoid Grid Congestion, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission ...
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Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in December 2016

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in December 2016

Under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued tenders for electrification of 1,058 villages in Arunachal Pradesh. (read more) The Central Electricity Authority stated ...
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Central Electricity Authority Releases Draft National Electricity Plan for 2017-2022

Central Electricity Authority Releases Draft National Electricity Plan for 2017-2022

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has released the draft National Electricity Plan (NEP) for the five-year period starting 2017 and ending 2022. The plan forecasts incremental energy savings through improved ...
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RE Share

India’s Expanding Renewable Energy Share

India has bold plans of expanding renewable energy capacity to fulfil its growing energy demands and reducing carbon footprint. Currently, India is the world’s fourth largest wind power and solar ...
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Export Import

In the First Half of FY 2016-17 Solar Imports Grew by 47 Percent YoY and Exports by 12 Percent

In the first half of financial year (FY) 2016-17, import and export activity worth over $1 billion (~Rs.67 billion) was registered in the Indian solar sector, compared to $700 million ...
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Demonitization India Solar

Demonetization – Unexpected Stimulus for the Indian Renewable Sector?

Demonetization has been chaotic and changing the way the Indian economy functions. For the power sector, demonetization has turned out to be a positive event with distribution companies (DISCOMs) recovering ...
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Mercom Forecasts 76 GW in Global Solar Installations in 2016, a 48% YoY Increase Over 2015

Mercom Forecasts 76 GW in Global Solar Installations in 2016, a 48% YoY Increase Over 2015

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, forecasts global solar installations to reach 76 GW in 2016. Solar installations to hit 70 GW in 2017 ...
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MNRE Targets 20 GW of Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Capacity Addition in FY 2017-18

MNRE Targets 20 GW of Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Capacity Addition in FY 2017-18

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has set a target of adding 20,450 MW of grid-connected renewable energy capacity in the financial year 2017-18. In a written reply ...
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Rooftop Solar

Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission Approves Net Metering Policy for Solar Rooftop Systems

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has approved net metering for solar rooftop customers in the state with systems ranging from 1 kW to 1 MW. This policy will ...
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Rs.670 Million Approved for Solar Cities Program

Rs.670 Million Approved for Solar Cities Program

The Minister of Power Mr. Piyush Goyal announced in the upper House of Parliament that Rs.670 million (~$9.88 million) has been approved to develop solar cities across India. Under this ...
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Adani's Plea for Tariff Revaluation Rejected by Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission

Adani’s Plea for Tariff Revaluation Rejected by Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission

The ongoing legal case between Adani Green Energy and the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC), which will decide the final tariff rate for Adani’s solar project in the state, ...
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CREDA Invites Revised Rates for Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Projects in Chhattisgarh

CREDA Invites Revised Rates for Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Projects in Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) has asked rooftop solar developers to submit revised rates for project implementation of grid-connected projects in the state. The agency has mandated that ...
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1,965 MW of Solar Projects Commissioned in India in Current Financial Year

1,965 MW of Solar Projects Commissioned in India in Current Financial Year

Cumulative solar installations in India have reached 8,728 MW as of the end of October 2016 with 1,965 MW commissioned in the current financial year (FY). The Ministry of New and Renewable ...
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Karnataka DISCOMs to Sign Supplemental PPAs with Developers

Karnataka DISCOMs to Sign Supplemental PPAs with Developers

The power distribution companies (DISCOMs) in Karnataka have been asked by the state government to sign supplemental power purchase agreements (PPAs) with successful developers to set up 1,200 MW of ...
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Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in October 2016

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in October 2016

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) invited bids to Develop 8 MW Solar Project in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, under its self-owned and developed projects program. (read more) India solar PV ...
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India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: October, 2016

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: October, 2016

Here is a policy roundup from central, state and government agencies from the month of October covering renewable energy in India. Policy on Net Metering for Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV ...
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Jammu & Kashmir Energy Development Agency to Release Policy on Net Metering for Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Projects

Jammu & Kashmir Energy Development Agency to Release Policy on Net Metering for Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Projects

Jammu & Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) is expected to release a policy on net metering for grid-connected rooftop solar PV power projects. The projects will range from 1 kW ...
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Mercom Releases White Paper on India Solar Market at Intersolar India

Mercom Releases White Paper on India Solar Market at Intersolar India

Mercom India, an exclusive knowledge partner of Intersolar India, has released a whitepaper - India Solar Market Drivers and Challenges, in partnership with the Intersolar India conference, held in Mumbai ...
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India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: September 2016

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: September 2016

Here is a policy roundup from central, state and government agencies from the month of September covering renewable energy in India. HERC Quadruples Incentives Provided to Rooftop Solar in Haryana ...
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Export Import

India Solar PV Imports and Exports Rising

India exported solar modules and cells worth $41 million (~Rs.2.74 billion) from April to July 2016, which was up 116 percent from the same time last year. During that same ...
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Ministry of Power Announces Waiver of Inter-State Transmission Charges and Losses for Solar and Wind Projects

Ministry of Power Announces Waiver of Inter-State Transmission Charges and Losses for Solar and Wind Projects

The Ministry of Power has announced a waiver of inter-state transmission charges and losses for wind and solar projects in a push to encourage the growth of renewable energy generation ...
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US Presses for Rapid Enforcement of WTO Ruling in India Solar Domestic Content Case

US Presses for Rapid Enforcement of WTO Ruling in India Solar Domestic Content Case

The United States is pressing the World Trade Organization (WTO) for rapid enforcement of findings where the WTO rejected India’s appeal of their ruling in favor of the U.S. challenge ...
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Solar Renewable Energy Certificate Trade Volume in 2016 Surpasses Last Year's Numbers

Solar Renewable Energy Certificate Trade Volume in 2016 Surpasses Last Year’s Numbers

Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) started trading in India in 2012 and have been growing steadily since the first year trading volume of 6,288. In 2014, there was a slight ...
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paris climate agreement

India Ratifies Paris Climate Change Agreement

On October 2, 2016, India became the 62nd country to ratify the Paris Agreement. The agreement requires every ratifying member country to come up with a national plan to curb ...
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Piyush Goyal

Power Ministry Looking into Stricter Enforcement of ‘Must Run’ Status for Renewable Projects

India’s Minister of State with independent charge for power, coal and renewable energy, Shri Piyush Goyal, spoke to reporters on the side-lines of Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) ...
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