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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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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Indian States Submit Proposal to Replace 1 GW of Conventional Energy with Solar

Indian States Submit Proposal to Replace 1 GW of Conventional Energy with Solar

The states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Uttar Pradesh (UP) have submitted proposals to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to replace a combined 1,067 MW ...
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IREDA Proposes Credit Enhancement Guarantee Program for Bond Issuance by Solar Developers

IREDA Proposes Credit Enhancement Guarantee Program for Bond Issuance by Solar Developers

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has proposed a “credit enhancement guarantee program” aimed at bond issuance by developers for solar and wind energy projects which have been in operation ...
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Low Demand and Financial Health of State DISCOM Forces MAHAGENCO to Shut Down Power Projects - Solar Not Affected

Low Demand and Financial Health of State DISCOM Forces MAHAGENCO to Shut Down Power Projects – Solar Not Affected

Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has been forced to shut down four of its thermal power projects in the state due to poor offtake by the state power distribution ...
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Madhya Pradesh Announces Decentralized Renewable Energy Policy with a Focus on Rooftop Solar

Madhya Pradesh Announces Decentralized Renewable Energy Policy with a Focus on Rooftop Solar

Madhya Pradesh has released its “Renewable Energy Policy for Decentralized Renewable Energy Systems, 2016” after receiving cabinet approval in Bhopal on Friday, September 23. The policy is expected to drive ...
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Azure Power Sets Terms for IPO on NYSE

Azure Power Sets Terms for IPO on NYSE

Azure Power, an Indian solar project developer, has set terms for its initial public offering (IPO) in New York. The IPO will comprise of 6.82 million shares priced between $21 ...
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APERC Proposes New RPO Targets

APERC Proposes New RPO Targets

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has proposed a new renewable purchase obligation (RPO) target for the next five years. The commission has proposed an extremely aggressive RPO target ...
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TNERC Tariff Order of Rs.7.01/kWh Appealed by Energy Watchdog

TNERC Tariff Order of Rs.7.01/kWh Appealed by Energy Watchdog

Energy Watchdog, an NGO, has filed a petition against Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) and Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) for extending the control period for solar ...
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With Low Demand and Cheaper Power on Exchanges, DISCOMs Flouting Solar's ‘Must Run' Status

With Low Demand and Cheaper Power on Exchanges, DISCOMs Flouting Solar’s ‘Must Run’ Status

According to Mercom Capital Group’s latest report, India Solar Quarterly Market Update, the power deficit numbers in India do not paint the full picture. Though low power deficit and even ...
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India Loses WTO Solar Appeal but May Find Other Ways to Subsidize Domestic Manufacturers

India Loses WTO Solar Appeal but May Find Other Ways to Subsidize Domestic Manufacturers

The World Trade Organization (WTO) upheld its earlier ruling and has rejected India’s appeal against Domestic Content Requirements (DCR) for manufacturing solar cells and modules and agreed that India’s localization ...
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September Snapshot of The India Solar Sector from Developers and Bankers

September Snapshot of The India Solar Sector from Developers and Bankers

What Developers are saying Delays in state government projects are common. Land acquisitions are a big problem in states. Grid connection and evacuation is a big issue that needs to ...
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Adani Has the Largest Solar Project Pipeline in India, Tata Power Leads with Installed Capacity and Rooftop Installations

Adani Has the Largest Solar Project Pipeline in India, Tata Power Leads with Installed Capacity and Rooftop Installations

According to Mercom Capital Group’s latest report, India Solar Quarterly Market Update, large scale project development in India is largely fragmented but we are starting to see a shift towards ...
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Solar Installations in India to Reach 4.8 GW in 2016 with a 21 GW Development Pipeline

Solar Installations in India to Reach 4.8 GW in 2016 with a 21 GW Development Pipeline

Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and research firm, today released its quarterly update on the Indian solar market. According to the report, India has reached 2.8 GW ...
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Indian Solar Market Ready to Takeoff

Indian Solar Market Ready to Takeoff Says Mercom Capital Group Raising Solar Installation Forecast to 2.5 GW for 2015

Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and research firm, today released its quarterly update on the Indian solar market. Mercom’s forecast for solar installations in India for calendar ...
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Installations

Mercom Capital Group Raises Indian Solar Forecast to Over 2 GW for 2015

Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and research firm, today released its quarterly update on the Indian solar market. Mercom’s forecast for solar installations in India for CY ...
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