Germany‘s New Climate Action Plan Focuses on Augmenting Solar and Wind Capacities

Germany’s New Climate Action Plan Focuses on Augmenting Solar and Wind Capacities

The federal cabinet of Germany has approved the amendments to the Renewable Energy Sources Act, intending to achieve its goal to expand renewable energy up to 65% by 2030. Germany’s ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Telangana Opposes Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

Telangana Opposes Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

The Telangana State Legislative Assembly has accepted the state government's resolution opposing the central government's proposed amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003. In April 2020, the Ministry of Power (MoP) issued a ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Andhra Commission Seeks Data from Load Despatch Center to Justify DSM Amendments

Andhra Commission Seeks Data from Load Despatch Center to Justify DSM Amendments

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has written to the Andhra Pradesh State Load Despatch Center (APSLDC), asking it to submit relevant and necessary data to help justify the ...
Inclusion of Hydrogen Fuel Safety Standards Proposed in the Central Motor Vehicles Act

Inclusion of Hydrogen Fuel Safety Standards Proposed in the Central Motor Vehicles Act

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH) has proposed amendments to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989, to include safety evaluation standards for hydrogen fuel cell-based vehicles. A fuel ...
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 ...
Maharashtra DISCOM Highlights Issues with Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

Maharashtra DISCOM Highlights Issues with Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has written a letter to the Ministry of Power (MoP), highlighting its comments and suggestions on the Ministry’s proposed amendments to the ...
SECI’s 2 GW Wind Tender Increased by 500 MW, to be Complemented with Solar Power

SECI’s 2 GW Wind Tender Increased by 500 MW, to be Complemented with Solar Power

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued amendments to its recent tender for 2 GW of Interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected wind projects (Tranche IX). The capacity of ...
/ / Other, Wind
_Electricity Act Amendment Proposals That Could Invigorate the Renewable Energy Sector

Electricity Act Amendment Proposals That Could Invigorate the Renewable Energy Sector

The Electricity Act of 2003 was enacted by the Government of India to govern the country’s power sector with the best interests of all its stakeholders in mind. The Act’s ...
Andhra Pradesh Objects to Amendments Proposed in the Electricity Act

Andhra Pradesh Objects to Amendments Proposed in the Electricity Act

In a letter to the Ministry of Power, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has expressed disagreement with the government’s proposed amendments to the Electricity Act. In April, Mercom ...
SECI Provides Clarifications on its 34 MW Solar Tender for Singareni Collieries

SECI Provides Clarifications on its 34 MW Solar Tender for Singareni Collieries

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued amendments and clarifications to its notice inviting tenders (NIT) for 34 MW of ground-based solar projects at Singareni Collieries Company Limited ...
Uttar Pradesh Reviews Regulations for Captive Renewable Projects

Uttar Pradesh Reviews Regulations for Captive Renewable Projects

The Uttar Pradesh Energy Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has reviewed its regulations for captive and renewable energy generating projects (CRE Regulations, 2019) in response to a petition from the Uttar Pradesh ...
Gujarat Set to Amend its Net Metering Regulations for Rooftop Solar Systems

Gujarat Set to Amend its Net Metering Regulations for Rooftop Solar Systems

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) says it will start working on a draft amendment for net metering regulations, incorporating changes and suggestions presented in a petition by the Gujarat ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Andhra Pradesh Amends its Solar, Wind and Hybrid Policy – Pulls Back Incentives

Andhra Pradesh Amends its Solar, Wind and Hybrid Policy – Pulls Back Incentives

The government of Andhra Pradesh has issued a notification amending the state’s policy for wind, solar, and wind-solar hybrid projects, taking away some vital incentives from the renewable generators. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE’s New Solar Bidding Guidelines Say No Power Backdown Without Formal Instructions

MNRE’s New Solar Bidding Guidelines Say No Power Backdown Without Formal Instructions

To expedite and streamline the process of developing solar projects, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued amendments to its guidelines for the competitive bidding process. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Revises Tariff Ceiling for its 1,200 MW Wind Tender to ₹2.93_kWh

SECI Revises Tariff Ceiling for its 1,200 MW Wind Tender to ₹2.93/kWh

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued an amendment revising the tariff ceiling for a 1,200 MW wind tender that it had floated last month. In September 2019, SECI ...
/ / Other, Wind
Uttar Pradesh DISCOM Gets Approval to Call for Bids to Procure 400 MW of Hydropower

Uttar Pradesh DISCOM Gets Approval to Call for Bids to Procure 400 MW of Hydropower

In a recent petition, the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) had asked the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) to allow some modifications in the power purchase agreements (PPA) ...
/ / Other, Water
Rajasthan Sets ₹2.67/kWh As Price of Energy Supplied to DISCOMs Under REC Mechanism

Rajasthan Sets ₹2.67/kWh As Price of Energy Supplied to DISCOMs Under REC Mechanism

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued a notice inviting suggestions from interested parties before finalizing its Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) and Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) Compliance Framework (Third ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
New Guidelines for Distributed Solar Projects in Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep

New Guidelines for Distributed Solar Projects in Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the implementation timeline of distributed grid-connected solar power projects in Andaman & Nicobar, and Lakshadweep islands. In order to allow ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Reduces Solar Manufacturing Tender Size From 5 GW to 3 GW

SECI Reduces Solar Manufacturing Tender Size From 5 GW to 3 GW

In a significant development, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced that it has reduced the capacity of the manufacturing tender which was introduced by the body a ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Guidelines VGF

MNRE Amends Guidelines for Solar Viability Gap Funding Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guideline for implementation of the Viability Gap Funding (VGF) program for solar under the National Solar Mission (NSM) Phase-II ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar