Bharathi Cement Turns to Solar with a 10 MW Solar Project at its Facility in Andhra Pradesh

Bharathi Cement Turns to Solar with a 10 MW Solar Project at its Facility in Andhra Pradesh

Bharathi Cement, a leading cement manufacturer, has commissioned a 10 MW ground-mounted solar power project in its manufacturing facility at Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh. The project is a part of ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Now, Andhra Pradesh Decides to Withdraw Connectivity of 98 MW of Wind Projects

Now, Andhra Pradesh Decides to Withdraw Connectivity of 98 MW of Wind Projects

In a letter to its chief engineer, the Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (APTRANSCO) has instructed the removal of “irregular connections and loads” from wind energy projects. According to APTRANSCO, ...
/ / Other, Wind
Intent Is Not to Terminate Solar and Wind PPAs but to Arrive at Mutually Agreed Tariff_ Andhra

Intent Is Not to Terminate Solar & Wind PPAs but to Arrive at Mutually Agreed Tariff: Andhra

On Friday, September 13, 2019, the Andhra Pradesh High Court heard arguments from legal representatives of the state government and developers in the matter of the state government’s attempt to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Renewable Developers May Approach National Company Law Tribunal_ RK Singh Warns Andhra

Renewable Developers May Approach National Company Law Tribunal: RK Singh Warns Andhra

The Union Minister of Power R.K. Singh has written a letter to Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, regarding the non-payment of dues from state electricity ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Payment Dues of State DISCOMs to Renewable Power Developers Escalate to ₹97 Billion

Payment Dues of State DISCOMs to Renewable Power Developers Escalate to ₹97 Billion

The Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) recent report states that the total payment due for 513 renewable projects now amounts to ₹97.356 billion (~$1.356 billion) as of July 31, 2019, thus ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
APTEL_ No Public Hearing for Approval of Solar Tariffs Discovered in Competitive Bidding

APTEL: No Public Hearing for Approval of Solar Tariffs Discovered in Competitive Bidding

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has provided a huge relief to renewable energy generators in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Amid the squabble between the newly-formed state government and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Payment Dues of State DISCOMs Now Total ₹82 Billion to Solar, Wind, Hydro Power Producers

Payment Dues of State DISCOMs Now Total ₹82 Billion to Solar, Wind, Hydro Power Producers

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) in some of the top renewable energy generating states such as Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are the biggest defaulters in paying dues for the power procured ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Andhra Pradesh Government Now Says it Will Only Target PPAs of Corrupt Wind Projects

Andhra Pradesh Government Now Says it Will Only Target PPAs of Corrupt Wind Projects

In a welcome development, the ongoing feud between the renewable industry and the new administration in the state of Andhra Pradesh could be deescalating. The state government may take a ...
/ / Other, Wind
Andhra Floats RESCO Tender for 15 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings

Andhra Floats RESCO Tender for 15 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has tendered 15 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be set up atop government buildings across ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Andhra Pradesh Issues Empanelment Tender for CAPEX Rooftop Solar Projects

Andhra Pradesh Issues Empanelment Tender for CAPEX Rooftop Solar Projects

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has issued an empanelment tender for rooftop solar installers in the state. The tender covers rooftop solar projects with ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
News Highlights from India’s Renewable Energy in July 2019

News Highlights from India’s Renewable Energy Sector in July 2019

The month of July was filled with significant happenings in all segments of the renewable industry. While the biggest event of the month was the introduction of the Budget 2019, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uphold Must-Run Status of Solar & Wind Projects: High Court to Andhra Pradesh

Stop Curtailing Solar and Wind Power: High Court to Andhra Pradesh

The Amaravati High Court has issued an order asking the state load despatch center (SLDC) and the state’s transmission company (APTRANSCO) to stop the curtailment of power from solar and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Allocates ₹5.57 Billion Towards Payment Security Mechanism for Power Purchase

Andhra Allocates ₹5.57 Billion Towards Payment Security Mechanism for Power Purchase

The state government of Andhra Pradesh has set aside a sum of ₹5.57 billion (~$79 million) towards payment security mechanism as notified by the government recently. The amount will be ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Warns States: Honor ‘Must Run’ Status of Solar and Wind Energy

MNRE Warns States: Honor ‘Must Run’ Status of Solar and Wind Energy

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a letter to the chief secretaries of all states and union territories, asking them to ensure that ‘must run’ status ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Developers Appeal to APTEL Regarding Solar Projects in Andhra Pradesh

Developers Appeal to APTEL Regarding Solar Projects in Andhra Pradesh

Despite the court’s stay order, Andhra Pradesh government decided to withdraw the power purchase agreements (PPAs) signed with 21 wind power projects worth 776.9 MW. In the wake of this ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NSEFI Urges RK Singh to Intervene in Andhra Pradesh’s Ongoing Renewable Feud

NSEFI Urges RK Singh to Intervene in Andhra Pradesh’s Ongoing Renewable Feud

The National Solar Energy Foundation of India (NSEFI) has written a letter to the Minister of Power R.K. Singh, requesting for his immediate intervention in the curtailment of renewable energy ...
RK Singh Apprises Amit Shah on Andhra Pradesh’s Solar and Wind PPA Renegotiations

RK Singh Apprises Amit Shah on Andhra Pradesh’s Solar and Wind PPA Renegotiations

Minister of Power, R.K.Singh, has written a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, apprising him about his correspondence with Y.S.Jaganmohan Reddy, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, asking the ...
Even with Court’s Stay Order in Place, Andhra Pradesh to Cancel 21 Wind PPAs

Even with Court’s Stay Order in Place, Andhra Pradesh to Cancel 21 Wind PPAs

The ongoing feud between solar and wind project developers and the government of Andhra Pradesh (AP) has escalated further, and the state has now decided to withdraw the power purchase ...
/ / Other, Wind
After High Court’s Stay on PPA Revision, Andhra Pradesh Begins Curtailing Wind Power

After High Court’s Stay, Andhra Pradesh Begins Curtailing Wind Power Severely

The situation in Andhra Pradesh has become a matter of concern for solar and wind project developers. The issue has escalated over the past week with renewable developers approaching the ...
/ / Other, Wind
Andhra High Court Imposes Stay Order on State’s Move to Reduce Solar & Wind Tariffs

Andhra High Court Imposes Stay Order on State’s Move to Reduce Solar & Wind Tariffs

Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company’s (APSPDCL) decision to revise solar and wind tariffs have been dealt another blow. In a significant order that reviewed writ petitions by nine developers, ...
Andhra Pradesh’s Decision to Renegotiate Solar and Wind PPAs Sets Bad Precedent

Andhra Pradesh’s Decision to Renegotiate Solar and Wind PPAs Sets Bad Precedent

In a surprise announcement on July 1, 2019, the Andhra Pradesh government said it was going to review the power purchase agreements (PPAs) signed between the state’s electricity distribution companies ...
Solar Developer Approaches APTEL Against Andhra Govt’s Move to Reduce PPA Tariff

Solar Developer Approaches APTEL Against Andhra Govt’s Move to Reduce PPA Tariff

The ongoing turbulence in the state of Andhra Pradesh regarding the renegotiations of solar and wind PPAs does not appear to be ending anytime soon. In the latest development, a ...
After SECI, Andhra Govt Writes to NTPC for Revision of Tariff for 1.25 GW of Solar Projects

After SECI, Andhra Govt Writes to NTPC for Revision of Tariff for 1.25 GW of Solar Projects

After writing to the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) seeking a revision in the power sale agreements (PSAs) for 400 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, the Andhra ...
RK Singh Asks Andhra Pradesh CM to Exercise Restraint in Solar & Wind PPA Renegotiations

RK Singh Asks Andhra Pradesh CM to Exercise Restraint in Solar & Wind PPA Renegotiations

The Minister for Power R. K. Singh has written to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy, cautioning him to practice restraint when it comes to renegotiations of power purchase agreements ...
Andhra Pradesh to Deploy 350 Electric Buses In Five Cities

Andhra Pradesh to Deploy 350 Electric Buses In Five Cities

The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) has come up with a proposal to deploy 350 electric buses in five cities in the state. Overall, the project is likely ...