Installers Rally for Net Metering in Andhra’s Rooftop Solar Policy

Installers Rally for Net Metering in Andhra’s Rooftop Solar Policy

Andhra Pradesh’s solar development has not had a smooth run since the past year. In a recent development, renewable developers and stakeholders in the state are now up in arms ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Andhra Pradesh Approves Greenko’s 1000 MW Solar, 550 MW Wind, and 1200 MW Storage Project

Andhra Pradesh Approves Greenko’s 1 GW Solar, 550 MW Wind, and 1.2 GW Pumped Storage Project

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has approved the establishment of an integrated renewable energy project (IREP) at Pinnapuram village in Kurnool district by Greenko Energies Private Limited. As part of ...
Andhra Pradesh Issues Guidelines for 10 GW of Solar Projects for State’s Farmers

Andhra Pradesh Issues Guidelines for 10 GW of Solar Projects for State’s Farmers

The Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) has issued an order with guidelines to implement its 10 GW solar power project program for farmers in the state. The program aims to provide nine ...
Andhra Pradesh Addresses Concerns on DSM Amendment for Solar and Wind

Andhra Pradesh Addresses Concerns on DSM Amendment for Solar and Wind

Several renewable energy companies have put forward their suggestions and objections to the proposed amendments for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement regulations put in place by the Andhra Pradesh ...
Andhra Pradesh Gives State Guarantee for DISCOMs to Avail ₹66 Billion in Loans

Andhra Pradesh Gives State Guarantee for DISCOMs to Avail ₹66 Billion in Loans

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has provided a state-backed guarantee for distribution companies (DISCOMs) to avail ₹66 billion (~$873.4 million) loan from the Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC) and Rural ...
Andhra Pradesh Approves Proposal for a 10 GW Mega Solar Project for Agricultural Sector

Andhra Pradesh Approves Proposal for a 10 GW Mega Solar Project for Agricultural Sector

The Andhra Pradesh cabinet has approved the proposal to develop a 10 GW mega solar power project for the benefit of the farmers in the state. The project will supply ...
PFC Readies to Set Up Transmission Systems To Evacuate 35.9 GW of Solar Power

PFC Readies to Set Up Transmission Systems to Evacuate 35.9 GW of Solar Power

The Power Finance Corporation (PFC), the financial backbone of the Indian power sector, announced the incorporation of five of its special purpose vehicles (SPV) as wholly-owned subsidiaries of PFC Consulting ...
/ / Grid, T&D
AFRY to Provide Engineering Services for 1.2 GW Pumped Storage Project in Andhra Pradesh

AFRY to Provide Engineering Services for 1.2 GW Pumped Storage Project in Andhra Pradesh

AFRY India, an engineering and consulting firm, has received the Letter of Award (LoA) from Greenko Energy Projects Limited for providing the design engineering services for a 1,200 MW Pinnapuram ...
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadlines for 81 MW of Solar Projects at Singareni Collieries

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadlines for 81 MW of Solar Projects at Singareni Collieries

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline for its three-part 81 MW tender for solar projects at Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) in Telangana ...
EESL Amends Tender for 20 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Andhra Pradesh

EESL Amends Tender for 20 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Andhra Pradesh

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has issued an amendment for its tender for 20 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects in Andhra Pradesh, revising the bid submission deadline to ...
Andhra DISCOM Invokes Force Majeure Due to Cash Crunch During Coronavirus Pandemic

Andhra DISCOM Invokes Force Majeure Due to Cash Crunch During Coronavirus Pandemic

The Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (APSPDCL) is the latest addition to the group of power distribution companies (DISCOMs) seeking refuge under the force majeure clause following the ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Andhra’s Draft Deviation Settlement Regulation for Solar, Wind Projects Draws Flak

Andhra’s Draft Deviation Settlement Regulation for Solar, Wind Projects Draws Flak

Several renewable energy companies have challenged the changes in the draft amendment to the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement regulations of the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (APERC). In February ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra DISCOMs Want Net Metering Out and Gross Metering In for Rooftop Solar Systems

Andhra DISCOMs Want Net Metering Out and Gross Metering In for Rooftop Solar Systems

Andhra Pradesh’s distribution companies (DISCOMs) have requested the state’s electricity regulatory commission (APERC) to only allow gross metering for rooftop solar systems in the state. In gross metering, a consumer ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Andhra Pradesh DISCOMs Set to Amend Rooftop Solar Policy

Andhra Pradesh DISCOMs Set to Amend Rooftop Solar Policy

Andhra Pradesh’s distribution companies (DISCOMs) have proposed an amendment to the existing rooftop solar policy. The proposal states that the applicable tariff for solar rooftop projects for either net or ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
EESL Issues Tender for 20 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems in Andhra Pradesh

EESL Issues Tender for 20 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems in Andhra Pradesh

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has issued a tender for 20 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects. These rooftop systems will be installed atop various buildings ...
APTEL Asks Andhra DISCOMs to Pay ₹2.72_kWh to Winners in the NTPC Solar Auction

APTEL Asks Andhra DISCOMs to Pay ₹2.72/kWh to Winners in the NTPC Solar Auction

In another interesting turn of events in Andhra Pradesh’s renewable energy space, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has directed the state distribution companies (DISCOMs) to pay a tariff of ...
Andhra High Court Asks DISCOMs to Clear Dues of Wind Developers in Two Weeks

Andhra High Court Asks DISCOMs to Clear Dues of Wind Developers in Two Weeks

The Andhra Pradesh High Court has asked the state’s distribution companies including, Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (APSPDCL) and Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL), to clear the dues of ...
/ / Wind
Andhra Offers 5% Annual Escalation On Base Price of Bagasse-Based Renewable Projects

Andhra Offers 5% Annual Escalation On Base Price of Bagasse-Based Renewable Projects

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has determined the fuel price for biomass and industrial waste-based projects at ₹3,176.72 (~$45)/metric ton for the financial year (FY) 2019-20. The fuel ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Andhra Pradesh to Install and Supply 10 GW of Free Solar Power to Farmers

Andhra Pradesh to Install and Supply 10 GW of Free Solar Power to Farmers

The Andhra Pradesh government has announced that it is planning to develop 10 GW of solar power projects as a permanent solution to supply free power to farmers in the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Proposes to Raise Deviation Settlement Charges for Renewable Projects

Andhra Proposes to Raise Deviation Settlement Charges for Renewable Projects

The Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (APTRANSCO) has issued a notice to the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) seeking amendments to the existing regulations for forecasting, scheduling, and deviation ...
Andhra SLDC Files Review Petition Against POSOCO in Renewable Curtailment Case

Andhra SLDC Files Review Petition Against POSOCO in Renewable Curtailment Case

The Andhra Pradesh State Load Dispatch Center (APSLDC) has filed a review petition before the state’s high court against Power System Operation Corporation Limited’s (POSOCO) appointment to look into the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
POSOCO to Examine Renewable Energy Curtailment Issue in Andhra Pradesh

POSOCO to Examine Renewable Energy Curtailment Issue in Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh High Court at Amaravati has asked the Power System Operation Limited (POSOCO) to look into the reasons behind the curtailment of renewable power in the state. The ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
BHEL Floats an O&M Tender for NTPC’s 50 MW Solar Project in Andhra Pradesh

BHEL Floats an O&M Tender for NTPC’s 50 MW Solar Project in Andhra Pradesh

The Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has floated a tender for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of a 50 MW solar project in Andhra Pradesh. The project belongs to the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Andhra DISCOMs Only Clearing Part of the Dues in Batches to Wind and Solar Developers

Andhra DISCOMs Only Clearing Part of the Dues in Batches to Wind and Solar Developers

Solar and wind power developers in the state of Andhra Pradesh are beginning to receive part of their dues in batches. Mercom spoke to several developers who confirmed that some ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Provides Relief to a 50 MW Solar Thermal Project Delayed Due to Drought

CERC Provides Relief to a 50 MW Solar Thermal Project Delayed Due to Drought

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has extended the scheduled commercial operation date (SCoD) of a 50 MW solar thermal project in Andhra Pradesh. Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar