Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Project in Andhra Pradesh Exempted From RPO Compliance

Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Project in Andhra Pradesh Exempted from RPO Compliance

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC), in a recent order, ruled that energy generated from the circulating fluidized bed combustion (CBFC) boiler system formed a part of cogeneration and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Pradesh Accepts SECI's Offer for 9 GW of Solar at ₹2.49kWh

Andhra Pradesh Accepts SECI’s Offer for 9 GW of Solar at ₹2.49/kWh

The Andhra Pradesh government has agreed to procure 9 GW of solar power from the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). SECI will supply power to the state's agriculture sector ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
POSOCO to Probe Wind Power Curtailment Allegation in Andhra Pradesh

POSOCO to Probe Wind Power Curtailment Allegation in Andhra Pradesh

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has directed the Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) to submit a report within four weeks and indicate whether there was an intentional curtailment of ...
/ / Wind
BHEL Releases O&M Tender for NTPC's 25 MW Floating Solar Project in Andhra Pradesh

BHEL Releases O&M Tender for NTPC’s 25 MW Floating Solar Project in Andhra Pradesh

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of a 25 MW floating solar power project at NTPC Simhadri in Andhra Pradesh for 36 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Andhra Regulator Rules in Favor of a Solar Power Generator Regarding Wheeling Charges

Andhra Regulator Rules in Favor of a Solar Power Generator Regarding Wheeling Charges

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC), in a recent order, ruled in favor of a solar power generator, stating the Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APSPDCL) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BHEL Issues O&M Tender for a 1.5 MW Solar Project in Hyderabad

BHEL Issues O&M Tender for a 1.5 MW Solar Project in Hyderabad

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of a 1.5 MW solar project at Ramachandrapuram in Hyderabad. The last date to submit the ...
Andhra Commission Allows PPAs of Two Wind Projects to be Canceled

Andhra Commission Allows PPAs of Two Wind Projects to be Canceled

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC), in a recent order, ruled that the power purchase agreements (PPAs) signed between two wind developers and the Southern Power Distribution Company of ...
/ / Wind
A 1 kW Residential Rooftop Solar System With Subsidy to Cost ₹31,200 in Andhra

A 1 kW Residential Rooftop Solar System With Subsidy to Cost ₹31,200 in Andhra

Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Corporation Limited (APEPDCL) has discovered the lowest bid of ₹50,000 (~$673)/kW for residential rooftop solar systems of up to 1 kW under the capital expenditure ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Andhra High Court Quashes the 6.4 GW Solar Project Tender by APEGCL

Andhra High Court Quashes the 6.4 GW Solar Project Tender by APEGCL

The High Court of Andhra Pradesh has upheld the petition filed by Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL) and quashed the request for selection (RfS) and the draft power purchase ...
Bids Invited to Set Up Solar Cold Storage Rooms Across Andhra Pradesh

Bids Invited to Set Up Solar Cold Storage Rooms Across Andhra Pradesh

The Agricultural Marketing Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh, has invited bids to install 112 grid-connected solar cold storage rooms across the state. The last date to submit the bids online ...
Barring DISCOMs With Long Pending Bills to Access Spot Market – Who Will Enforce?

Barring DISCOMs With Long Pending Bills from Accessing Spot Market – Who Will Enforce?

The inordinate delays in distribution companies (DISCOMs) clearing payments have made it difficult for solar and wind energy generators to operate their businesses. Already facing a tough time in the ...
Andhra Pradesh High Court Directs DISCOMs to File Affidavit on Dues to Renewable Generators

Andhra Pradesh High Court Directs DISCOMs to File Affidavit on Dues to Renewable Generators

The Andhra Pradesh High Court has directed distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state to file a detailed affidavit on the objections raised by the renewable energy generating companies about pending ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Best Engineered Project of the Year_ ILIOS Power's 1.27 MW Solar Farm in Andhra Pradesh

Best Engineered Project of the Year: ILIOS Power’s 1.27 MW Solar Farm in Andhra Pradesh

ILIOS Power won the Best Engineered Project award at the Solar Awards 2021 in the recently-held Mercom India Solar Summit 2021. The project was developed for its client, Kallam Textiles, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Large-Scale Project of the Year: ENGIE's 250 MW Solar Project in Kadapa

Large-Scale Project of the Year: ENGIE’s 250 MW Solar Project in Kadapa

In the recently concluded Mercom India Solar Summit 2021, the virtual event, which was held on April 08 and April 09, ENGIE Solar India was declared the winner in the ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Andhra DISCOMs Seek ₹30 Billion Loan from PFC and REC to Clear Power Generators’ Dues

Andhra DISCOMs Seek ₹30 Billion Loan from PFC and REC to Clear Power Generators’ Dues

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) in Andhra Pradesh have informed the Andhra Pradesh High Court they had sought a loan of ₹30 billion (~$407.95 million) from the Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Amendments to Solar, Wind, and Hybrid Policies in Andhra Pradesh

Amendments to Solar, Wind, and Hybrid Policies in Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh Energy Department has clarified that the amendments made to policies on the wind, solar, and wind-solar hybrid projects will apply to projects commissioned after November 18, 2019 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
File Timeframe to Clear Dues of Solar and Wind Generators - Andhra High Court to DISCOMs

File Timeframe to Clear Dues of Solar and Wind Generators – Andhra High Court to DISCOMs

The High Court of Andhra Pradesh has directed the Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (APSPDCL) and Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL) to file an affidavit by March 31, 2021, with ...
Andhra Pradesh Regulator Denies Relief for a 25 MW Solar Project Claiming Force Majeure

Andhra Pradesh Regulator Denies Relief for a 25 MW Solar Project Claiming Force Majeure

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has rejected a solar developer’s plea for relief for the delayed commissioning of a 25 MW solar power project at Gurramkonda in the ...
Letter of Credit Order Ignored, Andhra DISCOMs Allowed to Buy Power from Spot Market

Letter of Credit Order Ignored, Andhra DISCOMs Allowed to Buy Power from Spot Market

The Andhra Pradesh High Court, in a recent order, has allowed the distribution companies (DISCOMs) of the state to operate through power exchanges and to secure power through open access ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Andhra Pradesh Invites Bids to Procure Electric Two-Wheelers for Government Employees

Andhra Pradesh Invites Bids to Procure Electric Two-Wheelers for Government Employees

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has invited expressions of interest for electric two-wheelers for use by state government employees. Bidders must pay a non-refundable ...
Andhra Small Hydro

Bids Invited for Preparation of Detailed Project Reports for Small Hydro in Andhra

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited (NREDCAP) has invited bids from consultants to prepare detailed project reports for the establishment of small hydropower projects at ...
/ / Other, Water
Breaking News

Torrent Power Quotes the Lowest Bid of ₹2.47/kWh in Andhra’s 6.4 GW Solar Auction

Andhra’s solar auction for 6.4 GW of solar projects spread out over ten separate locations has resulted in tariffs ranging between ₹2.47 (~$0.033)/kWh to ₹2.58 (~$0.035)/kWh, according to an auction ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Why the Draft PPA for Andhra’s 6.4 GW of Solar Projects Was Considered Violation of Law

Why the Draft PPA for Andhra’s 6.4 GW of Solar Projects Was Considered Violation of Law

The High Court of Andhra Pradesh has upheld Tata Power Renewable Energy’s contention that Andhra Pradesh Green Energy Corporation’s (APGECL) request for selection (RfS) and power purchase agreements (PPA) for 6.4 GW ...
Andhra High Court Stays Awarding of 6.4 GW of Solar Projects Tendered Recently

Andhra High Court Stays Awarding of 6.4 GW of Solar Projects Tendered Recently

The High Court of Andhra Pradesh has directed the Andhra Pradesh Green Energy Corporation (APGECL) to not enter into any agreements for its tender for 6.4 GW of solar power ...
Andhra Pradesh’s Tender for 6.4 GW of Solar Projects Oversubscribed by 8.5 GW

Andhra Pradesh’s Tender for 6.4 GW of Solar Projects Oversubscribed by 8.5 GW

The Andhra Pradesh Green Energy Corporation’s (APGECL) tender to develop 6.4 GW of solar power projects has been oversubscribed by 8.5 GW, according to Mercom’s sources. The state agency received ...