TERI Lights up 50,000 Bihar Households with Solar Home Lighting Systems

TERI Lights up 50,000 Bihar Households with Solar Home Lighting Systems

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has built a partnership with Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society's (BRLPS) JEEViKA program through an innovative institutional model to make clean energy products affordable ...
NHPC to Soon Develop 260 MW of Solar Projects in Bihar

Indian Hydropower Generation Company to Develop 260 MW of Solar Projects

The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC Limited), a government-run entity, has received the go-ahead signal from State Investment Promotion Board (SIPB) for 260 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects ...
Tata Power Signs PPA with GE for Installation of Rooftop Solar Projects

Tata Power Signs PPA with GE for Installation of Rooftop Solar Projects

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with General Electric (GE). Under the agreement, TPREL will provide solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bihar Issues Draft Open Access Regulations for 2018

Bihar Issues Draft Open Access Regulations for 2018

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has issued draft regulations pertaining to intrastate open access for 2018. The regulations are set to apply to open access customers that use the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
BREDA Invites Bids for 40 MW Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects in Bihar

BREDA Invites Bids for 40 MW Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar Projects in Bihar

The Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency (BREDA), a state-run entity, has invited bids for the development of 40 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) rooftop projects at various locations across the ...
PFC Provides ₹13.5 Billion in Financial Aid to Bihar for Transmission Line Project

PFC Provides ₹13.5 Billion in Financial Aid to Bihar for Transmission Line Project

The Power Finance Corp (PFC), a government of India enterprise, has approved a financial aid of ₹13.5 billion (~$212 million) to Bihar for a transmission line project. The aid has ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Bihar Draft Rooftop Solar Net and Gross Metering Regulations

Bihar Releases Draft Rooftop Solar Net and Gross Metering Regulations

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has released a draft document for rooftop net metering regulations that is open to comments and suggestions until January 5, 2018. The regulations are ...
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BEL Tenders Solar Projects Under the Domestic Content Category

BEL Tenders 6 MW of Solar Projects Under the Domestic Content Category

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a Government of India enterprise, tendered a total of 6 MW (AC) of solar to be developed in three different states in India under the domestic ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Rooftop

Rs.2.20/kWh, the Lowest Tariff Quoted in SECI’s 500 MW Solar Rooftop Auction

Rs.2.20 (~$0.034)/kWh is the lowest quoted tariff to develop a solar rooftop project under the RESCO mode. Mundra Solar PV quoted the tariff to set up a solar rooftop project ...
Wind Energy

MNRE Approves Another 1,000 MW Wind Tender

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) approved a tender of another 1,000 MW under its Wind program on May 4, 2017. “With the success of the first 1,000 ...
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Solar tender

Mercom Exclusive: Payment Delays are Increasing Risk and Project Costs for Solar and Wind Projects in Many States

Payment delays by distribution companies (DISCOMs) continue to pose a challenge for the growing renewable energy sector in India as it tries to achieve 175 GW of renewable installations by ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
ADB

Mercom Exclusive: One Year After Launch, UDAY Yet to Make a Big Impact

Dismal DISCOM (distribution company) credit profiles due to high debt, heavy losses and poor operational efficiencies affects every aspect of the Indian power sector and is directly responsible for large ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Month in a Minute

Solar Installations in India Reached 980 MW in 2012

For a Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission Fact Sheet: Click Here India installed 980 MW of solar in 2012, slightly lower than our forecast of 1,090 MW. This was largely due ...
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