CEA Asks States to Use 5-10% Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in Thermal Plants

Maharashtra’s MSEDCL to Procure 50 MW of Biomass Power Through Reverse Auction

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved a petition filed by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the long-term procurement of 50 MW of biomass power ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
MNRE Amends Policy for Biomass-Based Cogeneration Projects in India

MNRE Amends Policy for Biomass-Based Cogeneration Projects in India

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended two clauses in the policy to support the promotion of biomass-based cogeneration projects in sugar mills and other industries in ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Sourcing Power from Multiple Generators for Open Access not Permissible

Solar Potential in West Africa Ranges from 8 GW to Over 20 GW by 2030: Report

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in its report “Planning and prospects for renewable power: West Africa” has highlighted scenarios for the growth of renewables in West Africa’s power systems ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Maharashtra Sets ₹2.72/kWh as Generic Tariff for Solar and ₹2.87/kWh for Wind

Maharashtra Sets ₹2.72/kWh as Generic Tariff for Solar and ₹2.87/kWh for Wind

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has fixed ₹2.72 (~$0.03893)/kWh as the generic tariff for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects for FY 2018-19. It has also fixed ₹2.87 (~$0.04108)/kWh as the generic ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Invites Expression of Interest to Study the Biomass Potential in India

MNRE Invites Expression of Interest to Study the Biomass Potential in India

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) to assess the potential of biomass power and bagasse cogeneration in India. The final date to ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Siemens and Drax Power Enter £40 Million Contract for Upgradation of Biomass Turbines

Siemens and Drax Power Enter £40 Million Contract for Upgradation of Biomass Turbines

Drax Power and Siemens have signed a £40 million ($52.47 million) contract for the upgrade of turbines on three of Drax Power’s biomass units over the next three years. The ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
MNRE Invites Expression of Interest to Study the Biomass Potential in India

Interview: If Implemented Properly, Biofuels Policy Can be a Game-Changer for India

Recently, central government’s cabinet, headed by prime minister Narendra Modi, approved the National Policy on Biofuels – 2018. Biofuels in India are of strategic importance as they integrate well with ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Interview: Well-Defined Value Chain Required for Biofuels Sector to Grow in India

Interview: Well-Defined Value Chain Required for Biofuels Sector to Grow in India

In a country like India, where the overall economic growth is fueled by its agrarian sector, biofuels assume great significance in light of the country’s ambitious goals of doubling farmers’ ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Karnataka’s New Utility-Scale Solar Benchmark Tariff is 30% Less at ₹3.05/kWh

Karnataka’s New Utility-Scale Solar Benchmark Tariff is 30% Less at ₹3.05/kWh

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has fixed generic tariffs for renewable energy projects developed across the state. Generic Tariff for Solar Projects: For grid connected MW-scale solar projects of ...
CERC Issues Generic Tariffs for Select Renewables in FY 2018-19

CERC Issues Generic Tariffs for Select Renewables in FY 2018-19

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a set of levelized generic tariffs for the purchase of electricity from a host of renewable power generation sources during financial year ...
Renewables Energy

CERC Issues Levelized Generic Tariff for Select Renewables for the FY2017-18

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a levelized generic tariff for the purchase of electricity from small hydro projects, biomass with Rankine cycle, non-fossil fuel based co-generation, biomass ...
solar electricity

Electricity Generated from Solar Grew by 81% in FY 2016-17 in India

Solar in India accounted for ~13.5 billion units of electricity produced in the country during the financial year (FY) 2016-17, up from ~7.4 billion units in FY2015-16, according to the ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale