Maharashtra Sets Generic Tariff of ₹2.90/kWh for Rooftop Solar Projects

Maharashtra Sets Generic Tariff of ₹2.90/kWh for Rooftop Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has set ₹2.90 (~$0.039)/kWh as the generic tariff for surplus power procured at the end of the financial year from rooftop solar projects for ...
Karnataka’s Renewable Energy Policy for 2021-2026 Aims at Adding 2 GW of Rooftop Solar

Karnataka’s Renewable Energy Policy for 2021-2026 Aims at Adding 2 GW of Rooftop Solar

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has issued the ‘Draft Karnataka Renewable Energy Policy 2021-2026” aimed at developing 20 GW of renewable energy projects with and without energy storage. According ...
United Nations Invites Bids to Set Up Biomethanation Projects in India

United Nations Invites Bids to Set Up Biomethanation Projects in India

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has invited bids from companies or consortiums of companies to set up biomethanation projects showcasing specific developments in one or more areas of ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
UPERC Allows Time Extension for Completing a Municipal Solid Waste Power Project

UPERC Allows Time Extension for Completing a Municipal Solid Waste Power Project

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has extended the scheduled commissioning date (SCOD) for a 14 MW municipal solid waste (MSW)-based power project in Agra. It also directed the ...
ITC Aims to Become Carbon Neutral by 2030

ITC Aims to Meet its Entire Energy Needs from Renewable Sources by 2030

ITC, an Indian multi-business conglomerate, aims to meet 100% of its entire energy needs from renewable sources by 2030. It aims to achieve a 50% reduction in specific emissions and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
US Renewable Energy Consumption Surpasses Coal for First Time in 130 Years

US Renewable Energy Consumption Surpasses Coal for First Time in 130 Years

Annual energy consumption from renewable sources in the United States in 2019 exceeded coal consumption for the first time since 1885, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) ‘Monthly ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Goa Energy Development Agency Invites Bids for Setting up a Biomass Briquetting Project

Goa Energy Development Agency Invites Bids for Setting up a Biomass Briquetting Project

The Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has invited bids to set up a 2,000 kg/HR biomass briquetting project at Saligao, Bardez in Goa. A briquette is a compressed block of any biomass ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
UK Mulls Changes in its Renewable Program to Increase Generation

UK Mulls Changes in its Renewable Program to Increase Generation

The United Kingdom is one of the first few major economies to announce that it would cut emissions to net-zero by 2050. This is a landmark decision, and it confirms ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
These Paddy Straw Based Biomass Projects in Haryana Could Address Environmental Issues

These Paddy Straw Based Biomass Projects in Haryana Could Address Environmental Issues

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has set the state's levelized tariffs for three biomass power projects. The tariffs set by the Commission are ₹4.93 (~$0.07)/kWh, ₹4.92 (~$0.06)/kWh, and ₹4.47 ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Gujarat to Empanel Contractors for Biogas Projects

Gujarat to Empanel Contractors for Biogas Projects

The Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has floated an empanelment tender for large-sized biogas projects in the state. The contract will also include the running and maintenance of the project ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Month in a Minute_ Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in September 2020

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in September 2020

Here is a recap of some of the most important headlines from September 2020: The government of Andhra Pradesh approved ₹9 billion (~$123 million) to meet the expenditure of the state distribution ...
NTPC Seeks Suppliers of Biomass Pellets for Co-Firing at its Thermal Power Stations

NTPC Seeks Suppliers of Biomass Pellets for Co-Firing at its Thermal Power Stations

NTPC Limited has invited bids for biomass pellets to use as fuel alongside coal at its thermal power stations. This would help mitigate the air pollution caused by farmers burning ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Ecuador to Develop 200 MW of Solar, Wind, and Hydro Projects  

Ecuador to Develop 200 MW of Solar, Wind, and Hydro Projects  

The Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources of Ecuador announced the initiation of its selection process of private sector players to develop and operate 200 MW of renewable energy ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
MNRE’s Biomass-Based Cogeneration Program Extended by a Year

MNRE’s Biomass-Based Cogeneration Program Extended by a Year

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the validity of its biomass-based cogeneration program. The program has been extended until March 31, 2021, or until the recommendations ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Bihar Releases Draft Tariff Regulations for Renewable Energy Projects

Bihar Releases Draft Tariff Regulations for Renewable Energy Projects

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has released draft tariff regulations for renewable energy projects. These regulations will be valid for the control period of the financial year (FY) 2020-21 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Telangana_ Variable Cost for Power Projects Based on Biomass, Bagasse, Industrial Waste

Telangana: Variable Cost for Power Projects Based on Biomass, Bagasse, Industrial Waste

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has proposed the variable costs for the existing biomass, bagasse, and industrial waste-based power projects in the state. The costs will be applicable ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
NTPC and Indian Oil to Set Up a Waste-to-Energy Project in Delhi

NTPC and Indian Oil to Set Up a Waste-to-Energy Project in Delhi

The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indian Oil and NTPC Limited to develop a demonstration waste-to-energy project at the Okhla landfill site ...
CERC Announces New Tariff Regulations for Renewable Energy Projects

CERC Announces New Tariff Regulations for Renewable Energy Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has come up with tariff regulations for renewable energy projects. These regulations will come into force from July 01, 2020, and will be valid ...
MNRE Announces Extension to its Waste to Energy Program

MNRE Announces Extension to its Waste to Energy Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that its waste-to-energy program would be extended beyond March 31, 2020. It said that the program would continue without any ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Uttarakhand Floats Tender for Briquetting and Bio-Oil Projects

Uttarakhand Floats Tender for Briquetting and Bio-Oil Projects

The Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) seeking developers for briquetting or bio-oil projects based on biomass-based fuels. A briquette is a compressed block ...
Gujarat May Reduce Annual Escalation Rate to 3% on Biomass and Bagasse-Based Projects

Gujarat May Reduce Annual Escalation Rate to 3% on Biomass and Bagasse-Based Projects

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has issued a draft order to initiate the regulatory process for determining the tariff for procuring power from biomass and bagasse-based co-generation projects in ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
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
Power Generated from Co-firing of Biomass in Thermal Plants Eligible for RPO_ MNRE

Power Generated from Co-firing of Biomass in Thermal Plants Eligible for RPO: MNRE

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notice clarifying the eligibility of power generated from the co-firing of biomass in thermal power plants as renewable energy ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
APTEL Directs Madhya Pradesh DISCOM To Compensate Biomass Developers for Fixed Costs

APTEL Directs Madhya Pradesh DISCOM To Compensate Biomass Developers for Fixed Costs

In a judgment favoring biomass project developers, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has found that in the case of one part tariff, developers cannot be denied fixed cost component ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
IIT Kanpur Seeks Bidders for Three Smart Grid Field Pilot Projects Using Solar PV

IIT Kanpur Seeks Bidders for Three Smart Grid Field Pilot Projects Using Solar PV

The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K) has floated an expression of interest (EoI) for three smart grid field pilots combining renewable sources (solar and biomass) and storage (Lithium-ion and ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid