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
News Highlights from India’s Renewable Energy in July 2019

News Highlights from India’s Renewable Energy Sector in July 2019

The month of July was filled with significant happenings in all segments of the renewable industry. While the biggest event of the month was the introduction of the Budget 2019, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Nearly ₹29 Billion Allotted for Off-Grid Renewable Generation in Last 3 Years

Nearly ₹29 Billion Allotted for Off-Grid Renewable Generation in Last 3 Years

A corpus of ₹29.37 billion (~$0.43 billion) has been provided for off-grid renewable energy generation sources in the past three consecutive budgets, beginning with the financial year (FY) 2016-17 and ...
India Plans to Utilize Compressed Biogas as Alternative Green Transport Fuel

India Plans to Utilize Compressed Biogas as Alternative Green Transport Fuel

India is poised to utilize its huge biomass potential in the coming years. Biomass and organic waste sources like paddy straw, farm stubble, agricultural residue, cattle dung, sugarcane press mud, ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Punjab Announces Tender for 54 MW of Solar Biomass Hybrid Projects

Punjab Announces Tender for 54 MW of Solar Biomass Hybrid Projects

The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has tendered 54 MW of solar-biomass hybrid projects to be developed in the state under power bundling mechanism. The bid submission deadline is July ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
KERC Dismisses Petition Claiming Interest for Delayed Payment for a Biomass Project

KERC Dismisses Petition Claiming Interest for Delayed Payment for a Biomass Project

In a recent order, Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has dismissed a petition filed by  Koppal Green Power Limited against Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company Limited (GESCOM) asking it to pay ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
REC to Increase Loan Disbursements to Renewable Energy Segment in the Coming Years

Renewables to be ‘Must Run’ in the Draft Tariff Guidelines for Goa, Union Territories

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has issued draft regulations for determining tariffs from renewable sources including solar. The draft is up ...
MERC Asks DISCOM to Reduce ₹0.18_kWh from Solar Tariff to Account for Safeguard Duty

Generic Tariff of ₹3.29/kWh Set for Solar Projects in Maharashtra for FY 2019-2020

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has set the generic tariff for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects at ₹3.29 (~$0.047)/kWh for FY 2019-20. This order will apply from April 1, 2019, ...
Haryana Commission Approves Power Purchase Agreement for 3 MW Biomass with Deviations

Haryana Commission Approves Power Purchase Agreement for 3 MW Biomass with Deviations

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued an order approving the power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 3 MW of biomass procurement by Haryana Power Purchase Center (HPPC). HPPC had petitioned ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CEA Asks States to Use 5-10% Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in Thermal Plants

CERC Sets Generic Tariff for Renewable Energy Sources for FY 2019-20

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has set generic tariffs for the purchase of electricity from a host of renewable energy generation sources during the financial year (FY) 2019-20. The ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Andhra Pradesh Sets Variable Cost for Biomass and Bagasse-Based Power Projects

Andhra Pradesh Sets Variable Cost for Biomass and Bagasse-Based Power Projects

To reach the government’s goal of installing 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022, all sources of renewable energy will have to contribute - not just solar and wind. In ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CEA Asks States to Use 5-10% Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in Thermal Plants

Rajasthan Amends Regulations for Tariff Determination of Biomass and Biogas Projects

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued new guidelines to amend its regulations concerning the terms and conditions for the determination of tariff for renewable sources-(biomass, biogas and biomass ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
: Wind, Reverse Auctions, PPA, SECI, ISTS

CERC Proposes Generic Tariffs for Renewable Energy Sources for FY 2019-20

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed a set of levelized generic tariffs for the purchase of electricity from a host of renewable energy generation sources during financial year (FY) 2019-20 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CEA Asks States to Use 5-10% Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in Thermal Plants

Haryana Commission Approves PPAs for 49.8 MW of Paddy Straw Biomass-Based Projects

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued an order approving the power purchase agreements (PPAs) for a total of 49.8 MW of paddy straw biomass-based power projects signed between ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Rajasthan Commission Issues Draft Tariff Regulations for Biomass and Biogas Projects

Rajasthan Commission Issues Draft Tariff Regulations for Biomass and Biogas Projects

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued draft terms and conditions for the determination of tariff for biomass, biogas, and biomass gasifier energy. These regulations will come into force from ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
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