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India Must Add 188 GW of Renewable Capacity in the Next Five Years to Meet Peak Demand: CEA

India needs to add 224.9 GW of renewable energy generation capacity by 2032 to meet the peak demand and energy requirement for the financial year (FY) 2031-32, according to the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
GIB Issue Undergrounding 66 kV Transmission Lines for Power Evacuation Not Feasible

GIB Issue: Undergrounding 66 kV Transmission Lines for Power Evacuation Not Feasible

The Technical Expert Committee constituted to lay down the techno-economic norms on undergrounding of power lines has determined that undergrounding of transmission lines of 66 kV and above voltage levels ...
/ / Grid, T&D
India's Solar Power Generation Up by 34% YoY in 1H 2022

India’s Solar Power Generation Up by 34% YoY in 1H 2022

India generated 47.64 BU of solar power in the first half (1H) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, an increase of 34% compared to the same period last year. Solar ...
Solar’s Share in the Installed Power Capacity Mix Rises to 14.2% at the End of Q2 2022

Solar’s Share in the Installed Power Capacity Mix Rises to 14.1% at the End of Q2 2022

India’s installed renewable energy capacity, including large hydro projects, stood at 159.81 GW, accounting for a 39.69% share of the overall power capacity mix at the end of the second ...
India Likely to Have Energy Surplus of 2.9% During 2022-23 CEA

India Likely to Have Energy Surplus of 2.9% During 2022-23: CEA

India is likely to have an energy surplus of 2.9% and a peak surplus of 3.4% for the year 2022-23, according to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) latest Load Generation ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Approves Transmission License to Evacuate 3 GW of Renewable Energy in Gujarat

CERC Approves Transmission License to Evacuate 3 GW of Renewable Energy in Gujarat

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently granted a transmission license to Khavda-Bhuj Transmission to establish the 3 GW of renewable energy injection network at the Khavda pooling station under ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Mix Increases to 12.4% as of Q4 2021

Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Mix Increases to 12.4% as of Q4 2021

India’s installed renewable energy capacity, including large hydro projects, stood at 150.4 GW, accounting for a share of 38.41% in the overall power mix at the end of the fourth ...
Ministry of Power Issues Revised Guidelines for EV Charging Infrastructure

Ministry of Power Issues Revised Guidelines for EV Charging Infrastructure

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued the revised ‘Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EVs) Guidelines’ to accelerate the e-mobility transition in the country. The guidelines aim to enable faster ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
India Likely to Have Energy Surplus of 6.4% During 2021-22 CEA

India Likely to Have Energy Surplus of 6.4% During 2021-22: CEA

India is likely to have an energy surplus of 6.4% and a peak surplus of 9.1% for the year 2021-22, according to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) latest Load Generation ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Surpasses Large Hydro in Installed Capacity (MW)

Solar Now the Top Renewable Energy Source, Surpasses Large Hydro

Solar is now the top renewable energy source in India, with 46.8 GW of installed capacity. Solar energy has overtaken large hydro, which had an installed capacity of 46.51 GW ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
If Coal Shortage Impacts Power Consumption, Can Solar Save The Day

If Coal Shortage Impacts Power Consumption, Can Solar Save the Day?

India is seeing a surge in power demand, with industrial and economic activity picking up pace in the past few months. But thermal power plants are in a crisis as ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Odisha Proposes Forecasting and Scheduling Regulations for Wind and Solar Projects

Odisha Proposes Forecasting and Scheduling Regulations for Wind and Solar Projects

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has invited suggestions on the proposed Forecasting, Scheduling, and Deviation Settlement of Wind and Solar Generating Stations at the State Level Regulations, 2021. The ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
PGCIL's Rajasthan Subsidiary Secures Transmission License for 8.1 GW of Solar Projects

PGCIL’s Rajasthan Subsidiary Secures Transmission License for 8.1 GW of Solar Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), in a recent order, has granted a transmission license to Bikaner-II Bhiwadi Transco, a special purpose vehicle of Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL), ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Rises to 11.2%

Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Rises to 11.2%

India’s installed renewable energy (including large hydro projects) capacity stood at 143.9 GW, accounting for a share of 37.4% in the overall power mix at the end of the second ...
India's Peak Power Deficit Fell to 0.4% During the FY 2020-21: CEA

India’s Peak Power Deficit Fell to 0.4% During the FY 2020-21: CEA

India's energy supply deficit for the financial year (FY) 2020-21 stood at 0.4%, with the peak power deficit also narrowing down to 0.4% during the year, according to the data ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Power Ministry Favors Tariff-Based Competitive Bidding for Intrastate Transmission

Power Ministry Favors Tariff-Based Competitive Bidding for Intrastate Transmission

In a recent notification, the Ministry of Power (MoP) said that as the intrastate transmission systems have a major share in the country, the adoption of tariff-based competitive bidding to ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Adani Green Energy to Build Transmission Lines for a 300 MW Wind Project in Gujarat

Adani Green Energy to Build Transmission Lines for a 300 MW Wind Project in Gujarat

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has permitted  Adani Green Energy, the renewable energy arm of Adani Group, to construct transmission lines for a 300 MW wind project in Gujarat. The ...
/ / Wind
Solar Generation in Q4 2020 11% Higher from Previous Quarter, Up 26% Annually

Solar Generation in Q4 2020 9% Higher from Previous Quarter, Up 26% Annually

In Q4 2020, the country generated about 14.2 billion units (BU) of solar power compared to 12.9 BU in the previous quarter. The data showed that solar generation was returning ...
Avaada, Ayana to Build Transmission Lines for 650 MW of Solar Projects

Avaada, Ayana to Build Transmission Lines for 650 MW of Solar Projects

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has provided approval to Avaada Energy and Ayana Renewable Power to construct transmission lines for 350 MW and 300 MW of solar projects, respectively, in ...
/ / Grid, T&D
India's Power Supply Deficit Narrows to 0.3% in April-December 2020: CEA

India’s Power Supply Deficit Narrows to 0.3% in April-December 2020: CEA

India's power supply deficit narrowed down to 0.3% between April and December 2020, while its peak power deficit slipped to 0.6%, according to data from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) ...
Eden Renewables, SoftBank to Build Transmission Lines For 600 MW Solar Projects in Rajasthan

Eden Renewables, SoftBank to Build Transmission Lines For 600 MW Solar Projects in Rajasthan

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has provided approval to special purpose vehicles of Eden Renewables and SoftBank Energy to construct transmission lines for 300 MW of solar projects each in ...
/ / Grid, T&D
France and India Have A Crucial Partnership in Renewables_ Mercom RE-Invest Session

France and India Have A Crucial Partnership in Renewables: Mercom RE-Invest Session

The third global RE-Invest 2020, a three-day summit organized by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 26, 2020. The ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Telangana Commission Amends Rooftop Solar Net Metering Regulations

Telangana Commission Amends Rooftop Solar Net Metering Regulations

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has issued an amendment to the net metering regulations for grid-connected rooftop solar systems. The Commission has invited comments and suggestions from the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Solar Power Generation in Q3 2020 Down 17% from Previous Quarter

Solar Power Generation in Q3 2020 Down 17% from Previous Quarter

India generated nearly 13 billion units (BU) of electricity from solar-based sources between July and September 2020 (Q3 2020), according to data from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). This represented ...
Open Access Consumers Can Use Smart Meters As Interface Meters

Open Access Consumers Can Use Smart Meters As Interface Meters

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA), in a recent notification, said that in case of open access consumers connected to a distribution system, smart meters can be used as interface meters ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid