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
Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Stalls at 9.9% at the End of Q3

Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Stalls at 9.9% at the End of Q3

India’s share of renewable energy (including large hydropower projects) crawled to 36.4% in the third quarter of 2020 (Q3 2020) from 36.3% in the previous quarter, according to the data ...
India’s Power Supply Deficit Shrunk to 0.3% in the First Half of FY 2020_ CEA

India’s Power Supply Deficit Shrunk to 0.3% in the First Half of FY 2020: CEA

India’s power supply deficit narrowed down to 0.3% in the first half (1H) of the financial year (FY) 2020-2021, according to data from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). This was ...
5.1 GW of Coal-Based Capacity to be Shut Down as Part of India’s Phase-Out Plan

5.1 GW of Coal-Based Capacity to be Shut Down as Part of India’s Phase-Out Plan

Power companies have retired almost 14 GW of coal-based generation capacities over the last 18 years; power minister R.K. Singh informed the Lok Sabha. Some 164 thermal power generating units ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Solar Curtailment Could Rise Globally as PV Penetration Increases

Solar Curtailment Could Rise Globally as PV Penetration Increases

The trend of curtailment of renewable power has started taking shape globally. Power firms in China, Chile, several U.S. markets, including Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Texas, had to curtail at ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Hyderabad’s Energy Requirement in 2025 Could be Higher Than Mumbai’s_ CEA Report

Hyderabad’s Energy Requirement in 2025 Could be Higher Than Mumbai’s: CEA Report

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has released the second part of its 19th Electric Power Survey (EPS), which forecasts the power consumption across 20 cities in India. The forecast is ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
New Transmission Infrastructure for Solar and Wind Coming Up in Rajasthan and Gujarat

New Transmission Infrastructure for Solar and Wind Coming Up in Rajasthan and Gujarat

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has allowed Bikaner Khetri Transmission Limited (BKTKL) and Powergrid Bhuj Transmission Limited (PBTL) to lay transmission lines for renewable projects in Rajasthan and Gujarat. According ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
India’s Solar Generation Increased by 26% in Q2 2020

India’s Solar Generation Increased by 26% in Q2 2020

Between April and June 2020 (Q2), nearly 15.7 billion units (BU) of electricity was generated from solar-based sources, according to data from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). This was a ...
India Likely to See Energy Surplus of 2.7% During 2020-21_ CEA

India Likely to See Energy Surplus of 2.7% During 2020-21: CEA

The Central Energy Authority’s (CEA) latest Load Generation Balance Report (LGBR) showed that India is likely to have an energy surplus of 2.7% and a peak surplus of 9.1% for ...
Recovery of Power Demand After Lockdown More Pronounced in India_ IEA Report

Recovery of Power Demand After Lockdown More Pronounced in India: IEA Report

Analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a report on the demand for electricity during this period. According to ...
India’s Power Supply Deficit Widens to 0.5% in Q2 2020 Amid COVID_ CEA

India’s Power Supply Deficit Widens to 0.5% in Q2 2020 Amid COVID: CEA

India’s power supply deficit widened to 0.5% in the second quarter of 2020 (Q2 2020), up from 0.4% in the same period last year, according to the data from the ...
Renewable Expansion Key to Economic Growth Post-Pandemic

Renewable Expansion Key to Economic Growth Post-Pandemic

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, governments across the world have been forced to take stringent measures to curb its spread. The pandemic has had a deep impact on economies around ...
India on Pace to Install 65 GW of Solar by 2022, Far Off the 100 GW Goal

India on Pace to Install 65 GW of Solar by 2022, Far Off the 100 GW Goal

The Indian government’s goal of installing 100 GW of solar by the year 2022 is becoming tougher by the day, especially after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The country ...
Mizoram Floats Tender for 10 MW of Solar Projects

Mizoram Floats Tender for 10 MW of Solar Projects

The Power and Electricity Department (P&ED) of Mizoram has floated a tender for 10 MW of grid-connected solar PV power projects at various locations in the state. The project will ...
India’s Power Supply Deficit Was 0.5% for FY 2019-20

India’s Power Supply Deficit Was 0.5% for FY 2019-20

India’s power supply deficit stood at 0.5% at the end of March for the financial year 2019-20, and the peak power deficit stood at 0.7%, according to the data published ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Researchers Make High-Efficiency Organic Photovoltaic Small Cells on a Glass Substrate

Researchers Make High-Efficiency Organic Photovoltaic Small Cells on a Glass Substrate

In a significant development, Toyobo Corporation Limited, along with the French government research institute, CEA, has come up with trial organic photovoltaics (OPV) small cells on a glass substrate along ...
/ / Solar, Technology
CEA Seeks Suggestions From Stakeholders on Renewable Forecasting and Scheduling

CEA Seeks Suggestions From Stakeholders on Renewable Forecasting and Scheduling

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has released a notice inviting comments and suggestions for a proposed stakeholder meeting to help deal with problems surrounding forecasting and scheduling of renewable energy ...
Solar Power Generation Up by 12% in the Fourth Quarter of 2019

Solar Power Generation Up by 12% in the Fourth Quarter of 2019

The solar power generation increased by 12% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) in the last quarter of the calendar year (CY) 2019, totaling 11,750 MUs, according to the data released by the Central ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India’s Power Supply Deficit Remains Unchanged at 0.5%

India’s Power Supply Deficit Remains Unchanged at 0.5%

India’s power supply deficit stood at 0.5% for the nine months between April 2019 and December 2019, while India’s peak power deficit stood at 0.7%, according to the data published ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Likely to Have an Energy Surplus of 5.8% in FY 2019-20_ CEA

India Likely to Have an Energy Surplus of 5.8% in FY 2019-20: CEA

In its latest load generation balance report (LGBR), the Central Energy Authority (CEA) has projected that India’s anticipated power supply position for the year 2019-20 would reflect a surplus of ...
UL Launches Mobile OVRT Lab in India for Solar and Wind

UL Launches Mobile OVRT Lab in India for Solar and Wind

Underwriters Laboratories, commonly known as UL, a global safety science company, has come up with India’s first mobile over-voltage ride through (OVRT) laboratory to help solar and wind companies comply ...
/ / Solar, Technology
North-East India Continues to Have the Highest Power Supply Deficit in First Half of FY20

North-East India Continues to Have the Highest Power Supply Deficit in First Half of FY20

India’s power supply deficit stood at 0.5% during the six months between April and September 2019, according to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). During these six months, 683,389 million units ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other