Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.10/kWh Set for Maharashtra’s Solar Agricultural Feeder Program

Month in a Minute: Notable Renewable Energy and Solar News from India in November 2018

November 2018 witnessed some key announcements in the Indian renewable sector. Indian solar imports spiked considerably in the third quarter (Q3) of calendar year (CY) 2018. According to the latest ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Power Generation Jumps by 58% in Q3 of CY 2018

Solar Power Generation Jumps by 58% in Q3 of CY 2018

Solar power generation in India has increased substantially over the past few years. However, there was a decline in solar power generation rate quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) due to seasonal changes. This ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
India Records Power Supply Deficit of 0.6 Percent During Apr-Sep 2018

India Records Power Supply Deficit of 0.6 Percent During Apr-Sep 2018

India recorded an overall average power supply deficit of 0.6 percent during the six-month period between April to September 2018, according to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). During this six-month ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Month in a Minute: Important News from the Indian Solar Industry in August 2018

Month in a Minute: Important News from the Indian Solar Industry in August 2018

The month of August saw a spate of developments in the Indian solar industry amid regulatory uncertainties, especially in the face of growing ambiguity surrounding safeguard duty. Here is a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CEA Issues Guidelines to Authorize Chartered Electrical Safety Engineers

CEA Issues Guidelines to Authorize Chartered Electrical Safety Engineers

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has issued guidelines for the authorization of a Chartered Electrical Safety Engineers (CESE). The decision was made after deliberations during the second meeting held by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Power Generation Jumps by 73 Percent YoY in Q2 2018

Solar Power Generation Jumps by 73 Percent YoY in Q2 2018

India’s efforts toward installing solar to meet country’s energy requirements has led to a substantial increase in solar power generation. According to the data released by the Central Electricity Authority ...
Month in a Minute: Important Headlines from the Indian Solar Industry in July 2018

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines from the Indian Solar Industry in July 2018

DISCOM ratings, spot power prices, REC trading and other Important headlines from India’s solar and other renewable industries in July 2018: According to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) latest Load ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CEA Charts Transmission Infrastructure Plan for 4,950 MW of Wind Projects

CEA Charts Transmission Infrastructure Plan for 4,950 MW of Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has formulated a plan for developing transmission system to accommodate wind energy aggregating 4,950 MW. The transmission system will be augmented in Gujarat and Tamil ...
/ / Other, Wind
BEE and AEEE Release State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index

BEE and AEEE Release State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) and Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE), have released the State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index that assesses state policies and programs aimed at ...
CEA: India Likely to Have an Energy Surplus of 4.6% in FY 2018-19

CEA: India Likely to Have an Energy Surplus of 4.6% in FY 2018-19

India is likely to have a peak surplus of 2.5 percent and an energy surplus of 4.6 percent, according to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) latest Load Generation Balance Report ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
KREDL Tenders 200 MW of Solar PV Across 10 Talukas

Share of Solar Rises to 7 percent of India’s Total Installed Power Capacity

Renewable energy capacity additions continue to increase in India, and accounted for 20.93 percent of India’s capacity mix at the end of June 2018. This marks a 0.61 percent increase ...
Draft Amendments to Qualify for Captive Generation Project Released

Draft Amendments to Qualify for Captive Power Generation Project Released

The Ministry of Power has amended the guidelines relating to captive generation projects in India. The Under Secretary to the Government of India, has penned a letter addressed to the ...
Solar Power Generation Spikes by 103 Percent YoY in Q1 2018

Solar Power Generation Spikes by 103 Percent YoY in Q1 2018

India’s increasing efforts towards the expansion of solar in order to make it a primary source of energy has led to a substantial increase in solar power generation. Solar power ...
Solar Policy Roundup: Key Announcements by Government Agencies in April 2018

Solar Policy Roundup: Key Announcements by Government Agencies in April 2018

The month of April witnessed some important policy announcements and updates by government and state agencies for the development of Indian renewable energy sector, solar in particular. The following are ...
Solar Energy Was the Only Power Source in India to Grow Year-Over-Year in FY 2017-18

Solar Energy Was the Only Power Source in India to Grow Year-Over-Year in FY 2017-18

Renewable energy capacity additions continue to gain momentum in India and accounted for 20.32 percent of India’s capacity mix at the end of financial year (FY) 2017-18. This is a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Average Peak Power Supply Deficit Rose to 2% Across India During FY 2017-18

Peak Power Supply Deficit Rose to 2% Across India During FY 2017-18

India’s power supply deficit held steady at 0.7 percent during financial year (FY) 2017-18, coming in roughly unchanged from the figures reported during financial year FY 2016-17. During 2017-18, 1,203,567 ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
CEA Issues Regulations for Connectivity of Rooftop Solar and Charging Stations

CEA Issues Regulations for Connectivity of Rooftop Solar and Charging Stations

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has issued a draft amendment to technical standard regulations that apply to generation resources like rooftop solar and charging stations that are seeking to connect ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
CEA Asks States to Use 5-10% Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in Thermal Plants

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

To help tackle air pollution issues, the Ministry of Power has issued a policy that calls for using 5-10 percent of biomass pellets alongside coal for power generation in thermal ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Solar Power Generation in India Jumped 86 Percent in 2017

Solar Power Generation in India Jumped 86 Percent in 2017

India’s increasing efforts towards expansion of renewable energy have led to a substantial increase in solar power generation over the past year. In the calendar year 2017, the total solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Rejects U.S. Claims in DCR Case at WTO

India Rejects US Claims in DCR Trade Case at the WTO

The back and forth between India and the U.S. regarding the protectionist Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) program continues. A month after the U.S. argued that India did not abide by ...
CEA_ Stand-By Generation and Batteries Needed to Ensure Grid Stability

CEA: Stand-By Generation and Battery Storage Needed to Ensure Grid Stability

To ensure grid stability in the face of massive increases in intermittent renewable generation, India needs to produce flexible, stand-by generation and battery storage capacity, according to a new report ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
SAUBHAGYA Solar Electrification Program Launched in Jammu and Kashmir

SAUBHAGYA Solar Electrification Program Launched in Jammu and Kashmir

The Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) program to electrify all willing households in India using solar power was launched in Jammu & Kashmir on December 11, 2017 ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
India Generated 5.3 Billion Units of Solar Power in Q3 2017

India Generated 5.3 Billion Units of Solar Power in Q3 2017, a 91 Percent Increase YoY

Solar accounted for 5.3 billion units (BU) of electricity produced in India during the third quarter (Jul-Sep) of 2017, a 91 percent increase over the third quarter of 2016, according ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Saubhagya Web Portal Launched to Monitor Household Electrification in India

Saubhagya Web Portal Launched to Monitor Household Electrification in India

The Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) a web portal designed to monitor the progress of household electrification in India has been launched. When fully operational, the progress of India’s ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
National Power Portal Provides a Hub for Indian Power Sector Information

Newly Launched National Power Portal Provides a Hub for Indian Power Sector

The National Power Portal (NPP) – a centralized hub for the collation and dissemination of information on the Indian power sector – has been launched. The portal can be accessed ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid