MNRE Releases Details for the Development of Ultra-Mega Renewable Energy Power Parks

MNRE Releases Details for the Development of Ultra-Mega Renewable Energy Power Parks

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has modified its guidelines for the development of solar parks and ultra-mega solar power projects. The program was initiated in December 2014 ...
NTPC Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 1.2 GW Solar Tender

NTPC Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 1.2 GW Solar Tender

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has extended the last date to submit bids for the selection of solar power developers to set up 1.2 GW of Interstate Transmission ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
IREDA Replaces SECI As the Implementing Agency for VGF-Based Solar Projects

IREDA Replaces SECI as the Implementing Agency for VGF-Based Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued amendments regarding the setting up of 12 GW of solar projects with Viability Gap funding Support (VGF) by Central Public ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Asked to Reduce Late Payment Surcharge as Cash Flow Dries Up Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

CERC Asked to Reduce Late Payment Surcharge as Cash Flow Dries Up Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has disclosed that it has received representations from power distribution companies and state governments requesting a waiver of late payment surcharge (LPS) given the force ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
DISCOMs Get 3 Month Moratorium to Pay Power Generators Due to COVID-19 Disruption

DISCOMs Get 3 Month Moratorium to Pay Power Generators Due to COVID-19 Disruption

Amid the growing fear of the spread of Coronavirus and the lockdown imposed by the country to stop the spread of COVID-19, the workforce of the power sector, including the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
NTPC Floats Tender for 923 MW of Solar Projects Under DCR Category

UPDATED: NTPC Floats Tender for 923 MW of Solar Projects Under DCR Category

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids to develop 923 MW of solar projects. The projects can range anywhere between 50 MW and 300 MW. The tender has been floated ...
Over 1 GW of Solar Tenders Floated But No Auctions in July 2019

Over 1 GW of Solar Tenders Floated But No Auctions in July 2019

After witnessing a huge surge in tender announcements in June 2019, the tender and auction activity slowed down in July. Nearly 800 MW of solar projects were tendered, 300 MW ...
SECI’s CPSU Tender for 2 GW of Solar Projects Left Undersubscribed by 932 MW

SECI’s CPSU Tender for 2 GW of Solar Projects Left Undersubscribed by 847 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s tender for setting up 2,000 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects (Tranche-I) under the second phase of the Central Public Sector ...
MNRE Relaxes Land-Owning Criteria in its Solar Park Program for CPSUs

MNRE Relaxes Land-Owning Criteria in its Solar Park Program for CPSUs

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum modifying certain provisions of its solar park program for the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) units. According to the MNRE, ...
NTPC Invites EPC Vendors to Enlist for Solar Projects Between 10-50 MW

NTPC Invites EPC Vendors to Enlist for Solar Projects Between 10-50 MW

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued tender inviting applications from eligible vendors for the enlistment of engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) bidders to develop floating or ground-mounted solar ...
MNRE Details Role and Responsibilities of DISCOMs Under the 12 GW Solar CPSU Program

MNRE Details Roles and Responsibilities of DISCOMs Under the 12 GW Solar CPSU Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification regarding the modalities and role of distribution companies (DISCOMs) to ensure the smooth implementation of the second phase ...
NTPC Issues EPC Tender for 1 GW of Solar Projects Under Phase-II of CPSU Program

NTPC Issues EPC Tender for 1 GW of Solar Projects Under Phase-II of CPSU Program

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) is on the lookout for engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractors to set up 1 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects under Phase-II ...
China Approves Over 20 GW of Subsidy-Free Wind and Solar Projects

NTPC Issues Tender Inviting Government Entities to Procure Power from 1 GW of Solar Projects

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has issued tender inviting government entities to procure power from 1 GW of solar projects. The projects have been tendered under the DCR ...
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 2 GW Solar Tender

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 2 GW Solar Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended its bid submission deadline for the selection of solar power developers for 2,000 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects in India ...
Green Climate Fund Approves $299 Million for Expansion of Renewable Projects in Africa

News Highlights from India’s Renewable Industry in March 2019

The month of March witnessed some important announcements from the Indian government in the renewable energy and e-mobility sectors. For instance, March witnessed the important announcement that the Union Cabinet ...
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BHEL to Set Up 129 MW of Solar Projects in Telangana for Singareni Collieries

2 GW of Solar Projects Tendered Under Second Phase of Government’s CPSU Program

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for the setting up of 2,000 MW of grid-connected solar PV power projects (Tranche-I) under the ...
Scatec Solar Closes Financing for a 47 MW Project in Malaysia

In a Boost for Domestic Manufactures, President Approves CPSU Program for 12 GW of Solar

The President of India has accorded his approval to implement phase-II of the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) program to set up 12,000 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power ...
Railways Management Company Announces Tender for 140 MW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

SECI Issues Tenders for 1.2 GW of Wind, 1 GW of Solar, and 97.5 MW of Rooftop Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) recently issued three tenders for the expansion of renewable capacity in the country. The first tender is for setting up of 1,200 ...
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Uttar Pradesh Invites Bids for 200 MW in its Private Sector Owned Solar Park

Public Sector Units to Develop 12 GW of Solar Projects in 4 Years Using Domestic Modules

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the proposal for the implementation of setting up 12,000 MW of grid-connected solar PV power projects under the Central Public Sector ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Amends Guidelines for Selection of Solar Park Developers

MNRE Amends Guidelines for Selection of Solar Park Developers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the selection of solar power park developers (SPPDs) through tariff-based competitive bidding process. The MNRE has amended ...
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 ...
Support for Manufacturing and other Policies Announced in India in December 2017

Support for Manufacturing and Other Policies Announced in India in December 2017

Central and state government agencies across India announced important new policies and made changes to a few existing policies during December. Here are some of the highlights. National The government ...
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Interview - Government needs to ‘Handhold’ Local Solar Manufacturing for 5 to 10 Years

Interview: Government needs to ‘Handhold’ Local Solar Manufacturing for 5 to 10 Years

India’s domestic solar manufacturing sector is finding it difficult to cope with the falling prices of modules globally. In order to expand their businesses, local manufacturers need the government to ...
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India Solar Anti-dumping DGAD Oral Hearing

Both Sides Present Their Arguments at DGAD Hearing on Solar Anti-Dumping Investigation

The Office of the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping (DGAD) held an oral hearing regarding the anti-dumping petition filed by the Indian Manufacturers Association (ISMA) against cells and modules from China, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Tariffs in DCR Auctions Decline

Solar Tariffs in DCR Auctions Decline by 35 Percent in a Year

The tariff for solar projects developed under India’s domestic content requirement (DCR) category has declined by 35 percent during the past year as aggressive bidding trend continues. Earlier this month, ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions