Karnataka Proposes Reduction in BESCOM’S RPO Target from 13% to 12%

Uttar Pradesh DISCOMs Ordered to Submit Roadmap for Solar and Non-Solar RPO Fulfilment

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has ordered its electricity distribution company to respond to its suo moto proceedings about meeting renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets as per regulations ...
Corporate Segment Key Driver for Rooftop Solar_ Interview with Manu Karan, CleanMax Solar

Corporate Segment Key Driver for Rooftop Solar: Interview with Manu Karan, CleanMax Solar

State and central subsidies coupled with increasing demand from the government, commercial and industrial sectors, have enabled the steady progress of the rooftop solar sector in India. Cumulative solar rooftop ...
Andhra Pradesh Approves Guidelines for Implementation of its Rooftop Solar Policy

Andhra Pradesh Approves Guidelines for Implementation of its Rooftop Solar Policy

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has approved the guidelines for implementing the state’s Solar Rooftop Policy 2018 that were submitted by the Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra ...
India’s NBFC Crisis Exacerbating Financing Challenges for Utility-Scale Solar Projects

India’s NBFC Crisis Exacerbating Financing Challenges for Utility-Scale Solar Projects

Since September 2018, India’s Non-Bank Financial Companies (NBFC) have been in a crisis after Infrastructure Leasing, and Financial Services (IL&FS) admitted to defaulting on several payments to its creditors, consequently ...
West Bengal Invites Developers to Install 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Andhra Pradesh Approves DISCOM-Driven Rooftop Solar Program

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has approved a DISCOM-driven solar rooftop program proposed by the Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APEPDCL). The APEPDCL had petitioned the ...
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Grid Infrastructure in India Needs to Scale Rapidly to Keep up with Solar and Wind Tenders

Relaxing Day-Ahead Scheduling for Co-Located Captive Power Projects Untenable: BERC

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has upheld the provisions of its regulations on the banking of power from fossil fuel and renewable energy-based captive generating projects. The BERC heard ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Brookfield Negotiates with ReneSola for its Distributed Solar Assets in China

Draft Model Regulation Issued for Grid-Interactive Distributed Renewable Sources

The Forum of Regulators (FoR) has issued draft model regulation for grid-interactive distributed renewable energy sources to be followed by all states in India. These regulations will apply to:  Prosumer ...
Uttarakhand Issues Draft Tariff Regulations and RPO Targets for Solar Projects

Tata Power DISCOM Issues Tender for 100 MW of Non-Solar Power to Meet its RPO

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) for the procurement of renewable power (non-solar) on a short-term power purchase agreement. The last date for ...
Payment Security Mechanism for Solar Projects under VGF Program Gets ₹5 Billion Fund

Payment Delays in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu Hit Solar and Wind Developers

Payment delays are becoming a problem again for solar and wind project developers in India especially in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana. Some instances in Madhya Pradesh and a ...
According to a Central Electricity Authority (CEA) provisional report, India recorded a power supply deficit of 0.6 percent in the nine-month period between April and December 2018.

Spot Power Price Hovers at ₹3.22/kWh in April 2019, a 19% Dip YoY

The peak power demand in the country touched an all-time high of 176.8 GW in April 2019. According to the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), the all India peak demand touched ...
Rajasthan to Get $250 Million from World Bank to Reform Electricity Distribution

Gujarat Simplifies Tariff Structure for Electricity Consumers

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has provided relief to electricity consumers in the state by not increasing the charges paid by them. This welcome decision comes after the commission ...
Tirupati Smart City Invites Tender for 6 MW of Solar Projects

West Bengal DISCOM Issues EoI to Procure 200 MW of Solar Power to Meet its RPO

CESC Limited, a distribution company (DISCOM) in West Bengal has issued a notice inviting expressions of interest (EoI) from interested vendors to procure 200 MW of solar power on a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
No Increase in RPO of Captive Projects if Additional Capacity Not Added_ Ministry of Power

In Bihar, DISCOMs Penalized for Not Fulfilling RPO Shortfall

Recently, the Bihar State Power Holding Company Ltd. (BSPHCL) wrote to the state’s electricity commission BERC seeking its approval to carry forward the shortfall in the renewable purchase obligations (RPO) ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
All India Peak Demand Increased 5% Year-over-Year Touching 169 GW in March 2019

One Reason for Lower Power Demand – UJALA Which Has Cut Down Peak Power Demand by 9 GW

Reduced power demand has been an issue for some time in India and it has been blamed largely on financially challenged DISCOMs (utility companies). One of the most overlooked reasons ...
Madhya Pradesh Announces First of its Kind Tender for 33 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Andhra Pradesh Proposes Creative New DISCOM-Driven Rooftop Solar Program

Rooftop solar has a promising future in India where land is a scarce commodity. So far, rooftop solar has lagged well behind large-scale projects making up only 12 percent of ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
India Records Power Supply Deficit of 0.6 Percent During Apr-Sep 2018

Rajasthan Amends Regulations for REC and RPO Compliance Framework

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued new amendments to its regulations on renewable energy certificate and renewable purchase obligation compliance framework passed in 2010. The new regulations will ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
KERC Mulls Setting Generic Rooftop Solar Tariff Under RESCO model

Himachal Pradesh Issues Draft Order on Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has issued a draft order for rooftop solar grid-interactive systems based on net metering. The Order is called the Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Second Phase of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Program Approved

Second Phase of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Program Approved

The President of India has approved the launch of the second phase of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) program in India. The program aims to help achieve the target of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat to Provide Farmers with Solar Panels to Produce their Own Power

Coming Soon: Program for Farmers to Set Up Solar Pumps and Grid-Connected Solar Projects

With an eye on the distressed agricultural sector of the country, the central government has now approved the launch of the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) program for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Amends RfS Guidelines for 2 GW ISTS-Connected Wind Tranche-IV Tender

Andhra Pradesh Mulls Reducing Renewable Projects’ PPA Duration from 25 to 5 Years

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) is considering whether to reduce the duration of the power purchase agreement (PPA) from 25 years to 5 years due to the fall ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Proposes Draft Fees and Charges For DISCOMs and other Entities

CERC Proposes Draft Fees and Charges For DISCOMs and other Entities

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued draft (Fees and Charges of Regional Load Dispatch Centre (RLDC) and other related matters) Regulations, 2019. These regulations will come into effect ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Gujarat Village Farmers Embrace Solar Water Pumps

KUSUM Program to Help Install 1.75 Million Solar Pumps, Solarize 1 Million Water Pumps

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the launch of Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) and will provide ₹334.22 billion (~$4.69 billion) in central financial support ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Report Finds Municipalities Could Boost Rooftop Solar Adoption Using Bonds

Government Approves Financial Support Worth ₹118 Billion for Rooftop Solar Program

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval for the second phase of grid-connected rooftop solar program with central financial support to the tune of ₹118.14 billion ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
CERC Provides Relief to Solar Developers in the Matter of GST Compensation

CERC Provides Relief to Solar Developers in Matter of GST Compensation

In a positive development for the domestic renewable industry, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has provided relief to solar project developers with regards to the effect of goods and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Centre Advises Andhra Pradesh Government Against Revisiting Solar, Wind PPAs

2019 Begins with a Sharp Decline in Solar Auction Activity

Auction activity was extremely anemic in January with only 135 MW of solar capacity auctioned, a steep decline compared to over 2 GW of capacity that was auctioned in the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar