Greenko Gets Stay Order on Andhra Pradesh’s Move to Revise Solar Tariff

Greenko Gets Stay Order on Andhra Pradesh’s Move to Revise Solar Tariff

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has put a stay order on the implementation of Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company (APSPDCL)’s letter seeking a revision in the power purchase ...
Revise Tariff for 400 MW of Solar Projects or DISCOMs will Terminate PPA_ Andhra Govt to SECI

Revise Tariff for 400 MW of Solar Projects or DISCOMs will Terminate PPA: Andhra Govt to SECI

The future of power sale agreements (PSAs) for 400 MW of grid-connected solar projects in Andhra Pradesh appears uncertain. The Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company (APSPDCL) has written to ...
96,376 Solar Pumps for Farmers Have Been Approved in 2 Years

96,376 Solar Pumps for Farmers Have Been Approved in 2 Years

The Government of India has a target of adding over 10,000 MW of solar capacity to solarize the agriculture sector. Solar power is one of the most versatile forms of ...
Rajasthan Budget Targets 1.4 GW of Wind, 4.9 GW of Solar in the Next Five Years

Rajasthan Budget Targets 1.4 GW of Wind, 4.9 GW of Solar in the Next Five Years

The revised 2019-2020 budget for Rajasthan has introduced various grants for the renewable energy sector. The chief minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, in his budget speech, mentioned that the new ...
Spot Power Price Continues to Soar Four Months in a Row, Hovers at ₹3.34/kWh in May 2019

Spot Power Price Dips Slightly in June 2019 at 3.32/kWh as Solar Generation Rises

In June 2019, the spot power price was recorded at ₹3.32 (~$0.0483)/kWh. After soaring high for four consecutive months in 2019, the spot power price has now declined slightly by ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Maharashtra DISCOM to Amend EPAs for Purchase of 500 MW of Wind Power

Maharashtra DISCOM to Amend EPAs for Purchase of 500 MW of Wind Power

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has received the approval it sought from the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) for deviations in the standard bidding document for the ...
/ / Other, Wind
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 ...
Power Ministry’s 5-Year Plan Calls for Fair Share of Renewables and More Washed Coal

Power Ministry’s 5-Year Plan Calls for Fair Share of Renewables and More Washed Coal

The Ministry of Power has issued a vision document which charts the way forward for India’s power sector. The document points out the problem areas and sets the timeline for ...
NTPC and Power Grid Corporation Form a JV to Enter Consumer Electricity Distribution Business

NTPC and Power Grid Corporation Form a JV to Enter Consumer Electricity Distribution Business

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) and the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) have signed an agreement to form a joint venture. The joint venture, called the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Delhi Finalizes Group and Virtual Net Metering Guidelines

Delhi Finalizes Group and Virtual Net Metering Guidelines

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has finalized the group and virtual net metering guidelines. The commission has set the minimum project capacity at 5 kW while the maximum will ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Uttar Pradesh Releases Blueprint for Open Access Regulations

Uttar Pradesh Releases Blueprint for Open Access Power Regulations

As the share of renewable energy in the generation mix is increasing in the Indian states, an increasing number of state regulatory commissions are now either coming up with new open access regulations ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
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 ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
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 ...