Indian Solar Installations Totaled a Record 2.2 GW in Q3

Indian Solar Installations Totaled a Record 2.2 GW in Q3 as Uncertainties Loom

Indian solar installations totaled 2,247 MW in Q3 2017, up 300 MW from Q2 according to the recently released India Solar Market Update by Mercom India Research. However, like in ...
/ / 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
NTPC EV Charging

NTPC Seeks Pan India License to Set Up EV Charging Stations

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is seeking a pan India license to construct and set up electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across India. As of now, under The Electricity ...
What Does Supreme Court’s Order Quashing RBI’s NPA Circular Mean for the Solar Sector

Supreme Court Rescinds GERC Order to Extend the Control Period of a 20 MW Solar Project

The Supreme Court of India has passed an order that rescinds an earlier order by the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) that extended the control period of a solar project ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
GERC Amends Rooftop Solar Net Metering Regulations in Gujarat

GERC Amends Rooftop Solar Net Metering Regulations in Gujarat

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has published amendments to its regulations for grid-connected rooftop solar net metering in the official gazette. The new regulations took effect on October 6, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission Releases Regulations for Micro-grid

Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission Releases Regulations for Micro-grid

The Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) has released regulations relating to the generation and supply of renewable energy from micro- and mini-grids. These regulations will apply to the state of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
TANGEDCO Signs PPAs for 1500 MW of Solar

TANGEDCO Finally Signs PPAs for 1,500 MW of Solar in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO), has signed power purchase agreements (PPAs) with solar project developers to develop 1,500 MW of solar in Tamil Nadu. After a few ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Utility-scale Solar Project

DISCOM and Developers Agree on Renegotiated Tariff of ₹4.95 (~$0.0762)/kWh in Jharkhand to Develop 685 MW of Solar Projects

Mercom has confirmed that in Jharkhand, power purchase agreements (PPAs) for a total of 685 MW of solar projects out of 1.1 GW will be signed over the next few ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Under-Construction Solar Project

NTPC Looking for Off-taker for 250 MW Kadapa Solar Park after APSPDCL Refuses to Sign PPA

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is on the lookout for an off-taker to procure solar power from the 250MW Kadapa solar park in Andhra Pradesh. The NTPC had tendered ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Political Considerations at Play as 'DISCOM's Subsidy Dependence up by 7-8 Percent

Political Considerations at Play as ‘DISCOM’s Subsidy Dependence up by 7-8 Percent

The overall subsidy dependence of power distribution companies (DISCOMs) is estimated to increase by 7-8 percent to Rs.810 billion (~$12.53 billion) in the current financial year. The overall subsidy requirement ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission Issues Advisory Asking DISCOMs Not to Sign New PPAs with Wind Project Developers in Karnataka

Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission Issues Advisory Asking DISCOMs Not to Sign New PPAs with Wind Project Developers in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an advisory to the state government of Karnataka, asking it to direct all distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state not to enter ...
/ / Other, Wind
Wind Power Installed in India FY2016-17

India Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: April 2017

Renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of April 2017: There are 27 member states and union territories now participating in the ...
Solar tender

Mercom Exclusive: Payment Delays are Increasing Risk and Project Costs for Solar and Wind Projects in Many States

Payment delays by distribution companies (DISCOMs) continue to pose a challenge for the growing renewable energy sector in India as it tries to achieve 175 GW of renewable installations by ...
110 MW of Solar Projects Commissioned in Uttarakhand

110 MW of Solar Projects Commissioned in Uttarakhand

Solar projects aggregating 110 MW have been commissioned in the state of Uttarakhand with another 65 MW expected to be commissioned by the end of March 2017. ACME Solar, Rays ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
UDAY Sikkim

Sikkim Becomes 22nd UDAY Signatory

Benefits of ~Rs.2.07 Billion ($0.03101 Billion) to be Realized by the State Sikkim has become the 21st Indian state to join the Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance Yojana program. Sikkim ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Becomes the 18th State to Join UDAY

Himachal Pradesh has joined the Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance Yojana (UDAY), becoming the 18th state to do so. The state is estimated to achieve a net benefit of ~Rs.8,230 ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Demonitization India Solar

Demonetization – Unexpected Stimulus for the Indian Renewable Sector?

Demonetization has been chaotic and changing the way the Indian economy functions. For the power sector, demonetization has turned out to be a positive event with distribution companies (DISCOMs) recovering ...
/ / Markets & Policy
JREDA utility-scale solar

Jharkhand Maybe Close to Signing PPAs for 1.1 GW of Solar After Delay

In Jharkhand, power purchase agreements (PPAs) for a total of 1.1 GW solar projects are expected to be signed by the third week of December 2016. These solar PV projects, ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
10 MW Solar Project Commissioned at Panipat Thermal Power Station in Haryana

10 MW Solar Project Commissioned at Panipat Thermal Power Station in Haryana

Haryana Power Generation Corporation (HPGCL) has commissioned a 10 MW solar project at the premises of Panipat Thermal Power Station (PTPS) in Panipat. The project was set up by Sterling ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Commissioning of 181 MW Solar Projects Extended in Uttarakhand

Commissioning of 181 MW Solar Projects Extended in Uttarakhand

In Uttarakhand, 181 MW of solar projects (with an average tariff of Rs.5.78 (~$0.0863)/kWh) and an original commissioning schedule of October 2016 have been extended until March 31, 2017. An ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Jammu & Kashmir Energy Development Agency to Release Policy on Net Metering for Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Projects

Jammu & Kashmir Energy Development Agency to Release Policy on Net Metering for Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Projects

Jammu & Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) is expected to release a policy on net metering for grid-connected rooftop solar PV power projects. The projects will range from 1 kW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar