Renewable Energy Expo 2017

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Renewable Energy Expo 2017

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend the Renewable Energy Expo 2017 As India’s largest cleantech conference opens, there are a lot of unanswered questions that everyone wants answers to. Here ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Power in Q2 2017

India Generated 5.5 Billion Units of Solar Power in Q2 2017, an 87 Percent Increase Over Q2 2016

Solar in India accounted for 5.5 billion units of electricity produced in the country during the second quarter (Apr-Jun) of 2017, an 87 percent increase over the second quarter of ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
RREC REC Mechanism Renewable Projects

Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Suspends Approval of Renewable Energy Projects Under REC Mechanism

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) has suspended the approval of all renewable energy (wind, solar) projects under the REC Mechanism in Rajasthan. The RRECL has issued the order ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Telangana DISCOMs

Telangana DISCOMs Petition TSERC for Surcharge on Open Access Consumers for FY 2017-18

The Northern Power Distribution Company of Telangana (TSNPDCL) and Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana (TSSPDCL) have petitioned the Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) to set an additional surcharge ...
/ Grid, Utilities
Mercom India Solar Market Update

India Installs 4.8 GW of Solar in the First Half of 2017, Eclipsing All of 2016

1.9 GW installed in Q2 2017, over 10 GW projected in 2017 The Indian solar market added 1,869 megawatts (MW) in the second quarter of 2017, bringing installations in the ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Policy Roundup

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: July 2017

Mercom’s renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of July 2017: Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) released the GERC Net-Metering Rooftop Solar ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission Solar RPO

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission Issues Draft Regulations for RPOs and RECs for Financial Years 2017-2020

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has issued the Draft DERC (Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) and Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Framework Implementation) Regulations 2017. The DERC has asked stakeholders to ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
Power Generated in Solar Parks

State DISCOMs to Buy Minimum 20 Percent of Power Generated in Solar Parks

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an order explaining the rules for state distribution companies (DISCOMs) to purchase power produced in solar parks in the state ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
loan to DISCOMs

Haryana DISCOMs to Get Rs.7.5 Billion (~$116 Million) Under UDAY Program

The Haryana government will provide Rs.7.5 billion (~$116.38 million) loan to distribution companies (DISCOMs) in Haryana at a concessional rate of interest (about 3 percent lower than the market rate) ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Turbine Construction

PPAS For 1,050 MW Wind Projects Signed

Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for wind projects aggregating 1,049.9 MW were signed between PTC India, a power trading solution provider, and developers who won bids to develop projects in the ...
/ Other, Wind
BHEL

BHEL Tenders 2 MW Rooftop Solar Project in Patiala

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) tendered a 2 MW rooftop solar project to be developed at Diesel Loco Modernization Works (DMW) Patiala. The bid-submission deadline is July 27, 2017. The ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Rooftop

TSREDCO Issues Empanelment Tender for Solar Rooftop Projects Between 1 kW and 1,000 kW

The Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO) has issued a tender for empanelment for supply, installation, and commissioning of 1 kW to 1,000 kW capacity grid-connected solar rooftop projects ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
solar in Gujarat

GUVNL Tenders 500 MW of Grid-Connected Solar in Gujarat

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) tendered 500 MW of solar to be installed across the state of Gujarat. The bid-submission deadline is July 10, 2017. GUVNL has regulated, ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Modules

EESL Issues Tender to Procure 300 MW of Solar Modules to Power Pump Sets

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Joint Venture company of Public Sector Units of Ministry of Power and Government of India, tendered 300 MW of solar. The power generated ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Policy Roundup

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: May 2017

Renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of May 2017: The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) issued an advisory to the state ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Tariffs

Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Tenders 10 MW of Solar Projects

The Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh (APSPDCL), a power distribution company (DISCOM) of Andhra Pradesh, has tendered 10 MW (2x5 MW) of projects in the state. A 5 ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Power lines

Ministry of Power’s Proposal to Compensate for Grid Curtailment

The Ministry of Power is proposing  to set up a compensation mechanism for existing renewable energy projects which will enable them to protect the cash flows to an extent from ...
/ Grid, T&D
power

Mercom Exclusive: India Power Utilities Performance Ratings – Some Improve, Some Don’t

According to the latest “Integrated Rating for State Power Distribution Utilities” report by the Ministry of Power, the four Gujarat state power distribution utilities (DISCOMs) have emerged as top performers ...
/ Grid, Utilities
Wind Energy

MNRE Approves Another 1,000 MW Wind Tender

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) approved a tender of another 1,000 MW under its Wind program on May 4, 2017. “With the success of the first 1,000 ...
/ Other, Wind
Power DISCOM Ratings

Power DISCOM Ratings – Gujarat Top, Tripura Last

According to the “Integrated Rating for State Power Distribution Utilities” conducted by the Ministry of Power, the four Gujarat state power distribution utilities (DISCOMs) have emerged as top performers for ...
/ AT&C, Grid
Wind energy

Memorandum of Agreements for Sale of Power from 1,000 MW Wind Projects Auctioned by SECI Signed

Memorandum of Agreements for the sale of power from 1,000 MW wind capacity auctioned by Solar Energy Corporation of India, has been signed. The agreements to purchase the power under the Ministry ...
/ Other, Wind
MNRE Wind Draft Bidding Guidelines

MNRE Releases Competitive Bidding Draft Guidelines for Wind Power Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released draft guidelines for tariff-based competitive bidding process for wind power projects. The draft is open for comments up to April ...
/ Other, Wind
Month in a Minute

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Energy Sector in March 2017

The Asian Development Bank approved a $175 million (~Rs.11.35 billion) loan to the Power Grid Corporation (PGCIL) to expand its solar power transmission network across the country. Payment delays by ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
Tenders and Auctions

Mercom Exclusive: Solar Tenders and Auctions Have Slowed in India

While solar installations in India have picked up speed, tender and auction activity has been slowing down over the last couple of quarters. According to Mercom's India Solar Project Tracker, ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
UDAY

Indian State of Mizoram Joins UDAY Program

Mizoram is the 27th Indian State to join the Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance Yojana (UDAY) program which was implemented by the government of India to assist in the financial ...
/ Grid, Utilities