CERC Releases Inter-State Transmission Connectivity Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Projects

CERC Releases Inter-State Transmission Connectivity Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has released draft regulations for granting Inter-State Transmission Connectivity to solar and wind projects. The proposal, entitled “Grant of Connectivity and General Network Access ...
/ Grid, Utilities
Kadapa Solar PPA Not Yet Signed

PPA Still Not Signed for 250 MW Kadapa Solar Park Project

The power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 250 MW grid-connected solar project at Kadapa Solar Park has not yet been signed, adding to the increasing uncertainty in India’s solar sector ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
KERC Order Requiring state to Approve Wind PPAs

Karnataka Government Annuls KERC Order Requiring State to Approve Wind PPAs

The Karnataka State Government has annulled a Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) order requiring them to sign wind power purchase agreements (PPAs) in the state. The Karnataka State Government in ...
/ Other, Wind
Power Ministry to Amend Laws Making PPAs & RPOs Mandatory

Power Ministry to Amend Laws Making PPAs & RPOs Mandatory

The Indian government is expected to soon amend laws making obligations under power purchase agreements (PPA) statutory binding, to ensure that all power distribution companies (DISCOMs) have PPAs to cover ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
KERC Directs State Distribution Companies to Submit Wind PPAs for Approval

KERC Directs State Distribution Companies to Submit Wind PPAs for Approval

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has directed the state distribution companies (DISCOMs), BESCOM (Bengaluru Electricity Supply Company), and HESCOM (Hubli Electricity Supply Company) to submit power purchase agreements (PPAs) ...
/ Other, Wind
L&T Wins EESL Contract to Supply Smart Meters

Larsen & Toubro Wins EESL Contract to Supply Smart Meters

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has won contract to supply 2.5 million smart meters to Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Joint Venture company of Public Sector Units of Ministry of ...
/ Grid, Smart Grid
TANGEDCO Solar Tender Cancelled

TANGEDCO: ₹4/kWh Tariff Does Not Make Sense, 500 MW Solar Tender Cancelled

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has cancelled a 500 MW solar tender it had issued in January 2017. A TANGEDCO official confirmed the cancellation of the 500 ...
/ Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Lowers TANGEDCO’s Pooled Cost of Power Purchase

Solar Lowers TANGEDCO’s Pooled Cost of Power Purchases to ₹3.70/kWh

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has fixed the pooled cost of power purchases for Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) at ₹3.70 (~$0.056)/kWh for the financial year ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
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