Puducherry Opposes Central Government’s Move to Privatize DISCOMs of Union Territories

Puducherry Opposes Central Government’s Move to Privatize DISCOMs of Union Territories

The union territory of Puducherry has opposed the central government’s proposal to privatize all distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the union territories (UTs) across the country. According to a Twitter post ...
Recovery of Power Demand After Lockdown More Pronounced in India_ IEA Report

Recovery of Power Demand After Lockdown More Pronounced in India: IEA Report

Analyzing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a report on the demand for electricity during this period. According to ...
Solar Installations Helping Nigerian Health Centers Fight COVID-19 Outbreak

Solar Installations Helping Nigerian Health Centers Fight COVID-19 Outbreak

All On, an independent impact investment company, has announced the completion of the first phase of nationwide solar installations at emergency health facilities related to the COVID-19 pandemic response. The ...
India Overtakes Japan as the Fifth Largest Hydropower Generator in the World_ IHA Report

India Overtakes Japan as the Fifth Largest Hydropower Generator in the World: IHA Report

The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has released its 2020 Hydropower Status Report, which notes that India overtook Japan as the fifth largest hydropower generator in the world with an installed ...
Haryana Waives RPO Backlog, Imposes Additional Surcharges for Open Access Consumers

Haryana Waives RPO Backlog, Imposes Additional Surcharges for Open Access Consumers

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has waived off renewable purchase obligation (RPO) backlogs up to 2019 for distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state and has imposed an additional surcharge ...
PXIL and IEX Launch Real-Time Market for Electricity Transactions

PXIL and IEX Launch Real-Time Market for Electricity Transactions

The Power Exchange India Limited (PXIL) and Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) have started their real-time market (RTM) trading platforms for electricity transactions on June 1, 2020. The real-time market is ...
Kerala Commission Asks DISCOM to Modify PSA for 100 MW of Wind Power with SECI

Kerala Commission Asks DISCOM to Modify PSA for 100 MW of Wind Power with SECI

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has ordered the Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEB) to file a petition incorporating all the recommended changes for the approval of the ...
/ / Wind
Scientists Develop Integrated Module That Can Split Water to Produce Energy

Scientists Develop Integrated Module That Can Split Water to Produce Energy

Researchers at Rice University in the United States of America have created a low-cost device that can split water to produce hydrogen fuel. The device is developed by the Brown ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Karnataka DISCOMs to Pay Lower Late Payment Surcharge Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Karnataka Power DISCOMs to Pay Lower Late Payment Surcharge Amid Coronavirus Crisis

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order lowering the late payment surcharges (LPS) by distribution companies (DISCOMS) to generation companies and transmission licensees in light of the ...
India’s Energy Efficiency Initiatives Help Save Over ₹891 Billion in 2018-19_ BEE Report

India’s Energy Efficiency Initiatives Help Save Over ₹891 Billion in 2018-19: BEE Report

The implementation of several energy efficiency programs in India has led to electricity savings to the tune of 113.16 Billion Units (BUs) in 2018-19, which was 9.39% of the net ...
Chhattisgarh Revises Late Payment Surcharge for Industrial and Commercial Consumers

Chhattisgarh Revises Late Payment Surcharge for C&I Electricity Consumers

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued an order through a suo moto petition revising the late payment surcharges (LPS) for fixed electricity bills payable by industrial and ...
Northeast Frontier Railways to Install Rooftop Solar Systems at 8 Stations

Northeast Frontier Railways to Install Rooftop Solar Systems at 8 Stations

The Alipurduar Division of the Northeast Frontier Railways has issued a tender for the installation of grid-connected rooftop solar projects at eight railway stations in the region. The cumulative capacity ...
Solar Power Generation in India Sees the Lowest YoY Increase in FY 2019-20

Solar Power Generation in India Sees the Lowest YoY Increase in FY 2019-20

According to the data released by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), solar-generated electricity accounted for 50.1 billion units (BU) in FY 2019-20. This shows a growth of 28% year-over-year (YoY) ...
Telangana Sets Levelized Tariff of ₹7.84_kWh for Projects Based on Refuse-Derived Fuel

Telangana Sets Levelized Tariff of ₹7.84/kWh for Projects Based on Refuse-Derived Fuel

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has determined the generic tariff for electricity generated from refuse-derived fuel (RDF) based power projects in the state. Refuse-derived-fuel is a waste fuel ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Rajasthan Issues Measures to Help DISCOMs, Consumers Through COVID-19 Crisis

Rajasthan Issues Measures to Help DISCOMs, Consumers Through COVID-19 Crisis

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued an order directing stakeholders to adopt measures to ease the burden on power consumers, generators, transmission licensees, and distribution companies (DISCOMs) in ...
/ / Grid, Other
Electricity Act Amendment Draft Addresses Strict Enforcement of Contracts, RPO

Electricity Act Amendment Draft Addresses Strict Enforcement of Contracts, RPO

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued a draft proposal for the amendment of the Electricity Act 2003 to address contract enforcement, among other vital issues. The Ministry has invited ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Maharashtra Not to Levy Grid Support Charges on Rooftop Solar

Maharashtra Not to Levy Grid Support Charges on Rooftop Solar

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the revised retail electricity tariffs for the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the fourth control period from FY 2020-21 ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Kenya Calls Bids to Set Up Solar Module Manufacturing Facility

Kenya Calls Bids to Set Up Solar Module Manufacturing Facility

The Kenya Electricity Generating Company PLC (KenGen) has issued a tender for the design, supply, installation, training, commissioning of a solar module manufacturing unit with an expected yearly production capacity ...
Kerala Orders DISCOMs to Give Net Metering to Prosumers on a First Come, First Serve Basis

Kerala Orders DISCOMs to Give Net Metering to Prosumers on a First Come, First Serve Basis

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has issued new regulations called the ‘Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Renewable Energy and Net Metering) Regulations, 2020’ in which the state has ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Budget 2020_ For Renewable Energy, “The Devil is in the Detail”

Budget 2020: For Renewable Energy, “The Devil is in the Detail”

On February 1, 2020, when Finance Minister (FM) Nirmala Sitharaman announced the Budget for the financial year (FY) 2020-21, with a budget allocation ₹220 billion (~$3.08 billion) for the power ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ministry of Power Wants Tariff Rebates for Customers Making Prepayments

Ministry of Power Wants Tariff Rebates for Customers Making Prepayments

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has asked the state and UT (Union Territory) governments to request the state electricity regulatory commissions (SERC) to consider reducing the retail power tariff to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
India Likely to Have an Energy Surplus of 5.8% in FY 2019-20_ CEA

India Likely to Have an Energy Surplus of 5.8% in FY 2019-20: CEA

In its latest load generation balance report (LGBR), the Central Energy Authority (CEA) has projected that India’s anticipated power supply position for the year 2019-20 would reflect a surplus of ...
Uttar Pradesh Approves Blockchain Technology for Trading Power from Rooftop Solar

Uttar Pradesh Approves Blockchain Technology for Trading Power from Rooftop Solar

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has approved a pilot project for peer-to-peer (P2P) transactions of power from rooftop solar systems using blockchain-based technology. Under this pilot project, government ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
South Africa Eyeing Old Solar, Wind Projects to Reduce Tariffs

South Africa Eyeing Old Solar, Wind Projects to Reduce Tariffs

The government of South Africa recently held discussions with power producers to procure cheaper electricity from older renewable energy projects. Although the government has not made any formal proposal to ...
/ / Markets & Policy
Danube Group Partners with CleanMax Solar, Commissions 1,200 kW Solar Projects

Danube Group Partners with CleanMax Solar, Commissions 1,200 kW Solar Projects

CleanMax Solar, a leading rooftop solar developer, has partnered with Danube Group, UAE's diversified conglomerate for a 1,200  kW rooftop solar project at its manufacturing facility in Techno Park, Dubai ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
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