Sri Lanka to Develop 28 Small Solar Power Projects

Adani to Remove Domestic Content Requirement for 700 MW Solar Auction

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited’s (AEML) request to initiate the bidding process for 700 MW of solar without the domestic content requirement condition ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Announces New Guidelines for Seamless Cross-Border Trade of Electricity

CERC Announces New Guidelines for Seamless Cross-Border Trade of Electricity

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued new regulations for the cross-border trade of electricity. These regulations will come into force from the date of publication in the Official ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
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.

India’s Power Supply Deficit Stood at 0.6% During April-December 2018

According to a Central Electricity Authority's (CEA) provisional report, India recorded a power supply deficit of 0.6 percent in the nine-month period between April and December 2018. During this period, ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
Bihar DISCOMs Liable to Pay Penalty in Case of Non-fulfillment of Solar RPO

Neighboring Countries Can Now Buy Renewable Energy from Indian Power Generators

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued new guidelines for import and export of electricity and power trading with neighboring countries. The 2018 guidelines will replace the existing guidelines on cross border trade ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
All interested investors or project developers are expected to submit their EoI along with their company profile to MEW on or before December 20, 2018.

Afghanistan Invites Expression of Interest for 2 GW of Solar Projects

Afghanistan’s Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) from developers to set up 2 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the country. All ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Power Generation Jumps by 58% in Q3 of CY 2018

Solar Power Generation Jumps by 58% in Q3 of CY 2018

Solar power generation in India has increased substantially over the past few years. However, there was a decline in solar power generation rate quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) due to seasonal changes. This ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Get Smart_ 5,000 Homes in Varanasi Receive Smart Electricity Meters

Get Smart: 5,000 Homes in Varanasi Receive Smart Electricity Meters

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has successfully completed the pilot phase of its satellite-based smart meter project in a village in Varanasi in which 5,000 households received the meters. This project ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
Hydro Power Developer Wins Case against Maharashtra Transmission Company

Hydro Power Developer Wins Case against Maharashtra Transmission Company

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has passed an order directing the Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd. (MSETCL) to pay a total sum of ₹5.5 million (~ $0.075 million) to a ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
MAHAGENCO Gets Electricity Trading License from MERC

MAHAGENCO Gets Electricity Trading License from MERC

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has awarded electricity trading license to Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MAHAGENCO). With this grant of license, MAHAGENCO can now participate in the ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
JERC Issues 2018 Electricity Supply Code Regulations

JERC Issues 2018 Electricity Supply Code Regulations

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has issued Electricity Supply Code Regulations for 2018, detailing the obligations of distribution licensees (DISCOMs) and ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
India-Nepal Electricity Trade to Grow with the Commissioning of 220 kV Dhalkebar Substation

India-Nepal Electricity Trade to Grow with the Commissioning of 220 kV Dhalkebar Substation

India and Nepal have strengthened their electricity trade with the commissioning of the high-voltage Dhalkebar substation in southern Nepal. This is part of a World Bank-supported Nepal-India Electricity Transmission and ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
Spot Power Price Declines by 7% to ₹3.46/kWh in July but Still Higher than Solar Tariffs

Spot Power Price Declines by 7% to ₹3.46/kWh in July but Still Higher than Solar Tariffs

The spot power price has continued its slump into yet another month. In July 2018, the recorded spot power price was ₹3.46 (~$0.0505)/kWh but was still higher than recent tariffs ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
Siemens and Drax Power Enter £40 Million Contract for Upgradation of Biomass Turbines

Siemens and Drax Power Enter £40 Million Contract for Upgradation of Biomass Turbines

Drax Power and Siemens have signed a £40 million ($52.47 million) contract for the upgrade of turbines on three of Drax Power’s biomass units over the next three years. The ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Indian Railways Continues its Efforts to Go Green with Solar Panels on More Trains

Indian Railways Continues its Efforts to Go Green with Solar Panels on More Trains

Continuing its efforts to solarize the railway lines of the country, the government has now announced that it has installed solar panels on various trains for their electricity requirements. The ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
India Strengthens its Position as an Electricity Exporter

India Strengthens its Position as an Electricity Exporter

India has gradually strengthened its position as an electricity exporting nation. India is now exporting power to Bangladesh, Nepal, and Myanmar. Replying to a question in Lok Sabha, the minister ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Government Says 100% of Villages Now Have Access to Electricity

Government Says 100% of Villages Now Have Access to Electricity

With the electrification of Leisang village in the Senapati district of Manipur, India has now achieved total electrification of its 597,464 inhabited villages. Though the success of DDUGJY sounds like ...
IEX and JPEX Enter MoU for Cooperation in Electricity Market

IEX and JEPX Enter MoU for Cooperation in Electricity Market

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) and Japan Electric Power Exchange (JEPX) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly explore opportunities of cooperation in the electricity market. IEX ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
India’s Power Supply Deficit

India’s Power Supply Deficit Recorded at 0.7 Percent During Apr-Sep 2017

India recorded a power supply deficit of 0.7 percent during the six-month period between April to September 2017. Over 615,494 million units (MU) of electricity was supplied, 4,260 MU less than ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Indonesia ADB Loan Energy Sector

ADB to Provide $1.1 Billion Loan to Strengthen Indonesia’s Energy Sector

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $1.1 billion in loan to Indonesia to diversify and strengthen its energy sector. According to an ADB release, “The Board of Directors today ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
MERC Forecasting Scheduling Deviation Settlement

₹2.09 Trillion in DISCOM Debt Taken Over by States Under UDAY

States participating in the Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance Yojana (UDAY) have taken over debt of ₹2.09 trillion (~$32.5 billion) from their DISCOMs. This is almost half of the ₹4.3 ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
SgurrEnergy Adani

India Generated 10.6 Billion Units of Solar Power in the 10-Month Period from April to January (FY 2016-17), an 85 Percent Increase Year-over-Year

India had an 85 percent increase in solar power generated year-over-year, with 10.6 billion units in the 10 month period from April to January (FY 2016-17). Solar accounted for 1.02 ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
renewable energy

70 Billion Units of Electricity Generated by Renewable Energy Sources in the 10-Month Period from April 2016 to January 2017

In the 10-month period from April 2016 to January 2017, in the current fiscal, 70.13 billion units of electricity were generated from renewable energy sources, stated Minister for Power Mr ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy