CERC Orders Renewable Energy Certificates to be Issued to a Captive Solar Project

CERC Orders Renewable Energy Certificates to be Issued to a Captive Solar Project

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) issued an order favoring a captive solar power producer. It directed the National Load Dispatch Center (NLDC) to grant renewable energy certificates (RECs) to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Saudi Arabia Aims to Generate 15 TWh of Renewable Energy Annually by 2024

Saudi Arabia Aims to Generate 15 TWh of Renewable Energy Annually by 2024

Saudi Arabia plans to generate 15.1 TWh of renewable energy annually by 2024 that will be sufficient to meet the power requirements of 692,557 households, said the Kingdom’s General Authority for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Australia has Highest Solar Per Capita with 810 WPerson Report

Australia has Highest Solar Per Capita with 810 W/Person: Report

Australia leads the world in solar per capita with 810 W per person, the Australian PV Institute has said in a recent report. Germany with 650 W per person is ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Power Rationing in China Could Raise Commodity Prices and Disrupt Solar Supply Chain

Power Rationing in China Could Raise Commodity Prices and Disrupt Solar Supply Chain

The Chinese government has introduced an electricity rationing policy leading to some industrial sectors shutting down operations temporarily while others are operating only two to four days a week. According ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tripura to Set Up Solar Microgrids in 23 Villages

Tripura to Set Up Solar Microgrids in 23 Villages

The deputy chief minister of Tripura, Jishnu Dev Varma, said the state government has plans to install solar microgrids in 23 remote villages where power could not be provided through ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India's Peak Power Deficit Fell to 0.4% During the FY 2020-21: CEA

India’s Peak Power Deficit Fell to 0.4% During the FY 2020-21: CEA

India's energy supply deficit for the financial year (FY) 2020-21 stood at 0.4%, with the peak power deficit also narrowing down to 0.4% during the year, according to the data ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Maharashtra Allows Twice a Month Revisions in Contract Demand for C&l Customers

Maharashtra Allows Twice a Month Revisions in Contract Demand for C&l Customers

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, allowed for revisions in contract demand up to two occasions for high-tension (HT) commercial and industrial (C&I) consumers and up ...
IEX

Indian Energy Exchange’s Revenues Up by 20% YoY in FY 2021

The Indian Energy Exchange's (IEX) revenue in financial year (FY) 2021 was up by nearly 20% and stood at ₹3.56 billion (~$48.48 million) compared to ₹2.97 billion (~$40.45 million) in ...
Ministry Directs Electricity Regulators to Ensure Timely Issue of Tariff Orders

Ministry Directs Electricity Regulators to Ensure Timely Issue of Tariff Orders

The Ministry of Power has issued a notification directing the state electricity regulatory commissions (SERCs) to issue tariff orders for the financial year (FY) 2020-21 at the earliest. The Ministry ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: ReNew Power Commissions a 300 MW Wind Project in Gujarat

Daily News Wrap-Up: ReNew Power Commissions a 300 MW Wind Project in Gujarat

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: ReNew Power has commissioned a 300 MW of wind power project in Kutch, Gujarat. The project was ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Renewables Portfolio Standard Policy Has Driven 45% of Capacity Addition in the U.S.

Renewables Portfolio Standard Policy Has Driven 45% of Capacity Addition in the U.S.

The non-hydro power renewable energy generation has advanced by 402 TWh since 2000 in the U.S., of which 189 TWh or 45% of overall growth is because of Renewables Portfolio ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Renewables Overtake Fossil Fuels as Europe’s Primary Source of Electricity

Renewables Overtake Fossil Fuels as Europe’s Primary Source of Electricity

Renewables overtook fossil fuels as the European Union’s (EU) primary source of electricity due to the rapid growth of clean energy and decline of coal power, according to a new ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
India's Power Supply Deficit Narrows to 0.3% in April-December 2020: CEA

India’s Power Supply Deficit Narrows to 0.3% in April-December 2020: CEA

India's power supply deficit narrowed down to 0.3% between April and December 2020, while its peak power deficit slipped to 0.6%, according to data from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) ...
Solar Power to Cost 15% to 25% Less in the Upcoming Decade: Report

Solar Power to Cost 15% to 25% Less in the Upcoming Decade: Report

The cost of solar power has declined 90% over the past two decades, and it is expected to go down another 15% to 25% in the upcoming decade, Wood Mackenzie ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Investment of ₹52.81 Billion for an 850 MW Hydropower Project in Jammu & Kashmir Approved

Investment of ₹52.81 Billion for an 850 MW Hydropower Project in Jammu & Kashmir Approved

The Union Cabinet has approved an investment of ₹52.81 billion (~$723.43 million) for the 850 MW Ratle Hydropower project, located on the Chenab river in the Kisthwar district of Jammu ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ US EIA Expects 19.5 GW of Solar Additions in 2021

Daily News Wrap-Up: US EIA Expects 19.5 GW of Solar Additions in 2021

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Qair, a France-based independent power producer, has completed applications to obtain permits for 500 MW of solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Sungrow’s Cumulative Inverter Shipment to India Crosses 7 GW

Daily News Wrap-Up: Sungrow’s Cumulative Inverter Shipment to India Crosses 7 GW

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Sembcorp Energy India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, has secured a 400 MW solar project. The ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Morocco Issues Tender for 400 MW of Solar Projects

Morocco Issues Tender for 400 MW of Solar Projects

The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) has issued a tender to develop 400 MW of solar projects as a part of its Noor PV-II multi-site program. The last date ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
US Renewable Energy Consumption Surpasses Coal for First Time in 130 Years

US Renewable Energy Consumption Surpasses Coal for First Time in 130 Years

Annual energy consumption from renewable sources in the United States in 2019 exceeded coal consumption for the first time since 1885, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) ‘Monthly ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Regulator Adopts Tariff of ₹2.97_kWh for 200 MW of Solar Projects in Kerala

Regulator Adopts Tariff of ₹2.97/kWh for 200 MW of Solar Projects in Kerala

The Kerala State Electricity Commission (KSERC) has passed an order adopting a tariff of ₹2.97 (~$0.041) for 200 MW of solar projects awarded in the Kerala State Electricity Board Limited’s ...
No Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW Ministry of Power

No Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW: Ministry of Power

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued The Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020 laying down the rights of power consumers to minimum standards of quality. The rules cover the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Asian Development Bank Approves $231 Million Loan for Hydropower Project in Assam

Asian Development Bank Approves $231 Million Loan for a Hydropower Project in Assam

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $231 million loan to develop the Lower Kopili Hydroelectric Power (LKHEP) facility in Assam. The Lower Kopili Hydroelectric Power facility will utilize ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
SECI Floats Tender for 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind Power Projects

SECI Floats Tender for 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind Power Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender to select developers for 1.2 GW of interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected wind power projects (Tranche X) in the ...
/ / Wind
SJVN to Develop an 880 MW Solar Park in Himachal Pradesh

SJVN to Develop an 880 MW Solar Park in Himachal Pradesh

The Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh speaking during the plenary session of the chief ministers at the third RE-Invest 2020, said that the contract for developing the 880 MW mega ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
France's Cumulative Solar Installations Crosses 10 GW Milestone

France’s Cumulative Solar Installations Crosses 10 GW Milestone

According to the latest data released by the French Renewable Energy Trade Association (SER), France's total installed solar photovoltaic capacity crossed the 10 GW milestone in September 2020. The newly ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar