New Renewable Energy Platform O2 Power to Build 4 GW of Solar and Wind Projects in India

New Renewable Energy Platform O2 Power to Build 4 GW of Solar and Wind Projects in India

Swedish private equity company EQT Infrastructure and Singapore-based holdings company Temasek have announced the launch of O2 Power, their renewable energy platform in India. According to a press statement from ...
Masdar Signs Pact to Develop a 200 MW Solar Project in the Republic of Azerbaijan

Masdar Signs Pact to Develop a 200 MW Solar Project in the Republic of Azerbaijan

Masdar (or Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company) recently announced that it had signed an agreement with the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to design, finance, build and operate ...
Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala Emerge as Top States for Energy Efficiency

Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala Emerge as Top States for Energy Efficiency

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has announced the release of its ‘State Energy Efficiency Index 2019’ report, which keeps tabs on the progress made by the Indian states and union ...
Solar’s Share in India’s Total Installed Power Capacity Reaches 9.6% at the End of 2019

Solar’s Share in India’s Total Installed Power Capacity Reaches 9.6% at the End of 2019

Renewable energy (including large hydro) accounted for almost 36% of India’s total power capacity mix at the end of the calendar year (CY) 2019, according to data from the Central ...
Solar Projects are Helping Generate Income, Create Jobs and New Skills in Rural Areas

Solar Projects are Helping Generate Income, Create Jobs and New Skills in Rural Areas

The development of large solar power projects in rural areas usually gets a bad rap as it is associated with issues like land grabbing, deforestation, and disruption of the rural ...
To Promote Energy Efficiency, BEE Sets New Standards for Air Conditioners

To Promote Energy Efficiency, BEE Sets New Standards for Air Conditioners

The central government and the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) have set new energy performance standards for room air conditioners and have mandated that the default temperature must be set ...
NTPC Tenders for 550 kW of Rooftop Solar Systems at Thermal Power Stations in Odisha

NTPC Tenders for 550 kW of Rooftop Solar Systems at Thermal Power Stations in Odisha

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited has floated a tender for the supply, installation, and commissioning of 550 kW of rooftop solar systems at thermal power stations in the state ...
Gujarat and Tamil Nadu Have Offshore Wind Energy Potential of 70 GW_ MNRE

Gujarat and Tamil Nadu Have Offshore Wind Energy Potential of 70 GW: MNRE

The Ministry of Renewable Energy (MNRE) recently told the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy that India has an offshore wind energy potential of around 70 GW in parts along the ...
/ / Wind
Prime Minister’s Office Proposes Waiving Carbon Tax on Coal

Prime Minister’s Office Proposes Waiving Carbon Tax on Coal

According to a communique reviewed by Mercom, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office has proposed waiving the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Compensation Cess, (earlier called the Clean Energy ...
At Over ₹844 Million, DISCOM Dues to Power Generators in October up 54% YoY

At Over ₹844 Billion, DISCOM Dues to Power Generators in October up 54% YoY

Outstanding dues to power generators from distribution companies (DISCOMs) at the end of October 2019 stood at ₹844.45 billion (~$11.83 billion), up by ₹297.76 billion (~$4.17 billion) or 54% from ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
AMEA Power Signs PPA with EETC for Renewable Projects in Egypt

AMEA Power Signs PPA with EETC for Renewable Projects in Egypt

Dubai-based AMEA Power, a subsidiary of Al Nowais Investment (ANI), has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) for a 200 MW solar PV ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Accepts Two-Day Delay, Allows Issue of Pending RECs to ITC

CERC Accepts Two-Day Delay, Allows Issue of Pending RECs to ITC

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order directing the National Load Despatch Center (NLDC) to accept a procedural delay and allow the issue of 1,585 Renewable Energy ...
Airports in Assam, Bihar, and Maharashtra Go Solar

Airports in Assam, Bihar, and Maharashtra Go Solar

Vikram Solar has announced the commissioning of new solar projects at three airports for the Airports Authority of India. The three projects have been installed at Dibrugarh in Assam, Gaya ...
NTPC Tenders 870 kW of Solar Rooftop Projects in Uttar Pradesh

NTPC Tenders 870 kW of Solar Rooftop Projects in Uttar Pradesh

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids for 870 kW of rooftop solar projects at its generating stations in Uttar Pradesh. The project entails the supply and erection ...
Public Health Department in Rajasthan Announces Tender to Install 520 Solar Pumps

Public Health Department in Rajasthan Announces Tender to Install 520 Solar Pumps

The Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) of Rajasthan has floated tenders for setting up solar-based water pumping systems in the state. The PHED has issued three different tenders for the ...
Noida Floats Tenders for 5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Noida Floats Tenders for 5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (Noida) has issued a tender for 5 MW of rooftop solar projects ranging between 500 kW and 5 MW on buildings across the city ...
NTPC Floats Tender for 923 MW of Solar Projects Under DCR Category

UPDATED: NTPC Floats Tender for 923 MW of Solar Projects Under DCR Category

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids to develop 923 MW of solar projects. The projects can range anywhere between 50 MW and 300 MW. The tender has been floated ...
Month in a Minute_ Important News Snippets from India’s Renewable Sector in November 2019

Month in a Minute: Important News Snippets from India’s Renewable Sector in November 2019

For the domestic renewable industry, November was a busy month on the investment front. There were several important funding announcements in the Indian renewable sector, along with technological developments and ...
Rajasthan’s 113.5 MW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 38 MW

Rajasthan’s 113.5 MW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 38 MW

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited’s (RRECL) recent solar tender for 113.5 MW of decentralized solar projects in the state has been oversubscribed. RRECL stated that its 113.5 MW tender ...
Maharashtra DISCOM to Pay ₹7 Million as Delayed Payments to Three Wind Generators

Maharashtra DISCOM to Pay ₹7 Million as Delayed Payments to Three Wind Generators

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSECDL) to clear its outstanding dues with three wind developers in the state, including interest ...
/ / Wind
Maharashtra Commission Approves a Tariff of ₹2.52_kWh to Procure 500 MW of Wind Power

Maharashtra Commission Approves a Tariff of ₹2.52/kWh to Procure 7 MW of Wind Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued an order approving the procurement of 7 MW of wind power at a tariff that was requested by the Maharashtra State Electricity ...
/ / Wind
Tamil Nadu Floats Tender for DSM Infrastructure for Renewables

Tamil Nadu Floats Tender for DSM Infrastructure for Renewables

The Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation Limited (TANTRANSCO) has floated a tender for the hardware and software required to set up the infrastructure to facilitate deviation settlement mechanism (DSM) for renewable ...
Nemji Solar Plans to Start 1 GW Solar Module Manufacturing Unit Next Year

Nemji Solar Plans to Start 1 GW Solar Module Manufacturing Unit Next Year

Nemji Solar, a new entrant into the solar industry has announced that it plans to start operating a 1 GW solar module manufacturing facility by April 2020. The Gujarat-based company ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
Haryana Increases Net Metering Cap for Rooftop Solar from 200 MW to 500 MW

Haryana DISCOMs to Allow Net Metering Until Rooftop Solar Capacity Reaches 500 MW

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued an updated version of its regulations for rooftop solar grid-interactive systems based on net metering in response to a petition filed by ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
ANERT Floats Tender for 10 MW of Off-Grid Solar Projects in Kerala

ANERT Floats Tender for 10 MW of Off-Grid Solar Projects in Kerala

The Agency for Non-Conventional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT) has issued a tender for 10 MW of off-grid solar power projects at public institutions across 14 districts in the state ...