DISCOMs Across States Owe Nearly ₹30 Billion to Renewable Generators_ CEA

DISCOMs Across States Owe Nearly ₹30 Billion to Renewable Generators: CEA

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has found that distribution companies across the country owe dues totaling ₹30.12 billion (~$420 million) to renewable energy projects aggregating 5,982 MW. Last week, Mercom reported that ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
After June’s Dip, Spot Power Price Rises Slightly to ₹3.38_kWh in July 2019

After June’s Dip, Spot Power Price Rises Slightly to ₹3.38/kWh in July 2019

In July 2019, the spot power prices witnessed a surge, rising to ₹3.38 (~$0.048)/kWh. This was a 15% increase month-over-month (MoM) when compared to June 2019, in which spot power ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Uttarakhand Announces RfP for 52 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects

Uttarakhand Announces RfP for 52 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects

The Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) to develop 52 MW of solar projects. The RfP is for the procurement of solar power ...
SECI’s 3 GW Solar Tender with Manufacturing Gets Another Bid Deadline Extension

South Korea Aims for 35% Renewable Energy Generation Capacity by 2040

South Korea aims to harness more of renewable energy generating sources as it looks towards a cleaner future. A Reuters report has cited a government policy draft that says that ...
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Average Peak Power Supply Deficit Rose to 2% Across India During FY 2017-18

India’s Peak Power Deficit During FY 2018-19 Was 0.6%

India’s power supply deficit stood at 0.6% during the financial year (FY) 2018-19, just 0.1% down from the figures reported during FY 2017-18. During FY 2018-19, 1,267,209 million units (MUs) ...
Haryana Reduces Electricity Tariffs to Counter Power Loss

Delhi DISCOMs Find New Ways to Combat Power Theft Cases, Recover Outstanding Bills

BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL) have announced that they have resolved around 37,000 cases through “Lok Adalats” (an alternative dispute redressal mechanism) in association ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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, ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Decrease in Cost of Solar by 50% can Increase Solar Penetration by 8 Times: NITI Aayog

Decrease in Cost of Solar by 50% can Increase Solar Penetration by Eight Times: NITI Aayog

Solar penetration in India is highly cost sensitive, says a recent working paper released by the National Institute of Transforming India (NITI) Aayog. The study is based on India’s energy ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bureau of Energy Efficiency Issues Empanelment Tender for ESCOs

Bureau of Energy Efficiency Issues Empanelment Tender for ESCOs

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) has issued a tender for the empanelment or re-empanelment of eligible entities as Energy Service Company (ESCO). The application submission deadline is April 15, ...
Solar Power Generation in India Jumped 86 Percent in 2017

Solar Power Generation in India Jumped 86 Percent in 2017

India’s increasing efforts towards expansion of renewable energy have led to a substantial increase in solar power generation over the past year. In the calendar year 2017, the total solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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
Central Electricity Authority Releases Draft National Electricity Plan for 2017-2022

Central Electricity Authority Releases Draft National Electricity Plan for 2017-2022

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has released the draft National Electricity Plan (NEP) for the five-year period starting 2017 and ending 2022. The plan forecasts incremental energy savings through improved ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar