Maharashtra Will No Longer Set Generic Tariffs for Renewables

Maharashtra Will No Longer Set Generic Tariffs for Renewables

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), going forward, will determine tariffs for wind, solar, non-fossil fuels-based co-generation, biomass-based, and hybrid renewable power projects only through a transparent process of competitive ...
SECI to Reimburse Additional Charges Incurred by Hero Solar Due to GST Enactment

SECI to Reimburse Additional Charges Incurred by Hero Solar Due to GST Enactment

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has said that the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) falls under the scope of the “Change in Law” clause of power ...
MNRE Addresses Invoicing Issues Faced by Renewable Generators Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

MNRE Addresses Invoicing Issues Faced by Renewable Generators Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum addressing problems that domestic renewable energy generating stations are facing while invoicing for renewable energy supplied amid the ...
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
SECI Says UP DISCOMs Can't Claim Force Majeure Amid COVID-19 for Insufficient Funds

SECI Says UP DISCOMs Can’t Claim Force Majeure Amid COVID-19 for Insufficient Funds

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued a letter to the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) stating that its claim of 'force majeure' for its inability to pay ...
COVID-19 Lockdown_ MNRE Extends Deadline for All Renewable Projects Under Construction

COVID-19 Lockdown: MNRE Extends Deadline for All Renewable Projects Under Construction

All renewable energy projects currently under implementation will be given an extension of time in light of the ongoing lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Anand Kumar, Secretary of the ...
Karnataka Issues Tender for an 11.5 MW Waste to Energy Project in Bidadi

Karnataka Issues Tender for an 11.5 MW Waste to Energy Project in Bidadi

The Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) has floated a tender for an 11.5 MW waste to energy project at Bidadi in the Ramanagar district of the state. The scope of ...
CEL Floats Tender for a 535 kW Solar System at an Institute in Chhattisgarh

CEL Floats Tender for a 535 kW Solar System at an Institute in Chhattisgarh

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has issued a tender for a 535 kW grid-connected solar project at the National Institute of Biotic Stresses Management (NIBSM) Campus at Baronda in the ...
IRENA Invites Developers to Register Projects on its Climate Investment Platform

IRENA Invites Developers to Register Projects on its Climate Investment Platform

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has invited renewable energy project developers to register suitable projects through a purpose-built portal organized around 14 regional clusters to contribute to its Climate ...
France’s Total to Provide 25 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems to Thailand-based Food Company

France’s Total to Provide 25 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems to Thailand-based Food Company

Global energy giant Total has announced that its affiliate, Total Solar Distribution Generation, will provide 25 MW of solar rooftop systems to Betagro, a food company in Thailand. It said ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
MNRE Adds Municipal Solid Waste-Based Projects in Waste to Energy Program Guidelines

MNRE Adds Municipal Solid Waste-Based Projects in Waste to Energy Program Guidelines

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) recently issued revised guidelines for its waste to energy program. The new guidelines will supersede the existing guidelines of Waste to Energy ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
CEA Seeks Suggestions From Stakeholders on Renewable Forecasting and Scheduling

CEA Seeks Suggestions From Stakeholders on Renewable Forecasting and Scheduling

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has released a notice inviting comments and suggestions for a proposed stakeholder meeting to help deal with problems surrounding forecasting and scheduling of renewable energy ...
PGCIL’s Gujarat Subsidiary Gets Transmission License for 2 GW of Renewable Projects

PGCIL’s Gujarat Subsidiary Gets Transmission License for 2 GW of Renewable Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has given transmission license to Powergrid Bhuj Transmission Limited (PBLT) to build transmission systems for 2 GW of renewable energy projects in Gujarat. The ...
/ / Grid, T&D
DISCOMs’ Outstanding Payments to Renewable Generators Rise to ₹62.19 Billion

DISCOMs’ Outstanding Payments to Renewable Generators Rise to ₹62.19 Billion

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable energy generators ₹62.19 billion (~$856.2 million) in overdue outstanding payments at the end of January 2020. Excluding payments under dispute, overdue payments stood at ₹61.88 ...
NTPC’s Tender for 600 MW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects

NTPC’s Tender for 600 MW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has floated a tender for 600 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected wind energy projects in the country. The last date for the ...
/ / Wind
Andhra Pradesh Approves ₹28.94 Billion for DISCOMs to Clear Solar & Wind Power Dues

Andhra Pradesh Approves ₹28.94 Billion for DISCOMs to Clear Solar & Wind Power Dues

The Andhra Pradesh government has approved ₹29.84 billion (~$415.67 million) to distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state towards the payment of 25% of their losses, allowing them to clear their ...
NTPC Releases Details for the 1.2 GW Solar Tender, Sets Ceiling Tariff at ₹2.78_kWh

NTPC Releases Details for the 1.2 GW Solar Tender, Sets Ceiling Tariff at ₹2.78/kWh

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a detailed request for selection (RfS) for 1.2 GW of Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) connected solar projects across the country. The ceiling ...
NIWE Announces Tender to Assess Wind and Solar Resources in India

NIWE Announces Tender to Assess Wind and Solar Resources in India

The National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has invited tenders for sensors and data loggers with accessories to assess wind and solar resources across the country. The scope of work ...
CERC Creates Procedure for the Issuance of RECs

Hindustan Petroleum Issues Tender for a 2 MW Solar Project in Bengaluru

The Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a state-owned oil and natural gas company, has floated a tender for setting up a 2 MW (AC) solar project under Phase- II of ...
Economic Survey 2020_ India on Track to Meet its Renewable Target

Economic Survey 2020: India on Track to Meet its Renewable Target

The Ministry of Finance’s Economic Survey for 2020 highlighted the government’s efforts to push for renewable energy and fight climate change in 2019. It, however, did not make any comments ...
Tata Power Reports 12% Rise in Q3 FY20 Net Profit with Renewable Additions

Tata Power Reports 12% Rise in Q3 FY20 Net Profit with Renewable Additions

Tata Power has announced its earnings for the third quarter of the financial year 2020 (Q3 FY20), posting a net profit of ₹2.46 billion (~$34.5 million) during the quarter, up ...
MNRE Releases List of Technically Qualified Organizations for Biogas Study

MNRE Releases List of Technically Qualified Organizations for Biogas Study

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a list of technically qualified organizations for independent third-party evaluation study for the New National Biogas and Organic Manure Program ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
CDC Group has Allocated $10 Million to Boost Solar Power in South Africa and Namibia

CDC Group has Allocated $10 Million to Boost Solar Power in South Africa and Namibia

CDC Group, a U.K. government-owned financial development institution, has announced that it plans to invest £2 billion (~₹184.41 billion) in African businesses over the next two years to double the ...
AfDB Sponsored Off-Grid Energy Access Fund Successfully Raises $59 Million

AfDB Sponsored Off-Grid Energy Access Fund Successfully Raises $59 Million

The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently announced that the Facility for Energy Inclusion’s Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (FEI OGEF) reached its final equity close target of $59 million (~₹4.17 billion) ...
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 ...