MNRE Announces Extension to its Waste to Energy Program

MNRE Announces Extension to its Waste to Energy Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that its waste-to-energy program would be extended beyond March 31, 2020. It said that the program would continue without any ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
MNRE to Set Up a Project Development Cell to Attract Investment in Renewables

MNRE to Set Up a Project Development Cell to Attract Investment in Renewables

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an order for setting up a Project Development Cell (PDC) within the Ministry as per the central government’s specifications. The ...
Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal for Stay Order on CERC’s Proposal to Revise REC Prices

Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal for Stay Order on CERC’s Proposal to Revise REC Prices

The Supreme Court of India has dismissed an appeal by the Green Energy Association (GEA) seeking a stay order on the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (CERC) order to reduce the ...
Tata Power Set to Develop a 120 MW Solar Project in Gujarat

Tata Power Set to Develop a 120 MW Solar Project in Gujarat

Tata Power has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), has received a Letter of Award (LoA) from Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) to develop ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
United States’ Development Bank to Support 450 MW of Solar Projects in India

United States’ Development Bank to Support 450 MW of Solar Projects in India

The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has approved $1 billion (₹75 billion) to help enhance sustainable development processes in Africa, Latin America, the Indo-Pacific, and other emerging markets, including ...
New Generation Solar Cells Pass Strict Testing Standards for Heat and Humidity

New Generation Solar Cells Pass Strict Testing Standards for Heat and Humidity

A team of research scientists led by the University of New South Wales, in collaboration with the University of Sydney, have, for the first time, produced a new generation of ...
/ / Solar, Technology
PFC Readies to Set Up Transmission Systems To Evacuate 35.9 GW of Solar Power

PFC Readies to Set Up Transmission Systems to Evacuate 35.9 GW of Solar Power

The Power Finance Corporation (PFC), the financial backbone of the Indian power sector, announced the incorporation of five of its special purpose vehicles (SPV) as wholly-owned subsidiaries of PFC Consulting ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Renewable Energy Generation More Resilient to COVID-19 Challenges than Others_ Report

Renewable Energy Generation More Resilient to COVID-19 Challenges than Others: Report

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has said that global renewable installations might fall for the first time in 20 years due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Still, it can pick ...
India is Making Consistent & Measurable Progress In Energy Transition Since 6 Years_ WEF

India is Making Consistent & Measurable Progress in Energy Transition Since 6 Years: WEF

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its Energy Transition Index (ETI) report for 2020, which sheds light on the energy system performance and clean energy transition readiness of 115 ...
European Commission and India to Cooperate on Integrated Local Energy System Solutions

European Commission and India to Cooperate on Integrated Local Energy System Solutions

The European Commission’s (EC) Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) and the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST) have called for proposals that make use of existing local energy ...
Uttarakhand Issues Tender for 575 kW of Rooftop and Small Solar Projects

Uttarakhand Issues Tender for 575 kW of Rooftop and Small Solar Projects

The Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) has issued a tender to empanel contractors for 575 kW of grid-connected rooftop and small solar power projects ranging between 1 kW and ...
EESL Installs 1.2 Million Smart Meters, Helps DISCOMs in Billing During COVID-19 Crisis

EESL Installs 1.2 Million Smart Meters, Helps DISCOMs in Billing During COVID-19 Crisis

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) announced that it has installed over 1.2 million smart meters in India to date under the Ministry of Power’s (MoP) Smart Meter National Program ...
India’s Energy Efficiency Initiatives Help Save Over ₹891 Billion in 2018-19_ BEE Report

India’s Energy Efficiency Initiatives Help Save Over ₹891 Billion in 2018-19: BEE Report

The implementation of several energy efficiency programs in India has led to electricity savings to the tune of 113.16 Billion Units (BUs) in 2018-19, which was 9.39% of the net ...
Solar Tender Announcements Dipped 45% in April While Auctions Rose

Solar Tender Announcements Dipped 45% in April While Auctions Rose

Tender activity in April 2020 was down 45% from March. According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, around 3.6 GW of solar projects were announced in April, compared to over 8 ...
Taiwan’s Chenya Energy Receives Financing for World’s Largest Floating Solar Project

Taiwan’s Chenya Energy Receives Financing for World’s Largest Floating Solar Project

Taiwanese solar power developer, Chenya Energy Company Limited, announced that it received TWD 7.2 billion (~$239.2 million) financing for a 180 MW floating solar project in the Changhua Coastal Industrial Park ...
CERC Extends Validity of Expiring Solar and Non-Solar RECs to October 31, 2020

CERC Extends Validity of Expiring Solar and Non-Solar RECs to October 31, 2020

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has passed an order extending the validity of renewable energy certificates (RECs) to avoid demand-supply imbalances in the REC market. It extended the validity ...
Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Mix Rises to 9.8% as of Q1 2020

Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Mix Rises to 9.8% as of Q1 2020

The share of renewable energy (including large hydro) in India’s overall installed power capacity mix rose marginally to 36.2% at the end of the first quarter of 2020, from 35.9% ...
MNRE Grants Blanket Extension of Lockdown Period Plus 30 Days for Renewable Projects

MNRE Grants Blanket Extension of Lockdown Period Plus 30 Days for Renewable Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a blanket commissioning time extension for all renewable energy projects under construction in the country on account of the nationwide ...
Uzbekistan Announces its First Wind Tender for 100 MW

Uzbekistan Announces its First Wind Tender for 100 MW

The Government of Uzbekistan (GOU) has announced a tender for 100 MW of wind power projects and associated infrastructure in the Qorao’zak district of the Karakalpakstan region of the country ...
/ / Wind
Punjab Extends Validity of Levelized Tariffs for Renewables Until June 30, 2020

Punjab Extends Validity of Levelized Tariffs for Renewables Until June 30, 2020

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has extended the validity of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (CERC) Renewable Energy Tariff Regulations, 2017, and the Levelized generic tariffs for renewable ...
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 ...