Solar Power Generation in Q3 2020 Down 17% from Previous Quarter

Solar Power Generation in Q3 2020 Down 17% from Previous Quarter

India generated nearly 13 billion units (BU) of electricity from solar-based sources between July and September 2020 (Q3 2020), according to data from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). This represented ...
Mizoram Invites Bids for Short-Term Sale of Surplus Non-Solar Renewable Power

Mizoram Invites Bids for Short-Term Sale of Surplus Non-Solar Renewable Power

The Power and Electricity Department of Mizoram (PEDM) has issued a notice inviting bids for the short-term sale of the state electricity department's surplus non-solar renewable power generated between January ...
Andhra_ APTEL Approves Curtailment of Wind Power in the State Citing Grid Stability

Andhra: APTEL Approves Curtailment of Wind Power in the State Citing Grid Stability

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) declined a wind power generator’s appeal against the Andhra Pradesh State Load Despatch Centre (APSLDC) and the Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (APTRANSCO), asking ...
/ / Wind
Solar and Wind Installations Outshine Fossil Fuel-Based Installations in 2019_ Report

Solar and Wind Installations Outshine Fossil Fuel-Based Installations in 2019: Report

As the world embraces renewable energies to combat the disastrous effects of climate change, solar and wind power installations continue to surge despite challenges. BloombergNEF’s (BNEF) Power Transition Trends 2020 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
IREDA Seeks Consultants for Wind and Solar Projects under GBI Program

IREDA Seeks Consultants for Wind and Solar Projects under GBI Program

The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) seeking consultants for wind and solar projects under the generation-based incentives (GBI) program. Interested bidders are ...
India’s Solar Generation Increased by 26% in Q2 2020

India’s Solar Generation Increased by 26% in Q2 2020

Between April and June 2020 (Q2), nearly 15.7 billion units (BU) of electricity was generated from solar-based sources, according to data from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). This was a ...
India Likely to See Energy Surplus of 2.7% During 2020-21_ CEA

India Likely to See Energy Surplus of 2.7% During 2020-21: CEA

The Central Energy Authority’s (CEA) latest Load Generation Balance Report (LGBR) showed that India is likely to have an energy surplus of 2.7% and a peak surplus of 9.1% for ...
India’s Power Supply Deficit Widens to 0.5% in Q2 2020 Amid COVID_ CEA

India’s Power Supply Deficit Widens to 0.5% in Q2 2020 Amid COVID: CEA

India’s power supply deficit widened to 0.5% in the second quarter of 2020 (Q2 2020), up from 0.4% in the same period last year, according to the data from the ...
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
Solar Federation Urges Telangana to Stop Arbitrary Solar Power Curtailment

Solar Federation Urges Telangana to Stop Arbitrary Solar Power Curtailment

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has written to the Government of Telangana asking it to address the issue of the state load despatch center (SLDC) haphazardly restricting ...
Uttarakhand Floats Tender for Briquetting and Bio-Oil Projects

Uttarakhand Floats Tender for Briquetting and Bio-Oil Projects

The Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) seeking developers for briquetting or bio-oil projects based on biomass-based fuels. A briquette is a compressed block ...
NHPC Diversifies into Solar Power Business

NHPC Diversifies into Solar Power Business

NHPC Limited (Formerly National Hydroelectric Power Corporation), announced that its board of directors had approved a proposal to diversify the company’s business to include solar power projects. The hydropower generator ...
New Carbon Nano Structure Made from Diamond Nano Threads for Energy Storage

New Carbon Nano Structure Made from Diamond Nano Threads for Energy Storage

A group of scientists from the QUT Center for Materials Science in Australia has proposed the design of a new carbon nanostructure made from diamond nano threads (DNT) that could ...
Solar Power Generation in India Sees the Lowest YoY Increase in FY 2019-20

Solar Power Generation in India Sees the Lowest YoY Increase in FY 2019-20

According to the data released by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), solar-generated electricity accounted for 50.1 billion units (BU) in FY 2019-20. This shows a growth of 28% year-over-year (YoY) ...
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 ...
Gujarat Successfully Runs Coal Project at 40% Capacity to Support Renewable Integration

Gujarat Successfully Runs Coal Project at 40% Capacity to Support Renewable Integration

The Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has successfully managed to operate its 500 MW Ukai unit under its coal-based power project at 40% of its capacity during a recently ...
India Likely to Stop Coal Imports by 2023-24

India Likely to Stop Coal Imports by 2023-24

The Union Minister of Coal and Mines, Pralhad Joshi, recently announced India’s plans to stop the import of thermal coal from 2023-2024. Coal-based power makes up the largest share of ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Solar Power Generation Dipped in the Third Quarter of 2019 By Nearly 14%

Solar Power Generation Dipped in the Third Quarter of 2019 By Nearly 14%

Solar power generation numbers declined by 14% quarter over quarter (QoQ) in the third (Q3) quarter of 2019. Solar power generation in India stood at 10,530 million units (MUs), according ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Gujarat Commission Allows DISCOMs to Procure Power from Small Solar Projects to Meet RPO

Gujarat Commission Allows DISCOMs to Procure Power from Small Solar Projects to Meet RPO

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has passed an order allowing Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) and the other distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state to procure power from ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
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 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Power Generation Jumps by 58% in Q3 of CY 2018

Solar Power Generation Jumps by 58% in Q3 of CY 2018

Solar power generation in India has increased substantially over the past few years. However, there was a decline in solar power generation rate quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) due to seasonal changes. This ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
India and Tanzania Likely to Develop Solar Power Projects Together

India and Tanzania Likely to Develop Solar Power Projects Together

India and Tanzania have agreed to develop solar power projects together in the future as members of International Solar Alliance (ISA). The decision was made during the ninth India-Tanzania Joint ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
REC to Increase Loan Disbursements to Renewable Energy Segment in the Coming Years

REC to Increase Loan Disbursements to Renewable Energy Segment in the Coming Years

The Rural Electrification Corporation (REC), a public sector unit of the government of India involved in financing all segments of the power sector, plans to increase loan disbursements for the ...
NTPC’s Net Profit Increases by 41% in Q4 of 2017-18

NTPC’s Net Profit Increases by 41% in Q4 of 2017-18

The state-owned power company National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd. (NTPC) recently declared its annual financial results, registering a growth of 10.21 percent Profit After Tax (PAT) for the year 2017-18. NTPC’s ...
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