Centre for Science and Environment Takes Solar to Schools in Himachal Pradesh

Centre for Science and Environment Takes Solar to Schools in Himachal Pradesh

The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a New Delhi-based research body, recently launched an initiative called ‘Solar in Schools,’ in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. To highlight the importance of solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Himachal Pradesh Launches Program to Deploy 28 MW of Solar Projects

Himachal Pradesh Launches Program to Deploy 28 MW of Solar Projects

The Himachal Pradesh nodal agency, HIMURJA, has announced a program to develop 28 MW of solar projects in the state. The state has invited applicants from within Himachal Pradesh to ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Himachal Pradesh to Develop 250 MW of Solar Projects

Himachal Pradesh to Develop 250 MW of Solar Projects

The Government of Himachal Pradesh has signed two agreements for setting up 250 MW of solar power projects in the state. The estimated cost of the projects is ₹10 billion ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
MNRE Issues New Rooftop Solar Benchmark Costs for 2019-20

MNRE Issues New Rooftop Solar Benchmark Costs for 2019-20

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has notified the new benchmark costs for grid-connected rooftop solar power projects for the financial year (FY) 2019-20. The new benchmark costs ...
Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Sets Generic Tariffs for Solar Projects for Six Months

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has set generic levelized tariffs for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects for the first six months of the financial year (FY) 2019-20. These generic tariffs ...
Grid Access Registration Fees Set for DISCOMs, Power Traders, Generating Companies

Himachal Pradesh Prepares to Amend Deviation Settlement Mechanism Regulations

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has issued draft amendments to its regulation on deviation settlement mechanism. The amendments have been proposed in line with the Central Electricity Regulatory ...
Rajasthan Amends Net Metering Regulations for Rooftop and Small Solar Systems

New Net Metering Order for Rooftop Solar Systems in Himachal Pradesh

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC)  has issued an order for rooftop solar grid-interactive systems based on net metering. Last month, it had issued a draft order called the Himachal ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
KERC Mulls Setting Generic Rooftop Solar Tariff Under RESCO model

Himachal Pradesh Issues Draft Order on Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has issued a draft order for rooftop solar grid-interactive systems based on net metering. The Order is called the Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Can Solar Kits Propel the Growth of Residential Rooftop Market in India?

NHPC’s New Tender Calls for 1,082 kW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Himachal Pradesh

The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has issued a tender for 1,082.16 kW  of rooftop and small solar power projects at various power stations of NHPC in Himachal Pradesh. These ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
NTPC Issues a 15 MW Floating Solar Tender for its Hydro Power Project in Himachal Pradesh

NTPC Issues a 15 MW Floating Solar Tender for its Hydro Power Project in Himachal Pradesh

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids for a 15 MW of grid-connected floating solar project at its Koldam hydroelectric power project (HEPP), located in the state of ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
Power Grid Corporation to Install 5 MWp Rooftop Solar across 50 of its Premises

Himachal Pradesh Gives Out Consent Letters to 150 Prospective Rooftop Solar Installers

In an effort to expand the reach of rooftop solar in the state, Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPREC) has issued a notification that allows consumers to install rooftop ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Himachal Pradesh Increases State’s Solar RPO to 7.25 Percent for FY 2019-20

Himachal Pradesh Increases State’s Solar RPO to 7.25 Percent for FY 2019-20

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has issued HPERC (Renewable Power Purchase Obligation and its Compliance) (Fifth Amendment) Regulations, 2018. These regulations will apply to the state of Himachal ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Himachal Pradesh Issues Draft Amendment to Rooftop Solar Regulations

Himachal Pradesh Issues Draft Amendment to Rooftop Solar Regulations

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has issued Draft (Rooftop Solar photovoltaic (PV) Grid Interactive System based on Net Metering) (First Amendment) Regulations, 2018. The draft is open for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Himachal Pradesh Approves ₹2.24 Billion Program for Agricultural Solar Pumps

Himachal Pradesh Approves ₹2.24 Billion Program for Agricultural Solar Pumps

In a bid to promote renewable energy and expand the usage of solar power in irrigation, the Himachal Pradesh cabinet has approved ₹2.24 billion (~$32.6 million) for its ‘Saur Sinchayee ...
SECI Issues Tender for 2 MW Solar with 1 MW Battery Energy Storage System

SECI Issues Tender for 2 MW Solar with 1 MW Battery Energy Storage System

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for the development of 2 MW (AC) of solar projects with 1 MW of battery energy storage system (BESS) ...
Himachal Pradesh to Provide 10% Subsidy for Rooftop Solar Installations

Himachal Pradesh to Provide 10% Subsidy for Rooftop Solar Installations

Installing rooftop solar systems just got cheaper in Himachal Pradesh. “The state government of Himachal Pradesh has decided to provide a state subsidy of 10 percent of cost or ₹4,000/kW ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
MNRE Amends Guidelines for Disbursement of NCEF Grant for Intra-State Transmission System

MNRE Amends Guidelines for Disbursement of NCEF Grant for Intra-State Transmission System

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the disbursal of National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) grant for the development of intra-state transmission system under ...
/ / Grid, T&D
POWER

India Expects Power Surplus of 8.8 Percent and Peak Surplus of 6.8 Percent in FY2017-18

According to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) 2017 Load Generation Balance Report, a study on the anticipated power supply position for financial year (FY) 2017-18, India is expecting a power ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Himachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency Tenders 1.1 MW of Rooftop Solar

Himachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency Tenders 1.1 MW of Rooftop Solar

The Himachal Pradesh Energy Development Agency (HREDA) tendered 1.1 MW of rooftop solar in Himachal Pradesh. The bid-submission deadline is May 12, 2017. The entire capacity will consist of 50 ...
25 Indian States Fall Behind Solar RPO Targets

25 Indian States Fall Behind Solar RPO Targets

Twenty-five states in India have fallen behind their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets. The state-wise installation targets set by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have not been ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Can Green Energy Transmission Corridor Development Keep Up with Rapid Renewable Energy Growth in India

Can Green Energy Transmission Corridor Development Keep Up with Rapid Renewable Energy Growth in India?

Recognizing the need for transmission infrastructure to cope with increasing renewable energy capacity, India is developing the Green Energy Corridor (GEC), a transmission network to connect renewable energy rich states ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Mercom Exclusive: Incomplete Solar Park Infrastructure Affecting Large-Scale Project Development in India

Mercom Exclusive: Incomplete Solar Park Infrastructure Affecting Large-Scale Project Development in India

India is targeting 100 GW of solar by 2022, out of which 20 GW has been allocated to solar parks. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is considering ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Rooftop Solar

SECI Tenders 1,000 MW of Rooftop Solar in India

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered 1,000 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar in India for installation on government buildings and offices throughout the country. Of the 1,000 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Becomes the 18th State to Join UDAY

Himachal Pradesh has joined the Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance Yojana (UDAY), becoming the 18th state to do so. The state is estimated to achieve a net benefit of ~Rs.8,230 ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Indian State Transmission Utilities and Power Grid Corporation of India to Receive €1 Billion Soft Loan from Germany

Indian State Transmission Utilities and Power Grid Corporation of India to Receive €1 Billion Soft Loan from Germany

The German government-owned development bank, KfW, is providing €1 billion (~$1.05 billion) soft loan to India to develop inter and intra-state transmission infrastructure under the green energy corridor program. The ...
/ / Grid, T&D