Hero Future, Vikram Solar and ACME go to Court Opposing Safeguard Duty Imposed by DGTR

Renewable Energy Generators Approach Delhi High Court over Levy of GST on RECs

After paying GST of 12% on renewable energy certificates (RECs), renewable energy project developers who are part of the REC mechanism have approached the Delhi High Court to provide relief ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
All India Peak Demand Increased 5% Year-over-Year Touching 169 GW in March 2019

All India Peak Power Demand Increased 5% Year-over-Year Touching 169 GW in March 2019

In March 2019, the peak demand touched a high of 169 GW pushing power prices up. According to the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), the all India peak demand touched 169 ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Maharashtra Sets ₹2.72/kWh as Generic Tariff for Solar and ₹2.87/kWh for Wind

Low REC Inventory Pulls Trading Numbers Down in March 2019

After surging in February 2019, the trade in solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) declined in March 2019. The decline in the number of RECs traded is a result of low ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Spot Power Price Shoots Up By 27 Percent in February 2018

Spot Power Price Dips to ₹3.08/kWh in February 2019, a 4% Decline YoY

For the second month in a row, the peak power demand in India stood at 162 GW. According to the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), the all India peak demand touched ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
February 2019 Records High Activity in Solar and Non-Solar REC Trading

February 2019 Records High Activity in Solar and Non-Solar REC Trading

After the decline in trading numbers in January 2019, trade in solar RECs spiked massively in February 2019. In February 2019, a total of 408,764 solar RECs traded on the ...
India’s Solar Sector Received Investments Totaling $1.86 Billion in Q2 2018

Price of Solar REC Shoots Up in January 2019

After increasing in December 2018, the trade of solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) declined in January 2019. However, the cost of solar RECs shot up during the month. In January ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Spot Power Price Declines by 7% to ₹3.46/kWh in July but Still Higher than Solar Tariffs

Peak Power Demand in India Increased Year-Over-Year by 4% in January 2019

According to the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), the all India peak demand touched 162 GW in January 2019, registering a 4 percent increase over the peak demand registered in January ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BEE and AEEE Release State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index

Power Demand Increases, Spot Power Price Up 10% YoY in December 2018

Spot power price in India declined to ₹3.30 (~$0.04766)/kWh in December 2018, an eight percent decline month-over-month (MOM). However, the spot price increased by 10 percent year-over-year (YoY). “Compared to ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
India Records Power Supply Deficit of 0.6 Percent During Apr-Sep 2018

REC Trading Trend Reverses in December: Solar Trade Spikes While Non-Solar Slumps

Renewable energy certificates trading (RECs) on the energy exchanges in India witnessed a reversal of trends in the last month of 2018. While trading activity in solar RECs spiked in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttarakhand Issues Cross-Subsidy Surcharge for Open Access Customers

After Soaring High in October, Spot Power Price Dips to ₹3.59/kWh in November 2018

In the month of November 2018, the spot power price declined to ₹3.59 ($0.05)/kWh after soaring high in the past few months. The price of ₹3.59 ($0.05)/kWh is 1 percent ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
SECI’s 1,200 MW Wind Tender Receives Bids Totaling 2,190 MW

Solar REC Trading Slumps While Non-Solar REC Trading Spikes in November 2018

With both solar and non-solar renewable energy certificate (REC) trading undergoing a reversal in the demand-supply situation, trading of solar RECs has witnessed a huge slump even as trade in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Spot Power Price Rose to ₹4.02/kWh in March 2018

Spot Power Price Continued to Soar in October 2018 at ₹5.94/kWh

Maintaining its upward trend, India’s spot power prices soared in the month of October. This was the second month in a row which saw a reversal in the prevalent trend ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
Solar REC Trading Declines Significantly in October 2018

Solar REC Trading Declines Significantly in October 2018

Solar renewable energy certificate (REC) trading witnessed a steep decline in October 2018. A total of 275,951 solar RECs were traded in October 2018. This is 1,282,111 less solar RECs ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tamil Nadu Sets ₹3.97/kWh as Pooled Cost of Power for Renewables

Spot Power Price Rose 41% Due to Shortage of Coal, Reduced Generation from Hydro and Wind

Spot power price witnessed an unprecedented spike in September 2018, reversing the trend from the previous months. In September 2018, the recorded spot power price was ₹4.69 (~$0.063)/kWh. This is ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
SECI Invites EoIs to Develop 160 MW Solar Wind Hybrid Project with Energy Storage

Solar REC Trading Witnesses Unprecedented Spike in September 2018

Solar renewable energy certificate (REC) trading witnessed an unprecedented spike in the month of September 2018. A total of 1,558,062 solar RECs were traded in September 2018. This is 1,071,933 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Spot Power Price Shoots Up By 27 Percent in February 2018

Spot Power Price Declines to ₹3.34/kWh in August 2018

The slump in spot power price continued in August 2018. In August , the recorded spot power price was ₹3.34 (~$)/kWh which was still higher than recent tariffs quoted in solar and ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
SECI Tenders 2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects under Tranche-V

Solar REC Trading Slumps in August 2018

Solar renewable energy certificate (REC) trading slumped in August 2018, whereas non-solar REC trading climbed up after months of decline. In August 2018, 486,129 solar RECs were traded. This was ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Spot Power Price Declines by 7% to ₹3.46/kWh in July but Still Higher than Solar Tariffs

Spot Power Price Declines by 7% to ₹3.46/kWh in July but Still Higher than Solar Tariffs

The spot power price has continued its slump into yet another month. In July 2018, the recorded spot power price was ₹3.46 (~$0.0505)/kWh but was still higher than recent tariffs ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
Solar REC Trading Spikes in July 2018, Non-Solar REC Trading Continues to Slump

Solar REC Trading Spikes in July 2018, Non-Solar REC Trading Continues to Slump

Solar renewable energy certificate (REC) trading surged in July 2018, whereas non-solar REC trading continued to decline. In July 2018, 1,382,632 solar RECs were traded. This was 790,231 solar RECs ...
After Flying High for Months, Spot Power Price Declines to ₹3.73/kWh in June 2018

After Flying High for Months, Spot Power Price Declines to ₹3.73/kWh in June 2018

In June 2018, spot power price stood at ₹3.73 (~$0.054)/kWh. This recorded price proved to be a trend reversal of sorts for spot power prices over the past few months ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
: Wind, Reverse Auctions, PPA, SECI, ISTS

Solar and Non-Solar REC Trading Slumps in June 2018

After a buoyant May, trading in both solar and non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) saw a significant decline in June 2018. In June 2018, 592,401 solar RECs were traded. This ...
Spot Power Price Spikes to ₹4.67/kWh in May 2018

Spot Power Price Spikes to ₹4.67/kWh in May 2018

In May 2018, spot power price spiked to ₹4.67 (~$0.0695)/kWh. May’s spot power price was ₹1.76 (~$0.0262)/kWh higher than the spot price recorded in May 2017, registering an increase of ...
Maharashtra Sets ₹2.72/kWh as Generic Tariff for Solar and ₹2.87/kWh for Wind

Solar and Non-Solar REC Trading Witness a Spike in May 2018

May emerged as the second consecutive month in which both solar and non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) trading witnessed a spike. In May 2018, 914,412 solar RECs were traded. This ...
Spot Power Price Remains High at ₹3.98/kWh in April 2018

Spot Power Price Remains High at ₹3.98/kWh in April 2018

In April 2018, the spot power price was ₹3.98 (~$0.0594)/kWh, ₹1.21 (~$0.0180)/kWh more than the ₹2.77 (~$0.0413)/kWh recorded in April 2017, an increase of approximately 44 percent. The key reasons ...
Huge Interest in Solar RECs as Trading Begins Again After a Year

Huge Interest in Solar RECs as Trading Begins Again After a Year

Trading of solar and non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) has started in the new trading session of April 2018. The RECs, both solar and non-solar, are being traded at the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy