SECI Invites Bids for 1,200 MW of ISTS-Connected Solar Power Projects in Karnataka

SECI Releases Tender for 1,200 MW of ISTS Solar Projects in Karnataka

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has released a tender for developing 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar power projects (Tranche X) in Karnataka. The last date ...
Regulator Allows Odisha's GRIDCO to Buy 500 MW of Solar from SECI at ₹2.61/kWh

Regulator Allows Odisha’s GRIDCO to Buy 500 MW of Solar from SECI at ₹2.61/kWh

In an important development, the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has approved the procurement of 500 MW solar power by GRIDCO from the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). The ...
Solar Tender Activity up Year-over-Year in Q2 While Auctions Slowed

Solar Tender Activity Up Year-over-Year in Q2 While Auctions Slowed

According to Mercom India Research, government agencies announced tenders for 8.5 GW of solar projects in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2021, a 19% decrease compared to ...
Three-Month Extension Granted to Power Transmission Projects Affected by Covid-19

Three-Month Extension Granted to Power Transmission Projects Affected by Covid-19

In an important announcement, the Ministry of Power (MoP) has granted an extension of three months to all interstate transmission projects under construction, with the scheduled commercial operation date (SCOD) ...
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Waiver of ISTS Charges for Solar and Wind Projects Extended until June 30, 2025

Waiver of ISTS Charges for Solar and Wind Projects Extended until June 30, 2025

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has announced an extension to the inter-state transmission system (ISTS) charges waiver on solar and wind energy projects commissioned up to June 30, 2025. The waiver applies ...
/ / Grid, T&D
SECI Issues Tender for 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects

SECI Issues Tender for 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for setting up of 1,200 MW interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind power projects (Tranche-XI) in the country. The last ...
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JSW Energy Signs PPA with SECI for 540 MW of Blended Wind Power Projects

JSW Energy Signs PPA with SECI for 540 MW of Blended Wind Power Projects

JSW Renew Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JSW Future Energy, announced that it has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) to ...
BEST to Procure 400 MW of Wind Solar Hybrid Power from SECI

BEST to Procure 400 MW of Wind Solar Hybrid Power from SECI

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking’s (BEST) to procure 400 MW wind-solar hybrid power from Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). In ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
NTPC Invites Bids for 600 MW of ISTS-Connected Wind -Solar Hybrid Projects

NTPC Invites Bids for 600 MW of ISTS-Connected Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

NTPC Limited has invited bids to develop interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind-solar hybrid projects of capacity up to 600 MW anywhere in India. NTPC will develop the hybrid power projects ...
Kerala DISCOM to Buy 300 MW of Solar From SECI at ₹2.44/kWh

Kerala DISCOM to Buy 300 MW of Solar From SECI at ₹2.44/kWh

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC), in a recent order, directed the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to finalize the draft power sale agreement (PSA) for 300 MW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NTPC Invites Bids for Setting Up 1 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Projects

NTPC Invites Bids for Setting Up 1 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Projects

NTPC Limited has invited bids to select solar developers for setting up 1,000 MW interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar power projects across India. NTPC will purchase solar power from these ...
Transmission Infrastructure Crucial to Support Growing Solar Capacity

Transmission Infrastructure Crucial to Support Growing Solar Capacity

The pandemic was just one of the issues that pushed the solar back last year. The industry faced several other impediments coming in the way of project development. One of ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Adani Receives Letter of Award for 300 MW Wind Power Projects

Adani Receives Letter of Award for 300 MW Wind Power Projects

Adani Green Energy Holding Fifteen Limited, a subsidiary of Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL), announced that it received a letter of award for a 300 MW wind energy project. Adani ...
/ / Wind
PGCIL

PGCIL Acquires Ramgarh New Transmission to Facilitate 8.1 GW of Solar Power

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), a state-owned power transmission company, has acquired the Ramgarh New Transmission Limited (RNTL) under Phase II, Part-A of the 'transmission strengthening program' to ...
/ / Grid, T&D
CERC Revises Grant of Connectivity Guidelines for ISTS-Connected Renewable Projects

CERC Revises Grant of Connectivity Guidelines for ISTS-Connected Renewable Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved the revised guidelines for the grant of interstate transmission system (ISTS) connectivity to renewable energy projects. The Commission had issued draft amendments ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Developers Say ISTS Waiver Extension Inevitable, Highlight Other Pressing Issues

Developers Say ISTS Waiver Extension Inevitable, Highlight Other Pressing Issues

Renewable energy projects commissioned on or before June 30, 2023, have a waiver on inter-state transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses. But most of these projects are yet to sign ...
Kerala DISCOM to Purchase 300 MW of Solar Power from NTPC at ₹2.51/kWh

Kerala DISCOM to Purchase 300 MW of Solar Power from NTPC at ₹2.51/kWh

In a recent notification, the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) announced its willingness to procure 300 MW of solar power from NTPC Limited at ₹2.51 (~$0.034)/kWh. NTPC had informed the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Adopts Tariffs of ₹2.83/kWh and ₹2.84/kWh for 440 MW of Wind Power Projects

CERC Adopts Tariffs of ₹2.83/kWh and ₹2.84/kWh for 440 MW of Wind Power Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has adopted tariffs of ₹2.83 (~$0.038)/kWh for 250.8 MW and ₹2.84 (~$0.039)/kWh for 190 MW of wind power projects (Tranche-VIII) connected to the interstate ...
/ / Wind
CERC Rejects Petition to Exempt Projects in Solar Parks from ISTS Charges

CERC Rejects Petition to Exempt Projects in Solar Parks from ISTS Charges

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has rejected a petition to declare an inter-state transmission system (ISTS) transmission network connecting the solar park with the national grid as a ‘project ...
CERC Adopts Tariff of ₹2.54/kWh for 1,150 MW of Solar Power Projects

CERC Adopts Tariff of ₹2.54/kWh for 1,150 MW of Solar Power Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has adopted the tariff of ₹2.54 (~$0.035)/kWh for 1,150 MW of solar projects allocated to ReNew Solar Power (300 MW), Azure Power (300 MW), ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ministry of Power suggests Changes to CERC Regulations Regarding Transmission Charges

Ministry of Power Suggests Changes to CERC Regulations Regarding Transmission Charges

The Ministry of Power has issued directions to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) regarding sharing transmission charges under 'force majeure' conditions. The ministry noted that the Central Transmission Utility ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
REC Seeks Services of Owner’s Engineers for ISTS-Connected Solar Projects in Karnataka

REC Seeks Services of Owner’s Engineers for ISTS-Connected Solar Projects in Karnataka

The REC Power Distribution Company Limited (RECPDCL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of REC Limited, has invited bids from empanelled owner’s engineers to provide project cost estimation and financial analysis services. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
ISTS Charges Waiver for Solar, Wind Projects Beyond Deadline Being Considered

ISTS Charges Waiver for Solar, Wind Projects Beyond Deadline Being Considered

The Ministry of Power has announced that it will not deprive renewable power projects of a waiver on inter-state transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses if they are commissioned after ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Auctions Were Up in 2020 Despite the Pandemic, Tenders Activity Declined

Solar Auctions Were Up in 2020 Despite the Pandemic, Tenders Activity Declined

2020 was not great for India's solar sector, which was adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, which slowed down the development activity. The ongoing projects came to a grinding halt, ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Eden Renewables, SoftBank to Build Transmission Lines For 600 MW Solar Projects in Rajasthan

Eden Renewables, SoftBank to Build Transmission Lines For 600 MW Solar Projects in Rajasthan

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has provided approval to special purpose vehicles of Eden Renewables and SoftBank Energy to construct transmission lines for 300 MW of solar projects each in ...
/ / Grid, T&D