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
NTPC Invites Bids for Development of 300 MW of ISTS-Connected Wind Power Projects

NTPC Invites Bids for Development of 300 MW of ISTS-Connected Wind Power Projects

NTPC Limited has invited bids to develop 300 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind energy projects anywhere in India. The work scope includes the engineering, design, manufacturing, supply, commissioning, ...
/ / Wind
NHPC Floats EPC Tender for a 100 MW ISTS-Connected Solar Project in Karnataka

NHPC Floats EPC Tender for a 100 MW ISTS-Connected Solar Project in Karnataka

NHPC has invited bids to develop a 100 MW interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected ground-mounted solar power project at the ultra-mega renewable energy power park in the Koppal district of Karnataka. NHPC ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Floats Tender for 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind Power Projects

SECI Floats Tender for 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind Power Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender to select developers for 1.2 GW of interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected wind power projects (Tranche X) in the ...
/ / Wind
NTPC Seeks Consultant for Technical Due Diligence of Operational Solar Assets

NTPC Seeks Consultant for Technical Due Diligence of Operational Solar Assets

NTPC Limited has invited bids for a consultant's appointment for technical due-diligence of operational solar assets of target companies received through a global request for proposal (RFP) process. The last ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE's Blueprint for Developing Wind and Wind-Solar Hybrid Parks

MNRE’s Blueprint for Developing Wind and Wind-Solar Hybrid Parks

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a detailed proposal for developing wind parks and wind-solar hybrid parks. The stakeholders can submit their suggestions and comments by ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
NTPC Reduces EPC Solar Tender Capacity to 500 MW, Limits Project Location to Gujarat

NTPC Reduces EPC Solar Tender Capacity to 500 MW, Limits Project Location to Gujarat

NTPC Limited has revised its previous tender for an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) package for 600 MW of solar projects in the country. The tender capacity has now been reduced ...
With the Commissioning of New Solar Projects, Azure's Revenue Rises by 23% in Q2 (1)

With the Commissioning of New Solar Projects, Azure’s Revenue Rises by 23% in Q2

Azure Power, a leading solar power developer, has announced its consolidated results for the second quarter (Q2) of the financial year (FY) 2021. As per the company's financial statement, the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Equity Lock-In Period Criteria Relaxed for Transmission Service Providers

Equity Lock-In Period Criteria Relaxed for Transmission Service Providers

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued amendments to the 'equity lock-in period' given in the standard bidding documents to select transmission service providers for interstate transmission system (ISTS) projects ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Bidding Deadline for SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar-Wind Hybrid Tender Extended Again

Bidding Deadline for SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar-Wind Hybrid Tender Extended Again

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has again extended the bid submission deadline for the 1.2 GW wind-solar hybrid tender. The tender was issued under Tranche III of the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
PFC Approves Nearly ₹21 Billion for Sterlite's ISTS Project Connecting West & Northeast

PFC Approves Nearly ₹21 Billion for Sterlite’s ISTS Project Connecting West & Northeast

Mumbai-based power transmission company Sterlite Power secured the financial closure for its Vapi II North Lakhimpur Transmission Limited (VNLTL). Sterlite said that the total debt funding of ₹20.7 billion (~$281 ...
/ / Grid, T&D
CERC Asks Power Ministry to Stay Out of its Regulatory Jurisdiction for Electricity Act

CERC Asks Power Ministry to Stay Out of its Regulatory Jurisdiction for Electricity Act

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an advisory for the recent draft rules proposed by the Ministry of Power (MoP), asking it to work in harmony by honoring ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
NHPC Signs Power Sale Agreements for 1.7 GW of Solar Projects

NHPC Signs Power Sale Agreements for 1.7 GW of Solar Projects

NHPC announced that it entered a power sale agreement (PSA) with Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Ltd. (CSPDCL) for the supply of 400 MW of solar power. The tariff decided ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Asked to Share Transmission Charges & Losses in Solar Parks

CERC Receives Petition to Share Transmission Charges & Losses in Solar Parks

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently heard a petition seeking adjustment of transmission charges for solar projects set up in solar parks with grid connectivity through the interstate transmission ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar