SECI Amends RfS Guidelines for 2 GW ISTS-Connected Wind Tranche-IV Tender

SECI Amends RfS Guidelines for 2 GW ISTS-Connected Wind Tranche-IV Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has amended the guidelines for the Request for Selection (RfS) to develop 2 GW of Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS)-connected wind power projects under ...
Policy Roundup_ Important Solar Announcements by Government Agencies in February 2018

Policy Roundup: Important Solar Announcements by Government Agencies in February 2018

During the month of February, several important announcements were made by the government to facilitate the country’s transition toward a more sustainable future. The following are some of the key ...
SECI Tenders 3 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Projects to be Developed Across India

SECI Tenders 3 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Projects to be Developed Across India

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered 3 GW of Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS)- connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed across the country. The bid-submission deadline ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Ministry of Power Waives ISTS Charges for Wind and Solar Projects Commissioned up to 2022

Ministry of Power Waives ISTS Charges for Wind and Solar Projects Commissioned up to 2022

The Ministry of Power has issued an order stating that no interstate transmission charges and losses will be levied on solar and wind power projects commissioned up to March 31, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Wind Matches Lowest Solar Winning Bid of ₹2.44/kWh in SECI’s 2 GW Auction

Wind Matches Lowest Solar Winning Bid of ₹2.44/kWh in SECI’s 2,000 MW Auction

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has successfully auctioned 2 GW of Inter-State Transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind projects under Tranche III. ReNew Power has won the bid to develop ...
/ / Other, Wind
SECI Tenders 2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects

SECI Tenders 2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects

To leverage the current decline in the wind tariffs, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered 2 GW of Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS)-connected wind power projects under Tranche-IV ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Tenders 2 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar PV Projects

Breaking: SECI Tenders 2 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar PV Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered 2,000 MW of inter-state transmission system (ISTS)-connected grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed across the country. The capacity tendered ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Grid Infrastructure in India Needs to Scale Rapidly to Keep up with Solar and Wind Tenders

Grid Infrastructure in India Needs to Scale Rapidly to Keep up with Solar and Wind Tenders

Solar and wind tender activity has surged in recent weeks following a long pause, but the sudden surge in planned renewable capacity has many in the industry wondering if India’s ...
CERC waives ISTS

CERC Waives Inter-State Transmission Charges for Solar Projects

In a welcome move for the solar project developers in the country, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has waived the transmission charges for using the Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Hero Future Energies and Softbank Win 500 MW Bhadla Solar Park Auction

Breaking: Hero Future Energies and Softbank Win 500 MW Bhadla Solar Park Auction at ₹2.47-2.48/kWh

In the 500 MW Bhadla solar park auction that concluded today, Hero Future Energies won 300 MW at a winning bid of ₹2.47 (~$0.0380)/kWh followed by Softbank Group which won ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Wind Auction GUVNL 500 MW

Breaking News: New Low Wind Tariff of ₹2.43/kWh Recorded in GUVNL’s 500 MW Auction

Wind power tariffs dropped to a record-low level of ₹2.43 (~$0.038)/kWh quoted in the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. (GUVNL) 500 MW auction in Gujarat. This is even lower than ...
/ / Other, Wind
Ministry of Power Issues Final Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Projects

Ministry of Power Issues Final Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Projects

The Ministry of Power has issued the final competitive bidding guidelines for wind projects in India. The guidelines aim to provide a framework for the cost-effective procurement of wind power ...
/ / Other, Wind
Wind SECI ISTS 2 GW Tender

SECI Tenders 2 GW of Inter-State Transmission System-Connected Wind Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued RfS for 2 GW of inter-state transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind projects. The capacity has been tendered under Tranche-III. The bid-submission deadline ...
/ / Other, Wind
PPAs Signed for 750 MW of Solar Projects in Bhadla Solar Park

Mercom Exclusive: PPAs Signed for 750 MW of Solar Projects in Bhadla Solar Park

Power purchase agreements (PPAs) for five solar projects with a combined total capacity of 750 MW of grid-connected solar were recently signed by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
CERC Releases Inter-State Transmission Connectivity Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Projects

CERC Releases Inter-State Transmission Connectivity Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has released draft regulations for granting Inter-State Transmission Connectivity to solar and wind projects. The proposal, entitled “Grant of Connectivity and General Network Access ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Turbine Construction

PPAS For 1,050 MW Wind Projects Signed

Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for wind projects aggregating 1,049.9 MW were signed between PTC India, a power trading solution provider, and developers who won bids to develop projects in the ...
/ / Other, Wind
PGCIL Petition

PGCIL Files Petition Seeking CERC’s Intervention for Efficient Utilization of Bays to Connect Wind and Solar Projects

The Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) has filed a petition with the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) seeking regulatory intervention on an urgent basis to ensure efficient utilization of ...
Policy Roundup

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: June 2017

Mercom’s renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of June 2017: The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) issued a levelized generic tariff ...
NITI Aayog Says Solar's Share of Electricity to be 14-18 percent by 2040, Up from Current 1%

NITI Aayog Says Solar’s Share of Electricity to be 14-18 percent by 2040, Up from Current 1%

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) has released its draft national energy policy (NEP) for 2017. The report predicts that the share of solar and wind to be 14 to ...
/ / Other Energy
SECI 750 MW

SECI Tenders 750 MW of Solar at the Bhadla Solar Park to Leverage ISTS Waiver

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered a total of 750 MW of solar at the Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan, following the inter-state transmission (ISTS) waiver which ...
solar construction

Waiver Period for Inter-State Transmission Charges and Losses for Solar Projects Extended to December 31, 2019

The waiver period for inter-state transmission (ISTS) charges and losses for solar projects has been extended to December 31, 2019. This waiver applies to solar projects that are commissioned on ...
/ / Grid, T&D
wind turbines

NTPC Tenders 250 MW of Wind

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) tendered 250 MW of wind to be developed across the states of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Madhya Pradesh in India. The bid-submission deadline ...
/ / Other, Wind
Wind Power

SECI Tenders 1,000 MW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects Under Tranche-II

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) tendered 1,000 MW of Interstate Transmission System (ISTS)-connected wind power projects under Tranche-II. The bid-submission deadline is July 14, 2017. The SECI will ...
/ / Other, Wind
Wind Energy

MNRE Approves Another 1,000 MW Wind Tender

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) approved a tender of another 1,000 MW under its Wind program on May 4, 2017. “With the success of the first 1,000 ...
/ / Other, Wind
Policy Roundup

India Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: March 2017

Here is a renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of March 2017. After the low tariffs recorded in the Rewa auction, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar