MNRE Creates an RPO Compliance Cell to Meet India’s Solar and Wind Energy Targets

No Transmission Charges for the Use of ISTS Network by Solar and Wind Projects for 25 Years

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a notification for an amendment in the regulation for sharing of the inter-state transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses. The regulation was ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ayana, EverSource, and NIIF to Invest $330 Million into India’s Renewable Projects

Another Bid Deadline Extension for SECI’s 3 GW Solar Tender with Manufacturing

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s solar PV tender coupled with manufacturing component has been extended again.  The agency has now extended the bid submission deadline to April 4, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra’s 1 GW Solar Tender Gets Enthusiastic Response, Oversubscribed by 400 MW

SECI Amends Change in Law Clause in RfS for 3 GW Solar with 1.5 GW Manufacturing Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has amended the provision for “Change in Law” in the Request for Selection (RfS) for the 3 GW interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Amends RfS for 3 GW Solar with 1.5 GW Solar Manufacturing Linked Tender

SECI Amends RfS for 3 GW Solar Tender Linked with 1.5 GW Manufacturing

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) has amended the detailed Request for Selection (RfS) for the tender for 3 GW of the interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Railways Management Company Announces Tender for 140 MW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

SECI Issues Tenders for 1.2 GW Solar, 1.2 GW Hybrid, and 1.2 GW of Solar with Storage

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) recently issued three tenders for the expansion of renewable capacity in the country. One for solar, one for solar with storage, and ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Lowest Tariff of ₹2.55/kWh Wins SECI’s 1.2 GW ISTS Solar Auction

Lowest Tariff of ₹2.55/kWh Wins SECI’s 1.2 GW ISTS Solar Auction

ReNew Power has emerged as the L1 bidder by quoting the lowest tariff of ₹2.55 (~$0.035)/kWh to develop 300 MW in the recent auction conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Railways Management Company Announces Tender for 140 MW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

SECI Issues Tenders for 1.2 GW of Wind, 1 GW of Solar, and 97.5 MW of Rooftop Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) recently issued three tenders for the expansion of renewable capacity in the country. The first tender is for setting up of 1,200 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Provides Relief to Solar Developers in the Matter of GST Compensation

CERC Provides Relief to Solar Developers in Matter of GST Compensation

In a positive development for the domestic renewable industry, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has provided relief to solar project developers with regards to the effect of goods and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Centre Advises Andhra Pradesh Government Against Revisiting Solar, Wind PPAs

2019 Begins with a Sharp Decline in Solar Auction Activity

Auction activity was extremely anemic in January with only 135 MW of solar capacity auctioned, a steep decline compared to over 2 GW of capacity that was auctioned in the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
KERC Asks DISCOMs to Stick to Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Projects

SECI’s 1.2 GW Wind Tender Garners Huge Response, Oversubscribed by 1,125 MW

The recent wind tender issued by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for 1,200 MW of projects have been oversubscribed by 1,125 MW. These ISTS-connected wind projects were issued ...
/ / Other, Wind
MSEDCL Retenders 1 GW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects to Meet its RPO

SECI’s New 1,200 MW ISTS-Connected Solar Tender Comes with Tariff Ceiling of ₹2.65/kWh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed across the country. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tirupati Smart City Invites Tender for 6 MW of Solar Projects

2018 Ends with a Bang with Solar Tenders of Over 13 GW Announced in December

After a lull, the month of December 2018 witnessed a huge surge in tender announcements, nearly nine times more than the 1.4 GW tendered in November 2018. This was also ...
How Low Did It Go_ 5 Lowest Solar Tariffs Quoted in 2018

UPDATED – How Low Did It Go: 5 Lowest Solar Tariffs Quoted in 2018

In 2018, over 13 GW of solar capacity was auctioned through the year with the lowest discovered tariff in these auctions recorded at ₹2.44 (~$0.0355)/kWh, which has quoted four times ...
MNRE Creates an RPO Compliance Cell to Meet India’s Solar and Wind Energy Targets

SECI Tenders 1.2 GW Solar, 1.2 GW Wind, 1.2 GW Hybrid, and 4 GW of Solar with Manufacturing

On the last day of the year 2018, the Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) has issued four tenders. One for solar, one for wind, one hybrid, and one ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Funding into the Global Solar Sector Falls to $2 Billion in Q1 2018

Indian Renewable Energy Sector Received $3.2 Billion in FDI During 2015-2018: DIPP

The Indian renewable energy sector received approximately $3.2 billion in the form of foreign direct investment (FDI) from April 2015 to June 2018, says data released by the Department of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Technical Bids Aggregating 750 MW Received for UPNEDA’s 500 MW Solar Tender

NTPC Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 1.2 GW Solar Tender

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has extended the bid submission deadline for the tender to set up 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar and Wind Power Procurement Situation is a Mess

India’s First Mega Solar-Wind Hybrid Auction Sees Lowest Tariff of ₹2.67/kWh

In the first mega solar-wind hybrid auction conducted in the country by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), a tariff of ₹2.67 (~$0.03794)/kWh emerged as the lowest (L1) one ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Suzlon Signs Agreement with ReNew Power for Development of Wind Project in Karnataka

Tamil Nadu’s TANGEDCO Announces New Tender for 500 MW of Wind Projects

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has issued a tender for 500 MW of wind power projects in the state. The bid-submission deadline is December 28, 2018. TANGEDCO ...
/ / Other, Wind
ENGIE And STOA Form Joint-Venture to Develop Wind Projects in India

NTPC to Procure 1,000 MW of Power from Existing Solar and Wind Projects on Short-Term Basis

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is going to procure 1,000 MW of renewable energy on a short-term basis. NTPC has issued a tender to procure power from the existing ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Invites EoIs to Develop 160 MW Solar Wind Hybrid Project with Energy Storage

SECI’s 1.2 GW ISTS-Connected Wind-Solar Hybrid Tender Undersubscribed by 150 MW

The 1.2 GW ISTS-connected wind-solar hybrid power projects (tranche-I) tender which was floated by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s has been undersubscribed by 150 MW. “The ceiling tariff ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
NTPC Retenders 25 MW of Solar Projects with Battery Storage in Andaman & Nicobar

NTPC and ACME Solar in a Tariff Dispute over Recent 2 GW Solar Auction

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and project developer ACME Solar have been embroiled in a legal battle pertaining to a recent solar auction for the development of 2 GW ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Government May Increase the Duration of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports_ Panel Discussion

NTPC Floats Tender for 1.2 GW of ISTS-Connected Solar Projects

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has tendered 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in the western region of the country. The bid-submission deadline ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar and Wind Power Procurement Situation is a Mess

SECI Raises Upper Tariff Ceilings for Two Solar Tenders to Attract Developers

Amid lukewarm interest shown by solar project developers, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has now decided to raise the upper tariff ceiling for two of its mega tenders which ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender a Fourth Time

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender a Fourth Time

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline to set up 10 GW of ISTS connected solar PV power projects linked with 3 GW (per annum) ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
ISTS Charges Waiver for Mega Solar Manufacturing Tender Extended by Two Years

ISTS Charges Waiver for Mega Solar Manufacturing Tender Extended by Two Years

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has amended the Request for Selection (RfS) for setting up of 10 GW of ISTS-connected solar PV power projects linked with 3 GW (per year) ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions