Jharkhand Invites Bids for 15 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Jharkhand Invites Bids for 15 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Jharkhand Renewable energy Development Agency (JREDA) has issued a tender for 15 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects on government buildings anywhere in the state. The state agency states ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Jharkhand to Install 11,000 LED Solar Streetlights Across the State

Jharkhand to Install 11,000 LED Solar Streetlights Across the State

The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has issued a tender for setting up LED solar streetlights across the state on a turnkey basis. The bid submission deadline is August ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
EESL Tender Calls for 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra, Andhra, and Jharkhand

EESL Tender Calls for 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra, Andhra, and Jharkhand

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture between the public-sector units of the Ministry of Power and the Government of India, has issued a tender to set up 100 ...
NTPC Issues EPC Tender for 1 GW of Solar Projects Under Phase-II of CPSU Program

SECI Issues 3 Solar Tenders for 1.4 GW of Projects Across Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) has issued three tenders for the expansion of renewable capacity across three states. The first tender is for setting up 750 MW ...
Jharkhand Announces EPC Tender for a 2 MW Canal Top Solar Project

Jharkhand Announces EPC Tender for a 2 MW Canal Top Solar Project

The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) is looking for an engineering procurement construction (EPC) firm to set up a canal top solar project in Ranchi. The state agency has ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
World Bank Offers $310 Million Loan to Reform Jharkhand’s Power Transmission System

World Bank Offers $310 Million Loan to Reform Jharkhand’s Power Transmission System

Helping another Indian state in turning around the face of its energy infrastructure, the World Bank has now come forward with a $310 million loan assistance for Jharkhand. The agreement, ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
Jharkhand Adopts E-Mobility Program in Partnership With EESL

Jharkhand Adopts E-Mobility Program in Partnership With EESL

Jharkhand has adopted an e-mobility program in partnership with the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). The Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) has signed an agreement with EESL for the ...
Jharkhand Announces Additional 20 Percent Subsidy for Schools Opting for Rooftop Solar

Jharkhand Announces Additional 20 Percent Subsidy for Schools Opting for Rooftop Solar

Getting a rooftop solar system installed will now get cheaper for a few schools in the state of Jharkhand. The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has announced that it ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Growth of Jharkhand’s Solar Sector Hobbled by State Inaction

Growth of Jharkhand’s Solar Sector Hobbled by State Inaction

The progress of Jharkhand’s solar sector is being severely hobbled by inaction and delays on the part of the state’s implementing and nodal agencies. The issue is apparent in the ...
63 Solar Micro Grids Installed in India So Far

Sixty three Solar Micro Grids Installed in India So Far

The government has been seriously pursuing the advancement of solar micro grids in the country. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister of Power R.K. Singh apprised the House that ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Azure Power Wins Contract to Electrify 320 Jharkhand Homes with Mini and Micro-grids

Azure Power Wins Contract to Electrify 320 Jharkhand Homes with Mini and Micro-grids

Azure Power, an independent solar power producer in India, has been awarded a contract by Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) to electrify 320 households across 11 villages through the ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Jharkhand Issues Tender to Power 47 Villages with Solar Projects

Jharkhand Issues Tender to Power 47 Villages with Solar Projects

The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has issued a tender for the electrification of 47 villages under a decentralized distributed generation program under the Deendayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Utility-scale Solar Project

DISCOM and Developers Agree on Renegotiated Tariff of ₹4.95 (~$0.0762)/kWh in Jharkhand to Develop 685 MW of Solar Projects

Mercom has confirmed that in Jharkhand, power purchase agreements (PPAs) for a total of 685 MW of solar projects out of 1.1 GW will be signed over the next few ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Gujarat Releases Solar Net-Metering Regulations

Gujarat Releases Solar Net-Metering Regulations

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) released the GERC Net-Metering Rooftop Solar PV Grid Interactive Systems (First Amendment) Regulations 2017. The regulations will be in effect from the date of ...
Rooftop Solar Residential and Commercial Consumers to Receive Subsidy in Jharkhand

Rooftop Solar Residential and Commercial Consumers to Receive Subsidy in Jharkhand

In Jharkhand, the state government will provide a 50 percent subsidy to residential consumers installing rooftop solar and a 10 percent subsidy to commercial (industrial) consumers installing rooftop solar. A ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
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
Power DISCOM Ratings

Power DISCOM Ratings – Gujarat Top, Tripura Last

According to the “Integrated Rating for State Power Distribution Utilities” conducted by the Ministry of Power, the four Gujarat state power distribution utilities (DISCOMs) have emerged as top performers for ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Ground- Mounted

Jharkhand Yet to Sign PPAs for 1.1 GW of Solar

In Jharkhand, power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 1.1 GW of solar projects that were auctioned in March of 2016 (LoIs signed May 2016) are yet to be signed due to ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Solar tender

Mercom Exclusive: Payment Delays are Increasing Risk and Project Costs for Solar and Wind Projects in Many States

Payment delays by distribution companies (DISCOMs) continue to pose a challenge for the growing renewable energy sector in India as it tries to achieve 175 GW of renewable installations by ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
REC

Rural Electrification Corporation Powers 130 Million Rural Households

The Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) has electrified 13,04,63,046 rural households, so far. There were 17,75,90,317 unelectrified rural households, but the REC has achieved close to two-thirds of the target. About ...
/ / Grid, T&D
ADB

Mercom Exclusive: One Year After Launch, UDAY Yet to Make a Big Impact

Dismal DISCOM (distribution company) credit profiles due to high debt, heavy losses and poor operational efficiencies affects every aspect of the Indian power sector and is directly responsible for large ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
REC Jharkhand

Rural Electrification Corporation Signs MoU Worth Rs.151.5 Billion (~$2.25 billion) in Jharkhand to Connect State to the Grid

The Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state government of Jharkhand worth Rs.151.5 billion (~$2.25 billion). An MoU was signed with Jharkhand Bijli ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Finance

ADB Approves $390 Million Financing Package for ReNew Power to Develop 709 MW of Solar and Wind in India

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $390 million (~Rs.26.54 billion) financing package for ReNew Power, an Indian renewable energy project developer. The funds will be utilized to develop ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
JREDA utility-scale solar

Jharkhand Maybe Close to Signing PPAs for 1.1 GW of Solar After Delay

In Jharkhand, power purchase agreements (PPAs) for a total of 1.1 GW solar projects are expected to be signed by the third week of December 2016. These solar PV projects, ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in October 2016

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in October 2016

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) invited bids to Develop 8 MW Solar Project in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, under its self-owned and developed projects program. (read more) India solar PV ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar