SECI and NTPC to Pay GST Compensation to Adani Solar’s SPVs

SECI and NTPC to Pay GST Compensation to Adani Solar’s SPVs

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently passed an order asking Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to pay the requested compensation to Wardha ...
Karnataka Issues Tender for an 11.5 MW Waste to Energy Project in Bidadi

Karnataka Issues Tender for an 11.5 MW Waste to Energy Project in Bidadi

The Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) has floated a tender for an 11.5 MW waste to energy project at Bidadi in the Ramanagar district of the state. The scope of ...
Karnataka Focuses on Electric Mobility in New Budget

Karnataka Focuses on Electric Mobility in New Budget

In the recent state budget announcement, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced that ₹100 million (~$13.56 million) would be allocated to establish an electric vehicle and energy storage manufacturing cluster ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
Karnataka Seeks to Procure 50 Electric Buses

Karnataka Seeks to Procure 50 Electric Buses

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has invited bids for the selection of service providers for the procurement, operation, and maintenance of 50 intercity AC electric buses on the ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Sizeable Investments Waiting to be Unlocked in India’s Solar Open Access Market

Sizeable Investments Waiting to be Unlocked in India’s Solar Open Access Market

The total installed solar capacity in the open access market reached 3.6 GW at the end of the calendar year (CY) 2019 and the pipeline of projects under development and ...
Karnataka Commission Asks Kodangal Solar Park to Compensate for Commissioning Delay

Karnataka Commission Asks Kodangal Solar Park to Compensate for Commissioning Delay

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has dismissed Marikal Solar Parks Private Limited’s request to approve the date on which the second supplemental power purchase agreement (SPPA) was signed as ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Adani Asked to Compensate for Delay in Land Possession for a 20 MW Solar Project

Adani Asked to Compensate for Delay in Land Possession for a 20 MW Solar Project

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has dismissed Adani Green Energy Limited’s (AGEL) request to approve the date on which the supplemental power purchase agreement (PPA) was signed to be ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bengaluru to Empanel Agencies for 30 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems with Net Metering

BESCOM to Empanel Agencies for 30 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems with Net Metering

The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) has invited expression of interest (EoI) for empaneled agencies to design, supply, install, and commission 30 MW of rooftop solar grid-connected power projects ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Rooftop Solar Developers Approach APTEL Against Karnataka’s Net Metering Order

Rooftop Solar Developers Approach APTEL Against Karnataka’s Net Metering Order

Four leading solar developers in the state have petitioned the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) against the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (KERC) order, which was issued in December 2019. The ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
CERC Orders NTPC to Pay ACME Solar GST Relief Along With Late Payment Surcharge

CERC Orders NTPC to Pay ACME Solar GST Relief Along With Late Payment Surcharge

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has directed the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to pay the dues claimed by ACME Solar along with late payment surcharge within 30 days ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
World’s Largest Solar Park at Karnataka’s Pavagada is Now Fully Operational

World’s Largest Solar Park at Karnataka’s Pavagada is Now Fully Operational

The largest solar park in the world has now become entirely operational. The Pavagada Solar Park, located in Tumakuru district of Karnataka, has been developed by the Karnataka Solar Park ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Solar Installers Up in Arms Against Karnataka’s New Rooftop Solar Order

Solar Installers Up in Arms Against Karnataka’s New Rooftop Solar Order

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Systems Manufacturers Association (KRESMA) is up in arms against the order passed by the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) on rooftop solar. The association organized a ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Karnataka Promotes Third-Party Investment for Rooftop Solar Projects

Karnataka Promotes Third-Party Investment for Rooftop Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has decided to encourage third-party investments in solar rooftop projects on consumers’ rooftops in a bid to accelerate capacity additions in the rooftop solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ather Energy to Set Up Lithium-ion EV Battery Manufacturing Facility in Tamil Nadu

Ather Energy to Set Up EV, Lithium-ion Battery Manufacturing Facility in Tamil Nadu

Ather Energy has announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Tamil Nadu to set up a two-wheeled electric vehicle and lithium-ion battery manufacturing ...
BHEL Floats O&M Tender for a 10 MW Solar Project at Haveri in Karnataka

BHEL Floats O&M Tender for a 10 MW Solar Project at Haveri in Karnataka

Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd. (BHEL) has floated operation and maintenance (O&M) tender for work on Karnataka Power Corporation’s (KPCL) 10 MW solar power project located at Haveri in Karnataka. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
BHEL Issues Tender for Solar Powered Classrooms in Karnataka as Part of its CSR

BEL Issues Tender for Solar Powered Classrooms in Karnataka as Part of its CSR

Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for setting up 122 solar-powered smart class facilities in government high schools of Yadgir district of Karnataka. The project ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
APTEL Orders Karnataka DISCOM to Clear Dues of Azure Power for Solar Supply by November End

APTEL Orders Karnataka DISCOM to Clear Dues of Azure Power for Solar Supply by November End

In a case between Azure Power and Gulbarga Electricity Supply Corporation Limited (GESCOM), the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has ordered the distribution company (DISCOM) to pay all of its ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka Solar Policy Amended – Bid Security Amount for Group Captive Projects Raised

Karnataka Solar Policy Amended – Bid Security Amount for Group Captive Projects Raised

The Karnataka State Solar Policy 2014-21 has been amended for the third time and addresses three important points – the size limitation of private solar parks, the performance guarantee for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka’s Tumakuru Smart City Floats Tender for 1.86 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Karnataka’s Tumakuru Smart City Floats Tender for 1.86 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Karnataka’s Tumakuru Smart City Limited (TSCL), has invited Request for Proposal (RfP) for 1.86 MW of grid-interactive rooftop solar projects based on RESCO model at various government buildings. The last ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
KERC Denies Extension of Commissioning Dates for SunEdison’s 150 MW of Solar Projects

KERC Denies Extension of Commissioning Dates for SunEdison’s 150 MW of Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has ruled against a petition filed by the special purpose vehicles (SPVs) of SunEdison Energy - SEI Aditi Power, SEI Bheem, SEI Suryashakthi, SEI ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Indian Telephone Industries Issues Tender to Procure Solar Power Through Open Access

Indian Telephone Industries Issues Tender to Procure Solar Power Through Open Access

Indian Telephone Industries (ITI) Limited, a government-owned manufacturer of telecommunication equipment, has issued a tender to procure 600,000 kWh of solar power monthly from offsite ground-mounted projects for its facility ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
DISCOMs Can Avail Accreditation Under REC Mechanism_ KERC Draft Amendment

DISCOMs Can Avail Accreditation Under REC Mechanism: KERC Draft Amendment

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued a draft amendment to its guidelines for the procurement of energy through renewable sources. The amendments will allow the inclusion of distribution ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tender Issued for Solar Home and Street Lighting Systems in Karnataka’s Mandya District

Tender Issued for Solar Home and Street Lighting Systems in Karnataka’s Mandya District

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has floated a tender for solar-powered home and street lighting systems in H.Kodihalli village of Mandya district. The last date for the submission ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SolarArise India Commissions 27 MW of Solar Projects in Karnataka

SolarArise India Commissions 27 MW of Solar Projects in Karnataka

Zurich-based ThomasLloyd has announced that its investee SolarArise India Projects Pvt Ltd, a Delhi-based solar project developer, has commissioned a 27 MW solar photovoltaic power project in Kerehalli village, Koppal ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Gulbarga DISCOM Invites Bids for 2,990 kW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Gulbarga DISCOM Invites Bids for 2,990 kW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company Limited (GESCOM) has floated five tenders inviting bids totaling 2,990 kW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects on government buildings located within its jurisdiction ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions