Madhya Pradesh to Set Up Manufacturing Zones for Solar, Wind Energy Equipment

Madhya Pradesh to Set Up Manufacturing Zones for Solar, Wind Energy Equipment

Madhya Pradesh Industrial Development Corporation (MPIDC) has been declared the successful bidder to set up manufacturing zones for solar and other renewable energy equipment, including power transmission-related equipment. In April ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
CERC Yet to Act on ISTS Charges Waiver for Open Access Solar Proposed by Ministry of Power

CERC Yet to Act on ISTS Charges Waiver for Open Access Renewables Proposed by Ministry of Power

Nearly a year after the Ministry of Power (MOP) extended the timeline and widened the scope for waiver of the interstate transmission system (ISTS) charges for renewable energy projects, the ...
Pooling Wind Power Bids a Good Idea but More Clarity Needed

Pooling Wind Power Bids a Good Idea but More Clarity Needed

The government is contemplating pooling of bids across the states to boost wind energy installations which have fallen off since 2017. Falling tariffs under the reverse auction regime have pushed ...
Transmission Infrastructure for 66.5 GW of Renewable Energy Zones to be Set up by 2022

Transmission Infrastructure for 66.5 GW of Renewable Energy Zones to be Set Up By 2022

The government is working towards setting up transmission systems for renewable energy zones with 66.5 GW of capacity by the end of 2022 to integrate non-fossil fuel energy sources with ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Future Uncertain but Open Access and Net Metering Projects Still Attractive Despite ALMM

Future Uncertain but Open Access and Net Metering Projects Still Attractive Despite ALMM

The widely expected relief for net metering and open access projects has failed to materialize after the September 30 deadline was allowed to expire without an extension from the government ...
REC to Drive India’s Transition to Net Zero as a Development Financial Institution

REC to Drive India’s Transition to Net Zero as a Development Financial Institution

REC Limited, a public infrastructure finance company under the Ministry of Power, is being considered to be given the status of a development financial institution (DFI) to steer global climate ...
Daily News Wrap-Up Power Ministry Amends License Rules to Distribute Electricity

Daily News Wrap-Up: Power Ministry Amends License Rules to Distribute Electricity

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Ministry of Power recently amended the Distribution of Electricity License (Additional Requirements of Capital Adequacy, Creditworthiness, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
25 State Power Utilities Downgraded in Annual DISCOM Ratings

25 State Power Utilities Downgraded in Annual DISCOM Ratings

The Ministry of Power has released its tenth annual integrated ratings for the state distribution companies (DISCOMs) for the financial year (FY) 2022. Out of the 71 DISCOMs covered, six ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Bill to Enable a Market to Trade Carbon Credits Introduced in the Lok Sabha

Bill to Enable a Market to Trade Carbon Credits Introduced in the Lok Sabha

Power Minister R.K. Singh introduced a Bill to amend the Energy Conservation Act in the Lok Sabha to enable a carbon credit trading market in India. The Bill also makes ...
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Inch Up to ₹237 Billion in July

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Inch Up to ₹237 Billion in July

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable energy generators ₹237.06 billion (~$3 billion) in overdue payments (excluding disputed amounts) at the end of July, according to Ministry of Power data. The figure ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Modi Launches National Portal for Rooftop Solar, Program to Revamp DISCOMs

Modi Launches National Portal for Rooftop Solar, Program to Revamp DISCOMs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National Portal for Rooftop Solar, enabling online tracking of the installation process of rooftop solar plants and the Revamped Distribution Sector Program. The rooftop ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Decline Marginally to ₹200.37 Billion in June

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Decline Marginally to ₹200.37 Billion in June

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable generators ₹200.37 billion (~$2.55 billion) in overdue payments (excluding disputed amounts) at the end of June, according to the data released by the Ministry of Power ...
BIS Outlines Performance Standards for EV Batteries Amid Multiple Reports of EV Fires

BIS Outlines Performance Standards for EV Batteries Amid Multiple Reports of EV Fires

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has issued performance standards for electric vehicle (EV) batteries to ensure the safety of the consumers amidst the report of EV fires across the ...
New Green Energy Open Access Policy States Must Walk the Talk

New Green Energy Open Access Policy: States Must Walk the Talk

The Ministry of Power recently issued the Green Energy Open Access Rules, which can catalyze the transition of small-scale industries, commercial consumers, and large households to green energy. According to ...
DISCOMs to be Allowed to Clear Dues to Power Generators in 48 Monthly Installments

DISCOMs to be Allowed to Clear Dues to Power Generators in 48 Monthly Installments

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has notified the ‘Late Payment Surcharge and Related Matters Rules, 2022.’ According to the rules, a late payment surcharge will be payable on the outstanding ...
No Load Limit for Grant of Green Energy Open Access for Captive Consumers

No Load Limit for Grant of Green Energy Open Access for Captive Consumers

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued the Electricity (Promoting Renewable Energy Through Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2022.’ As per the new regulations, consumers will be eligible for green ...
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Grow to ₹204 Billion in May 2022

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Grow to ₹204 Billion in May 2022

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable generators ₹204.39 billion (~$2.64 billion) in overdue payments (excluding disputed amounts) at the end of May, according to the data released by the Ministry of Power ...
Ministry to Expedite Setting up of Renewable Energy Equipment Manufacturing Zones

Ministry to Expedite Setting up of Renewable Energy Equipment Manufacturing Zones

The Ministry of Power has amended the expression of interest issued in April to set up manufacturing zones for power and renewable energy equipment. As per the amendments, after approval ...
Power Ministry Plans to Replace 58,000 MU of Thermal Power With 30 GW of Renewables by FY26

Power Ministry Plans to Replace 58,000 MU of Thermal Power With 30 GW of Renewables by FY26

The Ministry of Power has set the trajectory for replacing thermal power with renewables by the financial year (FY) 2025-26 to achieve 500 GW of non-fossil fuel-based capacity by 2030 ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: Power Minister Urges States to set up Energy Transition Committees

Daily News Wrap-Up: Power Minister Urges States to set up Energy Transition Committees

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy R.K. Singh asked the states and Union territories ...
Ministry of Power Proposes New Program to Liquidate the Past Dues of DISCOMs

Ministry of Power Proposes New Program to Liquidate the Past Dues of DISCOMs

The Ministry of Power (MoP) announced that it is working on a program to mitigate the financial woes of the Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) by liquidating their dues. The delay in ...
DISCOMs' Legally Obligated to Supply 247 Uninterrupted Power to Mid-Sized Cities

DISCOMs Legally Obligated to Supply 24/7 Uninterrupted Power to Mid-Sized Cities

The Ministry of Power issued a gazette notification that distribution licensees must ensure 24/7 uninterrupted power supply to all the consumers residing in cities with 100,000 or more residents to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Daily News Wrap-Up India Launches Open Access Registry for Power Transmission (1)

Daily News Wrap-Up: India Launches Open Access Registry for Power Transmission

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Ministry of Power announced the launch of the National Open Access Registry (NOAR). It is a ...
Peak Power Demand Touches All-Time High of 201 GW

Peak Power Demand Touches All-Time High of 201 GW

The all-India peak power demand touched an all-time high of 201.066 GW on April 26, 2022, surpassing the peak power demand of 200.539 GW met on July 7, 2021. According ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
BEE Floats Consultancy Tender for Energy Benchmarking for EVs and EV Chargers

BEE Floats Consultancy Tender for Energy Benchmarking of EVs and EV Chargers

Bureau of Energy Efficiency, an agency under the Ministry of Power, has invited bids to hire agencies to develop energy benchmarking for electric vehicles (EVs) and EV chargers and estimate ...