Committee on Energy Expresses Disappointment Over Budgetary Cuts for Ministry of Power

Committee on Energy Expresses Disappointment Over Budgetary Cuts for Ministry of Power

The Standing Committee on Energy recently presented its fourth report on the Demands for Grants of the Ministry of Power for the year 2020-21. The report shows a budgetary provision ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
Only 84.27% of Supplied Power Billed by States

Only 84.27% of Supplied Power Billed by States

In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister, R.K. Singh, said that according to the data made available by states and union territories (excluding three states and ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
NTPC Floats Tender for Installation of Smart Meters in its Faridabad Township

EESL Successfully Installs One Million Smart Meters Across India

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture of public sector units under the Ministry of Power, says it has successfully installed one million smart meters across India under ...
/ / Grid, Smart Buildings
Ministry of Power Wants Tariff Rebates for Customers Making Prepayments

Ministry of Power Wants Tariff Rebates for Customers Making Prepayments

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has asked the state and UT (Union Territory) governments to request the state electricity regulatory commissions (SERC) to consider reducing the retail power tariff to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
India’s Power Sector Shifting to Short-term Contracts and Spot Markets - Report

India’s Power Sector Shifting to Short-term Contracts and Spot Markets – Report

India’s power sector is currently in a transitional phase, shifting from long-term generation contracts to a greater reliance on short-term contracts and electricity spot markets. In this transition, policymakers and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
GERC Allows Changes to Force Majeure Clause for GUVNL’s 500 MW Solar Tender

GERC Allows Changes to Force Majeure Clause for GUVNL’s 500 MW Solar Tender

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has approved the changes to the Ministry of Power’s guidelines relating to force majeure (unforeseen) events, as sought by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
CERC Asks Transmission Utility to Allot Wind Developer ReGen’s 600 MW Bay to Others

CERC Asks Transmission Utility to Allot Wind Developer ReGen’s 600 MW Bay to Others

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ordered that the Stage II connectivity of ReGen Wind Farm should be revoked. The wind farm had asked for an extension of the ...
/ / Wind
Over 361 Million LED Bulbs Distributed Under UJALA Program

Over 361 Million LED Bulbs Distributed Under UJALA Program

Over 361.3 million LED bulbs have been distributed across India, and 10.3 million smart LED streetlights have been installed under the UJALA and LED Street Lighting National Program at an ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
MNRE Plans To Bundle Thermal with Solar and Wind for Round-the-Clock Power Supply

MNRE Plans To Bundle Thermal with Solar and Wind for Round-the-Clock Power Supply

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has come up with a draft plan to supply round-the-clock (RTC) power from renewable (solar, wind, and hydro) projects, which will be ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Rajasthan Targets 30 GW of Solar Capacity by 2025 in its New Policy

Rajasthan Targets 30 GW of Solar Capacity by 2025 in its New Policy

Rajasthan has released its Solar Energy Policy, 2019, which aims to achieve a target of 30 GW of solar power by financial year (FY) 2024-25. Of this, utility or grid-scale ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Approves Tariff of ₹2.77_kWh for 1,200 MW of Wind Projects

CERC Approves Tariff of ₹2.77/kWh for 1,200 MW of Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has given its approval for 1.2 GW of wind projects floated by SECI. The central commission observed that the selection of successful bidders and ...
/ / Wind
Letter of Credit Has not Been Effective as Payment Security for Solar Developers

Letter of Credit Has not Been Effective as Payment Security for Solar Developers

To tackle the risks related to delays in payments to independent power producers, the Ministry of Power (MoP) recently mandated state-owned distribution companies (DISCOMs) to issue a letter of credit ...
Over 12 GW of Wind Capacity Awarded as of October 2019_ MNRE

Over 12 GW of Wind Capacity Awarded as of October 2019: MNRE

According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), wind power projects with the capacity of over 12 GW have been awarded across the country against 15.1 GW of ...
/ / Wind
EESL Joins Hands with SDMC to Install 75 EV Charging Stations Across Delhi

EESL Joins Hands with SDMC to Install 75 EV Charging Stations Across Delhi

Facilitating the adoption of e-mobility in the national capital, the Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Government has Released Nearly ₹85 Billion on Solar Programs Since 2016_ RK Singh

Government has Released Nearly ₹85 Billion on Solar Programs Since 2016: RK Singh

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister R.K Singh explained the state of solar generation in the country, highlighting the key facts, progress made towards targets, funding provided, and ...
Ministry of Power Proposes Tariff Rebate if DISCOMs Offer Advance Payments

Ministry of Power Proposes Tariff Rebate if DISCOMs Offer Advance Payments

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has advised the state electricity regulatory commissions (SERCs) to establish the reduction of generation or transmission tariffs in cases of full or advance payments by ...
/ / Grid, T&D
No ISTS Charges for Solar and Wind Projects Commissioned by December 2022

No ISTS Charges for Solar and Wind Projects Commissioned by December 2022

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has announced that interstate transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses on the transmission of electricity generated from solar and wind energy projects will be waived ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tamil Nadu Likely to Set Solar RPO for FY 2020 at 6%

Tamil Nadu Likely to Set Solar RPO for FY 2020 at 6%

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has invited suggestions and comments on the proposed amendments to its Renewable Energy Purchase Obligations (RPOs). The commission has been mandated to set ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
New Guidelines Propose Charging Stations for Heavy EVs Every 100 kilometers on Highways

New Guidelines Propose Charging Stations for Heavy EVs Every 100 kilometers on Highways

To facilitate the usage of electric vehicles (EV) in the country, the Union Power Minister R.K. Singh has approved the amendments in electric vehicle charging guidelines and specifications. The revised ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Maharashtra Commission Allows Modifications in PPAs and PSAs for 252 MW of Solar Projects

Maharashtra Commission Allows Modifications in PPAs and PSAs for 252 MW of Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the requests of a petition filed by the Maharashtra State Power Generation Corporation Limited’s (MSPGCL) for two solar power projects of 150 ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Is Unconditional Letter of Credit the Answer to Solar, Wind Payment Issues_

Is Unconditional Letter of Credit the Answer to Solar, Wind Payment Issues?

Cases of payment delays to renewable generators have become common and on the rise. However, the Ministry of Power has given these developers a shot in the arm by introducing ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Manufacturers Body Questions Center on Usage of Domestic Solar Cells in KUSUM Program

Manufacturers Body Questions Center on Usage of Domestic Solar Cells in KUSUM Program

The Solar Energy Equipment Manufacturers Association of Telangana (SEEMAT) has written a letter to the Minister of Power R.K. Singh requesting the withdrawal of “the irrational and impractical decision of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Lender Can Substitute Promoter in Case of Solar Generator Default_ Amended Guidelines

Lender Can Substitute Promoter in Case of Solar Generator Default: Amended Guidelines

The Ministry of Power has amended the competitive bidding guidelines for the procurement of power from grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. This is the third time these guidelines have been amended. The ...
/ / Uncategorized
Nearly 10 GW of Renewable Capacity Added to Green Energy Corridor

Nearly 10 GW of Renewable Capacity Added to Green Energy Corridor: RK Singh

The Government of India has been working for a while now to expedite the implementation of transmission infrastructure for the evacuation of power from renewable energy projects. To accelerate the ...
Power Ministry’s 5-Year Plan Calls for Fair Share of Renewables and More Washed Coal

Power Ministry’s 5-Year Plan Calls for Fair Share of Renewables and More Washed Coal

The Ministry of Power has issued a vision document which charts the way forward for India’s power sector. The document points out the problem areas and sets the timeline for ...