Small Hydro Project Developer in Maharashtra Gets Relief from DISCOM's Non-Compliance

Large Hydro Power Projects Now Officially Categorized Under Renewable Energy Sources

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the proposal put forward by the Ministry of Power to include large hydro power projects over 25 MW under the aegis ...
/ / Other, Water
No Increase in RPO of Captive Projects if Additional Capacity Not Added_ Ministry of Power

No Increase in RPO of Captive Projects if Additional Capacity Not Added: Ministry of Power

The Ministry of Power has passed an order stating that the renewable purchase obligations (RPO) of captive power projects should be fixed at the appropriate level in the year such projects ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
NITI Aayog Releases Proposal to Develop Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Delhi

Government Proposes $700 Million Plan for EV Infrastructure Revamp in the Next 5 Years

Recently, the Ministry of Power (MoP) in a meeting with the Fifteenth Finance Commission in New Delhi, proposed measures to support the development of Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) infrastructure and ...
Uttar Pradesh Invites Bids for 200 MW in its Private Sector Owned Solar Park

MNRE Amends Bidding Guidelines for Solar Projects; Reduces Commissioning Timeframe

The Ministry of Power has amended the competitive bidding guidelines for the procurement of power from grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, incorporating changes to further the pace of solar installations ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Announces New Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Buildings

India Announces New Energy Conservation Building Code for Residential Buildings

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has announced the ECO Niwas Samhita 2018, which is the Energy Conservation Building Code for residential buildings (ECBC-R). The implementation of this code is expected ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Jharkhand Adopts E-Mobility Program in Partnership With EESL

New EV Charging Station Guidelines Announced

With the goal to facilitate the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EV) in the country, the Ministry of Power (MoP) has announced guidelines and standards for the development of electric ...
CEA Charts Transmission Infrastructure Plan for 4,950 MW of Wind Projects

Power Generators Can Terminate PPA if DISCOM Defaults on Payment: Committee Proposal

The Government of India constituted a High Level Empowered Committee (HLEC) on July 29, 2018 chaired by the Cabinet Secretary to address the issues of stressed thermal power projects. Country’s apex ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
Ministry of Power Proposes Adoption of Uniform Tariff Structure for All States

Ministry of Power Proposes Adoption of Uniform Tariff Structure for All States

The Ministry of Power has issued a proposal incorporating new modifications to the revised proposal for amendments to the Electricity Act 2003. In September 2018, the Ministry of Power had ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
India Auctioned 2 GW of Solar Projects in August 2018

Banks Don’t want to be Blamed for not Lending to Solar Projects Due to Risks Taken by Others

It is common knowledge that the solar industry in India has several important issues that need to be resolved for the industry to keep growing. The Ministry of New and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ministry of Power Issues Revised Proposal for Amendments to the Electricity Act

Ministry of Power Issues Revised Proposal for Amendments to the Electricity Act

The Ministry of Power has issued a revised proposal for amendments to the Electricity Act 2003. The revised proposal is open for comments up to October 22, 2018. In the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Developers who have projects under development need to use the pass through option due to safeguard duty that was imposed recently on solar imports

Ministry of Power Asks CERC to Expedite Pass Through Option Process

The Ministry of Power has written to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) directing the commission to expedite the process for the exercise of the pass through option. Following the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh Retenders 500 MW of Solar Projects

Uttar Pradesh Retenders 500 MW of Solar Projects

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has retendered 500 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity to be developed across Uttar Pradesh. The bid-submission deadline is ...
Ministry of Power Launches PRAAPTI App to Bring Transparency in Electricity Payments

Ministry of Power Launches PRAAPTI App to Bring Transparency in Electricity Payments

The Ministry of Power has launched a web portal and an app called PRAAPTI (Payment Ratification and Analysis in Power procurement for bringing Transparency in Invoicing of generators) in an ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Project Developers Seek Power Minister’s Help to Save Solar Assets in Karnataka

Project Developers Seek Power Minister’s Help to Save Solar Assets in Karnataka

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has requested the Minister of Power, R. K. Singh to intervene and save the commissioned solar photovoltaic (PV) assets in the state ...
Draft Amendments to Qualify for Captive Generation Project Released

Draft Amendments to Qualify for Captive Power Generation Project Released

The Ministry of Power has amended the guidelines relating to captive generation projects in India. The Under Secretary to the Government of India, has penned a letter addressed to the ...
Ministry of Power Says No License Required for Operating EV Charging Stations

Ministry of Power Says No License Required for Operating EV Charging Stations

The Ministry of Power has issued a clarification stating that no license is required to operate electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in India. This is a positive news for the ...
Recommendations from Forum of Regulators to Improve Open Access in India

Recommendations from Forum of Regulators to Improve Open Access in India

The Forum of Regulators (FOR) released a report last December on the issues affecting open access in the country. The report charts a way forward for the better implementation of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Union Territory of Lakshadweep Joins Government’s UDAY Program

Union Territory of Lakshadweep Joins Government’s UDAY Program

The union territory of Lakshadweep has become the latest signatory to the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) program which has been implemented by the government of India to assist in ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Ministry of Power Waives ISTS Charges for Wind and Solar Projects Commissioned up to 2022

Ministry of Power Waives ISTS Charges for Wind and Solar Projects Commissioned up to 2022

The Ministry of Power has issued an order stating that no interstate transmission charges and losses will be levied on solar and wind power projects commissioned up to March 31, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
KERC Asks DISCOMs to Stick to Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Projects

KERC Asks DISCOMs to Stick to Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order directing all distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state to procure wind power according to the competitive bidding guidelines for wind projects in ...
/ / Other, Wind
UPNEDA Tenders 1 GW Grid-Connected Solar Projects

Breaking: UPNEDA Tenders 1 GW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects Across Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has tendered 1 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed across the state. The bid-submission deadline is ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MERC Okays MSEDCL Plan to Procure Renewable Power with Competitive Bidding

MERC Okays MSEDCL Plan to Procure Renewable Power with Competitive Bidding

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has won approval to procure wind, solar, and bagasse‑based cogeneration power at a rate discovered through a tariff‑based competitive bidding process. Rates ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ministry of Power Issues Final Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Projects

Ministry of Power Issues Final Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Projects

The Ministry of Power has issued the final competitive bidding guidelines for wind projects in India. The guidelines aim to provide a framework for the cost-effective procurement of wind power ...
/ / Other, Wind
Top India Solar and Power Related Apps for Download

Top India Solar and Power Related Apps for Download

Project developers, policymakers, government officials, manufacturers, and suppliers in the power and renewable energy industry all agree that need for transparency and lack of awareness among consumers is a big ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
Four States Join UDAY

Nagaland, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, and Daman & Diu Join UDAY Program

Twenty-Seven Indian states and four union territories have so far joined the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) program which was implemented by the government of India to assist the financial ...
/ / Grid, Utilities