Industry Groups Ask for Renewable Generators to be Fully Paid Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Industry Groups Ask for Renewable Generators to be Fully Paid Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) and the Indian Renewable Energy Alliance (IREA) have written  letters to the Government of India requesting necessary relief for renewable energy generators in the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CERC Asked to Reduce Late Payment Surcharge as Cash Flow Dries Up Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

CERC Asked to Reduce Late Payment Surcharge as Cash Flow Dries Up Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has disclosed that it has received representations from power distribution companies and state governments requesting a waiver of late payment surcharge (LPS) given the force ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
SECI Asks DISCOMs to Allow Digital Invoices Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

SECI Asks DISCOMs to Allow Digital Invoices Amidst Coronavirus Lockdown

With the country under lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has requested all state distribution companies (DISCOMs) and agencies to allow submission of ...
DISCOMs Get 3 Month Moratorium to Pay Power Generators Due to COVID-19 Disruption

DISCOMs Get 3 Month Moratorium to Pay Power Generators Due to COVID-19 Disruption

Amid the growing fear of the spread of Coronavirus and the lockdown imposed by the country to stop the spread of COVID-19, the workforce of the power sector, including the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Uttar Pradesh Power DISCOMs Grapple with Reduced Collections Amid Covid-19 Lockdown

Uttar Pradesh Power DISCOMs Grapple with Reduced Collections Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

The outbreak of COVID-19 has created an unprecedented situation, causing far-reaching consequences for both businesses and consumers across the country. In a circular issued on February 19, 2020, the government ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Amid COVID-19 Lockdown, Power To Be Scheduled Despite 50% Reduction in Payment Security

Amid COVID-19 Lockdown, Power To Be Scheduled Despite 50% Reduction in Payment Security

Considering the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), which has severely affected the economy, the Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued a directive which states that the power may be scheduled even ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Power Transmission Unit Employees to Continue Working Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

Power Transmission Unit Employees to Continue Working Amid Coronavirus Lockdown

To provide operation and maintenance of the interstate transmission network during the ongoing COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, the Ministry of Power (MoP) has requested the administrations of all states and union ...
/ / Grid, T&D
ABB Acquires Majority Stake in Chinese E-Mobility Company Chargedot

ABB Acquires Majority Stake in Chinese E-Mobility Company Chargedot

Switzerland-based ABB has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in the Chargedot Shanghai New Energy Technology Company Limited. The news was made public by the company in a press ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
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