Uttar Pradesh Releases Blueprint for Open Access Regulations

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
Saubhagya Web Portal Launched to Monitor Household Electrification in India

Saubhagya Web Portal Launched to Monitor Household Electrification in India

The Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (Saubhagya) a web portal designed to monitor the progress of household electrification in India has been launched. When fully operational, the progress of India’s ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
National Power Portal Provides a Hub for Indian Power Sector Information

Newly Launched National Power Portal Provides a Hub for Indian Power Sector

The National Power Portal (NPP) – a centralized hub for the collation and dissemination of information on the Indian power sector – has been launched. The portal can be accessed ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
EESL GEF

EESL and GEF Partner to Launch $454 Million Energy Efficiency Fund

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have partnered to launch a $454 million project called the “Creating and Sustaining Markets for Energy Efficiency” with ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana

Solar Power Packs to Electrify Remote Areas Under a New Government Program

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has launched a new program called Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) to electrify all willing households in the country in rural ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
MoP Tariff based Bidding Guidelines

Hoping for REWA-Like Low Bids, Ministry of Power Issues Updated Competitive Bidding Guidelines

Effective immediately, the Ministry of Power has issued final guidelines for the tariff-based competitive bidding process for solar projects. The guidelines apply to large‑scale projects with a capacity of 5 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Energy Efficiency Services Limited Tenders 200 MW of Solar in Maharashtra

Energy Efficiency Services Limited Tenders 200 MW of Solar in Maharashtra

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a Joint Venture company of the Public-Sector Units of Ministry of Power and the Government of India, has tendered 200 MW of solar to ...
Power lines

Ministry of Power’s Proposal to Compensate for Grid Curtailment

The Ministry of Power is proposing  to set up a compensation mechanism for existing renewable energy projects which will enable them to protect the cash flows to an extent from ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Power DISCOM Ratings

Power DISCOM Ratings – Gujarat Top, Tripura Last

According to the “Integrated Rating for State Power Distribution Utilities” conducted by the Ministry of Power, the four Gujarat state power distribution utilities (DISCOMs) have emerged as top performers for ...
/ / Grid, T&D
LED

90 Million LED Bulbs Distributed Under UJALA Program in Financial Year 2015-2016

Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has distributed 90 million LED bulbs under the Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) program in the financial year 2015-16. Under the UJALA ...
Solar Installations in India to Double in the Next 15 Months According to Minister of Power

Solar Installations in India to Double in the Next 15 Months According to Minister of Power

According to the Indian Minister of Power, solar installations in India are expected to double in the next 15 months to cross 20 GW by June 2018. As of March ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
149 MW of Solar Installed Under Off-Grid Program

149 MW of Solar Installed Under Off-Grid Program

Standalone solar projects aggregating 149 MW have been installed in India under the off-grid program. The Ministry of Power is providing help to develop standalone solar power projects under off-grid ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Cumulative RE Installations

Cumulative Renewable Energy Installations Cross 50 GW in India

The share of renewable power in India’s energy mix continues to increase with cumulative installations now exceeding 50 GW. The solar sector is witnessing installations and project commissioning at a ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
UDAY Program Yet to Make a Positive Difference on the Power Sector

UDAY Program Yet to Make a Positive Difference on the Power Sector

The positive effects of the Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance Yojana (UDAY) on the power sector are yet to be seen. Currently, 16 states and one union territory have joined ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
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