Manufacturers Need Extension for ALMM as Solar Industry Copes with Coronavirus

Manufacturers Need Extension for ALMM as Solar Industry Copes with Coronavirus

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) decision to mandate the implementation of the approved list of models and manufacturers (ALMM) for government projects starting March 31, 2020, may ...
MNRE to Encourage Innovative Solar Pump Technologies Under KUSUM

MNRE to Encourage Innovative Solar Pump Technologies Under KUSUM

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines for the installation of innovative standalone solar pumps and has invited comments and suggestions from stakeholders. The last ...
MNRE Orders Timely Payment and ‘Must-Run’ Status to Renewable Stations During Lockdown

MNRE Orders Timely Payment and ‘Must-Run’ Status to Renewable Stations During Lockdown

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding the payment to renewable energy generating stations during the moratorium provided to distribution companies (DISCOMs) by the ...
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 ...
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Madhya Pradesh Asks Ministry of Power Not to Take Action for Payment Delays

Madhya Pradesh Asks Ministry of Power Not to Take Action for Payment Delays

The Coronavirus outbreak has created an unprecedented situation with the country in a state of complete lockdown declared by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) from March 24, 2020, to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Modhera Sun Temple Gets ₹650 Million Grant for 6 MW Solar, 15 MWh Battery Energy Storage System

Modhera Sun Temple Gets ₹650 Million Grant for 6 MW Solar, 15 MWh Battery Energy Storage System

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced a grant of ₹650 million (~$8.63 million) towards a program for the solarization of the Sun Temple in Modhera, Gujarat, ...
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
NTPC Acquires North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited

NTPC Acquires North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited

The National Thermal Power Corporation of India (NTPC) has acquired 3,60,98,09,800 equity shares in the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (The share purchase agreement represents an amount of ₹40 ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Mercom Coronavirus Live Updates_ Effect on Clean Energy in India

Mercom Coronavirus Live Updates: Effect on Clean Energy in India

The impact of Coronavirus has finally reached the Indian clean energy sector. Mercom had forecasted solar installations in India to grow by 17% year-over-year due to a strong pipeline of ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Staff at Renewable Generating Stations Allowed to Work During COVID-19 Lockdown

Staff at Renewable Generating Stations Allowed to Work During COVID-19 Lockdown

According to the order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, all offices of the government of India, its autonomous and subordinate offices, and pubic corporations will remain closed except ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
Pay GST, Safeguard Duty Compensation to Solar Developers in 60 Days_ MNRE to SECI and NTPC

Pay GST, Safeguard Duty Compensation to Solar Developers in 60 Days: MNRE to SECI and NTPC

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released a circular stating that Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Safeguard Duty (SGD) compensation to solar project developers should be ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Committee on Energy Skeptical About India's Chances of Meeting its 2022 Solar Target

Committee on Energy Skeptical About India’s Chances of Meeting its 2022 Solar Target

The Standing Committee on Energy has presented the third report on the demands for grants of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) for the year financial year (FY) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Renewable Supply Chain Disruption Due to Coronavirus to Be Treated As Force Majeure

Renewable Supply Chain Disruption Due to Coronavirus to Be Treated As Force Majeure

Considering the adverse impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the global economy, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an official memorandum which states that the time ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Kerala Gets Approval to Set Up 50 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Kerala Gets Approval to Set Up 50 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has approved the proposal by Kerala State Electricity Board’s (KSEB) for implementing 50 MW of grid-connected solar rooftop PV projects under the Phase ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
MNRE’s Move to Remove Tariff Caps for Solar & Wind Tenders Boosts Market Sentiment

MNRE’s Move to Remove Tariff Caps for Solar & Wind Tenders Boosts Market Sentiment

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) had recently communicated that the upper ceiling tariffs would no longer be prescribed in future bids for solar and wind projects. Many ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NTPC Invites Bids for a 23 MW Solar Inverter Package for Solar Project in Maharashtra

NTPC Invites Bids for Solar Inverter Package for a 23 MW Solar Project in Maharashtra

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids for a solar inverter package of 23 MW for a solar power project at Solapur in Maharashtra. The scope of work ...
MNRE Addresses Transmission Infrastructure Delays Facing Solar & Wind Developers

MNRE Addresses Transmission Infrastructure Delays Facing Solar & Wind Developers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum to address the time gap between the commissioning of the transmission system and renewable energy (RE) generating projects ...
/ / Grid, Other
Gujarat’s 500 MW Solar Tender Undersubscribed by 70 MW

Gujarat’s 500 MW Solar Tender Undersubscribed by 70 MW

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has announced the list of technical bidders for the purchase of power from 500 MW of grid-connected solar projects (Phase VIII). Tata Power, ...
MNRE Mulls Alternatives for EMD & PBG to Ease Liquidity in the Solar Sector

MNRE Mulls Alternatives for EMD & PBG to Ease Liquidity in the Solar Sector

MNRE is considering alternative arrangements for earnest money deposits (EMDs) and performance guarantees (PBGs) submitted by developers to Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the National Thermal Power Corporation ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
No More Tariff Caps for Solar and Wind Tenders

No More Tariff Caps for Solar and Wind Tenders

In an important and positive announcement for the domestic renewable industry, the Ministry for New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) said that upper ceiling tariffs or tariff caps will no longer ...
Important Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in February 2020

Important Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in February 2020

February was a busy month for the domestic renewable sector, with many important events and announcements making the headlines. There were several important announcements in the month, including the Union ...
Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from April 2019

Policy Highlights for Solar and Other Renewables From February 2020

The month of February witnessed a slew of announcements, both at the center and the state level. The two most critical policy announcements were related to Coronavirus and the basic ...
Haryana to Procure 250 MW of Solar Power Through SECI at ₹2.54_kWh

Haryana to Procure 250 MW of Solar Power Through SECI at ₹2.54/kWh

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has approved the petition to procure 250 MW of solar power from the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). The Haryana Power Purchase Center ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rajasthan Sets ₹3.14_kWh as Levelized Tariff for Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

Rajasthan Sets ₹3.14/kWh as Levelized Tariff for Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has set the pre-fixed levelized tariff for Component-A of the Pradhan Mantri-Kisan Urja Suraksha Evan Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) program at ₹3.14 (~$0.044)/kWh. The Commission ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
To Curb Misuse, MNRE to Take Action Against Those Importing Solar Cells for DCR Projects

To Curb Misuse, MNRE to Take Action Against Those Importing Solar Cells for DCR Projects

The Ministry of new and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has decided that strict action will be taken against those solar project developers that are using imported solar cells and modules to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar