Ministry Amends Guidelines to Procure Round-the-Clock Renewable Power

Ministry Amends Guidelines to Procure Round-the-Clock Renewable Power

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has amended the tariff-based competitive bidding process guidelines to procure round-the-clock (RTC) power from grid-connected renewable energy projects. The guidelines were first issued under Section ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rules Issued for Bundling Renewables and Storage With Thermal and Hydropower Projects

Rules Issued for Bundling Renewables and Storage With Thermal and Hydropower Projects

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued guidelines for competitive procurement of renewable power by thermal and hydropower generators under the Generation Flexibility Program. The program intends to allow flexibility ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: KP Energy to Build Wind Projects for Aditya Birla

Why India’s Wind Potential Still Remains Largely Untapped

The National Institute of Wind Energy, NIWE's recent resource assessment indicates a gross wind power potential of 302 GW in the country at 100-meter hub height and 695.50 GW at ...
Power Ministry Proposes Renewable Energy Central Pool with Uniform Tariffs

Power Ministry Proposes Renewable Energy Central Pool with Uniform Tariffs

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has suggested creating a central pool of interstate transmission systems (ISTS)-connected renewable energy sources from which an intermediary company will procure power to be supplied ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
GIB Issue Undergrounding 66 kV Transmission Lines for Power Evacuation Not Feasible

GIB Issue: Undergrounding 66 kV Transmission Lines for Power Evacuation Not Feasible

The Technical Expert Committee constituted to lay down the techno-economic norms on undergrounding of power lines has determined that undergrounding of transmission lines of 66 kV and above voltage levels ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Power Ministry Notifies Wind, Hydro and Energy Storage Purchase Obligation Up to 2030

Power Ministry Notifies Wind, Hydro and Energy Storage Purchase Obligation Up to 2030

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued the Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) and Energy Storage Obligation (ESO) until the financial year 2029-2030. A committee under the co-chairmanship of secretaries of ...
Government Invokes Emergency Provisions to Tide Over Coal Shortages in Power Plants

Government Invokes Emergency Provisions to Tide Over Coal Shortages in Power Plants

Faced with a severe coal shortage at coal-based thermal power plants leading to load shedding in many areas across India, the Ministry of Power has directed all imported coal-based power ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Developers Bear the Cost of Mismatch in Long-Term Access & Solar Project Commissioning (1)

Developers Bear the Cost of Mismatch in Long-Term Access & Solar Project Commissioning

Renewable energy project developers have been burdened with delay charges imposed by the Central Transmission Utility of India (CTU) for the mismatch between the deployment of long-term access to transmission ...
Ministry Invites Proposals to Establish Renewable Energy Equipment Manufacturing Zones

Ministry Invites Proposals to Establish Renewable Energy Equipment Manufacturing Zones

The Ministry of Power and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have issued an expression of interest (EoI) from state governments and special purpose vehicles (SPV) in partnership ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Ministry Appoints Conciliation Committees to Resolve Power Project Contract Disputes

Ministry Appoints Conciliation Committees to Resolve Power Project Contract Disputes

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has introduced a conciliation mechanism for settling contractual disputes regarding power projects implemented by central public sector undertakings (CPSUs) and developers under the administrative control ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
Transmission Networks Issues Rules to Plan Communication Systems for Transmission Networks

Ministry of Power Issues Rules to Plan Communication Systems for Transmission Networks

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has formulated guidelines for planning communication systems for new and existing inter-state transmission systems (ISTS) to help define their categories and the corresponding approval procedure ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Daily News Wrap-Up: Ministry Launches Smart Grid Knowledge Centre to Support Innovation

Daily News Wrap-Up: Ministry Launches Smart Grid Knowledge Centre to Support Innovation

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Union Minister for Power (MoP), R.K. Singh, and Minister of State for Power, Krishan Pal Gurjar, launched ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Power Minister Outlines Steps Taken to Integrate Renewables into the National Grid

Power Minister Outlines Steps Taken to Integrate Renewables into the National Grid

Union Power Minister R.K Singh, in a written reply to Lok Sabha (LS), highlighted the steps taken by the central government to facilitate renewable energy integration in the national interconnected ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Daily News Wrap-Up Bharat Petroleum Tenders for Solar Project Consultants

Daily News Wrap-Up: Bharat Petroleum Tenders for Solar Project Consultants

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited has invited a limited tender for an engaging project management consultant to install ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Projects Worth ₹308.02 Billion Approved to Strengthen Power Distribution Network

Projects Worth ₹308.02 Billion Approved to Strengthen Power Distribution Network

Projects worth ₹308.02 billion (~$4.12 billion) have been approved to date under the Integrated Power Development Program (IPDS), Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy, R.K. Singh, said in ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Daily News Wrap-Up: SBI Partners with Tata Power to Finance Solar Projects

Daily News Wrap-Up: SBI Partners with Tata Power to Finance Solar Projects

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: State Bank of India (SBI) launched a dedicated centralized processing cell - ‘Surya Shakti Cell,' in partnership ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Power Ministry to Empanel Members of Committee to Resolve Contractual Disputes

Power Ministry to Empanel Members of Committee to Resolve Contractual Disputes

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has invited an expression of interest (EoI) to empanel members of the conciliation committee of independent experts (CCIE) to resolve disputes in contracts of central ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Mercom India's Most Read News Stories from 2021

Mercom India’s Most Read News Stories from 2021

An eventful year for the renewable energy industry, 2021 presented opportunities and challenges in equal measure. New targets were set, and milestones crossed during the year, paving the way for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Top Developments in the Indian Energy Storage Sector in 2021

Top Developments in the Indian Energy Storage Sector in 2021

India aims to have 500 GW of non-fossil fuel capacity by 2030. While renewable energy installations are steadily increasing, the country lacks adequate energy storage solutions to support the integration ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
India Likely to Have Energy Surplus of 6.4% During 2021-22 CEA

India Likely to Have Energy Surplus of 6.4% During 2021-22: CEA

India is likely to have an energy surplus of 6.4% and a peak surplus of 9.1% for the year 2021-22, according to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) latest Load Generation ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Rise to ₹200.85 Billion in November

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Rise to ₹200.85 Billion in November

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹200.85 billion (~$2.67 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments at the end of November 2021, according to data released by the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
ISTS Charges to be Levied in Phases on Solar, Wind, Pumped Hydro & Battery Storage Projects

ISTS Charges to be Levied in Phases on Solar, Wind, Pumped Hydro & Battery Storage Projects

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has announced that inter-state transmission system (ISTS) charges will be levied on renewable energy projects, including solar, wind, pumped hydro storage, and  projects with battery ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Detailed Rules on Bundling Renewables With Thermal & Hydropower Under Existing PPAs

Detailed Rules on Bundling Renewables With Thermal & Hydropower Under Existing PPAs

The Ministry of Power has outlined a detailed mechanism allowing the bundling of thermal and hydropower projects with standalone renewable energy projects or renewable energy projects with battery storage systems ...
Ministry Allows Bundling Renewables To Replace Thermal Power Under Existing PPAs

Ministry Allows Bundling Renewables To Replace Thermal Power Under Existing PPAs

The Ministry of Power (MoP) and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have issued revised guidelines for thermal power generation companies to either set up renewable energy generation capacities ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: Ashok Leyland’s EV Arm to Operate 300 Electric Buses in Bengaluru

Daily News Wrap-Up: Ashok Leyland’s EV Arm to Operate 300 Electric Buses in Bengaluru

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Switch Mobility, the electric vehicle arm of Ashok Leyland, has landed an order to supply and operate ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy