EESL Floats Tender for 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

EESL Floats Tender for 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture between the public-sector units of the Ministry of Power and the central government, has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) to ...
RK Singh Advises Generation Companies to Utilize Renewables to Meet Commitments

RK Singh Returns as the Union Power Minister Under PM Modi’s New Cabinet

Former IAS officer turned bureaucrat politician R.K. Singh has returned as the Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) under team Modi 2.0. He ...
BHEL Installs First Solar-Based EV Charger Along Delhi-Chandigarh Highway

BHEL Installs First Solar-Based EV Charger Along Delhi-Chandigarh Highway

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a Navratna public sector undertaking, has inaugurated a solar-based electric vehicle charger on the Delhi-Chandigarh highway. The charging station, located in Haryana’s Sonepat, is the ...
Indian Solar Rooftop Startup ZunRoof Raises Series A Funding Worth $1.2 Million

Indian Solar Rooftop Startup ZunRoof Raises Series A Funding Worth $1.2 Million

ZunRoof, an Indian solar rooftop startup, has raised another fresh round of series A funding of $1.2 million from Godrej properties. ZunRoof specializes in solar rooftop design, installation, and management using computer ...
Open Access Consumers in Gujarat to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.44/kWh

Ministry of Power Sets Committee to Recommend Solutions for Payment Delays by DISCOMs

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has constituted a new committee to study and submit its recommendations into the issue of delayed payments by distribution companies (DISCOMS) to power generating companies ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Bihar DISCOMs Liable to Pay Penalty in Case of Non-fulfillment of Solar RPO

Neighboring Countries Can Now Buy Renewable Energy from Indian Power Generators

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued new guidelines for import and export of electricity and power trading with neighboring countries. The 2018 guidelines will replace the existing guidelines on cross border trade ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Government Plans to Make All Electricity Meters in India Smart Prepaid in Three Years

Government Plans to Make All Electricity Meters in India Smart Prepaid in Three Years

Starting from April, 2019, the government has planned to replace all existing electricity meters in the country with smart prepaid meters. The process of switching over is expected to take ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Upper Tariff Ceiling of ₹3.25/kWh Set for 500 MW Solar Tender in Uttar Pradesh

Solar Curtailment Still an Issue for Power Developers in India

Solar project developers in the country continue to face curtailment issues and when it comes to states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, among others, the issue of curtailment is ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Government Mulls Imposing a Penalty on DISCOMs for Unscheduled Power Cuts

Government Mulls Imposing a Penalty on DISCOMs for Unscheduled Power Cuts

Soon, distribution companies (DISCOMs) might have to pay a penalty for load shedding other than unforeseeable conditions or technical faults. R.K. Singh, the Minister of Power, apprised the Lower House ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Spot Power Price Declines by 7% to ₹3.46/kWh in July but Still Higher than Solar Tariffs

India’s Power Utilities’ Ratings Over the Last Year Decline Slightly

The Ministry of Power (MoP) recently released its sixth annual integrated ratings for the state distribution utilities. Out of the 41 utilities that were covered in the report, five utilities ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Top DISCOMs Achieving 100% Household Electrification Could be Rewarded ₹500 Million

Top DISCOMs Achieving 100% Household Electrification Could be Rewarded ₹500 Million

The Ministry of Power (MoP) is thinking of providing incentives to distribution companies (DISCOMs) and its employees who meet the household electrification target under Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
India’s Peak Power Supply Deficit Dipped to 0.7% in Q1 FY 2018-19

Will States Comply with the New Solar RPO Target?

The Ministry for Power recently announced revised solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) goals for up to FY 2012-22. RPO is the single most important policy driving renewable energy installations in ...
CERC Amends Regulations for Open Access in Interstate Transmission

Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Power Procurement from Solar Projects Amended

The Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India, has amended the competitive bidding guidelines for the procurement of power from grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. Amendments The MoP has increased ...
Tamil Nadu Launches Procedure for Deviation Settlement of Wind and Solar Projects

₹2.09 Trillion in DISCOM Debt Taken Over by States Under UDAY

States participating in the Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance Yojana (UDAY) have taken over debt of ₹2.09 trillion (~$32.5 billion) from their DISCOMs. This is almost half of the ₹4.3 ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
CEA Asks Utilities to Follow Advisory Mandating Use of Domestic Materials for Government Projects

CEA Asks Utilities to Follow Advisory Mandating Use of Domestic Materials for Government Projects

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has requested utilities to ensure that they follow the advisory mandating the use of domestic materials and equipment in government projects. Utilities in various states ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Ministry of Power Announces Waiver of Inter-State Transmission Charges and Losses for Solar and Wind Projects

Ministry of Power Announces Waiver of Inter-State Transmission Charges and Losses for Solar and Wind Projects

The Ministry of Power has announced a waiver of inter-state transmission charges and losses for wind and solar projects in a push to encourage the growth of renewable energy generation ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar