Andhra Pradesh Objects to Amendments Proposed in the Electricity Act

Andhra Pradesh Objects to Amendments Proposed in the Electricity Act

In a letter to the Ministry of Power, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has expressed disagreement with the government’s proposed amendments to the Electricity Act. In April, Mercom ...
Guidelines Revised for EV Charging Infrastructure

Guidelines Revised for EV Charging Infrastructure

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued an amendment to its guidelines and standards for the charging infrastructure of electric vehicles (EVs). The guidelines were issued by the Ministry in ...
PGCIL Approves ₹10.75 Billion As Rebate to DISCOMs on ISTS Charges Amid COVID Crisis

PGCIL Approves ₹10.75 Billion as Rebate to DISCOMs on ISTS Charges Amid COVID Crisis

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) announced that it had approved ₹10.75 billion (~$142.5 million) as a one-time consolidated rebate to distribution companies (DISCOMs) and power departments of ...
Military Engineer Services Issues Tender for Solar Power Supply to LED Lights for Indian Navy

Military Engineer Services Issues Tender for Solar Power Supply to LED Lights for Indian Navy

The Military Engineer Services (MES) has invited bids for off-grid solar electric supply to LED pathway lights at Nofra under GE Gomantak, Vasco. Gomantak is the headquarters of the Indian ...
Chhattisgarh Commission Issues Amendment to RPO Regulations for Captive Projects

Chhattisgarh Commission Issues Amendment to RPO Regulations for Captive Power Projects

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued an amendment to its regulation for captive generating projects. These regulations deal with the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets to be ...
CERC Issues Guidelines for Inter-State Transmission Charges for Solar and Wind Projects

CERC Issues Guidelines for Inter-State Transmission Charges for Solar and Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued new guidelines for inter-state transmission charges and losses. The guidelines shed light on the responsibilities of the nodal agencies and the calculation ...
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 5 GW of Renewable Power Bundled with Thermal

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 5 GW of Renewable Power Bundled with Thermal

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the deadline for the submission of bids to supply 5 GW of round-the-clock (RTC) power from grid-connected renewable power projects, bundled ...
Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in April

Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in April

The month of April witnessed several important events that might have a significant impact on the renewable energy sector going forward. Here are some of the important developments in April ...
DISCOMs’ Obligation to Pay for Power Within 45 Days of Raising Letter of Credit Remains

DISCOMs’ Obligation to Pay for Power Within 45 Days of Raising Letter of Credit Remains

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued a clarification regarding letters of credit (LoC) to be given by distribution companies (DISCOMs). It stated that DISCOMs are expected to deposit LoCs for ...
Ministry of Power Revises Local Content Requirements in Power Distribution Components

Ministry of Power Revises Local Content Requirements in Power Distribution Components

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued a public procurement order with revised requirements for locally made components in electrical equipment used in the power distribution center. The Ministry issued ...
HPPC Asked to Study Commercial Viability of its Solar Project with Battery Storage

SECI Gets Approval to Sell 600 MW of Solar Power to Haryana and Bihar at ₹2.44/kWh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved a tariff of ₹2.44 (~$0.034)/kWh adopted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to sell 600 MW of solar power allocated ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Jharkhand Issues New Regulations for Renewable Purchase Obligation

Jharkhand Issues New Regulations for Renewable Purchase Obligation

The Jharkhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) has come up with regulations for Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) for obligated entities within the state. The earlier regulations are set to expire in ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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 ...
Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables from November 2019

Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables from November 2019

The month of November witnessed some key policy announcements and modifications in the domestic renewable industry, especially solar. During the course of the month, the central and state government agencies ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 1.2 GW Wind Tender

SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 1.2 GW Wind Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the deadline for the submission of bids for its 1,200 MW wind tender. The new bid submission deadline for the tender ...
/ / Wind
RK Singh Sheds Light on Center’s Dispute with Andhra Pradesh over Solar, Wind Tariffs

RK Singh Sheds Light on Center’s Dispute with Andhra Pradesh over Solar, Wind Tariffs

In response to a question raised in the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister R.K. Singh has shed light on the ongoing renewable energy dispute between Andhra Pradesh government and the ...
A Recap of Policy Highlights from India’s Renewables and Solar Industry in July 2019

A Recap of Policy Highlights from India’s Renewables and Solar Industry in July 2019

The month of July was filled with announcements on policy amendments and regulations. Some of the important policy announcements included the deviation settlement mechanism (DSM), solar park program, standardization issues, ...
Ministry of Power Amends Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Procurement

Ministry of Power Amends Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Procurement

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has amended the competitive bidding guidelines for the procurement of power from grid-connected wind energy projects. This is the first time that these competitive bidding guidelines for ...
/ / Other, Wind
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