DISCOMs in the Top Renewable States are the Biggest Defaulters as Dues Reach ₹69 Billion

DISCOMs in the Top Renewable States are the Biggest Defaulters as Dues Reach ₹69 Billion

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the top renewable energy generating states of the country are the biggest defaulters when it comes to paying dues for the power procured from renewable projects ...
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NTPC Seeks to Procure 100 MW of Solar or Wind Power with a Tariff Cap of ₹3/kWh

NTPC Seeks to Procure 100 MW of Solar or Wind Power with a Tariff Cap of ₹3/kWh

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a tender to procure 100 MW of power from solar or wind power projects. The bid submission deadline is September 11, 2019 ...
NTPC Announces Tender for 1,200 MW of Solar Projects to be Set Up Across India

NTPC Announces Tender for 1,200 MW of Solar Projects to be Set Up Across India

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a tender to set up 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected solar projects anywhere in India. The tender documents will ...
Over 1 GW of Solar Tenders Floated But No Auctions in July 2019

Over 1 GW of Solar Tenders Floated But No Auctions in July 2019

After witnessing a huge surge in tender announcements in June 2019, the tender and auction activity slowed down in July. Nearly 800 MW of solar projects were tendered, 300 MW ...
Was Setting Upper Tariff Cap a Deterrent for NTPC’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender_

Was Setting Upper Tariff Cap a Deterrent for NTPC’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender?

Tariff caps are often not acceptable to developers planning on executing solar projects in India. The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC), has had to extend again the bid-submission deadline for 1.2 ...
NTPC Once Again Extends Bidding Deadline for 1 GW Solar Under CPSU Program

NTPC Once Again Extends Bidding Deadline for 1 GW Solar Under CPSU Program

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC), has again extended the bid submission deadline for 1,000 MW of solar projects under the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Program Phase II, ...
NTPC Retenders 20 MW of Floating Solar Projects for its Gas Plant in Uttar Pradesh

NTPC Retenders 20 MW of Floating Solar Projects for its Gas Plant in Uttar Pradesh

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has retendered and invited fresh bids for a 20 MW floating solar project. The project is to be established at the reservoir of NTPC ...
Central Grants to be Repaid with Interest If Solar Parks Are Not Developed on Time

Central Grants to be Repaid with Interest If Solar Parks Are Not Developed on Time

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued new guidelines incorporating changes in the project timelines for the development of solar parks in the country. These guidelines are ...
Andhra High Court Imposes Stay Order on State’s Move to Reduce Solar & Wind Tariffs

Andhra High Court Imposes Stay Order on State’s Move to Reduce Solar & Wind Tariffs

Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company’s (APSPDCL) decision to revise solar and wind tariffs have been dealt another blow. In a significant order that reviewed writ petitions by nine developers, ...
BHEL Issues O&M Tender for 1.4 MW of Solar Projects in Assam

BHEL Issues O&M Tender for 1.4 MW of Solar Projects in Assam

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has issued an operation and maintenance tender for rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) and ground-mounted solar PV projects aggregating 1.42 MW at various locations of Oil ...
SECI’s CPSU Tender for 2 GW of Solar Projects Left Undersubscribed by 932 MW

SECI’s CPSU Tender for 2 GW of Solar Projects Left Undersubscribed by 932 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s tender for setting up 2,000 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects (Tranche-I) under the second phase of the Central Public Sector ...
SECI’s 1,200 MW Wind Tender Receives Bids Totaling 2,190 MW

Opposing PPA Reviews, Renewable Developers Move High Court Against Andhra DISCOM

After the state distribution company (DISCOM) issued letters to entities and developers to revise tariffs for solar and wind projects which already have power purchase and sale agreements (PPAs and ...
SECI & NTPC Say No to Andhra DISCOM’s Request to Renegotiate Solar Tariff

SECI & NTPC Say No to Andhra DISCOM’s Request to Renegotiate Solar Tariff

The future of solar photovoltaic (PV) project development in Andhra Pradesh appears gloomy amid an apparent disconnect between the developers and the state. After the state distribution company (DISCOM) issued ...
NTPC Invites Vendors to Enlist for Developing EV Charging Stations

NTPC Invites Vendors to Enlist for Developing EV Charging Stations

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited vendors to enlist for the infrastructure development of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The bid-submission deadline is August 2, 2019. The scope ...
Andhra Pradesh’s Decision to Renegotiate Solar and Wind PPAs Sets Bad Precedent

Andhra Pradesh’s Decision to Renegotiate Solar and Wind PPAs Sets Bad Precedent

In a surprise announcement on July 1, 2019, the Andhra Pradesh government said it was going to review the power purchase agreements (PPAs) signed between the state’s electricity distribution companies ...
Solar Developer Approaches APTEL Against Andhra Govt’s Move to Reduce PPA Tariff

Solar Developer Approaches APTEL Against Andhra Govt’s Move to Reduce PPA Tariff

The ongoing turbulence in the state of Andhra Pradesh regarding the renegotiations of solar and wind PPAs does not appear to be ending anytime soon. In the latest development, a ...
After SECI, Andhra Govt Writes to NTPC for Revision of Tariff for 1.25 GW of Solar Projects

After SECI, Andhra Govt Writes to NTPC for Revision of Tariff for 1.25 GW of Solar Projects

After writing to the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) seeking a revision in the power sale agreements (PSAs) for 400 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, the Andhra ...
BHEL Bags ₹1 Billion EPC Order for a 25 MW Floating Solar Project in Andhra Pradesh

BHEL Bags ₹1 Billion EPC Order for a 25 MW Floating Solar Project in Andhra Pradesh

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), an engineering and manufacturing company, recently bagged an order for setting up a 25 MW floating solar photovoltaic (SPV) power project located in Simhadri, Andhra ...
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NTPC Gets Category I License for Inter-State Trading of Electricity

NTPC Gets Category I License for Inter-State Trading of Electricity

In a significant development for the country’s power sector, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has granted a ‘Category I Electricity Trading License’ to the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
NTPC Invites EPC Vendors to Enlist for Solar Projects Between 10-50 MW

NTPC Invites EPC Vendors to Enlist for Solar Projects Between 10-50 MW

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued tender inviting applications from eligible vendors for the enlistment of engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) bidders to develop floating or ground-mounted solar ...
13 GW of Solar Projects Tendered in June as Procurement Activity Surges Post Elections

13 GW of Solar Projects Tendered in June as Procurement Activity Surges Post Elections

The month of June 2019 witnessed a big surge in tender announcements, compared to just 119 MW tendered in May 2019. Solar project auction activity also increased slightly in the ...
MNRE Details Role and Responsibilities of DISCOMs Under the 12 GW Solar CPSU Program

MNRE Details Roles and Responsibilities of DISCOMs Under the 12 GW Solar CPSU Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification regarding the modalities and role of distribution companies (DISCOMs) to ensure the smooth implementation of the second phase ...
Important News Snippets from India’s Renewable Industry in June 2019

Important News Snippets from India’s Renewable Industry in June 2019

In the month of June 2019, the most important news development in India’s renewable industry came from the United States with President Trump ending India’s designation as a beneficiary developing ...
NTPC and Power Grid Corporation Form a JV to Enter Consumer Electricity Distribution Business

NTPC and Power Grid Corporation Form a JV to Enter Consumer Electricity Distribution Business

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) and the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) have signed an agreement to form a joint venture. The joint venture, called the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NTPC Wins Uttar Pradesh’s 500 MW Solar Auction with Lowest Tariff of ₹3.02/kWh

NTPC Wins Uttar Pradesh’s 500 MW Solar Auction with Lowest Tariff of ₹3.02/kWh

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has emerged as the lowest bidder in the auction for 500 MW of grid-connected solar projects conducted by the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable ...