MNRE Amends Guidelines for Selection of Solar Park Developers

MNRE Amends Guidelines for Selection of Solar Park Developers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the selection of solar power park developers (SPPDs) through tariff-based competitive bidding process. The MNRE has amended ...
Lack of ISTS Connectivity Results in Postponement of 4 GW of Solar Tenders

Lack of ISTS Connectivity Results in Delay of 7 GW of Solar Auctions

The lack of inter-state transmission system (ISTS) connectivity is hampering the growth of renewables, especially solar in India. In the past few days, the implementing agencies have postponed bid-submission deadlines ...
Storms Affect Solar Assets in North Indian States

Storms Affect Solar Assets in North Indian States

North Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and adjoining regions have seen an unusual spate of dust storms recently. In an unfortunate event that cost many lives, the recent ...
Indian Solar Developers Urge MNRE to Postpone Auctions Due to Transmission Issues

Indian Solar Developers Urge MNRE to Postpone Auctions Due to Transmission Issues

The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) has written to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), seeking postponement of scheduled auctions for projects, considering the ongoing transmission issues. The project ...
Sprng Energy, Ayana and SB Energy are the Winners in 750 MW NTPC Auction

Sprng Energy, Ayana and SB Energy are the Winners in 750 MW NTPC Auction

Sprng Energy, Ayana Renewable Power, and SB Energy were winners in the recently conducted auction by the National Thermal Corporation of India (NTPC) for 750 MW of solar projects in ...
NTPC and Reliance Energy Commission EV Charging Stations for their Fleet

NTPC and Reliance Energy Commission EV Charging Stations for their Fleet

The domestic Electric Vehicle (EV) market is emerging out of its nascent stage in India and expanding rapidly as a means of intelligent and sustainable transportation. Along with the surge ...
Mahindra Susten Emerges as Lowest Bidder in NLC India’s 20 MW Solar with BESS Auction

Mahindra Susten Emerges as Lowest Bidder in NLC India’s 20 MW Solar with BESS Auction

Mahindra Susten has emerged as the lowest (L1) bidder in the auction held by Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) India for the development of 20 MW of solar project with battery ...
Over 3 GW of Solar Tendered and 1 GW Auctioned in March 2018

Over 3 GW of Solar Tendered and 1 GW Auctioned in March 2018

In March 2018, more than 3 GW of solar projects were tendered but just 1 GW of solar projects were auctioned across India according to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker ...
Wind Tender 2 GW NTPC

NTPC Tenders 2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind to Avail Benefits of ISTS Waiver

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has forayed into competitive wind auctions in a big way and issued a mega tender for the development of 2 GW of interstate transmission ...
/ / Other, Wind
NTPC Retenders 25 MW of Solar Projects with Battery Storage in Andaman & Nicobar

NTPC Retenders 25 MW of Solar Projects with Battery Storage in Andaman & Nicobar

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has tendered a total of 25 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with battery energy storage systems (BESS) to be developed on the island ...
NTPC Issues Tender to Develop EV Charging Infrastructure in Jabalpur

NTPC Issues Tender to Develop EV Charging Infrastructure in Jabalpur

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a tender for the development of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. The bid-submission deadline is April 16, 2018 ...
NTPC Tenders 2.75 GW Grid-Connected Solar PV Projects to be Developed Across India

NTPC Tenders 2,750 MW Grid-Connected Solar Projects to be Developed Across India

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has tendered a total of 2,750 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed across the country. NTPC has tendered 750 MW ...
Almost 10 GW of Solar Tendered and 6 GW Auctioned in India in 2017

Almost 10 GW of Solar Tendered and 6 GW Auctioned in India in 2017

Indian government agencies announced tenders for more than 9.5 GW and auctions for 6 GW in 2017, according to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker. The year began on a high ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
NTPC May Raise $2.49 Billion to Expand Electricity Generation Capacity

NTPC May Raise $2.49 Billion to Expand Electricity Generation Capacity

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) may hit the market next year to raise ₹160 billion (~$2.49 billion) for the expansion of its electricity generation capacity. According to a report by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India’s 100 MW Solar Target is at the Mercy of States and Conflicting Government Policies

India’s 100 GW Solar Target is at the Mercy of States and Conflicting Government Policies

India’s push to promote clean energy development marks an important chapter in its growth story that could create a more sustainable future, but only if its various government agencies can ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
CEA Asks States to Use 5-10% Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in Thermal Plants

CEA Asks States to Use 5-10% Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in Thermal Plants

To help tackle air pollution issues, the Ministry of Power has issued a policy that calls for using 5-10 percent of biomass pellets alongside coal for power generation in thermal ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
NTPC to Tender 20 GW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Under Developer Mode

NTPC to Tender 20 GW of Grid-Connected Solar PV Under Developer Mode

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has announced that it will tender 20 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in coming years. The decision was announced at the ninth ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Fate of NTPC’s 750 MW Auction at Pavagada Solar Park Appears Uncertain

Fate of NTPC’s 750 MW Auction at Pavagada Solar Park Appears Uncertain

Speculation regarding the possible cancellation of the National Thermal Power Corporation’s (NTPC) auction for 750 MW of grid-connected solar at the Pavagada Solar Park has heated up again. The notion ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Invites EoIs to Develop 160 MW Solar Wind Hybrid Project with Energy Storage

SECI Invites EoIs to Develop 160 MW Solar Wind Hybrid Project with Energy Storage

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) from engineering, procurement, and construction contractors to develop a 160 MW large-scale solar wind hybrid project with ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Azure Power Commissions 100 MW Grid-Connected Solar Project in Telangana

Azure Power Commissions 100 MW Grid-Connected Solar Project in Telangana

Azure Power, an independent solar power producer, commissioned a 100 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Telangana. The 100 MW grid-connected solar PV project is spread over an area ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Tata Power Sets Up Additional EV Charging Stations in Mumbai

Tata Power Sets Up Additional EV Charging Stations in Mumbai

Tata Power has announced new additions to its strategic network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in India’s financial capital of Mumbai. The domestic integrated power company is developing two ...
NTPC Annuls 250 MW DCR Auction

NTPC Annuls 250 MW DCR Auction

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has annulled a 250 MW Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) category auction, which was held in October 2017. A senior NTPC official confirmed the annulment ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
PSA for Kadapa Solar Project Signed, PPA to be Signed on January 10

PSA for Kadapa Solar Project Signed, PPA to be Signed on January 10

The Power Sale Agreement (PSA) for the sale of power generated from the 250 MW solar project which will be developed in Andhra Pradesh’s Kadapa Solar Park, has been signed ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
TPREL Commissions 50 MW DCR Solar Project in Pavagada Solar Park

TPREL Commissions 50 MW DCR Solar Project in Pavagada Solar Park

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL), a Tata Power subsidiary, has commissioned a 50 MW Domestic Content Requirement (DCR) category solar project at Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka, which covers ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
TPREL Commissions 100 MW Solar Project at Pavagada Solar Park

TPREL Commissions 100 MW Solar Project at Pavagada Solar Park

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL) has commissioned a 100 MW grid-connected solar project at the Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka. The project was developed in two, 50 MW blocks ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale