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 ...
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 ...
MNRE Orders Setting Up of Dispute Resolution Committee for Solar and Wind Sector

MNRE Orders Setting Up of Dispute Resolution Committee for Solar and Wind Sectors

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an order to establish a system to resolve disputes between solar and wind energy developers and the Solar Energy Corporation ...
BHEL Bags Two EPC Orders for 200 MW of Solar Projects Worth ₹8 Billion

BHEL Bags Two EPC Orders for 200 MW of Solar Projects Worth ₹8 Billion

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited’s (BHEL), a public sector undertaking (PSU) involved in the manufacturing of electrical equipment, has won two engineering procurement and construction (EPC) orders for setting up solar ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Uttar Pradesh’s 500 MW Solar Tender Receives Bids from Only Two Developers Totaling 90 MW

Uttar Pradesh’s 500 MW Solar Tender Receives Bids from Only Two Developers Totaling 90 MW

Just three bids submitted by two bidders totaling 90 MW capacity have been received by the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) in response to its tender ...
NTPC and East Delhi Municipal Corporation Form JV to Start Waste to Energy Project

NTPC and East Delhi Municipal Corporation Form JV to Start Waste to Energy Project

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) have come together to sign a joint venture company (JVC) to harness municipal waste into green energy. As ...
REIL’s New Tender Calls for Manufacturing of 25,000 Crystalline Solar Modules

NTPC Invites Bids for a 160 MW Solar Project to be Developed in Rajasthan

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has invited bids for a 160 MW solar project in Jetsar, Rajasthan. The scope of work includes the design, engineering, manufacturing, supply, packing ...
NTPC Issues EPC Tender for 1 GW of Solar Projects Under Phase-II of CPSU Program

NTPC Issues EPC Tender for 1 GW of Solar Projects Under Phase-II of CPSU Program

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) is on the lookout for engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractors to set up 1 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects under Phase-II ...
Total Solar Module Defects Up By 34% YoY Globally in 2018: DuPont Survey

NTPC’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender Gets Another Bid Extension

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has extended the bid submission deadline for its tender for 1.2 GW interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected  solar projects in western India. The NTPC had ...
Tirupati Smart City Invites Tender for 6 MW of Solar Projects

ISA Invites Member Countries to Endorse Organizations for Developing Solar Projects

In a letter to member countries, the International Solar Alliance (ISA) has invited government owned/public sector companies which have an operating solar capacity greater than 250 MW to submit proposals ...
China Approves Over 20 GW of Subsidy-Free Wind and Solar Projects

NTPC Issues Tender Inviting Government Entities to Procure Power from 1 GW of Solar Projects

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has issued tender inviting government entities to procure power from 1 GW of solar projects. The projects have been tendered under the DCR ...
Kerala Electricity Board Cancels 200 MW Solar Tender

Kerala Electricity Board Cancels 200 MW Solar Tender

The Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEBL) has passed an order for the cancellation of a tender for 200 MW of ground-mounted solar power projects in Kerala. It has also ...
SECI’s 20 MW Floating Solar in Lakshadweep With 60 MW of Battery Storage Gets Bid Extension

SECI’s 20 MW Floating Solar in Lakshadweep With 60 MW of Battery Storage Gets Bid Extension

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has notified an extension in the bid submission deadline for 20 MW (AC) floating solar PV power project with 60 MWh Battery Energy ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
CERC Grants Electricity Trading License to NTPC to Expedite Solar and Wind Projects

CERC to Grant Electricity Trading License to NTPC to Expedite Solar and Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed to grant the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) electricity trading license in India. The license is to be granted to help the ...
Payment Security Mechanism for Solar Projects under VGF Program Gets ₹5 Billion Fund

Payment Delays in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu Hit Solar and Wind Developers

Payment delays are becoming a problem again for solar and wind project developers in India especially in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana. Some instances in Madhya Pradesh and a ...
CERC Directs NTPC to Return Bank Guarantees of Three Developers in Bhadla Solar Park

CERC Directs NTPC to Return Bank Guarantees of Three Developers in Bhadla Solar Park

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ruled in favor of three independent power producers (IPPs) regarding the payment of their performance bank guarantee (PBG) to the tune of ₹255 ...