CERC Rules in Favor of Solar Developer ACME, Asks PGCIL To Grant Medium-Term Open Access

CERC Rules in Favor of Solar Developer ACME, Asks PGCIL To Grant Medium-Term Open Access

In response to a petition by ACME Holding, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has asked Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) to notify ACME the date of operationalization ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Power Grid to Invest ₹25.8B To Build Transmission System in Rajasthan’s Solar Zone

Power Grid to Invest ₹25.8B To Build Transmission System in Rajasthan’s Solar Zone

The state-run Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has approved ₹25.8 billion (~$358 million) to develop a transmission system for solar energy zones in Rajasthan. The transmission network has ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
Power Grid to Build Transmission Network in Gujarat & Rajasthan to Evacuate Renewables

Power Grid to Build Transmission Network in Gujarat & Rajasthan to Evacuate Renewables

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has won two contracts to set up transmission infrastructure to evacuate power generated from renewable projects. PGCIL emerged as the successful bidder ...
/ / Grid, T&D
India’s Transmission Infrastructure Struggles to Keep Up With Wind and Solar Additions

India’s Transmission Infrastructure Struggles to Keep Up With Wind and Solar Additions

With the expected surge in electricity demand over the coming decade and the rapid installation of solar and wind, India’s transmission and distribution system will require significant expansion sooner than ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
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
CERC Dismisses Adani Green’s Petition Against Power Grid Corporation

CERC Dismisses Adani Green’s Petition Against Power Grid Corporation

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission has announced its ruling in a case that involved Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) and Power Grid Corporation Limited (PGCIL). The case was about three ...
PGCIL Proposes Blueprint for Solar and Wind Power Evacuation from Western Region

PGCIL Proposes Blueprint for Solar and Wind Power Evacuation from Western Region

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has come up with a detailed proposal for establishing a transmission system for the evacuation of power from potential solar and wind ...
No Increase in RPO of Captive Projects if Additional Capacity Not Added_ Ministry of Power

Power Grid Corporation Helps Restore Power Supply in Cyclone-Ravaged Odisha

After the fury of cyclone Fani subsided, the power supply and infrastructure in Odisha were in total disarray. Reportedly the strongest cyclone to have hit any Indian state in the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
SECI’s 3 GW Solar Tender with Manufacturing Gets Another Bid Deadline Extension

South Korea Aims for 35% Renewable Energy Generation Capacity by 2040

South Korea aims to harness more of renewable energy generating sources as it looks towards a cleaner future. A Reuters report has cited a government policy draft that says that ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
International Solar Alliance Gets a New Member_ Bolivia

CERC Rules Against Power Grid, Provides Relief to Solar Developer in Madhya Pradesh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has quashed a transmission service agreement (TSA) termination notice that was issued by the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) to SEI Sunshine ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Venkaiah Naidu Rallies for Smart Grid as a Solution for India’s Renewable Integration

Venkaiah Naidu Rallies for Smart Grid as a Solution for India’s Renewable Integration

At the inaugural function of GRIDTECH 2019, the Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu called for the promotion of new and renewable energy on a bigger scale. He said moving ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
GE T&D to Set Up High-Voltage Substation in Gujarat’s Bhuj to Evacuate 2.5 GW of Wind Power

GE T&D to Set Up High-Voltage Substation in Gujarat’s Bhuj to Evacuate 2.5 GW of Wind Power

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has awarded a ₹1.62 billion (~$22.87 million) contract to GE T&D India Ltd. to extend 765 kV air-insulated substation (AIS) and set ...
/ / Grid, T&D
72 Years After Independence, Leh and Kargil Connected to National Electricity Grid

72 Years After Independence, Leh and Kargil Connected to National Electricity Grid

Leh and Kargil, two of India’s most difficult and inhospitable terrains, have finally been connected to the national electricity grid. This feat, achieved after 72 years of independence, was made ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
PGCIL Seeks Shareholders’ Permission to Raise ₹200 Billion in FY20

PGCIL Seeks Shareholders’ Permission to Raise ₹200 Billion in FY20

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), a state-owned electric utility company, has asked for the approval of its shareholders to raise ₹200 billion (~$2.84 billion) through bonds or ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
CEA Charts Transmission Infrastructure Plan for 4,950 MW of Wind Projects

CEA Charts Transmission Infrastructure Plan for 4,950 MW of Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has formulated a plan for developing transmission system to accommodate wind energy aggregating 4,950 MW. The transmission system will be augmented in Gujarat and Tamil ...
/ / Other, Wind
Power Grid Corporation to Install 5 MWp Rooftop Solar across 50 of its Premises

Power Grid Corporation to Install 5 MWp Rooftop Solar across 50 of its Premises

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) is installing 5 MWp rooftop solar PV systems at more than 50 locations of the company across the country, reported PTI. Currently, ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Power Grid to Plan Evacuation Infrastructure for 50 GW Solar and 16.5 GW Wind by 2021

Power Grid to Plan Evacuation Infrastructure for 50 GW Solar and 16.5 GW Wind by 2021

For better implementation of renewable energy projects, especially wind and solar, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has written to the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), the ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
India and South Korea Sign Agreement for the Expansion of Renewables

India and South Korea Sign Agreement for the Expansion of Renewables

The Korea Power Electric Corp. (KEPCO), a South Korean state-run utility, has signed Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with India’s Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) for the expansion of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Need for Green Energy Corridors Grows as Over 64 GW of Renewables are Connected to the Grid

Need for Green Energy Corridors Grows as Over 64 GW of Renewables are Connected to the Grid

India’s clean energy footprint is increasing every year and more than 64 GW of renewable energy capacity have been connected to the grid so far, according to Minister of Power ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
SECI Amends RfS Guidelines for 2 GW ISTS-Connected Wind Tranche-IV Tender

SECI Amends RfS Guidelines for 2 GW ISTS-Connected Wind Tranche-IV Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has amended the guidelines for the Request for Selection (RfS) to develop 2 GW of Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS)-connected wind power projects under ...
CEL Tenders 5 MW Rooftop Solar Projects to be Developed Across India

CEL Tenders 5 MW Rooftop Solar Projects to be Developed Across India

Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public-sector enterprise of the government of India, has tendered 5 MW of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed at various Power Grid Corporation ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Grid Infrastructure in India Needs to Scale Rapidly to Keep up with Solar and Wind Tenders

Grid Infrastructure in India Needs to Scale Rapidly to Keep up with Solar and Wind Tenders

Solar and wind tender activity has surged in recent weeks following a long pause, but the sudden surge in planned renewable capacity has many in the industry wondering if India’s ...
Pavagada Solar Park Stands Tall Despite Delays and Hiccups

Karnataka’s Pavagada Solar Park Stands Tall Despite Delays and Hiccups

Following delays attributed to natural and man-made causes, officials now hope to have most of the capacity online this month In Karnataka’s Tumkur district stands an expansive solar park that ...
Trade of Non-Solar RECs Jumps in November As RPO Deadline Nears

Trade of Non-Solar RECs Jumps in November As RPO Deadline Nears

The trade in non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) witnessed a steep hike in November 2017, with a total of 2,207,622 of non-solar RECs sold. This is 353 percent higher than ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy