MNRE Solar Project

MNRE Issues Advisory to States to Utilize Spare Space Near Substations to Develop Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an advisory asking state governments to utilize available spare space near substations and prioritize construction of solar projects based on ...
Month in a Minute

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Energy Sector in June 2017

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) de-empaneled 71 channel partners fromits grid-connected rooftop and small solar power projects program. These agencies had not entered any installation data or ...
PGCIL

PGCIL Commissions 400 kV Lucknow-Kanpur Transmission Line

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has commissioned the 400 kV DC Lucknow-Kanpur transmission line with associated bays in Lucknow. The Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, dedicated ...
/ / Grid, T&D
grid

Power Grid Plans Capital Expenditure of Rs.250 Billion (~$3.87 Billion) for FY2017-18

The Power Grid Corporation (PGCIL), a state run transmission and distribution company, has planned a capital expenditure of Rs.250 billion (~$3.87 billion) for FY2017-18. The company has reported a 22 ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Bonds

ADB Raises $47 Million From Indian Bonds To Fight Climate Change In India

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced this week that it has raised Rs.3 billion (~$47 million), from a new issue of offshore Indian Rupee-linked bonds in an effort to finance ...
Month in a Minute

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Energy Sector in March 2017

The Asian Development Bank approved a $175 million (~Rs.11.35 billion) loan to the Power Grid Corporation (PGCIL) to expand its solar power transmission network across the country. Payment delays by ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Asian Development Bank Approves $175 Million Loan Package for PGCIL

Asian Development Bank Approves $175 Million Loan Package for PGCIL

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $175 million (~Rs.11.35 billion) loan to the Power Grid Corporation (PGCIL) to expand its solar power transmission network across the country. The ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Month in a Minute

Month in a Minute: February 2017

Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in February 2017 The 2017-18 budget proved to be a dampener for the Indian renewable energy sector. Manufacturing sector did ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
ADB

PGCIL Secures $500 Million from ADB to Develop the Green Energy Transmission Corridor

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing a $500 million (~Rs.33.4 billion) loan to Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) for the development of Green Energy Corridor, according to a ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
PGCIL

PGCIL Wins Bid to Develop 765 kV Transmission Project to Strengthen Eastern Grid

The Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) has won the bid to construct a 765 kV transmission project in India’s Eastern Region (ERSS-XVIII). They won the bid through competitive bidding ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Power lines

ABB to Construct 1,830 km Transmission Link for PGCIL

The Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) has awarded a $640 million transmission project to ABB, a power and automation technology group. The project involves developing an ultra-high-voltage direct current ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Can Green Energy Transmission Corridor Development Keep Up with Rapid Renewable Energy Growth in India

Can Green Energy Transmission Corridor Development Keep Up with Rapid Renewable Energy Growth in India?

Recognizing the need for transmission infrastructure to cope with increasing renewable energy capacity, India is developing the Green Energy Corridor (GEC), a transmission network to connect renewable energy rich states ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Sambhar Salts Looks for EPC Contractor to Develop 100 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Sambhar Salts Looks for EPC Contractor to Develop 100 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Sambhar Salts Limited, a subsidiary of Hindustan Salts Limited (a government-owned salt company), has invited expression of interest to develop a 100 MW solar project in Sambhar, Rajasthan. The deadline for submission ...
Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in December 2016

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in December 2016

Under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued tenders for electrification of 1,058 villages in Arunachal Pradesh. (read more) The Central Electricity Authority stated ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Targets 20 GW of Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Capacity Addition in FY 2017-18

MNRE Targets 20 GW of Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Capacity Addition in FY 2017-18

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has set a target of adding 20,450 MW of grid-connected renewable energy capacity in the financial year 2017-18. In a written reply ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Government of India Plans to Establish New Central Transmission Utility

Government of India Plans to Establish New Central Transmission Utility

The government of India is said to be considering the establishment of a dedicated Central Transmission Utility (CTU). Replying to whether the government is contemplating the creation of a separate ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
ADB

PGCIL Seeks $1 Billion Loan from ADB to Set Up Green Energy Corridor

The Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) is seeking loan assistance of $1 billion (~Rs.67.82 billion) from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for green energy transmission corridor. The loan will ...
/ / Grid
Indian State Transmission Utilities and Power Grid Corporation of India to Receive €1 Billion Soft Loan from Germany

Indian State Transmission Utilities and Power Grid Corporation of India to Receive €1 Billion Soft Loan from Germany

The German government-owned development bank, KfW, is providing €1 billion (~$1.05 billion) soft loan to India to develop inter and intra-state transmission infrastructure under the green energy corridor program. The ...
/ / Grid, T&D
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