Odisha Announces Incentives for Consumers Under Renewable Energy Policy, 2022

Odisha Announces Incentives for Consumers Under Renewable Energy Policy, 2022

The Odisha government has released its renewable energy policy, which aims to provide the necessary impetus to the solar sector and accelerate its adoption in the state. The policy has ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Uttar Pradesh Green Hydrogen Policy Aims to Cut Costs and Increase Production

Uttar Pradesh Green Hydrogen Policy Aims to Cut Costs and Increase Production

The Uttar Pradesh Draft Green Hydrogen Policy 2022 aims to cut hydrogen costs to $2/kg in the next five years and whittle it further to $1/kg in the long term ...
25% of Generation Capacity of Coal Plants Must be from Renewables Ministry of Power

25% of Generation Capacity of Coal Plants Must be from Renewables: Ministry of Power

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has proposed that any coal-based thermal generation station coming up after April 1, 2024, must either install or procure renewable energy equivalent to 25% of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Regulator Orders Wind Developer to Pay Deviation Charges

Maharashtra Regulator Orders Wind Developer to Pay Deviation Charges

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) directed Sterling Agro Industries to pay deviation charges of ₹1,634,494 (~$19,747) for the period between January 6, 2020, to June 28, 2020, for deviation at ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Wind
MNRE Seeks Stakeholder Comments on Repowering Wind Projects Below 2 MW Capacity

MNRE Seeks Stakeholder Comments on Repowering Wind Projects Below 2 MW Capacity

India has an estimated wind repowering potential of 25.4 GW considering wind turbines of less than 2 MW capacity, according to the ‘Policy for Repowering of the Wind Power Projects, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Wind
Uttar Pradesh Announces a Slew of Incentives for EV and Battery Manufacturing

Uttar Pradesh Announces a Slew of Incentives for EV and Battery Manufacturing

Uttar Pradesh will provide a 30% base capital subsidy for the first two integrated electric vehicle (EV) and ultra-mega battery projects up to a maximum of ₹10 billion (~$121.43 million) ...
Chandigarh's EV Policy Targets 70% of All Vehicles to Be Electric by 2027

Chandigarh’s EV Policy Targets 70% of All Vehicles to Be Electric by 2027

Chandigarh has targeted 70% of all new vehicle registrations in the Union Territory (UT) to be electric vehicles (EVs) in the next five years. As per the recently issued Chandigarh ...
Uttar Pradesh Proposes to Install 16 GW of Solar Capacity in the Next Five Years

Uttar Pradesh Proposes to Install 16 GW of Solar Capacity in the Next Five Years

The government of Uttar Pradesh has issued the draft Solar Energy Policy 2022. The policy will be valid for five years or until the government notifies a new policy, whichever ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Jharkhand Targets 4 GW of Solar Installations in Five Years, Issues New Policy

Jharkhand Targets 4 GW of Solar Installations in Five Years, Issues New Policy

Jharkhand has announced the new 'Jharkhand Solar Policy 2022', aiming to deploy a cumulative capacity of 4 GW in the state by 2026. The government intends to install 3 GW ...
Haryana Announces a Slew of Financial Incentives for EV Manufacturers

Haryana Announces a Slew of Financial Incentives for EV Manufacturers

The Haryana government has issued the State Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy, 2022, to promote clean transportation and create an ecosystem for manufacturing EV components in the state. The policy aims ...
Green Energy Corridor, Rooftop Solar, Solar Pumps Proposed in Uttar Pradesh Budget

Green Energy Corridor, Rooftop Solar, Solar Pumps Proposed in Uttar Pradesh Budget

The Uttar Pradesh Government has announced the budget for the financial year (FY) 2022-23 and allocated funds for renewable energy project development in the state. Presenting the budget, Finance Minister ...
Draft Battery Swapping Policy Released

Draft Battery Swapping Policy Released

NITI Aayog has issued the draft battery swapping policy addressing the key technical, regulatory, institutional, and financing challenges to help India develop battery-swapping ecosystems to unlock the large-scale adoption of ...
MNRE Pushes for Decentralized Renewable Energy to Power Livelihood Applications

MNRE Pushes for Decentralized Renewable Energy to Power Livelihood Applications

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued the framework to promote and develop decentralized renewable energy-based livelihood applications. Decentralized renewable energy livelihood applications are solutions powered by ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
EVs Gear Up for a Breakthrough Year in 2022

EVs Gear Up for a Breakthrough Year in 2022

The increasing number of green number plates on Indian roads is the best testament to the new vehicle buyers’ growing inclination towards electric vehicles (EVs). Though the number of vehicles ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Europe Imposes up to 19.2% Anti-Dumping Duty on Chinese Steel Wind Turbine Towers

Europe Imposes up to 19.2% Anti-Dumping Duty on Chinese Steel Wind Turbine Towers

The European Commission has imposed anti-dumping duties ranging from 7.2% to 19.2% on Chinese steel wind turbine (SWT) towers to protect the European wind energy sector. The Commission found that Chinese ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Wind
Revised GST for Rooftop Solar Systems With Central Financial Assistance

Revised GST for Rooftop Solar Systems With Central Financial Assistance

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has clarified that Central Financial Assistance (CFA) for rooftop solar systems would be calculated as per the revisited Goods and Services Tax ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
What it Will Take for India's Clean Energy Sector to Unlock Billions in Foreign ESG Funds

What it Will Take for India’s Clean Energy Sector to Unlock Billions in Foreign ESG Funds

The Indian renewable energy (RE) market is one of the most attractive destinations for foreign investors. According to the 2020 Climate Transparency report, India is the only G20 nation on ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
MNRE Lowers Benchmark Costs of Rooftop Solar Projects for FY 2022

MNRE Lowers Benchmark Costs of Rooftop Solar Projects for FY 2022

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has reduced the benchmark costs, excluding the Goods and Services Tax (GST), for grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects for the financial ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Chhattisgarh Regulator Allows 100% Banking of Energy for Captive and Open Access Consumers

Karnataka Tops the State Energy Efficiency Index 2020

Karnataka has topped the State Energy Efficiency Index 2020 (SEEI), scoring 70 points out of 100 on the back of several initiatives to improve energy efficiency in the state. The ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Karnataka Reissues Draft Renewable Energy Policy for 2021-2026 With Reduced Targets

Karnataka Reissues Draft Renewable Energy Policy for 2021-2026 With Reduced Targets

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has reissued the 'Draft Karnataka Renewable Energy Policy 2021-2026" to develop 10 GW of renewable energy projects with and without energy storage. According to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Robust Execution Plan, Financial Infrastructure Needed to Install 300 GW of Solar by 2030

Robust Execution Plan, Financial Infrastructure Needed to Install 300 GW of Solar by 2030

Mercom hosted a session on 'Solar's Dominant Role in India's Transition: Market Outlook 2030' at Mercom India Solar Forum 2021 to take a close look at the policy framework of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BluSmart Plans to Expand its EV Fleet to Six Cities in India: Interview

BluSmart Plans to Expand its EV Fleet to Six Cities in India: Interview

The electric vehicle (EV) sector in India expects high growth in the upcoming years. Several states and union territories, including Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Rajasthan, have announced EV policies to support EV adoption. The ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Reducing Carbon Footprint and Operating Costs Through Open Access Solar

Reducing Carbon Footprint and Operating Costs Through Open Access Solar

India's open access solar market has provided an effective alternative for investors and developers reluctant to participate in aggressive large-scale auctions and small-size rooftop solar projects. In the first half ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ministry Issues Guidelines for Optimum Utilization of Power Generation Capacity

Ministry Issues Guidelines for Optimum Utilization of Power Generation Capacity

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has approved the guidelines for optimum utilization of power generation capacity. As per the tariff policy, power generating stations must always be available and ready ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Domestic Content Requirement - Helping or Hurting KUSUM Solar Pump Program

Domestic Content Requirement – Helping or Hurting KUSUM Solar Pump Program?

The Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) program was announced by the government to provide financial and water security to farmers by mobilizing solar projects and solar-powered water ...