This Wireless Power Technology Could Change New Zealand’s Transmission System

This Wireless Power Technology Could Change New Zealand’s Transmission System

EMROD, a New Zealand-based technology startup, announced that it had developed new long-range, high-powered wireless power transmission technology that could substitute existing copper lines. The company explained that the technology ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Bangladesh Issues Bids to Develop 100 MW of Wind Projects

Bangladesh Issues Bids to Develop 100 MW of Wind Projects

The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has released a notice inviting bids to develop 100 MW of grid-connected wind power projects at two sites in the country. The board intends ...
/ / Other, Wind
Andhra_ APTEL Approves Curtailment of Wind Power in the State Citing Grid Stability

Andhra: APTEL Approves Curtailment of Wind Power in the State Citing Grid Stability

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) declined a wind power generator’s appeal against the Andhra Pradesh State Load Despatch Centre (APSLDC) and the Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (APTRANSCO), asking ...
/ / Wind
PGCIL Commissions Power Transmission Projects Connecting Western & Southern Regions

PGCIL Commissions Power Transmission Projects Connecting Western & Southern Regions

The PowerGrid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), a state-owned power transmission company, announced that it had started the commercial operation of the first leg of the 6 GW Raigarh-Pugalur high ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Month in a Minute_ Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in August 2020

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in August 2020

August saw the India renewable sector trying to come to terms with the new normal in the COVID-19 world. Here is a recap of the month’s most important headlines: Mercom ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
R K Singh Proposes Round-the-Clock Renewable Energy to fulfill RPO

R K Singh Proposes Round-the-Clock Renewable Energy to fulfill RPO

The Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy, R.K. Singh, recently launched the website and telephone directory of the Association of Renewable Energy Agencies of States (AREAS). AREAS ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: SunPower Completes Maxeon Spinoff, Tata Sends EVs to AYUSH Ministry

Daily News Wrap-Up: SunPower Completes Maxeon Spinoff, Tata Sends EVs to AYUSH Ministry

Here are some noteworthy cleantech news and announcements of the day from around the world: SunPower and Maxeon Solar Technologies announced that they have completed the strategic transaction, announced last ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
India’s Power Demand is Almost Back to Pre-COVID Levels_ POSOCO Report

India’s Power Demand is Almost Back to Pre-COVID Levels: POSOCO Report

Data from POSOCO, the National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC), has shown that power demand in the country rose after it dipped during the COVID-19-induced nationwide lockdown. The data showed that ...
Maharashtra Regulator Takes a Lenient Stand on MSEDCL’s Wind Dues Considering COVID-19

Maharashtra Regulator Takes a Lenient Stand on MSEDCL’s Wind Dues Considering COVID-19

In a recent order, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) reiterated its decision to reject a wind generator’s claim for dues in the absence of a valid energy purchase agreement ...
/ / Other, Wind
Ministry of Power Wants Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs to be Kept Below 12%

Ministry of Power Wants Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs to be Kept Below 12%

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has suggested that the power generation and transmission companies should reduce the late payment surcharge (LPS) up to 12% annually for distribution companies (DISCOMs). This ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Haryana Mulls Competitive Bidding Route for Power Transmission Projects

Haryana Mulls Competitive Bidding Route for Power Transmission Projects

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has invited comments and suggestions from power sector stakeholders on its paper proposing the introduction of competitive bidding for power transmission projects. The deadline ...
Maharashtra Commission Asks DISCOM to Clear Dues of Wind Power Generators

Maharashtra Commission Asks DISCOM to Clear Dues of Wind Power Generators

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to reconcile differences in its outstanding dues with wind generators in the state and ...
/ / Wind
REIL Issues Tender for 700 Energy Meters in Jaipur

REIL Issues Tender for 700 Energy Meters in Jaipur

Rajasthan Electronics Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Government of India and the Government of Rajasthan, has issued a notice inviting tender (NIT) for 700 energy meters in ...
EESL Announces Tender for 279 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

EESL Announces Tender for 279 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has issued a tender for 279 MW of solar projects across the state of Maharashtra. The project will be partially funded through the corpus ...
TANGEDCO Asked to Clear Dues of Six Wind Generators Amounting to ₹74.8 Million

TANGEDCO Asked to Clear Dues of Six Wind Generators Amounting to ₹74.8 Million

The Tamil Nadu State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has directed the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO) to make payments to the tune of ₹74.8 million (~$998,885) to six ...
/ / Wind
India’s Solar Generation Increased by 26% in Q2 2020

India’s Solar Generation Increased by 26% in Q2 2020

Between April and June 2020 (Q2), nearly 15.7 billion units (BU) of electricity was generated from solar-based sources, according to data from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). This was a ...
Month in a Minute_ Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in July 2020

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in July 2020

Here is a recap of some of the most important headlines from the month: The Department of Revenue under the Ministry of Finance issued a notification imposing safeguard duty on ...
Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Mix Inched Up to 9.9% During Q2 2020

Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Mix Inched Up to 9.9% During Q2 2020

Renewable energy’s share (including large hydro projects) inched up to 36.3% during the second quarter of 2020 (Q2 2020), up about 0.1% from the previous quarter, according to the data ...
BHEL Issues Tender for String Monitoring Boxes for NTPC’s 20 MW Solar Project

BHEL Issues Tender for String Monitoring Boxes for NTPC’s 20 MW Solar Project

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a government-enterprise, has issued a tender for string monitoring boxes with wireless communication for NTPC Limited’s 20 MW solar project in Gandhar, Gujarat. The last ...
India Likely to See Energy Surplus of 2.7% During 2020-21_ CEA

India Likely to See Energy Surplus of 2.7% During 2020-21: CEA

The Central Energy Authority’s (CEA) latest Load Generation Balance Report (LGBR) showed that India is likely to have an energy surplus of 2.7% and a peak surplus of 9.1% for ...
IFC, EBRD, European Union Finance Armenia’s First Utility-Scale Solar Project

IFC, EBRD, European Union Finance Armenia’s First Utility-Scale Solar Project

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), European Union (EU), and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) have joined hands to support the development of the first utility-scale solar power project ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Puducherry Opposes Central Government’s Move to Privatize DISCOMs of Union Territories

Puducherry Opposes Central Government’s Move to Privatize DISCOMs of Union Territories

The union territory of Puducherry has opposed the central government’s proposal to privatize all distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the union territories (UTs) across the country. According to a Twitter post ...
Andhra Pradesh Launches Policy to Export Renewable Power to Other States

Andhra Pradesh Launches Policy to Export Renewable Power to Other States

The Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) has announced its Renewable Energy Export Policy 2020 for solar, wind, and wind-solar hybrid projects. The policy aims to promote the export of renewable ...
Maharashtra DISCOM Highlights Issues with Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

Maharashtra DISCOM Highlights Issues with Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has written a letter to the Ministry of Power (MoP), highlighting its comments and suggestions on the Ministry’s proposed amendments to the ...
ReNew Power to Set Up 2 GW Solar Cell and Module Manufacturing Facility in India

ReNew Power to Set Up 2 GW Solar Cell and Module Manufacturing Facility in India

ReNew Power, an Indian independent power producer (IPP), has announced its plans to invest between ₹15 billion (~$200 million)-₹20 billion (~$266.7 million) to set up a 2 GW solar cell ...