SECI’s 2 GW Wind Tender Increased by 500 MW, to be Complemented with Solar Power

SECI’s 2 GW Wind Tender Increased by 500 MW, to be Complemented with Solar Power

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued amendments to its recent tender for 2 GW of Interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected wind projects (Tranche IX). The capacity of ...
/ / Other, Wind
IEX’s New Real-Time Power Market Sees Over 515 Million Units of Trading Volume in July

IEX’s New Real-Time Power Market Sees Over 515 Million Units of Trading Volume in June

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) announced that its new real-time electricity trading platform had enabled a trading volume of 515.46 million units (MUs) of power in June 2020, its first ...
Power Ministry Imposes Cyber Security Measures on Imported Power Supply Components

Power Ministry Imposes Cyber Security Measures on Imported Power Supply Components

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued a notice mandating all power supply system equipment, components, and parts imported into the country must pass through a check for harmful embedded ...
Sterlite Power To Strengthen Interstate Transmission System To Evacuate Renewables

Sterlite Power To Strengthen Interstate Transmission System To Evacuate Renewables

Sterlite Power, a Mumbai-based power transmission company, announced that it had acquired Vapi-II North Lakhimpur Transmission Limited (VNLTL), a special purpose vehicle (SPV) of PFC Consulting Limited, to execute a ...
/ / Grid, T&D
ArcelorMittal Looks for IPPs to Set up Solar Projects at 6 Locations Across South Africa

ArcelorMittal Looks for IPPs to Set up Solar Projects at 6 Locations Across South Africa

ArcelorMittal South Africa, a steel producer, has issued a request for information to recruit independent power producers (IPP) to set up solar power projects at six locations in South Africa ...
Uttar Pradesh Issues Tender for Procuring 20 MW of Bagasse-Based Power

Uttar Pradesh Issues Tender for Procuring 20 MW of Bagasse-Based Power

The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for procuring 20 MW of power for ten years from bagasse-based projects. The procurement will help ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
2022 Deadline for ISTS Waiver Not Enough for Solar Projects Stuck in Limbo Amid COVID-19

2022 Deadline for ISTS Waiver Not Enough for Solar Projects Stuck in Limbo Amid COVID-19

The coronavirus crisis has disrupted the momentum in all segments of the renewable industry. The Ministry of Power’s (MoP) waiver on Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) charge is currently only applicable ...
Sri Lanka Receives $100 Million Loan from India for Installing Rooftop Solar Systems

Sri Lanka Receives $100 Million Loan from India for Installing Rooftop Solar Systems

Sri Lanka announced that it had received a $100 million (~₹7.56 billion) loan from the Government of India for installing solar rooftop systems on government buildings. These funds will also ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
MNRE to Set Up a Project Development Cell to Attract Investment in Renewables

MNRE to Set Up a Project Development Cell to Attract Investment in Renewables

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an order for setting up a Project Development Cell (PDC) within the Ministry as per the central government’s specifications. The ...
PowerGrid Corporation to Separate its Transmission Business

PowerGrid Corporation to Separate its Transmission Business

The PowerGrid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has announced its plans to separate its power transmission business to form a 100% subsidiary that will carry out transmission-related functions, as per ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Andhra Pradesh Issues Guidelines for 10 GW of Solar Projects for State’s Farmers

Andhra Pradesh Issues Guidelines for 10 GW of Solar Projects for State’s Farmers

The Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) has issued an order with guidelines to implement its 10 GW solar power project program for farmers in the state. The program aims to provide nine ...
Bihar Lowers Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Bihar Lowers Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has reduced the rate of late payment surcharges (LPS) payable by the distribution companies (DISCOMs) and transmission licensees to ease their burden during the ...
The United States Announces Tax Relief for Renewable Installers

The United States Announces Tax Relief for Renewable Installers

In the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of the United States of America, have announced tax relief for taxpayers who ...
Now is the Time for Smart Meters in India

Now is the Time for Smart Meters in India

The ongoing coronavirus crisis and the poor financial performance of power distribution companies (DISCOMs) have shown that the power sector needs a serious revamp, and smart meters have to become ...
Haryana Waives RPO Backlog, Imposes Additional Surcharges for Open Access Consumers

Haryana Waives RPO Backlog, Imposes Additional Surcharges for Open Access Consumers

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has waived off renewable purchase obligation (RPO) backlogs up to 2019 for distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state and has imposed an additional surcharge ...
Government Agencies Driving the Growth of Wind Installations in India_ GWEC

Government Agencies Driving the Growth of Wind Installations in India: GWEC

The installations of wind power projects in India has decelerated, with only 2.3 GW installed in 2019, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). “That is around half of ...
/ / Wind
Karnataka Commission Asks BESCOM to Pay for Additional Solar Power Supplied by Developer

Karnataka Commission Asks BESCOM to Pay for Additional Solar Power Supplied by Developer

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has passed an order directing the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) to pay Walwhan Renewable Energy Limited for the supply of solar power ...
Uttarakhand Floats Tender for Briquetting and Bio-Oil Projects

Uttarakhand Floats Tender for Briquetting and Bio-Oil Projects

The Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) seeking developers for briquetting or bio-oil projects based on biomass-based fuels. A briquette is a compressed block ...
NHPC to Set Up 205 MW of Solar and Hydro Projects in Ladakh

NHPC to Set Up 205 MW of Solar and Hydro Projects in Ladakh

NHPC Limited plans to set up 155 MW of hydropower and 50 MW of solar projects in the union territory (UT) of Ladakh. In a meeting, A.K. Singh, chairman-cum-managing director, ...
NHPC Diversifies into Solar Power Business

NHPC Diversifies into Solar Power Business

NHPC Limited (Formerly National Hydroelectric Power Corporation), announced that its board of directors had approved a proposal to diversify the company’s business to include solar power projects. The hydropower generator ...
R.K. Singh Seeks ₹3 Trillion to Revamp Power Sector and DISCOMs Over the Next 5 Years

R.K. Singh Seeks ₹3 Trillion to Revamp Power Sector and DISCOMs Over the Next 5 Years

The Union Minister of Power, R.K. Singh, has sought for the Finance Commission’s support to revamp the Indian power sector at the state level and has asked for ₹3 trillion (~$40.05 billion) ...
PXIL and IEX Launch Real-Time Market for Electricity Transactions

PXIL and IEX Launch Real-Time Market for Electricity Transactions

The Power Exchange India Limited (PXIL) and Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) have started their real-time market (RTM) trading platforms for electricity transactions on June 1, 2020. The real-time market is ...
Prime Minister Stresses the Need to Boost Domestic Production of Solar Components

Prime Minister Stresses the Need to Boost Domestic Production of Solar Components

In a meeting with the Ministry of Power (MoP) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the need for a more holistic approach ...
EESL Installs 1.2 Million Smart Meters, Helps DISCOMs in Billing During COVID-19 Crisis

EESL Installs 1.2 Million Smart Meters, Helps DISCOMs in Billing During COVID-19 Crisis

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) announced that it has installed over 1.2 million smart meters in India to date under the Ministry of Power’s (MoP) Smart Meter National Program ...
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Continues to Rise

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Continue to Rise

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable energy generators ₹68.37 billion (~$914.5 million) in outstanding payments spread across 307 pending invoices at the end of March 2020, according to data from the ...
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