New Solar Tariff Record of ₹2_kWh_ Why Did it Go So Low_

New Solar Tariff Record of ₹2/kWh: Why Did it Go So Low?

The recent Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) auction for 1,070 MW of solar projects in the state of Rajasthan (Tranche-III) resulted in India's lowest solar tariff ever of ₹2 ...
Telangana Drafts A Detailed Plan for Integration of Smart Grid Technology

Telangana Drafts A Detailed Plan for Integration of Smart Grid Technology

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has drafted smart grid regulations to enhance the efficiency of its power generation, transmission, and distribution networks. The TSERC Smart Grid Regulations, 2020 ...
France's Cumulative Solar Installations Crosses 10 GW Milestone

France’s Cumulative Solar Installations Crosses 10 GW Milestone

According to the latest data released by the French Renewable Energy Trade Association (SER), France's total installed solar photovoltaic capacity crossed the 10 GW milestone in September 2020. The newly ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
EESL to Install 100 MW of Solar Projects To Support Goan Farmers

EESL to Install 100 MW of Solar Projects to Support Goan Farmers

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of New and Renewable Energy (DNRE) of Goa to implement India’s first convergence project ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
DISCOM Privatization_ Chandigarh Invites Bidders to Acquire its Distribution Licensee

DISCOM Privatization: Chandigarh Invites Bidders to Acquire its Distribution Licensee

The Chandigarh Administration has issued a request for proposal (RfP) inviting bidders to acquire its distribution company (DISCOM). In the notice inviting bids, the Electricity Wing of the Engineering Department of the Union Territory ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
A Liquid Window That Can Bring Down Energy Consumption of Buildings By Up to 45%

A Liquid Window That Can Bring Down Energy Consumption of Buildings By Up to 45%

Researchers at the Nanyang Technological University claim that they have developed a liquid window panel that can reduce buildings' energy consumption by up to 45%. The researchers said that the ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
ADB Extends Nearly $133 Million to Modernize Meghalaya’s Power Distribution System

ADB Extends Nearly $133 Million to Modernize Meghalaya’s Power Distribution System

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it has approved a $132.8 million loan to modernize the power distribution network in Meghalaya. The loan will be utilized to support a ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
IEX’s Real-Time Market Trades 814 Million Units of Power in October

IEX’s Real-Time Market Trades 814 Million Units of Power in October

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) announced that its real-time electricity market (RTM) witnessed a total trade volume of 814 million units (MU) of power in October 2020, up 16% from ...
China Adds 18.7 GW of Solar Capacity in First Nine Months of 2020

China Adds 18.7 GW of Solar Capacity in First Nine Months of 2020

China has installed 18.7 GW of solar capacity in the first nine months of 2020, an increase of 17% compared to 16 GW installed during the same period in 2019, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Power Generation in Q3 2020 Down 17% from Previous Quarter

Solar Power Generation in Q3 2020 Down 17% from Previous Quarter

India generated nearly 13 billion units (BU) of electricity from solar-based sources between July and September 2020 (Q3 2020), according to data from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). This represented ...
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Decline Marginally to ₹106.7 Billion in September

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Decline Marginally to ₹106.7 Billion in September

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed over ₹106.7 billion (~$1.43 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments across 460 pending invoices, according to data from the Ministry of ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
REC Trading Expected to Resume from November 25th (1)

REC Trading Expected to Resume from November 25th

Power exchanges may resume trading renewable energy certificates (REC) on November 25, 2020, after a four-month halt following a stay order by the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) back in ...
Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Stalls at 9.9% at the End of Q3

Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Stalls at 9.9% at the End of Q3

India’s share of renewable energy (including large hydropower projects) crawled to 36.4% in the third quarter of 2020 (Q3 2020) from 36.3% in the previous quarter, according to the data ...
Tamil Nadu‘s New Tariff Order for Solar Procurement

Tamil Nadu‘s New Tariff Order for Solar Procurement

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued a tariff order for solar power procurement by distribution licensees. The effective date of the order is October 16, 2020. According ...
India’s Power Supply Deficit Shrunk to 0.3% in the First Half of FY 2020_ CEA

India’s Power Supply Deficit Shrunk to 0.3% in the First Half of FY 2020: CEA

India’s power supply deficit narrowed down to 0.3% in the first half (1H) of the financial year (FY) 2020-2021, according to data from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). This was ...
Here is How Much Money Rooftop Solar Systems Can Save Households (1)

Here is How Much Money Rooftop Solar Systems Can Save for Households

This is the second article in a series that explains all you need to know before installing a solar system on your rooftop. The first article focused on the specifics ...
/ / Consumers, Solar
Only Tamil Nadu and Gujarat Installed Wind Projects in Q3 Totaling Just 295 MW

Only Tamil Nadu and Gujarat Installed Wind Projects in Q3 Totaling Just 295 MW

Wind Installations in India were up about 117% in the third quarter of 2020 (Q3 2020), with about 295 MW of installations compared to the previous quarter’s 136 MW, according ...
/ / Wind
Joint Electricity Regulator Approves ₹2.83_kWh for 40 MW of Wind Energy in Chandigarh

Joint Electricity Regulator Approves ₹2.83/kWh for 40 MW of Wind Energy in Chandigarh

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has approved a tariff of ₹2.83 (~$0.039)/kWh and a trading margin of ₹0.07 (~$0.0009)/kWh for the procurement of 40 MW of wind power between ...
/ / Wind
Researchers Develop a Process to Enhance Efficiency of Hot-Carrier Solar Cells

Researchers Develop a Process to Enhance Efficiency of Hot-Carrier Solar Cells

A team of researchers from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Tennessee claimed that they had developed a process to slow phonos - the waves that ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Power Exchanges Hoping to Resume REC Trading by October End

Power Exchanges Hoping to Resume REC Trading by October End

Power exchanges might resume trading renewable energy certificates (RECs) in October after the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) issued an order postponing their trade early August. Renewable Energy Certificates “REC ...
Maharashtra Regulator Relaxes RPO Target for Captive Power Projects

Maharashtra Regulator Relaxes RPO Target for Captive Power Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ruled in favor of the Captive Power Producers Association seeking relief under the Commission's renewable purchase obligation (RPO) regulations for projects commissioned before ...
Gujarat Announces Tender to Purchase Power from 500 MW of Solar Projects

Gujarat Announces Tender to Purchase Power from 500 MW of Solar Projects

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has issued a request for selection (RfS) to purchase power from 500 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. Projects under construction, those that ...
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