Uttar Pradesh Releases Blueprint for Open Access Regulations

Uttar Pradesh Releases Blueprint for Open Access Power Regulations

As the share of renewable energy in the generation mix is increasing in the Indian states, an increasing number of state regulatory commissions are now either coming up with new open access regulations ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
RK Singh Rallies for Removal of Priority Sector Lending Limit for Renewable Projects

RK Singh Rallies for Removal of Priority Sector Lending Limit for Renewable Projects

Union Power Minister R.K. Singh held a meeting recently in the national capital to review the issues affecting the renewable energy sector. The meeting was attended by various stakeholders including ...
According to a Central Electricity Authority (CEA) provisional report, India recorded a power supply deficit of 0.6 percent in the nine-month period between April and December 2018.

Spot Power Price Hovers at ₹3.22/kWh in April 2019, a 19% Dip YoY

The peak power demand in the country touched an all-time high of 176.8 GW in April 2019. According to the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), the all India peak demand touched ...
All India Peak Demand Increased 5% Year-over-Year Touching 169 GW in March 2019

All India Peak Power Demand Increased 5% Year-over-Year Touching 169 GW in March 2019

In March 2019, the peak demand touched a high of 169 GW pushing power prices up. According to the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), the all India peak demand touched 169 ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Spot Power Price Continues to Soar Four Months in a Row, Hovers at ₹3.34/kWh in May 2019

Spot Power Price Dips to ₹3.08/kWh in February 2019, a 4% Decline YoY

For the second month in a row, the peak power demand in India stood at 162 GW. According to the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), the all India peak demand touched ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
Maldives Launches a 5 MW Solar Tender to be Developed in Greater Malé

Maldives Launches a 5 MW Solar Tender to be Developed in Greater Malé

The Government of the Republic of Maldives has invited investors and developers to install a 5 MW grid-tied solar photovoltaic system in the Greater Malé Region. The scope of work ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Spot Power Price Declines by 7% to ₹3.46/kWh in July but Still Higher than Solar Tariffs

Peak Power Demand in India Increased Year-Over-Year by 4% in January 2019

According to the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), the all India peak demand touched 162 GW in January 2019, registering a 4 percent increase over the peak demand registered in January ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh to Issue RfS to Procure Bagasse-Based Power at Ceiling Tariff of ₹4.81/kWh

Uttar Pradesh to Issue RfS to Procure Bagasse-Based Power at Ceiling Tariff of ₹4.81/kWh

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has approved amendments to the bidding documents for the procurement of bagasse-based power from generators by the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd. (UPPCL) ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Government Mulls Imposing a Penalty on DISCOMs for Unscheduled Power Cuts

Unscheduled Power Cuts by DISCOMs Will Soon be Penalized, Says R.K. Singh

The Minister for Power R.K. Singh has said that the government will soon approve the Power Tariff Policy which would impose a penalty for unscheduled power cuts by distribution companies ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
India’s Peak Power Supply Deficit Dipped to 0.7% in Q1 FY 2018-19

India’s Peak Power Supply Deficit Dipped to 0.7% in Q1 FY 2018-19

During the first quarter (Q1) of financial year (FY) 2018-19, India’s power supply deficit declined to 0.6 percent, according to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). During the three-month period of ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
Spot Power Price Continues to Soar Four Months in a Row, Hovers at ₹3.34/kWh in May 2019

Spot Power Price Shot Up By 27 Percent in February 2018

The average spot power price recorded in February 2018 shot up by approximately 27 percent when compared to the the price recorded in the same month last year. While the ...
SECI Amends RfS Guidelines for 2 GW ISTS-Connected Wind Tranche-IV Tender

SECI Amends RfS Guidelines for 2 GW ISTS-Connected Wind Tranche-IV Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has amended the guidelines for the Request for Selection (RfS) to develop 2 GW of Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS)-connected wind power projects under ...
Power Ministry to Amend Laws Making PPAs & RPOs Mandatory

Power Ministry to Amend Laws Making PPAs & RPOs Mandatory

The Indian government is expected to soon amend laws making obligations under power purchase agreements (PPA) statutory binding, to ensure that all power distribution companies (DISCOMs) have PPAs to cover ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Becomes 17th State to Join UDAY

Maharashtra Becomes 17th State to Join UDAY

Maharashtra has joined the Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance Yojana (UDAY), becoming the 17th state to do so. The state is estimated to achieve a net benefit of Rs.97.25 billion ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
With Low Demand and Cheaper Power on Exchanges, DISCOMs Flouting Solar's ‘Must Run' Status

With Low Demand and Cheaper Power on Exchanges, DISCOMs Flouting Solar’s ‘Must Run’ Status

According to Mercom Capital Group’s latest report, India Solar Quarterly Market Update, the power deficit numbers in India do not paint the full picture. Though low power deficit and even ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar