First Phase of Market-Based Economic Dispatch of Power to Start from April 2022

First Phase of Market-Based Economic Dispatch of Power to Start from April 2022

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has released the framework for implementing the Market-Based Economic Dispatch (MBED) - Phase 1 program to reduce consumers’ power purchase costs by 5%. MBED will ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
IEX’s Green-Term Ahead Market Traded 1.68 BU in Q3 2021

IEX’s Green-Term Ahead Market Traded 1.68 BU in Q3 2021

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) traded 1.68 billion units (BU) of renewable energy in the third quarter (Q3) of the calendar year (CY) 2021. The exchange traded 8.99 BU of ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
EV Adoption, Power Sector Decarbonization Critical in Tackling Air Pollution

EV Adoption, Power Sector Decarbonization Critical in Tackling Air Pollution

Widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) with power sector decarbonization policies will improve net air quality and health benefits in every Indian state by 2040, the International Council on Clean ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
DISCOMs Must Ensure 24/7 Power Supply to Control Air Pollution: Ministry of Power

DISCOMs Must Ensure 24/7 Power Supply to Control Air Pollution: Ministry of Power

The Ministry of Power has issued a draft proposal for amending the Electricity Act, 2021 to ensure that distribution companies (DISCOMs) provide round-the-clock uninterrupted power supply to all consumers and prevent the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Punjab Electricity Regulator Holds Solar Power Curtailment Unjustifiable

Punjab Electricity Regulator Holds Solar Power Curtailment Unjustifiable

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has held the curtailment of power generated by seven solar project developers in 2020 unjustifiable. It directed the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
APTEL Directs DISCOM to Maintain Financial Discipline, Pay Power Generators on Time

APTEL Directs DISCOM to Maintain Financial Discipline, Pay Power Generators on Time

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, dismissed the application filed by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) and directed the State Electricity Regulatory Commission ...
/ / Other, Wind
Rooftop Solar Systems Installed at Government Industrial Training Institutes

Rooftop Solar Systems Installed at Government Industrial Training Institutes

The Uttar Pradesh government has installed rooftop solar systems with 40 kW capacity at 60 state Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) in the state. Similarly, solar systems with the same capacity ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
TANGEDCO to Develop a 4 GW Solar Park With Battery Energy Storage in Tamil Nadu

TANGEDCO to Develop a 4 GW Solar Park With Battery Energy Storage in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu’s Power Minister V Senthil Balaji informed the legislative assembly that Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) would develop a 4 GW solar park with battery energy storage ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Amazon Signs PPA with Mitsubishi for 22 MW of Solar Energy in Japan

Amazon Signs PPA with Mitsubishi for 22 MW of Solar Energy in Japan

Mitsubishi Corporation signed a 10-year long-term corporate power purchase agreement (PPAs) with e-commerce giant Amazon. Mitsubishi will supply power to data centers owned and operated by Amazon’s subsidiary, Amazon Web Services. The ...
/ / Solar
147 MU of Solar Traded at an Average Price of ₹3.56kWh at IEX in August 2021 (1)

147 MU of Solar Traded at an Average Price of ₹3.56/kWh at IEX in August 2021

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) traded 413 million units (MU) of renewable energy in August 2021, a 43% month-over-month (MoM) decline compared to 726 MU in the previous month. However, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Infrastructure Finance Company REC to Raise ₹850 Billion Through Bonds and Debentures

Infrastructure Finance Company REC to Raise ₹850 Billion Through Bonds and Debentures

REC Limited, an infrastructure finance company involved in financing power projects, is seeking the approval of shareholders to raise ₹850 billion (~$11.63 billion) through the private placement of bonds or ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Mount to ₹141.44 Billion at the End of July 2021

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Mount to ₹141.44 Billion at the End of July 2021

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹141.44 billion (~$1.94 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding dispute amounts) in overdue payment across 259 pending invoices at the end of July 2021, according to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
DISCOM Directed to Pay ₹705 Million in Generation Based Incentive to a Wind Project

DISCOM Directed to Pay ₹705 Million in Generation Based Incentive to a Wind Project

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has granted six weeks to a distribution company (DISCOM) in Andhra Pradesh for the payment of a withheld amount of ₹705.4 million (~$9.6 ...
/ / Wind
India Leads Corporate Renewable Procurement Market in Asia-Pacific Report

India Leads Corporate Renewable Procurement Market in Asia-Pacific: Report

Corporate renewable power purchase agreements (PPA) begin to play a significant role in the decarbonization efforts of Asia-Pacific, Wood Mackenzie has said in a recent report. In the first half of 2021, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
A Record 726 MU of Renewables Traded at IEX’s Green Term-Ahead Market in July

A Record 726 MU of Renewables Traded at IEX’s Green Term-Ahead Market in July

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) traded an all-time high volume of 726 MU of renewable energy in July 2021, a 76% month-over-month (MoM) increase compared to 412 MU in the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Gap Between DISCOMs’ Energy Cost and Revenue Narrowed to ₹0.28kWh in FY 2020

Gap Between DISCOMs’ Energy Cost and Revenue Narrowed to ₹0.28/kWh in FY 2020

The Union Minister R.K. Singh said in Rajya Sabha that the gap between the Average Cost of Supply (ACS) and the Average Revenue Realized (ARR) at the national level reduced ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Adani Green’s Total Income Up by 23% YoY to ₹10.79 Billion in Q1 FY 2022

Adani Green’s Total Income Up by 23% YoY to ₹10.79 Billion in Q1 FY 2022

Renewable energy company Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) reported a total income of ₹10.79 billion (~$145.40 million) in the first quarter (Q1) of the financial year (FY) 2022, a 23% ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Project Finance Brief Soltage Raises $130 Million in Debt Financing for Solar Projects

Project Finance Brief: Soltage Raises $130 Million in Debt Financing for Solar Projects

From: Mercom Capital Group Soltage, an independent renewable power producer, raised a $130 million debt facility led by Silicon Valley Bank. The investment will finance a 110 MW national portfolio ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Solar Module Manufacturers in Asia Account of 92% of the Global Production: Report

Solar Module Manufacturers in Asia Account of 92% of the Global Production: Report

In its latest report, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) has stated that manufacturers in Asia accounted for 92% (over 130 GW) of global solar module production in 2020, ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
Government Issues Guidelines for Offshore Wind Power Assessment Study and Survey

Government Issues Guidelines for Offshore Wind Power Assessment Study and Survey

Following the notification of the National Offshore Wind Energy Policy in 2015, the government, through the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), has issued ‘Guidelines for Offshore Wind Power Assessment ...
/ / Wind
AIIB Approves $50 Million Loan for Enel Green Energy's 300 MW Solar Project

AIIB Approves $50 Million Loan for Enel Green Energy’s 300 MW Solar Project

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), a multilateral development bank, announced that it has approved a $50 million loan facility to Italy-based Enel Green Power to develop a 300 MW solar project ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
South Korea Allocates Over 2 GW of Solar Projects in Latest Auction

South Korea Allocates Over 2 GW of Solar Projects in Latest Auction

The Korean New and Renewable Energy Center (KNERC), a division of Korea Energy Agency, has announced that it has allocated 2.05 GW of solar capacity in its latest auction. In ...
Odisha DISCOMs and GRIDCO to Auction Surplus Power to Industries in the State

Odisha DISCOMs and GRIDCO to Auction Surplus Power to Industries in the State

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) directed Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO) to find a reasonable tariff to sell surplus power to industries in the state by following a transparent ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Industrial Consumer’s Plea to Expand Existing Solar Project Capacity Rejected

Industrial Consumer’s Plea to Expand Existing Solar Project Capacity Rejected

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories, in a recent order, has dismissed a high-tension (HT) industrial consumer’s petition, to increase the solar project ...
/ / Market & Policy, Solar
Solar Value Down by 37% in California Due to Value Deflection: Report

Solar Value Down by 37% in California Due to Value Deflection: Report

The value of solar has fallen by about 37% compared to other power generation sources in California, said The Breakthrough Institute in its latest report. The report said California’s 20% power comes ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar