India’s Solar Generation Up by 18% YoY to 68.77 BU in 2021

India’s Solar Generation Up by 18% YoY to 68.77 BU in 2021

India generated approximately 68.77 billion units (BU) of solar power in the calendar year (CY) 2021, an 18% year-over-year (YoY) increase compared to 58.19 BU generated in the previous year, ...
Renewables to Account for 90% of the Global Power Capacity Increase in 2021 and 2022: IEA

Renewables to Account for 90% of the Global Power Capacity Increase in 2021 and 2022: IEA

Renewable energy is expected to account for 90% of the global power capacity increase in 2021 and 2022, according to International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Renewable Energy Market Updates – Outlook ...
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Daily News Wrap-Up: UPC-AC Energy Starts Construction of a 300 MW Solar Project

Daily News Wrap-Up: UPC-AC Energy Starts Construction of a 300 MW Solar Project

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: ACEN, the listed energy platform of Ayala Group, and UPC Solar Asia Pacific commenced construction of their ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
SECI Likely to Retender 2.25 GW of Round-the-Clock Renewables Bundled with Thermal

SECI Likely to Retender 2.25 GW of Round-the-Clock Renewables Bundled with Thermal

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) is likely to retender the remaining capacity of its initial 2.5 GW of round-the-clock (RTC) renewable energy projects bundled with thermal, considering the other ...
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US Could Install an Additional 21 GW of Solar in 2022 and 25 GW in 2023 EIA

US Could Install an Additional 21 GW of Solar in 2022 and 25 GW in 2023: EIA

In its short-term energy outlook, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts solar capacity to grow by around 21 GW in 2022 and 25 GW in 2023 in the United ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Commission Sets ₹2.49kWh as Average Power Purchase Costs for Himachal DISCOMs

Commission Sets ₹2.49/kWh as Average Power Purchase Costs for Himachal DISCOMs

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC), in its recent order, has set ₹2.49 (~$0.033) as the average power purchase cost (APPC) for the financial year 2021-22 under the renewable ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
PFC and REC Reduce Lending Rates to Boost Expansion of Renewable Energy Projects

PFC and REC Reduce Lending Rates to Boost Expansion of Renewable Energy Projects

Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and REC Limited, public finance infrastructure companies, have reduced their lending rates by 40 basis points for all types of loans. The companies revised lending rates ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
ITC Commissions its First Offsite Solar Project with 14.9 MW Capacity in Tamil Nadu

ITC Commissions its First Offsite Solar Project with 14.9 MW Capacity in Tamil Nadu

ITC Limited, an Indian multi-business conglomerate, said it had commissioned its first offsite solar project in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu. The 14.9 MW solar project, built with an investment of ₹760 ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
India Likely to Have Energy Surplus of 6.4% During 2021-22 CEA

India Likely to Have Energy Surplus of 6.4% During 2021-22: CEA

India is likely to have an energy surplus of 6.4% and a peak surplus of 9.1% for the year 2021-22, according to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) latest Load Generation ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Consumer of Captive Cogeneration Project Exempted from RPO Compliance

Consumer of Captive Cogeneration Project Exempted from RPO Compliance

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has exempted a captive power producer from renewable purchase obligations (RPO) when its consumption from its cogeneration sources is higher than its RPO for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
ReNew Energy Receives License for Inter-State Electricity Trading Across India

ReNew Energy Receives License for Inter-State Electricity Trading Across India

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has granted an inter-state trading license to ReNew Energy Markets to trade power across India. Background ReNew Energy Markets, a ReNew Power group company, ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Andhra DISCOMs Get Regulatory Approval to Procure 7 GW of Solar Power from SECI

Andhra DISCOMs Get Regulatory Approval to Procure 7 GW of Solar Power from SECI

In a significant development, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has approved the proposal of Andhra Pradesh distribution companies (DISCOMs) to procure 7,000 MW of solar power from the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Generation Jumps 18% YoY to 51.67 BU in 9M 2021

Solar Generation Jumps 18% YoY to 51.67 BU in 9M 2021

India generated around 51.67 BU of solar power in the first nine months (9M) of the calendar year (CY) 2021, an 18% year-over-year (YoY) increase compared to 43.97 BU in ...
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Renewables To Be the Primary Source for New Electricity Generation In 2050

Renewables to Be the Primary Source for New Electricity Generation in 2050

The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest International Energy Outlook 2021 report suggests that if current policy and technology trends continue, global energy consumption and energy-related carbon dioxide emissions will ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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