Now, Andhra Pradesh Decides to Withdraw Connectivity of 98 MW of Wind Projects

Now, Andhra Pradesh Decides to Withdraw Connectivity of 98 MW of Wind Projects

In a letter to its chief engineer, the Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (APTRANSCO) has instructed the removal of “irregular connections and loads” from wind energy projects. According to APTRANSCO, ...
/ / Other, Wind
Tata Power Commissions a 150 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Tata Power Commissions a 150 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), a subsidiary of Tata Power, has commissioned a 150 MW solar power project in Pokharan, Rajasthan. With this, the overall operating renewable capacity of ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Uttarakhand DISCOM Asked to Amend its Draft PPA for 200 MW of Solar Projects

Uttarakhand DISCOM Asked to Amend its Draft PPA for 200 MW of Solar Projects

The Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) recently approached the Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) seeking its approval for the model power purchase agreement (PPA) between the petitioner and the selected ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Commission Allows Modifications in PPAs and PSAs for 252 MW of Solar Projects

Maharashtra Commission Allows Modifications in PPAs and PSAs for 252 MW of Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the requests of a petition filed by the Maharashtra State Power Generation Corporation Limited’s (MSPGCL) for two solar power projects of 150 ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Maharashtra Commission Approves a Tariff of ₹3.10_kWh for 7 MW of Solar Projects

Maharashtra Commission Approves a Tariff of ₹3.10/kWh for 7 MW of Solar Projects

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MSPGCL) and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) recently approached the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) seeking its approval for the adoption ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra DISCOM Issues Tender for 80 MW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Projects

Maharashtra DISCOM Issues Tender for 80 MW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Projects

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a tender for the procurement of hybrid renewable power to meet its renewable purchase obligation (RPO). The tender also aims ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
NHPC Issues Tender for 2,000 MW of Solar Projects with a Tariff Ceiling of ₹2.95/kWh

NHPC Issues Tender for 2,000 MW of Solar Projects with a Tariff Ceiling of ₹2.95/kWh

NHPC Limited, a government-owned hydropower generator has issued a tender inviting bids for the procuring of 2,000 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) power. NHPC will enter into power purchase agreements ...
/ / Other, Water
Maharashtra Issues Tender to Develop 1,350 MW of Solar Projects in 30 Districts

Maharashtra Issues Tender to Develop 1,350 MW of Solar Projects in 30 Districts

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued tender inviting bids to develop of 1,350 MW of solar projects across 30 districts. The projects are to be implemented ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Maharashtra to Procure 500 MW of Wind Energy with a Tariff Cap of ₹2.95/kWh

Maharashtra to Procure 500 MW of Wind Energy with a Tariff Cap of ₹2.95/kWh

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a tender to procure 500 MW of wind power through a competitive bidding process. The distribution company intends to meet ...
/ / Other, Wind
SOLA Group Secures 400 Million Rand for 40 MW of Solar Projects in Southern Africa

SOLA Group Secures 400 Million Rand for 40 MW of Solar Projects in Southern Africa

The SOLA Group has committed to set up 40 MW of solar projects in Southern Africa. It has secured 400 million Rand (R) ($26.28 million) to build commercial and industrial ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Andhra Pradesh Government Now Says it Will Only Target PPAs of Corrupt Wind Projects

Andhra Pradesh Government Now Says it Will Only Target PPAs of Corrupt Wind Projects

In a welcome development, the ongoing feud between the renewable industry and the new administration in the state of Andhra Pradesh could be deescalating. The state government may take a ...
/ / Other, Wind
Gujarat Commission Allows DISCOMs to Procure Power from Small Solar Projects to Meet RPO

Gujarat Commission Allows DISCOMs to Procure Power from Small Solar Projects to Meet RPO

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has passed an order allowing Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) and the other distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state to procure power from ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
DISCOMs Across States Owe Nearly ₹30 Billion to Renewable Generators_ CEA

DISCOMs Across States Owe Nearly ₹30 Billion to Renewable Generators: CEA

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has found that distribution companies across the country owe dues totaling ₹30.12 billion (~$420 million) to renewable energy projects aggregating 5,982 MW. Last week, Mercom reported that ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Azure’s Revenue Up by 40% in Q1 of 2020 Driven by Newly Operational Solar Projects

Azure’s Revenue Up by 40% in Q1 of Fiscal 2020 Driven by Newly Operational Solar Projects

Azure Power, an independent solar power producer, has announced its consolidated financial results for the first quarter (Q1) of the financial year (FY) 2019-20. The company generated a revenue of ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Uphold Must-Run Status of Solar & Wind Projects: High Court to Andhra Pradesh

Stop Curtailing Solar and Wind Power: High Court to Andhra Pradesh

The Amaravati High Court has issued an order asking the state load despatch center (SLDC) and the state’s transmission company (APTRANSCO) to stop the curtailment of power from solar and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh Gives One-Time Exemption to Rooftop Solar Consumers to Avail Net Metering

Uttar Pradesh Gives One-Time Exemption to Rooftop Solar Consumers to Avail Net Metering

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has granted one-time relaxation in its rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) regulations at the behest of Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
DISCOM Asked to Settle Accumulated Interest Payments to Two Wind Developers

DISCOM Asked to Settle Accumulated Interest Payments to Two Wind Developers

In a recent judgment, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) ordered Hubli Electricity Supply Company Limited (HESCOM) to pay the dues to VRL Logistics Limited and Maris Power Supply Company ...
/ / Other, Wind
RK Singh Apprises Amit Shah on Andhra Pradesh’s Solar and Wind PPA Renegotiations

RK Singh Apprises Amit Shah on Andhra Pradesh’s Solar and Wind PPA Renegotiations

Minister of Power, R.K.Singh, has written a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, apprising him about his correspondence with Y.S.Jaganmohan Reddy, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, asking the ...
Gujarat Asks Wind Developers to Match Lowest Tariff, Only Two Agree

Gujarat Asks Wind Developers to Match Lowest Tariff, Only Two Agree

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) had requested the winning bidders in its recently concluded wind power auction to match the lowest bid of ₹2.8 (~$ 0.04). Only two ...
/ / Other, Wind
After High Court’s Stay on PPA Revision, Andhra Pradesh Begins Curtailing Wind Power

After High Court’s Stay, Andhra Pradesh Begins Curtailing Wind Power Severely

The situation in Andhra Pradesh has become a matter of concern for solar and wind project developers. The issue has escalated over the past week with renewable developers approaching the ...
/ / Other, Wind
DISCOMs Feel the Heat_ No Letter of Credit, No Advance Payment, No Power

DISCOMs Feel the Heat: No Letter of Credit, No Advance Payment, No Power

The Ministry of Power has issued procedural guidelines for the scheduling of power to distribution companies in case of non-maintenance of the line of credit under the payment security mechanism. Recently, Minister ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Ministry of Power Amends Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Procurement

Ministry of Power Amends Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Procurement

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has amended the competitive bidding guidelines for the procurement of power from grid-connected wind energy projects. This is the first time that these competitive bidding guidelines for ...
/ / Other, Wind
SECI & NTPC Say No to Andhra DISCOM’s Request to Renegotiate Solar Tariff

SECI & NTPC Say No to Andhra DISCOM’s Request to Renegotiate Solar Tariff

The future of solar photovoltaic (PV) project development in Andhra Pradesh appears gloomy amid an apparent disconnect between the developers and the state. After the state distribution company (DISCOM) issued ...
Gujarat Approves PPAs for 500 MW of Solar Projects

Gujarat Approves PPAs for 500 MW of Solar Projects

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has approved the power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 500 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects which were tendered and auctioned by the Gujarat ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
Tamil Nadu’s Kamarajar Port Invites Expression of Interest for a 5 MW Solar Project

Tamil Nadu’s Kamarajar Port Invites Expression of Interest for a 5 MW Solar Project

The Kamarajar Port Limited (KPL) has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) to set up a 5 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project at the port premises. The Kamarajar Port is ...