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 ...
Greenko Gets Stay Order on Andhra Pradesh’s Move to Revise Solar Tariff

Greenko Gets Stay Order on Andhra Pradesh’s Move to Revise Solar Tariff

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has put a stay order on the implementation of Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company (APSPDCL)’s letter seeking a revision in the power purchase ...
After SECI, Andhra Govt Writes to NTPC for Revision of Tariff for 1.25 GW of Solar Projects

After SECI, Andhra Govt Writes to NTPC for Revision of Tariff for 1.25 GW of Solar Projects

After writing to the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) seeking a revision in the power sale agreements (PSAs) for 400 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, the Andhra ...
Lender Can Substitute Promoter in Case of Solar Generator Default_ Amended Guidelines

Lender Can Substitute Promoter in Case of Solar Generator Default: Amended Guidelines

The Ministry of Power has amended the competitive bidding guidelines for the procurement of power from grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. This is the third time these guidelines have been amended. The ...
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Andhra Pradesh Government Justifies its Stance on Revisiting of Solar & Wind PPAs

Andhra Pradesh Government Justifies its Stance on Revisiting of Solar & Wind PPAs

Justifying its decision to renegotiate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for solar and wind projects signed by the previous government led by Chandrababu Naidu, the new government of Andhra Pradesh has ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Government Summons Wind Power Developers for Retrospective Tariff Negotiation

Andhra Government Summons Wind Power Developers for Retrospective Tariff Negotiation

Continuing with its decision to renegotiate the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for wind and solar power projects signed during the former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s tenure, the present government of ...
/ / Other, Wind
Maharashtra DISCOM to Amend EPAs for Purchase of 500 MW of Wind Power

Maharashtra DISCOM to Amend EPAs for Purchase of 500 MW of Wind Power

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has received the approval it sought from the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) for deviations in the standard bidding document for the ...
/ / Other, Wind
Solar Developers Seek Transparency in DISCOM Payments, Approvals and Grid Curtailment

Solar Developers Seek Transparency in DISCOM Payments, Approvals and Grid Curtailment

In the recent strategic meeting held by the Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA), the key industry stakeholders deliberated upon major issues affecting the developers ranging from deviation settlement issues to ...
Power Ministry’s 5-Year Plan Calls for Fair Share of Renewables and More Washed Coal

Power Ministry’s 5-Year Plan Calls for Fair Share of Renewables and More Washed Coal

The Ministry of Power has issued a vision document which charts the way forward for India’s power sector. The document points out the problem areas and sets the timeline for ...