State-Owned DISCOMs Continue to Impede Renewables Growth

State-Owned DISCOMs Continue to Impede Renewables Growth

After at least two decades of bailouts and reform programs, the state-owned power distribution companies (DISCOMs) continue to be a massive drag on not only the upstream segments (generation and ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Solar
Rajasthan Proposes Free Solar Power for State DISCOMs from Interstate Projects

Rajasthan Proposes Free Solar Power for State DISCOMs from Interstate Projects

Rajasthan-based solar installations supplying electricity to other states will have to shell out 10% of their generation free of cost to the state's distribution companies (DISCOMs) if a proposal by ...
Amazon Announces Solar Power Purchase Agreements for 420 MW in India

Amazon Announces Solar Power Purchase Agreements for 420 MW in India

Amazon has announced its first set of utility-scale renewable energy projects in India. They comprise three solar projects in Rajasthan with a cumulative capacity of 420 MW. This includes a ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
APTEL Asks Regulator to Revisit Cross-Subsidy Surcharge for Open Access Power Projects

APTEL Asks Regulator to Revisit Cross-Subsidy Surcharge for Open Access Power Projects

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) recently ruled that the state regulatory commission should revisit the subject of cross-subsidy surcharge on open access projects in Rajasthan as and when it ...
/ / Open Access, Solar
Rajasthan Commission Approves Safeguard Duty, GST, and BCD as 'Change in Law' Events

Rajasthan Commission Approves Safeguard Duty, GST, and BCD as ‘Change in Law’ Events

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) recently ruled that the change in rates of safeguard duty, basic customs duty (BCD) on inverters, levy of BCD on the import of solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rajasthan Lays Thrust on Electric Vehicle Manufacturing in its EV Policy 2022

Rajasthan Lays Thrust on Electric Vehicle Manufacturing in its EV Policy 2022

The Rajasthan EV policy 2022 lays out financial and non-financial incentives and initiatives that would support the adoption of electric vehicles (EV) and seeks to promote EV manufacturing and related ...
Bids invited to Set Up a 100 MW Automatic Solar Module Manufacturing Line

Bids invited to Set Up a 100 MW Automatic Solar Module Manufacturing Line

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Union government and the Rajasthan government, has invited bids to set up a 100 MW automatic solar module manufacturing ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Norway’s Climate Investment Fund to Acquire 49% Stake in 420 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Norway’s Climate Investment Fund to Acquire 49% Stake in 420 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Norwegian Climate Investment Fund, managed by development and finance institution Norfund and Norway’s largest pension Fund KLP, signed an agreement to acquire a 49% stake in a 420 MW solar ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up: NTPC Commissions 48.8 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Daily News Wrap-Up: NTPC Commissions 48.8 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: NTPC announced the commissioning of the fifth and final part capacity of 48.8 MW out of the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tata Power Commissions a 225 MW Wind-Solar Hybrid Project in Rajasthan

Tata Power Commissions a 225 MW Wind-Solar Hybrid Project in Rajasthan

Tata Power Green Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has commissioned a 225 MW solar-wind hybrid power project in Rajasthan. The 225 MW of power generated from the project ...
Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects Play a Vital Role in Maintaining Grid Stability (1)

Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects Play a Vital Role in Maintaining Grid Stability

Wind-Solar hybrid projects have been hailed as the most viable option to manage intermittency issues faced by standalone wind and solar power sources. India has approximately 1.3 GW of solar ...
Rajasthan, Haryana, and Punjab Lead Solar Pump Installations Under PM-KUSUM Program

Rajasthan, Haryana, and Punjab Lead Solar Pump Installations Under PM-KUSUM Program

Rajasthan, Haryana, and Punjab are the top three states with the highest number of solar pump installations under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program. This ...
Solar and Wind Developers Fret Over Cost of Undergrounding Power Lines in the GIB Habitat

Solar and Wind Developers Fret Over Cost of Undergrounding Power Lines in the GIB Habitat

The fate of renewable energy projects in the Great Indian Bustard habitat in Rajasthan and Gujarat hangs in the balance as a section of developers is concerned about the costs ...
NTPC Issues Tender to Supply Bifacial Modules for a 735 MW Solar Project

NTPC Issues Tender to Supply Bifacial Modules for a 735 MW Solar Project

NTPC has invited bids for a solar photovoltaic module package for the 735 MW (3*245MW) Nokh Solar Project in Rajasthan. The scope of work includes manufacturing, supply, packing and forwarding, ...
MNRE Approves 61 Solar Parks Totaling 40 GW Amidst Land Acquisition Challenges

MNRE Approves 61 Solar Parks Totaling 40 GW Amidst Land Acquisition Challenges

India has set a lofty target of 280 GW of solar capacity by 2030. Achieving the target appears daunting, going by the progress made so far. Solar project development activity ...
Indian Oil Invites Bids for a 1 MW Captive Solar Project in Jaipur

Indian Oil Invites Bids for a 1 MW Captive Solar Project in Jaipur

Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) has invited bids for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of a 1 MW grid-connected captive solar power project with net metering facility at its Jaipur ...
Rajasthan Electronics Invites Bids to Install 409 EV Chargers Across Nine Cities

Rajasthan Electronics Invites Bids to Install 409 EV Chargers Across Nine Cities

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments (REIL) has invited bids for the survey, planning, supply, installation, and commissioning of 409 electric vehicle (EV) chargers in nine cities and across three national highways ...
DISCOMs a Hurdle for the Growth of Open Access Projects in Rajasthan

DISCOMs a Hurdle for the Growth of Open Access Projects in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is one of the most favorable states to set up group captive solar power projects due to its high solar irradiation and the benefit of lower net landed cost ...
Apex Court Issues Specifications for Bird Diverters in the Great Indian Bustard Habitat

Specifications Notified for Installing Bird Diverters in the Great Indian Bustard Habitat

The special committee constituted by the Supreme Court, after consultations with the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), has specified the technical standards for bird flight diverters to be installed in the ...
Rajasthan to Allot 2,397 Hectares of Land to Adani for a 1 GW Solar Project

Rajasthan to Allot 2,397 Hectares of Land to Adani for a 1 GW Solar Project

The Rajasthan Cabinet has decided to allot 2,397.54 hectares of government land in Bandha village of Jaisalmer district to Adani Renewables’ special purpose vehicle — Adani Renewable Energy Holding Four, ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
NTPC Issues BoS Tender for a 500 MW Solar Project at Bhadla in Rajasthan

NTPC Issues BoS Tender for a 500 MW Solar Project at Bhadla in Rajasthan

NTPC Renewable Energy (NTPC Renewables), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, has invited bids for the balance of system (BoS) package (excluding land and transmission system) for 500 MW of state ...
Tata Power Solar Commissions a 450 MW Project for Brookfield Renewable in Rajasthan

Tata Power Solar Commissions a 450 MW Project for Brookfield Renewable in Rajasthan

Tata Power Solar Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has commissioned a 450 MW solar project for Brookfield Renewable in Rajasthan. The engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) arm of ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
ReNew Power to Acquire 500 MW of Wind and Solar Projects

ReNew Power to Acquire Over 500 MW of Wind and Solar Projects

Independent power producer ReNew Power has signed definitive agreements to acquire over 500 MW of operating wind and solar assets. ReNew said it would acquire operating wind assets totaling 471.65 ...
Adani Green’s 390 MW Wind-Solar Hybrid Project With Tariff of ₹2.69kWh Commissioned

Adani Green’s 390 MW Wind-Solar Hybrid Project With Tariff of ₹2.69/kWh Commissioned

Adani Hybrid Energy Jaisalmer One, a subsidiary of Adani Green Energy (AGEL), has commissioned a 390 MW wind-solar hybrid power generation project in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The project is part of ...
ACME Solar Commissions 300 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

ACME Solar Commissions 300 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Independent power producer ACME Solar Holdings has commissioned a 300 MW solar project for the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL). The solar project is situated in the Badiseed village ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale