National Power Portal Provides a Hub for Indian Power Sector Information

Newly Launched National Power Portal Provides a Hub for Indian Power Sector

The National Power Portal (NPP) – a centralized hub for the collation and dissemination of information on the Indian power sector – has been launched. The portal can be accessed ...
/ Grid, Smart Grid
Non-Solar REC Trading on the Rise

Non-Solar REC Trading on the Rise

Trading activity in non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) is on the rise in India. In the October REC trading session, a total of 4,87,105 non-solar RECs were sold. This is ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana

Solar Power Packs to Electrify Remote Areas Under a New Government Program

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has launched a new program called Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) to electrify all willing households in the country in rural ...
/ Off-grid, Solar
ABB India Solar

K. N. Sreevatsa of ABB Says Anti-Dumping Duty Should Be Levied on Inverters Imported to India

Mercom India interviewed K. N. Sreevatsa, Vice President and Head - Business Unit Power Conversion at ABB Limited, to get his views on the state of the solar inverter market ...
/ Inverters & BOS, Solar
CERC APPC Cost Solar Wind

CERC Sets ₹3.48/kWh as the National Average Power Purchase Cost for Open Access

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has set the national average power purchase cost (APPC) at ₹3.48 (~$0.0542)/kWh, barring a few states for open access. According to CERC the APPC ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Policy Roundup

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: July 2017

Mercom’s renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of July 2017: Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) released the GERC Net-Metering Rooftop Solar ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
Month in a Minute India Solar Update July

Important Data Points and Headlines from the Indian Renewable Energy Sector in July 2017

Several hydropower projects in India are witnessing significant overruns in both time and costs. Only 28 percent of the total hydropower potential in India - out of 148 GW has been developed ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission Solar RPO

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission Issues Draft Regulations for RPOs and RECs for Financial Years 2017-2020

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has issued the Draft DERC (Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) and Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Framework Implementation) Regulations 2017. The DERC has asked stakeholders to ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
loan to DISCOMs

Haryana DISCOMs to Get Rs.7.5 Billion (~$116 Million) Under UDAY Program

The Haryana government will provide Rs.7.5 billion (~$116.38 million) loan to distribution companies (DISCOMs) in Haryana at a concessional rate of interest (about 3 percent lower than the market rate) ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Piyush Goyal

RPO System to be Re-evaluated Says Power Minister Piyush Goyal

A separate solar and non-solar renewable purchase obligations (RPO) system should be reviewed according to Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of Power. If what’s been proposed by Mr. Goyal comes to ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission Releases Discussion Paper on 2017 Tariff Regulations For Renewable Energy Sources

Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission Releases Discussion Paper on 2017 Tariff Regulations For Renewable Energy Sources

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has released a discussion paper on HERC (Terms and Conditions for Determination of Tariff from Renewable Energy Sources, Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) and Renewable Energy Certificate ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
CERC Reduces Forbearance Price

CERC Reduces Forbearance Price of Solar RECs to Rs.2,400 (~$36.91)/MWh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued new forbearance and floor prices for Renewable Energy Certificates (REC). The forbearance price of solar RECs will be Rs.2,400 (~$36.91)/MWh and the ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
REC

Rural Electrification Corporation Powers 130 Million Rural Households

The Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) has electrified 13,04,63,046 rural households, so far. There were 17,75,90,317 unelectrified rural households, but the REC has achieved close to two-thirds of the target. About ...
/ Grid, T&D
rupees

CERC Reduces Floor Price of Solar RECs to Rs.1,000/MWh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued new forbearance and floor prices for Renewable Energy Certificates (REC). The CERC has announced that the forbearance price of solar RECs will ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
REC Jharkhand

Rural Electrification Corporation Signs MoU Worth Rs.151.5 Billion (~$2.25 billion) in Jharkhand to Connect State to the Grid

The Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state government of Jharkhand worth Rs.151.5 billion (~$2.25 billion). An MoU was signed with Jharkhand Bijli ...
/ Grid, T&D
25 Indian States Fall Behind Solar RPO Targets

25 Indian States Fall Behind Solar RPO Targets

Twenty-five states in India have fallen behind their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets. The state-wise installation targets set by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have not been ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
CEA Asks Utilities to Follow Advisory Mandating Use of Domestic Materials for Government Projects

CEA Asks Utilities to Follow Advisory Mandating Use of Domestic Materials for Government Projects

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has requested utilities to ensure that they follow the advisory mandating the use of domestic materials and equipment in government projects. Utilities in various states ...
/ Modules, Solar
Military Engineering Solar Tender

Indian Solar Quarterly Market Update

Stable Non-Protectionist Solar Policies Will Help Attract Much-Needed Foreign Investments into India The fundamentals of the solar sector have shifted. After years of panel price drops, module prices have gone ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
India Market Update

India First Quarter Solar Market Update – Focus on India’s solar policy framework

After the formal launch of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) in 2010, the markets have been closely watching the progress of India’s solar program as the JNNSM moves ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar