AfDB Extends $153.5 Million for Developing Tunisia’s Power Transmission Network

AfDB Extends $153.5 Million for Developing Tunisia’s Power Transmission Network

In a major boost to the Tunisian renewable energy sector, African Development Board (AfDB) has sanctioned €138 million (~$153.5 million) for the Tunisian Company of Energy and Gas (STEG) to ...
/ / Grid, T&D
SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender Attracts Technical Bids from Four Developers

SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender Attracts Technical Bids from Four Developers

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has received bids totaling 1,200 MW capacity for setting up solar energy projects. The projects developed are to be connected with the interstate transmission ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Revises Tariff Ceiling for its 1,200 MW Wind Tender to ₹2.93_kWh

SECI Revises Tariff Ceiling for its 1,200 MW Wind Tender to ₹2.93/kWh

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued an amendment revising the tariff ceiling for a 1,200 MW wind tender that it had floated last month. In September 2019, SECI ...
/ / Other, Wind
Center Mulls 5-Min Time-Block for Deviation Settlement as Renewable Generation Surges

Center Mulls 5-Min Time-Block for Deviation Settlement as Renewable Generation Surges

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) recently organized a conference “Energizing South” in Tamil Nadu’s capital city of Chennai. The conference’s theme was “India at 75: Forging Ahead: Commercially Smart, ...
SECI Issues 400 MW Tender for Round the Clock Supply of Renewables with Energy Storage

SECI Issues 400 MW Tender for Round the Clock Supply of Renewables with Energy Storage

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender to procure 400 MW (2x200 MW) of renewable energy on round the clock basis. The energy procured through these projects ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Respite for Developers as Andhra Commission Approves Tariff for 1.7 GW of Solar Projects

Respite for Developers as Andhra Commission Approves Tariff for 1.7 GW of Solar Projects

In a respite for renewable developers in the state, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Authority (APERC) has approved the tariff for three solar park projects - 750 MW (Phase - ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
APTEL Stalls DERC from Imposing Penalty on Tata Power DISCOM for RPO Non-Compliance

APTEL Stalls DERC from Imposing Penalty on Tata Power DISCOM for RPO Non-Compliance

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has provided relief to the Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) after it was penalized by the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) for not meeting ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BHEL Floats Tender for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

BHEL Floats Tender for 50 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has issued a tender for a 50 MW (AC) solar power project for MAHAGENCO. This solar project will be located at Kaudgaon in Maharashtra. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Andhra High Court Stays Center’s Order, Gives Relief to DISCOMs Over Letters of Credit (1)

Andhra High Court Stays Center’s Order, Gives Relief to DISCOMs Over Letters of Credit

The Andhra Pradesh High Court has issued a stay order on the central government’s proceedings against electricity distribution companies (DISCOMs) in Andhra Pradesh for not providing letters of credit to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
NSEFI Urges RK Singh to Bail Out Solar Generators from Andhra’s Ongoing Renewable Feud

NSEFI Urges RK Singh to Bail Out Solar Generators from Andhra’s Ongoing Renewable Feud

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has requested the Union Power Minister R.K. Singh to bail out solar generators from the ongoing renewable energy dispute in Andhra Pradesh ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
KERC Denies Extension of Commissioning Dates for SunEdison’s 150 MW of Solar Projects

KERC Denies Extension of Commissioning Dates for SunEdison’s 150 MW of Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has ruled against a petition filed by the special purpose vehicles (SPVs) of SunEdison Energy - SEI Aditi Power, SEI Bheem, SEI Suryashakthi, SEI ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India’s DISCOM Ratings Show Signs of Improvement on Paper

India’s DISCOM Ratings Show Signs of Improvement on Paper

The Ministry of Power (MoP) recently released its seventh annual integrated ratings for the state distribution companies (DISCOMs). The Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency (ICRA) and Credit Analysis and ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
EESL Joins Hands With NIIF for Roll-Out of Smart Meter Program in India

EESL Joins Hands With NIIF for Roll-Out of Smart Meter Program in India

The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), have announced a new joint venture called Intellismart Infrastructure Private Limited or ‘IntelliSmart.’ This joint venture has ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
NISE Writes to Concentrated Solar Thermal Manufacturers for Mandatory Testing

NISE Writes to Concentrated Solar Thermal Manufacturers for Mandatory Testing

The National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) has written a letter to domestic manufacturers, state nodal agencies, and concerned stakeholders regarding the mandatory testing of concentrated solar thermal (CST) products ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE’s New Guidelines Shed Light on Bidding Process for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

MNRE’s New Guidelines Shed Light on Bidding Process for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued its draft guidelines for the tariff-based competitive bidding process for the procurement of power from grid-connected wind-solar hybrid projects. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rajasthan RE Generators to Pay 50% of Deviation Settlement Charges from Oct ‘19-March 2020

Rajasthan RE Generators to Pay 50% of Deviation Settlement Charges from Oct ‘19-March 2020

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued its amended regulations for Forecasting, Scheduling, Deviation Settlement of Solar and Wind Generation Sources Regulations, 2017. The commission was responding to a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
GERC Rejects Petition from Wind Developers for Refund of Delayed Payment Charge

GERC Rejects Petition from Wind Developers for Refund of Delayed Payment Charge

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has passed an order rejecting the payment claims from wind power generators Sitac RE Private Limited and Jasdan Energy Private Limited. The respondents, in ...
/ / Other, Wind
Uttarakhand DISCOM Allowed to Use Surplus Non-Solar RPO to Meet its Solar RPO Deficits

Uttarakhand DISCOM Allowed to Use Surplus Non-Solar RPO to Meet its Solar RPO Deficits

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has allowed Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) to carry forward the surplus non-solar renewable purchase obligations (RPO) of the financial year (FY) 2019-20 to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bangladesh to Develop 50 MW of Solar Power Projects

Bangladesh to Develop 50 MW of Solar Power Projects

A consortium of ib vogt and AG Agro Industries have won a contract to develop a 50 MW grid-tied solar project in the Chittagong district of Bangladesh. The company is ...
Uruguay Floats Tender for 65 MW of Solar Projects

Uruguay Floats Tender for 65 MW of Solar Projects

Uruguayan state-owned power company, PTE, has issued a tender for the development of 65 MW of solar projects in the country. The scope of work in this tender includes the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Punjab Renewable Policy Targets 3 GW of Solar Capacity by 2030

Punjab Renewable Policy Targets 3 GW of Solar Capacity by 2030

The Punjab Government has launched a draft version of its renewable energy policy, which aims to meet 21% of its power requirement through renewable energy by the year 2030. Punjab ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Haryana to Procure 300 MW of Solar Power on Short-Term Open Access Basis

Haryana to Procure 300 MW of Solar Power on Short-Term Open Access Basis

Haryana Power Purchase Company (HPPC) has issued a tender to procure 300 MW of solar power under a short-term open access arrangement. The tender has been floated on behalf of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Power Generated from Co-firing of Biomass in Thermal Plants Eligible for RPO_ MNRE

Power Generated from Co-firing of Biomass in Thermal Plants Eligible for RPO: MNRE

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notice clarifying the eligibility of power generated from the co-firing of biomass in thermal power plants as renewable energy ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Haryana to Procure 100 MW of Solar & Wind Power with Energy Storage to Fulfil its RPO

Haryana to Procure 100 MW of Solar & Wind Power with Energy Storage to Fulfil its RPO

The Haryana Power Purchase Company (HPPC) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) inviting bids to procure flexible scheduled renewable energy to meet its renewable purchase obligations (RPO) considering a ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Adani Green Raises $362.5 Million Through Issuance of Green Bonds

Adani Green Raises $362.5 Million Through Issuance of Green Bonds

Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) has announced that its subsidiaries, Adani Renewable Energy Limited, Wardha Solar (Maharashtra), and Kodangal Solar Parks Private Limited, have approved the issuance of dollar-denominated 20-year ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar