DISCOMs’ Outstanding Payments to Renewable Generators Cross ₹123 Billion in February

DISCOMs’ Outstanding Payments to Renewable Generators Cross ₹123 Billion in February

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹123.45 billion (~$1.68 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments across 206 pending invoices at the end of February 2021, according to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
MNRE: No Commissioning Date Extension Beyond Six Months for Renewable Energy Projects

MNRE: No Commissioning Date Extension Beyond Six Months for Renewable Energy Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has clarified that the extension provided by implementing agencies on account of the Covid-19 pandemic should in no case be more than ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Defer Bids Until Power Sale Agreements Backlog is Cleared – Solar Developers to Minister

Defer Bids Until Power Sale Agreements Backlog is Cleared – Solar Developers to Minister

The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) has written to Union Power Minister R.K. Singh asking to stop new auction activity for solar projects until the backlog of power sale agreements ...
India's Solar Installations Reach 40 GW Milestone

India’s Solar Installations Reach 40 GW Milestone

India's cumulative solar installations have hit the 40 GW milestone, according to Mercom India Research. As of February 2021, the country's total installations comprised 34.9 GW of utility-scale solar installations and ...
TCIL Invites Bids to Set Up 5 GW of Solar Projects Under CPSU Program by IREDA

TCIL Invites Bids to Set Up 5 GW of Solar Projects Under CPSU Program by IREDA

Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL) has floated an expression of interest (EoI) to select partners for setting up grid-connected solar projects in India under the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) ...
Chhattisgarh Releases Draft Renewable Purchase Obligations Regulations for 2021-2026

Chhattisgarh Releases Draft Renewable Purchase Obligations Regulations for 2021-2026

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued a draft notification for the state’s renewable purchase obligation (RPO) and renewable energy certificates (REC) framework regulations for 2021-2026. The Chhattisgarh ...
Bidders Asked to Factor Basic Customs Duty for the 50 MW Solar with 10 MW Agro-PV Tender

Bidders Asked to Factor Basic Customs Duty for the 50 MW Solar with 10 MW Agro-PV Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has amended its tender for 50 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Tamil Nadu, asking bidders to factor in the basic customs ...
Lowest Tariff of ₹2.77/kWh Quoted in SECI’s 1.2 GW Wind Auction

Lowest Tariff of ₹2.77/kWh Quoted in SECI’s 1.2 GW Wind Auction

Adani Renewable Energy, Ayana Renewable Power, Evergreen Power, and JSW Future Energy won 1.2 GW of wind power projects in the Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) auction to select ...
/ / Wind
Amazon To Set Up 62 MW of Ground-Mounted Solar Projects in Singapore

Amazon To Set Up 62 MW of Ground-Mounted Solar Projects in Singapore

U.S.-based e-commerce giant Amazon announced its plans to set up 62 MW of ground-mounted solar projects in Singapore. It expects to complete the project in 2022. It is expected to generate 80,000 ...
Haryana Budget Includes Solar Projects, Lights, Pumps, and EV Announcements

Haryana Budget Includes Solar Projects, Lights, Pumps, and EV Announcements

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal announced the budget for 2021-22. Provisions were made to set up 93 MW of solar projects, among other renewable and e-mobility plans. The Haryana Power ...
Bids Invited to Connect Existing Non-Functional Solar Projects to Grid with Net Metering

Bids Invited to Connect Existing Non-Functional Solar Projects to Grid with Net Metering

The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has issued a tender to connect and synchronize existing non-functional off-grid solar projects at state government institutions. Bidders must submit an earnest ...
Amendments Proposed to RPO Regulations for Captive Renewable Projects in Punjab

Amendments Proposed to RPO Regulations for Captive Renewable Projects in Punjab

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has proposed to cap the renewable purchase obligations (RPO) for captive power projects. It has invited feedback from the industry on or before ...
REC Market Counting on RPO Compliance Deadline Extension Amidst Trading Halt

REC Market Counting on RPO Compliance Deadline Extension Amidst Trading Halt

As the power market awaits the end of an over seven-month halt in the trading of renewable energy certificates (REC), stakeholders remain hopeful of a deadline extension from their respective ...
Moradabad Smart City Issues Tender for Solar Water ATMs

Moradabad Smart City Issues Tender for Solar Water ATMs

Moradabad Smart City has floated a request for proposal for setting up 25 solar-based water automated teller machines (ATM) to provide safe drinking water in Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh. Bidders must ...
United States Added a Record 33.8 GW of Renewables in 2020 Despite COVID-19: BNEF

United States Added a Record 33.8 GW of Renewables in 2020 Despite COVID-19: BNEF

BloombergNEF (BNEF) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) have, in their report 'Sustainable Energy in America Factbook', said that renewable generation continued to expand its share in the ...
Karnataka’s Renewable Energy Policy for 2021-2026 Aims at Adding 2 GW of Rooftop Solar

Karnataka’s Renewable Energy Policy for 2021-2026 Aims at Adding 2 GW of Rooftop Solar

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has issued the ‘Draft Karnataka Renewable Energy Policy 2021-2026” aimed at developing 20 GW of renewable energy projects with and without energy storage. According ...
Bids Invited for Building-Integrated Rooftop Solar Systems in Kerala

Bids Invited for Building-Integrated Rooftop Solar Systems in Kerala

The Steel Industries of Kerala Limited (SILK), a Kerala government-owned company, has floated a tender for 1 MW of on-grid building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) system on the roof of the Chandrashekharan ...
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Edged Up to ₹122 Billion in January 2021

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Edged Up to ₹122 Billion in January 2021

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹122.49 billion (~$1.65 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments across 384 pending invoices at the end of January 2021, according to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
CERC Revises Grant of Connectivity Guidelines for ISTS-Connected Renewable Projects

CERC Revises Grant of Connectivity Guidelines for ISTS-Connected Renewable Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved the revised guidelines for the grant of interstate transmission system (ISTS) connectivity to renewable energy projects. The Commission had issued draft amendments ...
/ / Grid, T&D
ReNew Power to Go Public in an $8 Billion SPAC Deal

ReNew Power to Go Public in an $8 Billion SPAC Deal

ReNew Power, an India-based independent power producer, has signed an agreement for a business combination with RMG Acquisition Corporation II, a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), resulting in ReNew Power ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
EESL Subsidiary Floats Tender for 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

EESL Subsidiary Floats Tender for 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

Convergence Energy Services Limited (CESL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), has floated a tender for setting up 100 MW of solar power projects in Maharashtra with ...
France's Total Sells Stake in 338 MW of Solar and Wind Assets

France’s Total Sells Stake in 338 MW of Solar and Wind Assets

French oil and gas major Total announced its plans to sell parts of its stake in its solar and wind farms to France-based Crédit Agricole Assurances and Banque des Territoires. The value ...
Tender Floated for Setting Up 9.9 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems in West Bengal

Tender Floated for Setting Up 9.9 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems in West Bengal

The West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) has invited bids for the design, manufacturing, installation, and commissioning of 9.9 MW of rooftop solar power projects on a turnkey basis ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SJVN Floats Tender Seeking End-to-End Services for 1 GW of Open Access Solar Projects

SJVN Floats Tender Seeking End-to-End Services for 1 GW of Open Access Solar Projects

SJVN Limited has floated a tender seeking services from firms to arrange for land, connectivity, open access, and power purchase agreements for 1 GW of grid-connected solar projects in the country ...
Developers Say ISTS Waiver Extension Inevitable, Highlight Other Pressing Issues

Developers Say ISTS Waiver Extension Inevitable, Highlight Other Pressing Issues

Renewable energy projects commissioned on or before June 30, 2023, have a waiver on inter-state transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses. But most of these projects are yet to sign ...