Maharashtra Approves Amended Energy Purchase Agreement for Two Wind Projects

Maharashtra Approves Amended Energy Purchase Agreement for Two Wind Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the extension of an amended energy purchase agreement (EPA) between Tata Power Company Limited- Distribution (TPC-D) and its wind energy business Tata ...
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IREDA Has Set Aside ₹100 Billion to Indian Renewable Energy Sector in 2020

IREDA Has Set Aside ₹100 Billion for Renewable Energy Projects in 2020

Mercom India hosted a webinar on key trends shaping the Indian solar market based on its recently released India Solar Market Update report for the first quarter of 2020. The ...
Karnataka Commission Denies Commissioning Extension to Four Solar Projects

Karnataka Commission Denies Commissioning Extension to Four Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has passed orders for four solar power developers asking them to pay liquidated damages for delays in project commissioning. In its orders, the KERC ...
Sri Lanka Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 150 MW Solar Tender

Sri Lanka Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 150 MW Solar Tender

Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) has extended the bid submission deadline of its tender for 150 MW of solar projects to be developed at various locations in the country ...
Five Lowest Solar Bids Recorded in 2019 [Infographics]

Five Lowest Solar Bids Recorded in 2019 [Infographics]

India’s solar industry is extremely price-sensitive, where the difference of a single penny can make a difference. Over 16 GW of solar projects were auctioned in 2019, and the lowest ...
Prime Minister Stresses the Need to Boost Domestic Production of Solar Components

Prime Minister Stresses the Need to Boost Domestic Production of Solar Components

In a meeting with the Ministry of Power (MoP) and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the need for a more holistic approach ...
Bihar Removes Ceiling Tariff for 250 MW Solar Project, Extends Bid Submission Deadline

Bihar Removes Ceiling Tariff for 250 MW Solar Projects, Extends Bid Submission Deadline

The Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency (BREDA) has reissued a request for proposal (RfP) for 250 MW of power from solar projects through a tariff-based competitive bidding process. The state ...
ONGC and NTPC to Set up a Joint Venture for Developing Renewable Projects

ONGC and NTPC to Set up a Joint Venture for Developing Renewable Projects

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has announced its plans to set up a renewable joint venture (JV) company with NTPC Limited, and it has signed a memorandum of ...
Renewable Energy Generation More Resilient to COVID-19 Challenges than Others_ Report

Renewable Energy Generation More Resilient to COVID-19 Challenges than Others: Report

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has said that global renewable installations might fall for the first time in 20 years due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Still, it can pick ...
India is Making Consistent & Measurable Progress In Energy Transition Since 6 Years_ WEF

India is Making Consistent & Measurable Progress in Energy Transition Since 6 Years: WEF

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its Energy Transition Index (ETI) report for 2020, which sheds light on the energy system performance and clean energy transition readiness of 115 ...
Goodbye Polycrystalline Solar Modules, Hello Mono PERC, HJT, Bifacial

Goodbye Polycrystalline Solar Modules, Hello Mono PERC, HJT, Bifacial

Technology shift in the solar industry has been taking place rapidly across the globe, but India, a notoriously cost-sensitive market, has been slow to adapt and accept newer products. Higher ...
SECI Reschedules Pre-Bid Meeting for its Tender for 2 GW of Solar Projects

SECI Reschedules Pre-Bid Meeting for its Tender for 2 GW of Solar Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) announced that it is rescheduling its pre-bid meeting for its tender for the selection of solar power developers for its 2 GW interstate ...
European Commission and India to Cooperate on Integrated Local Energy System Solutions

European Commission and India to Cooperate on Integrated Local Energy System Solutions

The European Commission’s (EC) Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) and the Indian Department of Science and Technology (DST) have called for proposals that make use of existing local energy ...
By 2050, Mineral Demand to Soar by 500% Pushed by Renewable Expansion_ World Bank

By 2050, Mineral Demand to Soar by 500% Pushed by Renewable Expansion: World Bank

The World Bank Group (WBG) has released a report that said demand for key minerals used in clean energy technology could grow almost 500% by 2050 to meet growing demand ...
CERC Approves Construction of Transmission Systems for 20 GW of Solar in Rajasthan

CERC Approves Construction of Transmission Systems for 20 GW of Solar in Rajasthan

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has passed an order granting regulatory approval to the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) for setting up transmission systems under the second ...
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Uttarakhand Issues Tender for 575 kW of Rooftop and Small Solar Projects

Uttarakhand Issues Tender for 575 kW of Rooftop and Small Solar Projects

The Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) has issued a tender to empanel contractors for 575 kW of grid-connected rooftop and small solar power projects ranging between 1 kW and ...
CEL Issues EoI for Empanelling Balance of Systems Vendors for Solar Power Packs

CEL Issues EoI for Empaneling Balance of Systems Vendors for Solar Power Packs

The government-owned Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has issued a notice inviting expressions of interest (EoI) for empaneling vendors or suppliers for the balance of systems (BoS) to be used for ...
Indian Oil Floats Tenders for Rooftop Solar Systems in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra

Indian Oil Floats Tenders for Rooftop Solar Systems in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra

The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has floated tenders for 580 kW of grid-connected rooftop captive solar power projects at its terminals in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra. The IOCL floated ...
ReNew Power Wins SECI’s 400 MW Round-The-Clock Renewable Tender at ₹2.90_kWh

ReNew Power Wins SECI’s 400 MW Round-The-Clock Renewable Tender at ₹2.90/kWh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has announced the winner of its tender for 400 MW of renewable power on a round-the-clock (RTC) basis. ReNew Power won the auction for ...
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Continues to Rise

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Continue to Rise

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable energy generators ₹68.37 billion (~$914.5 million) in outstanding payments spread across 307 pending invoices at the end of March 2020, according to data from the ...
Mizoram Floats Tender for Short-Term Supply of Surplus Non-Solar Renewable Power

Mizoram Floats Tender for Short-Term Supply of Surplus Non-Solar Renewable Power

The Power and Electricity Department of Mizoram (PEDM), an undertaking of the Government of Mizoram, has issued a notice inviting bids for the short-term sale of surplus non-solar renewable power ...
Solar Tender Announcements Dipped 45% in April While Auctions Rose

Solar Tender Announcements Dipped 45% in April While Auctions Rose

Tender activity in April 2020 was down 45% from March. According to Mercom’s India Solar Tender Tracker, around 3.6 GW of solar projects were announced in April, compared to over 8 ...
RITES Releases Tender for 1 GW of Solar Projects on Railways Land Across India

RITES Releases Tender for 1 GW of Solar Projects on Railways Land Across India

RITES Limited, an engineering consultancy company that specializes in transport infrastructure, has floated a tender for setting up 1 GW of land-based solar photovoltaic power projects on various zonal railways ...
Taiwan’s Chenya Energy Receives Financing for World’s Largest Floating Solar Project

Taiwan’s Chenya Energy Receives Financing for World’s Largest Floating Solar Project

Taiwanese solar power developer, Chenya Energy Company Limited, announced that it received TWD 7.2 billion (~$239.2 million) financing for a 180 MW floating solar project in the Changhua Coastal Industrial Park ...
CERC Extends Validity of Expiring Solar and Non-Solar RECs to October 31, 2020

CERC Extends Validity of Expiring Solar and Non-Solar RECs to October 31, 2020

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has passed an order extending the validity of renewable energy certificates (RECs) to avoid demand-supply imbalances in the REC market. It extended the validity ...