Tuticorin Port, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Keen to Set Up Renewable Manufacturing Hubs

Tuticorin Port, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Keen to Set Up Renewable Manufacturing Hubs

The Tuticorin Port Trust and the states of Madhya Pradesh and Odisha have expressed interest in setting up renewable energy manufacturing parks in response to the Ministry of New and ...
NVVN Issues EoI for 10 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles for Public Transport in Leh, New Delhi

NVVN Issues EoI for 10 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles for Public Transport in Leh, New Delhi

The NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the NTPC, has issued a global expression of interest (EOI) for ten fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) for public ...
Uttarakhand Floats Tender for Supply of 900 Solar Meters

Uttarakhand Floats Tender for Supply of 900 Solar Meters

The Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) has floated a tender for 900 single-phase (10-60a) whole current solar meters in the state. Interested bidders are expected to submit an earnest money ...
MNRE Scraps Second Phase of AJAY Solar Streetlights Program Due to COVID-19

MNRE Scraps Second Phase of AJAY Solar Streetlights Program Due to COVID-19

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notice stating that it is shutting down Phase II of the Atal Jyoti Yojana (AJAY) program due to the ...
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Singapore's EMA and Keppel Sign $10 Million MoU for Green Innovations in Marine Sector

Singapore’s EMA and Keppel Sign $10 Million MoU for Green Innovations in Marine Sector

Singapore's Energy Market Authority (EMA) and Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) have announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and entered into a $10 million (~₹759.42 ...
Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Mix Rises to 9.8% as of Q1 2020

Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Mix Rises to 9.8% as of Q1 2020

The share of renewable energy (including large hydro) in India’s overall installed power capacity mix rose marginally to 36.2% at the end of the first quarter of 2020, from 35.9% ...
MNRE Grants Blanket Extension of Lockdown Period Plus 30 Days for Renewable Projects

MNRE Grants Blanket Extension of Lockdown Period Plus 30 Days for Renewable Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a blanket commissioning time extension for all renewable energy projects under construction in the country on account of the nationwide ...
SoftBank, O2 Power, EDEN Renewables, Axis Energy, Avaada Win NHPC’s 2 GW Solar Auction

SoftBank, O2 Power, EDEN Renewables, Axis Energy, Avaada Win NHPC’s 2 GW Solar Auction

SoftBank, Axis Energy Ventures India Private Limited, O2 Power, EDEN Renewables, and Avaada Energy, were the winners in the 2 GW interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected solar projects auctioned by ...
AleaSoft Collaborates with India’s PGCIL to Provide Solar, Wind Power Demand Forecasts

AleaSoft Collaborates with India’s PGCIL to Provide Solar, Wind Power Demand Forecasts

AleaSoft, an energy forecasting solutions company, announced that it has collaborated with the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) as a provider of solar and wind energy forecasting. The ...
Punjab Extends Validity of Levelized Tariffs for Renewables Until June 30, 2020

Punjab Extends Validity of Levelized Tariffs for Renewables Until June 30, 2020

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has extended the validity of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (CERC) Renewable Energy Tariff Regulations, 2017, and the Levelized generic tariffs for renewable ...
SECI Extends Deadline to Submit Bids for 4 MW Floating Solar Project With Battery Storage

SECI Extends Deadline to Submit Bids for 4 MW Floating Solar Project With Battery Storage

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the last date submit bids for 4 MW of grid-connected floating solar power projects with 2 MW of battery energy storage ...
MNRE Asks States and Ports to Locate Land for Renewable Manufacturing and Export Hubs

MNRE Asks States and Ports to Locate Land for Renewable Manufacturing and Export Hubs

All states and ports in the country are expected to identify land parcels ranging between 50 and 500 acres in size in their regions that can be used to set ...
Africa’s Mali Announces Tax and Duty Exemptions on Renewable Energy Equipment

Africa’s Mali Announces Tax and Duty Exemptions on Renewable Energy Equipment

The Republic of Mali, a country in West Africa, has announced that it will exempt renewable energy equipment from value-added taxes (VAT), duties, and other taxes to boost the reduction ...
Maharashtra Will No Longer Set Generic Tariffs for Renewables

Maharashtra Will No Longer Set Generic Tariffs for Renewables

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), going forward, will determine tariffs for wind, solar, non-fossil fuels-based co-generation, biomass-based, and hybrid renewable power projects only through a transparent process of competitive ...
SECI Issues Tender for 15 MW of Floating Solar Projects at Singareni Collieries in Telangana

SECI Issues Tender for 15 MW of Floating Solar Projects at Singareni Collieries in Telangana

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited bids for 15 MW of floating solar projects at Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) in the state of Telangana. The projects ...
SECI to Reimburse Additional Charges Incurred by Hero Solar Due to GST Enactment

SECI to Reimburse Additional Charges Incurred by Hero Solar Due to GST Enactment

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has said that the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) falls under the scope of the “Change in Law” clause of power ...
AfDB Extends €12.46 Million for Expansion of Renewables in an African Island

AfDB Extends €12.46 Million for Expansion of Renewables in an African Island

The African Development Bank (AfDB) announced that it would donate €12.46 million (~₹1.05 billion) to finance the Energy Transition and Institutional Support Program (ETISP) in the Democratic Republic of São ...
MNRE Addresses Invoicing Issues Faced by Renewable Generators Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

MNRE Addresses Invoicing Issues Faced by Renewable Generators Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum addressing problems that domestic renewable energy generating stations are facing while invoicing for renewable energy supplied amid the ...
Month in a Minute_ Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in March 2020

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in March 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc globally. All industries and economic activity have felt the repercussions of the outbreak. Mercom is covering the effects of Coronavirus on the industry to ...
Punjab Claims it is Curtailing Power Under Force Majeure Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Punjab Claims it is Curtailing Power Under Force Majeure Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has issued a ‘force majeure’ notice stating that it has been forced to curtail power purchase and generation due to the ongoing nationwide ...
Modhera Sun Temple Gets ₹650 Million Grant for 6 MW Solar, 15 MWh Battery Energy Storage System

Modhera Sun Temple Gets ₹650 Million Grant for 6 MW Solar, 15 MWh Battery Energy Storage System

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced a grant of ₹650 million (~$8.63 million) towards a program for the solarization of the Sun Temple in Modhera, Gujarat, ...
COVID-19 Lockdown_ MNRE Extends Deadline for All Renewable Projects Under Construction

COVID-19 Lockdown: MNRE Extends Deadline for All Renewable Projects Under Construction

All renewable energy projects currently under implementation will be given an extension of time in light of the ongoing lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Anand Kumar, Secretary of the ...
Karnataka Issues Tender for an 11.5 MW Waste to Energy Project in Bidadi

Karnataka Issues Tender for an 11.5 MW Waste to Energy Project in Bidadi

The Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) has floated a tender for an 11.5 MW waste to energy project at Bidadi in the Ramanagar district of the state. The scope of ...
Tender Announced for a 735 kW Solar Project at Cochin University of Science & Technology

Tender Announced for a 735 kW Solar Project at Cochin University of Science & Technology

The Roads and Bridges Development Corporation of Kerala (RBDCK) has floated a tender for setting up a 735 kW DC grid-connected solar system at the Cochin University of Science and ...
CEL Floats Tender for a 535 kW Solar System at an Institute in Chhattisgarh

CEL Floats Tender for a 535 kW Solar System at an Institute in Chhattisgarh

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL) has issued a tender for a 535 kW grid-connected solar project at the National Institute of Biotic Stresses Management (NIBSM) Campus at Baronda in the ...