96,376 Solar Pumps for Farmers Have Been Approved in 2 Years

96,376 Solar Pumps for Farmers Have Been Approved in 2 Years

The Government of India has a target of adding over 10,000 MW of solar capacity to solarize the agriculture sector. Solar power is one of the most versatile forms of ...
Maharashtra DISCOM to Amend EPAs for Purchase of 500 MW of Wind Power

Maharashtra DISCOM to Amend EPAs for Purchase of 500 MW of Wind Power

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has received the approval it sought from the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) for deviations in the standard bidding document for the ...
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PPA for 12 MW Waste Gas-Based Captive Project Approved in West Bengal

PPA for 12 MW Waste Gas-Based Captive Project Approved in West Bengal

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has approved the power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 12 MW waste gas-based power generation project in the state. The commission had received ...
Gujarat’s New Budget Emphasizes on the Growth of Rooftop Solar Sector

Gujarat’s New Budget Emphasizes on the Growth of Rooftop Solar Sector

In the Gujarat state’s budget announced for the current financial year (FY) 2019-2020, a recalibrated target of 30 GW of renewable capacity by 2022 has been announced. This target includes ...
Uttar Pradesh Proposes Solar RPO at 2% for 2019-20

Uttar Pradesh Proposes Solar RPO at 2% for 2019-20

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has proposed amendments to its Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) Regulations. The regulations were issued in 2010 to facilitate the growth of renewable energy ...
Karnataka Proposes Reduction in BESCOM’S RPO Target from 13% to 12%

Uttar Pradesh DISCOMs Ordered to Submit Roadmap for Solar and Non-Solar RPO Fulfilment

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has ordered its electricity distribution company to respond to its suo moto proceedings about meeting renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets as per regulations ...
Solar RECs Traded at the Price of ₹2,000 in IEX and PXIL During May 2019

Solar RECs Traded at the Price of ₹2,000 in IEX and PXIL During May 2019

Entities rushed to buy renewable energy certificates (RECs) to fulfill their renewable purchase obligations (RPOs) in May 2019. This led to solar RECs being traded at ₹2,000 (~$28.68)/REC on both ...
Maharashtra Commission Approves Signing of Long Term PPAs for 1,000 MW of Solar Projects

Maharashtra Commission Approves Signing of Long Term PPAs for 1,000 MW of Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has in an order dated May 27, 2019, approved the signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) ...
Maharashtra Allows a 23 MW Co-Generation Captive Project to Fulfil its RPO by March 2020

Maharashtra Allows a 23 MW Co-Generation Captive Project to Fulfil its RPO by March 2020

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed Century Rayon to comply with its cumulative renewable purchase obligation (RPO) by March 2020, by which the commission would complete its verification ...
Co-Generation Projects in Maharashtra Can Fulfil Their RPO by March 2020

Co-Generation Projects in Maharashtra Can Fulfil Their RPO by March 2020

Fossil fuel-based co-generation projects in Maharashtra have got time up until March 2020 to fulfill their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets. The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) provided this relief ...
Uttarakhand Issues Draft Tariff Regulations and RPO Targets for Solar Projects

Tata Power DISCOM Issues Tender for 100 MW of Non-Solar Power to Meet its RPO

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) for the procurement of renewable power (non-solar) on a short-term power purchase agreement. The last date for ...
Tirupati Smart City Invites Tender for 6 MW of Solar Projects

West Bengal DISCOM Issues EoI to Procure 200 MW of Solar Power to Meet its RPO

CESC Limited, a distribution company (DISCOM) in West Bengal has issued a notice inviting expressions of interest (EoI) from interested vendors to procure 200 MW of solar power on a ...
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Karnataka is the Top Solar State in India with 5 GW in Cumulative Installed Capacity

KERC Asks State Agencies to Halt New Solar Tenders and Auctions in Karnataka

Karnataka, India’s top state in terms of installed solar capacity, is looking to stop the tender and auction process for large-scale ground-mounted projects as power generation exceeds demand in the ...
No Increase in RPO of Captive Projects if Additional Capacity Not Added_ Ministry of Power

In Bihar, DISCOMs Penalized for Not Fulfilling RPO Shortfall

Recently, the Bihar State Power Holding Company Ltd. (BSPHCL) wrote to the state’s electricity commission BERC seeking its approval to carry forward the shortfall in the renewable purchase obligations (RPO) ...
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Sri Lanka to Develop 28 Small Solar Power Projects

Adani to Remove Domestic Content Requirement for 700 MW Solar Auction

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited’s (AEML) request to initiate the bidding process for 700 MW of solar without the domestic content requirement condition ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Amends RfS Guidelines for 2 GW ISTS-Connected Wind Tranche-IV Tender

MSEDCL to Buy Wind Power from Projects with Expired Agreements Through Reverse Auction

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has asked the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to procure wind energy from projects whose energy purchase agreements (EPAs) have expired, to fulfill ...
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Adani Electricity Mumbai has Time Until March 2020 to Comply with RPO

Adani Electricity Mumbai Has Time Until March 2020 to Comply with RPO

Government agencies in India are taking renewable purchase obligation (RPO) compliance cases seriously, and entities are being brought to task by state electricity regulatory commissions after the creation of RPO ...
A Roundup of Major Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Updates from March 2019

A Roundup of Major Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Updates from March 2019

March witnessed some big announcements in the Indian renewable industry. Several states issued a flurry of orders on relevant issues like RPO compliance and net-metering policies, which have helped the ...
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Maharashtra Asks Entities Including BEST and Indian Railways to Comply with Their Solar RPO

Maharashtra Asks Entities Including BEST and Indian Railways to Comply with Their Solar RPO

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ordered five entities to comply with their solar and non-solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) requirement for Financial Year (FY) 2017-18 in FY 2018-19. The ...
MSEDCL Tenders Solar to meet its RPO

Maharashtra DISCOM Allowed Time Until March 2020 to Comply with Solar RPO for FY 2017-18

In an unusual ruling,  the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ordered Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to comply with its solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) requirement for FY ...
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Udaipur Floats Tender for 300 Solar Pumps

Power Generated by Solar Pumps to Account Towards RPO Fulfilment in Maharashtra

In a recent order, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has stated that the power generated by off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) water pumps will be counted towards meeting the renewable ...
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India Records Power Supply Deficit of 0.6 Percent During Apr-Sep 2018

Rajasthan Amends Regulations for REC and RPO Compliance Framework

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued new amendments to its regulations on renewable energy certificate and renewable purchase obligation compliance framework passed in 2010. The new regulations will ...
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Maharashtra Auctions 500 MW of Wind Projects to be Developed Across the State

MSEDCL May Procure Wind Power from Projects with Expired Agreements to Fulfil its RPO

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has filed a petition with the  Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) seeking its approval to procure power from wind projects whose energy purchase ...
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Centre Advises Andhra Pradesh Government Against Revisiting Solar, Wind PPAs

70 MW Open Access Solar Project to be Developed in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh will soon have a 70 MW open access solar photovoltaic (PV) project. The project, which falls under Uttar Pradesh’s Open Access Program, will be developed by SunSource Energy ...
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Haryana’s Amended Solar Policy Provides Exemption of Wheeling and Cross Subsidy Charges

Haryana’s Amended Solar Policy Provides Exemption of Wheeling and Cross Subsidy Charges

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has amended its guidelines for megawatt-scale ground-mounted and rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects meant for captive consumption or third party sale. These guidelines fall ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar