Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Tenders 250 MW of Wind Projects

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Tenders 250 MW of Wind Projects

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has tendered 250 MW of wind power projects to be developed in the state. The bid-submission deadline is May 10, 2018. MSEDCL ...
/ / Other, Wind
Gujarat to Develop India’s Largest 5 GW Solar Park

Gujarat to Develop India’s Largest 5 GW Solar Park

Gujarat will soon have the largest solar park at a single location in India as the state government has approved the establishment of a 5,000 MW in Dholera Special Investment ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MSEDCL Retenders 1 GW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects to Meet its RPO

MSEDCL Retenders 1 GW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects to Meet its RPO

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has retendered 1,000 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in order to meet its Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO). The bid-submission deadline ...
Gujarat’s 500 MW Solar PV Tender Oversubscribed by Three Times

BREAKING: Gujarat’s 500 MW Solar PV Tender Oversubscribed by Three Times

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL)’s recent 500 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) tender with greenshoe option has been oversubscribed by over three times. The General Manager at GUVNL told ...
Top Four Indian Solar States

Four States Accounted for 75 Percent of India’s Utility-Scale Solar Installations in 2017

With the addition of 9.6 GW of new solar capacity, 2017 was a banner year for solar in India. At the end of the year, India’s cumulative solar installations stood ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Tamil Nadu to Tender 3 GW of Renewable Energy Capacity

Tamil Nadu Announces Plans to Tender 3 GW of Solar and Wind Projects

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has revealed plans to tender 3 GW of renewable energy capacity soon. The capacity will consist of 1.5 GW of solar projects ...
Maharashtra Auctions 500 MW of Wind Projects to be Developed Across the State

BREAKING: Winning Bids of ₹2.85-2.87/kWh Quoted in MSEDCL’s 500 MW Wind Auction

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has auctioned 500 MW of grid-connected wind projects to meet its non-solar Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO). The lowest quoted (L1) tariff in ...
After January Slump, Non-Solar REC Trading Spikes in February 2018

After January Slump, Non-Solar REC Trading Spikes in February 2018

The number of non-solar Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) traded in India during February 2018 was roughly double the number traded during January 2018. The increase came as entities pounced on ...
GUVNL Tenders 500 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects to be Developed Across Gujarat

GUVNL Tenders 500 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects to be Developed Across Gujarat

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has tendered 500 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed across the state. GUVNL has announced the tender in order to ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Non-Solar REC Trading Falls Drastically in January After Hitting December High

Non-Solar REC Trading Falls Drastically in January After Hitting December High

After touching new highs in December 2017, the trade in non-solar Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) declined by almost two-thirds in January 2018 to 1.2 million total buy bids. The decline ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
December 2017 Wrap-up_ New Developments in India’s Solar and Renewable Energy Sector

December 2017 Wrap-up: New Developments in India’s Solar and Renewable Energy Sector

A rundown of notable news covering everything from auctions and deals to tax developments from the month of December December proved to be a crucial month for India’s renewable energy ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CEA_ Stand-By Generation and Batteries Needed to Ensure Grid Stability

CEA: Stand-By Generation and Battery Storage Needed to Ensure Grid Stability

To ensure grid stability in the face of massive increases in intermittent renewable generation, India needs to produce flexible, stand-by generation and battery storage capacity, according to a new report ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
MERC Okays MSEDCL Plan to Procure Renewable Power with Competitive Bidding

MERC Okays MSEDCL Plan to Procure Renewable Power with Competitive Bidding

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has won approval to procure wind, solar, and bagasse‑based cogeneration power at a rate discovered through a tariff‑based competitive bidding process. Rates ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bihar Draft Rooftop Solar Net and Gross Metering Regulations

Bihar Releases Draft Rooftop Solar Net and Gross Metering Regulations

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has released a draft document for rooftop net metering regulations that is open to comments and suggestions until January 5, 2018. The regulations are ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Wind SECI ISTS 2 GW Tender

SECI Tenders 2 GW of Inter-State Transmission System-Connected Wind Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued RfS for 2 GW of inter-state transmission system (ISTS)-connected wind projects. The capacity has been tendered under Tranche-III. The bid-submission deadline ...
/ / Other, Wind
MNRE to Tender 17 GW of Solar and Over 3.5 GW of Wind Projects by March 2018

MNRE to Tender 17 GW of Solar and Over 3.5 GW of Wind Projects by March 2018

Following a recent lull in tender activity, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is preparing to announce a spate of tenders for solar projects in the coming four ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Power Ministry to Amend Laws Making PPAs & RPOs Mandatory

Power Ministry to Amend Laws Making PPAs & RPOs Mandatory

The Indian government is expected to soon amend laws making obligations under power purchase agreements (PPA) statutory binding, to ensure that all power distribution companies (DISCOMs) have PPAs to cover ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission Releases Regulations for Micro-grid

Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission Releases Regulations for Micro-grid

The Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) has released regulations relating to the generation and supply of renewable energy from micro- and mini-grids. These regulations will apply to the state of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
TANGEDCO Solar Tender Cancelled

TANGEDCO: ₹4/kWh Tariff Does Not Make Sense, 500 MW Solar Tender Cancelled

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has cancelled a 500 MW solar tender it had issued in January 2017. A TANGEDCO official confirmed the cancellation of the 500 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
ABB India Solar

K. N. Sreevatsa of ABB Says Anti-Dumping Duty Should Be Levied on Inverters Imported to India

Mercom India interviewed K. N. Sreevatsa, Vice President and Head - Business Unit Power Conversion at ABB Limited, to get his views on the state of the solar inverter market ...
/ / Inverters & BOS, Solar
RREC REC Mechanism Renewable Projects

Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Suspends Approval of Renewable Energy Projects Under REC Mechanism

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) has suspended the approval of all renewable energy (wind, solar) projects under the REC Mechanism in Rajasthan. The RRECL has issued the order ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup from August 2017

Government agencies were busy in the month of August with two anti-dumping cases decided against Chinese companies for solar glass and castings for wind turbines. The Ministry of New and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar RPO In India

Solar RPO in India to be Set at 6.75 Percent for FY 2018-19

The solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) for financial year (FY) 2018-19 will be set at 6.75 percent, stated Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister for Power, in the Lok Sabha. The non-solar ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Policy Roundup

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: July 2017

Mercom’s renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of July 2017: Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) released the GERC Net-Metering Rooftop Solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Month in a Minute India Solar Update July

Important Data Points and Headlines from the Indian Renewable Energy Sector in July 2017

Several hydropower projects in India are witnessing significant overruns in both time and costs. Only 28 percent of the total hydropower potential in India - out of 148 GW has been developed ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy