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
Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission Solar RPO

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission Issues Draft Regulations for RPOs and RECs for Financial Years 2017-2020

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has issued the Draft DERC (Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) and Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Framework Implementation) Regulations 2017. The DERC has asked stakeholders to ...
loan to DISCOMs

Haryana DISCOMs to Get Rs.7.5 Billion (~$116 Million) Under UDAY Program

The Haryana government will provide Rs.7.5 billion (~$116.38 million) loan to distribution companies (DISCOMs) in Haryana at a concessional rate of interest (about 3 percent lower than the market rate) ...
Piyush Goyal

RPO System to be Re-evaluated Says Power Minister Piyush Goyal

A separate solar and non-solar renewable purchase obligations (RPO) system should be reviewed according to Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of Power. If what’s been proposed by Mr. Goyal comes to ...
Wind Reverse Auction India

With the Advent of Reverse Auctions Wind is a Player Again

India’s wind sector has been around for much longer than the solar sector with steady installations of about 1.5 – 2.5 GW per year. Cumulative wind installations have reached 32 ...
/ / Other, Wind
Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission Releases Discussion Paper on 2017 Tariff Regulations For Renewable Energy Sources

Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission Releases Discussion Paper on 2017 Tariff Regulations For Renewable Energy Sources

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has released a discussion paper on HERC (Terms and Conditions for Determination of Tariff from Renewable Energy Sources, Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) and Renewable Energy Certificate ...
solar project

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission Proposes Net Metering Changes for Rooftop Solar

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has proposed changes to the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission, Net Metering for Roof-top Solar Photo Voltaic Systems Regulations, 2015. The new regulations will be ...
GIPCL Tenders 200 MW of Wind in Gujarat

GIPCL Tenders 200 MW of Wind in Gujarat

The Gujarat Industries Power Co Ltd (GIPCL) tendered 200 MW of wind to be developed in the state of Gujarat. The bid-submission deadline is July 17, 2017. A single bidder ...
/ / Other, Wind
Hydro

Hydropower Projects Delayed in India Due to Complex Clearance Procedures

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 ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
NITI Aayog Says Solar's Share of Electricity to be 14-18 percent by 2040, Up from Current 1%

NITI Aayog Says Solar’s Share of Electricity to be 14-18 percent by 2040, Up from Current 1%

The National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog) has released its draft national energy policy (NEP) for 2017. The report predicts that the share of solar and wind to be 14 to ...
/ / Other Energy
Rooftop Solar Residential and Commercial Consumers to Receive Subsidy in Jharkhand

Rooftop Solar Residential and Commercial Consumers to Receive Subsidy in Jharkhand

In Jharkhand, the state government will provide a 50 percent subsidy to residential consumers installing rooftop solar and a 10 percent subsidy to commercial (industrial) consumers installing rooftop solar. A ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
TANGEDCO Wind

TANGEDCO Tenders 500 MW of Wind to Meet RPO

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) tendered 500 MW of wind. The bid-submission deadline is July 18, 2017. The TANGEDCO will sign 25-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) with ...
/ / Other, Wind
wind project

GUVNL Tenders 500 MW of Wind in Gujarat to Meet RPO

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) tendered 500 MW of wind to be installed across the state of Gujarat. The bid-submission deadline is July 10, 2017. The GUVNL has ...
/ / Other, Wind
solar in Gujarat

GUVNL Tenders 500 MW of Grid-Connected Solar in Gujarat

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) tendered 500 MW of solar to be installed across the state of Gujarat. The bid-submission deadline is July 10, 2017. GUVNL has regulated, ...
KERC Invites Comments Regarding Mid-Term Tariff Revision for Wind Projects

KERC Invites Comments Regarding Mid-Term Tariff Revision for Wind Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has invited comments on the discussion paper ‘Revision of Generic Tariff for Wind Power Projects and Mandatory Procurement of Wind Power through Bidding.’ According ...
/ / Other, Wind
Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission Issues Advisory Asking DISCOMs Not to Sign New PPAs with Wind Project Developers in Karnataka

Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission Issues Advisory Asking DISCOMs Not to Sign New PPAs with Wind Project Developers in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an advisory to the state government of Karnataka, asking it to direct all distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state not to enter ...
/ / Other, Wind
solar RPO

TANGEDCO to Tender 1,500 MW of Solar to Meet RPO

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) will soon tender 1,500 MW of solar to meet its renewable purchase obligation (RPO). “The TANGEDCO will soon bring out a 1,500 ...
Andhra Pradesh State Renewable Energy RPO Set at 9 Percent for FY2017-18

Andhra Pradesh State Renewable Energy RPO Set at 9 Percent for FY2017-18

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has set the state’s renewable purchase obligation (RPO) for the financial year FY2017-2018 at nine percent, of which the solar RPO is 3 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Month in a Minute

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Energy Sector in March 2017

The Asian Development Bank approved a $175 million (~Rs.11.35 billion) loan to the Power Grid Corporation (PGCIL) to expand its solar power transmission network across the country. Payment delays by ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Grid Connected

TEDA Invites Expression of Interest to Develop 500 MW Solar Park in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has invited expression of interest to develop a 500 MW solar park. Indian as well as international developers can participate. The last date ...