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 ...
Rooftop Solar

Mercom Exclusive: Renewable Purchase Obligation Compliance Needs to Improve Fast for India to Meet Its Solar Installation Targets

Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) is the single most important policy driving renewable energy installations in India towards achieving the aggressive goal of installing 175 GW by 2022 with solar making ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
GST

Delhi Government Releases Solar Policy 2016-2020

The state government of Delhi has released the Delhi Solar Policy 2016, which is applicable for the four-year period 2016-2020. This policy will be applicable for any solar energy generating ...
rupees

CERC Reduces Floor Price of Solar RECs to Rs.1,000/MWh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued new forbearance and floor prices for Renewable Energy Certificates (REC). The CERC has announced that the forbearance price of solar RECs will ...
Solar Tender

Another TANGEDCO Tender Sees Tepid Response: Bids for 300 MW Received on a 500 MW Tender

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO), which had tendered 500 MW of solar to meet its renewable purchase obligation (RPO), has received technical bids to develop 300 MW ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
WBSEDCL

West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Tenders 20 MW (AC) of Solar

The West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) has tendered two solar projects of 10 MW each to be developed at Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal. This is an engineering ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Karnataka Solar Policy: State Revises Solar Installation Target to 6,000 MW by March 2021

Karnataka Solar Policy: State Revises Solar Installation Target to 6,000 MW by March 2021

The government of Karnataka has announced amendments to the Karnataka State Solar Policy 2014-21. The estimated solar energy potential of the state has been updated from 20 GW to 24.7 GW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
25 Indian States Fall Behind Solar RPO Targets

25 Indian States Fall Behind Solar RPO Targets

Twenty-five states in India have fallen behind their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets. The state-wise installation targets set by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have not been ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
TANGEDCO Tenders Another 500 MW of Solar to Fulfill RPO

TANGEDCO Tenders Another 500 MW of Solar to Fulfill RPO

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) tendered 500 MW (AC) of solar in a bid to fulfill its renewable purchase obligation (RPO). Interested solar developers have been requested ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Top Solar States

Top 10 Indian States Account for 90 Percent of Large-Scale Solar Installations and Pipeline

India has a total installed large-scale solar capacity of 9,018 MW and a solar pipeline of 14,030 MW as of December 2016, with the top 10 states accounting for approximately ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
TANGEDCO Solar Bids

Tepid Response to TANGEDCO’s 500 MW RfS in Tamil Nadu, Only 117 MW of Bids Received So Far

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO) has received weak response to its request for selection (RfS) to procure 500 MW of solar through a reverse auction. Bids of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Targets 20 GW of Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Capacity Addition in FY 2017-18

MNRE Targets 20 GW of Grid-Connected Renewable Energy Capacity Addition in FY 2017-18

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has set a target of adding 20,450 MW of grid-connected renewable energy capacity in the financial year 2017-18. In a written reply ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
834 MW of Solar Projects Tendered in October, in India

834 MW of Solar Projects Tendered in October, in India

Solar projects were announced at a fast pace in India with a total of 834 MW of solar PV tendered in the month of October through programs like the State ...
/ / Tenders & Auctions
TANGEDCO Issues RfS to Procure 500 MW of Solar Power in Tamil Nadu, Any Takers?

TANGEDCO Issues RfS to Procure 500 MW of Solar Power in Tamil Nadu, Any Takers?

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has issued a request for selection (RfS) to procure 500 MW of solar power from developers in Tamil Nadu through reverse auction ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: September 2016

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: September 2016

Here is a policy roundup from central, state and government agencies from the month of September covering renewable energy in India. HERC Quadruples Incentives Provided to Rooftop Solar in Haryana ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India's Renewable Energy Installed Capacity Doubles with the Inclusion of Hydro

India’s Renewable Energy Installed Capacity Doubles with the Inclusion of Hydro

At the recently conducted Power Ministers’ conference in Goa, Hydro power has been granted renewable energy status. It was also decided that a separate renewable energy purchase obligation (RPO) should ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Solar Renewable Energy Certificate Trade Volume in 2016 Surpasses Last Year's Numbers

Solar Renewable Energy Certificate Trade Volume in 2016 Surpasses Last Year’s Numbers

Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) started trading in India in 2012 and have been growing steadily since the first year trading volume of 6,288. In 2014, there was a slight ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
APERC Proposes New RPO Targets

APERC Proposes New RPO Targets

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has proposed a new renewable purchase obligation (RPO) target for the next five years. The commission has proposed an extremely aggressive RPO target ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Installations in India to Double

Solar Installations in India to Double in 2016 with More than 4 GW, Reports Mercom Capital Group

Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and research firm, today released its quarterly update on the Indian solar market. Mercom forecasts more than 4 GW in total solar ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Installations

Mercom Capital Group Raises Indian Solar Forecast to Over 2 GW for 2015

Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and research firm, today released its quarterly update on the Indian solar market. Mercom’s forecast for solar installations in India for CY ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar