Over 1 GW of Solar Tenders Floated But No Auctions in July 2019

Over 1 GW of Solar Tenders Floated But No Auctions in July 2019

After witnessing a huge surge in tender announcements in June 2019, the tender and auction activity slowed down in July. Nearly 800 MW of solar projects were tendered, 300 MW ...
Another SECI Tender Left Undersubscribed: 1.2 GW Capacity Receives Bids for Only 600 MW

Another SECI Solar Tender Left Undersubscribed: 1.2 GW Capacity Receives Bids for Only 600 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s tender for setting up 1.2 GW of solar photovoltaic (SPV) projects under interstate transmission system V (ISTS-V) has been undersubscribed by 50%, receiving ...
SECI Tenders 1.2 GW of Solar-Wind Storage Projects with Assured Peak Power Supply

SECI Tenders 1.2 GW of Solar-Wind Storage Projects with Assured Peak Power Supply

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for setting up 1.2 GW of renewable projects connected with the interstate transmission system (ISTS) ...
Central Grants to be Repaid with Interest If Solar Parks Are Not Developed on Time

Central Grants to be Repaid with Interest If Solar Parks Are Not Developed on Time

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued new guidelines incorporating changes in the project timelines for the development of solar parks in the country. These guidelines are ...
Andhra High Court Imposes Stay Order on State’s Move to Reduce Solar & Wind Tariffs

Andhra High Court Imposes Stay Order on State’s Move to Reduce Solar & Wind Tariffs

Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company’s (APSPDCL) decision to revise solar and wind tariffs have been dealt another blow. In a significant order that reviewed writ petitions by nine developers, ...
CEL to Empanel EPC Contractors for Installing Battery Energy Storage Systems

CEL to Empanel EPC Contractors for Installing Battery Energy Storage Systems

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public-sector enterprise of the government of India (GoI), has floated an expression of interest (EoI) inviting engineering, procurement, construction (EPC) contractors to empanel for ...
SECI’s CPSU Tender for 2 GW of Solar Projects Left Undersubscribed by 932 MW

SECI’s CPSU Tender for 2 GW of Solar Projects Left Undersubscribed by 932 MW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s tender for setting up 2,000 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects (Tranche-I) under the second phase of the Central Public Sector ...
SECI’s 1,200 MW Wind Tender Receives Bids Totaling 2,190 MW

Opposing PPA Reviews, Renewable Developers Move High Court Against Andhra DISCOM

After the state distribution company (DISCOM) issued letters to entities and developers to revise tariffs for solar and wind projects which already have power purchase and sale agreements (PPAs and ...
SECI & NTPC Say No to Andhra DISCOM’s Request to Renegotiate Solar Tariff

SECI & NTPC Say No to Andhra DISCOM’s Request to Renegotiate Solar Tariff

The future of solar photovoltaic (PV) project development in Andhra Pradesh appears gloomy amid an apparent disconnect between the developers and the state. After the state distribution company (DISCOM) issued ...
Andhra Pradesh’s Decision to Renegotiate Solar and Wind PPAs Sets Bad Precedent

Andhra Pradesh’s Decision to Renegotiate Solar and Wind PPAs Sets Bad Precedent

In a surprise announcement on July 1, 2019, the Andhra Pradesh government said it was going to review the power purchase agreements (PPAs) signed between the state’s electricity distribution companies ...
SECI Amends 2 GW Solar Tender; Extends Commissioning Deadline from 18 Months to Two Years

SECI Amends 2 GW Solar Tender; Extends Commissioning Deadline from 18 Months to Two Years

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has introduced an amendment in the Request for Selection (RfS) for the 2,000 MW grid-connected solar tender it had floated under the second ...
Solar Developer Approaches APTEL Against Andhra Govt’s Move to Reduce PPA Tariff

Solar Developer Approaches APTEL Against Andhra Govt’s Move to Reduce PPA Tariff

The ongoing turbulence in the state of Andhra Pradesh regarding the renegotiations of solar and wind PPAs does not appear to be ending anytime soon. In the latest development, a ...
After SECI, Andhra Govt Writes to NTPC for Revision of Tariff for 1.25 GW of Solar Projects

After SECI, Andhra Govt Writes to NTPC for Revision of Tariff for 1.25 GW of Solar Projects

After writing to the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) seeking a revision in the power sale agreements (PSAs) for 400 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, the Andhra ...
Revise Tariff for 400 MW of Solar Projects or DISCOMs will Terminate PPA_ Andhra Govt to SECI

Revise Tariff for 400 MW of Solar Projects or DISCOMs will Terminate PPA: Andhra Govt to SECI

The future of power sale agreements (PSAs) for 400 MW of grid-connected solar projects in Andhra Pradesh appears uncertain. The Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company (APSPDCL) has written to ...
Sembcorp to Infuse ₹5.169 Billion in its India Arm to Push Renewable Business

Sembcorp to Infuse ₹5.169 Billion in its India Arm to Push Renewable Business

Sembcorp Industries has increased its equity stake in its India arm Sembcorp Energy India (SEIL) from 93.73% to 94.05%. The company has infused ₹5.169 billion (~$75.33 million) into SEIL to ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
13 GW of Solar Projects Tendered in June as Procurement Activity Surges Post Elections

13 GW of Solar Projects Tendered in June as Procurement Activity Surges Post Elections

The month of June 2019 witnessed a big surge in tender announcements, compared to just 119 MW tendered in May 2019. Solar project auction activity also increased slightly in the ...
Delhi Police Goes Green: Signs Pact with SECI for 3-4 MW of Rooftop Solar Installations

Delhi Police Goes Green: Signs Pact with SECI for 3-4 MW of Rooftop Solar Installations

The Delhi Police has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to install rooftop solar energy systems on its establishments. Through this MoU, ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
MNRE Details Role and Responsibilities of DISCOMs Under the 12 GW Solar CPSU Program

MNRE Details Roles and Responsibilities of DISCOMs Under the 12 GW Solar CPSU Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification regarding the modalities and role of distribution companies (DISCOMs) to ensure the smooth implementation of the second phase ...
ENGIE’s Renewable Capacity Additions in India Exceed 1.5 GW

ENGIE’s Renewable Capacity Additions in India Exceed 1.5 GW

The French multinational energy conglomerate ENGIE’s total renewable capacity in India has crossed 1.5 GW after Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) awarded a 280 MW solar project as part ...
SECI Issues Tenders for Setting Up 2.4 GW of Solar Projects Connected to ISTS Network

SECI Issues Tenders for Setting Up 2.4 GW of Solar Projects Connected to ISTS Network

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued two requests for proposals (RfS) to set up ISTS-connected solar projects totaling 2.4 GW on Build-Own-Operate (BOO) basis. Under the ISTS-V, ...
SECI ISTS Tenders

Breaking: SECI Issues 2 Tenders Totaling 2.4 GW of ISTS Solar Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued two requests for proposals (RFS) to set up ISTS-connected solar projects totaling 2.4 GW. The SECI has issued a tender for ...
SECI Announces Tender for 1,800 MW of Wind Projects with a Tariff Cap of ₹2.85/kWh

SECI Announces Tender for 1,800 MW of Wind Projects with a Tariff Cap of ₹2.85/kWh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has come up with a tender for 1,800 MW of Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) connected wind power projects under tranche VIII. The projects ...
/ / Other, Wind
SECI Reissues Revamped Solar Tender for 6 GW of Projects with 2 GW of Manufacturing

SECI Reissues Revamped Solar Tender for 6 GW of Projects with 2 GW of Manufacturing

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has revamped and reissued the manufacturing linked solar tender which it had initially floated in January 2019. Now, SECI has tendered 6 GW of ...
Adani Green to Develop 600 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects Auctioned By SECI

Adani Green to Develop 600 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects Auctioned By SECI

Adani Renewable Energy Park (Gujarat) Limited (AREPGL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL), has won a 600 MW of solar-wind hybrid power projects in an auction conducted ...
MNRE Orders Setting Up of Dispute Resolution Committee for Solar and Wind Sector

MNRE Orders Setting Up of Dispute Resolution Committee for Solar and Wind Sectors

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an order to establish a system to resolve disputes between solar and wind energy developers and the Solar Energy Corporation ...