Andhra High Court Stays Center’s Order, Gives Relief to DISCOMs Over Letters of Credit (1)

Andhra High Court Stays Center’s Order, Gives Relief to DISCOMs Over Letters of Credit

The Andhra Pradesh High Court has issued a stay order on the central government’s proceedings against electricity distribution companies (DISCOMs) in Andhra Pradesh for not providing letters of credit to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
KERC Denies Extension of Commissioning Dates for SunEdison’s 150 MW of Solar Projects

KERC Denies Extension of Commissioning Dates for SunEdison’s 150 MW of Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has ruled against a petition filed by the special purpose vehicles (SPVs) of SunEdison Energy - SEI Aditi Power, SEI Bheem, SEI Suryashakthi, SEI ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India’s DISCOM Ratings Show Signs of Improvement on Paper

India’s DISCOM Ratings Show Signs of Improvement on Paper

The Ministry of Power (MoP) recently released its seventh annual integrated ratings for the state distribution companies (DISCOMs). The Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency (ICRA) and Credit Analysis and ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Bangladesh to Develop 50 MW of Solar Power Projects

Bangladesh to Develop 50 MW of Solar Power Projects

A consortium of ib vogt and AG Agro Industries have won a contract to develop a 50 MW grid-tied solar project in the Chittagong district of Bangladesh. The company is ...
Uruguay Floats Tender for 65 MW of Solar Projects

Uruguay Floats Tender for 65 MW of Solar Projects

Uruguayan state-owned power company, PTE, has issued a tender for the development of 65 MW of solar projects in the country. The scope of work in this tender includes the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Ordnance Factory in Uttar Pradesh Issues EoI for a 15 MW Solar Project at its Premises

Ordnance Factory in Uttar Pradesh Issues EoI for a 15 MW Solar Project at its Premises

Muradnagar Ordnance Factory has invited an expression of interest (EoI) from solar power developers for installing a solar project of 15 MW capacity at its premises in Uttar Pradesh. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Punjab Renewable Policy Targets 3 GW of Solar Capacity by 2030

Punjab Renewable Policy Targets 3 GW of Solar Capacity by 2030

The Punjab Government has launched a draft version of its renewable energy policy, which aims to meet 21% of its power requirement through renewable energy by the year 2030. Punjab ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Trump Administration Withdraws Tariff Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules

Trump Administration Withdraws Tariff Exemption for Bifacial Solar Modules

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has withdrawn the exclusion of bifacial modules from the ambit of safeguard measures that was applicable on imported solar equipment. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Haryana to Procure 300 MW of Solar Power on Short-Term Open Access Basis

Haryana to Procure 300 MW of Solar Power on Short-Term Open Access Basis

Haryana Power Purchase Company (HPPC) has issued a tender to procure 300 MW of solar power under a short-term open access arrangement. The tender has been floated on behalf of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Haryana to Procure 100 MW of Solar & Wind Power with Energy Storage to Fulfil its RPO

Haryana to Procure 100 MW of Solar & Wind Power with Energy Storage to Fulfil its RPO

The Haryana Power Purchase Company (HPPC) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) inviting bids to procure flexible scheduled renewable energy to meet its renewable purchase obligations (RPO) considering a ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
CEL Floats Tender for Multicrystalline Solar Cells

CEL Floats Tender for Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Government-owned electronics manufacturer, Central Electronics Limited (CEL), has issued a tender for multi-crystalline solar cells (5 busbars). The CEL is looking to procure cells with a minimum efficiency of 18.8% ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Indian Army’s 1 MW Solar Project That Exceeded 50% of its Contract Demand Gets Approved

Indian Army’s 1 MW Solar Project That Exceeded 50% of its Contract Demand Gets Approved

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has allowed Garrison Engineer (Army) Makarpura Road, Vadodara to commission a 1 MW solar project which exceeded 50% of its contract demand. The respondent, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
UPERC Approves Tariffs for 550 MW of Solar Projects Ranging Between ₹3.02-3.08_kWh

UPERC Approves Tariffs for 550 MW of Solar Projects Ranging Between ₹3.02-3.08/kWh

In a recent petition, the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulator Commission (UPERC) was requested to adopt tariffs for 550 MW of solar projects and accept the slight delay in signing of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tata, Hild, Refex & Adani to Develop 769 MW of Solar Capacity for NTPC

Tata, Hild, Refex & Adani to Develop 769 MW of Solar Capacity for NTPC

Last week, in Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) 2 GW CPSU solar tender which auctioned 922.4 MW with viability gap funding (VGF) option, the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Haryana Approves Program to Install 468 Solar Pumps for Farmers

Haryana Approves Program to Install 468 Solar Pumps for Farmers

Through the approval of a petition filed by Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (UHBVNL) and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN), the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has given ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Pradesh Launches Tender to Procure 600 Solar Net Meters

Andhra Pradesh Launches Tender to Procure 600 Solar Net Meters

Andhra Pradesh’s Eastern Power Electric Company (APEPDCL) has issued a tender to procure 600 HT TVR meters of the following specifications. The meters have to be of 0.2s class accuracy ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE Awards Grants to Four Clean Energy Companies Under Second Round of PACEsetter Fund

MNRE Awards Grants to Four Clean Energy Companies Under Second Round of PACEsetter Fund

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that it has awarded grants to the awardees of the second round of PACEsetter fund program. The PACEsetter Fund is ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
SECI’s Auction for 922.4 MW Out of its 2 GW CPSU Solar Tender Sees NTPC as the Largest Winner

SECI’s Auction for 922.4 MW Out of its 2 GW CPSU Solar Tender Sees NTPC as the Biggest Winner

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has conducted the auction for its tender for setting up 2,000 MW of grid-connected solar projects (Tranche-I) under the second phase of the Central ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bharat Electronics Seeks Bidders to Procure Monocrystalline Solar Cells

Bharat Electronics Seeks Bidders to Procure Monocrystalline Solar Cells

The government-owned electronics manufacturer and supplier, Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has issued a request for quotation (RfQ) for the procurement of 798,430 monocrystalline silicon solar cells. The government undertaking has ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
DISCOMs Can Avail Accreditation Under REC Mechanism_ KERC Draft Amendment

DISCOMs Can Avail Accreditation Under REC Mechanism: KERC Draft Amendment

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued a draft amendment to its guidelines for the procurement of energy through renewable sources. The amendments will allow the inclusion of distribution ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
MAHAGENCO Seeks Landowners for Development of 600 MW of Solar Projects

MAHAGENCO Seeks Landowners for Development of 600 MW of Solar Projects

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) inviting proposals from prospective landowners to acquire land to develop 600 MW of Ultra Mega Renewable ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Sri Lanka Invites Bids for 10 MW of Solar Projects with Energy Storage

Sri Lanka Invites Bids for 10 MW of Solar Projects with Energy Storage

Sri Lanka’s Sustainable Energy Authority (SEA), part of the country’s Ministry of Power, Energy and Business Development, has floated two expressions of interests (EoIs) for domestic and foreign companies to ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bihar Asks Developers to Reduce Tariff for 250 MW of Solar Projects

Bihar Asks Developers to Reduce Tariff for 250 MW of Solar Projects

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has rejected a petition filed by Bihar State Power Holding Company (BSPHCL) on behalf of North Bihar Power Distribution Company (NBPDCL), and South Bihar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Issues Blueprint for Dispute Resolution Committee for Solar & Wind Projects

MNRE Issues Blueprint for Dispute Resolution Committee for Solar & Wind Projects

The Indian solar market has grown from a 3 GW installed capacity in 2014 to 35 GW in 2019. With the rapid expansion of solar and wind sectors, the disputes involving the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Invites EoI to Evaluate its Solar Thermal Off-Grid Program

MNRE Invites EoI to Evaluate its Solar Thermal Off-Grid Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) for conducting technical and performance evaluation of its program for off-grid and decentralized concentrated solar ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar