GERC Allows Changes to Force Majeure Clause for GUVNL’s 500 MW Solar Tender

GERC Allows Changes to Force Majeure Clause for GUVNL’s 500 MW Solar Tender

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has approved the changes to the Ministry of Power’s guidelines relating to force majeure (unforeseen) events, as sought by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
France’s Technique Solaire Commissions 20 MW of Solar Project in Maharashtra

France’s Technique Solaire Commissions 20 MW of Solar Project in Maharashtra

French company Technique Solaire has commissioned a total capacity of 20 MW (AC) of solar projects in Maharashtra. This is the second project of the company in India. This ground-mounted ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
CERC Asks NTPC to Refund Solar Developer’s ₹10 Million Deducted as Liquidated Damages

CERC Asks NTPC to Refund Solar Developer’s ₹10 Million Deducted as Liquidated Damages

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has directed the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to refund the performance bank guarantee (PBG) of ₹10 million (~$140,800) along with interest to Prayatna ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Saudi Arabia Announces a 1.2 GW Solar Tender

Saudi Arabia Announces a 1.2 GW Solar Tender

In line with the country’s National Renewable Energy Program, the Ministry of Energy of Saudi Arabia has issued the request for qualification (RfQ) for four solar projects with a cumulative ...
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Spain’s Solarpack to Develop 116 MW of Solar Projects in Northern Malaysia

Spain’s Solarpack to Develop 116 MW of Solar Projects in Northern Malaysia

Solarpack, a Spanish solar company, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for 116 MW of solar projects in Malaysia. In August 2019, the company won the bid to develop ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
SBI Floats Empanelment Tender for Solar Projects Under CAPEX and OPEX Models

SBI Floats Empanelment Tender for Solar Projects Under CAPEX and OPEX Models

The SBI Infra Management Solutions Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of the State Bank of India, has invited an expression of interest (EoI) for the empanelment of contractors to install solar ...
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West Bengal Seeks Consultancy Service for 200 MW of Solar Projects

West Bengal Seeks Consultancy Service for 200 MW of Solar Projects

The West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (WBSEDCL) has invited an Expression of Interest (EoI) for consultancy services for 200 MW of solar projects in the state to be ...
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SECI’s 7.5 GW Solar Tender for Leh and Kargil Gets Another Deadline Extension

SECI’s 7.5 GW Solar Tender for Leh and Kargil Gets Another Deadline Extension

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline for its mega solar tender that calls for 7.5 GW of grid-connected solar power projects in ...
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BHEL Seeks Cable Suppliers for 175 MW of Solar Projects in Gujarat

BHEL Seeks Cable Suppliers for 175 MW of Solar Projects in Gujarat

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), a public sector undertaking (PSU), has issued a request for quotation (RfQ) for high-tension (HT) cables for two solar projects with the Gujarat State Electricity ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Solar Auction Activity Increased in October with 1.3 Gigawatts

Solar Auction Activity Increased in October with 1.3 Gigawatts

Auction activity increased in October 2019 while tender announcements decreased compared to the previous month, according to Mercom India solar tender tracker. About 2.7 GW of solar tenders were floated ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
GAIL Floats Tender for 3.2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects for its Premises Across India

GAIL Floats Tender for 3.2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects for its Premises Across India

The Gas Authority of India (GAIL) has floated a tender for the installation of rooftop solar projects with a total capacity of 3.2 MW at various locations of GAIL across ...
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South Africa Eyeing Old Solar, Wind Projects to Reduce Tariffs

South Africa Eyeing Old Solar, Wind Projects to Reduce Tariffs

The government of South Africa recently held discussions with power producers to procure cheaper electricity from older renewable energy projects. Although the government has not made any formal proposal to ...
/ / Markets & Policy
Assam Floats Tender for a 20 MW Solar Project at Namrup Thermal Station

Assam Floats Tender for a 20 MW Solar Project at Namrup Thermal Station

The Assam Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGCL) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for a 20 MW solar power project at the state’s Namrup Thermal Power Station. The scope ...
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Corporate Funding for Solar Sector Globally Rises by 34% With $9 Billion in 9M 2019

Corporate Funding for Solar Sector Globally Rises by 34% With $9 Billion in 9M 2019

Total corporate funding (including venture capital/private equity, public market, and debt financing) in the first nine months (9M) of 2019 was up with $9 billion raised, compared to $6.7 billion ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
AAI Floats a 3.7 MW Solar Tender for Raipur, Coimbatore, and Aurangabad Airports

AAI Floats a 3.7 MW Solar Tender for Raipur, Coimbatore, and Aurangabad Airports

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has issued three different Request for Proposals (RfPs) for the procurement of a total of 3.7 MW of solar power through open access for ...
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Maharashtra Extends Bidding Deadline for its 1,350 MW Solar Tender

Maharashtra Extends Bidding Deadline for its 1,350 MW Solar Tender

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has extended the bid submission deadline for its tender for 1,350 MW (AC) of solar projects across 30 districts under Mukhyamantri Saur ...
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Quality Consciousness in Indian Solar Projects is a Mixed Bag_ DuPont Interview

Quality Consciousness in Indian Solar Projects a Mixed Bag: DuPont Interview

The quality of photovoltaic modules goes a long way in ensuring the longevity of solar projects. In the quest to maximize profits, there has been a tendency to compromise on ...
Chhattisgarh Finalizes its Regulations for Distributed Solar Projects

Chhattisgarh Finalizes its Regulations for Distributed Solar Projects

To facilitate the growth of renewable energy generation systems in the state, the Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has approved the regulations for distributed renewable sources. These regulations would ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NLC India Commissions 351 MW of Solar Projects in Tamil Nadu

NLC India Commissions 351 MW of Solar Projects in Tamil Nadu

Government-owned mining and power generating company, Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLCIL), has announced that out of the 709 MW of solar power projects awarded by the Tamil Nadu Generation ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
MNRE Readies Blueprint for Developing Decentralized Solar Projects

MNRE Readies Blueprint for Developing Decentralized Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued draft guidelines for the development of decentralized solar power projects. The MNRE has called for comments, suggestions, and opinions from ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttarakhand Extends Benchmark Capital Cost and Generic Tariff for 52 MW of Solar Projects

Uttarakhand Extends Benchmark Capital Cost and Generic Tariff for 52 MW of Solar Projects

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has approved the extension of benchmark capital cost and generic tariff for the financial year 2019-20 (up to October 2020) for the upcoming solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
UPERC Approves Amended PPAs for 500 MW of Solar Projects

UPERC Approves Amended PPAs for 500 MW of Solar Projects

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has approved the amended power purchase agreements (PPA) along with the PPAs and tariffs for procuring 500 MW of solar power. A petition ...
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Uttar Pradesh Launches Rooftop Solar Tender for 60 MW Under Net Metering

Uttar Pradesh Launches Rooftop Solar Tender for 60 MW Under Net Metering

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has floated a tender for grid-interactive rooftop solar power projects between 1 kW to 25 kW at various locations in ...
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Rajasthan to Develop 113.5 MW of Solar Projects Across 10 Clusters

Rajasthan to Develop 113.5 MW of Solar Projects Across 10 Clusters

The Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) has floated a tender inviting interested bidders to develop 113.5 MW (AC) of decentralized solar projects spread across various clusters of the state ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
The Right Mix of Energy Storage Technologies Can Have a Huge Impact_ Interview

The Right Mix of Energy Storage Technologies Can Have a Huge Impact: Interview

As India installs solar and wind energy at a rapid pace, grid congestion is a regular occurrence, power cuts are still prevalent, and curtailment of solar and wind is rampant ...
/ / Energy Storage, Market & Policy