Saudi Arabia Shortlists Solar Bidders for Round 2 of National Renewable Energy Program

Saudi Arabia Shortlists Solar Bidders for Round 2 of National Renewable Energy Program

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Energy has published the names of the shortlisted bidders for the round two of the National Renewable Energy Program (NREP). Al Blagha Holding for Investments Company ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
SECI and NTPC to Pay GST Compensation to Adani Solar’s SPVs

SECI and NTPC to Pay GST Compensation to Adani Solar’s SPVs

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently passed an order asking Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to pay the requested compensation to Wardha ...
Sweden’s Azelio Installs Round-the-Clock Energy Storage System in Morocco

Sweden’s Azelio Installs Round-the-Clock Energy Storage System in Morocco

Azelio, a Swedish renewable energy storage company, has completed installing a renewable energy storage system with round-the-clock clean power production at the Noor Quarzazate solar complex in Morocco. According to ...
/ / Energy Storage, Other
Gujarat May Charge ₹0.5 Million_MW for Solar Projects to Build Evacuation Facility

Gujarat May Charge ₹0.5 Million/MW for Solar Projects to Build Evacuation Facility

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has invited public opinion on a draft paper discussing issues in establishing tariff for solar power procurement by distribution licensees. The last date for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maldives to Develop 21 MW of Solar Projects Across Six Islands

Maldives to Develop 21 MW of Solar Projects Across Six Islands

Maldives has issued a tender inviting interested bidders to participate in the pre-qualification process for installing 21 MW of grid-tied solar systems in six major islands. These islands are Addu ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Total to Acquire 50% Stake in Adani Green’s Solar Portfolio for $510 Million

Total to Acquire 50% Stake in Adani Green’s Solar Portfolio for $510 Million

Total, a French oil and gas major, has entered into an agreement with Adani Green Energy Limited  (AGEL) to acquire a 50% stake in a joint venture company for $510 ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
SECI Issues Tender for 14 MW of Solar with 42 MWh Battery Storage in Leh and Kargil

SECI Issues Tender for 14 MW of Solar with 42 MWh Battery Storage in Leh and Kargil

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a tender for setting up 14 MW of solar power projects with 42 MWh battery storage system (7MW/21 MWh each) at ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
CERC Allows Solar Developers’ Claim for GST Compensation on EPC Cost

CERC Allows Solar Developers’ Claim for GST Compensation on EPC Cost

In its recent order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has reiterated its opinions on the restitution principle in power purchase agreements in the face of a Change in Law ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Budget 2020 Allocates ₹220 Billion to Power & Renewable Energy Sector, Empowers Consumers

Budget 2020 Allocates ₹220 Billion to Power & Renewable Energy Sector, Empowers Consumers

Amid the ongoing economic slowdown, the Union Budget 2020-21 has tried to instill hope in the investors and taxpayers. The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2020-21 in ...
CERC Orders NTPC to Pay ACME Solar GST Relief Along With Late Payment Surcharge

CERC Orders NTPC to Pay ACME Solar GST Relief Along With Late Payment Surcharge

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has directed the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to pay the dues claimed by ACME Solar along with late payment surcharge within 30 days ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Announces Deadline Extension for Two Solar Tenders Totaling 7.5 GW

SECI Announces Deadline Extension for Two Solar Tenders Totaling 7.9 GW

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has once again extended the deadline for the submission of bids for its mega solar tender of 7.5 GW capacity. These grid-connected ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tech Based O&M for Solar Projects Can Optimize Cost-Effectiveness and Sustainability

Tech Based O&M for Solar Projects Can Optimize Cost-Effectiveness and Sustainability

As the renewable sector matured in India towards competitive bidding, the emphasis shifted from building capacities at a brisk pace towards cost-effectiveness and even portfolio consolidation. Project operations and maintenance ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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 ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
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 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions