JERC Issues Draft Generic Tariff Order for Solar, Wind and Small Hydro Projects in Goa

JERC Issues Draft Generic Tariff Order for Solar, Wind and Small Hydro Projects in Goa

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has issued draft regulations for determining tariffs from renewable sources including solar, wind and small hydro ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
DISCOMs Across States Owe Nearly ₹30 Billion to Renewable Generators_ CEA

DISCOMs Across States Owe Nearly ₹30 Billion to Renewable Generators: CEA

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has found that distribution companies across the country owe dues totaling ₹30.12 billion (~$420 million) to renewable energy projects aggregating 5,982 MW. Last week, Mercom reported that ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
MNRE Invites Proposals for Research and Development in Solar Technology

MNRE Invites Proposals for Research and Development in Solar Technology

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has invited proposals for research and development (R&D) and demonstration in the field of solar energy. The proposals have been sent to ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Andhra Floats RESCO Tender for 15 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings

Andhra Floats RESCO Tender for 15 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has tendered 15 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be set up atop government buildings across ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
NTPC Announces Tender for 1,200 MW of Solar Projects to be Set Up Across India

NTPC Announces Tender for 1,200 MW of Solar Projects to be Set Up Across India

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has issued a tender to set up 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected solar projects anywhere in India. The tender documents will ...
India Likely to Hike Import Duty on Solar Equipment in the Coming Years

India Likely to Hike Import Duty on Solar Equipment in the Coming Years

The Minister for Power R. K. Singh has announced that the import duty that’s currently being levied on solar equipment will be raised in the coming years. According to a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Pradesh Issues Empanelment Tender for CAPEX Rooftop Solar Projects

Andhra Pradesh Issues Empanelment Tender for CAPEX Rooftop Solar Projects

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has issued an empanelment tender for rooftop solar installers in the state. The tender covers rooftop solar projects with ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
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 ...
Demand for Solar and Non-Solar RECs Increased in July 2019

Demand for Solar and Non-Solar RECs Increased in July 2019

In July’s renewable energy certificate (REC) trading session, there was a rise in the number of solar and non-solar RECs that were traded. A total of 129,056 solar RECs were ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Central Electronics Calls for Empanelment Solar Pump Manufacturers Under KUSUM Program

Central Electronics Calls for Empanelment of Solar Pump Manufacturers Under KUSUM Program

The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public-sector enterprise of the central government, has invited an Expression of Interest (EoI) for empanelment of manufactures of solar water pumps in tenders under ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Was Setting Upper Tariff Cap a Deterrent for NTPC’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender_

Was Setting Upper Tariff Cap a Deterrent for NTPC’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender?

Tariff caps are often not acceptable to developers planning on executing solar projects in India. The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC), has had to extend again the bid-submission deadline for 1.2 ...
Uphold Must-Run Status of Solar & Wind Projects: High Court to Andhra Pradesh

Stop Curtailing Solar and Wind Power: High Court to Andhra Pradesh

The Amaravati High Court has issued an order asking the state load despatch center (SLDC) and the state’s transmission company (APTRANSCO) to stop the curtailment of power from solar and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka Sets New Generic Tariff for Solar Projects

Karnataka Sets New Generic Tariff for Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order setting the generic tariff for solar projects in the state for the period starting April 1, 2019, and ending March ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh Gives One-Time Exemption to Rooftop Solar Consumers to Avail Net Metering

Uttar Pradesh Gives One-Time Exemption to Rooftop Solar Consumers to Avail Net Metering

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has granted one-time relaxation in its rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) regulations at the behest of Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Delhi’s 21.5 MW IPGCL Rooftop Solar Auction Results Announced for RESCO and CAPEX Modes

Delhi’s 21.5 MW IPGCL Rooftop Solar Auction Results Announced for RESCO and CAPEX Modes

The Indraprastha Power Generation Company (IPGCL) has auctioned 21.5 MW of rooftop solar projects to be developed under RESCO and CAPEX mode in Delhi. When contacted, an IPGCL official informed, “Under RESCO ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Andhra Allocates ₹5.57 Billion Towards Payment Security Mechanism for Power Purchase

Andhra Allocates ₹5.57 Billion Towards Payment Security Mechanism for Power Purchase

The state government of Andhra Pradesh has set aside a sum of ₹5.57 billion (~$79 million) towards payment security mechanism as notified by the government recently. The amount will be ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Telangana Likely to Tender 1 GW of Solar, Enable One Time Settlement of Power Dues

Telangana Likely to Tender 1 GW of Solar, Enable One Time Settlement of Power Dues

The Chief Minister of Telangana, K. Chandrashekar Rao, has proposed that 1 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects be developed in the state to make affordable solar PV power accessible ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Warns States: Honor ‘Must Run’ Status of Solar and Wind Energy

MNRE Warns States: Honor ‘Must Run’ Status of Solar and Wind Energy

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a letter to the chief secretaries of all states and union territories, asking them to ensure that ‘must run’ status ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Portugal Solar Auction Results in Record Low Bid of €14.8_MWh

Portugal Solar Auction Results in Record Low Bid of €14.8/MWh

Portugal’s recent solar auction resulted in a record low bid of €14.76 (~$16.4)/MWh, Joao Glamba, the secretary of state for energy told news agency Reuters. In the 1,150 MW auction, ...
A Recap of Policy Highlights from India’s Renewables and Solar Industry in July 2019

A Recap of Policy Highlights from India’s Renewables and Solar Industry in July 2019

The month of July was filled with announcements on policy amendments and regulations. Some of the important policy announcements included the deviation settlement mechanism (DSM), solar park program, standardization issues, ...
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) ...
MNRE Clarifies Renewables Fixed Charges Calculation for Payment Security Mechanism

MNRE Clarifies Renewables Fixed Charges Calculation for Payment Security Mechanism

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding fixed charges in the newly issued payment security mechanism regulations. The ministry has stated that in the case ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Maharashtra Commission Allows Deviation in Bidding Guidelines for Solar Projects

Maharashtra Commission Allows Deviation in Bidding Guidelines for Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the deviation to the competitive bidding guidelines for the procurement of power from solar projects sought by the Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh Permits Agricultural Land to be Leased for Solar Projects

Uttar Pradesh Permits Agricultural Land to be Leased for Solar Projects

The Uttar Pradesh government has recently passed a bill which says that agricultural land can now be used for solar energy generation, thereby increasing the investment potential of renewable energy ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
Jharkhand to Install 11,000 LED Solar Streetlights Across the State

Jharkhand to Install 11,000 LED Solar Streetlights Across the State

The Jharkhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (JREDA) has issued a tender for setting up LED solar streetlights across the state on a turnkey basis. The bid submission deadline is August ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar