Electricity Tariff Hike Could Nudge Tamil Nadu C&I Entities to Adopt Solar Open Access

Electricity Tariff Hike Could Nudge Tamil Nadu C&I Entities to Adopt Solar Open Access

Commercial and industrial (C&I) consumers in Tamil Nadu are considering switching to solar open access projects under captive and group captive mode as opposed to buying power from the state-owned ...
Tender Issued for 20 GWh of Solar Power Via Open Access by Tamil Nadu Milk Co-operative

Tender Issued for 20 GWh of Solar Power Via Open Access by Tamil Nadu Milk Co-operative

The Tamil Nadu Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (Aavin) has issued a tender to procure 20 GWh of solar power per year through open access projects for five years. The contracted ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar photovoltaic panels and substations in the evening

Tamil Nadu Issues Multi-Year Electricity Tariff Order, Introduces a Green Tariff of 10%

Retail electricity tariffs for high tension (HT) consumers have gone up by 6% to 18% in the recently announced order by the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) for the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
Tender Issued for Shifting a 2.4 MW Solar Power Project in Tiruchirappalli

Tender Issued for Shifting a 2.4 MW Solar Power Project in Tiruchirappalli

The Tiruchirappalli City Corporation has issued a tender for the design, shifting, installation, and commissioning of an existing 2.4 MW solar power project from the Panchappur sewage treatment plant to ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bids Invited to Install LiDAR Buoys to Capture Wind Resource Data off Tamil Nadu Coast

Bids Invited to Install LiDAR Buoys to Capture Wind Resource Data off Tamil Nadu Coast

The National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has invited bids for the supply, installation, and commissioning of an integrated floating buoy for mounting offshore light detection and ranging (LiDAR) together ...
/ / Other, Wind
Bids Invited for 2.1 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems at Atomic Research Center in Tamil Nadu

Bids Invited for 2.1 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems at Atomic Research Center in Tamil Nadu

Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research (IGCAR) has invited bids to install and commission 2.1 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems (without battery bank) in Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu. The scope ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Adoption Has Helped Southern Railway Save ₹20 Million Annually in Power Bills

Solar Adoption Has Helped Southern Railway Save ₹20 Million Annually in Power Bills

Southern Railway is saving ₹20 million (~$251,388) annually on its power bills by opting for solar energy. The South Zone of Indian Railways installed 192 kW of solar systems during ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up ACME to Build ₹524.74 Billion Green Hydrogen Project in Tamil Nadu

Daily News Wrap-Up: ACME to Build ₹524.74 Billion Green Hydrogen Project in Tamil Nadu

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: ACME Group announced an investment of ₹524.74 billion (~$6.61 billion) to build green hydrogen and ammonia projects ...
Tamil Nadu Secretariat to Install a 100 kW Solar-Powered EV Charging Station

Tamil Nadu Secretariat to Install a 100 kW Solar-Powered EV Charging Station

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA), the state agency for augmenting renewable energy, is setting up a 100 kW solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging station at the Tamil Nadu ...
CERC Awards Transmission License to Evacuate 1 GW of Renewable Power in Tamil Nadu

CERC Awards Transmission License to Evacuate 1 GW of Renewable Power in Tamil Nadu

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently granted a transmission license to Karur Transmission to evacuate 1,000 MW of renewable power from the Karur/Tiruppur wind energy zone in Tamil Nadu ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Bids for 12 GW of Offshore Wind Energy to be Issued in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat

Bids for 12 GW of Offshore Wind Energy to be Issued in Tamil Nadu and Gujarat in Three Years

In a meeting on transmission planning for offshore wind energy projects in India, R.K Singh, Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy, announced that bids would be issued ...
BHEL Invites Bids for Trading Renewable Energy Certificates at Power Exchanges

BHEL Invites Bids for Trading Renewable Energy Certificates at Power Exchanges

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has invited bids from traders to procure renewable energy certificates (RECs) from the National Load Despatch Center (NLDC) and trade them at the power exchanges ...
Statkraft Commissions 55 MW Open Access Solar Project in Tamil Nadu

Statkraft Commissions 55 MW Open Access Solar Project in Tamil Nadu

Norway-based renewable energy company Statkraft has announced the commissioning of its 55 MWAC (76 MWDC) Nellai solar project. Developed under the group captive model, the project is located at Ettanakulam ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Ministry of Power Proposes New Program to Liquidate the Past Dues of DISCOMs

Ministry of Power Proposes New Program to Liquidate the Past Dues of DISCOMs

The Ministry of Power (MoP) announced that it is working on a program to mitigate the financial woes of the Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) by liquidating their dues. The delay in ...
Tamil Nadu Issues Priority Order for Open Access Consumers to Procure Energy

Tamil Nadu Issues Priority Order for Open Access Consumers to Procure Energy

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued an amendment to the 'Grid-Connectivity and Intrastate open Access Regulations, 2014.' The amendment seeks to prioritize energy adjustment from different sources ...
/ / Open Access, Solar
EV Component Startup Revoh Raises $150,000 to Build Production Facility in Tamil Nadu

EV Component Startup Revoh Raises $150,000 to Build Production Facility in Tamil Nadu

Revoh Innovations, a startup that manufactures sub-components for electric vehicles (EV), has raised $150,000 in a seed round from angel investors Vel Kanniappan and Ravi Renganathan to build a motor ...
India Adds 275 MW of New Wind Capacity in Q1 2022; Gujarat Leads

India Adds 275 MW of New Wind Capacity in Q1 2022; Gujarat Leads

India added 275 MW wind power capacity in the first quarter (Q1) of 2022, a 30% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) increase compared to 212 MW installed in Q4 2021, bringing the cumulative ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
States with Favorable Energy Banking Policies See Growth in Open Access Solar

States with Favorable Energy Banking Policies See Growth in Open Access Solar

States with favorable energy banking policies witnessed considerable growth in open access solar installations in the calendar year (CY) 2021, as per the analysis published in Mercom India Research’s ‘Mercom ...
Net Feed-In Methodology Approved for Solar Projects of 1 MW and Above in Tamil Nadu

Net Feed-in Methodology Approved for Solar Projects of 1 MW and Above in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) recently ruled that a solar developer was entitled to grid connectivity for loads of 1 MW and above up to the contracted demand ...
Wind Capacity Additions in India Up 30% YoY with 1.45 GW in 2021

Wind Capacity Additions in India Up 30% YoY with 1.45 GW in 2021

India added 1.45 GW of wind capacity in 2021, a 30% year-over-year (YoY) increase compared to 1.11 GW installed in the previous year, according to the recent data released by ...
/ / Wind
PGCIL Asked to Refund Bank Guarantee After Revoking Connectivity to Solar Projects

PGCIL Asked to Refund Bank Guarantee After Revoking Connectivity to Solar Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), in a recent order, ruled that ₹5 million (~$66,299) of the connectivity bank guarantee for each of the two solar projects of 250 MW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Better Tariff Structures and Policies are Driving the Growth of Open Access

Better Tariff Structures and Policies are Driving the Growth of Solar Open Access

India installed 307 MW of open access solar capacity in the third quarter (Q3) of the calendar year (CY) 2021, registering a 47% increase compared to 209 MW installed in ...
SECI Issues EPC Tender for a 5 MW Solar Project in Tamil Nadu

SECI Issues EPC Tender for a 5 MW Solar Project in Tamil Nadu

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) tender for a 5 MW (AC) grid-connected solar project at V.O. Chidambaranar Port Trust (VOCPT) ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tamil Nadu DISCOM to Procure 500 MW of Solar Power Under KUSUM Program

Tamil Nadu DISCOM to Procure 500 MW of Solar Power Under KUSUM Program

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has approved the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation’s (TANGEDCO) proposal to procure 500 MW of solar power from projects with capacity in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
ITC Commissions its First Offsite Solar Project with 14.9 MW Capacity in Tamil Nadu

ITC Commissions its First Offsite Solar Project with 14.9 MW Capacity in Tamil Nadu

ITC Limited, an Indian multi-business conglomerate, said it had commissioned its first offsite solar project in Dindigul, Tamil Nadu. The 14.9 MW solar project, built with an investment of ₹760 ...
/ / Commercial, Solar