Power lines

ABB to Construct 1,830 km Transmission Link for PGCIL

The Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) has awarded a $640 million transmission project to ABB, a power and automation technology group. The project involves developing an ultra-high-voltage direct current ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Tamil Nadu Becomes 21st Indian State to Join UDAY

Tamil Nadu Becomes 21st Indian State to Join UDAY

Tamil Nadu has become the 21st state in India to join the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY), a government program designed to facilitate financial turnaround of DISCOMs (distribution company). Tamil Nadu ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Can Green Energy Transmission Corridor Development Keep Up with Rapid Renewable Energy Growth in India

Can Green Energy Transmission Corridor Development Keep Up with Rapid Renewable Energy Growth in India?

Recognizing the need for transmission infrastructure to cope with increasing renewable energy capacity, India is developing the Green Energy Corridor (GEC), a transmission network to connect renewable energy rich states ...
/ / Grid, T&D
TANGEDCO Tenders Another 500 MW of Solar to Fulfill RPO

TANGEDCO Tenders Another 500 MW of Solar to Fulfill RPO

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) tendered 500 MW (AC) of solar in a bid to fulfill its renewable purchase obligation (RPO). Interested solar developers have been requested ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tamil Nadu to Become 21st UDAY Signatory

Breaking: Tamil Nadu to Become 21st UDAY Signatory

Tamil Nadu is finally expected to join Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance Yojana (UDAY) program on Monday, according to sources. The state will become the 21st member state to join ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Mercom Forecasts Over 9 GW of Solar Installations in India for 2017

Mercom Forecasts Over 9 GW of Solar Installations in India for 2017

2016 Solar Installations to Come in at Approximately 4 GW Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and research firm, today released its quarterly update on the Indian solar ...
Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in December 2016

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in December 2016

Under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued tenders for electrification of 1,058 villages in Arunachal Pradesh. (read more) The Central Electricity Authority stated ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Tariffs

Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Tenders 250 MW Solar in Odisha

Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) has tendered 250 MW (AC) of large-scale solar projects in the state of Odisha. The projects will be spread over five locations with a minimum capacity ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Top Solar States

Top 10 Indian States Account for 90 Percent of Large-Scale Solar Installations and Pipeline

India has a total installed large-scale solar capacity of 9,018 MW and a solar pipeline of 14,030 MW as of December 2016, with the top 10 states accounting for approximately ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Becomes the 18th State to Join UDAY

Himachal Pradesh has joined the Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance Yojana (UDAY), becoming the 18th state to do so. The state is estimated to achieve a net benefit of ~Rs.8,230 ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
TANGEDCO Solar Bids

Tepid Response to TANGEDCO’s 500 MW RfS in Tamil Nadu, Only 117 MW of Bids Received So Far

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO) has received weak response to its request for selection (RfS) to procure 500 MW of solar through a reverse auction. Bids of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
MNRE to Provide Central Financial Assistance to Install Grid-Connected Solar Rooftop Projects in Tamil Nadu

MNRE to Provide Central Financial Assistance to Install Grid-Connected Solar Rooftop Projects in Tamil Nadu

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will provide central finance assistance (CFA) at the rate of Rs.22.50 (~$0.3371)/W to install grid-connected solar rooftop power projects. This will amount to a ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Indian State Transmission Utilities and Power Grid Corporation of India to Receive €1 Billion Soft Loan from Germany

Indian State Transmission Utilities and Power Grid Corporation of India to Receive €1 Billion Soft Loan from Germany

The German government-owned development bank, KfW, is providing €1 billion (~$1.05 billion) soft loan to India to develop inter and intra-state transmission infrastructure under the green energy corridor program. The ...
/ / Grid, T&D
834 MW of Solar Projects Tendered in October, in India

834 MW of Solar Projects Tendered in October, in India

Solar projects were announced at a fast pace in India with a total of 834 MW of solar PV tendered in the month of October through programs like the State ...
/ / Tenders & Auctions
NHPC Issues Tender to Develop 50 MW Solar Project in Tamil Nadu

NHPC Issues Tender to Develop 50 MW Solar Project in Tamil Nadu

The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has issued a notice inviting tenders (NIT) to set up a 50 MW solar project in the Theni and Dindigul districts in Tamil Nadu ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
TANGEDCO Issues RfS to Procure 500 MW of Solar Power in Tamil Nadu, Any Takers?

TANGEDCO Issues RfS to Procure 500 MW of Solar Power in Tamil Nadu, Any Takers?

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has issued a request for selection (RfS) to procure 500 MW of solar power from developers in Tamil Nadu through reverse auction ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Indian Solar Quarterly Market Update - Forecasting a Better 2014 after a Lackluster Year

Indian Solar Quarterly Market Update – Forecasting a Better 2014 after a Lackluster Year

It has been a quiet year for the Indian solar sector, with installations at 900 MW so far this year and final numbers forecasted to be similar to last year ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Military Engineering Solar Tender

Non-Protectionist Solar Policies Will Help Attract Foreign Investments into India

The fundamentals of the solar sector have shifted. After years of panel price drops, module prices have gone up this year by about 10 percent, while the rupee has fallen ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Month in a Minute

Solar Installations in India Reached 980 MW in 2012

For a Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission Fact Sheet: Click Here India installed 980 MW of solar in 2012, slightly lower than our forecast of 1,090 MW. This was largely due ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India solar 2012

The Next Phase – Indian Solar Market Update for 3rd Quarter 2012

There was not a lot of movement in terms of solar installations in India in Q3 2012. Cumulative solar installations stood at 1,045 MW as of November 1, 2012, but ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Funding Wind

Mercom Capital Group Reports Second Quarter 2012 Funding and M&A Activity for the Wind Sector – Indian companies active in VC and M&A transactions

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global communications and consulting firm, today released its report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the wind sector during the second quarter ...
/ / Other, Wind
India Gigawatt Club

Will India join the ‘Gigawatt Club’ this year?

Indian Solar Market Update – 1st Quarter 2012 By: Raj Prabhu, Managing Partner, Mercom Capital Group After over two years of policy deliberations and growing pains, India is finally seeing ...
/ / Solar
Indian Solar Market Update - Fourth Quarter 2011

Indian Solar Market Update – Fourth Quarter 2011

There has been a flurry of activity in the Indian solar sector in the fourth quarter, as 350 MW of Phase 1 Batch II photovoltaic (PV) projects were announced under ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar