power

Mercom Exclusive: India Power Utilities Performance Ratings – Some Improve, Some Don’t

According to the latest “Integrated Rating for State Power Distribution Utilities” report by the Ministry of Power, the four Gujarat state power distribution utilities (DISCOMs) have emerged as top performers ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
tamil nadu tender

TANGEDCO Announces 1,500 MW Solar Tender

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has announced a tender for 1,500 MW of solar in Tamil Nadu through reverse auction. Developers can bid for a minimum capacity ...
solar RPO

TANGEDCO to Tender 1,500 MW of Solar to Meet RPO

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) will soon tender 1,500 MW of solar to meet its renewable purchase obligation (RPO). “The TANGEDCO will soon bring out a 1,500 ...
Month in a Minute

Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Energy Sector in March 2017

The Asian Development Bank approved a $175 million (~Rs.11.35 billion) loan to the Power Grid Corporation (PGCIL) to expand its solar power transmission network across the country. Payment delays by ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tenders and Auctions

Mercom Exclusive: Solar Tenders and Auctions Have Slowed in India

While solar installations in India have picked up speed, tender and auction activity has been slowing down over the last couple of quarters. According to Mercom's India Solar Project Tracker, ...
Solar Tender

Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency Bids for 50 MW of Solar Amid Lack of Response for the 500 MW Tender

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has bid for 50 MW of solar in the 500 MW tender floated by the state’s DISCOM, Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation ...
Month in a Minute

Month in a Minute: February 2017

Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in February 2017 The 2017-18 budget proved to be a dampener for the Indian renewable energy sector. Manufacturing sector did ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Tender

Another TANGEDCO Tender Sees Tepid Response: Bids for 300 MW Received on a 500 MW Tender

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO), which had tendered 500 MW of solar to meet its renewable purchase obligation (RPO), has received technical bids to develop 300 MW ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Azure Bids

931 MW of Solar Tendered and 504 MW of Solar Auctioned in January 2017, in India

In January 2017, 931 MW of solar was tendered in India, compared to 1,776 in December 2016. January witnessed five times more capacity auctioned, compared to December, in which 100 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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
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
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
Tenders And Auctions

755 MW of Solar Tendered in November in India

Indian government agencies announced solar tenders of 755 MW in November and auctioned 155.5 MWs. Of the tendered projects, 750 MW were large-scale solar projects and 5 MW were under ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
NLC India

Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Tenders 500 MW Solar in Tamil Nadu

The Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) has tendered 500 MW (AC) of grid-connected solar in the state of Tamil Nadu. The state-owned company has mandated that each project will be a ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Demonitization India Solar

Demonetization – Unexpected Stimulus for the Indian Renewable Sector?

Demonetization has been chaotic and changing the way the Indian economy functions. For the power sector, demonetization has turned out to be a positive event with distribution companies (DISCOMs) recovering ...
/ / Markets & Policy
India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: November 2016

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: November 2016

Here is a policy roundup from central, state and government agencies from the month of November covering renewable energy in India. CEA Invites Comments from the Public on its Draft ...
/ / Uncategorized
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
Adani's Plea for Tariff Revaluation Rejected by Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission

Adani’s Plea for Tariff Revaluation Rejected by Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission

The ongoing legal case between Adani Green Energy and the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC), which will decide the final tariff rate for Adani’s solar project in the state, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in October 2016

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

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) invited bids to Develop 8 MW Solar Project in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, under its self-owned and developed projects program. (read more) India solar PV ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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
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
TNERC Tariff Order of Rs.7.01/kWh Appealed by Energy Watchdog

TNERC Tariff Order of Rs.7.01/kWh Appealed by Energy Watchdog

Energy Watchdog, an NGO, has filed a petition against Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) and Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) for extending the control period for solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Installations

Mercom Capital Group Raises Indian Solar Forecast to Over 2 GW for 2015

Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and research firm, today released its quarterly update on the Indian solar market. Mercom’s forecast for solar installations in India for CY ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar