Report Finds Municipalities Could Boost Rooftop Solar Adoption Using Bonds

SMC’s Plea to Enter New PPA for Rooftop Solar with Torrent Power at ₹11.33/kWh Rejected

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has declined a plea filed by the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) requesting the commission to direct project developer Torrent Power to enter into a ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Gujarat Decides to Implement Solar Agricultural Feeder Program on Pilot Basis

Andhra Pradesh: Solar Projects Get ₹3/kWh Tariff After a 20-Month Delay in Commissioning

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has set ₹3 (~$0.042)/kWh as the tariff for three grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the state, aggregating 82 MW. The APERC was ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh’s 550 MW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 245 MW

Uttar Pradesh’s 550 MW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 245 MW

Eight bidders have submitted bids aggregating 795 MW in response to Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA)’s 550 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) tender. The capacity, which ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Hanergy and Bollore Group to Jointly Develop Solar EVs

Tariff of ₹6/kWh to be Applicable on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Telangana

Taking another step forward towards propelling the growth of intelligent transportation in the state, the Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has approved a tariff of ₹6.00 (~$ 0.083)/kWh for electric ...
Gujarat Decides to Implement Solar Agricultural Feeder Program on Pilot Basis

Gujarat Decides to Implement Solar Agricultural Feeder Program on Pilot Basis

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) will support the implementation of Suryashakti Kisan Yojna (SKY) as a pilot project in Gujarat. The GERC was responding to a petition filed by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ministry of Power Proposes Adoption of Uniform Tariff Structure for All States

Ministry of Power Proposes Adoption of Uniform Tariff Structure for All States

The Ministry of Power has issued a proposal incorporating new modifications to the revised proposal for amendments to the Electricity Act 2003. In September 2018, the Ministry of Power had ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Ministry of Finance Clarifies Safeguard Duty Assessment Tariff Code

Ministry of Finance Clarifies Solar Safeguard Duty Assessment Tariff Code

The Ministry of Finance has issued a new memorandum clarifying that only goods specifically classified under tariff item 8541 40 11 (solar cells whether or not assembled in modules or ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Asks SECI to Set Upper Ceiling for Solar Tariff at ₹2.50/kWh Without Safeguard Duty

MNRE Asks SECI to Set Upper Ceiling for Solar Tariff at ₹2.50/kWh Without Safeguard Duty

In a significant development, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a letter (reviewed by Mercom) directing Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to set the maximum ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bihar Sets Solar PV Generic Tariff at ₹4.17/kWh for FY 2018-19

Bihar Sets Solar PV Generic Tariff at ₹4.17/kWh for FY 2018-19

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has fixed the generic levelized tariff for power generated from solar PV for FY 2018-19 at ₹4.17 (~$0.059)/kWh without accelerated depreciation (AD). With AD ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Lowest Tariff of 2.79 cents/kWh Quoted in Egypt’s 200 MW Solar Auction

Lowest Tariff of 2.79 cents/kWh Quoted in Egypt’s 200 MW Solar Auction

The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has announced the financial bids for the construction of a 200 MW solar power plant in Kom Ombo, according to the Daily News Egypt. EETC ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
JERC Issues Regulations for Distribution Licensees in Goa and Union Territories

JERC Issues Regulations for Distribution Licensees in Goa and Union Territories

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has issued a set of regulations dealing with power generation, transmission and distribution for the state of Goa and union territories with the exception ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
Andhra Pradesh to Withdraw Generation Based Incentives for Wind Projects

Andhra Pradesh to Withdraw Generation Based Incentives for Wind Projects

Responding to a petition filed by the state’s power distribution companies (DISCOMs), Southern and Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has ...
/ / Other, Wind
CERC Amends Regulations for Open Access in Interstate Transmission

Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Power Procurement from Solar Projects Amended

The Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India, has amended the competitive bidding guidelines for the procurement of power from grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. Amendments The MoP has increased ...
Karnataka’s New Utility-Scale Solar Benchmark Tariff is 30% Less at ₹3.05/kWh

Karnataka’s New Utility-Scale Solar Benchmark Tariff is 30% Less at ₹3.05/kWh

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has fixed generic tariffs for renewable energy projects developed across the state. Generic Tariff for Solar Projects: For grid connected MW-scale solar projects of ...
BESCOM Proposes a Tariff Separation for Open Access Consumers Above 1 MW in Karnataka

BESCOM Proposes a Tariff Separation for Open Access Consumers Above 1 MW in Karnataka

Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) has proposed a separate tariff for >1 MW open access consumers, as it causes the non-recovery of fixed costs. BESCOM has requested for an increase ...
TEDA Tenders 50 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects to be Developed in Tamil Nadu

TEDA Tenders 50 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects to be Developed in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has tendered a 50 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project to be developed in the state. The bid-submission deadline is June 21, 2018 ...
India conceded the second position due to investor concerns on its domestic market, the report noted

EY Report: India Slips to Fourth Position on Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index

India has fallen from second to fourth position on the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) compiled by global consultancy firm EY. The report cited investor concerns as the main reason ...
Uttarakhand Issues Draft Tariff Regulations and RPO Targets for Solar Projects

Uttarakhand Issues Draft Tariff Regulations and RPO Targets for Solar Projects

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has released draft tariff regulations for the supply of electricity from renewable energy sources and non-fossil fuel based co-generating stations for the year 2018 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Over 80% of Recent Solar Auctions in India Won by Larger Solar Developers

Over 80% of Recent Solar Auctions in India Won by Larger Solar Developers

The solar sector in India is rapidly expanding with increasing participation from a mix of domestic and foreign developers. However, a detailed analysis of the winners of major solar auctions ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NLC India May Lose ₹1.36/kWh for 500 MW of Solar Projects Due to Delays in Commissioning

NLC India May Lose ₹1.36/kWh for 500 MW of Solar Projects Due to Delays in Commissioning

Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) India might have to bear a loss of ₹1.36 (~$0.020)/kWh for the 500 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, which are being developed in the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tamil Nadu Sets New Solar Generic Tariff at ₹3.11_kWh

Tamil Nadu Sets New Solar Generic Tariff at ₹3.11/kWh

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued levelized generic tariff for the procurement of solar power in the state for the financial year (FY) 2018-19. TNERC has fixed ...
Solar Tariffs Hover Around ₹3/kWh in GUVNL’s 500 MW Solar Auction

Solar Tariffs Hover Around ₹2.98-3.06/kWh in GUVNL’s 500 MW Auction

Solar tariffs hovered around the ₹3 (0.0462)/kWh mark in the latest 500 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) auction held by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL). GUVNL had tendered the ...
BERC Sets ₹4.16/kWh as Average Power Purchase Cost for Bihar DISCOMs

BERC Sets ₹4.16/kWh as Average Power Purchase Cost for Bihar DISCOMs

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has fixed ₹4.16 (~$0.064)/kWh as the average power purchase cost (APPC) for the state’s distribution companies (DISCOMs) during financial year 2018-19. The APPC does ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Tamil Nadu to Tender 3 GW of Renewable Energy Capacity

Tamil Nadu Announces Plans to Tender 3 GW of Solar and Wind Projects

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has revealed plans to tender 3 GW of renewable energy capacity soon. The capacity will consist of 1.5 GW of solar projects ...
Indian Railways to Tender 5 GW of Solar to Cut Down Power Costs

Indian Railways to Tender 5 GW of Solar to Cut Down Power Costs

The Indian Railways is turning to solar power to cut down its increasing power costs. The Railways will soon launch tenders to set up large-scale solar power projects, inching closer ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions