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 ...
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
Greenko Interview: Recent Low Wind Tariffs Cannot be Compared with Solar

Greenko Interview: Recent Low Wind Tariffs Cannot be Compared with Solar

The introduction of reverse auctions in the wind sector is making the power generation source increasingly competitive with solar and thermal power in India. In a recently concluded 500 MW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat Tenders 500 MW of Wind Projects to be Developed Across the State

Gujarat Tenders 500 MW of Wind Projects to be Developed Across the State

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has tendered 500 MW of wind projects to be developed across the state. The bid-submission deadline is April 2, 2018. Under this global tender, ...
/ / Other, Wind
KERC Proposes Lower Benchmark Tariff of ₹2.79/kWh for New Solar Projects in Karnataka

KERC Proposes Lower Benchmark Tariff of ₹2.79/kWh for New Solar Projects in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed a tariff of ₹2.79 (~$0.043)/kWh for new, MW-scale, grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects developed in Karnataka. The proposed utility-scale solar benchmark tariff ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
No Agreement Reached on Renegotiated PPAs for Six Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

No Agreement Reached on Renegotiated PPAs for Six Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

The meeting between Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) and the project developers ended on January 31st, 2018, without an agreement on the negotiated tariff for six grid-connected solar photovoltaic ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
President Trump Imposes 30 Percent Tariff on Solar Cells and Modules, Now It’s India’s Turn

President Trump Imposes 30 Percent Tariff on Solar Cells and Modules, Now It’s India’s Turn

President Trump today revealed the much-anticipated anti-dumping tariffs on imported solar cells and modules at 30 percent for the first year, which will gradually decline in five percent increments over a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Delayed PPA Signing and Subsidy Reimbursement

Delayed PPA Signing and Subsidy Reimbursement Not Helping the Indian Solar Sector: Interview

As the Indian sector continues to grow there are challenges everywhere but PPA renegotiation and delayed PPA signing, delay in reimbursement of subsidies are particularly troubling. Here is an excerpt ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Mercom REI Panel

Tariff and GST Uncertainty Are Only a Temporary Drag on India’s Solar Market

Tax confusion, uncertainty about anti-dumping tariffs, and stagnant demand are all affecting India’s solar sector, which witnessed relatively smooth growth in the last three-to-four years until the hiccup that began ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tata Power Solar

Tata Power Solar CEO Says India’s Solar Manufacturing Sector Needs Support to Become Competitive

The following is from a conversation Mercom India had with Tata Power Solar CEO Ashish Khanna at the Renewable Energy Expo 2017 in Greater Noida, India. This is the first ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
TANGEDCO Solar Tariff

Breaking News: New Tariff Low in TANGEDCO; Rs.3.47 (~$0.05364) per Unit Quoted in 1,500 MW Solar Tender

In the 1,500 MW Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) tender, Raasi Green Earth Energy won the bid to develop 100 MW of solar by quoting Rs.3.47 (~$0.05364)/unit. This ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
solar project

BREAKING: TANGEDCO Receives Technical Bids Aggregating 3,700 MW in Response to a 1,500 MW Solar Tender

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has received technical bids aggregating 3,700 MW in response to a 1,500 MW solar tender issued in May 2017. The price bids are expected ...