Damodar Valley Plans 1.7 GW of Floating Solar Projects in West Bengal and Jharkhand

Damodar Valley Plans 1.7 GW of Floating Solar Projects in West Bengal and Jharkhand

State-owned hydel and thermal power generator Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) announced that it would now focus solely on solar projects to add capacity. According to a PTI report, DVC has ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
NTPC Seeks Suppliers of Biomass Pellets for Co-Firing at its Thermal Power Stations

NTPC Seeks Suppliers of Biomass Pellets for Co-Firing at its Thermal Power Stations

NTPC Limited has invited bids for biomass pellets to use as fuel alongside coal at its thermal power stations. This would help mitigate the air pollution caused by farmers burning ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
NTPC to Stop New Land Acquisition for Coal-based Projects

NTPC to Stop New Land Acquisition for Coal-Based Projects

India’s largest coal-fired power generator, NTPC Ltd, aims to transform itself into the country’s biggest renewable energy producer and refrain from acquiring land for new thermal power projects, its chairman, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Spain to Invest €181 Million in Innovative Renewable Energy Projects

Spain to Invest €181 Million in Innovative Renewable Energy Projects

The Institute for the Diversification and Saving of Energy (IDAE) will allocate €181 million (~$214 million) to support renewable energy projects in seven autonomous communities of Spain. The allocation is ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Curtailment Could Rise Globally as PV Penetration Increases

Solar Curtailment Could Rise Globally as PV Penetration Increases

The trend of curtailment of renewable power has started taking shape globally. Power firms in China, Chile, several U.S. markets, including Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Texas, had to curtail at ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Another Deadline Extension for SECI’s 5 GW Tender for Round-The-Clock Renewable Power

Another Deadline Extension for SECI’s 5 GW Tender for Round-The-Clock Renewable Power

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline for its tender to procure 5 GW of renewable power on a round-the-clock (RTC) basis complemented with ...
Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Mix Inched Up to 9.9% During Q2 2020

Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Mix Inched Up to 9.9% During Q2 2020

Renewable energy’s share (including large hydro projects) inched up to 36.3% during the second quarter of 2020 (Q2 2020), up about 0.1% from the previous quarter, according to the data ...
UK’s Faradion Inks Deal with Indian Startup for the Use of Sodium-Ion Batteries

UK’s Faradion Inks Deal with Indian Startup for the Use of Sodium-Ion Batteries

U.K.-based Faradion Ltd, a manufacturer of sodium-ion batteries, has announced a partnership with Infraprime Logistics Technologies (IPLTEC) to provide batteries for commercial vehicles in the Indian electric vehicle market. IPLTech ...
Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Mix Rises to 9.8% as of Q1 2020

Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Mix Rises to 9.8% as of Q1 2020

The share of renewable energy (including large hydro) in India’s overall installed power capacity mix rose marginally to 36.2% at the end of the first quarter of 2020, from 35.9% ...
SECI Issues Tender for 5 GW of Round-the-Clock Renewable Power Bundled with Thermal

SECI Issues Tender for 5 GW of Round-the-Clock Renewable Power Bundled with Thermal

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a request for selection (RfS) for renewable energy developers to supply 5 GW of round-the-clock (RTC) power from grid-connected renewable power ...
MNRE Adds Municipal Solid Waste-Based Projects in Waste to Energy Program Guidelines

MNRE Adds Municipal Solid Waste-Based Projects in Waste to Energy Program Guidelines

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) recently issued revised guidelines for its waste to energy program. The new guidelines will supersede the existing guidelines of Waste to Energy ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
India Likely to Stop Coal Imports by 2023-24

India Likely to Stop Coal Imports by 2023-24

The Union Minister of Coal and Mines, Pralhad Joshi, recently announced India’s plans to stop the import of thermal coal from 2023-2024. Coal-based power makes up the largest share of ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Solar’s Share in India’s Total Installed Power Capacity Reaches 9.6% at the End of 2019

Solar’s Share in India’s Total Installed Power Capacity Reaches 9.6% at the End of 2019

Renewable energy (including large hydro) accounted for almost 36% of India’s total power capacity mix at the end of the calendar year (CY) 2019, according to data from the Central ...
ADB Grants $451 Million Loan to Boost Power Transmission Capacity in Tamil Nadu

ADB Grants $451 Million Loan to Boost Power Transmission Capacity in Tamil Nadu

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sanctioned a $451 million (~₹31.77 billion) loan to the state of Tamil Nadu for a project that will enable better power transfer between the ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Andhra Allocates ₹5.57 Billion Towards Payment Security Mechanism for Power Purchase

Andhra Allocates ₹5.57 Billion Towards Payment Security Mechanism for Power Purchase

The state government of Andhra Pradesh has set aside a sum of ₹5.57 billion (~$79 million) towards payment security mechanism as notified by the government recently. The amount will be ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
RK Singh Advises Generation Companies to Utilize Renewables to Meet Commitments

RK Singh Advises Generation Companies to Utilize Renewables to Meet Commitments

The Union Power Minister R.K. Singh held a meeting recently in the national capital to discuss the implementation issues regarding the mechanism issued by Ministry of Power for providing flexibility ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Madhya Pradesh Electricity Commission Condemns Payment Delay by DISCOM to Adani Green

Solar’s Share in India’s Total Installed Capacity Rises to 7.9% at the End of 2018

Renewable energy capacity additions continue to increase at a significant pace in India, accounting for approximately 22 percent of India’s power capacity mix at the end of December 2018. India’s ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other