Telangana Regulator Approves PSAs for Solar and Solar Bundled With Thermal Power

Telangana Regulator Approves PSAs for Solar and Solar Bundled With Thermal Power

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC), in a recent order, approved six power sale agreements (PSAs) dated June 18, 2016, between state distribution companies (DISCOMs) and NTPC for 400 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Adani Electricity Allowed to Tender 500 MW of Renewables Bundled with Conventional Power

Adani Electricity Allowed to Tender 500 MW of Renewables Bundled with Conventional Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, ruled in favor of Adani Electricity Mumbai and allowed it to initiate the process to procure power up to 500 ...
Peak Power Demand in India Exceeds 200 GW for the First Time

Peak Power Demand in India Exceeds 200 GW for the First Time

Peak power demand reached an all-time high of over 200 GW on July 7, 2021, said R.K. Singh, Union Power Minister, on Twitter. It surpassed the previous all-time high of ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
No New Coal-Fired Projects for Tata Power as it Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2050

No New Coal-Fired Projects for Tata Power as it Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Indian power utility Tata Power aims to phase out its coal-based capacity and enhance its clean and green capacity to around 80% by 2030 from its current green portfolio of 31% ...
Solar's Share in India's Installed Power Capacity Rises to 10.7%

Solar’s Share in India’s Installed Power Capacity Rises to 10.7%

India's installed renewable energy (including large hydro projects) capacity stood at 141.4 GW, accounting for a share of 36.94% in the overall power mix at the end of Q1 2021, ...
CERC Adopts Tariff for 3 GW of Thermal-Bundled Solar Projects Tendered in 2015

CERC Adopts Tariff for 3 GW of Thermal-Bundled Solar Projects Tendered in 2015

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has passed an order approving tariffs ranging between ₹3.15 (~$0.043)/kWh and ₹5.19 (~$0.071)/kWh for 3 GW of solar projects bundled with thermal power under ...
Bids Invited to Set Up a 5 MW Floating Solar Project at a Thermal Power Station

Bids Invited to Set Up a 5 MW Floating Solar Project at a Thermal Power Station

The West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited (WBPDCL) has invited bids for setting up a 5 MW grid-connected floating solar power project at the Santhaldih Thermal Power Station in Purulia ...
Assam Floats Tender for 25 MW of Solar Projects at Namrup Thermal Power Station

Assam Floats Tender for 25 MW of Solar Projects at Namrup Thermal Power Station

The Assam Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGCL) has floated a tender for 25 MW of grid-connected solar projects at the Namrup Thermal Power Station. Bidders must make an earnest money ...
India’s Renewable Power Installations Reached 138 GW at the End of 2020

India’s Renewable Power Installations Reached 138 GW at the End of 2020

The overall share of renewable energy (including large hydro projects) in the country’s installed power capacity mix stood at 138.27 GW, with a total share of 36.7% at the end ...
SECI Halves Tender Capacity for Renewable Energy Bundled with Thermal

SECI Halves Tender Capacity for Renewable Energy Bundled with Thermal

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued amendments to the request for selection (RfS) document for the supply of 5 GW of round-the-clock (RTC) power from grid-connected renewable ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Shortfall in Supply of Bundled Renewable Power to Attract Penalty of 400%

Shortfall in Supply of Bundled Renewable Power to Attract Penalty of 400%

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has amended its guidelines for tariff-based competitive bidding for power procurement from round-the-clock (RTC) power projects to allow them to be bundled with any non-renewable ...
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