Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables from November 2019

Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables from November 2019

The month of November witnessed some key policy announcements and modifications in the domestic renewable industry, especially solar. During the course of the month, the central and state government agencies ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tamil Nadu Floats Tender for DSM Infrastructure for Renewables

Tamil Nadu Floats Tender for DSM Infrastructure for Renewables

The Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation Limited (TANTRANSCO) has floated a tender for the hardware and software required to set up the infrastructure to facilitate deviation settlement mechanism (DSM) for renewable ...
Tamil Nadu Likely to Set Solar RPO for FY 2020 at 6%

Tamil Nadu Likely to Set Solar RPO for FY 2020 at 6%

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has invited suggestions and comments on the proposed amendments to its Renewable Energy Purchase Obligations (RPOs). The commission has been mandated to set ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
After Tamil Nadu, NSEFI Writes to Karnataka About Solar Projects Facing Curtailment

After Tamil Nadu, NSEFI Writes to Karnataka About Solar Projects Facing Curtailment

In Karnataka, India’s top state in terms of installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, solar PV projects are facing issues of curtailment. The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has ...
Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from April 2019

Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from April 2019

In April 2019, many important policies were announced to streamline India’s renewable energy sector. Some of the policies highlighted include generic tariff, net-metering, deviation settlement, testing guidelines among others. Here ...
India Installs 8.3 GW of Solar in 2018

Bihar’s Generic Tariff of Solar Power Remains Unchanged at ₹4.17/kWh for FY19-20

Even as various states announce new applicable generic tariffs for solar power for the new financial year, Bihar has decided to keep the tariff unchanged. In its latest notification, the ...
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 2 GW Solar Tender

Generic Tariff for Solar Projects in Tamil Nadu Will Now be ₹3.04/kWh

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has fixed the generic tariff for solar photovoltaic (PV) procurement in the state. The TNERC has set ₹3.04 (~$0.044)/kWh without accelerated depreciation (AD) and ...
Generic Tariff for Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Projects in Tamil Nadu Set at ₹6.28/kWh

Generic Tariff for Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Projects in Tamil Nadu Set at ₹6.28/kWh

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has set the generic tariff for the procurement of power from municipal solid waste projects in the state at ₹6.28 (~$0.088)/kWh without accelerated ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Azure’s Petition before MERC Seeking Declaration of GST as Change in Law Dismissed

Can’t Curtail Solar at Your Convenience: Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission

In a strongly-worded judgment, the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has informed the state load dispatch centers (SLDC) that it cannot curtail solar generation. Curtailment of power is a ...
Salem Smart City Invites Bids for Rooftop Solar Projects

New Net Metering Guidelines for Rooftop Solar Consumers in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued new net metering guidelines for solar rooftop consumers as part of its Solar Policy 2019. Tamil Nadu, the fifth largest solar market ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Roundup from February 2019

Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Roundup from February 2019

February, the shortest month of the year, witnessed some big announcements for the domestic renewable industry, like the imposition of anti-dumping duty on tempered solar glass and EVA sheets. Here ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tamil Nadu Proposes ₹6.28/kWh Tariff for Power from Municipal Solid Waste Projects

Tamil Nadu Proposes ₹6.28/kWh Tariff for Power from Municipal Solid Waste Projects

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued a consultative paper proposing the tariff for the procurement of power from municipal solid waste projects in the state. The paper is ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Tamil Nadu Proposes Feed-in Tariff for Solar Projects

Tamil Nadu Proposes Feed-in Tariff for Solar Projects

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has proposed feed-in tariff for solar photovoltaic (PV) procurement in a newly released consultative paper. The paper is up for comments up to March ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tata Power Commissions 100 MW of Solar Projects in Ananthapuramu Solar Park

Tamil Nadu Invites Applications for Geo-Technical Study of 500 MW Kadaladi Solar Park

Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has issued a tender for conducting geo-technical investigation to establish a 500 MW Kadaladi solar park in Ramanathapuram district of the state. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Safeguard Duty on Solar Units in SEZs and Other Policy Highlights from December 2018

Safeguard Duty on Solar Units in SEZs and Other Policy Highlights from December 2018

The month of December was a busy one for the domestic renewable sector, with a series of orders issued by various state and central agencies, especially the state electricity regulatory ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Jammu & Kashmir to get 23 GW of Solar Projects Starting With 2.5 GW in Kargil and 5 GW in Leh

NLCIL Could Face 31% Tariff Cut for its 400 MW of Delayed Solar Projects

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has rejected the plea made by Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLCIL) for a tariff protection of ₹4.41 (~$0.062)/kWh for 400 MW solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Suzlon Signs Agreement with ReNew Power for Development of Wind Project in Karnataka

Tamil Nadu’s TANGEDCO Announces New Tender for 500 MW of Wind Projects

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has issued a tender for 500 MW of wind power projects in the state. The bid-submission deadline is December 28, 2018. TANGEDCO ...
/ / Other, Wind
Ministry of Power Proposes Adoption of Uniform Tariff Structure for All States

Telangana Sets the Pooled Cost of Power Purchase for FY 2018-19 at ₹4.1/kWh

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has passed an order stating that the pooled cost of power purchase in FY 2017-18 would be considered again for FY 2018-19 at ₹4.097/kWh (~$0.058/kWh) ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
Decrease in Cost of Solar by 50% can Increase Solar Penetration by 8 Times: NITI Aayog

Tamil Nadu Floats Tender for 500 MW of Solar Projects with Tariff Ceiling of ₹3/kWh

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has tendered 500 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. The bid-submission deadline is December 27, 2018. TANGEDCO has fixed ₹3 (~$0.04257)/kWh ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Sri Lanka Faces Arbitration Case Over Cancellation of Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Project

Tamil Nadu Gets Final Approval to Changes in RfS to Issue 3 GW of Solar and Wind Tenders

In a move that could enhance the financial viability of Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO), the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has accepted the request for modifications ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tamil Nadu Sets ₹3.97/kWh as Pooled Cost of Power for Renewables

Tamil Nadu Sets ₹3.97/kWh as Pooled Cost of Power for Renewables

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has fixed ₹3.97 (~$0.0549)/kWh as the pooled cost of power purchase that the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) will pay to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tamil Nadu Issues Draft Solar Policy: Targets 8.9 GW of Solar Installations by 2022

Tamil Nadu Issues Draft Solar Policy; Targets 8.9 GW of Solar Installations by 2022

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has issued the Draft Solar Energy Policy for the year 2018. The policy aims to establish an ecosystem that translates the country’s solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India’s Peak Power Supply Deficit Dipped to 0.7% in Q1 FY 2018-19

Will States Comply with the New Solar RPO Target?

The Ministry for Power recently announced revised solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) goals for up to FY 2012-22. RPO is the single most important policy driving renewable energy installations in ...
NLC India Commissions 300 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects in Tamil Nadu

NLC India Commissions 300 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects in Tamil Nadu

The state-owned Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) India has commissioned 300 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the state of Tamil Nadu. According to a Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) filing ...
TNERC Approves TANGEDCO’s Petitions to Tender 3 GW of Solar and Wind Projects

TNERC Approves TANGEDCO’s Petitions to Tender 3 GW of Solar and Wind Projects

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has approved the two petitions filed by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) seeking permission to go ahead with tenders of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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