Goa and Union Territories to have Project Specific Solar Tariffs

Goa and Union Territories to have Project Specific Solar Tariffs

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has extended the control period of JERC’s 2015 regulations for grid-connected solar power by three years ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
: Wind, Reverse Auctions, PPA, SECI, ISTS

Andhra Pradesh Issues New Wind Policy with Various Incentives to Attract Developers

Andhra Pradesh has announced Wind Power Policy-2018 with a goal to expand the base of wind projects in the state. This policy will remain applicable for a period of five ...
/ / Other, Wind
India Records Power Supply Deficit of 0.6 Percent During Apr-Sep 2018

CERC’s Final Amendment to Interstate Open Access Power Regulations

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has finalized the amended regulations for open access in interstate transmission, which were initially passed in 2008. The new regulations will be in effect ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
GST Introduction to be Treated as Change in Law for Transmission Service Providers: CERC

GST Introduction to be Treated as Change in Law for Transmission Service Providers: CERC

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order stating that the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) that came into effect from July 1, 2017 will constitute ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
State Transmission Utility Must Maintain Solar Evacuation Infrastructure: MERC

State Transmission Utility Must Maintain Solar Evacuation Infrastructure: MERC

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the competitive bidding process for long-term procurement of 1 GW power from floating solar projects which will be established on the state’s ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NHPC Calls for EPC Contractors to Develop a 32 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

NHPC Calls for EPC Contractors to Develop a 32 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

The National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) has floated a tender for a 32 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project to be developed in Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh. This is an ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
CERC Releases Inter-State Transmission Connectivity Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Projects

Nepal Begins Construction of its Landmark Power Transmission Line with Aid from EU

Nepal’s Minister of Energy recently inaugurated the ceremony to formally mark the initiation of construction of the Chilime-Trishuli transmission system in central Nepal. This project is expected to allow access ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
South Korea Plans to Build 4 GW of Solar-Wind Complex

South Korea Plans to Build 4 GW of Solar-Wind Complex

South Korea has announced that it will build a 4 GW solar and wind energy complex on the Saemangeum reclaimed land area in Gunsan. The hybrid complex will be located ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
ADB Approves $500 Million Loan For Turkmenistan’s Power Transmission Infrastructure

ADB Approves $500 Million Loan For Turkmenistan’s Power Transmission Infrastructure

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will lend $500 million to Turkmenistan, a central Asian country, to reinforce the country’s power transmission network, improve the reliability of its power supply, and ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Assam Issues Regulations for Open Access in Intrastate and Interstate Transmission

Assam Issues Regulations for Open Access in Intrastate and Interstate Transmission

The Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) has issued AERC (Deviation Settlement Mechanism and related matters) Regulations, 2018. These regulations apply to the state of Assam and will come into force ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Hydro Power Developer Wins Case against Maharashtra Transmission Company

Hydro Power Developer Wins Case against Maharashtra Transmission Company

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has passed an order directing the Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd. (MSETCL) to pay a total sum of ₹5.5 million (~ $0.075 million) to a ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Sri Lanka’s Smart Grid Project to Receive $34 Million from France

Sri Lanka’s Smart Grid Project to Receive $34 Million from France

In an effort to reduce the transmission losses at its state utility Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), Sri Lanka is slated to receive ₹2,529 million (~$34.41 million) from French Agency for ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
CEA Charts Transmission Infrastructure Plan for 4,950 MW of Wind Projects

CEA Charts Transmission Infrastructure Plan for 4,950 MW of Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has formulated a plan for developing transmission system to accommodate wind energy aggregating 4,950 MW. The transmission system will be augmented in Gujarat and Tamil ...
/ / Other, Wind
Power Grid to Plan Evacuation Infrastructure for 50 GW Solar and 16.5 GW Wind by 2021

Power Grid to Plan Evacuation Infrastructure for 50 GW Solar and 16.5 GW Wind by 2021

For better implementation of renewable energy projects, especially wind and solar, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has written to the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), the ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
There is Adequate Connectivity to Meet Transmission Requirements: R.K. Singh

There is Adequate Connectivity to Meet Transmission Requirements: R.K. Singh

The connectivity between the southern grid and the power grids of other regions are adequate to meet the power transmission requirements between Tamil Nadu and other states, according to the ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
India and South Korea Sign Agreement for the Expansion of Renewables

India and South Korea Sign Agreement for the Expansion of Renewables

The Korea Power Electric Corp. (KEPCO), a South Korean state-run utility, has signed Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with India’s Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) for the expansion of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Bosnia Tenders 65 MW of Solar Project

Bosnia Floats Tender for 65 MW of Solar Project

Bosnia’s autonomous Serb Republic has launched a tender for the construction of a 65 MW solar power project in southeastern Bosnia, the country’s largest so far, according to Reuters. The ...
REC to Increase Loan Disbursements to Renewable Energy Segment in the Coming Years

REC to Increase Loan Disbursements to Renewable Energy Segment in the Coming Years

The Rural Electrification Corporation (REC), a public sector unit of the government of India involved in financing all segments of the power sector, plans to increase loan disbursements for the ...
Karnataka Imposes Wheeling Charges on Renewable Projects

Karnataka Imposes Wheeling Charges on Renewable Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order fixing the wheeling, transmission charges to be levied on renewable energy projects in the state. The order has been in ...
Ministry of Power Addresses Pass Through, Open Access in Amendments to Tariff Policy

Lack of Transmission Capacity a Growing Concern for Solar and Wind Companies

With more than 66 GW of renewable energy capacity connected to India’s national grid, the country’s renewable industry continues to grow at a fast pace but the transmission infrastructure needed ...
Connectivity between Southern Grid and Other Power Grids Can Support 19.95 GW

Connectivity between Southern Grid and Other Power Grids Can Support 19.95 GW

The inter-regional transmission links being developed under India’s Green Energy Corridor program are ready to begin evacuating an aggregate capacity of 19.95 GW, according to government data. In a written ...
Open Access Customers Expected to Pay Transmission and Wheeling Charges in Assam

Open Access Customers Expected to Pay Transmission and Wheeling Charges in Assam

The Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) has issued draft terms and conditions for open access regulations in 2018. According to the draft rules, generating companies, captive generating plants, and consumers ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Power Minister Directs REC & PFC Not to Give Loans to DISCOMs With Heavy Losses

Power Minister Directs REC & PFC Not to Give Loans to DISCOMs With Heavy Losses

Power Minister R.K. Singh has directed Rural Energy Corporation (REC) and Power Finance Corporation (PFC) to not grant loans to distribution companies (DISCOMs) which are making heavy losses (above 15 ...
Need for Green Energy Corridors Grows as Over 64 GW of Renewables are Connected to the Grid

Need for Green Energy Corridors Grows as Over 64 GW of Renewables are Connected to the Grid

India’s clean energy footprint is increasing every year and more than 64 GW of renewable energy capacity have been connected to the grid so far, according to Minister of Power ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Ministry of Power Waives ISTS Charges for Wind and Solar Projects Commissioned up to 2022

Ministry of Power Waives ISTS Charges for Wind and Solar Projects Commissioned up to 2022

The Ministry of Power has issued an order stating that no interstate transmission charges and losses will be levied on solar and wind power projects commissioned up to March 31, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar