EBRD Approves $329 Million to Support Kazakhstan Renewables Framework

EBRD Approves $329 Million to Support Kazakhstan Renewables Framework

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has approved ~$329 million (₹23.6 billion) for the Kazakhstan Renewables Framework to support the country’s drive as a regional leader to promote ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CERC Proposes New Regulations for Power System Development Fund

CERC Proposes New Regulations for Power System Development Fund

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued regulations for Power System Development Fund (PSDF), which will come into effect from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Power Grid to Build Transmission Network in Gujarat & Rajasthan to Evacuate Renewables

Power Grid to Build Transmission Network in Gujarat & Rajasthan to Evacuate Renewables

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has won two contracts to set up transmission infrastructure to evacuate power generated from renewable projects. PGCIL emerged as the successful bidder ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Adani To Build Transmission Lines in Gujarat and Rajasthan To Facilitate Renewables

Adani To Build Transmission Lines in Gujarat and Rajasthan To Facilitate Renewables

Adani Transmission Ltd has received two Letters of Intent (LoI) to augment the country’s transmission network in the face of surging renewable additions. The first LoI has been issued by ...
/ / Grid, T&D
India’s Transmission Infrastructure Struggles to Keep Up With Wind and Solar Additions

India’s Transmission Infrastructure Struggles to Keep Up With Wind and Solar Additions

With the expected surge in electricity demand over the coming decade and the rapid installation of solar and wind, India’s transmission and distribution system will require significant expansion sooner than ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Nearly 10 GW of Renewable Capacity Added to Green Energy Corridor

Nearly 10 GW of Renewable Capacity Added to Green Energy Corridor: RK Singh

The Government of India has been working for a while now to expedite the implementation of transmission infrastructure for the evacuation of power from renewable energy projects. To accelerate the ...
Uttar Pradesh Releases Blueprint for Open Access Regulations

Uttar Pradesh Releases Blueprint for Open Access Power Regulations

As the share of renewable energy in the generation mix is increasing in the Indian states, an increasing number of state regulatory commissions are now either coming up with new open access regulations ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
CERC Prepares Blueprint for Power System Development Fund

CERC Prepares Blueprint for Power System Development Fund

India’s power sector has been grappling with transmission related issues for a long time. With the problems aggravated in the face of higher power generation and demand. The creation of ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Kerala Commission Asks KSEB to Clarify Tariff Period, PPA Date for a Wind Project

Kerala Commission Asks KSEB to Clarify Tariff Period, PPA Date for a Wind Project

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has asked the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) and Kosamattam Finance Ltd. to arrive at a consensus regarding the date of commercial operation, tariff ...
/ / Other, Wind
PGCIL Proposes Blueprint for Solar and Wind Power Evacuation from Western Region

PGCIL Proposes Blueprint for Solar and Wind Power Evacuation from Western Region

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has come up with a detailed proposal for establishing a transmission system for the evacuation of power from potential solar and wind ...
Average Peak Power Supply Deficit Rose to 2% Across India During FY 2017-18

India’s Peak Power Deficit During FY 2018-19 Was 0.6%

India’s power supply deficit stood at 0.6% during the financial year (FY) 2018-19, just 0.1% down from the figures reported during FY 2017-18. During FY 2018-19, 1,267,209 million units (MUs) ...
International Solar Alliance Gets a New Member_ Bolivia

CERC Rules Against Power Grid, Provides Relief to Solar Developer in Madhya Pradesh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has quashed a transmission service agreement (TSA) termination notice that was issued by the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) to SEI Sunshine ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Creates an RPO Compliance Cell to Meet India’s Solar and Wind Energy Targets

No Transmission Charges for the Use of ISTS Network by Solar and Wind Projects for 25 Years

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a notification for an amendment in the regulation for sharing of the inter-state transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses. The regulation was ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Issues Draft First Amendment to its Open Access Regulations

Maharashtra Issues Draft First Amendment to its Open Access Regulations

Open Access market once attractive is now almost dead according to many in the industry. Policies get announced regularly followed by constant amendments leading to a final draft that looks ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
CERC Amends Regulations for Open Access in Interstate Transmission

Cross-Border Power Trading Can be the New Frontier for Solar Growth

In the last month of 2018, the Ministry of Power (MoP) issued new guidelines for the import and export of electricity and power trading with neighboring countries, replacing its previous guidelines issued ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Haryana’s Amended Solar Policy Provides Exemption of Wheeling and Cross Subsidy Charges

Haryana’s Amended Solar Policy Provides Exemption of Wheeling and Cross Subsidy Charges

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has amended its guidelines for megawatt-scale ground-mounted and rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects meant for captive consumption or third party sale. These guidelines fall ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Government and Solar Developers Discuss SECI’s 7.5 GW Solar Projects Planned in J&K

Government and Solar Developers Discuss SECI’s 7.5 GW Solar Projects Planned in J&K

In November 2018, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy had launched a plan to implement 23 GW of ultra-mega solar projects in the Leh and Ladakh regions of Jammu ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Government Mulls Imposing a Penalty on DISCOMs for Unscheduled Power Cuts

Unscheduled Power Cuts by DISCOMs Will Soon be Penalized, Says R.K. Singh

The Minister for Power R.K. Singh has said that the government will soon approve the Power Tariff Policy which would impose a penalty for unscheduled power cuts by distribution companies ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
CEA Charts Transmission Infrastructure Plan for 4,950 MW of Wind Projects

Delhi’s Power Development Fund to Finance Transmission Systems That Ease Congestion

Transmission systems aimed at easing congestion in intra-state transmission systems can now receive funding from the Power System Development Fund (PSDF) of Delhi, according to a newly released Delhi Electricity ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
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