Regulator Directs Captive Solar Power Generator to Pay Transmission Charges

Regulator Directs Captive Solar Power Generator to Pay Transmission Charges

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) recently directed the Odisha Power Transmission Corporation (OPTCL) and Bharat Electronics (BEL) to finalize the contracted capacity for the transmission of power utilizing the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Hexicon Inches Closer to Developing 7.1 GW Offshore Wind Projects in Italy

Hexicon Inches Closer to Developing 7.1 GW Offshore Wind Projects in Italy

Italy's transmission system operator (TSO) Terna SpA has approved six of Sweden-based Hexicon's seven proposed floating wind power projects for connection to the national grid. Terna's interconnection permit is a ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Wind
Rajasthan Invites Bids for 113 MW Solar Projects Under PM KUSUM

Rajasthan Invites Bids for 113 MW Solar Projects Under PM KUSUM

The Jaipur Vidyut Vitran Nigam (JVVNL) has floated a tender for developing 113.2 MW grid-connected solar projects through the RESCO model under Component ‘C’ of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja ...
Sterlite Power Secures ₹3 Billion Funding for Transmission Project in J&K

Sterlite Power Secures ₹3 Billion Funding for Transmission Project in J&K

Sterlite Power, a power transmission infrastructure developer, has achieved financial closure for its Kishtwar transmission project in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), by securing debt funding of ₹3.05 billion (~$37.38 million) ...
Greenko to Build a ₹100 Billion Pumped Hydro Storage Project in Madhya Pradesh

Greenko to Build a ₹100 Billion Pumped Hydro Storage Project in Madhya Pradesh

The Greenko Group has said it will invest ₹100 billion (~$1.2 billion) in setting up a pumped storage project in the Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh. The daily storage capacity ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: NTPC to Supply 400 MW RTC Renewable Power to Hindustan Petroleum

Daily News Wrap-Up: NTPC to Supply 400 MW RTC Renewable Power to Hindustan Petroleum

Here are some noteworthy cleantech updates from around the world: NTPC Green Energy signed a memorandum of understanding with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation for the development of renewable energy-based power projects ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up KEC International Bags Order for 500 MW Solar Project in India

Daily News Wrap-Up: KEC International Bags Order for 500 MW Solar Project in India

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Global infrastructure engineering, procurement, and construction company KEC International secured a large order for a 500 MW ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Transmission System for 500 GW Renewable Capacity to Cost ₹2.44 trillion

Transmission System for 500 GW Renewable Capacity to Cost ₹2.44 Trillion

Union Power Minister R.K. Singh unveiled a comprehensive plan to evacuate the planned renewable power capacity of 500 GW by 2030 at an estimated cost of ₹2.44 trillion (~$29.64 billion) ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
DISCOMs AT&C Losses Decline to 17% in FY22 Due to Tough Reforms

DISCOMs AT&C Losses Decline to 17% in FY22 Due to Tough Reforms

The Aggregate Technical and Commercial (AT&C) losses of distribution companies (DISCOMs) declined significantly to ~17% in the financial year (FY) 2021-22 from 22.32% in FY 2020-21, according to the recent ...
APTEL Rules in Favor of Solar Developers, Strikes Down Reduction of Tariff

APTEL Rules in Favor of Solar Developers, Strikes Down Reduction of Tariff

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) ruled in favor of solar developers who were successful bidders in the tender issued by the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
NTPC Invites Bids for Transmission System to Evacuate 2 GW Solar Power in Rajasthan

NTPC Invites Bids for Transmission System to Evacuate 2 GW Solar Power in Rajasthan

NTPC Renewable Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC, has invited bids for land and an extra high voltage (EHV) transmission system package to develop interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar power ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
India to Invest ₹2.8 Trillion in Transmission Network to Evacuate Renewable Energy

India to Invest ₹2.8 Trillion in Transmission Network to Evacuate Renewable Energy

India plans to invest ₹2.8 trillion ($34.2 billion) by 2030 in setting up an interstate transmission network (ISTS) to evacuate renewable energy, said K Sreekant, Chairman and Managing Director of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
US Announces a $13 Billion Fund to Expand and Modernize Electric Grid

US Announces a $13 Billion Fund to Expand and Modernize Electric Grid

The Biden administration, through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), has announced $13 billion to expand and upgrade the national electric grid. Funded by the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Torrent Power’s Profit Up by 32% on Higher Electricity Demand, Reduced T&D Losses

Torrent Power’s Profit Up by 32% on Higher Electricity Demand, Reduced T&D Losses

Gujarat-based power company Torrent Power’s profit increased year-over-year (YoY) by 32% to ₹4.8 billion (~$60.04 million) in the second quarter (Q2) of the financial year (FY) 2022-23 due to a ...
Daily News Wrap-Up Decathlon to Procure Solar Power from Fourth Partner in Bangladesh

Daily News Wrap-Up: Decathlon to Procure Solar Power from Fourth Partner in Bangladesh

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Sports good company Decathlon announced a strategic tie-up with Fourth Partner Energy to procure solar power for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CERC Postpones Commencement of Certain Sections of GNA Regulations

CERC Postpones Commencement of Certain Sections of GNA Regulations

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has postponed the commencement dates of various sub-rules of the CERC (Connectivity and General Network Access to the Inter-State Transmission System) Regulations, 2022, that ...
A Smarter Grid Imperative for Efficient Clean Energy Transition GE Interview

A Smarter Grid Imperative for Efficient Clean Energy Transition: GE Interview

Maintaining grid stability is critical to transmitting the required power to consumers with increasing energy demands. Due to their intermittency, renewable assets require greater flexibility to incorporate distributed energy resources ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Sri Lanka Invites Bids for a 100 MW Solar Power Project and Transmission Facility

Sri Lanka Invites Bids for a 100 MW Solar Power Project and Transmission Facility

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Power and Energy has invited bids to develop a 100 MW solar power project on a build, own, and operate basis in Siyambalanduwa and construction of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bihar Proposes Renewable Power Purchase Obligation Trajectory Until 2030

Daily News Wrap-Up: Power Grid Bags Transmission Project to Evacuate 1 GW of Solar Power

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: REC Power Development and Consultancy (RECPDCL) handed over a project-specific Special Purpose Vehicle formed to construct Neemuch ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
US to Invest $23 Billion for Clean Energy Deployment, Launches Two New Programs

US to Invest $23 Billion for Clean Energy Deployment, Launches Two New Programs

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched two new program offices – the Grid Deployment Office and the Office of State and Community Energy Programs – which together will ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar and Wind Developers Fret Over Cost of Undergrounding Power Lines in the GIB Habitat

Solar and Wind Developers Fret Over Cost of Undergrounding Power Lines in the GIB Habitat

The fate of renewable energy projects in the Great Indian Bustard habitat in Rajasthan and Gujarat hangs in the balance as a section of developers is concerned about the costs ...
CERC Awards Transmission License to Evacuate 1 GW of Renewable Power in Tamil Nadu

CERC Awards Transmission License to Evacuate 1 GW of Renewable Power in Tamil Nadu

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently granted a transmission license to Karur Transmission to evacuate 1,000 MW of renewable power from the Karur/Tiruppur wind energy zone in Tamil Nadu ...
/ / Grid, T&D
CERC Approves Transmission License to Evacuate 3 GW of Renewable Energy in Gujarat

CERC Approves Transmission License to Evacuate 3 GW of Renewable Energy in Gujarat

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently granted a transmission license to Khavda-Bhuj Transmission to establish the 3 GW of renewable energy injection network at the Khavda pooling station under ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
CERC Proposes Amendments to Regulations on Sharing ISTS Charges and Losses

CERC Proposes Amendments to Regulations on Sharing ISTS Charges and Losses

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed amendments to the 'Sharing of Interstate Transmission Charges and Losses) Regulations, 2020.' Some of the important amendments are listed here. Raising bills ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
President Biden Waives Duties on Solar Module Imports from Southeast Asia for Two Years

President Biden Waives Duties on Solar Module Imports from Southeast Asia for Two Years

President Joe Biden has announced a 24-month duty exemption on solar modules and cells imported from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam to ensure that the domestic solar industry has access ...