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
Grid Infrastructure in India Needs to Scale Rapidly to Keep up with Solar and Wind Tenders

Grid Infrastructure in India Needs to Scale Rapidly to Keep up with Solar and Wind Tenders

Solar and wind tender activity has surged in recent weeks following a long pause, but the sudden surge in planned renewable capacity has many in the industry wondering if India’s ...
CERC waives ISTS

CERC Waives Inter-State Transmission Charges for Solar Projects

In a welcome move for the solar project developers in the country, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has waived the transmission charges for using the Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI 750 MW

SECI Tenders 750 MW of Solar at the Bhadla Solar Park to Leverage ISTS Waiver

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered a total of 750 MW of solar at the Bhadla Solar Park in Rajasthan, following the inter-state transmission (ISTS) waiver which ...
PGCIL

PGCIL Wins Bid to Develop 765 kV Transmission Project to Strengthen Eastern Grid

The Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) has won the bid to construct a 765 kV transmission project in India’s Eastern Region (ERSS-XVIII). They won the bid through competitive bidding ...
/ / Grid, T&D
REC Jharkhand

Rural Electrification Corporation Signs MoU Worth Rs.151.5 Billion (~$2.25 billion) in Jharkhand to Connect State to the Grid

The Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state government of Jharkhand worth Rs.151.5 billion (~$2.25 billion). An MoU was signed with Jharkhand Bijli ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Becomes the 18th State to Join UDAY

Himachal Pradesh has joined the Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance Yojana (UDAY), becoming the 18th state to do so. The state is estimated to achieve a net benefit of ~Rs.8,230 ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
CERC to Hike Transmission Fees to Avoid Grid Congestion

CERC to Hike Transmission Fees to Avoid Grid Congestion

In an amendment of its regulations, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed to increase transmission charges on medium and short-term electricity transactions. This is the sixth amendment of ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization, T&D
Indian State Transmission Utilities and Power Grid Corporation of India to Receive €1 Billion Soft Loan from Germany

Indian State Transmission Utilities and Power Grid Corporation of India to Receive €1 Billion Soft Loan from Germany

The German government-owned development bank, KfW, is providing €1 billion (~$1.05 billion) soft loan to India to develop inter and intra-state transmission infrastructure under the green energy corridor program. The ...
/ / Grid, T&D