JERC Issues Draft Generic Tariff Order for Solar, Wind and Small Hydro Projects in Goa

JERC Issues Draft Generic Tariff Order for Solar, Wind and Small Hydro Projects in Goa

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has issued draft regulations for determining tariffs from renewable sources including solar, wind and small hydro ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
DISCOMs Across States Owe Nearly ₹30 Billion to Renewable Generators_ CEA

DISCOMs Across States Owe Nearly ₹30 Billion to Renewable Generators: CEA

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has found that distribution companies across the country owe dues totaling ₹30.12 billion (~$420 million) to renewable energy projects aggregating 5,982 MW. Last week, Mercom reported that ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Uphold Must-Run Status of Solar & Wind Projects: High Court to Andhra Pradesh

Stop Curtailing Solar and Wind Power: High Court to Andhra Pradesh

The Amaravati High Court has issued an order asking the state load despatch center (SLDC) and the state’s transmission company (APTRANSCO) to stop the curtailment of power from solar and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Warns States: Honor ‘Must Run’ Status of Solar and Wind Energy

MNRE Warns States: Honor ‘Must Run’ Status of Solar and Wind Energy

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a letter to the chief secretaries of all states and union territories, asking them to ensure that ‘must run’ status ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Tenders 1.2 GW of Solar-Wind Storage Projects with Assured Peak Power Supply

SECI Tenders 1.2 GW of Solar-Wind Storage Projects with Assured Peak Power Supply

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for setting up 1.2 GW of renewable projects connected with the interstate transmission system (ISTS) ...
MNRE Clarifies Renewables Fixed Charges Calculation for Payment Security Mechanism

MNRE Clarifies Renewables Fixed Charges Calculation for Payment Security Mechanism

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding fixed charges in the newly issued payment security mechanism regulations. The ministry has stated that in the case ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Continues to Shine, Makes Up 8.7% of India’s Total Power Capacity in June 2019

Solar Continues to Shine, Makes Up 8.7% of India’s Total Power Capacity as of June 2019

Renewable energy capacity additions crossed 120 GW mark (including large hydro) and accounted for nearly 35.4% of India’s capacity mix at the end of June 2019. The share of solar ...
Gujarat Asks Wind Developers to Match Lowest Tariff, Only Two Agree

Gujarat Asks Wind Developers to Match Lowest Tariff, Only Two Agree

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) had requested the winning bidders in its recently concluded wind power auction to match the lowest bid of ₹2.8 (~$ 0.04). Only two ...
/ / Other, Wind
Government’s Advisory on How to Avail ISTS Waiver for Solar & Wind Projects

Government’s Advisory on How to Avail ISTS Waiver for Solar & Wind Projects

The Government of India has issued an advisory for submitting required documents for the waiver of interstate transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses on the transmission of electricity generated from ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
After High Court’s Stay on PPA Revision, Andhra Pradesh Begins Curtailing Wind Power

After High Court’s Stay, Andhra Pradesh Begins Curtailing Wind Power Severely

The situation in Andhra Pradesh has become a matter of concern for solar and wind project developers. The issue has escalated over the past week with renewable developers approaching the ...
/ / Other, Wind
Ministry of Power Amends Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Procurement

Ministry of Power Amends Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Procurement

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has amended the competitive bidding guidelines for the procurement of power from grid-connected wind energy projects. This is the first time that these competitive bidding guidelines for ...
/ / Other, Wind
Adani Floats Tender for 350 MW of Hybrid Wind-Solar Projects to Meet its RPO

Adani Floats Tender for 350 MW of Hybrid Wind-Solar Projects to Meet its RPO

Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited (AEML) has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for establishing 350 MW of grid-connected wind-solar hybrid power projects. An additional 350 MW capacity has been tendered ...
Andhra Pradesh Government Justifies its Stance on Revisiting of Solar & Wind PPAs

Andhra Pradesh Government Justifies its Stance on Revisiting of Solar & Wind PPAs

Justifying its decision to renegotiate Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for solar and wind projects signed by the previous government led by Chandrababu Naidu, the new government of Andhra Pradesh has ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Likely to Have 300 GW of Solar and 140 GW of Wind Capacity by 2030: CEA

India Likely to Have 300 GW of Solar and 140 GW of Wind Capacity by 2030: CEA

With its focus on India’s aim to achieve 40% non-fossil fuel generation capacity in the country’s power generation mix by 2030, the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has released a draft report on ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
RK Singh Asks Andhra Pradesh CM to Exercise Restraint in Solar & Wind PPA Renegotiations

RK Singh Asks Andhra Pradesh CM to Exercise Restraint in Solar & Wind PPA Renegotiations

The Minister for Power R. K. Singh has written to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy, cautioning him to practice restraint when it comes to renegotiations of power purchase agreements ...
AIIB to Provide $100 Million Loan to L&T for Solar and Wind Projects Financing in India

AIIB to Provide $100 Million Loan to L&T for Solar and Wind Projects Financing in India

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has announced that it will provide a $100 million loan to L&T Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (LTIF). The loan proceeds will be used to ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Rajasthan Budget Targets 1.4 GW of Wind, 4.9 GW of Solar in the Next Five Years

Rajasthan Budget Targets 1.4 GW of Wind, 4.9 GW of Solar in the Next Five Years

The revised 2019-2020 budget for Rajasthan has introduced various grants for the renewable energy sector. The chief minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, in his budget speech, mentioned that the new ...
Gujarat Asks Winners of its 1 GW Wind Auction to Match the Lowest Tariff

Gujarat Asks Winners of its 1 GW Wind Auction to Match the Lowest Tariff

Clouds of uncertainty are hovering over 1,000 MW of wind projects in Gujarat. After awarding the capacities in May 2019, the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has now asked ...
/ / Other, Wind
Budgetary Allocation for Solar Increased by 1% While Coal Gets a 48% Boost in 2019-20

Budgetary Allocation for Solar Increases by 1% While Coal Gets a 48% Boost in 2019-20

In the recently announced budget for FY 2019-2020, there is a very slight increase in the budgetary allocation of funds for the solar energy sector when compared to the allocation ...
India’s Economic Survey Predicts $330 Billion Investment in Renewable Sector by 2030

India’s Economic Survey Predicts $330 Billion Investment in Renewable Sector by 2030

India is among the top five countries in the world in terms of installed wind and solar capacity. According to the Economic Survey 2018-19, India ranks fourth in terms of ...
Budget 2019

Promising Budget 2019 Instills Hope in India’s Renewable Industry and E-Mobility Segment

The new budget is here and it sounds promising for the country’s fledgling non-conventional energy sector. This year’s budget shows a marked increase in the budgetary allocations for renewable energy ...
Gujarat’s New Budget Emphasizes on the Growth of Rooftop Solar Sector

Gujarat’s New Budget Emphasizes on the Growth of Rooftop Solar Sector

In the Gujarat state’s budget announced for the current financial year (FY) 2019-2020, a recalibrated target of 30 GW of renewable capacity by 2022 has been announced. This target includes ...
Power Ministry’s 5-Year Plan Calls for Fair Share of Renewables and More Washed Coal

Power Ministry’s 5-Year Plan Calls for Fair Share of Renewables and More Washed Coal

The Ministry of Power has issued a vision document which charts the way forward for India’s power sector. The document points out the problem areas and sets the timeline for ...
Policy Highlights from India’s Solar Industry and Other Renewables in June 2019

Policy Highlights from India’s Solar Industry and Other Renewables in June 2019

The month of June saw important policy announcements by the central as well as the state agencies. The policy highlights covered various issues like for module registration, tariffs, net metering, ...
Indian Railways Ramps Up its Efforts to Utilize Solar Power

Indian Railways Ramps Up its Efforts to Utilize Solar Power

In its bid to become a net-zero carbon emitter by 2030, the Indian Railways is slowly expanding its usage of renewable energy in its operations. The Minister of Railways and ...