Suzlon Generates Revenues of ₹82.92 Billion, Net Loss of ₹3.84 Billion During FY 2018

MNRE Announces New Policy for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced the new wind solar hybrid policy which aims at providing a framework for the expansion of grid-connected wind-solar photovoltaics (PV) ...
TNERC Approves TANGEDCO’s Petitions to Tender 3 GW of Solar and Wind Projects

TNERC Approves TANGEDCO’s Petitions to Tender 3 GW of Solar and Wind Projects

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has approved the two petitions filed by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) seeking permission to go ahead with tenders of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
MNRE Invites Expression of Interest for 1 GW of Offshore Wind Projects in Gujarat

MNRE Invites Expression of Interest for 1 GW of Offshore Wind Projects in Gujarat

The National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), an autonomous body formed under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), has invited Expression of Interest (EoI) for the development of ...
/ / Other, Wind
UN Report: India Ranked Fourth for New Investments in Renewable Energy in 2017

UN Report: India Ranked Fourth for New Investments in Renewable Energy in 2017

Developing countries increased their renewable energy investments by more than $74.3 billion to $177.1 billion in 2017, according to a new report by UN Environment in collaboration with the Frankfurt ...
Punjab Issues Deviation Settlement Regulations for Solar and Wind Generation

Punjab Issues Deviation Settlement Regulations for Solar and Wind Generation

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has issued draft regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind power generation in the state. The new rules ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Wind Tender 2 GW NTPC

NTPC Tenders 2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind to Avail Benefits of ISTS Waiver

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has forayed into competitive wind auctions in a big way and issued a mega tender for the development of 2 GW of interstate transmission ...
/ / Other, Wind
Benchmark Tariff of ₹3.11/kWh for Solar and ₹2.86/kWh for Wind Proposed in Tamil Nadu

Benchmark Tariff of ₹3.11/kWh for Solar and ₹2.86/kWh for Wind Proposed in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has released consultative papers to determine the benchmark tariff for solar and wind projects developed in the state. TNERC has proposed a benchmark ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Proposes an Action Plan for Wind Turbine Generators to Obtain LVRT Certification

MNRE Proposes an Action Plan for Wind Turbine Generators to Obtain LVRT Certification

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has charted a course of action for wind turbine generators (WTGs) to follow in order to get low voltage ride through (LVRT) ...
/ / Other, Wind
Maharashtra Auctions 500 MW of Wind Projects to be Developed Across the State

BREAKING: Winning Bids of ₹2.85-2.87/kWh Quoted in MSEDCL’s 500 MW Wind Auction

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has auctioned 500 MW of grid-connected wind projects to meet its non-solar Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO). The lowest quoted (L1) tariff in ...
SECI Amends RfS Guidelines for 2 GW ISTS-Connected Wind Tranche-IV Tender

SECI Amends RfS Guidelines for 2 GW ISTS-Connected Wind Tranche-IV Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has amended the guidelines for the Request for Selection (RfS) to develop 2 GW of Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS)-connected wind power projects under ...
February 2018 Highlights_ Major Developments in India’s Renewable Energy and Solar Sector

February 2018 Highlights: Major Developments in India’s Renewable Energy and Solar Sector

After a busy month of January, the month of February was relatively quiet and the uncertainties plaguing the sector around trade issues continued. Even the highly anticipated budget turned out ...
Maharashtra Issues Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Deviation Charges

Maharashtra Issues Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Deviation Charges

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued draft regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement for solar and wind power generation in the state. According to the new ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Policy Roundup_ Important Solar Announcements by Government Agencies in February 2018

Policy Roundup: Important Solar Announcements by Government Agencies in February 2018

During the month of February, several important announcements were made by the government to facilitate the country’s transition toward a more sustainable future. The following are some of the key ...
Greenko Interview: Recent Low Wind Tariffs Cannot be Compared with Solar

Greenko Interview: Recent Low Wind Tariffs Cannot be Compared with Solar

The introduction of reverse auctions in the wind sector is making the power generation source increasingly competitive with solar and thermal power in India. In a recently concluded 500 MW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat Tenders 500 MW of Wind Projects to be Developed Across the State

Gujarat Tenders 500 MW of Wind Projects to be Developed Across the State

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has tendered 500 MW of wind projects to be developed across the state. The bid-submission deadline is April 2, 2018. Under this global tender, ...
/ / Other, Wind
ReNew Power Signs Pact with Maharashtra Government for Investment Worth $2.17 Billion

ReNew Power Signs Pact with Maharashtra Government for Investment Worth $2.17 Billion

Indian renewable energy project developer ReNew Power has announced that it has inked a pact with the Maharashtra government for a proposed investment of ₹140 billion (~$2.17 billion) for the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra’s New Textile Policy Promotes Utilization of Renewable Energy Sources

Maharashtra’s New Textile Policy Promotes Utilization of Renewable Energy Sources

The state government of Maharashtra has issued a new textile policy in a bid to make the state’s textile industry more profitable in the coming years. The new textile policy ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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
KERC Asks DISCOMs to Stick to Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Projects

KERC Asks DISCOMs to Stick to Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order directing all distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state to procure wind power according to the competitive bidding guidelines for wind projects in ...
/ / Other, Wind
SECI Tenders 2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects

SECI Tenders 2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects

To leverage the current decline in the wind tariffs, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has tendered 2 GW of Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS)-connected wind power projects under Tranche-IV ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Invites EoIs to Develop 160 MW Solar Wind Hybrid Project with Energy Storage

SECI Invites EoIs to Develop 160 MW Solar Wind Hybrid Project with Energy Storage

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has invited expressions of interest (EoIs) from engineering, procurement, and construction contractors to develop a 160 MW large-scale solar wind hybrid project with ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Punjab the Latest State to Propose Charges for Under or Over Supplying of Solar Power

Punjab the Latest State to Propose Charges for Under or Over Supplying of Solar Power

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) became the latest agency to announce draft regulations for deviation charges of solar and wind power generation in the state. These regulations are ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Saudi Arabia to Tender Over 3 GW of Solar and 800 MW of Wind

Saudi Arabia to Tender Over 3 GW of Solar and 800 MW of Wind

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will soon tender over 3 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) and 800 MW of wind projects to meet its increasing energy demands. The development ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Was the Top Source of New Power Capacity Addition in 2017

Solar Was the Top Source of New Power Capacity Addition in 2017 For the First Time in India

Solar was the leading source of new power capacity additions in the calendar year 2017 with installed capacity of approximately 9.5 GW accounting for 45 percent of total power capacity ...
Cost of Generating Renewable Energy Will Continue to Fall Says IRENA

Cost of Generating Renewable Energy Will Continue to Fall, Says IRENA

The cost of electricity generated by new renewable power projects once again declined for projects commissioned during 2017, continuing a trend that has been underway for years. These findings were ...