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

SECI’s 1.2 GW Wind Tender Garners Huge Response, Oversubscribed by 1,125 MW

The recent wind tender issued by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for 1,200 MW of projects have been oversubscribed by 1,125 MW. These ISTS-connected wind projects were issued ...
/ / Other, Wind
ENGIE And STOA Form Joint-Venture to Develop Wind Projects in India

Siemens Gamesa and Inox Wind Bag Massive Orders in India

Since the inception of reverse bidding in India’s wind sector back in February 2017, approximately 10 GW of wind power projects have been auctioned in the country. And of late, ...
/ / Other, Wind
Madhya Pradesh Electricity Commission Condemns Payment Delay by DISCOM to Adani Green

Solar’s Share in India’s Total Installed Capacity Rises to 7.9% at the End of 2018

Renewable energy capacity additions continue to increase at a significant pace in India, accounting for approximately 22 percent of India’s power capacity mix at the end of December 2018. India’s ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
ABB Commissions India’s First Industrial Solar Microgrid in Vadodara

Micro and Mini Grids Could be the Answer to Grid Stability and Reliable Power in India

The demand for electricity in India is expected to continue its rise along with economic growth. Government-run electrification programs like the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) to ...
/ / Grid, Microgrid
AP to DISCOMs_ Wind Generators Should Receive Rebates with 25% Late Payment Surcharge

Delhi Commission Approves 100 MW of Wind Power Sale Agreements

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has approved two power sale agreements (PSAs) between BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and PTC India Ltd for the procurement of 100 MW of ...
/ / Other, Wind
India’s Peak Power Supply Deficit Dipped to 0.7% in Q1 FY 2018-19

Gujarat Revises RPO Targets for FY 2013-14 Retroactively

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has revised the state renewable purchase obligation (RPO) for entities in the state for the financial year (FY) 2013-14 retroactively. The order came after ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
: 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
Telangana Issues Deviation Settlement Regulations for Solar and Wind Generation

Torrent Power Gets Approval to Procure Wind at ₹3.27/kWh in Gujarat

After reviewing a petition filed by CLP Power Private Limited, the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has set ₹3.27 (~$0.047)/kWh as the tariff in the power purchase agreement (PPA) signed ...
/ / Other, Wind
Program to Set Up 2.5 GW ISTS-Connected Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects Approved

Rajasthan Releases Terms and Conditions to Determine Tariff for Wind and Solar Energy

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued second amendments to the terms and conditions for the determination of tariff for renewable energy sources (wind and solar). These regulations wll ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Qualified Coordinating Agencies in Maharashtra Asked to Pay ₹25,000/MW for Solar Projects

Qualified Coordinating Agencies in Maharashtra Asked to Pay ₹25,000/MW for Solar Projects

In Maharashtra, qualified coordinating agencies (QCAs) for meter reading, data collection and communication have been asked to deposit ₹25,000 (~$357.6)/MW for solar and ₹50,000 (~$715.6)/MW for wind projects. This comes ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Pradesh Announces Tender for 10 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects

Maharashtra’s New Wind-Solar Hybrid Tender Asks Bidders to Set Procurement Limit

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a one of a kind wind-solar hybrid tender which gives the developers freedom in project development. The state distribution company ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Maharashtra Auctions 500 MW of Wind Projects to be Developed Across the State

India Sees Over 9.5 GW of Wind Auctions Since Inception of Reverse Bidding in 2017

Since the inception of reverse bidding in India’s wind sector back in February 2017, approximately 10 GW of wind power projects have been auctioned in the country. The Minister for ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Maharashtra Takes a Tough Stance on Solar and Non-Solar RPO Enforcement

Maharashtra Issues Tender to Procure 500 MW of Wind Power from Existing Projects

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a tender to procure 500 MW of wind power from projects in the state that are already in operation or ...
/ / Other, Wind
India’s Energy Storage Industry Buoyant Despite Recent Tender Cancellations

India Sanctioned Energy Storage Projects Worth ₹115 Million in Last 4 Years

India is now working toward a National Energy Storage Mission (NESM) to keep pace with the changing dynamics of the energy market. As energy storage projects are almost negligible in ...
Adani Quotes Lowest Tariff of ₹2.69/kWh in SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar-Wind Hybrid Auction

Maharashtra Approves Upper Tariff Ceiling of ₹2.75/kWh for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the competitive bidding process for long-term procurement of power from wind-solar hybrid projects in the state. The bidding guidelines were proposed by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Amends RfS Guidelines for 2 GW ISTS-Connected Wind Tranche-IV Tender

Torrent Power Gets Approval for Deviation in Guidelines to Procure Solar and Wind Power

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has approved Torrent Power’s petitions for the acceptance of deviations from the Ministry of Power (MoP)’s guidelines for the procurement of solar and wind ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Suzlon Signs Agreement with ReNew Power for Development of Wind Project in Karnataka

Tamil Nadu’s TANGEDCO Announces New Tender for 500 MW of Wind Projects

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) has issued a tender for 500 MW of wind power projects in the state. The bid-submission deadline is December 28, 2018. TANGEDCO ...
/ / Other, Wind
ENGIE And STOA Form Joint-Venture to Develop Wind Projects in India

NTPC to Procure 1,000 MW of Power from Existing Solar and Wind Projects on Short-Term Basis

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is going to procure 1,000 MW of renewable energy on a short-term basis. NTPC has issued a tender to procure power from the existing ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Karnataka Proposes Reduction in BESCOM’S RPO Target from 13% to 12%

EIB, SBI and YES Bank to Cooperate for Wind Energy Financing in India

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has confirmed it is going to increase its support to investment in onshore wind through the expansion of an existing lending program with the State Bank ...
/ / Other, Wind
African Infrastructure Fund Acquires Stakes in South African Solar and Wind Projects

Meghalaya Issues Regulations for Deviation Settlement of Solar and Wind Projects

The Meghalaya State Electricity Regulatory Commission (MSERC) has issued new regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement for solar and wind energy generation in the state. The commercial arrangements ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar and Wind Power Procurement Situation is a Mess

SECI Raises Upper Tariff Ceilings for Two Solar Tenders to Attract Developers

Amid lukewarm interest shown by solar project developers, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has now decided to raise the upper tariff ceiling for two of its mega tenders which ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Suzlon Signs Agreement with ReNew Power for Development of Wind Project in Karnataka

Turkey Opens Tender for 1 GW of Wind Projects Spread Across 4 Locations

Turkey’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources has opened a tender for 1 GW of wind power projects which are to be developed at four locations in the country. According ...
/ / Other, Wind
Sembcorp Energy India Reports SDG 28.9 Million Net Profit in the July-September Quarter

Sembcorp Energy India Reports SGD 28.9 Million Net Profit in the July-September Quarter

Sembcorp Energy India Ltd (SEIL), has posted a net profit of SGD 28.9 million (~$21.02 million) in the July-September quarter.  In comparison, the company suffered a loss of SGD 2.7 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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
Mongolia Gets $60.6 Million for Solar-Wind Hybrid Project with Battery Energy Storage

Mongolia Gets $60.6 Million for Solar-Wind Hybrid Project with Battery Energy Storage

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a loan agreement with the Government of Mongolia under which it will be providing $60.6 million for distributed renewable energy projects in the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy