US Continues to Break Storage Records, With 5.5 GWh Added In Q2 2023

A report from Wood Mackenzie and the American Clean Power Association states that the U.S. added 5,597 MWh of energy storage in Q2 2023, a new quarterly record. The storage boom has been fueled by a sharply rising share of renewable energy, as well as incentives at state level as well as now, through the […]

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2023 To See China, India EV Sales Go Beyond 10 Million For First Time

Even as industry celebrated crossing the 1 million EV sales mark in India by September, the global leader, China is expected to surpass 10 million new energy vehicle sales this year, according to a recent report. EVs accounted for 6.4 per cent of the total automobile sales in the country this year, with two wheelers […]

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India’s Renewable Capacity Addition In Aug ’23 Drops 38%

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has now issued the monthly installed capacity report for the month of August 2023. As per the details furnished by the government entity, India added a total of 628 Megawatt (MW) of renewable capacity during the month. It was possible due to the addition of solar power, wind power and biomass/cogeneration capacities.  […]

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TNERC Proposes Changes In Deviation Settlement Norms For Electricity

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has developed a draft regulation to change the deviation settlement policy for solar and wind power generators. The new draft regulation is named TNERC (Forecasting, Scheduling and Deviation Settlement and related matters for wind and solar generation) Regulations, 2023. It aims to repeal the existing 2019 Regulations in […]

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CERC Proposes Change In Norms Regulating Old Thermal Plants

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), in its latest notification, has proposed a change in a provision of its existing regulations. This provision is related to the older thermal power plants and their powers to tie up with beneficiaries for power supply.  It has asked the stakeholders and public to send in their comments and objections by […]

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RERC Approves Amended Norms On RE Tariff Determination

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC), in its latest suo motu order, notified the first amendment to the tariff determination regulations for renewable energy. It came after the Commission received responses from the stakeholders over its draft regulation on the issue.  The new regulation has been named RERC (Terms and Conditions for Tariff Determination from Renewable […]

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Govt Notifies Electricity (Third Amendment) Rules, 2023

The Ministry of Power notified the third amendment to Electricity Rules 2005. The new amendments were aimed at dealing with the issues of the captive power generation plants in India.   As per the new notification, the criteria for the captive electricity generation plants changed. The earlier provisions of the rules had said that no power plant should qualify as […]

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H1 Global Wind Turbine Orders At High Of 69.5 GW

Research from research firm Wood Mackenzie. indicates that global wind turbine order intake reached new highs in H1, with 69.5 gigawatts (GW) of activity, a 12 percent increase year-over-year. The figures include offshore as well as onshore wind turbine orders. A big driver of this activity was offshore wind turbine orders from outside of China, […]

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RERC Approves Norms For Grid-Connected DRE Generating Systems 

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has now approved its grid-connected distributed renewable energy (DRE) generating systems regulations. In its latest suo motto order, the Commission modified some of its proposed provisions as mentioned in its draft norms. These regulations are named RERC (Grid Interactive Distributed Renewable Energy Generating Systems) (First Amendment) Regulations, 2023. The […]

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