India’s Renewable Energy Generation Dips With Slump In Wind Power

A comparison of monthly renewable energy generation data released by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) claimed that India’s monthly renewable generation (including hydro) dipped in October this year.  As per the latest available report of the CEA, India’s total renewable energy generation stood at 17.9 percent. During the month, the country generated a total of […]

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CEA Proposes ‘One Nation, One Licence’ Plan For Electrical Contractors

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) issued an advisory to the concerned departments in the state to pave the way for a “One Nation, One Licence” plan for electrical contractors in the state engaged in different power and renewable projects.  A series of meetings with the states follow this. The CEA, in its advisory, said that most Indian […]

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Top 5 Reasons Why India’s Power Demand Exceeded Projections

India’s power demand has been rising steadily. The country’s higher than anticipated peak demand has been in the news, with peak demand touching a lifetime high of 223 GW in June 2023 when peak deficit touched 0.17 percent. As per the Load Generation Balance Report (LGBR) released by the Central Electricity Authority, the peak demand […]

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India’s Renewable Capacity Additions In Oct Dip By 65% On YoY

The latest data from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) hinted at a slump in India’s renewable capacity additions in October. The monthly installed capacity data of October 2023 revealed that India added a meager new renewable capacity of 349 Megawatt (MW). It contrasts with its green energy capacity additions in the previous years during the period. The […]

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India’s Solar Capacity Touches 72 GW, Rajasthan Takes The Lead

India’s total installed capacity of solar power has touched 72 GW. The updated energy data from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) was shared on its website. The MNRE data states that the largest capacity came from ground-mounted solar. The latest data said that the Ground-mounted solar capacity stood at the highest of 55 GW. The biggest beneficiary state […]

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CEA Propagates the Idea of Vehicle to Grid

In March, the Ministry of Power had requested the CEA to frame guidelines for reverse charging of grid from batteries of electric vehicles (EVs). Accordingly, a committee was constituted by the CEA to analyze various aspects of reverse charging from EVs and present it to the committee, which saw participants from IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, […]

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Financial Impact of Mitigation Policies Centered on Deep Decarbonization Most Severe on These States

The National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) has released a paper reflecting on ‘Deep De-decarbonization and Regional Equity’ and regional imbalances in India with respect to Variable Renewable Energy. The insightful report has been authored by Sanjay Mitra and Rohan Chandra from the School of Public Policy, IIT Delhi. Impact on states The […]

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CEA To Verify Captive Status Of Power Plants Every Year: Draft Rules

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) released a draft guidelines on the issue of verification of the captive status of power generation plants. It has now asked the stakeholders and other people concerned to send in their comments on the issue by December 1, 2013.  These norms will be applicable for the generating plants where the […]

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At 268.7 MW, India’s Sept Solar Additions Lowest In 5 Years

The latest installed capacity data from the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) shows that India could add only 268.77 Megawatt (MW) of new renewable energy capacities in September this year. An analysis of the older records by Saur Energy revealed that this was the lowest addition of green power in the month of September in the last […]

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