Central Electricity Authority

Aug 21 CEA Report Points To Massive Problems in Solar Project Pipeline

A report released by India’s Central Electricity Authority (CEA) on August 21, indicates some huge issues for the ‘pipeline’ of solar (and wind) projects. Looking at the delays and reasons for these delays in many cases, and the evolving situation on the ground,it becomes amply clear that the 2022 target of 175 GW is at […]

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Ravinder Singh Dhillon Assumes Charge as Chairman & MD, PFC

State-run Power Finance Corporation (PFC) on Monday announced the appointment of Ravinder Singh Dhillon as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) on the board of PFC effective from June 1, 2020. R.S. Dhillon has been appointed following the superannuation of Rajiv Sharma as Chairman and Managing Director on the PFC’s Board with effect from May 31, […]

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MNRE Releases Draft Standards for Utility Grid Inverters

In a key development, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released the draft standards for “Technical requirements for Photovoltaic Grid Tie Inverters to be connected to the Utility Grid in India”. The notice calls upon industry stakeholders to provide their feedback and comments latest by April 30, 2020 for these standards, before […]

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CEA Predicts 6-Fold Increase in RE Capacity by 2029-30

The Central Electricity Authority predicted the rise in renewable energy capacity but said coal will still lead in power generation The Central Electricity Authority (CEA), India’s power-planning body, in a report said that India’s renewable energy capacity will sprint ahead and multiply almost six-fold in the next decade, while the share of coal-fired plants in […]

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Renewable Energy to Lead New Capacity Addition in India: CEA Report

India’s green energy addition may constitute over half of India’s capacity addition by 2030 says CEA draft report Solar and wind energy projects may constitute over half of India’s total power capacity of by 2030, according to a draft report by India’s power-planning body, which predicts that the country may surpass its climate goals. The […]

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Discoms trip up India’s Move to Power-Surplus with Peak Deficit at 0.8% in 2018-19

India missed its target of becoming a power-surplus nation after its peak power deficit stood at 0.8 percent and the overall energy deficit remained 0.6 percent for the financial year 2018-19. In its Load Generation Balancing Report (LGBR) for the fiscal year, the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) had pegged overall energy and peak power surpluses at 4.6 percent and […]

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PGCIL’s Indu Shekhar Jha Takes Oath as Member CERC

Prior to this, Jha was holding the post of Chief Managing Director, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) since 2015. The government has appointed Indu Shekhar Jha, former PGCIL CMD, as the Member of Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC). Prior to this, Jha was holding the post of Chief Managing Director, Power Grid Corporation […]

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Solar Energy Production in the year 2018-19 was 21.365 Billion Units

Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has reported that the total solar energy production in the year 2018-19 was 21.365 Billion Units (BUs), as on 31.10.2018. The year-wise details of solar energy production since, 2015 are given as under: – S. No Year Generation from Solar Projects (BUs) 1. 2015-16 7.448 2. 2016-17 13.499 3. 2017-18 25.871 […]

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