Central Electricity Authority

Key Policy Challenges To a Thriving C&I Market for Solar In India

The Solar Energy sector has emerged as a potential green technology to address climate change issues by reducing dependence on conventional fossil fuel-based energy. India has a target to install 100 GW of solar energy capacity with a commitment to increase the renewable sources-based energy capacity to 175 GW by 2022. Under this, 40 GW […]

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India Renewables Dashboard Launched, To Offer Generation Data On Renewables

In a move that needs to be widely welcomed, the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) and CEEW’s Centre for Energy Finance (CEEW-CEF) have launched the India Renewables Dashboard yesterday. The dashboard will provide detailed operational information on renewable energy (RE) projects in India. The move, if executed ell, will be a welcome addition to the quality of data […]

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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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