Greenko’s Cloud Platform To Offer Discoms Energy Storage Solutions

Hyderabad-based Greenko Group has hit launched a cloud storage platform to offer discoms and industries energy storage solutions on demand. Mahesh Kolli, founder, president, and joint managing director of Greenko Group has been quoted as saying, “While the users can own the green energy project, storage would be offered as a service contract. The company […]

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Investment Crunch, Discoms Twin Hurdles to India’s 2070 RE target : Moody’s

Moody’s Investors Service said in a report on June 13 that India needs a shift in its energy mix toward renewable energy and improve financial health of state owned distribution companies (discoms) if it is to reach its net-zero emission by 2070. It is worth remembering that in just the Modi government’s tenure, we have […]

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Report Calls Upon Discoms To Put In Place Consumer Centric DR Strategy

Alliance for an Energy-Efficient Economy (AEEE) and AutoGrid released on June 2 a report highlighting the wide range of possibilities offered by Demand Response (DR) that can effectively help electricity distribution companies (DISCOMs) handle their increasing future electricity demand while still operating reliably towards a greener grid. Titled Roadmap for Demand Flexibility in India, the […]

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Power Ministry Plans Another Scheme To Solve The Discom Puzzle

The Ministry of Power has informed that it’s working on a scheme that will help mitigate the financial woes of the Distribution Companies (Discoms) which are unable to pay their dues. This is crucial as the inability of Discoms to pay dues impacts the entire value chain of the power sector. Even the relatively young […]

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UP Invites Bids For 75 MW Solar Projects

Uttar Pradesh has a new tender out, inviting bids to develop 75 MW of projects in the state. State owned Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) uploaded on the website the details of the Request for Selection {RfS} . According to the RfS, “the projects will be developed in Makrecha village (25 MW), […]

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APTEL To Decide On Delhi Discoms, Dadri Power Plant Dispute

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) will hear on Monday (Jan 24)  an NTPC’s plea challenging a Central Electricity Regulatory Commission’s Order, allowing Delhi’s three power distribution companies to exit their power purchase agreements with its Dadri I power plant. Against the CERC Order, the NTPC had earlier approached the Supreme Court, but the apex […]

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GUVNL Notices Stakeholders About Surplus Energy Compensation at Rs 1.99/unit

Gujarat Ujrja Vikas Nigam Ltd. (GUVNL), a wholly-owned state electricity regulation board in the state of Gujarat has recently declared that the simple average of solar tariffs discovered and contracted through competitive bidding process conducted by GUVNL for non-park based solar projects during the period from October 1st, 2020 to March 31, 2021, is Rs […]

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APTEL Asks KERC to Decide Compensation owed to Fortum by DISCOMs

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) recently gave a judgement in favour of Fortum Solar India Private Limited after the solar power developer petitioned it, seeking compensation from various DISCOMs. The full judgement can be read here. The tribunal not only directed the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) to determine the incremental tariff payable to Fortum, […]

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Power Ministry Writes to States/UTs to Issue Tariff Orders on Time

The Ministry of Power in a letter to state and UT energy departments and SERCs has requested for the timely issuing of tariff orders The Ministry of Power in a letter to state and UT energy departments and State Energy Regulatory Commissions has requested for the timely issuing of tariff orders under the Electricity Act, […]

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