Distributed Energy

Can’t Impose Licensing of Power Generation Under The Garb Of Approval: RERC

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC), in its latest judgment, reiterated that discoms should not make attempts to impose licensing of power generation under the garb of approvals. The State Commission said that such moves could dilute the reforms made under the Electricity Act of 20023.  “Delicensing of the generating plants and captive plants was one of […]

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RVNL to Form JV with Jakson Green for EPC Projects

MiniRatna CPSE under the Ministry of Railways, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL) will soon be forming a joint venture with Jakson Green, a diversified energy firm that deals with distributed energy, solar energy, EPC, hydrogen, hybrid and Battery Energy Storage Solutions (BESS). Jakson Green is the new energy transition platform supported by the infrastructure and […]

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New York Loves Distributed Solar, Targets 10 GW By 2030

New York state, which has embraced the need for change strongly in recent years, has set itself a target of 10 GW of solar from distributed projects for 2030, even as it looks set to achieve its goal of 6 GW by 2025. The original target was 3 GW by 2023. At the moment, over […]

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Solar Hybrid Systems Firm Zola Electric Raises $90 million

ZOLA Electric, the Amsterdam, Netherlands-based renewable energy technology company solving Energy Access and Energy Equality in emerging markets, has announced the successful completion of a $90 million capital raise, comprised of $45 million of equity, $45 million of debt. The firm has a strong footprint in Africa for now, with its ZOLA flex plug-and-play, connected, […]

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Assam Continues Focus on Off Grid Solar Systems With Tender for 71,999 Systems

Assam, faced with challenges of terrain and delivering power to some of the more inaccessible parts of the state, has tried to emulate the Bangladesh example, using solar systems in a big way to ensure energy access for its people. The latest move is a tender by the Assam Power Distribution Company Limited (APDCL), inviting […]

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65% Of Aspiring Developers Choose To Exit PPA’s in GUVNL Projects In Gujarat

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has received 2605 applications from aspiring solar developers to exit their project commitments, after the utlity offered a one time exit option to developers from the signed PPA’s. The development followed the decision by the state government to offer zero subsidy for these smaller projects, at a fixed […]

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Siemens and Macquarie’s GIG Launch Distributed Energy Joint Venture

Macquarie’s GIG, Siemens Group companies have formed Calibrant Energy, a joint venture that will operate in the distributed energy segment. Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG), Siemens’ Smart Infrastructure (SI) and Financial Services (SFS) groups have announced the formation of Calibrant Energy, a joint venture that offers comprehensive onsite Energy as a Service (EaaS) solutions at no […]

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Record Number of Microgrids Installed in US Last Year: WoodMac

546 microgrids were installed in the United States during 2019, more than any previous year, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie. 546 microgrids were installed in the United States during 2019, more than any previous year, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie. Three organizations – PowerSecure, Enchanted Rock and The American Red Cross – installed a combined […]

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Investments in Distributed Energy Likely to Rise Up to 75% by 2030

With the market set for a decade of high growth, the rate of annual investment in distributed energy resources (DER) likely to increase up to 75 per cent by 2030, as analyzed by a leading business consulting firm. The Frost & Sullivan in its recent analysis, ‘Growth Opportunities in Distributed Energy, Forecast to 2030’, finds that favorable regulations, […]

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