Solar Prosumers in Goa Get Faulty Bills, Still Awaits Subsidy Payment

After spending lakhs of rupees on rooftop solar installations, solar prosumers (producers and consumers of solar power) are now distressed as the electricity department failed to account for the solar power that their plants have been supplying to the grid. Receiving their first bills after a period of six months since their solar installations were […]

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Draft Net-Metering Regulations For Goa and UTs Issued by JERC

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories (UTs) has issued draft net metering regulations. The Regulations shall extend to the state of Goa and the UTs of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Lakshadweep and Puducherry. And, will be applicable only to […]

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JERC Issues Draft RE Tariff Regulation For Goa and UTs

All renewable energy power projects will be treated as “must run” and the procurement of power from such projects will not be subjected to ‘merit order dispatch’ principles. The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has issued draft regulations for determining tariffs from renewable sources including solar. JERC […]

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Tender For Procurement of 100 Electric Buses Issued in Goa

The last date for bid submission is April 12, 2019 NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam (NVVN) has invited bids from eligible bidders for procuring 100 electric buses to operate in the state of Goa. The brief scope of work for the selected bidder/supplier will include the operation of 100 electric busses including their day-to-day maintenance. As […]

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180 kW Solar Plant Tendered in Goa

The last date of bid submission is March 1, 2019. The Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) has issued a tender inviting bid from eligible project developers to set up an on-grid solar power plant of 180 kW capacity on the cover shed of Platform 2 and 3 at the Madgaon Railway station in Goa. The […]

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Goa Amends Solar Policy to Grant Solar Prosumers 50% Subsidy

Small and large prosumers will now receive a 50 percent subsidy instead of the earlier proposed interest-free loan. To further incentivise the generation and adoption of solar power in the state, the Goa government has approved the amendments to the Goa State Solar Policy 2017. The solar policy with proposed amendments was issued last month […]

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Goa’s New Solar Policy to be Notified in 15 Days

The commission at the public hearing stated that the department should, in fact, encourage consumers to switch over to non-renewable energy resources. The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has instructed the electricity department of Goa to help out consumers who are interested in setting up solar systems. The judgment was passed after consumers and solar […]

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High Wind, Solar Potential in Goa: GCCI

A hybrid wind and solar power unit with a capacity of 4 KW has been installed at Verna, Goa to study and showcase the benefits of using the hybrid turbine. Though like any coastal area of Indian subcontinent, Goa has immense wind and solar energy potential but its industry body Goa Chamber of Commerce and […]

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India’s First Solar Powered Ferry Between Aldona-Panaji

The solar powered ferry move came in as a result of repeated stress by the transport minister Nitin Gadkari to use alternative fuels for running vehicles. Renewable energy service in India has finally made it to the inland waterways as a solar-powered ferry is planned to carry passengers across Goa’s Aldona-Panaji water route. PWD Minister […]

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