Govt Amends Bidding Norms To Ease Early Starting Of Wind Projects

The Ministry of Power recently notified a new resolution to amend the norms for tariff-based bidding process for procurement of wind power from the wind energy generators in the country. The new resolution paved the way for early clean energy production and distribution commencement.  Earlier in 2023, the ministry had issued guidelines for tariff-based competitive bidding processes […]

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Ministry of Power Releases Guidelines For Uniform Renewable Tariff

The Ministry of Power has now approved the procedure for implementing a Uniform Renewable Energy Tariff for the end power procurers, including discoms and open-access consumers. It will be applicable to renewable energy projects connected with the Inter-State Transmission Systems (ISTS).  It comes after the Electricity (Amendment) Rules 2022 discussed the uniform renewable tariff (URET). […]

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Offshore Wind Developers To Get Seabed Area On Lease For Five Years

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued norms for the tenders for allocating seabed to develop offshore wind projects. It comes when the ministry has proposed to hold bids for the allocation of offshore wind sites off the coast of Tamil Nadu.  As per the norms, the National Institute of Wind Energy […]

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Haryana Issues Norms To Award Entities Opting For Solar Power

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HREDA) has now issued detailed guidelines to award institutions that use solar power or undertake energy efficiency measures to reduce carbon emissions. These awards have been planned for the industries and MSME sector having loads below 1 MW capacity and those above 1 MW capacity. The department has also planned these […]

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KERC Issues Draft Norms For Pre-Paid Meters For All Power Consumers

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has now issued a draft notification to allow all categories of power consumers to install pre-paid electricity meters. Earlier pre-paid meter connections were confined to certain categories of power consumers only in the state.  The Commission has now sought the public’s response to the draft regulations within one month. The new norms have […]

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Govt Releases New Bidding Norms For Hybrid Projects

The Ministry of Power has now developed its latest bidding guidelines for solar and wind hybrid projects. It will apply to all intra-state hybrid projects with a capacity of 10 MW and more and to all those with 50 MW or more capacity. The norms said that the rated power capacity of one resource (wind […]

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Specify Wind Project Timelines & Penalties In Tenders: MoP Norms

The Ministry of Power (MoP) notified its new guidelines for a tariff-based competitive bidding process for power procurement from grid-connected wind power projects. The motive was to bring uniformity in the bidding process and clarity to the power producers and procurers. These norms apply to intra-state wind power projects with more than 10 MW of […]

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CEA Releases New Norms For Forecasting Power Demand

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has released its latest medium- and long-term power demand forecast guidelines. It said that the central agency had been carrying out the demand forecast of the country for medium-term and long-term periods through Electric Power Surveys (EPS) periodically to bring out National Electricity Plan (NEP). The new guidelines of the […]

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India Gets Ready To Roll Out Its Domestic Carbon Credit Market Scheme

Around a year after the Indian Parliament passed the Energy Conservation Bill 2022, the final draft of a scheme meant to govern the Indian domestic carbon credit market is close to completion. This legislation mandated the government to come out with rules to create a local carbon credit market.  According to officials in the concerned ministries, […]

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