Rs 1.8 Tn Investment in Transmission Segment in India by 2025: ICRA

ICRA expects an investment of Rs 1.8 trillion by 2025 in the power transmission segment in India, driven by evacuation infrastructure for RE projects. Independent investment information and credit rating agency ICRA has revealed in a new analysis that it expects an investment of Rs 1.8 trillion over the five-year period from FY2021 to FY2025 […]

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ICRA Predicts 120-125 GW RE Capacity in India by December 2022

ICRA believes that the overall medium to long term outlook for the RE sector remains strong – supported by competitive tariffs, policies and schemes According to ICRA, capacity addition in the renewable energy (RE) sector is expected to remain subdued at about 8 GW in FY2021 given the continued execution challenges amid COVID-19, because of […]

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Electricity Demand in India to Shrink by 5-6% in FY21 due to COVID: ICRA

With the re-imposition of lockdown restrictions in many parts across the country, the all India electricity demand is likely to decline by 5 to 6% in FY2021 With the re-imposition of lockdown restrictions in many parts across the country, the all India electricity demand is likely to decline by 5 percent to 6 percent in […]

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Viability of Rs 2.36/Unit to Depend on Module Prices & Duty: ICRA

The viability of the Rs 2.36/Unit tariffs are critically dependent on PV module prices and the proposed pass through on import duty, according to ICRA. The recently concluded tranche IX auction for inter-state transmission systems (ISTS) solar projects by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) yielded the lowest ever tariffs at Rs 2.36/unit, considerably […]

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5.5 GW PV Additions in India in FY21; 15% Decline due to COVID-19: ICRA

According to ICRA, the solar PV capacity additions in FY 2020-21 are expected to remain subdued given the continued execution challenges due to COVID-19. The domestic solar PV capacity additions in FY 2019-20 has remained lower by about 15 percent than the previous estimate of 7-7.5 GW, mainly on account of the disruption in supply […]

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Policy Focus on Domestic Manufacturing Positive for Indian Solar OEMs: ICRA

With an aim to support domestic module manufacturers, government’s focus recently increased on the initiatives like ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’ and ‘Make in India’. Now, in line with this, the government has formulated various schemes in past one year including the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Scheme which envisages installation of 12 GW solar power capacities […]

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CERC’s Order Lowering REC Forbearance, Floor Price Removal Positive for Obligated Entities

With the significant reduction in wind and solar power tariffs during the last three years, the power sector regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has recently reduced the forbearance prices and also removed the floor price for the Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). This move is expected to negatively impact the REC projects, even as  it […]

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Dark Clouds Gathering Over C&I Segment, Says ICRA

In a report carried by wire agencies, ICRA’s (Formerly Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India) sector head and VP Girishkumar Kadam has been quoted as saying that renewable energy developers, based on third party or group captive off-take remain exposed to regulatory risk. The segment, called the C&I or commercial and industrial segment […]

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RTM Trading to Enable Efficient Price Discovery, Support Grid Balancing, Says ICRA

The recent launch of the real-time market (RTM) for power trading likely to lead to efficient price discovery in the power trading market, said a leading credit rating agency, ICRA. On the other hand, it will also enable power distribution utilities (Discoms) and the open-access consumers to bid for electricity within 1 hour of the […]

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