Karnataka Issues Renewable Energy Policy 2021-26, Targets 20 GW of RE Projects

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has drafted the “Karnataka Renewable Energy Policy 2021-26” to strengthen the Renewable Energy markets in the state. Being one of the leading States in Renewable Energy (RE) sector in the country with a RE generation capacity of about 15,037 MW, the KREDL has drafted the policy with a foremost […]

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Bad News. After Karnataka, Tamil Nadu’s Tangedco gets Tender Fatigue

If there was ever a case of the perils of high government involvement, the renewables sector has probably seen every aspect of it in the past year. From open tenders with price ceilings, to waiting for policy clarity on cost escalations due to safeguard duty, and now, the incredible news of some of the leading […]

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KERC Recommends Halting New Solar Tenders, Auctions in Karnataka

Karnataka which is India’s top state in terms of installed solar capacity has stopped the building of new solar energy projects. The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has written to the Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) regarding the procurement of solar power. According to the letter dated 7 March, the KERC reportedly has noted […]

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Tata Power to Develop 250 MW Solar Projects at Pavagada Solar Park

These projects will be set up at the Pavagada Solar Park in Karnataka and the energy will be supplied to the State Discoms under a 25-year Power Purchase Agreements (PPA). Power major Tata Power’s renewable arm, Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd (TPREL), has received a Letter of Award from Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd (KREDL) […]

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SB Energy Wins 200 MW Auction in Karnataka

The only competitor in the bidding of new projects was Tata Power Renewable Energy. Tata’s bid for the projects was Rs 2.83 per unit, which is one paisa more than that of SB Energy. Auctioned by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), SB Energy has bagged entire 200 MW of solar projects at a tariff […]

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Solar-Powered Pumps to be Installed for Animals in Mysuru Tiger Reserves

The solar-powered pumps will be used to replenish water in the tanks across the woods and will be established by the Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd (KREDL), which is set to start work by the end of January. Forest department is planning to set up the solar-powered pumps at the Bandipur and Nagarahole tiger reserves […]

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India: Karnataka retenders 200MWPavagada Solar Park

Karnataka will procure electricity generated from the solar power park through long-term power purchase agreements of 25 years. The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL), the renewable energy implementing agency in Karnataka, has retendered 200 MW of solar capacity at Pavagada Solar Park. The tender was initially issued in July 2017 but was withdrawn the […]

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Solar Park at Pavagada in Karnataka will be operational from April 2017

Karnataka will soon be able to harness solar power from the Pavagada solar park in Tumakuru district. The first phase of 2,000 MW solar park is expected to be operational by April-May 2017. Power sale agreements have been signed with NTPC for support of 600MW power to the state through various electricity companies in next […]

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Bengaluru to use aircraft to design roadmap for rooftop solar generation

The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) has signed an agreement with Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) and Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) to design a roadmap to boost the quantum of power generated using solar energy. A senior official from BESCOM’s Demand Side Management department mentioned that “The Ministry of […]

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