SECI Kick Starts Storage Push With Notice for 2 GWh Tender

In a surprising move, the Solar Energy Corporation of India has issued a notice intimating its plans for a 2000MWh storage tender. The notice mentions that the final tender would be out by august 31, 2021. This seems to be the first ever storage only tender from the government agency, and follows NTPC’s expression of […]

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BSES Discoms 510 MW Hybrid Purchase Signals Demand Recovery For Renewables

The decision by the Delhi BSES discoms, BRPL and BYPL, to enter an agreement with SECI to purchase 510 MW of solar plus wind power signals a welcome return to demand recovery for renewable projects awaiting PPA’s. This is on the back of two key events, one that has happened, and another, that might be […]

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NTPC, ONGC To Focus On Offshore Wind Energy Developments ?

News reports have quoted state-owned National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC) and the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)  joining together for the development of offshore wind energy in the country. For ONGC, the national oil explorer, any tie-up is considered  relevant as power generation has not been its forte, and offshore wind offers […]

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RERC Extends Implementation of New Rooftop Solar Rules Till Mid Sept

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulator Commission (RERC) has extended the the implementation date of new net metering norms for solar rooftop projects, which benefit only household consumers and bars commercial projects with over 10 kilowatt capacity, from July 1, 2021, to September 15, 2021. Under net metering, the consumer uses cheaper rooftop solar power instead of the […]

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MNRE Extends Commissioning Date of RE Projects Due to Covid-19

As the nation is struggling to overcome the second wave of the Covid-19, various sectors have been affected along with several projects which couldn’t get commissioned on their stipulated dates. One of them is the Renewable Energy (RE) sector and the RE projects, and now the Ministry of New and Renewable Resources (MNRE) has extended […]

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India’s Three Battles To Lose

What, and how India sets about achieving climate goals in the decade to 2030 matters. Not just for the impact it will have on doing our bit on global warming, but also for what it does to shift the country decisively away from our current energy pathways. The decade to 2030 also seems to be […]

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R.K. Singh Press Conference- Rules On Green Tariff Coming, More..

At a virtual press conference linked to India’s role as a Global Champion for the Energy Transition theme at the UN High Level Dialogue on Energy 2021, Mr R.K. Singh, Minister of State (I/C) for Ministry of Power and MNRE and Minister of State for Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, the Minister held forth […]

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MNRE Issues Order For Complaints Regarding Public Procurement in RE Sector

The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) issued an order yesterday to address the complaint order regarding the public procurement of the purchase preference concerning the renewable energy (RE) sector. The complaint order is a previous order dated February 09, 2021, which superseded the earlier order dated September 23, 2020, on the subject. MNRE, […]

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