Rajasthan Added Highest Renewable Capacity In Last One Year

Rajasthan is spearheading the expansion of renewable energy in the country and paving the way for India’s energy transition. A comparison of renewable capacity addition data of all Indian states hinted that Rajasthan added the highest renewable capacity in the country in the last year. As per the figures of monthly renewable energy capacity addition […]

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Rajasthan Sees Fossil Contribution Shrink For 4 Consecutive Months

New data from global energy think tank Ember reveals that the share of fossil fuels in Rajasthan’s power generation mix has hit record-low levels at 50 percent from April to July this year. It is the first time that the lowest level was sustained for over a quarter of the year.   Fossil fuels generated 34 […]

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CERC Grants No Relief To ACME Over GNA Transition Payment

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), in its latest order has refrained from giving ACME Solar Holdings Private Limited (ASHPL) any relief from the payment of bank guarantee. The payment was mandated due to its transition to General Network Access (GNA) as per the newly introduced CERC (Connectivity and General Network Access to the Inter-State Transmission System) […]

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Gujarat Tops In Residential Rooftop Programme: Govt Data    

A recent data from the Lok Sabha on Residential Rooftop Solar Systems indicated that India had garnered a total of 2.1 GW of solar power through the residential rooftop solar scheme of the Union government in Phase II of the programme. MNRE Minister RK Singh shared the data during his written reply before the House. […]

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RERC Grants Compensation To Solar Firm Over Change Of Law

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC), in its latest order, directed the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to pay compensation to Palimarwar Solar House Private Limited, a solar developer over ‘Change of Law’ events.  These change of law events were related to the increase in the Customs Duty of imported solar inverters and the levy […]

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Water-Scarce Rajasthan Poses New Challenges For Solar Pumps

By-Parul Kulshrestha  As temperatures rose in June this year, Jaman Singh Saini, a 69-year-old farmer from Badangarh village in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan, was irrigating his 31-acre farmland of millets, using an electric pump which came with its own challenges – erratic electricity supply, voltage fluctuation and associated costs. About 10 years ago, in 2013, […]

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RERC Orders Penalising All Errant Officials Of RUVNL In Late-Payment Case

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC), in its latest judgment, has ordered penalizing all errant officials of the Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (RUVNL) for delaying payment to a wind power producer in the state. The order came to the fore after the alleged errant state discom failed to pay the third due installment to Mahalaxmi […]

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Rajasthan To Have Mandatory Energy Storage Obligation From Next Year

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC), in its latest suo motu order, ordered the finalization of its new regulations related to Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO)s for the obligated entities in the state. It came after the Ministry of Power earlier made a trajectory of RPOs of different clean sources. The new regulations have batted for a […]

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MNRE To Grant RE Project Extensions In GIB Habitats Only On ‘Merit’

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has now decided to grant an extension to renewable power projects in Great Indian Bustard (GIB) habitat areas only based on the case’s merits. It has planned to do away with the earlier system of giving a blanket exemption of 30 days in the scheduled commencement of […]

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