RPO

SECI Finally Finds The First Buyer for Manufacturing Linked Tender- GRIDCO

Late last week, SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India) announced the first power supply agreement (PSA) in connection with its manufacturing-linked solar tenders, floated in November 2019. These were won by Adani Green and Azure Power finally. Signed in Bhubaneshwar between SECI and GRIDCO Limited (or Grid Cooperation of Odisha), a subsidiary of Odisha Electricity […]

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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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CESC Seeks Solar Power Suppliers To Meet RPO Obligations

CESC, the privately owned discom and power generator that is entrusted with managing power for the city of Kolkata in West Bengal, has advertised for its April to October renewable purchase requirements. RPO’s are considered key to driving demand for solar power, enabling the sector’s expansion. In fact, even as CESC has advertised for its […]

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Bengal Finally Opens Up Net Metering For Homes, With 5 KW Limit

West Bengal, a perennial laggard on the renewable energy front, and a huge defender of coal fired energy to boot, has finally started taking its first tentative steps towards more renewable energy. The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has finally allowed net metering for individual households from 1 KW, upto a limit of 5 […]

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RECs Trading to Resume on Nov 25, After 4 Month Break

APTEL has concluded all its hearings on the REC pricing issue, and the trading of RECs is likely to resume after a gap of four months on November 25. Now that the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has concluded all its hearings on the REC pricing issue, and is probably on the verge of issuing […]

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MERC Gives Captive Power Producers Until March 2021 to Fulfill RPO Obligations

In a further concession to Captive Power producers (CPP)in the state, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission has allowed fossil fuel-based captive power producers and Open Access consumers until March 2021 to fulfill their renewable purchase obligations (RPO). Taking into account the massive impact of the Covid lockdown on industries in the state and their markets […]

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GUVNL Tenders for Procuring 500 MW Solar Power

GUVNL has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible projects and project developers for the purchase of 500 MW of solar power. The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible projects and project developers for the purchase of 500 MW of solar power through competitive bidding. The solar […]

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RK Singh Launches GTAM; Will Benefit Buyers of Renewable Energy

As a first step towards greening the Indian short term power market, RK Singh has launched pan-India Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM) in electricity. As a first step towards greening the Indian short term power market, Union Minister of State (IC) Power and New & Renewable Energy, RK Singh has launched pan-India Green Term Ahead […]

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Captive Cogeneration Plants To Meet RPO Obligations Out Now, Says MERC

In a ruling that will await final judgement on a challenge in the Mumbai High Court, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ruled to  eject a petition from JSW Steel to consider power produced from its fossil fuel based co-generation plant as a set off for its Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) in the state. […]

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