Power Ministry Makes Key Changes in REC mechanism To Boost Demand

The Union Power and new and renewable energy minister, R.K. Singh has approved key changes to the tradable renewable energy certificate (RECs) mechanism. Perhaps the biggest one is a decision to make the REC perpetual, till they are sold. Thus, it will take the pressure off renewable energy generators to sell within a timeline or […]

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Tata Cleantech Report On The Indian Renewable Open Access Landscape

A joint venture between Tata Capital Limited and International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group), Tata Cleantech Capital Ltd (TCCL), has made a report on the market trends and state comparatives of Indian Renewable Open Access.  Globally, commercial and industrial (C&I) consumers, or corporates, account for 64% of the total electricity consumption. Under open access electricity […]

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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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