CERC Grants Transmission Approval to POWERGRID In Andhra Pradesh

A petition was filed by POWERGRID Ananthpuram Kurnool Transmission Limited for the grant of a transmission licence under Sections 14 and 15 of the Electricity Act to establish the Inter-State Transmission System for the “Transmission Scheme for Solar Energy Zone in Ananthpuram (Ananthapur) (2500 MW ) and Kurnool (1000 MW), Andhra Pradesh” on a Build, […]

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Sterlite Power Wins 8 GW Green Energy Transmission Project in Rajasthan

Sterlite Power, a private sector power transmission developer, has secured an order for Rajasthan REZ Ph-IV (Part-1-Bikaner Complex): Part-B Transmission project. With this order win, Sterlite Power has secured its third Green Energy Corridor (GEC) project in the state of Rajasthan. Sterlite Power will be building this project on a BOOT (Build, Own, Operate, Transfer) […]

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Indore-Based EKI Power Gets Nod For ISTS Power Trading Licence

Indore-based EKI Power Trading Limited today received approval for a licence from the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) for commencing transmission of power under the Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS). The decision from the central commission came when the firm moved the CERC seeking its approval for a licence of electricity transmission.  The company was incorporated […]

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Govt Proposes To Delicence Transmission Line Setup For Bulk Consumers

The Ministry of Power has now proposed delicensing establishing, operating and maintaining transmission lines for certain segments of power consumers and electricity generators. It includes bulk power consumers, power generating firms, captive generators, or an energy storage system (ESS).  The proposal has featured in the latest Draft Electricity (Amendment) Rules 2023. The ministry has put […]

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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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Trial Shows Possibility Of Solar Power Transmission From Space To Earth 

The success of solar power on the Earth is already getting traction, leading to faster adoption of clean energy worldwide. However, have you ever wondered about the possibility of getting solar energy from space without any wired connections? Early trials have shown that such systems are feasible.  A space solar power prototype launched into orbit in […]

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MNRE, States Discuss Ways To Achieve 500 GW Renewable Target  

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) discussed with different states in the national capital to review the progress of various renewable energy programmes in the country. In its brainstorming session, the ministry told the states that India had already achieved 172 Gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy while works are in different stages to […]

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Amid Surge In Peak Demand, CERC Orders Extension Of RPAS Regulations To State Gencos 

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), in its latest suo-motu petition, ordered an extension of the provisions of the Reserve Regulation Ancillary Services (RPAS) to ‘willing’ state-level power generators. The CERC notified these Regulations on August 13, 2015, intending to ensure restoration of the grid frequency at desired levels.  Under these regulations, the participating generating companies either […]

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Power Ministry Notifies Initiation of Bidding For North Eastern Region Expansion ISTS Project

The Ministry of Power, in its latest notification, issued documents related to the initiation of the bidding process for the Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) project under the North Eastern Region Expansion Project-XVI scheme.  It comes after the REC Power Development and Consultancy Ltd (RECPDCL), a subsidiary of the Ministry of Power, sought global bids for setting up the ISTS […]

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