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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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CERC Extends Deadline For Power Generators To Submit Details On Generation, Transmission 

In its latest order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has extended the deadline for the power generators to submit their details from April 15 to May 15 of this year. The Commission, earlier on March 29, sought information from these generators for making the terms and conditions for tariff for the period starting from April […]

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Boost to SMEs, Easy Imports, Cheaper Financing: Solar Expectations from Budget ’23

Budget 2022 made major announcements. Primary among them was the earmarking of Rs 19,500 crore for production linked incentives towards the manufacturing of high efficiency solar photo voltaic modules. While this has been a source of hope for the industry, a major mood dampener has been the imposition of duties on solar cells and modules. […]

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Torrent Power Eyes Expansion Through New Acquisitions & Bids

The annual report of Torrent Power reveals that the company is looking to expand its renewable energy portfolio by the way of fresh acquisitions of existing projects. Torrent is also keen to enter the sectors of transmission and distribution through privatization and franchising. The total power producing portfolio of Torrent currently stands at 4,975 MW […]

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The Wind Picks Up For Offshore Energy In India, R.K Singh Leads Key Decisions On Tendering, Transmission

In one of the most decisive steps for India’s offshore wind energy ambitions, R.K Singh, Union Minister for Power and New & Renewable Energy held a meeting yesterday on transmission planning for offshore wind energy projects in India. Alok Kumar, Secretary, Power and Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi, Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy were also […]

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CERC Issues New Rules For Allocation Of Transmission Corridors For Power Trading

Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) ordered on May 9 that the allocation of transmission corridor among the Power Exchanges shall be governed by a new set of principles from June 1. A bench of four judges under the chairmanship of IS Jha ruled that the old order of 04.04.2016 extending priority allocation of 10% in […]

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Policy, Finance & Grid Vital to Achieve India’s Ambitious Climate Goals

With a global effort towards a transition to clean energy already underway, India has set ambitious targets for itself — 450 GW renewables capacity to be created by 2030. Despite the country’s many achievements in the last 5 years in the renewables sector, which have resulted in its having the world’s 5th largest solar and […]

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CERC Sets Stage For Large Batteries With Draft Ancillary Services Regulations

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has drafted the Ancillary Services Regulations, 2021, whose express purpose is to ensure reliability, safety and security of the grid. Ancillary Services in relation to power system operation, the document explains, means the service necessary to support the grid operation in maintaining power quality, reliability and security of the […]

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Power Grid Raises Rs 2736 Crore Through its PGInvIT

Power Grid has received Rs 2,736.02 crore through the sale of 27.41 crore units in the PGInvIT OFS which was created to monetise its assets. The Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) has announced that it has received Rs 2,736.02 crore through the sale of 27.41 crore units in the PowerGrid Infrastructure Investment Trust (PGInvIT) offer […]

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