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APTEL postpones trading of renewable energy certificates

By : Chetanya Mehra, Aug 4, 2020

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL...

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New guidelines issued on bundled solar and thermal power

By : Chetanya Mehra, Jul 28, 2020

Solar and thermal power can be bundled by...

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Rajasthan set to get 1,070 MW solar power to hike green footprint

By : Chetanya Mehra, Jul 22, 2020

Rajasthan government is set to get 1,070 megawatt more from solar...

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RPO fines of up to Rs 1 per unit will lead to ‘exponentially huge’ demand: R K Singh

By : Chetanya Mehra, Jun 30, 2020

The increase in penalties...

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Contours of green markets for short-term trade being worked upon

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 5, 2020

India is finalising contours of green markets for short-term trade of renewable energy, moving away from the present preference for setting up such projects on the basis of long-term tie-ups. Experts said the green markets will give an option to renewable energy companies to...

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MNRE issues draft policy for round-the-clock supply of bundled renewable power

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 3, 2020

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has proposed a draft policy for the supply of Round-The-Clock (RTC) power to discoms which would be a mix of renewable energy and electricity generated in coal-based plants. The idea is to address the biggest issue with large...

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Renewable energy certificate sales down 10 per cent to 5.04 lakh in December

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 30, 2019

Sales of renewable energy certificates fell around 10 per cent to 5.04 lakh units in December as compared to 5.59 lakh in the same month a year ago due to lower supply, according to official data. Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) and Power Exchange of India (PXIL) are the two...

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Transmission charges waiver for renewables extended for second time

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 19, 2019

The Power Ministry has extended the period during which renewable energy project developers will be spared interstate transmission system charges for the transmission of electricity generated by their facilities. Originally open until the end of March 2022, the ministry has...

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MNRE issues clarification on hybrid wind-solar projects’ contribution to RPO of discoms

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 11, 2019

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding contribution of power sourced from hybrid wind and solar power projects towards meeting Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPOs) of discoms. MNRE has said that the RPO contribution of obligated...

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UP energy regulator slashes solar tariffs, approves bidding for 550 mw

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 30, 2019

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has slashed solar power tariffs to a record low of nearly Rs 3 per unit, as it cleared competitive bidding for procurement of 550 megawatt (mw) by state utilities. The approved tariffs range from Rs 3.02 per unit to...

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