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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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SunSource Energy plans to start work on 70 Megawatt solar power project in UP

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 30, 2019

Distributed solar power company SunSource Energy today announced it will start work on constructing a 70 Megawatt (Mw) solar power project in Uttar Pradesh at an estimated investment of around...

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Tamil Nadu discom to halt wind and solar auctions

By : Sustainability ..., May 20, 2019

SECI will soon call for bids for the same 500 mw solar tender once the poll results are out. "We will see how it works out and then we’ll decide whether we will also procure wind power in the...

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India’s Gujarat Allocates 745 Megawatts In Wind Auction

By : Sustainability ..., May 17, 2019

The Indian state of Gujarat recently completed a wind energy auction, the second for the state since wind energy auctions began in the country. The auction was undersubscribed and project...

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States step up policy action on renewables

By : Sustainability ..., May 15, 2019

The renewables sector in India, which has been expanding at a brisk pace, has seen much action in recent times, with a slew of policy announcements at both the federal and state levels. At the...

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Power-surplus Indian state says no to new solar capacity

By : Sustainability ..., May 10, 2019

While other Indian states are struggling to meet renewable purchase obligations (RPO), Karnataka, the nation’s top performing market for installed solar capacity, has such a hefty surplus of...

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