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FM allays investor concerns, says govt will honour commitments in energy pacts

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 15, 2019

NEW DELHI : Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday assured global investors about the sanctity of power purchase contracts in India. India’s assurance comes against the backdrop of controversial attempts by the Andhra Pradesh government to renegotiate clean energy...

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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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IEEFA India: Grid, storage, policy, and regulation: Areas of new focus to meet India’s ambitious renewable energy targets

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 6, 2019

Finding the right pricing signals to drive technology adoption to solve the integration of an ever increasing share of variable renewable energy into India’s grid is becoming a central new challenge for policy makers and regulators, critical to enabling the ongoing transition...

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Latest 1.2 GW solar capacity awarded at Rs 2.54/kWh

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 14, 2019

The latest 1.2 GW solar auction conducted by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) saw lowest winning tariffs (Rs 2.54/kWh) approaching the same level as in February auction (Rs 2.55/kWh)....

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Solar tariffs increase marginally in SECI auction

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 13, 2019

Tariffs rose marginally from February in an auction by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) on Wednesday for 1200MW of projects. SECI is the renewable energy ministry's nodal agency...

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India Witnesses Sharp Fall In Solar Tariffs In 750 Megawatt Auction

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 5, 2019

The latest solar power auction in one of India’s most favored states to set up large-scale solar power projects has witnessed a sharp cut in tariff bids placed by project developers....

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Maharashtra solar auction winning tariffs remain unchanged at Rs 2.74 per unit

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 19, 2019

Tariffs in Maharashtra's latest solar auction for 1,000 MW, held on Monday, remained almost unchanged from the last one conducted eight months ago, with mostly domestic developers participating. Shiv Solar and Acme Solar won 50MW and 300MW respectively at the lowest winning...

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Bengaluru: Falling tariff takes sheen off rooftop solar plants

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 24, 2019

Karnataka might have set itself an ambitious target of 2,400MW for grid-connected rooftop generation projects by 2021, but the going seems to be slow in eight districts coming under the...

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Safeguard duty: NTPC, Acme clash over solar power tariffs

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 16, 2018

The imposition of safeguard duty on imported solar panels and modules has led to a clash over tariffs between NTPC and developer Acme Solar.

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Industry pressing for removal of Rs 2.6 per unit tariff for 1.2 GW auction

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 9, 2018

Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) is pressing for removal of Rs 2.6 per unit tariff to generate adequate response for 1,200 MW hybrid auction.

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