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TPDDL to Procure 100 MW Solar, 50 MW Wind Power From SECI After CERC Approval

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 5, 2020

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) while hearing on two petitions filed by Delhi-based power Discom Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) has approved the tariffs of Rs 2.54/kWh for procurement of 100 MW solar power and Rs 2.52/kWh for procurement of...

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Solar tariff drops to Rs 2.5 per unit in latest SECI auction

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 28, 2020

The latest reverse auction for 1,200 MW of solar capacity, conducted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), will see the tariff drop to Rs 2.5 per unit. Though this is higher than the all-time low rate of Rs 2.44/unit, it is much lower than Rs 2.71/unit in the last...

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Chandigarh taps private sector for 69MW solar energy target by 2022

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 27, 2020

The UT administration is all set to introduce the Renewable Energy Service Company Model (Resco) model in the city to tap solar energy on private residential houses. Under the model, the UT will rope in private companies to install solar plants atop houses. In return, the...

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Solar storage tariff spells trouble for coal

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 10, 2020

When solar power tariff dropped to Rs 2.44 per unit for the first time in May 2017, it set a record for cheapest electricity, busted the myth of renewable power being unaffordable and opened a Pandora’s box for conventional power plants by challenging coal’s dominance as the...

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Maharashtra: MSEDCL ups its price to woo solar power makers

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 20, 2020

In view of the poor response to its tender for buying 1,350MW solar power, state discom MSEDCL has increased the maximum price to attract producers. The company had floated tenders for buying 1,350MW with a cap of Rs3.15 per unit but got bids for only 5MW. Now it has...

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Azure Power secures 2,000 MW solar power project

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

Solar power producer Azure Power has announced that it has received a letter of award (LOA) for a 2 Gigawatt (GW) interstate transmission (ISTS) solar power project with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to supply power for 25 years at a tariff of Rs 2.92 per kWh. The...

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Maharashtra: Solar power manufacturers seek relaxation in MERC norms

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 16, 2019

An umbrella organization of over 1,000 solar system manufacturers from Maharashtra has sought the help of Centre in relaxing proposed draft regulations of the Maharashtra Energy Regulatory Commission (MERC). Maharashtra Solar Sanghthan, the apex body of such manufactures, on...

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Rajasthan: New solar power scheme to light up lives of rural farmers

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 3, 2019

A solar power scheme to generate income for farmers from their infertile land was launched last week. The proposal floated on Saturday requesting applications for setting up plants with capacity ranging from 0.5 to 2 megawatt would also benefit the discoms, and fulfil a long-...

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Renewable energy ministry rules out removal of tariff caps

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 14, 2019

The government will not remove the wind and solar ‘tariff caps’ or the fixed highest ask price in the wind and solar capacity auctions of the Government of India, Anand Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, told BusinessLine on Tuesday. The Government of...

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Renew Power, Avaada, UPC, Tata unit bag solar projects

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 4, 2019

Renew Power, Avaada Energy, UPC Renewables and Tata Power Renewable Energy won projects in the 1,200 megawatts auction of the Solar Energy Corp of India (SECI), with the winners offering a slightly higher price than those in the previous round. In Thursday’s auction of the...

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