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How PPA renegotiation or cancellation may adversely impact renewable energy sector!

September 2017

The recent attempts by Discoms in states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh to renegotiate or cancel signed power purchase agreements (...

Discoms, PPA, IPP, ICRA Ratings, Sabyasachi Majumdar, MNRE, Wind and solar power developers, Renewable energy

SHAKTI policy positive for the power sector; lack of new PPAs and low demand growth prove a challenge

August 2017

The implementation of the new coal allocation policy, namely SHAKTI, is expected to positively benefit the coal-based power generation capacity by ab...

SHAKTI, FSA, IPP segment, Girishkumar Kadam, Coal India, ICRA, Discoms, UDAY MoU

Modified Coal Linkage Policy could be a game-changer | Angel Broking

May 2017

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on May 17th 2017 approved the Modified Coal Linkage Policy for the power sector. Under this policy, ...

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, Modified Coal Linkage Policy, DISCOM, IPP, Coal Linkage, Policy, PPA, CCEA, Piyush Goyal

Payment delays increase risk and project costs for solar and wind projects in many states

April 2017

Payment delays by distribution companies (DISCOMS) continue to pose a challenge for the growing renewable energy sector in India as it tries to achie...

DISCOMS, Renewable energy sector, SECI, REWA, Investment, MSEDCL, Power generation, Jharkhand Urja Vitran Nigam, Damodar Valley Corporation, Coal India, TANGEDCO, PPA, MAHAGENCO, Raj Prabhu, Mercom Capital Group

One year after launch, UDAY yet to make a big impact

April 2017

Dismal DISCOM (distribution company) credit profiles due to high debt, heavy losses and poor operational efficiencies affects every aspect of the Ind...

Dismal DISCOM, Indian power sector, Generators, UDAY, Technical, Commercial, Average Cost of Supply, DHBVNL, Manipur DISCOM, MSPDCL, MoU, MNRE, Distribution, SBPDCL, UPPCL

UDAY achieves its most important objective

April 2017

It has been nearly eighteen months since the Ministry of Power announced the vital Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) scheme for financial and oper...

Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana, DISCOM, Power generators, Investors, Lenders

Renewable Purchase Obligation Compliance needs to improve fast for India to meet its solar installation targets

April 2017

Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) is the single most important policy driving renewable energy installations in India towards achieving the aggress...

Renewable Purchase Obligation, Renewable energy, MNRE, REC, RPO, DISCOM, JNNSM, CERC, DERC, SERC, Mercom India Solar Project Tracker, Raj Prabhu, Mercom Capital Group

Tamil Nadu joins UDAY, ‘Power for All’ gets a boost

January 2017

The Ministry of Power has signed an MoU for Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) with Tamil Nadu in New Delhi, on 9 January, 2017. With the signing o...

Ministry of Power, MoU, Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana, 24x7 Power For All, EESL-led schemes, LED bulb programme, PPP, Central Electricity Authority, Ministry of Coal, MNRE, PGCIL, NTPC, BEE, EESL, REC
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