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Solar tenders decline in November

December 2017

Solar tender and auction activity in India had a steep decline in November 2017. The solar capacity tendered across the country during the month fell...

DISCOM, GST, Mercom Capital Group, Mercom Communications India, Priyadarshini Sanjay, MNRE, VGF, SECI

New bidding guidelines to boost wind power sector: ICRA

December 2017

The recent notification of bidding guidelines by the Government of India for the award of wind power projects is a positive development for the secto...

PPA, Government of India, Sabyasachi Majumdar, ICRA Ratings, Discoms, IEGC, CUF, MNRE, Wind energy sector

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

Industry awaits Renewable Energy India Expo (REI) 2017

August 2017

After completing a successful decade of existence, the Renewable Energy India 2017 Expo (REI), hosted by UBM India, India’s leading exhibitions organ...

UBM India, IGEF, MNRE, SECI, IREDA, NEDO, REI Expo, 3rd Renewable Energy India Awards

Cabinet approves raising of bonds of Rs 2,360 crore RE

May 2017

The Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to raising bonds worth Rs 2,360 crore for Renewable Energy....

Narendra Modi, Renewable Energy, IREDA, MNRE, CPSU, Solar projects, off-grid, Grid-distributed, Boost infrastructure

Renewable capacity addition catches up with thermal power in India

April 2017

Energy transformation has arrived in India. According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), India’s total renewable capacity including ...

Energy transformation, MNRE, UDAY scheme, GBI, Solar capacity

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

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
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