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Arjun Joshi is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, he worked as a technical writer for enterprise resource software companies based in India and abroad. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Optional English from Garden City University, Bangalore. More articles from Arjun Joshi.

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Tranche II of Production-Linked Incentive Program for Solar Modules Gets Cabinet Nod

Tranche II of Production-Linked Incentive Program for Solar Modules Gets Cabinet Nod

The Union Cabinet has approved the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) proposal for the implementation of the second phase (Tranche II) of the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) program ...
APTEL Allows Carrying Cost Claims of Solar Developers Due to ‘Change in Law’ Events

APTEL Allows Carrying Cost Claims of Solar Developers Due to ‘Change in Law’ Events

The Appellate Tribunal For Electricity (APTEL) has allowed carrying cost pass-through under ‘Change in Law’ to solar developers whose petitions were earlier rejected by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tender Issued for 20 GWh of Solar Power Via Open Access by Tamil Nadu Milk Co-operative

Tender Issued for 20 GWh of Solar Power Via Open Access by Tamil Nadu Milk Co-operative

The Tamil Nadu Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (Aavin) has issued a tender to procure 20 GWh of solar power per year through open access projects for five years. The contracted ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
India Must Add 188 GW of Renewable Capacity in the Next 5 Years to Meet Peak Demand CEA

India Must Add 188 GW of Renewable Capacity in the Next Five Years to Meet Peak Demand: CEA

India needs to add 224.9 GW of renewable energy generation capacity by 2032 to meet the peak demand and energy requirement for the financial year (FY) 2031-32, according to the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Blupine, Engie, Tata Power, UPC Renewables Winners in GUVNL’s 750 MW Solar Auction

Blupine, Engie, Tata Power, UPC Renewables Winners in GUVNL’s 750 MW Solar Auction

Solarcraft Power India 2 (Blupine Energy), Solairedirect Energy (Engie), Tata Power Renewable Energy, and Utkrrisht Solar Energy (UPC Renewables) are the winners in Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam’s (GUVNL) auction to ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Virtual and Group Net Metering Critical to Achieve India's Rooftop Solar Target

Virtual and Group Net Metering Critical to Achieve India’s Rooftop Solar Target

Ground-mounted utility-scale solar installations have witnessed exponential growth in the last eight years, but rooftop solar has not quite taken off despite potential benefits to consumers. The lack of effort ...
Wind Energy Generator's Compensation Plea Rejected by Maharashtra Regulator

Wind Energy Generator’s Compensation Plea Rejected by Maharashtra Regulator

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rejected a wind power generator’s petition seeking compensation from the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) for the power it injected from March 25, ...
/ / Wind
Odisha Regulator Allows GRIDCO to Purchase 200 MW of Solar Power to Fulfil its RPO

Odisha Regulator Allows GRIDCO to Purchase 200 MW of Solar Power to Fulfil its RPO

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has approved the power sale agreement (PSA) to be executed between the Grid Corporation of Orissa (GRIDCO) and NTPC for 200 MW of inter-state ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Domestic Battery Manufacturing Crucial to Achieving India's Non-Fossil Fuel Goals

Domestic Battery Manufacturing Crucial to Achieving India’s Non-Fossil Fuel Goals

Developing a localized advanced cell supply-chain ecosystem will help India create a competitive advantage in mobility, grid energy storage, and consumer electronics, according to a report. NITI Aayog and Rocky ...
/ / Energy Storage, Market & Policy
Solar photovoltaic panels and substations in the evening

Tamil Nadu Issues Multi-Year Electricity Tariff Order, Introduces a Green Tariff of 10%

Retail electricity tariffs for high tension (HT) consumers have gone up by 6% to 18% in the recently announced order by the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) for the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
West Bengal Issues Open Access Regulations Including Green Energy

West Bengal Issues Open Access Regulations Including Green Energy

Consumers who have contracted demand or sanctioned load of 100 kW will be eligible to procure green energy through open access in West Bengal, according to the Open Access Regulations, ...
/ / Market & Policy, Solar
Tender Issued to Solarize 25,000 Agricultural Pumps in Punjab

Tender Issued to Solarize 25,000 Agricultural Pumps in Punjab

Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has invited bids to commission 29 solar projects with a cumulative capacity of 53.69 MW and associated transmission lines in the Renewable Energy Service Company ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Jharkhand Regulator Allows DISCOM to Purchase 700 MW of Solar Power to Fulfil its RPO

Jharkhand Regulator Allows DISCOM to Purchase 700 MW of Solar Power to Fulfil its RPO

Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) has allowed Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam (JBVNL) to procure 700 MW of Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) connected solar power from Solar Energy Corporation of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Industries in Coimbatore Meet Clean Energy Experts for Solutions to Cut Power Costs

Industries in Coimbatore to Meet Clean Energy Experts for Solutions to Cut Power Costs

In pursuit of clean energy sources to meet their energy needs, Commercial & Industrial (C&I) entities have resorted to rooftop solar because of its easy availability and the savings on ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ministry Amends Guidelines to Procure Round-the-Clock Renewable Power

Ministry Amends Guidelines to Procure Round-the-Clock Renewable Power

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has amended the tariff-based competitive bidding process guidelines to procure round-the-clock (RTC) power from grid-connected renewable energy projects. The guidelines were first issued under Section ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap Up Ohmium Partners With Shell India on Green Hydrogen Solutions

Daily News Wrap-Up: POSCO, Greenko to Produce Green Hydrogen in India

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: POSCO and ZeroC of Greenko (GZC) entered a strategic partnership to produce green hydrogen, ammonia, and other ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Virescent Infrastructure to Acquire 100 MW of Solar Projects from Jakson Group

Virescent Infrastructure to Acquire 100 MW of Solar Projects from Jakson Group

Virescent Renewable Energy Trust (VRET), a renewable energy platform backed by the global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Company (KKR) in India, is in the advanced stages of discussions ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Sri Lanka Invites Bids for a 100 MW Solar Power Project and Transmission Facility

Sri Lanka Invites Bids for a 100 MW Solar Power Project and Transmission Facility

Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Power and Energy has invited bids to develop a 100 MW solar power project on a build, own, and operate basis in Siyambalanduwa and construction of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Month in a Minute Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in August 2022

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in August 2022

Here is a recap of some of the most important headlines from August 2022: India installed over 3.9 GW of solar capacity in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: KP Energy to Build Wind Projects for Aditya Birla

Daily News Wrap-Up: KP Energy to Build Wind Projects for Aditya Birla

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: KP Energy has received an order worth ₹2.22 billion (~$27.89 million) from Aditya Birla Group to develop ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Kerala Invites Bids for Short-Term Procurement of 340 MW of Solar, Wind and Hydropower

Kerala Invites Bids for Short-Term Procurement of 340 MW of Solar, Wind and Hydropower

Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has invited bids to procure solar, wind, and hydropower on a short-term basis to meet its Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) target from November 01, 2022, ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up Statiq to Invest ₹400 Million in Building EV Charging Infrastructure Across India

Daily News Wrap-Up: Statiq to Invest ₹400 Million in Building EV Charging Infrastructure Across India

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Electric vehicle (EV) charging network company Statiq has plans to invest ₹400 million (~$5.02 million) in building ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Bids Invited for 600 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

Bids Invited for 600 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has invited bids to set up six solar power projects of 100 MW capacity each in six regions of Maharashtra under the 'Mukhyamantri Saur ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bids invited to Set Up a 100 MW Automatic Solar Module Manufacturing Line

Bids invited to Set Up a 100 MW Automatic Solar Module Manufacturing Line

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Union government and the Rajasthan government, has invited bids to set up a 100 MW automatic solar module manufacturing ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up: LG and Honda to Produce EV Batteries in the US

Daily News Wrap-Up: LG and Honda to Produce EV Batteries in the US

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: LG Energy Solution and Honda announced they would establish a joint venture to produce lithium-ion batteries in ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy