Month in a Minute: Important Headlines and Data Points from the Indian Renewable Sector in December 2016


Under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued tenders for electrification of 1,058 villages in Arunachal Pradesh. (read more)

The Central Electricity Authority stated that electricity generated through solar accounts for 1 percent of the entire electricity generated in India in the first half of the current financial year. (read more)

Solar installations are picking speed in the transportation sector in India. The Indian Railways has been commissioning rooftop solar projects across the country. (read more)

Neyveli Lignite Corporation tendered 750 MW (AC) of solar this year. This includes 500 MW in Tamil Nadu and 250 MW in Odisha. (read more)

Indian solar imports grew by 47 percent and exports by 12 percent, year over year, in the first half of the current financial year. (read more)

Projects aggregating 755 MW were tendered in the month of November in India. (read more)

Solar project of 10 MW (AC) is to be set up at Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) premises at Hazira in Gujarat. (read more)

Solar Energy Corporation of India has tendered 1,000 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar to be set up on government owned lands and buildings. (read more)

Incomplete solar park infrastructure is hindering large-scale solar project development in India. (read more)

10 Indian states account for 90 percent of India’s large-scale solar installations and pipeline. (read more)

In a boost to transmission sector in India, German government-owned development bank, KfW, is providing a 1 Billion Euro soft loan to transmission utilities and Power Grid Corporation of India. (read more)

Fonroche Energie SAS has divested Fonroche Saaras Energy (FSEPL) and Fonroche Raajhans Energy (FREPL), its wholly owned subsidiaries. (read more)

A 5 MW grid-connected solar project was commissioned at Vishakhapatnam Steel Plant premises by Rashtriya Ispat Nigam. (read more)

Solar Energy Corporation of India auctioned 100 MW of grid-connected solar under DCR category at the Ananthapuramu Solar Park in Andhra Pradesh. (read more)

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) moved a step towards its green energy goals by commissioning the first phase of 14 MW solar rooftop which is being developed at DMRC premises and facilities by Azure Power. (read more)

Export Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank) provided a $14 Million loan to develop 30 MW of solar in Maharashtra. (read more)

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) commissioned a 3.5 MW solar project at HAL Bangalore Airport premises. (read more)

Welspun Enterprises to divest its entire 15.49 percent stake in Welspun Energy. (read more)

The CEA stated that India’s power supply deficit is 0.7 percent and the peak deficit stands at 1.6 percent. (read more)

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