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Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from the Indian Renewable Sector in May 2024

India installed 367 MW of rooftop solar capacity in the first quarter (Q1) of 2024. This accounts for a 10% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) decrease from 406 MW and a 24%...

June 6, 2024

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Renewable Energy
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Coal-Fired Power Plants Run by Utilities Must Use 5% Biomass Pellets Annually

The Ministry of Power has mandated that every coal-based thermal power project operated by power generation utilities equipped with bowl mills must incorporate a 5%...

May 15, 2024

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Renewable Energy
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Ministry Says GENCOs Can Sell Surplus Power in the Market   

The Ministry of Power has clarified that power stations must always be available and ready to dispatch power according to the Tariff Policy 2016. Power generators can...

April 23, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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Market & Policy
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DISCOM Dues to Power Generators in March 2024 Drop to ₹778 Billion

State distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed power generators ₹778.57 billion (~$9.34 billion) in total dues for the monthly billing cycle in March 2024, according to...

April 5, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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Gujarat DISCOMs Top Annual Ratings, While Karnataka Struggles to Keep Pace

The Ministry of Power‘s twelfth annual integrated ratings of power distribution companies (DISCOMs) have revealed notable shifts in financial and operational...

March 21, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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Market & Policy
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DISCOMs Owed Power Generators ₹921 Billion in February 2024

State distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed power generators ₹920.88 billion (~$11.12 billion) in total dues for the monthly billing cycle in February 2024, according to...

March 11, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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Renewable Energy
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Rooftop Solar Systems up to 10 kW Exempted from Feasibility Study Mandate

The Ministry of Power has mandated that the technical feasibility study for the installation of all rooftop solar photovoltaic systems must be completed within fifteen...

February 23, 2024

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Satish Shetty

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Solar
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Ministry Asks States to Submit Green Energy Open Access Rules Compliance Status

The Ministry of Power has instructed state electricity regulatory commissions (SERCs) to comply with the Electricity (Promoting Renewable Energy Through Green Energy...

February 20, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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Markets & Policy

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Open Access

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Renewable Energy
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Solar and Solar-Wind Hybrid Power Central Pools Commence Operations

The Ministry of Power has declared that the central pools for solar power and solar-wind hybrid power have begun operations from February 15, 2024. Any interstate...

February 19, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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Markets & Policy

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Renewable Energy
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Ministry Urges States to Ensure Adequate Growth of Power Generation Capacity

The Ministry of Power has written to all states and union territories (UTs) to adhere to the recently issued “Resource Adequacy Guidelines” to ensure sufficient growth...

February 12, 2024

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Arshreet Singh

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Other Energy
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DISCOMs Owed Power Generators ₹878 Billion in January 2024

State Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed power generators ₹878.1 billion (~$10.58 billion) in total dues for the monthly billing cycle in January 2024. The current...

February 7, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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Renewable Energy
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Private DISCOMs Top Consumer Satisfaction Ratings for FY 2022-23

Only four distribution companies (DISCOMs) out of 62 scored an A+ rating in an assessment of consumer service performance conducted by the Ministry of Power and REC...

January 22, 2024

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Arshreet Singh

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Renewable Energy
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Large Consumers and Captive Projects Exempted from Transmission License

The Ministry of Power has amended Electricity Rules to allow entities commissioning captive power projects or energy storage systems or a consumer, with a load of at...

January 12, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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Grid

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Market & Policy
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DISCOMs Owe Power Generators ₹656 Billion in December 2023

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed power generators ₹655.95 billion (~$7.87 billion) in total dues for the monthly billing cycle in December 2023. The current...

January 3, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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Other
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Top Developments that Influenced Wind and Hybrid Power Market in 2023

After the Wind Energy Purchase Obligation in the Renewable Purchase Obligation rules was introduced, wind installations saw a surge in 2023, adding 2.56 GW of new...

January 2, 2024

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Satish Shetty

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