Electricity Act amendment bill back on the table but…   
16 August 2022 |

After having seemingly binned the Electricity Act, 2003 amendment bill last year, the government has sprung a surprise by reviving it. A new draft has been tabled in parliament but immediately sent to a standing committee for wider consultation amid opposition from other political parties, state governments and other stakeholders....

Electricity Act amendment bill back on the table but…   
16 August 2022 |

After having seemingly binned the Electricity Act, 2003 amendment bill last year, the government has sprung a surprise by reviving it. A new draft has been tabled in parliament but immediately sent to a standing committee for wider consultation amid opposition from other political parties, state governments and other stakeholders....


Carbon market would change entire business paradigm   
09 August 2022 |

Since announcing the goal of achieving net zero emission status by 2070 in November 2021, the government has taken first tangible step in that direction. A bill has been introduced in the Lok Sabha to amend the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 to mandate use of non-fossil fuel based energy sources and establish carbon credit market in the country.

Carbon market would change entire business paradigm   
09 August 2022 |

Since announcing the goal of achieving net zero emission status by 2070 in November 2021, the government has taken first tangible step in that direction. A bill has been introduced in the Lok Sabha to amend the Energy Conservation Act, 2001 to mandate use of non-fossil fuel based energy sources and establish carbon credit market in the country.


India Renewable Sector Update – June 2022
01 August 2022 |

This video presents a summary of major sector developments including tender issuance, auctions, policy and regulatory developments, financial deals and related market trends in June 2022.

India Renewable Sector Update – June 2022
01 August 2022 |

This video presents a summary of major sector developments including tender issuance, auctions, policy and regulatory developments, financial deals and related market trends in June 2022.


Revised RPO trajectory needs strong execution support   
01 August 2022 |

The Ministry of Power has issued an order specifying national RPO trajectory until FY 2030. The target, originally set at 21.00% for FY 2022, has been modified and extended to 43.33% for FY 2030. Separate sub-targets have been introduced for new large hydro, wind and storage projects...

Revised RPO trajectory needs strong execution support   
01 August 2022 |

The Ministry of Power has issued an order specifying national RPO trajectory until FY 2030. The target, originally set at 21.00% for FY 2022, has been modified and extended to 43.33% for FY 2030. Separate sub-targets have been introduced for new large hydro, wind and storage projects...


Recent reports
Auction process needs tightening, not relaxing   
25 July 2022 |

The MNRE Secretary announced at a recent conference that the government has decided to do away with e-reverse auction stage for wind power projects. Projects are proposed to be allocated on the basis of a single-stage written bid submission by developers. The move comes in response to persistent lobbying by...

Auction process needs tightening, not relaxing   
25 July 2022 |

The MNRE Secretary announced at a recent conference that the government has decided to do away with e-reverse auction stage for wind power projects. Projects are proposed to be allocated on the basis of a single-stage written bid submission by developers. The move comes in response to persistent lobbying by...


Another botched DISCOM relief scheme   
04 July 2022 |

The Ministry of Power has issued new Electricity Rules offering yet another debt package to DISCOMs to help clear delayed payments to power producers and transmission companies. The proposal is for DISCOMs to reschedule and clear all outstanding amounts in equal monthly instalments spread over 1-4 years depending...

Another botched DISCOM relief scheme   
04 July 2022 |

The Ministry of Power has issued new Electricity Rules offering yet another debt package to DISCOMs to help clear delayed payments to power producers and transmission companies. The proposal is for DISCOMs to reschedule and clear all outstanding amounts in equal monthly instalments spread over 1-4 years depending...


India Renewable Sector Update – May 2022
01 July 2022 |

This video presents a summary of major sector developments including tender issuance, auctions, policy and regulatory developments, financial deals and related market trends in May 2022.

India Renewable Sector Update – May 2022
01 July 2022 |

This video presents a summary of major sector developments including tender issuance, auctions, policy and regulatory developments, financial deals and related market trends in May 2022.


SC transmission order highlights need for tighter social and environmental norms   
27 June 2022 |

A committee constituted by the Supreme Court (SC) has released technical specifications and certification requirements for installation of bird diverters on overhead transmission cables. The move came after CEA noted that bird diverter installation had been extremely slow and of poor quality.

SC transmission order highlights need for tighter social and environmental norms   
27 June 2022 |

A committee constituted by the Supreme Court (SC) has released technical specifications and certification requirements for installation of bird diverters on overhead transmission cables. The move came after CEA noted that bird diverter installation had been extremely slow and of poor quality.


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Make in India to suppress capacity addition over next two years   
20 June 2022 |

The US government has decided to defer import duties on ASEAN solar cells and module imports for two years notwithstanding its make local policy and an ongoing Department of Commerce investigation into circumvention of duty by ASEAN manufacturers. The decision was influenced mainly by fears of a sector slowdown amid intense pressure...

Make in India to suppress capacity addition over next two years   
20 June 2022 |

The US government has decided to defer import duties on ASEAN solar cells and module imports for two years notwithstanding its make local policy and an ongoing Department of Commerce investigation into circumvention of duty by ASEAN manufacturers. The decision was influenced mainly by fears of a sector slowdown amid intense pressure...


A revolution of open access renewable market?   
13 June 2022 |

The Ministry of Power (MOP) has released final open access renewable rules clearing the path of corporate consumers to buy renewable power using open access and other routes. The rules are broadly consistent with the draft version issued in August 2021 except for two changes....

A revolution of open access renewable market?   
13 June 2022 |

The Ministry of Power (MOP) has released final open access renewable rules clearing the path of corporate consumers to buy renewable power using open access and other routes. The rules are broadly consistent with the draft version issued in August 2021 except for two changes....


Green power exchange an emerging option for corporate consumers
09 June 2022 |

Open access and rooftop solar can potentially meet only about 40-50% of a corporate consumer’s power requirement due to a temporal mismatch between supply and demand. Consumers keen to increase share of renewables in their consumption mix to achieve decarbonisation goals must therefore find alternative sources...

Green power exchange an emerging option for corporate consumers
09 June 2022 |

Open access and rooftop solar can potentially meet only about 40-50% of a corporate consumer’s power requirement due to a temporal mismatch between supply and demand. Consumers keen to increase share of renewables in their consumption mix to achieve decarbonisation goals must therefore find alternative sources...


Local project developers cementing their leadership position   
06 June 2022 |

ReNew announced acquisition of a 528 MW wind and solar portfolio spread over eight states earlier this week. This transaction, eighth such acquisition by ReNew, takes its total portfolio to over 12.8 GW including projects under construction. In another significant transaction, JSW has entered exclusive discussions to acquire Mytrah’s 1,898 MW wind-weighted portfolio....

Local project developers cementing their leadership position   
06 June 2022 |

ReNew announced acquisition of a 528 MW wind and solar portfolio spread over eight states earlier this week. This transaction, eighth such acquisition by ReNew, takes its total portfolio to over 12.8 GW including projects under construction. In another significant transaction, JSW has entered exclusive discussions to acquire Mytrah’s 1,898 MW wind-weighted portfolio....


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