Financial risks building up at the wrong time   
24 January 2022 |

Listed renewable IPP stocks have taken a battering in the last few months. ReNew stock touched a low of USD 5.65 this week after listing on NASDAQ in August 2021 at USD 8.50, a fall of 33%. Azure stock fell from a high of USD 48.39 in January 2021 to USD 15.55 this week, a fall of 70% in one…

Financial risks building up at the wrong time   
24 January 2022 |

Listed renewable IPP stocks have taken a battering in the last few months. ReNew stock touched a low of USD 5.65 this week after listing on NASDAQ in August 2021 at USD 8.50, a fall of 33%. Azure stock fell from a high of USD 48.39 in January 2021 to USD 15.55 this week, a fall of 70% in one…


ALMM: Walled garden for domestic solar manufacturers   
18 January 2022 |

MNRE has expanded scope of the ALMM policy by bringing open access and rooftop solar projects under its purview. As per an order released last week, all open access and net-metering based projects applying for approval from 1 April 2022 onwards...

ALMM: Walled garden for domestic solar manufacturers   
18 January 2022 |

MNRE has expanded scope of the ALMM policy by bringing open access and rooftop solar projects under its purview. As per an order released last week, all open access and net-metering based projects applying for approval from 1 April 2022 onwards...


2022, best to keep hopes in check   
10 January 2022 |

Here’s wishing all our subscribers a very happy new year. We hope that the new year brings good health and better tidings all around. Last two years have been tough for the sector with sharp cost rises, COVID, extensive project delays, muted power demand, worsening of DISCOM financial...

2022, best to keep hopes in check   
10 January 2022 |

Here’s wishing all our subscribers a very happy new year. We hope that the new year brings good health and better tidings all around. Last two years have been tough for the sector with sharp cost rises, COVID, extensive project delays, muted power demand, worsening of DISCOM financial...


2021, nary a dull moment   
13 December 2021 |

As 2021 draws to an end, we look at major developments that shaped the renewable sector. It was a nervy year, beginning with a severe second COVID wave followed by an unexpected disruption in module supply chain sharply hitting project viability and execution...

2021, nary a dull moment   
13 December 2021 |

As 2021 draws to an end, we look at major developments that shaped the renewable sector. It was a nervy year, beginning with a severe second COVID wave followed by an unexpected disruption in module supply chain sharply hitting project viability and execution...


Recent reports
ISTS open access restricted to a few states   
06 December 2021 |

The Ministry of Power has offered a series of concessions on waiver of Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) charges and losses. The most significant concession involves extending the waiver to open access projects – both third-party sale and captive use. The 100% waiver for ISTS charges over 25 year project life would now apply to all...

ISTS open access restricted to a few states   
06 December 2021 |

The Ministry of Power has offered a series of concessions on waiver of Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) charges and losses. The most significant concession involves extending the waiver to open access projects – both third-party sale and captive use. The 100% waiver for ISTS charges over 25 year project life would now apply to all...


India Renewable Power Tenders and Policies Update – October 2021
30 November 2021 |

This video presents a summary of major sector developments including tender issuance, auctions, policy and regulatory developments, financial deals and related market trends in October 2021.

India Renewable Power Tenders and Policies Update – October 2021
30 November 2021 |

This video presents a summary of major sector developments including tender issuance, auctions, policy and regulatory developments, financial deals and related market trends in October 2021.


REC scheme due for an overhaul   
29 November 2021 |

Trading of Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) resumed on 24 November 2021 after a suspension lasting over 16 months due to a legal tussle over regulated prices. The first trading session saw an enthusiastic response on the back of huge pent-up demand with over 3.5 million RECs traded, out of total accumulated inventory of...

REC scheme due for an overhaul   
29 November 2021 |

Trading of Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) resumed on 24 November 2021 after a suspension lasting over 16 months due to a legal tussle over regulated prices. The first trading session saw an enthusiastic response on the back of huge pent-up demand with over 3.5 million RECs traded, out of total accumulated inventory of...


COP26: Vague promises, missed opportunity   
22 November 2021 |

COP26 concluded on 13 November, 2021 with bitter disappointment. The conference was expected to provide a firm roadmap for cutting carbon emissions after the tentative goals agreed in Paris in 2015. But there were no binding commitments on emissions...

COP26: Vague promises, missed opportunity   
22 November 2021 |

COP26 concluded on 13 November, 2021 with bitter disappointment. The conference was expected to provide a firm roadmap for cutting carbon emissions after the tentative goals agreed in Paris in 2015. But there were no binding commitments on emissions...


Award winnig research
First battery storage tender needs to be restructured   
15 November 2021 |

SECI has issued a first of its kind standalone battery storage tender for 500 MW/ 1,000 MWh capacity. Tendered capacity is split into two projects of 250 MW/ 500 MWh capacity each to be set up in Rajasthan near Fatehgarh inter-state transmission substation...

First battery storage tender needs to be restructured   
15 November 2021 |

SECI has issued a first of its kind standalone battery storage tender for 500 MW/ 1,000 MWh capacity. Tendered capacity is split into two projects of 250 MW/ 500 MWh capacity each to be set up in Rajasthan near Fatehgarh inter-state transmission substation...


Surprise bidders in the solar module PLI scheme   
08 November 2021 |

Last week, IREDA opened bids received under Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for solar module manufacturing. Jindal (bid capacity 4 GW, PLI bid of INR 13.9 billion), Shirdi Sai (4 GW, INR 18.8 billion), Reliance (4 GW, INR 19.2 billion) and Adani (4 GW, INR 36 billion) are the top bidders based on their technical score – computed using assigned...

Surprise bidders in the solar module PLI scheme   
08 November 2021 |

Last week, IREDA opened bids received under Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme for solar module manufacturing. Jindal (bid capacity 4 GW, PLI bid of INR 13.9 billion), Shirdi Sai (4 GW, INR 18.8 billion), Reliance (4 GW, INR 19.2 billion) and Adani (4 GW, INR 36 billion) are the top bidders based on their technical score – computed using assigned...


RTC auction rendered pointless   
31 October 2021 |

Last week, SECI concluded auction for procuring 2.5 GW round-the-clock (RTC) power. The tender mandates that at least 51% of power shall be supplied by a combination of solar and wind sources including storage while the balance may come from any one non-renewable source....

RTC auction rendered pointless   
31 October 2021 |

Last week, SECI concluded auction for procuring 2.5 GW round-the-clock (RTC) power. The tender mandates that at least 51% of power shall be supplied by a combination of solar and wind sources including storage while the balance may come from any one non-renewable source....


Reliance sets the pace in clean energy   
25 October 2021 |

Following up on its mega announcement in June, Reliance Industries (Reliance) has completed a series of acquisitions and investments heralding its entry in the clean energy sector. The company has: a) acquired 100% stake in Norway-headquartered solar panel manufacturer REC for an enterprise value of...

Reliance sets the pace in clean energy   
25 October 2021 |

Following up on its mega announcement in June, Reliance Industries (Reliance) has completed a series of acquisitions and investments heralding its entry in the clean energy sector. The company has: a) acquired 100% stake in Norway-headquartered solar panel manufacturer REC for an enterprise value of...


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