BRIDGE TO INDIA | 23 July 2018

Indian government appears to be working on a new scheme to support domestic manufacturing. The scheme involves procuring 12 GW of new project capacity using domestically manufactured modules over next four years. Power from these projects will be ...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 16 July 2018

SECI completed auction for its 3,000 MW solar tender last week. Capacity was won by 6 developers – Acme (600 MW, tariff INR 2.44/ kWh), Azure (300 MW, 2.64), Canadian Solar (200, 2.70), Adani (300, 2.71), ReNew (500, 2.71) and Softbank (1,100 MW(1,...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 25 June 2018

There have been some bold announcements coming out of MNRE in the last few weeks. It has claimed that India aims to achieve total RE capacity (excluding large hydro) of 227 GW by March 2022. It has also announced that the government plans to launch...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 18 June 2018

Deadline for project completion under SECI’s 1,000 MW rooftop solar tender for installation on public sector sites is coming up at the end of June 2018. The tender was issued back in December 2016. Because of various problems in the tendering proce...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 11 June 2018

Chinese authorities have announced a major pull back in the country’s solar programme. Their new plan, titled 2018 Solar PV Power Generation Notice, proposes many radical and largely unexpected changes – utility scale target of 13.9 GW has been d...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 04 June 2018

SECI has issued a new request for selection (RFS) for creating integrated module manufacturing capacity of 5 GW. Interested parties can bid for setting up manufacturing capacity in blocks of 1 GW each. The only financial incentive available to them...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 28 May 2018

Earlier this month, Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), the state power regulator, issued an order notifying various open access charges for renewable projects. The regulator has withdrawn all open access incentives for solar projects...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 21 May 2018

MNRE released the final version of National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy last week. The policy aims to “provide a framework for promotion of large grid connected wind-solar PV hybrid systems for optimal and efficient utilization of transmission infrast...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 14 May 2018

India’s largest RE developer, ReNew Power, recently completed acquisition of Ostro Energy, a wind and solar project developer with a total portfolio of 1,108 MW. The acquisition, the largest in the sector so far, makes ReNew Power by far the bigges...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 07 May 2018

Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), India’s chief power sector regulator, recently issued a draft procedure for applying for connectivity to the inter-state transmission system (ISTS). The draft procedure comes in the wake of last yea...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 30 April 2018

National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), an autonomous technical institution set up by MNRE, has invited Expressions of Interest (EOI) for India’s first offshore wind project. The 1,000 MW project is proposed to be located about 25 km from Pipavav...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 23 April 2018

Gujarat government has cancelled the 500-MW state tender, for which an auction was held just four weeks ago. Capacity was won in this tender by Kalthia Engineering (50 MW), Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (150 MW), Acme (100 MW) and Azure Power...