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 The regulator has withdrawn all open access incentives for solar projects...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...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 18 April 2018

About two weeks ago, the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), a statutory agency constituted under the Ministry of Power, released final National Electricity Plan for the five-year period beginning April 2017. The Plan is an important document – ...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 10 April 2018

Last week, MNRE issued a clarification to its guidelines for competitive bidding of solar PV projects. The clarification allows inclusion of changes in duties and other cesses in Change in Law provisions in power purchase agreements. It effectively m...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 02 April 2018

Gujarat conducted e-auction for a 500 MW utility scale PV solar tender last week. Capacity has been won by four developers at tariffs between INR 2.98 - 3.06/ kWh – Kalthia Engineering (50 MW, INR 2.98), Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (GSEC)...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 26 March 2018

MNRE’s proposed quality testing and standards regime is facing a difficult take-off. Policy ambiguity and lack of testing infrastructure have already led to multiple revisions in implementation timetable.The Indian RE sector has a major quality pro...