Sangeetha Suresh


The curious case of central and state government tender mix
31 December 2018 |

MNRE is reportedto have asked states to proactively issue more RE tenders and reduce dependence on central government agencies. MNRE’s advice states that states are better positioned to structure tenders based on their price expectations, offtake requirements and RPO obligations. As per our tender database, the split between state...

The curious case of central and state government tender mix
31 December 2018 |

MNRE is reportedto have asked states to proactively issue more RE tenders and reduce dependence on central government agencies. MNRE’s advice states that states are better positioned to structure tenders based on their price expectations, offtake requirements and RPO obligations. As per our tender database, the split between state...


Haryana’s OA solar market set to take-off
17 September 2018 |

Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has recently issued regulations that  exempt solar power plants from transmission/wheeling charges, CSS and additional surcharge for 10 years from date of commissioning. The waivers are applicable for an aggregate capacity of 500 MW. The state’s current installed capacity stands at merely 68 MW. As open access (OA)-friendly states like Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh...

Haryana’s OA solar market set to take-off
17 September 2018 |

Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has recently issued regulations that  exempt solar power plants from transmission/wheeling charges, CSS and additional surcharge for 10 years from date of commissioning. The waivers are applicable for an aggregate capacity of 500 MW. The state’s current installed capacity stands at merely 68 MW. As open access (OA)-friendly states like Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh...


Indian solar market records new heights in 2017-18
10 July 2018 |

India’s total installed utility scale solar capacity grew by over 70% in 2017-18 to reach 21.3 GW. Total solar capacity including rooftop solar and off-grid systems reached 24.5 GW as of March 31, 2018.  Total utility scale solar capacity in 2017-18 was 9.1 GW, up 72% over last year and more than all other sources combined (4.6 GW of thermal…

Indian solar market records new heights in 2017-18
10 July 2018 |

India’s total installed utility scale solar capacity grew by over 70% in 2017-18 to reach 21.3 GW. Total solar capacity including rooftop solar and off-grid systems reached 24.5 GW as of March 31, 2018.  Total utility scale solar capacity in 2017-18 was 9.1 GW, up 72% over last year and more than all other sources combined (4.6 GW of thermal…


Open access market in Telangana slows down
15 June 2018 |

Telangana is the third largest open access (OA) state in the country with an installed capacity 322 MW. The state has an attractive OA policy and added 145 MW capacity in 2015. But since then, activity has slowed down significantly. Last two years saw new capacity addition of only 22 MW and 64 MW respectively. There are two key reasons…

Open access market in Telangana slows down
15 June 2018 |

Telangana is the third largest open access (OA) state in the country with an installed capacity 322 MW. The state has an attractive OA policy and added 145 MW capacity in 2015. But since then, activity has slowed down significantly. Last two years saw new capacity addition of only 22 MW and 64 MW respectively. There are two key reasons…


Bidding stays aggressive in solar auctions
24 May 2018 |

NTPC, SECI and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) completed auctions for their 750 MW, 200 MW and 1,000 MW tenders respectively in last two weeks. The NTPC and SECI projects would be located in Anantapur solar park, Andhra Pradesh and Pavagada solar park, Karnataka respectively. There is no solar park availability for the MSEDCL tender. Capacity has been…

Bidding stays aggressive in solar auctions
24 May 2018 |

NTPC, SECI and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) completed auctions for their 750 MW, 200 MW and 1,000 MW tenders respectively in last two weeks. The NTPC and SECI projects would be located in Anantapur solar park, Andhra Pradesh and Pavagada solar park, Karnataka respectively. There is no solar park availability for the MSEDCL tender. Capacity has been…


Uttar Pradesh shows open access promise
29 March 2018 |

Uttar Pradesh (UP) has recently amended the Captive and Renewable Energy Regulations 2014 to provide 50% exemptions from transmission and wheeling charges for intra-state open access sale of solar power. The state agencies have been reluctant to provide OA approvals in the past. There is virtually no OA solar capacity in the state. But this amendment, in line with the…

Uttar Pradesh shows open access promise
29 March 2018 |

Uttar Pradesh (UP) has recently amended the Captive and Renewable Energy Regulations 2014 to provide 50% exemptions from transmission and wheeling charges for intra-state open access sale of solar power. The state agencies have been reluctant to provide OA approvals in the past. There is virtually no OA solar capacity in the state. But this amendment, in line with the…


New guidelines for solar power procurement to bring confidence to the sector
24 August 2017 |

The Ministry of Power has issued new “Guidelines for tariff based competitive bidding process” for solar power plants. The guidelines shall be applicable to all projects equal to or greater than 5 MW for supplying power directly/ indirectly to DISCOMs subject to approval from the respective central or state regulator. For the first time in the sector, the government also…

New guidelines for solar power procurement to bring confidence to the sector
24 August 2017 |

The Ministry of Power has issued new “Guidelines for tariff based competitive bidding process” for solar power plants. The guidelines shall be applicable to all projects equal to or greater than 5 MW for supplying power directly/ indirectly to DISCOMs subject to approval from the respective central or state regulator. For the first time in the sector, the government also…


We use cookies to offer you an optimal user experience and collect information on website usage.