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MBED the biggest potential reform of India’s archaic power sector   
26 July 2021 |

India’s central electricity regulator, CERC, has proposed implementation of a new power scheduling and despatch system titled, Market-Based Economic Despatch (MBED), from 1 April 2022 onwards. MBED requires DISCOMs and conventional power producers to submit...

MBED the biggest potential reform of India’s archaic power sector   
26 July 2021 |

India’s central electricity regulator, CERC, has proposed implementation of a new power scheduling and despatch system titled, Market-Based Economic Despatch (MBED), from 1 April 2022 onwards. MBED requires DISCOMs and conventional power producers to submit...


New DISCOM reform package: old wine in a new bottle   
19 July 2021 |

The Union Cabinet has approved yet another DISCOM reform package worth INR 3 trillion (USD 40 billion). The package, titled ‘Revamped reforms-linked results-based distribution sector scheme,’ aims to “…improve operational efficiencies and financial sustainability by strengthening...

New DISCOM reform package: old wine in a new bottle   
19 July 2021 |

The Union Cabinet has approved yet another DISCOM reform package worth INR 3 trillion (USD 40 billion). The package, titled ‘Revamped reforms-linked results-based distribution sector scheme,’ aims to “…improve operational efficiencies and financial sustainability by strengthening...


Investment appetite running ahead of fundamentals   
12 July 2021 |

There have been some eye-catching growth announcements in the past few weeks. After Reliance stated its plan to establish 100 GW solar capacity by 2030, NTPC, JSW Energy and Tata Power have taken turns to announce their own ambitious plans for the renewable sector. NTPC...

Investment appetite running ahead of fundamentals   
12 July 2021 |

There have been some eye-catching growth announcements in the past few weeks. After Reliance stated its plan to establish 100 GW solar capacity by 2030, NTPC, JSW Energy and Tata Power have taken turns to announce their own ambitious plans for the renewable sector. NTPC...


Virtual power plants coming into their own
08 July 2021 |

Last two years have seen a rapid growth of ‘virtual’ power plants (VPPs) across the world. A VPP is an aggregated portfolio of distributed energy resources including storage and rooftop solar systems that mimic an actual power plant to provide grid services such as peak load management...

Virtual power plants coming into their own
08 July 2021 |

Last two years have seen a rapid growth of ‘virtual’ power plants (VPPs) across the world. A VPP is an aggregated portfolio of distributed energy resources including storage and rooftop solar systems that mimic an actual power plant to provide grid services such as peak load management...


Reliance to upend the Indian renewable sector   
05 July 2021 |

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), a diversified conglomerate and India’s largest private company by market cap (valuation: INR 14 trillion, USD 190 billion), has announced stunning plans to enter clean energy sector. The company would invest INR  750 billion (USD 8 billion) in the next three years...

Reliance to upend the Indian renewable sector   
05 July 2021 |

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), a diversified conglomerate and India’s largest private company by market cap (valuation: INR 14 trillion, USD 190 billion), has announced stunning plans to enter clean energy sector. The company would invest INR  750 billion (USD 8 billion) in the next three years...

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Extension of ISTS charges waiver distorting the market   
28 June 2021 |

The Ministry of Power has extended completion deadline for inter-state transmission system (ISTS) charges waiver for solar and wind power projects by two years. The waiver would now be available to projects commissioned by 30 June 2025. The waiver has also been extended: i) in part to pumped hydro and battery storage projects commissioned...

Extension of ISTS charges waiver distorting the market   
28 June 2021 |

The Ministry of Power has extended completion deadline for inter-state transmission system (ISTS) charges waiver for solar and wind power projects by two years. The waiver would now be available to projects commissioned by 30 June 2025. The waiver has also been extended: i) in part to pumped hydro and battery storage projects commissioned...


Battery storage PLI scheme likely to see delays   
22 June 2021 |

The Indian government has issued a new production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme to develop 50 GWh and 5 GWh domestic manufacturing capacity for advanced battery storage technologies and niche storage technologies respectively by March 2024...

Battery storage PLI scheme likely to see delays   
22 June 2021 |

The Indian government has issued a new production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme to develop 50 GWh and 5 GWh domestic manufacturing capacity for advanced battery storage technologies and niche storage technologies respectively by March 2024...


Another PSU solar tender set for a lukewarm response   
14 June 2021 |

Bid submission date for Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd (IREDA)’s 5,000 MW solar tender has been extended again to 15 June 2021. This is the third such tender issued under MNRE’s 12,000 MW PSU phase II scheme, which mandates that all power must be sold to...

Another PSU solar tender set for a lukewarm response   
14 June 2021 |

Bid submission date for Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd (IREDA)’s 5,000 MW solar tender has been extended again to 15 June 2021. This is the third such tender issued under MNRE’s 12,000 MW PSU phase II scheme, which mandates that all power must be sold to...


India Renewable Power Tenders and Policies Update – May 2021
10 June 2021 |

This video presents a summary of major developments for renewable sector tenders with details of tender issuance, bid submission, completed auctions and related market trends. It also covers a snapshot of key policies and regulatory developments from the previous month.

India Renewable Power Tenders and Policies Update – May 2021
10 June 2021 |

This video presents a summary of major developments for renewable sector tenders with details of tender issuance, bid submission, completed auctions and related market trends. It also covers a snapshot of key policies and regulatory developments from the previous month.


Energy storage participation in ancillary services heralds a new market
09 June 2021 |

India’s central power sector regulator, CERC, has issued draft ancillary services regulations aimed at ensuring smooth operation of the power system. The highlight of the draft regulations is to allow energy storage facilities and demand side resources...

Energy storage participation in ancillary services heralds a new market
09 June 2021 |

India’s central power sector regulator, CERC, has issued draft ancillary services regulations aimed at ensuring smooth operation of the power system. The highlight of the draft regulations is to allow energy storage facilities and demand side resources...

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Solar manufacturing ambitions create yet more uncertainty   
06 June 2021 |

The government’s Make in India policy is creating endless uncertainty for the solar sector. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has initiated a new anti-dumping duty (ADD) investigation into solar cell and module imports from China, Thailand and Vietnam potentially dashing hopes of...

Solar manufacturing ambitions create yet more uncertainty   
06 June 2021 |

The government’s Make in India policy is creating endless uncertainty for the solar sector. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has initiated a new anti-dumping duty (ADD) investigation into solar cell and module imports from China, Thailand and Vietnam potentially dashing hopes of...


Decisive course correction to retain investors   
24 May 2021 |

As COVID pandemic rages across the country, MNRE has granted further time extension to projects under construction. The extension, not yet quantified because it is still too early to assess actual impact, would be applicable only to projects tendered by central government agencies with...

Decisive course correction to retain investors   
24 May 2021 |

As COVID pandemic rages across the country, MNRE has granted further time extension to projects under construction. The extension, not yet quantified because it is still too early to assess actual impact, would be applicable only to projects tendered by central government agencies with...


PSUs frittering away their core strengths   
17 May 2021 |

Coal India Limited, a public sector company and the world's largest coal producer, won 100 MW capacity in the recent 500 MW solar auction in Gujarat with a bid of INR 2.20/ kWh. Two of the other four bidders in the auction were also PSUs – NTPC and SJVN won 150 MW and 70 MW...

PSUs frittering away their core strengths   
17 May 2021 |

Coal India Limited, a public sector company and the world's largest coal producer, won 100 MW capacity in the recent 500 MW solar auction in Gujarat with a bid of INR 2.20/ kWh. Two of the other four bidders in the auction were also PSUs – NTPC and SJVN won 150 MW and 70 MW...


India Renewable Power Tenders Update – April 2021
11 May 2021 |

This video presents a summary of major developments for renewable tenders during the month. It includes details of tender issuance, bid submission, completed auctions and related market trend.

India Renewable Power Tenders Update – April 2021
11 May 2021 |

This video presents a summary of major developments for renewable tenders during the month. It includes details of tender issuance, bid submission, completed auctions and related market trend.


India Renewable Power Policy Update – April 2021
11 May 2021 |

This video presents a monthly snapshot of key policy and regulatory developments in India's renewable power sector.

India Renewable Power Policy Update – April 2021
11 May 2021 |

This video presents a monthly snapshot of key policy and regulatory developments in India's renewable power sector.