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Power sector needs to brace for turbulent times   
17 October 2021 |

India is reeling from a power crisis, which no one saw coming even as recently as two weeks ago. A mix of various factors including jump in demand following post-COVID economic recovery, depressed renewable power output, fall in domestic coal production and spike in international...

Power sector needs to brace for turbulent times   
17 October 2021 |

India is reeling from a power crisis, which no one saw coming even as recently as two weeks ago. A mix of various factors including jump in demand following post-COVID economic recovery, depressed renewable power output, fall in domestic coal production and spike in international...


“Perfect storm” highlights fragility of global economic order   
08 October 2021 |

It has been described as the perfect storm. A mix of global economic rebound after COVID demand slump and trade disruptions has sent energy prices skyrocketing. International prices for coal (USD 150/ tonne), natural gas (USD 5.7/ MMBTU) and crude oil...

“Perfect storm” highlights fragility of global economic order   
08 October 2021 |

It has been described as the perfect storm. A mix of global economic rebound after COVID demand slump and trade disruptions has sent energy prices skyrocketing. International prices for coal (USD 150/ tonne), natural gas (USD 5.7/ MMBTU) and crude oil...


Shorter PPAs need of the times   
03 October 2021 |

The Ministry of Power is proposing to gradually move away from long-term PPAs and introduce medium and short-term contracts in the market. A committee has been set up to examine feasibility of changes in PPA tenure and relevant changes in payment security mechanism and other contractual provisions...

Shorter PPAs need of the times   
03 October 2021 |

The Ministry of Power is proposing to gradually move away from long-term PPAs and introduce medium and short-term contracts in the market. A committee has been set up to examine feasibility of changes in PPA tenure and relevant changes in payment security mechanism and other contractual provisions...


India Renewable Power Tenders and Policies Update – August 2021
01 October 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 August 2021.

India Renewable Power Tenders and Policies Update – August 2021
01 October 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 August 2021.


Solar becomes the milch cow   
26 September 2021 |

The GST Council, an inter-governmental decision-making body headed by India’s Finance Minister, has recommended an increase in levy of GST (Goods and Services Tax) on all renewable energy “devices and parts” from 5% to 12%. The increase is expected to be ratified by the Union Cabinet shortly and become applicable from 1 October 2021....

Solar becomes the milch cow   
26 September 2021 |

The GST Council, an inter-governmental decision-making body headed by India’s Finance Minister, has recommended an increase in levy of GST (Goods and Services Tax) on all renewable energy “devices and parts” from 5% to 12%. The increase is expected to be ratified by the Union Cabinet shortly and become applicable from 1 October 2021....

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Green bonds offer relief but risks loom   
20 September 2021 |

In the last three months, five Indian developers have raised a total of USD 1.7 billion through green bonds. Adani Green raised USD 750 million priced at 4.30% with maturity of three years. Acme completed its first issuance with USD 334 million of bonds priced...

Green bonds offer relief but risks loom   
20 September 2021 |

In the last three months, five Indian developers have raised a total of USD 1.7 billion through green bonds. Adani Green raised USD 750 million priced at 4.30% with maturity of three years. Acme completed its first issuance with USD 334 million of bonds priced...


Maharashtra, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh to drive sector growth   
13 September 2021 |

Since January 2021, Maharashtra has issued five renewable power tenders with total capacity of 3.3 GW. In the same time, Gujarat has issued seven tenders with total capacity...

Maharashtra, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh to drive sector growth   
13 September 2021 |

Since January 2021, Maharashtra has issued five renewable power tenders with total capacity of 3.3 GW. In the same time, Gujarat has issued seven tenders with total capacity...


Government recognises needs of C&I consumers   
05 September 2021 |

The Ministry of Power has issued draft electricity rules for open access (OA) renewable power. This is the first time that the central government has acknowledged increasing potential and needs of this market...

Government recognises needs of C&I consumers   
05 September 2021 |

The Ministry of Power has issued draft electricity rules for open access (OA) renewable power. This is the first time that the central government has acknowledged increasing potential and needs of this market...


Project bidding in fanciful territory   
29 August 2021 |

It has been raining auctions again. Seven auctions totalling 3,950 MW have been completed in just seven weeks. Strong bidding interest has led to further fall in tariffs. SECI discovered a record low tariff of INR 2.34-2.35/ kWh for wind-solar hybrid projects in its 1,200 MW auction this week with NTPC (450 MW), Ayana (450), NLC (150) and Azure (150)…

Project bidding in fanciful territory   
29 August 2021 |

It has been raining auctions again. Seven auctions totalling 3,950 MW have been completed in just seven weeks. Strong bidding interest has led to further fall in tariffs. SECI discovered a record low tariff of INR 2.34-2.35/ kWh for wind-solar hybrid projects in its 1,200 MW auction this week with NTPC (450 MW), Ayana (450), NLC (150) and Azure (150)…


REviews: India solar pumps market – current status and outlook
24 August 2021 |

India has been a pioneer in adoption of solar pumps at scale. The government has set a target of installation of 1.75 million solar agriculture pumps and solar systems for another 1 million grid connected pumps by 2022 under KUSUM programme with up to 60% capital subsidy...

REviews: India solar pumps market – current status and outlook
24 August 2021 |

India has been a pioneer in adoption of solar pumps at scale. The government has set a target of installation of 1.75 million solar agriculture pumps and solar systems for another 1 million grid connected pumps by 2022 under KUSUM programme with up to 60% capital subsidy...

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MNRE raises stakes for domestic manufacturing   
22 August 2021 |

MNRE has added three new companies – CEL (module manufacturing capacity 35 MW), Patanjali (70 MW) and Jakson (80 MW) – to the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM). Total approved module capacity now stands at 8,350 MW among 26 Indian companies...

MNRE raises stakes for domestic manufacturing   
22 August 2021 |

MNRE has added three new companies – CEL (module manufacturing capacity 35 MW), Patanjali (70 MW) and Jakson (80 MW) – to the Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM). Total approved module capacity now stands at 8,350 MW among 26 Indian companies...


India Renewable Power Tenders and Policies Update – July 2021
10 August 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 – July 2021
10 August 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.


Things looking up for energy storage
10 August 2021 |

There has been a series of positive developments on storage front in the last three months which should hopefully kickstart a cycle of growth for the business in India...

Things looking up for energy storage
10 August 2021 |

There has been a series of positive developments on storage front in the last three months which should hopefully kickstart a cycle of growth for the business in India...


Webinar: Project operations and asset management
04 August 2021 |

BRIDGE TO INDIA hosted a webinar on 28 July, 2021 to discuss various O&M related issues for solar projects in India. Panellists included Mr. Ashwini Kumar Patil (CEO, Tata Power Renewables), Mr. Idrish Khan (CTO, Solis), Mr. Sudhir Pathak (Head of Engineering – Hero Future Energies)...

Webinar: Project operations and asset management
04 August 2021 |

BRIDGE TO INDIA hosted a webinar on 28 July, 2021 to discuss various O&M related issues for solar projects in India. Panellists included Mr. Ashwini Kumar Patil (CEO, Tata Power Renewables), Mr. Idrish Khan (CTO, Solis), Mr. Sudhir Pathak (Head of Engineering – Hero Future Energies)...


Module prices to stay firm until Q2 2022   
30 July 2021 |

In the past few months, there have been multiple reported instances of Chinese module suppliers renegotiating prices and/ or cancelling orders. Mono-crystalline module prices have surged to USD cents 25/W on a CIF basis (before domestic duties and taxes), a rise of 39% in the last year...

Module prices to stay firm until Q2 2022   
30 July 2021 |

In the past few months, there have been multiple reported instances of Chinese module suppliers renegotiating prices and/ or cancelling orders. Mono-crystalline module prices have surged to USD cents 25/W on a CIF basis (before domestic duties and taxes), a rise of 39% in the last year...