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Haryana deals a low blow to open access   
25 October 2020 |

Haryana electricity regulator, HERC, has recently adjudicated on two petitions by Cleantech Solar and LR Energy respectively, open access solar project developers in the state. Both developers had obtained all necessary approvals from the state nodal agency...

Haryana deals a low blow to open access   
25 October 2020 |

Haryana electricity regulator, HERC, has recently adjudicated on two petitions by Cleantech Solar and LR Energy respectively, open access solar project developers in the state. Both developers had obtained all necessary approvals from the state nodal agency...


Open access renewables suffering at the hands of DISCOMs
19 October 2020 |

BRIDGE TO INDIA hosted a webinar on 29 September 2020 to discuss India’s open access (OA) renewables market. Participants included Mr. Dinesh Jagdale (Joint Secretary, MNRE), Ms. Bhavna Prasad (Director - Sustainable Business, WWF India) and a spectrum of private sector stakeholders comprising  Mr. Arvind Bansal (CEO, Continuum Wind Energy), Mr. S Manikkan (CEO, Radiance Renewables)...

Open access renewables suffering at the hands of DISCOMs
19 October 2020 |

BRIDGE TO INDIA hosted a webinar on 29 September 2020 to discuss India’s open access (OA) renewables market. Participants included Mr. Dinesh Jagdale (Joint Secretary, MNRE), Ms. Bhavna Prasad (Director - Sustainable Business, WWF India) and a spectrum of private sector stakeholders comprising  Mr. Arvind Bansal (CEO, Continuum Wind Energy), Mr. S Manikkan (CEO, Radiance Renewables)...


Greenko successfully carving its own trail   
15 October 2020 |

Last month, Greenko announced acquisition of 873 MW of operational wind assets from ORIX, Japan, who also agreed to invest USD 980 million into the company for a minimum 20% stake. It is one of the largest in-bound investments into the renewable sector so far and provides a double shot in the arm for Greenko: simultaneously boosting its operational...

Greenko successfully carving its own trail   
15 October 2020 |

Last month, Greenko announced acquisition of 873 MW of operational wind assets from ORIX, Japan, who also agreed to invest USD 980 million into the company for a minimum 20% stake. It is one of the largest in-bound investments into the renewable sector so far and provides a double shot in the arm for Greenko: simultaneously boosting its operational...


India Renewable Power Tenders Update – September 2020
07 October 2020 |

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

India Renewable Power Tenders Update – September 2020
07 October 2020 |

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


India Renewable Power Policy Update – September 2020
06 October 2020 |

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

India Renewable Power Policy Update – September 2020
06 October 2020 |

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

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Uncertainty dogs tender programme   
05 October 2020 |

Bid submission date for SECI’s 5,000 MW renewable-thermal-storage hybrid tender has been extended to 3November 2020. This is the eighth bid submission extension for the tender as developers have raised various concerns on tender design, contract structure and penalty regime. Bidding date for SECI’s 2,500 MW Karnataka tender and Railways 2x1,000 MW tenders...

Uncertainty dogs tender programme   
05 October 2020 |

Bid submission date for SECI’s 5,000 MW renewable-thermal-storage hybrid tender has been extended to 3November 2020. This is the eighth bid submission extension for the tender as developers have raised various concerns on tender design, contract structure and penalty regime. Bidding date for SECI’s 2,500 MW Karnataka tender and Railways 2x1,000 MW tenders...


Pumped hydro has few takers   
27 September 2020 |

Pumped hydro has once again emerged in the power sector discourse with Greenko developing a 1,200 MW site in Andhra Pradesh and another 1,260 MW site in Karnataka. The Andhra Pradesh project would be coupled with solar and wind power plants as part of the company’s 900 MW project win in SECI’s 1,200 MW peak power tender...

Pumped hydro has few takers   
27 September 2020 |

Pumped hydro has once again emerged in the power sector discourse with Greenko developing a 1,200 MW site in Andhra Pradesh and another 1,260 MW site in Karnataka. The Andhra Pradesh project would be coupled with solar and wind power plants as part of the company’s 900 MW project win in SECI’s 1,200 MW peak power tender...


MSME rooftop solar market largely untapped
21 September 2020 |

BRIDGE TO INDIA hosted a webinar on 28 August 2020 to discuss rooftop solar adoption by MSME consumers. Participants included a cross section of industry stakeholders: Mr. Ravinder Singh (Chief – Solar Rooftop Business, TATA Power), Mr. Ashutosh Puntambekar (Sr. Vice President & Head, Electronica Finance)...

MSME rooftop solar market largely untapped
21 September 2020 |

BRIDGE TO INDIA hosted a webinar on 28 August 2020 to discuss rooftop solar adoption by MSME consumers. Participants included a cross section of industry stakeholders: Mr. Ravinder Singh (Chief – Solar Rooftop Business, TATA Power), Mr. Ashutosh Puntambekar (Sr. Vice President & Head, Electronica Finance)...


Rooftop solar market hit hard by COVID   
20 September 2020 |

BRIDGE TO INDIA has just completed the latest round of data compilation exercise for rooftop solar. 1,140 MW of new capacity is estimated to have been installed in the 12-month period to June 2020, down 40% over previous year. Installation activity was tracking fairly well up...

Rooftop solar market hit hard by COVID   
20 September 2020 |

BRIDGE TO INDIA has just completed the latest round of data compilation exercise for rooftop solar. 1,140 MW of new capacity is estimated to have been installed in the 12-month period to June 2020, down 40% over previous year. Installation activity was tracking fairly well up...


Agricultural solar hobbling   
13 September 2020 |

Latest MNRE data shows that less than 9,000 solar pumps were installed in FY 2020, the lowest in last five years. Progress on distributed solar projects for agricultural consumption is equally disappointing. Maharashtra, Haryana and Rajasthan are the only three states to have issued tenders for agricultural feeder based solar...

Agricultural solar hobbling   
13 September 2020 |

Latest MNRE data shows that less than 9,000 solar pumps were installed in FY 2020, the lowest in last five years. Progress on distributed solar projects for agricultural consumption is equally disappointing. Maharashtra, Haryana and Rajasthan are the only three states to have issued tenders for agricultural feeder based solar...

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Draft regulation lacks measures to boost trading volumes
07 September 2020 |

Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently issued a draft regulation for power markets. The regulation is aimed at improving transparency in market trading and lay groundwork for derivative trading in near future.  

Draft regulation lacks measures to boost trading volumes
07 September 2020 |

Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently issued a draft regulation for power markets. The regulation is aimed at improving transparency in market trading and lay groundwork for derivative trading in near future.  


India RE Policy Update – August 2020
05 September 2020 |

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

India RE Policy Update – August 2020
05 September 2020 |

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


India RE Tenders Update – August 2020
02 September 2020 |

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

India RE Tenders Update – August 2020
02 September 2020 |

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


Sun setting on new thermal power   
02 September 2020 |

In an encouraging development for renewable power, Indian states and private investors are turning their back en masse on new thermal power capacity. Energy minister of Maharashtra, the largest power consuming state, announced last week...

Sun setting on new thermal power   
02 September 2020 |

In an encouraging development for renewable power, Indian states and private investors are turning their back en masse on new thermal power capacity. Energy minister of Maharashtra, the largest power consuming state, announced last week...


More power to the exchanges   
29 August 2020 |

Indian Energy Exchange opened a new window for trading of renewable power this week. Solar and non-solar renewable power can be traded separately under four different contract types: intra-day, for delivery within 3.5 hours; day-ahead, for delivery next day; daily, for delivery between two to ten...

More power to the exchanges   
29 August 2020 |

Indian Energy Exchange opened a new window for trading of renewable power this week. Solar and non-solar renewable power can be traded separately under four different contract types: intra-day, for delivery within 3.5 hours; day-ahead, for delivery next day; daily, for delivery between two to ten...