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New boom era beckons for renewables   
07 March 2021 |

The new US Energy Secretary, Jennifer Granholm, has signalled a transformational shift in the country’s energy policy to combat global warming. In her first public speech in the new role, Granholm announced that the US would install “hundreds of gigawatts” of clean energy...

New boom era beckons for renewables   
07 March 2021 |

The new US Energy Secretary, Jennifer Granholm, has signalled a transformational shift in the country’s energy policy to combat global warming. In her first public speech in the new role, Granholm announced that the US would install “hundreds of gigawatts” of clean energy...


India Renewable Power Tenders Update – February 2021
04 March 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 trends.

India Renewable Power Tenders Update – February 2021
04 March 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 trends.


India Renewable Power Policy Update – February 2021
04 March 2021 |

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

India Renewable Power Policy Update – February 2021
04 March 2021 |

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


Webinar: Solar tariff of INR 2.00 arrived sooner than expected
01 March 2021 |

BRIDGE TO INDIA’s latest webinar attempted to make sense of recent record low solar tariffs observed in SECI’s Rajasthan 1,070 MW and GUVNL’s 500 MW tenders. Panellists included Mr. Sanjay Varghese (President & Head – Solar, ReNew), Mr. Sanjay Kumar (Head BD & Proposals, Larsen & Toubro), Mr. Andrew Gilhooly (Head – Trina Pro, Trina solar – APAC)...

Webinar: Solar tariff of INR 2.00 arrived sooner than expected
01 March 2021 |

BRIDGE TO INDIA’s latest webinar attempted to make sense of recent record low solar tariffs observed in SECI’s Rajasthan 1,070 MW and GUVNL’s 500 MW tenders. Panellists included Mr. Sanjay Varghese (President & Head – Solar, ReNew), Mr. Sanjay Kumar (Head BD & Proposals, Larsen & Toubro), Mr. Andrew Gilhooly (Head – Trina Pro, Trina solar – APAC)...


VPPAs still a distant prospect in India   
01 March 2021 |

As C&I consumers in India seek to procure more renewable power, they are keen to consider alternative procurement models particularly because of the various challenges faced by traditional rooftop solar and open access routes. A new route, virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs), immensely popular internationally, is gaining more attention in the process...

VPPAs still a distant prospect in India   
01 March 2021 |

As C&I consumers in India seek to procure more renewable power, they are keen to consider alternative procurement models particularly because of the various challenges faced by traditional rooftop solar and open access routes. A new route, virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs), immensely popular internationally, is gaining more attention in the process...

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New Electricity Amendment Bill a damp squib   
22 February 2021 |

The Ministry of Power has tabled a draft Electricity Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha. The foremost provision in the draft Bill relates to liberalisation of power distribution business. The government is proposing to end DISCOM monopoly by allowing any new player to enter the business anywhere in the country...

New Electricity Amendment Bill a damp squib   
22 February 2021 |

The Ministry of Power has tabled a draft Electricity Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha. The foremost provision in the draft Bill relates to liberalisation of power distribution business. The government is proposing to end DISCOM monopoly by allowing any new player to enter the business anywhere in the country...


Andhra Pradesh’s curious 6.4 GW solar tender   
15 February 2021 |

Andhra Pradesh completed auction for its mega solar tender last week. Winners include Adani (2,400 MW), Shirdi Sai and HES Infrastructure (believed to be affiliates of Greenko, together 2,500 MW), NTPC (600 MW) and Torrent Power (300 MW) with tariffs...

Andhra Pradesh’s curious 6.4 GW solar tender   
15 February 2021 |

Andhra Pradesh completed auction for its mega solar tender last week. Winners include Adani (2,400 MW), Shirdi Sai and HES Infrastructure (believed to be affiliates of Greenko, together 2,500 MW), NTPC (600 MW) and Torrent Power (300 MW) with tariffs...


Renewable power facing more banking restrictions
09 February 2021 |

Gujarat’s new solar policy has severely restricted banking provision for surplus power. Banking shall be available to HT consumers only on a daily basis (residential and LT consumers: monthly basis) and only within specified day...

Renewable power facing more banking restrictions
09 February 2021 |

Gujarat’s new solar policy has severely restricted banking provision for surplus power. Banking shall be available to HT consumers only on a daily basis (residential and LT consumers: monthly basis) and only within specified day...


Time for an overhaul of the tender framework   
07 February 2021 |

Gujarat has done it again. The state’s power procurement agency, Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL), has cancelled projects awarded under its 700 MW Dholera and 100 MW Raghanesda solar park tenders. Auctions for the two tenders were completed in...

Time for an overhaul of the tender framework   
07 February 2021 |

Gujarat has done it again. The state’s power procurement agency, Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL), has cancelled projects awarded under its 700 MW Dholera and 100 MW Raghanesda solar park tenders. Auctions for the two tenders were completed in...


India Renewable Power Policy Update – January 2021
05 February 2021 |

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

India Renewable Power Policy Update – January 2021
05 February 2021 |

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

Award winnig research
India Renewable Power Tenders Update – January 2021
05 February 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 trends.

India Renewable Power Tenders Update – January 2021
05 February 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 trends.


Webinar: Bifacial solar module technology gaining acceptance in India
03 February 2021 |

BRIDGE TO INDIA hosted a webinar on January 28, 2021 to discuss solar module technology landscape. The panel included Ms. Chris Liu (Technical Head, LONGi), Mr. Ivan Saha (Chief Technology Officer, ReNew), Dr. Nikhil Agrawal (AGM Technology, Mahindra Susten) and Mr. Sai Charan Kuppili (Technical Director, Jinko).

Webinar: Bifacial solar module technology gaining acceptance in India
03 February 2021 |

BRIDGE TO INDIA hosted a webinar on January 28, 2021 to discuss solar module technology landscape. The panel included Ms. Chris Liu (Technical Head, LONGi), Mr. Ivan Saha (Chief Technology Officer, ReNew), Dr. Nikhil Agrawal (AGM Technology, Mahindra Susten) and Mr. Sai Charan Kuppili (Technical Director, Jinko).


Module price spike delays installations   
31 January 2021 |

Prices of solar modules, on a downward trajectory following the COVID-19 pandemic, have moved up sharply in the last few months. Mono-PERC module prices had fallen to a low of USD 0.18/ W in July 2020 but have since increased by more than 16% to USD 0.21-0.22/ W. Initially....

Module price spike delays installations   
31 January 2021 |

Prices of solar modules, on a downward trajectory following the COVID-19 pandemic, have moved up sharply in the last few months. Mono-PERC module prices had fallen to a low of USD 0.18/ W in July 2020 but have since increased by more than 16% to USD 0.21-0.22/ W. Initially....


India poised to embrace new solar module technologies
28 January 2021 |

With an eye on China, the government has now set its focus on enhancing India’s self-reliance through building an expansive manufacturing base of ‘Made in India’ products. But what does it mean for the domestic manufacturing industry that’s still...

India poised to embrace new solar module technologies
28 January 2021 |

With an eye on China, the government has now set its focus on enhancing India’s self-reliance through building an expansive manufacturing base of ‘Made in India’ products. But what does it mean for the domestic manufacturing industry that’s still...


More political commitment needed for DISCOM privatisation   
25 January 2021 |

Tata Power recently completed acquisition of 51% stake in WESCO and SOUTHCO, two of the four Odisha DISCOMs, covering western and southern parts of the state respectively. Remaining 49% stake will continue to be held by the government of Odisha...

More political commitment needed for DISCOM privatisation   
25 January 2021 |

Tata Power recently completed acquisition of 51% stake in WESCO and SOUTHCO, two of the four Odisha DISCOMs, covering western and southern parts of the state respectively. Remaining 49% stake will continue to be held by the government of Odisha...