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Government recognises needs of C&I consumers

05 September 2021 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

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. The draft rules touch upon various aspects of renewable...

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Project bidding in fanciful territory

29 August 2021 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

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...

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REviews: India solar pumps market – current status and outlook

24 August 2021 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

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. Progress, however, is lagging with only 272,700 pumps...

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MNRE raises stakes for domestic manufacturing

22 August 2021 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

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. The first list with 23 companies was released in March 2021. No foreign...

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India Renewable Power Tenders and Policies Update – July 2021

10 August 2021 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

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...

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Things looking up for energy storage

10 August 2021 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

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. India’s central power sector regulator, CERC, has allowed energy storage facilities to provide secondary and...

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Webinar: Project operations and asset management

04 August 2021 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

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), Mr. Nalin Kumar Sharma (VP-Asia & Pacific, Ecoppia), Mr. Puneet Jaggi (Founder, Prescinto Technologies)...

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Module prices to stay firm until Q2 2022

30 July 2021 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

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...

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India Renewable Power Tenders and Policies Update – June 2021

30 July 2021 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

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...

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MBED the biggest potential reform of India’s archaic power sector

26 July 2021 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

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 buy and sell bids respectively on...

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New DISCOM reform package: old wine in a new bottle

19 July 2021 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

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...

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Investment appetite running ahead of fundamentals

12 July 2021 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

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 has

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