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India Renewable Power Policy Update – November 2020

01 December 2020 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

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

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India Renewable Power Tenders Update – November 2020

01 December 2020 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

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...

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Two Rupees makes no sense!

27 November 2020 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

On 23 November 2020, SECI conducted an auction for a 1,070 MW vanilla solar tender where a new tariff low of INR 2.00 (USD cents 2.7)/ kWh was discovered. The low tariff was bid by Saudi Arabia’s Aljomiah (200 MW), a new market entrant, and Sembcorp (400 MW). NTPC was the other successful bidder, winning 470 MW capacity, with a...

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New RTC guidelines offer little hope for pure play renewable IPPs

20 November 2020 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

The Ministry of Power has amended competitive bidding guidelines for procuring ‘round-the-clock’ (RTC) power by blending renewable power with power from other sources. Minimum share of renewable power remains at 51%. Main change pertains to relaxation in source of other power – bidders are free to procure non-renewable power...

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Solar-wind hybrid tender stuck

13 November 2020 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

Bid submission deadline for SECI’s 1,200 MW solar-wind hybrid tender (tranche 3) has been extended again to 20 November 2020. The tender was issued in January 2020 and since then, there have been five amendments and a staggering 15 extensions for bid submission date. The latest amendment issued in October 2020 follows

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India Renewable Power Tenders Update – October 2020

10 November 2020 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

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...

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India Renewable Power Policy Update – October 2020

10 November 2020 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

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

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Residential rooftop solar ready to take off after subsidy, COVID hiccups

10 November 2020 | Mridul Chadha

BRIDGE TO INDIA hosted a webinar on 3 November 2020 to discuss recent developments in India’s residential rooftop solar market. The webinar was sponsored by Tata Power and supported by Indo-German Energy Forum. There were six participants in the webinar:   Tata Power: Mr. Ravinder Singh, Chief – Solar Rooftop Business Oakridge Energy: Mr. Shravan Sampath, CEO Enphase...

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Gujarat and Kerala lead the way on residential rooftop solar

08 November 2020 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

Progress on MNRE’s residential rooftop solar policy phase 2, with a target capacity of 4,000 MW by March 2022, remains slow. The government has so far approved subsidy for 833 MW and disbursed only INR 240 million (USD 2.4 million) across the country. Progress has been held up by...

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New urgency needed for faster energy transition

31 October 2020 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

India’s economy and power sector continue to reel under effects of COVID-19. IMF has projected FY 2021 GDP to contract by 10.3% over the previous year. As the vaccine is not likely to be widely available until mid-2021, a long period of uncertainty looms. The economic slowdown poses critical concerns for the renewable power sector: Power demand has gradually recovered to last year’s...

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Haryana deals a low blow to open access

25 October 2020 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

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 (HAREDA) and state transmission company (HVPN) to build and connect two separate 20 MW projects to the state transmission network. However,...

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Open access renewables suffering at the hands of DISCOMs

19 October 2020 | Dhruv Tyagi

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)...

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