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Greenko successfully carving its own trail

15 October 2020 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

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...

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India Renewable Power Tenders Update – September 2020

07 October 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 – September 2020

06 October 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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Uncertainty dogs tender programme

05 October 2020 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

Bid submission date for SECI’s 5,000 MW renewable-thermal-storage hybrid tender has been extended to 3 November 2020. This is the eighth bid submission extension for the tender as developers have raised various concerns on tender design,...

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Pumped hydro has few takers

27 September 2020 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

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

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MSME rooftop solar market largely untapped

21 September 2020 | Dhruv Tyagi

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), Mr. Kushagra Nandan (Co-founder, SunSource Energy) and Mr. Vivek Bhardwaj (Head of...

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Rooftop solar market hit hard by COVID

20 September 2020 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

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...

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Agricultural solar hobbling

13 September 2020 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

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 projects. Maharashtra’s 1,400 MW tender has been undersubscribed...

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Draft regulation lacks measures to boost trading volumes

07 September 2020 | Mridul Chadha

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.  Figure: Power traded through short-term markets Source: CERC annual market monitoring reports One of the most important proposals is to set up a...

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India RE Policy Update – August 2020

05 September 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 RE Tenders Update – August 2020

02 September 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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Sun setting on new thermal power

02 September 2020 | BRIDGE TO INDIA

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 that

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