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BRIDGE TO INDIA | 21 September 2018

The Ministry of Power has proposed a number of progressive ideas for the electricity sector in the form of draft amendments to the National Electricity Act and National Tariff Policy. Proposed amendments include obligating DISCOMs to supply 24X7 power, a...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 14 May 2018

India’s largest RE developer, ReNew Power, recently completed acquisition of Ostro Energy, a wind and solar project developer with a total portfolio of 1,108 MW. The acquisition, the largest in the sector so far, makes ReNew Power by far the...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 07 May 2018

Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), India’s chief power sector regulator, recently issued a draft procedure for applying for connectivity to the inter-state transmission system (ISTS). The draft procedure comes in the wake of last year’s CERC order on transmission connectivity...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 23 April 2018

Gujarat government has cancelled the 500-MW state tender, for which an auction was held just four weeks ago. Capacity was won in this tender by Kalthia Engineering (50 MW), Gujarat State Electricity Corporation (150 MW), Acme (100 MW) and Azure...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 10 April 2018

Last week, MNRE issued a clarification to its guidelines for competitive bidding of solar PV projects. The clarification allows inclusion of changes in duties and other cesses in Change in Law provisions in power purchase agreements. It effectively means that...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 02 April 2018

Gujarat conducted e-auction for a 500 MW utility scale PV solar tender last week. Capacity has been won by four developers at tariffs between INR 2.98 - 3.06/ kWh – Kalthia Engineering (50 MW, INR 2.98), Gujarat State Electricity Corporation...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 12 February 2018

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL), Gujarat government holding company for power distribution and transmission businesses in the state, announced a new 500 MW solar tender last week. The tender has an innovative provision in the form of a 500...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 22 January 2018

In our last few bulletins, we have written extensively upon the recent challenges faced by the RE sector. Here, we take a look at what to expect in 2018. The year has obviously started on a shaky note with the...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 15 January 2018

Last week, we wrote a special bulletin about safeguard duty and its implications for various ongoing and under tender projects. The Director General of Safeguards’ recommendation for provisional duty of 70% has put the industry on tenterhooks. Investors, developers, contractors...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 08 January 2018

Last few weeks have seen feverish activity in the RE sector with several bold announcements from the new MNRE leadership, keen to address the multiple complex issues facing the industry. After announcing a new RE rollout plan entailing tenders of...

BRIDGE TO INDIA | 18 December 2017

As the year 2017 comes to an end, we take stock of the progress made by the Indian renewable energy sector. It was an eventful year, during which annual capacity addition is estimated to touch record levels of 10.9 GW...

Surbhi Singhvi | 28 November 2017

Since 2014, around 29 GW of utility scale solar tenders have been issued in India. Most of this capacity (81%, 23.5 GW) has been tendered by NTPC, Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI), distribution companies (DISCOMs) and other public...