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Between 2022 and 2027, India plans to add 12,000 megawatts of large hydro capacity, 4,800 megawatts of nuclear power capacity but ZERO thermal power capacity.
A private firm, which evaluated the generation-based incentive scheme in India has proposed to incentivise utilities to purchase wind power.
India plans to add 12 GW solar power, 4 GW wind energy, 500 MW biomass-based power and 225 MW small hydro power capacity between April 2016 and March 2017.
Sri Lanka has decided to take the auction route as the country’s utility has been paying very high feed-in tariffs for operational projects.
Approval shall be subject to the turbine model meeting international specifications.
The International Solar Alliance shall come into official existence under the UN once 15 countries ratify the agreement or officially join the alliance.
China targets 530 MWh of electricity generation from geothermal power plants by 2020; this should enable the country to offset use of 72.1 million tonnes of coal and 177 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions.
The first glimpses of the green bonds policy are expected when the government tables the financial budget for 2017/18 next year.
Officials of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy have stated that the first-ever wind energy auction in India will be competed by next month.
South Africa strongly opposes objection by some countries attempts to introduce restrictions on mandated use of local content in renewable energy projects.
A stamp of approval from the United Nations will certainly help the Alliance push towards the goal of mobilising $1 trillion for setting up 1,000 GW of solar power capacity around the world.
The Energy Regulatory Commission of Kenya is currently working on a regulation to enable this change which should be ready for implementation within 3 months.
A total capacity of 1 GW will be allocated in the auction, however, this capacity may increase if there is such a demand from buyers.
With ambitious goals and a push from the central government several states in India are now expediting the implementation of net-metering regulations for rooftop solar power systems; the latest one is the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The Jammu & Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) has issued a draft policy document on net-metering implementation in […]
The Indian Ministry of New & Renewable Energy is pushing for reclassification of large hydro power projects as renewable energy projects. The Minister for New & Renewable Energy, Power and Coal, Piyush Goyal, recently announced that he will propose the reclassification of large hydro power projects to the Cabinet of Ministers. Goyal stated that almost […]
The Ministry of Power, under the central government of India, has confirmed that charges for inter-state transmission of renewable energy have been waived off. The ministry had first proposed to remove the inter-state transmission charges last year and had asked the state governments to work on the proposal. Several states had expressed their willingness to […]
In the face of highly ambitious renewable energy procurement targets, Indian utilities may now face stricter penalties if they fail to meet those targets. The Minister of Power, Renewable Energy and Coal recently stated at a conference that the government may be forced to take strict action against utilities if they fail to achieve the […]
In yet another move aimed at giving relief to the renewable energy project developers, the Indian government is looking to implement additional measures to to ensure utilities acquire electricity from renewable energy projects. Speaking at an event recently, India’s minister for power, coal and renewable energy Piyush Goyal announced that the government is looking at […]
The Indian government is planning new measures to promote domestic manufacturing of solar power equipment following another setback from the World Trade Organisation earlier this month. According to media reports, the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has prepared a draft policy to offer subsidies to all companies that manufacture solar power modules and […]
Egypt plans to change regulations for the next push of solar power expansion following concerns raised by some international project developers. The Egyptian government has announced plans to change rules and regulations pertaining to the second phase of solar power expansion. The government will now allow international arbitration to address disputes. Earlier, several foreign project […]
The state of Andhra Pradesh in India has proposed the most ambitious renewable energy target among all states. The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has proposed to increase the share of renewable energy in its electricity mix to 25.25% by March 2022. The commission issued a draft regulation which, if approved, will require the […]
Another Indian state has approved a rooftop solar power policy with a target to contribute towards the ambitious target of 40 GW installed rooftop solar power capacity in the country by March 2022. The government of Madhya Pradesh has approved a rooftop solar power policy with incentives for consumers who wish to install small solar […]
Kazakhstan plans to aggressively invest in renewable energy in the next decade inspite of the current and prevailing low oil prices. Future Energy Forum in Astana, Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev said that his country will gradually increase the share of renewable energy in its energy mix till 2020 but will look to increase its share […]
Denmark and Indonesia have signed an agreement to promote and expand renewable energy infrastructure in the south-east Asian country. According to media reports, the two countries signed an agreement to set up a 60 MW wind energy project in the South Sulawesi province; the project will be the first wind energy project in the province. […]
With an intent to gain leverage over US, India is looking to file complaint against the US over the latter’s use of domestic solar power equipment. India recently lost an appeal at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against a decision that found the country’s regulations that mandate use of local content for some solar power […]
One of India’s leading states in terms of installed solar power capacity, Tamil Nadu, will soon float a huge solar power tender with an intention to meet solar power purchase obligation. The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) recently granted approval to a proposal by the state’s power utility to float a 500 MW solar […]
Egypt has reduced solar power feed-in tariffs as the country’s solar power market expands and attracts several international developers. The Ministry of Electricity and Energy recently announced that it will reduced the feed-in tariffs for solar power projects. Projects with size of 500 kW to 20 MW will now have feed-in tariffs of US¢7.8/kWh, down […]
In a bid to attract more consumers towards the net-metering scheme the Sri Lankan government is planning significant changes in the way excess power generation accounted. The Cabinet has approved a proposal to introduced cash payout to consumers for the excess electricity they generate. At present, the excess electricity generation by rooftop solar power systems […]
India has rescheduled its second renewable energy global investors’ summit yet again, this time preponing it. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy recently issued a fresh notification stating that the global investors’ summit will now be held on 15-17 February 2017 and has been shifted to Gandhi Nagar in the state of Gujarat. The […]
Sri Lankan government intends to significantly increase the share of renewable energy in electricity generation by the end of the next decade. Sri Lankan Cabinet of Ministers has approved a ‘Battle for Solar energy’ program which aims to boost the sustainable power generation in the country. The ‘Battle for Solar energy’ program aims to encourage the […]
Project developers are apprehensive about India’s latest wind energy policy which calls for large-scale auction of projects. The uncertainty amongst wind energy project developers in India originates from the fact that there is lack of clarity on the extension of crucial incentives like the accelerated depreciation and generation-based incentive. These two support mechanisms have been […]