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Indian Ministry Pushes To Reclassify Large Hydro Projects As Renewable

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 […]

October 24th

India Waives Off Inter-state Transmission Charges For Renewable Energy

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 […]

October 23rd

India Mulls Penalties To Curb Renewable Energy Curtailment

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 […]

September 30th

India To Offer Subsidies To Domestic, Foreign Solar Module Manufacturers

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 […]

September 30th

Egypt Changes Solar Power Scheme To Attract International Investors

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 […]

September 30th

Indian State Of Andhra Pradesh Eyes 25% Renewable Energy Share By 2022

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 […]

September 28th

India’s Madhya Pradesh Eyes 2.2 GW With New Rooftop Solar Power Policy

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 […]

September 26th

Kazakhstan To Push For Renewable Energy Despite Low Oil Prices

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 […]

September 24th

Denmark To Help Indonesia Develop Wind Energy Projects

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. […]

September 23rd

India Prepares To File Solar Content Cases Against US At WTO

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 […]

September 23rd

Egypt Cuts Solar Power Feed-in Tariffs

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 […]

September 17th

Sri Lanka To Introduce Cash Payouts In Solar Net-metering Programme

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 […]

August 31st

Sri Lanka Eyes 70% Renewable Energy Share In Power Generation By 2030

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 […]

August 30th

Uncertainity Looms As India Eyes First Wind Energy Auction

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 […]

August 27th