Corporate renewable power procurement: Global models and their suitability for India

Commercial and industrial (C&I) sector consumes 51% of the total electricity generated in India, with a mere 3% of this consumption coming from renewable energy. To increase renewable energy uptake among C&I consumers, India needs to explore new models like virtual power purchase agreements, green tariffs, internationally tradable RECs that have already been successfully tried and tested in many countries—according to a report by climate advocacy group WWF India.

BHEL seeks 231,200 quantities of minimum 330W solar modules

Global bids are invited for manufacturing and supply of multicrystalline PV modules with peak power output of minimum 330 Wp, for the state-owned engineering major’s projects in Gujarat. Bidding closes on December 11.

LONGi Solar inks 1.2 GW bifacial module deal with Adani

The Chinese module maker will supply Adani Green Energy with 1.2 GW of Hi MO4 bifacial modules that offer cell efficiency reaching 22.5% and module power peaking at 430W (72 cells).

L&T bags order for solar pumps with standalone lighting in Maharashtra

These systems—to be deployed in Aurangabad, Nashik and Pune—will have provision for mobile charging, transfer of automated meter reading and water discharge reading data.

NTPC looks to purchase power from 100 MW solar projects

December 26 is the last date for generators to submit bids for supply of power from their existing 100 MW solar plants. Technical bids will open on December 27.

SECI tweaks 1.2 GW renewables plus storage tender

Energy storage installation to back up at least half of the generation capacity, increase in project size to 600 MW maximum as well as increased off-peak tariff of Rs2.88/KWh are among the major amendments. Bidding is allowed till December 16.

FAME India so far

The government has supported 425 electric buses on pilot basis since the launch of FAME India [Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid &) Electric Vehicles in India] scheme that—in its second phase—aims to support (through incentives) about 7000 e-buses over a period of three years commencing from April 1, 2019.

BHEL tenders BOS for 100 MW plant at Raghanesda Solar Park

Bids are invited for supply, installation and commissioning of Balance of System (BOS) items for the state-owned engineering major’s 100 MW (AC) solar plant in Gujarat. The last date for bid submission is December 10.

Assam tenders for supply of 100 electric buses

The selected operator will also provide operation and maintenance support for the buses which shall be deployed in the cities of Guwahati, Silchar and Jorhat. Bidding closes on December 7.

Urban Mobility: Focus on last-mile solutions

There will be plenty of opportunity for electric three-wheeler penetration in the Indian market through the model of battery swapping as well as local charging points available at delivery hubs.

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