Grids & Integration

Rajasthan could add 22.6 GW of new renewable energy capacity to the grid within a decade

The state—which has already installed an aggregate 9.6 GW of renewable energy capacity as of FY 2019-20 end—will add another 22.6 GW to the grid by the end of FY2029-30. Of the new RE addition, 18 GW will come from solar capacity.

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NREL scientists encourage ‘optimal’ PV curtailment

Solar curtailment might become a valuable aspect of future PV deployment, particularly if grid operators start focusing on ‘curtailment management’ instead of ‘curtailment prevention.’ Management would include measures such as flexible generation, storage, load flexibility, and regional coordination.

Over 26,000 register for World Solar Technology Summit tomorrow

The Summit will see the signing of four partnership agreements, including one between India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, World Bank, and International Solar Alliance.

CEL tenders distributed solar on farmland in Rajasthan

Central Electronics Limited has invited bids to install distributed, grid-connected PV systems for solarization of existing agriculture pumps in Tonk district. Bidding closes on September 19.

Madurai Kamaraj University to get 1 MW ground-mounted solar plant

The National Institute of Wind Energy has invited bids to install and commission a 1 MW (AC) grid-connected solar power plant at Madurai Kamaraj University in the Madurai district of Tamil Nadu. Bidding closes on September 17.

Global green hydrogen project pipeline reaches 50 GW

International thinktank IEEFA says there are 50 viable green hydrogen projects under development with an estimated renewable energy capacity of 50 GW and the potential to produce 4 million tonnes of the fuel annually.

Gujarat opens tender for 110 MW of grid-connected solar plants

Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL) has invited bids to set up an aggregate 110 MW of grid-connected solar power plants across three substations of the Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Limited (GETCO). Bidding closes on September 16.

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Uttarakhand’s Pant University to get a 2.2 MW rooftop solar plant

Bids are invited to install a 2,285 kWp grid-connected rooftop solar system at G.B. Pant University Of Agriculture And Technology. The plant is to be set up under the RESCO model. Ceiling tariff for over 25 years is fixed at Rs 3.5/kWh.

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Energy storage investment to approach $10bn in 2025

Analyst IHS Markit has predicted storage will rebound this year following its first year-on-year decline in 2019. The technology is being rolled out at pace despite Covid-19 with state-level policies set to keep the US the global capital for the next five years.

CERC approves trading in green term-ahead market

The market-based mechanism will allow resource-rich and resource-deficit States to trade renewable energy and balance their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets. 

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