Grids & Integration

Sterling & Wilson begins construction of 200 MW solar project in Australia

Two years after announcing its market entry, the India-based EPC heavyweight has commenced construction of its first Australian project.

Gujarat notifies guidelines for small-scale distributed solar projects

The state government’s Policy for Development of Small-scale Distributed Solar Projects 2019 allows any individual or company to set up solar plants in capacities ranging from 0.5 MW to 4 MW for sale of electricity to the DISCOMs.

Coal India arm tenders 20 MW solar project in Jharkhand

Developers have until January 15, 2020 to submit bids for the project that shall come up at Central Coalfields Limited’s plant in Piparwar of Jharkhand.

SECI seeks global bids for 1.2 GW wind-solar and 1.2 GW solar projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India shall enter into a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with the developers that can set up the projects anywhere in India on “build own operate” basis.

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.

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.

Ather Energy to set up Li-ion, EV production unit in India

Ather Energy, an Indian electric scooter maker, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Tamil Nadu to open a new production facility for lithium-ion batteries and electric vehicles.

$451 million ADB loan to strengthen power connectivity in Tamil Nadu

The investment will be used to establish an extra-high-voltage transmission link between Virudhunagar and Coimbatore to transfer the additional generation capacity of 9 GW, including 6 GW from renewables, by 2025 to meet the increased power demand in the Chennai–Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor.

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Net metering policy change could mean end of rooftop solar in Maharashtra

The recently proposed guidelines allow electricity cost reduction of only Rs 3.64/unit for commercial and industrial consumers, which is not even sufficient to recover the capital costs of setting up the solar infrastructure.

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