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Tender for 7.5 MWp of grid-connected rooftop solar in Andaman

October 20 is the final date to submit bids for the generation capacity, which will be set up on buildings on the islands of Middle and North Andaman.

IESA proposes a policy framework for energy storage in Electricity Act

Defining energy storage under the Electricity Act could help start ancillary services and frequency regulation through energy storage as a flexible asset. It will also help to enable electric vehicle charging infrastructure, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) concepts and microgrids integration with expanded grid connectivity in the long run, according to the industry body.

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Modi calls for a rooftop-solar-powered city in every state

The prime minister again emphasized the need for India to develop a domestic solar manufacturing industry and also urged officials to get on with plans to make Ladakh carbon-neutral.

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Indian electricity sector structural reforms get underway!

The draft Electricity Bill 2020 moves us with a toolbox of structural reforms, towards not only efficient but also a progressive electricity market.

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PM’s office reportedly considering waiving carbon tax on coal

As Germany shuttered another of its nuclear power plants on New Year’s Day, Narendra Modi’s office was said to be considering a proposal which would make coal more competitive with renewables in India.

ADB extends $250 million loan to EESL for energy efficiency initiatives

The investment—part of a $592 million assistance package—will be used to promote adoption of smart meters, distributed solar photovoltaic systems and e-vehicles in India.

Discoms still not issuing letters of credit against power purchases – NSEFI

The National Solar Energy Federation of India has warned the Ministry of Power that PV developers may be deterred from participating in state tenders because distribution companies are still not issuing letters of credit as a payment security mechanism.

Uttar Pradesh sets 2% solar RPO target for this year

The state figure is applied on top of a larger, non-solar RPO requirement plus solar and non-solar mandates which were set at a national level by the Ministry of Power last week.

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