Category Archives: India

MNRE allows no capping on DC capacity enabling

ADVISORY/ CLARIFICATIONSub: Advisory / Clarification w.r.t. D.C. Capacity of Solar PV Power Plants MNRE has received representations from various Solar Developers/ Solar Developer Associations that recently few States have raised questions and concerns around globally adopted practice of installing additional … Continue reading

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Electric Vehicle GST reduced to 5%

GST rate on all Electric Vehicles reduced from 12% to 5% and of charger or charging stations for EVs from 18% to 5% Hiring of electric buses by local authorities exempted from GST Changes in GST rates shall be effective … Continue reading

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DRAFT REPORT ON OPTIMAL GENERATION CAPACITY MIX FOR 2029-30

Executive Summary The world today is witnessing several kinds of technological disruptions in different sectors. One of the likely disruption can be replacement of thermal based generation with RE generation being complimented with energy storage technology. This has been possible … Continue reading

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UPERC (Captive and Renewable Energy Generating Plants) Regulations, 2019 (hereinafter referred to as CRE Regulations, 2019).

These Regulations shall apply to: All the Generating Stations based on Captive generation, renewable sources of generation and co-generation, existing prior to 01.04.2019 in the State of Uttar Pradesh as on the date of notification of these Regulations. Generation based … Continue reading

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UPERC issues CRE Regulations Sept 2019

UPERC issued CRE Regulations today, with key features as 1. DSM shall be implemented for all RE except MSW and SHP. For solar as per UPERC (Forecasting, Scheduling and Settlement) Regulations 2018 2. Waivers of 50% of wheeling and transmission … Continue reading

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Low Tariffs Pushing Developers to Cut Costs and Quality of Solar Mounting Structures

With limited ability to reduce prices of modules and inverters, developers are trying to cut costs on other equipment Module mounting structures are the backbone of any solar photovoltaic (PV) energy project. Good quality mounting structures on a ground-mounted or … Continue reading

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CEEW Study on Impact of Safeguards Duty policy brief 24th June 2019

CEEW-Impact-of-Safeguards-Duty-policy-brief-24Jun19 Executive Summary i 1. Introduction Under what conditions can countries impose safeguard duties to protect their domestic industries? 2.1  The WTO regime on safeguard duties 2.2  The Indian regime on safeguard duties The road to the imposition of safeguard … Continue reading

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