Category Archives: CSP

Energy subsidies: Evolution in the global energy transformation to 2050

SUBSIDIES, PRIVILEGES, UNPRICED EXTERNALITIES AND THE ENERGY TRANSITION In order to meet the Paris Agreement objective that the global temperature rise be kept to “well below 2 °C”, the global energy sector requires nothing short of a complete transformation, during the … Continue reading

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PUNJAB STATE ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION (PSERC) Determination of generic levellised generation tariff for Renewable Energy Power Projects for FY 2015-16

Levellised Fixed Cost (₹/kWh) Variable Cost (FY 2015-16) (₹/kWh) Applicable Tariff Rate (₹/kWh) Benefit of Accelerated Depreciation, if availed (₹/kWh) Net Applicable Tariff Rate upon adjusting for Accelerated Depreciation benefit (3-4) (₹/kWh) 1 2 3 4 5 Biomass Power Projects(other … Continue reading

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CERC announces draft for revamp of Solar RECs in a welcome move to make it bankable

CENTRAL ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION NEW DELHI Petition No. SM/016/2014 (Suo Motu) Date of order: 30th September, 2014 Coram:                               Shri Gireesh B. Pradhan, Chairperson Shri M. Deena Dayalan, Member Shri A.K. Singhal, Member Shri A.S. Bakshi, Member ORDER IN THE MATTER … Continue reading

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Tamil Nadu TNERC announces new tariff for Solar at ₹ 7.01 per KWh PV and ₹ 11.03 per KWh Thermal

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has announced new tariff for solar power producers who put up plants in the state. They would be paid Rs 7.01 per unit of power generated from a solar photovoltaic plant, and Rs … Continue reading

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RENEWABLES 2014 GLOBAL STATUS REPORT – Key Figures

  The newly released Renewables 2014 Global Status Report is now available. Find out what made 2013 another record year for renewables. Read about: > expansion of supporting policies in developing economies > additions to electricity generating capacity > progress … Continue reading

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World Solar capacity breaks previous records

Solar PV installations nearly matched those of hydropower and, for the first time, outpaced wind additions. Even though photovoltaics continue to dwarf CSP capacity, the CSP market also had another year of impressive growth. By the end of 2013, a … Continue reading

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Draft Guidelines for selection of 1500 MW Grid Solar PV power projects under National Solar Mission, Phase-II Batch-II Scheme of Bundling with Thermal Power- Invitation of Comments

F. No. 32/8/2013-14/GSP Government of India Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Grid Solar Power Division Block No,. 14, C.G.O. Complex Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003 Dated: 16/07/2014 Subject: Draft Guidelines for selection of 1500 MW Grid Solar PV power projects … Continue reading

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Karnataka KREDL Issues RFP and Draft PPA for bidding of 500MW Solar PV Projects

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd. (“Authority”/ “KREDL”) incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 is a nodal agency of the Government of Karnataka to facilitate the development of renewable energy in the State of Karnataka. KREDL processes all applications received for setting up of … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy Vs Conventional Power – The Debate Resolved by Ritesh Pothan

This decade has re-defined the energy paradigm with renewables surging to all time high installations. Globally renewables contribute a significant amount to the energy mix in developed countries. Continents like the America’s, Europe and Asia have installed more renewables in … Continue reading

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Reliance Power, Lanco and others, are seeking higher CSP tariffs saying that the data on solar radiation DNI provided by the government was faulty

Solar power plants of Reliance Power, Lanco and others, are seeking higher tariffs saying that the data on solar radiation provided by the government was faulty which has led to lower generation. Several companies have filed petitions before the central … Continue reading

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