Category Archives: Transmission and Distribution

Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report (2020)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The 2020 edition of Tracking SDG 7: The Energy Progress Report monitors and assesses attainments in the global quest for universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy by 2030. The latest available data and select energy … Continue reading

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The Impact of the 10kW Net Metering Limit on India’s Rooftop Solar Market

Introduction The Indian rooftop solar market grew from a mere 623 megawatts (MW) in 2015 to about 5.9 gigawatts (GW) by June 2020.1 However, there is a shortfall of about 34GW which needs to be fulfilled in the next two years … Continue reading

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Renewable energy and climate pledges: Five years after the Paris Agreement

With the adoption of the Paris Agreement on 12 December 2015, nearly all countries around the world agreed to keep the rise in the average global temperature well below 2 degrees Celsius (°C) this century compared to pre-industrial levels, and … Continue reading

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Quality infrastructure for smart mini-grids

Advancing electricity access and enhancing livelihoods for islandsand remote communities Renewable mini-grids, which combine loads and renewable energy resources, are seeing growing motivation for their deployment, driven by the many benefits these integrated energy infrastructures can bring to key market … Continue reading

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A Renewable Energy Mini-Grid Technical Assistance Guide – Take-aways from 15 years of GIZ support in mini-grid market development

Executive Summary – Mini-grid technical assistance recommendations in a nutshell Over the last 15 years, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has trialed, adjusted and refined approaches to providing technical assistance (TA) to govern- ments interested in rural electrification with … Continue reading

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KERC Sets New Benchmark Tariff of Rs.4.36 (~$0.064)/kWh for Grid Connected Large-Scale Solar Projects for FY2017-18

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has set Rs.4.36 (~$0.064)/kWh as the benchmark tariff for grid-connected large-scale solar projects for financial year (FY) 2017-18. The new benchmark tariff will be applicable to all new grid-connected MW-scale solar PV projects entering … Continue reading

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REVISED GST RATE FOR CERTAIN GOODS [As per discussions in the 16th GST Council Meeting held on 11th June, 2017]

  S. No. Chapter / Heading / Sub- heading / Tariff item Description of goods Earlier GST rate approved by the GST Council Revised GST Rate approved by the GST Council 1. 0506,  0507 90 Bones and horn cores, bone … Continue reading

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THE TELANGANA STATE ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION Regulations for connectivity with the Grid and sale of electricity from the Roof- top Solar Photovoltaic – Draft

4.1  The distribution licensee shall permit the net metering arrangement to an eligible consumer who has installed or intends to install the grid connected Rooftop Solar PV System in its area of supply on a non-discriminatory and first come first … Continue reading

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Grid Parity of Solar PV Rooftop Systems for the Commercial and Industrial Sectors

  Grid Parity of Solar PV Rooftop Systems for the Commercial and Industrial Sectors: New Delhi: The Energy and Resources Institute. 172 pp. Amazing Compilation of Details and a must read Grid Parity_SolarPV Rooftop

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RETAIL ELECTRICITY TARIFF OF MAHARASHTRA STATE ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION CO. LTD. (‘MAHAVITARAN’) APPLICABLE FROM 1 NOVEMBER, 2016

RETAIL ELECTRICITY TARIFF OF MAHARASHTRA STATE ELECTRICITY DISTRIBUTION CO. LTD. (‘MAHAVITARAN’) press-release-msedcl-tariff-order-english-03112016 APPLICABLE FROM 1 NOVEMBER, 2016 Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd. (MSEDCL) is a Distribution Licensee in most of Maharashtra, including some areas in Mumbai. MSEDCL’s Petition for … Continue reading

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