Update on India’s States: April 17, 2019

Center convenes meeting of state government officials from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh regarding pending issues over the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh; The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission approves a new power purchase agreement for Adani Power to take increasing cost of imported coal into account; Uttar Pradesh issues new regulations on “Captive and Renewable Energy Generating Plants Regulations, 2019;” Maharashtra sets up new portal for phishing complaints; the center directs Coastal Tamil Nadu Power Limited to apply for new clearances for a 4,000 MW Ultra Mega Thermal Power Project after it fails to receive environmental clearances; and more.

Center – State relations

The Union Home Ministry convened a meeting of officials of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh over pending issues relating to assurances given in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014. Source: The Hindu

Nothing critical to report this week.

Nothing critical to report this week.

  

Nothing critical to report this week.

 

The Gujarat Industries Power Company issued a tender inviting bids from eligible engineering, procurement, and construction contractors for the construction of 150 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects in the state. These projects include a 50 MW plant at the Dholera Solar Park and a 100 MW plant at the Raghanesda Ultra Mega Solar Park. Source: Sau energy

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission approved Adani Power’s revised power purchase agreement for its Mundra power project of 4,620 MW. The approval comes as a relief to the power generator, which had appealed to authorities for seven years regarding the increased cost of imported coal. Source: Business Standard In detail: Order

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission issued an order approving the power purchase agreements for 3 MW of biomass procurement by Haryana Power Purchase Center. Source: Mercom In detail: Order

ReNew Power announced it has commissioned its 300 MW solar plant at Pavagada Solar Park in Tumkur district of Karnataka. This is ReNew Power’s largest solar plant commissioned in terms of capacity till date. Source: Money Control

 

The Madhya Pradesh Ujra Vikas Nigam Limited invited bids for 25 MW rooftop solar projects for industrial units in the state. The last day to submit financial bids is May 10, 2019. Source: Money Control In detail: Tender details

The Maharashtra government’s cyber cell has set up a first-of-its kind dedicated web portal for reporting phishing complaints. The anti-phishing unit was established to help report, resolve, curb and spread awareness against phishing. Source: Free Press Journal In detail: Twitter announcement

Nothing critical to report this week.

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a Request for Selection for 500 MW of grid-connected solar PV projects in Tamil Nadu. The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited will buy power from the project. SECI has set the ceiling tariff for the project at $0.041 (Rs.2.85) per kilowatt-hour. Source: Mercom In detail: Notice of Tender

The Union government directed Coastal Tamil Nadu Power Limited to apply for new clearances for a 4,000 MW Ultra Mega Thermal Power Project in Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu. The decision comes after the company was denied clearances by the Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change in February 2019. Source: New Indian Express

Distributed solar rooftop company Fourth Partner Energy announced it has commissioned eight solar power projects with a capacity of 3,116 kilowatts (KW) in Telangana. Source: Economic Times

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission issued new regulations titled “Captive and Renewable Energy Generating Plants Regulations, 2019,” which will be enforced from April 1, 2019, through March 31, 2024. Source: Mercom In detail: Captive and Renewable Energy Generating Plants Regulations, 2019

Nothing critical to report this week.

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Odisha

The National Hydro Power Corporation has invited bids from engineering, procurement, and construction contractors to install a 40 MW crystalline PV grid-connected solar power project in south Odisha’s Ganjam district. The selected developer will be responsible for operating and maintain the plant, as well as ensuring the construction of a 132 kilovolt transmission line. Source: Business Standard

Uttarakhand

The Irrigation Department of Uttarakhand has issued a tender for the installation of 40 MW solar PV power projects on two of its dams in the state. A 27 MW solar plant will be developed at the Haripura Jalasay dam while a 13 MW plant will be set up at the Tumariya Jalasay dam. Source: Sau Energy

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