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Renewable energy newsletter -September 2012

October 2, 2012 by

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September 2012 Highlights; Renewable Energy: Achievement and Bottlenecks:  Over the years, RE has grown steadily to become an important part of the country’s energy mix. Wind energy has achieved substantial size while solar energy is beginning to accelerate. For further growth however, major improvements in the country’s distribution  capabilities are required.  A number of steps have been taken to promote the electricity sector in […]

REC Mechanism – a start in Andhra Pradesh

December 25, 2011 by

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Yesterday on 24th December, APERC took the much awaited first step towards REC mechanism in the state with a Public Notice inviting comments and suggestions on the Draft regulations that would eventually pave the way for REC projects getting accredited in AP and Obligated Entities coming under the RPO. Key take aways are as under […]

Key News round-up

September 10, 2011 by

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Energy and Renewable Energy in UP Energy demand has been growing by 25 per cent annually, though the per capita consumption of energy in UP in one of the lowest in the country at 370 units per year. The peak demand in UP has shot up to 11,000 MW this year from 9,000 MW last […]

Implications of the TN RPO amendment

August 8, 2011 by


The renewable purchase obligation for the RE-rich state of Tamil Nadu was amended recently. TNERC published the amended version on 29th July 2011. The key points for consideration are as under 1. Obligated Entities The earlier version of the RPO mandated the quantum of RE purchase only to the distribution licensees, as the  RPO document refered […]

Renewable Energy in India – Maharashtra ranks 2nd

March 6, 2011 by


Driven by significant exploitation of the wind energy potential in the state, Maharashtra has retained its rank 2 in Indian states in installed renewable energy capacity. However, the state has not moved up in exploiting green energy resources, partly driven the falling capacity addition as can be seen in the graph below. The southern state […]

Renewable Purchase Obligations for the state of Rajasthan

February 8, 2011 by


Rajasthan State Electricity Regulatory Commission has specified a percentage of total consumption of electricity in the area of Distribution Licensee to be purchased from renewable energy sources. In line with the spirit of Electricity Act, 2003 and policies as above and with a view to maximize the RE generation from the different sources, the State […]

India: Climate Change Negotiations – Outside-in view

October 22, 2010 by

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Introduction The Copenhagen Accord, though not a legally binding agreement reached between the parties, was the ‘ Common Minimum’ that could be achieved amidst the high tension and difficult bargaining positions. The accord called on Annex I countries to make their climate change pledges, and the Annex II countries to identify their nationally appropriate mitigation […]