Category Archives: India

SoftBank, Actis, and CDC Group Companies Win SECI’s 750 MW Solar Auction

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has auctioned 750 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity to be developed at the Kadapa Solar Park in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The capacity was tendered by SECI in January 2018 under … Continue reading

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Impose 95 per cent safeguard duty on solar cells import: ISMA

New Delhi: Indian Solar Manufacturers Association (ISMA) has demanded imposition of 95 per cent safeguard duty on imports of solar cells and modules to protect domestic players from cheap inbound shipments. The association put its demand during a public hearing … Continue reading

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Draft Amendments to Tariff Policy as of 30th May 2018

Proposed_amendments_in_Tariff_Policy 1.0 INTRODUCTION Draft Amendments to Tariff Policy MINISTRY OF POWER RESOLUTION New Delhi, the 28thJanuary, 2016 TARIFF POLICY As on 30.05.2018 1.1.  In compliance with section 3 of the Electricity Act 2003, the Central Government notified the Tariff Policy … Continue reading

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India won’t levy duty on solar gear imports

Bengaluru: The government has decided not to impose safeguards duty on solar equipment from China and Malaysia, overruling the directorate general of safeguards’ recommendation of a 70% levy that had delighted local manufacturers but alarmed developers who felt that the … Continue reading

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BESCOM Proposes a Tariff Separation for Open Access Consumers Above 1 MW in Karnataka

Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) has proposed a separate tariff for >1 MW open access consumers, as it causes the non-recovery of fixed costs. BESCOM has requested for an increase in charges for consumers of 1 MW and above with … Continue reading

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Revision in Electricity Tariff with effect from 1 April, 2018 and Implementation thereof.

Comm_Cir Tariff 18-19_302 Revision in Electricity Tariff with effect from 1 April, 2018 and Implementation thereof. Subject: Revision in Electricity Tariff with effect from 1 April, 2018 and Implementation thereof. MAHAVITARAN Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd. Maharashtra State Electricity … Continue reading

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Govt amends solar bidding norms, developers can now pass on duty hike

The government has amended solar bidding norms, allowing developers to pass on the burden of any increase in duties on solar equipment to discoms, ending the industry’s apprehensions about likely impact of possible anti-dumping and safeguard duties on imported equipment. … Continue reading

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