Solar-wind hybrid policy: Salient Features

For the first time government has announced the solar-wind hybrid policy. The policy aims to give a boost to the renewable energy generation by promoting new projects as well as hybridisation of the existing ones. The features of the solar-wind hybrid policy are In order to accomplish the target of achieving 175 gigawatt (gw) of […]


Recent Reverse Auction in Wind Energy

Auction refers to the process of buying or selling in which goods or services are offered by seller and the sold to the highest bidder. In reverse auction, the roles of buyers and sellers are reversed. Thus, while in auction, buyers compete and prices rise with bids; in reverse auction, sellers compete and price decrease as […]

India and Cellulosic Ethanol [2G Ethanol]

Cellulosic ethanol, also known as Second generation (2G) ethanol is not produced from starch or sugar but from cellulose fibers, which are found in abundance in plant cell walls. Introduction Biofuels are derived from biomass such as plants and animal materials.  The biomass is converted to biofuels by Thermal conversion or Chemical Conversion or Biochemical Conversion. The resultant fuel […]

Draft National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy

On June 14, 2016, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), has come up with a draft National Wind Solar Hybrid Policy.  The policy lays down the framework for promoting large grid connected wind-solar photovoltaic system. Objectives The policy has been launched to lay down a framework for optimal and efficient utilization of transmission […]

UDAY (Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana) scheme

In November 2015, the Government had launched UDAY (Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana) scheme to provide a permanent solution for financial turnaround and revival of Power Distribution companies (discoms). Overview of Discom Problems As on March 2015, the accumulated losses and the outstanding debt of discoms are approximately Rs. 3.8 lakh crore and Rs. 4.3 lakh crore, […]