India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has come out with new guidelines for distributed grid-connected solar PV projects in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep, including an extension of the implementation timeline and increase of target capacity.
UPDATE: Major Indian solar EPC firm Mahindra Susten has put in the lowest bid for a solar and energy storage tender in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for the second time, having seen its victory in the original auction torn away by authorities as they explored other sources of power generation.
NTPC tenders for energy storage combined with 30MW of new and existing solar in Andaman and Nicobar islands, Mahindra closes financing on 250MW Rewa solar project with Yes Bank, Vikram Solar commissions 100kW rooftop solar project for Indian Oil Corporation.
After cancelling a major solar-plus-storage tender in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, even after holding an auction, NLC India has now released a new tender with a reduced energy storage component, as expected.
The winner of India’s first major solar-plus-storage auction, which has subsequently been scrapped for retendering, has said that despite being an unfortunate development, the firm is still keen to work closely with government on this technology for the which the economics are continuously and rapidly improving.