Eskom: There is such a thing as too much renewables

The battle between South Africa’s utility Eskom and renewable independent power producers (IPPs) continues with legal confirmation that IPPs can force Eskom’s hand to force it to sign the power purchase agreements (PPAs) under the government’s procurement programme.

Xcel Energy and Colorado PUC achieve big solar win

Solar is on the upside in the Centennial State as Xcel Energy and the public utilities commission (PUC) have approved a settlement involving more solar, fewer grid fees and a community solar scheme.

Curtailment risk imminent for Indian solar projects in the years to come

Grid curtailment of solar power is already affecting Germany and China despite billions being spent on grid projects. With a target of 100GW, India is hoping to get 8% of its power requirements from solar PV by 2022, which is a higher penetration than both Germany and China today. Jasmeet Khurana, associate director, consulting, Bridge to India, investigates the potential for future curtailment of solar power in India and its consequences while identifying which states might be most affected.