The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a €85 million loan to reinforce Greece’s national electricity network in order to support the increased use of renewable energy as well as modernise electricity distribution across the Greek mainland and islands.
Delhi-headquartered renewable energy firm Hero Future Energies has completed India’s first large-scale solar and wind energy hybrid project in the state of Karnataka. PV Tech reports from the inauguration and interviews Hero's chairman and managing director Rahul Munjal.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a US$260 million loan to the Government of Pakistan to improve the country’s power transmission network and help offtake of power from new and renewable energy power projects.
State-run utility Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii, to measure and study the ability of Thailand's grid to integrate renewable energy.
Karnataka’s 860MW solar tender has been oversubscribed by four times and the state has released another 1.2GW tender, to the surprise of a top analyst firm that foresees grid integration troubles ahead.
Queensland’s tender for 400MW of large-scale renewables and 100MW of energy storage has received 115 proposals from 79 different entities spanning a wide range of technologies, according to energy minister Mark Bailey.
Indian states are slowly adopting new forecasting rules that will force solar energy plant operators and Regional load dispatch centres (RLDCs) to provide more frequent and accurate projections of energy production or face penalties.
Not-for-profit research firm The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has collaborated with a Delhi distribution company BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) to investigate technical challenges and solutions for renewable energy grid integration.