Maharashtra issues tender to purchase 1GW of solar to meet RPO

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a tender to purchase power from 1GW of solar PV capacity, with certain projects under construction, not yet commissioned or that don't have a long-term PPA also eligible.

India announces RPO compliance unit

India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has created a Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) compliance cell to improve enforcement of this key policy for clean energy deployment.

Philippines consults on off-grid renewables mandate

The Filipino National Renewable Energy Board (NREB) is conducting a series of public consultations in order to shape a new off-grid renewable energy policy with a particular focus on islands, mountains and far-away villages.

Separate solar RPO queried by Indian minister

India may soon review its Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) mechanism to give targets more suited to the environment of each state and offer more flexibility, according to energy minister Piyush Goyal.

India and US MoU on renewables grid integration

India’s Union Cabinet has approved the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Indian and US bodies to cooperate on integrating utility-scale renewable energy into the grid.

India’s 10GW solar ‘not as impressive as it sounds’

Despite India tripling solar deployments to reach 10GW in less than three years, the country's ultimate target of 100GW by 2022 will be extremely difficult without better enforcement of the Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO), according to Mercom Capital Group’s latest market intelligence report.

Tamil Nadu tenders 500MW solar to fill RPO shortfall

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu has issued a request for submission (RfS) for 500MW(ac) of solar energy, continuing attempts to reach its Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO), after a previous tender of the same size was undersubscribed.