Filipino energy secretary Alfonso Cusi has euphemistically admitted that the suspension of four commissioners of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) may cause delays in power projects, while the already inert solar industry has seen conditions go from bad to worse.
Yes Bank, India’s fifth largest private sector bank, has said it will mobilise US$1 billion of financing for solar projects in India up to 2023 and US$5 billion up to 2030, while at the International Solar Alliance (ISA) conference organised at World Future Energy Summit 2018 in Abu Dhabi.
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) plans INR234.5 billion in financial support for Discoms to drive rooftop solar, The Indian government has taken remedial action on its solar import trouble at ports.
Aiming to make its local solar manufacturers competitive on the global stage, the Indian government has proposed direct financial support of INR110 billion (US$1.7 billion) and a 12GW allocation of public sector tenders mandated to include locally sourced PV equipment.
Representatives of India’s two largest solar power off-takers, SECI and NTPC have said the central government’s plan to tender 17GW of solar PV before April next year is totally reliant on the willingness of states to buy power.