Green Power in a distressed state in India The Indian economy is in a massively bad shape and companies are groaning under huge debts. The 2003-2008 boom led to creation of a lot of assets which are not giving adequate returns these days. Most of the large infra players and conglomerates such as ADAG, GMR, [...]

Power Grid in India and China China and India are investing billions of dollars to increase their transmission capacity to accommodate the sharp growth in renewable energy. Both countries have aggressive plan to increase the percentage of generation from solar and wind energy. Fossil fuel energy is reaching the limits in these countries, due to [...]

India Power Industry The less said about India’s power administration structure the better. The country has already earned the in-dubious distinction of hosting the biggest power blackout in the country, as power hungry states overdrew power from the grid. The power generation sector is in a mess as power plants lie idle due to lack [...]

REC in India The Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) scheme is the major policy initiative taken by the central government to use a market based mechanism, to promote green energy in India and meet the target of 15% green energy generation by 2020. However, the REC market has become inoperable in recent times as utilities and companies are [...]

Rising Electricity tariffs in India Electricity tariffs in India are increasing rapidly, where both the quality and quantity of power is quite bad. We had talked about how the solar electricity prices are already cheaper for industrial consumers in Maharashtra. Cheap power in India subsidized by state and central government, have led to a large [...]

India’s Central Government has mostly mismanaged the central program for promoting solar energy in India. Despite a massive crash in solar component prices, demand in India has flattened out in 2013 even as other countries show sharper growth. Most of the success in India’s solar energy has come through Gujarat’s Feed in Tariff subsidy policy, [...]