Abbreviations

ADB Asian Development Bank

BESCOM Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited

BHEL Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited

BIPV building integrated photovoltaic module

BOOT build own operate transfer

BOS balance of systems

CDM clean development mechanism

CEL Central Electronics Limited

CERC Central Electricity Regulatory Commission

CERs carbon emission reduction certificates

CLFR compound linear fresnel reflectors

CPPs captive power plants

CPV concentrated solar photovoltaic

Crore one crore is equal to ten million

CSP concentrating solar power

CST concentrating solar thermal

DL distribution licensee

DNES Department of Non-Conventional Energy Sources

DNI Direct normal irradiance

DRDA District Rural Development Agency

DTBUs District-level Technical Back-up Units

EE energy efficiency

EGT evacuated glass solar tube

EMD earnest money deposit

EPC engineer-procure-construct

ESCOMs electricity supply companies

ETC evacuated tube collector

FPC flat plate solar collectors

GBI generation-based incentive

GOI Government of India

GWh gigawatt-hour

IDC infrastructure development charges

IEC International Electrotechnical Commission

IPPs independent power producers

IREDA Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency

IREP Integrated Rural Energy Programme

ISCC integrated solar combined cycle

JNNSM Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission

KERC Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission

KIADB Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board

KPCL Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd

KPTCL Karnataka Power Transmission Company Limited

KREDL Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd

kV kilovolt

kW kilowatt

kWh kilowatt-hour

Lakh one lakh is equal to one hundred thousand

MBPV Moser Baer Photo Voltaic Limited

MNRE Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

MSTPL Maharishi Solar Technology (P) Limited

MW megawatt

MWh megawatt-hour

NAPCC National Action Plan on Climate Change

NVVN NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited

O&M operations and maintenance

PPA power purchase agreement

PPP public–private participation

PRC People's Republic of China

PTC parabolic trough collectors

PV photovoltaic

R&D research and development

RE renewable energy

REC renewable energy certificate

REIL Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Ltd

REP Renewable Energy Policy

ReSCOs renewable energy service companies

RET renewable energy technologies

RGGVY Rajiv Gandhi GrameenVidyutikaranYojana

RIL Reliance Industries Limited

RPO Renewable Purchase Obligation

RVE remote village electrification

SEGS solar electricity generating systems

SERC State Energy Regulatory Commissions

SES Stirling Energy Systems

SEZ special economic zone

SIPs special incentive package

SLDC State Load Despatch Center

SPG solar power generator

TEDA Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency

TES thermal energy storage

TESL TITAN Energy Systems Ltd

TNEB Tamil Nadu Electricity Board

TNERC Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission

WEG wind energy generator