Supreme Court Lifts Stay Order on Chandigarh DISCOM Privatization (1)

Supreme Court Lifts Stay Order on Chandigarh DISCOM Privatization

The Supreme Court of India issued orders placing a hold on a stay order given by the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, on the privatization of Chandigarh’s electricity distribution company ...
Kerala Budget Proposes ₹2.5 Billion Loan for Rooftop Solar, Cuts Tax on EVs

Kerala Budget Proposes ₹2.5 Billion Loan for Rooftop Solar, Cuts Tax on EVs

Kerala’s Finance Minister Thomas Isaac announced a 50% reduction in motor vehicle tax for electric, fuel cell, and full hybrid battery electric vehicles (EV) for five years in the state’s ...
Power Producers Say TANGEDCO Demanding Heavy Discounts on Pending Dues

Tamil Nadu DISCOM Demanding Heavy Discounts on Pending Dues: Power Producers

The Association of Power Producers (APP) has complained that Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) is forcing them to accept heavy discounts on dues payable. In a letter to ...
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No Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW Ministry of Power

No Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW: Ministry of Power

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued The Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020 laying down the rights of power consumers to minimum standards of quality. The rules cover the ...
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Transport Ministry Seeks Feedback on Plan to Promote E20 Fuel to Reduce Oil Dependence

Transport Ministry Seeks Feedback on Plan to Promote E20 Fuel to Reduce Oil Dependence

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has sought comments from the public on the adoption of E20 as an automotive fuel and for the adoption of its mass ...
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China and India Poised to Lead Global Electricity Demand in 2021_ IEA Report

China and India Poised to Lead Global Electricity Demand in 2021: IEA Report

After experiencing its most significant decline in decades, global electricity demand is expected to rebound modestly next year, led by China, India, and other emerging economies, according to a new ...
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Government Proposes Option for DISCOMs to Exit PPA After Their Tenure

Government Proposes Option for DISCOMs to Exit PPA After Their Tenure

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued draft proposals enabling the distribution companies (DISCOMs) to either continue or exit from the power purchase agreements (PPAs) after the completion of the ...
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REC Invites Bids to Set up Transmission System to Evacuate 8.1 GW of Solar from Rajasthan

REC Invites Bids to Set up Transmission System to Evacuate 8.1 GW of Solar in Rajasthan

REC Limited has invited bids to establish transmission systems to evacuate power from solar energy zones (SEZs) in Rajasthan. The invitation has been extended to transmission service providers (TSPs) under ...
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CERC Gets New Member of Law, Set to Resume Operations

CERC Gets New Member of Law, Set to Resume Operations

After four months of the shutdown, normalcy returns to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) with the Ministry of Power (MoP) finally appointing a member of law in the Commission ...
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PGCIL Reduces Bank Guarantee for its Power Transmission Projects from 10% to 3%

PGCIL Reduces Bank Guarantee for its Power Transmission Projects from 10% to 3%

The Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), a government-owned company engaged mainly in the transmission of Power, has issued new performance security guidelines. According to the existing guidelines, the ...
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Rajasthan Regulator Asks DISCOM to Ensure Timely Payments to Solar and Wind Generators

Rajasthan Regulator Asks DISCOM to Ensure Timely Payments to Solar and Wind Generators

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued an order directing the Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (JdVVNL) to verify and pay its overdue late payment surcharges (LPS) to a ...
Andhra DISCOM Proposes Cross Subsidy Surcharge of ₹2.45/kWh for Green Power Sales

Andhra DISCOM Proposes Cross Subsidy Surcharge of ₹2.45/kWh for Green Power Sales

The Andhra Pradesh distribution companies (DISCOMs) have filed the Aggregate Revenue Requirement (ARR) application for the retail supply business and proposed tariffs for the financial year 2020-21. The Eastern Power ...
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Supreme Court Pulls Up Center for Laxity, Extends Stay on CERC’s Functioning

Supreme Court Pulls Up Center for Laxity, Extends Stay on CERC’s Functioning

The Supreme Court pulled up the Ministry of Power (MoP) for failing to appoint a member of law in the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) since August 2020. The apex ...
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DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Inch Up to ₹110.67 Billion in October

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Inch Up to ₹110.67 Billion in October

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed over ₹110.67 billion (~$1.5 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments across 439 pending invoices, according to data from the Ministry of ...
High Court Stays Chandigarh DISCOM Privatization, Says it’s Not Legally Sustainable

High Court of Punjab and Haryana Issues Stay Order on Chandigarh DISCOM Privatization

The High Court of Punjab and Haryana has issued a stay order on the Central Government’s proposal to privatize Chandigarh’s electricity distribution company (DISCOMs). The UT Powermen Union of Chandigarh had filed ...
Telangana Finalizes Demand-Side Management Regulations for Distribution Licensees

Telangana Finalizes Demand-Side Management Regulations for Distribution Licensees

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has released the final regulations for the demand-side management (DSM) initiatives of distribution licensees (DISCOMS). The DSM initiative is designed to encourage consumers ...
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APTEL’s Stay on REC Trading has Significantly Impacted the Renewable Market_ Interview

APTEL’s Stay on REC Trading has Significantly Impacted the Renewable Market: Interview

Renewable energy certificates (RECs) play a vital role in helping companies meet their renewable purchase obligations (RPOs). They encourage the sale and growth of renewable energy and help the country ...
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DISCOM Privatization_ Chandigarh Invites Bidders to Acquire its Distribution Licensee

DISCOM Privatization: Chandigarh Invites Bidders to Acquire its Distribution Licensee

The Chandigarh Administration has issued a request for proposal (RfP) inviting bidders to acquire its distribution company (DISCOM). In the notice inviting bids, the Electricity Wing of the Engineering Department of the Union Territory ...
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Reduced Late Payment Surcharges, A Double Whammy for Power Generators_

Reduced Late Payment Surcharges, A Double Whammy for Power Generators?

To reduce the financial burden of distribution companies (DISCOMs), the Ministry of Power (MoP) proposed a reduction in late payment surcharges (LPS) for payment delays to the power generators last ...
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DISCOMs Ask For Steep Hike in Electricity Tariff in Karnataka, Commission Goes Easy

DISCOMs Ask For Steep Hike in Electricity Tariff in Karnataka, Commission Goes Easy

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued the retail tariff order for various distribution companies (DISCOMS) for FY 2021.  The new tariffs will come into force from November 01, ...
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All DISCOMs Asked to Comply with Energy Conservation Act to Cut Electricity Losses

All DISCOMs Asked to Comply with Energy Conservation Act to Cut Electricity Losses

The Ministry of Power (MoP) issued a notification to cover all distribution companies (DISCOMs) under the purview of the Energy Conservation (EC) Act, 2001, to help reduce electricity losses and ...
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Equity Lock-In Period Criteria Relaxed for Transmission Service Providers

Equity Lock-In Period Criteria Relaxed for Transmission Service Providers

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued amendments to the 'equity lock-in period' given in the standard bidding documents to select transmission service providers for interstate transmission system (ISTS) projects ...
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ADB Extends Nearly $133 Million to Modernize Meghalaya’s Power Distribution System

ADB Extends Nearly $133 Million to Modernize Meghalaya’s Power Distribution System

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it has approved a $132.8 million loan to modernize the power distribution network in Meghalaya. The loan will be utilized to support a ...
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Shortfall in Supply of Bundled Renewable Power to Attract Penalty of 400%

Shortfall in Supply of Bundled Renewable Power to Attract Penalty of 400%

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has amended its guidelines for tariff-based competitive bidding for power procurement from round-the-clock (RTC) power projects to allow them to be bundled with any non-renewable ...
GAIL Seeks Transaction Advisor to Evaluate Acquisition of Renewable Energy Assets

GAIL Seeks Transaction Advisor to Evaluate Acquisition of Renewable Energy Assets

Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) has invited bids for the appointment of a transaction advisor for evaluating merger and acquisition (M&A) opportunities in the renewable energy space. The scope ...
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