Transmission Line Proposed to Supply 500 MW of Renewable Energy to Reliance Refinery

Transmission Line Proposed to Supply 500 MW of Renewable Energy to Reliance Refinery

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has asked for stakeholder consultation regarding a transmission line to supply an additional 500 MW of renewable energy-based power to Reliance Industries (RIL) Jamnagar ...
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Deviation Settlement Mechanism Implementation Begins in Maharashtra

Deviation Settlement Mechanism Implementation Begins in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has passed an order to resolve multiple issues relating to the commercial implementation of the Deviation Settlement Mechanism (DSM) Regulations. The Commission notified that ...
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Power Ministry Mandates Quarterly Energy Audits by DISCOMs to Reduce T&D Losses

Power Ministry Mandates Quarterly Energy Audits by DISCOMs to Reduce T&D Losses

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has directed power distribution companies (DISCOMs) to undertake energy accounting periodically to develop a comprehensive energy accounting system to quantify distribution losses. The Bureau of ...
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Three Cogeneration Projects in Odisha Exempted from Renewable Purchase Obligation

Three Cogeneration Projects in Odisha Exempted from Renewable Purchase Obligation

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has ruled in favor of three captive power generating projects and exempted them from renewable purchase obligation (RPO) compliance if the consumption from the ...
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Punjab Open Access Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹1.16/kWh Until March 2022

Punjab Open Access Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹1.16/kWh Until March 2022

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has extended the validity of the additional surcharge of ₹1.16 (~$0.016)/kWh payable by open access consumers until September 30, 2021, to the second ...
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Ministry Issues Guidelines for Optimum Utilization of Power Generation Capacity

Ministry Issues Guidelines for Optimum Utilization of Power Generation Capacity

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has approved the guidelines for optimum utilization of power generation capacity. As per the tariff policy, power generating stations must always be available and ready ...
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Resolution of SEBI-CERC Dispute Will Pave the Way for Reforms – Power Ministry

Resolution of SEBI-CERC Dispute Will Pave the Way for Reforms – Power Ministry

The Supreme Court has disposed of the long-pending dispute between the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) regarding regulatory jurisdiction of electricity ...
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IEX’s Green-Term Ahead Market Traded 1.68 BU in Q3 2021

IEX’s Green-Term Ahead Market Traded 1.68 BU in Q3 2021

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) traded 1.68 billion units (BU) of renewable energy in the third quarter (Q3) of the calendar year (CY) 2021. The exchange traded 8.99 BU of ...
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DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Rise to ₹154.83 Billion at the End of September

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Rise to ₹154.83 Billion at the End of September

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹154.83 billion (~$2.09 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments at the end of September 2021, according to data released by the ...
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New Electricity Rules to Enable Power Utilities to Easily Access Transmission Network

New Electricity Rules to Enable Power Utilities to Easily Access Transmission Network

The Ministry of Power has notified the Electricity (Transmission System Planning, Development, and Recovery of Inter-State Transmission Charges) Rules 2021 to enable power utilities to access the transmission network across ...
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DISCOMs Must Ensure 24/7 Power Supply to Control Air Pollution: Ministry of Power

DISCOMs Must Ensure 24/7 Power Supply to Control Air Pollution: Ministry of Power

The Ministry of Power has issued a draft proposal for amending the Electricity Act, 2021 to ensure that distribution companies (DISCOMs) provide round-the-clock uninterrupted power supply to all consumers and prevent the ...
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Production Linked Incentive Program for EV and Auto Component Manufacturing Approved

Production Linked Incentive Program for EV and Auto Component Manufacturing Approved

The Union Government has notified the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) program for automobile and auto components after approving it recently. The PLI program aims to encourage the industry to make ...
Renewable Energy Certificates To Be Valid Until Sold - Power Ministry

Renewable Energy Certificates to be Valid Until Sold – Power Ministry

The Union Minister of Power R K Singh has approved amendments to the renewable energy certificate (REC) mechanism. According to the new amendments, the REC will remain valid until it ...
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Haryana Commission Rules in Favor of DISCOM in a Dispute Regarding Tariff Determination

Haryana Commission Rules in Favor of DISCOM in a Dispute Regarding Tariff Determination

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC), in a recent order, ruled that a tariff of ₹5.68 (~$0.077)/kWh (without appreciated depreciation) and ₹5.08 (~$0.068)/kWh (with accelerated depreciation) would be applicable for ...
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Haryana Electricity Regulator to Revisit Multi-Year Tariff Regulations, 2019

Haryana Electricity Regulator to Revisit Multi-Year Tariff Regulations, 2019

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC), has announced that it would prepare a consultation paper to revisit the Multi-Year Tariff (MYT) Regulations, 2019. It would place the consultation paper in ...
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DISCOMs Owed Renewable Generators ₹146 Billion at the End of August 2021

DISCOMs Owed Renewable Generators ₹146 Billion at the End of August 2021

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹146.07 billion (~$1.97 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payment across 259 invoices at the end of August 2021, according to data ...
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REC Invites Bids for Transmission Systems to Evacuate 3.5 GW of Renewable Power

REC Invites Bids for Transmission Systems to Evacuate 3.5 GW of Renewable Power

REC Power Development and Consultancy Limited (RECPDCL) has floated two tenders to establish transmission systems for renewable power evacuation in the Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh and Gadag district of ...
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DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Mount to ₹141.44 Billion at the End of July 2021

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Mount to ₹141.44 Billion at the End of July 2021

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹141.44 billion (~$1.94 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding dispute amounts) in overdue payment across 259 pending invoices at the end of July 2021, according to ...
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Delhi Regulatory Commission Releases Renewable Purchase Obligation Guidelines

Delhi Regulatory Commission Releases Renewable Purchase Obligation Guidelines

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has announced the ‘Renewable Purchase Obligation and Renewable Energy Certificate Framework Implementation Regulations, 2021.’ The regulations are effective from April 13, 2021. The rules govern ...
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Gap Between DISCOMs’ Energy Cost and Revenue Narrowed to ₹0.28kWh in FY 2020

Gap Between DISCOMs’ Energy Cost and Revenue Narrowed to ₹0.28/kWh in FY 2020

The Union Minister R.K. Singh said in Rajya Sabha that the gap between the Average Cost of Supply (ACS) and the Average Revenue Realized (ARR) at the national level reduced ...
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Reforms Imperative to Address DISCOM Woes NITI Aayog, RMI Report

Reforms Imperative to Address DISCOM Woes: NITI Aayog, RMI Report

DISCOM privatization is seen as a crucial way out of their financial mess. NITI Aayog, in collaboration with Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), has released a report reviewing the reform efforts ...
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DISCOMs Owed ₹121.91 Billion to Renewable Generators at the End of June

DISCOMs Owed ₹121.91 Billion to Renewable Generators at the End of June

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹121.91 billion (~$1.63 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding dispute amounts) in overdue payment across 256 pending invoices at the end of June 2021, according to ...
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Ministry of Power Releases Detailed Plan to Revamp DISCOMs

Ministry of Power Releases Detailed Plan to Revamp DISCOMs

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued detailed guidelines for reform-based result-linked power distribution program over the next five years. The program aims to improve the quality and the reliability ...
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Odisha DISCOMs and GRIDCO to Auction Surplus Power to Industries in the State

Odisha DISCOMs and GRIDCO to Auction Surplus Power to Industries in the State

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) directed Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO) to find a reasonable tariff to sell surplus power to industries in the state by following a transparent ...
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Regulator to Reconsider Decision to Slash Tariff of Rooftop Solar Project by 46%

Regulator to Reconsider Decision to Slash Tariff of Rooftop Solar Project by 46%

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, directed the Karnataka  Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) to review its earlier order regarding the tariff reduction for the delayed rooftop ...
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