Power Ministry to Empanel Members of Committee to Resolve Contractual Disputes

Power Ministry to Empanel Members of Committee to Resolve Contractual Disputes

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has invited an expression of interest (EoI) to empanel members of the conciliation committee of independent experts (CCIE) to resolve disputes in contracts of central ...
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DISCOM Privatization Lakshadweep Invites Bidders to Acquire its Distribution Licensee

DISCOM Privatization: Lakshadweep Invites Bidders to Acquire its Distribution Licensee

The Electricity Department of the Union Territory (UT) of Lakshadweep has invited bids to acquire its distribution company (DISCOM) responsible for electricity distribution and retail supply. The last date of submission of ...
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DISCOMs Owed ₹194.52 Billion to Renewable Energy Generators at the end of December 2021

DISCOMs Owed ₹194.52 Billion to Renewable Energy Generators at the end of December 2021

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹194.52 billion (~$2.61 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments at the end of December 2021, according to data released by the Ministry ...
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Thirty-Nine DISCOMs Submit Draft Proposals Under Power Reforms Program

Thirty-Nine DISCOMs Submit Draft Proposals Under Power Reforms Program

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has said that 39 out of 55 electricity distribution companies (DISCOMs) have submitted draft proposals under the ₹3.03 trillion (~$40.82 billion) reforms-based result-linked power distribution ...
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Open Access Renewable Energy Generators to Have Easy Access to ISTS Network

Open Access Renewable Energy Generators to Have Easy Access to ISTS Network

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a draft regulation - ‘Connectivity and General Network Access to the Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) Regulations, 2021.’ The proposed regulations provide the ...
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Captive Power Consumers Not Liable to Pay Additional Surcharge: Supreme Court

Captive Power Consumers Not Liable to Pay Additional Surcharge: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India, in a recent order, ruled that captive power consumers were not liable to pay an additional surcharge under Section 42 (4) of the Electricity Act, ...
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Tamil Nadu Issues Revised Guidelines for Verifying Captive Power Projects

Tamil Nadu Issues Revised Guidelines for Verifying Captive Power Projects

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC), in a recent order, revised the rules for the verification of captive open access projects. The data verification procedure for providing captive status ...
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DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Rise to ₹200.85 Billion in November

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Rise to ₹200.85 Billion in November

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹200.85 billion (~$2.67 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments at the end of November 2021, according to data released by the ...
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Over 165,000 EVs Deployed With ₹5.64 Billion Incentives Under FAME-II Program

Over 165,000 EVs Deployed with ₹5.64 Billion Incentives Under FAME-II Program

As of November 25, 2021, over 165,000 electric vehicles (EVs) have been supported through demand incentives of ₹5.64 billion (~$75.36 million) under the second phase of the Faster Adoption and ...
ReNew Energy Receives License for Inter-State Electricity Trading Across India

ReNew Energy Receives License for Inter-State Electricity Trading Across India

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has granted an inter-state trading license to ReNew Energy Markets to trade power across India. Background ReNew Energy Markets, a ReNew Power group company, ...
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Spike in Freight Rates Likely to Impact Global Import Prices by 11% Until 2023 UNCTAD

Spike in Freight Rates Likely to Impact Global Import Prices by 11% Until 2023: UNCTAD

The current surge in container freight rates, if sustained, could increase global import price levels by 11% and consumer price levels by 1.5% between now and 2023, according to UNCTAD's Review ...
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Government to Give Purchase Preference To Local Manufacturers in the Power Sector

Government to Give Purchase Preference to Local Manufacturers in the Power Sector

In an initiative to boost the 'Make in India' program, the Ministry of Power has issued a notification to provide purchase preference for local suppliers in the power sector. Only ...
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Consumer Power Tariffs to be Hiked Automatically When DISCOM Power Purchase Costs Rise

Consumer Power Tariffs to be Hiked Automatically When DISCOM Power Purchase Costs Rise

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has notified Electricity (Timely Recovery of Costs due to Change in Law) Rules, 2021, and asked states to allow distribution companies (DISCOMs) to pass on ...
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IEX’s Green Market Trades 372 MU of Renewable Energy in October

IEX’s Green Market Trades 372 MU of Renewable Energy in October

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) traded 372.4 million units (MU) of renewable energy in October 2021, a 31% month-over-month (MoM) decline compared to 543 MU in September. The exchange saw ...
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India's Peak Power Deficit Down from 16.6% in FY 2008 to 0.4% in FY 2021: Ministry of Power

India’s Peak Power Deficit Down from 16.6% in FY 2008 to 0.4% in FY 2021: Ministry of Power

India reduced its peak power deficit from 16.6% in financial year (FY) 2008 to 0.4% in FY 2021, backed by several policy and infrastructure interventions, according to the Ministry of ...
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Jakson to Scale Up its Module Manufacturing Facility to 1 GW by 2022 Interview

Jakson to Scale Up its Module Manufacturing Facility to 1 GW by 2022: Interview

The Indian solar market is steadily recovering after facing several challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns in the past two years. According to Mercom's Q2 2021 India Solar ...
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DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators up by 27% at the End of October

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators up by 27% at the End of October

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹197.12 billion (~$2.64 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments at the end of October 2021, according to data released by the ...
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Approval Process for Transmission Projects Revised to Expedite Renewable Integration

Approval Process for Transmission Projects Revised to Expedite Renewable Integration

The Ministry of Power has revised the terms of reference of the National Committee on Transmission (NCT) to fast track the planning and approval of interstate transmission systems (ISTS) projects ...
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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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