Maharashtra Open Access Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹1.31_kWh for FY 2021

Maharashtra Open Access Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹1.31/kWh for FY 2021

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has announced various charges payable by open access consumers for the financial year 2020-21 to 2024-25. Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has ...
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DISCOMs’ Obligation to Pay for Power Within 45 Days of Raising Letter of Credit Remains

DISCOMs’ Obligation to Pay for Power Within 45 Days of Raising Letter of Credit Remains

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued a clarification regarding letters of credit (LoC) to be given by distribution companies (DISCOMs). It stated that DISCOMs are expected to deposit LoCs for ...
CERC_ DISCOMs to Pay Reduced Late Payment Surcharge Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

CERC: DISCOMs to Pay Reduced Late Payment Surcharge Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Given the ongoing lockdown in the country caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Central Electricity of Regulatory Commission (CERC) has reduced the rate for late payment surcharge (LPS) payable by distribution ...
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CERC Defers Real-Time Power Market Implementation to June 2020 Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

CERC Defers Real-Time Power Market Implementation to June 2020 Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in India, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has decided to defer implementing the real-time power market (RPM) until June 1, 2020. In January 2020, ...
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Punjab Claims it is Curtailing Power Under Force Majeure Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Punjab Claims it is Curtailing Power Under Force Majeure Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has issued a ‘force majeure’ notice stating that it has been forced to curtail power purchase and generation due to the ongoing nationwide ...
Madhya Pradesh Asks Ministry of Power Not to Take Action for Payment Delays

Madhya Pradesh Asks Ministry of Power Not to Take Action for Payment Delays

The Coronavirus outbreak has created an unprecedented situation with the country in a state of complete lockdown declared by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) from March 24, 2020, to ...
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SECI Says UP DISCOMs Can't Claim Force Majeure Amid COVID-19 for Insufficient Funds

SECI Says UP DISCOMs Can’t Claim Force Majeure Amid COVID-19 for Insufficient Funds

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued a letter to the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) stating that its claim of 'force majeure' for its inability to pay ...
DISCOMs Get 3 Month Moratorium to Pay Power Generators Due to COVID-19 Disruption

DISCOMs Get 3 Month Moratorium to Pay Power Generators Due to COVID-19 Disruption

Amid the growing fear of the spread of Coronavirus and the lockdown imposed by the country to stop the spread of COVID-19, the workforce of the power sector, including the ...
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COVID-19 Forces CERC to Postpone Implementation of Amended DSM Regulations

COVID-19 Forces CERC to Postpone Implementation of Amended DSM Regulations

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has rescheduled implementing the fifth amendment of deviation settlement regulations from April 1, 2020, to June 1, 2020. The present regulations (Regulation 7) will ...
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Amid COVID-19 Lockdown, Power To Be Scheduled Despite 50% Reduction in Payment Security

Amid COVID-19 Lockdown, Power To Be Scheduled Despite 50% Reduction in Payment Security

Considering the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), which has severely affected the economy, the Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued a directive which states that the power may be scheduled even ...
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Ministry of Power Revises Local Content Requirements in Power Distribution Components

Ministry of Power Revises Local Content Requirements in Power Distribution Components

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued a public procurement order with revised requirements for locally made components in electrical equipment used in the power distribution center. The Ministry issued ...
Only 84.27% of Supplied Power Billed by States

Only 84.27% of Supplied Power Billed by States

In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister, R.K. Singh, said that according to the data made available by states and union territories (excluding three states and ...
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DISCOMs’ Outstanding Payments to Renewable Generators Rise to ₹62.19 Billion

DISCOMs’ Outstanding Payments to Renewable Generators Rise to ₹62.19 Billion

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable energy generators ₹62.19 billion (~$856.2 million) in overdue outstanding payments at the end of January 2020. Excluding payments under dispute, overdue payments stood at ₹61.88 ...
National Solar Federation Requests Andhra to Withhold Hearing of Forecasting Regulations

Solar Federation Requests Andhra to Withhold Hearing of Forecasting Regulations

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has written a letter to the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) asking it to withhold from a public hearing until the ...
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Government to Set Up 50 GW of Ultra-Mega Renewable Parks in Gujarat and Rajasthan

Government to Set Up 50 GW of Ultra-Mega Renewable Parks in Gujarat and Rajasthan

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification to set up 50 GW of ultra-mega renewable energy parks in Gujarat and Rajasthan. The ultra-mega parks with ...
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MNRE Opens Facilitation Center for Renewable Industry and its Investors

MNRE Opens Facilitation Center for Renewable Industry and its Investors

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has opened an Industry and Investors' Facilitation Centre, which would work as a focal point to provide all the information regarding programs ...
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Ministry of Power Wants Tariff Rebates for Customers Making Prepayments

Ministry of Power Wants Tariff Rebates for Customers Making Prepayments

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has asked the state and UT (Union Territory) governments to request the state electricity regulatory commissions (SERC) to consider reducing the retail power tariff to ...
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Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission Pushes Daman & Diu to Meet RPO Targets

Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission Pushes Daman & Diu to Meet RPO Targets

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) in its order has directed Dadra and Nagar Haveli Power Distribution Corporation Limited (DNHPDCL) and the electricity department of Daman & Diu to bid ...
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Purdue University, Machine Learning, Sensors, Columbia University, Electric Current

New Sensing Technology Could Enhance Machine Learning Precision for Manufacturing EVs

Researchers at Purdue University have come up with a sensing module that involves machine learning in a range of applications ranging from electric cars to manufacturing and home design. The ...
India Likely to Have an Energy Surplus of 5.8% in FY 2019-20_ CEA

India Likely to Have an Energy Surplus of 5.8% in FY 2019-20: CEA

In its latest load generation balance report (LGBR), the Central Energy Authority (CEA) has projected that India’s anticipated power supply position for the year 2019-20 would reflect a surplus of ...
Government Undertakes Measures to Check Cyber Attacks on National Power Grid

Government Undertakes Measures to Check Cyber Attacks on National Power Grid

The Union Minister of Power R.K. Singh recently informed Parliament that the government had taken multiple steps to curb cyber threats on the national power grid. During the Question Hour ...
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Consumers Should be Given the Option to Choose Net Metering_ Nitin Gadkari to RK Singh

Consumers Should be Given the Option to Choose Net Metering: Nitin Gadkari to RK Singh

The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, has requested the Minister of Power R.K. Singh to consider the opinion of the Maharashtra Solar Manufacturers Association (MSMA) for ...
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Not the Right Time to Implement Flexibility in Power Generation, Says MERC

Not the Right Time to Implement Flexibility in Power Generation, Says MERC

In response to a petition filed by Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Ltd. (MSPGCL), the Maharashtra Energy Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued an order which states that it is not ...
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Tata Power and Rockefeller Foundation to Set Up Renewable Microgrids in India

Tata Power and Rockefeller Foundation to Set Up Renewable Microgrids in India

Tata Power and the Rockefeller Foundation have launched TP Renewable Microgrid Ltd., with plans to set up 10,000 microgrids in India by 2026. The new unit is expected to provide ...
Delhi to Procure Another Batch of 300 Electric Buses

Delhi to Procure Another Batch of 300 Electric Buses

To modernize its fleet sustainably, the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) has issued a tender to procure 300 low floor electric buses. Suppliers of the buses would be expected to provide ...