Odisha_ Consumers Sourcing Renewable Power Through Open Access Exempt From Surcharge

Odisha: Consumers Sourcing Renewable Power Through Open Access Exempt From Surcharge

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has announced the revised cross-subsidy surcharge, wheeling, and transmission charges applicable for consumers availing conventional power through open access. The charges are for the ...
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India to Set up a Task Force to Establish Power Equipment Manufacturing Zones_ RK Singh

India to Set up a Task Force to Establish Power Equipment Manufacturing Zones: RK Singh

The Union Minister of Power, R.K. Singh, cautioned domestic manufacturers against importing necessary equipment from ‘countries of concern.’ Singh spoke at a webinar- Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers Association (IEEMA) ...
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Ministry of Power Readies Framework to Privatize Distribution Licensees

Ministry of Power Readies Framework to Privatize Distribution Licensees

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued draft standard bidding documents to select bidders for acquiring a majority stake in distribution licensees for the distribution and retail sale of electricity ...
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Telangana Opposes Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

Telangana Opposes Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

The Telangana State Legislative Assembly has accepted the state government's resolution opposing the central government's proposed amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003. In April 2020, the Ministry of Power (MoP) issued a ...
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PFC and REC to Infuse ₹3 Billion to Set up Backend Infrastructure for Smart Meters

PFC and REC to Infuse ₹3 Billion to Set up Backend Infrastructure for Smart Meters

The Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC), in a recent filing on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), said that it had approved the infusion of ₹1.5 billion (~$20.4 million) in a ...
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Relief to SMEs in Tamil Nadu As State Raises Low-Tension Category Limit to 150 kW

Relief to SMEs in Tamil Nadu As State Raises Low-Tension Category Limit to 150 kW

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued a notice specifying amendments to the state’s electricity supply and distribution code, according to which the limit of electricity demand has ...
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West Bengal Regulator Directs State DISCOM to Allow Open Access to ITC Limited

West Bengal Regulator Directs State DISCOM to Allow Open Access to ITC Limited

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) approved ITC Limited's request for open access. The Commission directed the West Bengal State Load Despatch Center (SLDC) to coordinate with Calcutta Electricity ...
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COVID-19 Relief: Delhi Reduces Fixed Power Charges for C&I Consumers by 50%

COVID-19 Relief: Delhi Reduces Fixed Power Charges for C&I Consumers by 50%

In a huge respite for the electricity consumers in the national capital, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has reduced fixed charges by 50% for industrial and non-domestic consumers. The ...
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Cabinet Approves Asset Monetization of Power Grid Corporation Through InvIT Model

Cabinet Approves Asset Monetization of Power Grid Corporation Through InvIT Model

The Ministry of Power (MoP) announced that the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the asset monetization of the Power Grid Corporation of ...
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Despite Relief Measures, DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Rose to ₹103 Billion in July

Despite Relief Measures, DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Rose to ₹103 Billion in July

The distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable generators nearly ₹103.11 billion (~$1.4 billion) in overdue payment (excluding dues under dispute) spread across 579 invoices at the end of July 2020, according ...
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Power From Fossil Fuel-Based Co-Generation Projects Not Considered for RPO Compliance

Power from Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Projects Not Considered for RPO Compliance

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) said that any power purchased from fossil fuel cogeneration projects would not be counted for renewable purchase obligation (RPO) compliance. However, the regulatory ...
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Farmers in Andhra Pradesh To Receive Power Subsidies Through Direct Benefit Transfer

Farmers in Andhra Pradesh To Receive Power Subsidies Through Direct Benefit Transfer

Andhra Pradesh government has decided to introduce Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) on the subsidy extended as free electricity to farmers. This program will initially start with one district by December ...
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Andhra Pradesh Releases ₹9 Billion to Pay NTPC Towards Letter of Credit

Andhra Pradesh Releases ₹9 Billion to Pay NTPC Towards Letter of Credit

The government of Andhra Pradesh approved ₹9 billion (~$123 million) to meet the expenditure of the state distribution companies (DISCOMs) in line with the payment mechanism notified by the central ...
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The Central Electricity Regulator Will Not Hear Any Petitions in September

The Central Electricity Regulator Will Not Hear Any Petitions in September

In a significant development, the Supreme Court of India has asked two Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) members to go on leave until the Commission appoints a member of law ...
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No Hike in Delhi’s Power Tariff for FY 2020-21 Due to COVID-19 Disruptions

No Hike in Delhi’s Power Tariff for FY 2020-21 Due to COVID-19 Disruptions

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has announced that it would not raise the electricity tariffs for the financial year (FY) 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In its press ...
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India’s Power Demand is Almost Back to Pre-COVID Levels_ POSOCO Report

India’s Power Demand is Almost Back to Pre-COVID Levels: POSOCO Report

Data from POSOCO, the National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC), has shown that power demand in the country rose after it dipped during the COVID-19-induced nationwide lockdown. The data showed that ...
Hyderabad’s Energy Requirement in 2025 Could be Higher Than Mumbai’s_ CEA Report

Hyderabad’s Energy Requirement in 2025 Could be Higher Than Mumbai’s: CEA Report

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has released the second part of its 19th Electric Power Survey (EPS), which forecasts the power consumption across 20 cities in India. The forecast is ...
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SECI Disbursed ₹5.2 Billion to Solar and Wind Power Generators in July 2020

SECI Disbursed ₹5.2 Billion to Solar and Wind Power Generators in July 2020

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) paid nearly ₹5.2 billion (~$70.2 million) to developers for the purchase of solar and wind power in July 2020. This represented about ...
New Transmission Infrastructure for Solar and Wind Coming Up in Rajasthan and Gujarat

New Transmission Infrastructure for Solar and Wind Coming Up in Rajasthan and Gujarat

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has allowed Bikaner Khetri Transmission Limited (BKTKL) and Powergrid Bhuj Transmission Limited (PBTL) to lay transmission lines for renewable projects in Rajasthan and Gujarat. According ...
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Haryana Mulls Competitive Bidding Route for Power Transmission Projects

Haryana Mulls Competitive Bidding Route for Power Transmission Projects

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has invited comments and suggestions from power sector stakeholders on its paper proposing the introduction of competitive bidding for power transmission projects. The deadline ...
Solar Developer Seeks Return of Bank Guarantee After PPA Termination

Solar Developer Seeks Return of Bank Guarantee After PPA Termination

Arina Solar Private Limited has filed a petition with the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) requesting it to direct the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to return its performance ...
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CERC Approves Introduction of Green Term-Ahead Market Contracts on IEX

CERC Approves Introduction of Green Term-Ahead Market Contracts on IEX

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved the introduction of the 'Green Term-Ahead Market' (GTAM) contracts on the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), adding that it would provide an avenue ...
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Sterlite Power Sells 14.7% Stake in India Grid Trust for ₹8.4 Billion

Sterlite Power Sells 14.7% Stake in India Grid Trust for ₹8.4 Billion

Sterlite Power, a power transmission infrastructure developer, announced that it had sold a 14.7% stake in the India Grid Trust (IndiGrid) for an amount of ₹8.4 billion (~$112.2 million) to ...
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Power Finance Corporation Releases ₹306 Billion as Part of DISCOMs’ Liquidity Package

Power Finance Corporation Releases ₹306 Billion as Part of DISCOMs’ Liquidity Package

The Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC) has approved ₹306.07 billion (~$4.09 billion) as of July 31, 2020, as part of the liquidity package announced by the government for eligible distribution ...
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Over ₹300 Billion Released by REC Under DISCOMs’ Liquidity Package

Over ₹300 Billion Released by REC Under DISCOMs’ Liquidity Package

REC Limited, formerly called the Rural Electrification Corporation Limited, reported that it had sanctioned over ₹300 billion (~$4 billion) to distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the country as of July 31, ...