IEX's Green Term-Ahead Market Trades Over 21 MU of Solar Power in March 2021

IEX’s Green Term-Ahead Market Trades Over 21 MU of Solar Power in March 2021

Driven by an increasing electricity demand across Indian states, the electricity market at the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) witnessed an all-time high volume of 8,249 million units (MU) in March ...
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The Role of DISCOMs in India's Transition to a Clean Energy Regime

The Role of DISCOMs in India’s Transition to a Clean Energy Regime

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) should ideally be at the forefront of fulfilling the country's clean energy commitments. However, DISCOMs have remained the weakest link in India's power system. The poor financial ...
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National Average Power Purchase Cost of ₹3.85/kWh Set for Open Access Solar Projects

National Average Power Purchase Cost of ₹3.85/kWh Set for Open Access Solar Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has set the national Average Power Purchase Cost (APPC) for open access at ₹3.85 (~$0.052)/kWh. The APPC would be applicable during the financial year ...
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DISCOMs’ Outstanding Payments to Renewable Generators Cross ₹123 Billion in February

DISCOMs’ Outstanding Payments to Renewable Generators Cross ₹123 Billion in February

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹123.45 billion (~$1.68 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments across 206 pending invoices at the end of February 2021, according to ...
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Unfit 20-Year Old Private Vehicles to Be Deregistered Under 'Vehicle Scrapping Policy'

Unfit 20-Year Old Private Vehicles to be Deregistered Under ‘Vehicle Scrapping Policy’

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, the Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari, announced the 'Vehicle Scrapping Policy.' "In the interest of a clean environment and rider and pedestrian ...
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Letter of Credit Order Ignored, Andhra DISCOMs Allowed to Buy Power from Spot Market

Letter of Credit Order Ignored, Andhra DISCOMs Allowed to Buy Power from Spot Market

The Andhra Pradesh High Court, in a recent order, has allowed the distribution companies (DISCOMs) of the state to operate through power exchanges and to secure power through open access ...
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Emphasis on Electric Vehicles and Solar Projects to Fight Pollution in Delhi Budget

Emphasis on Electric Vehicles and Solar Projects to Fight Pollution in Delhi Budget

The Delhi Government presented its budget for 2021-22, highlighting several sops for electric vehicles, electric public transportation, and solar projects. The Delhi Government has allocated ₹ 32.27 billion (~$442.18 million) ...
Andhra Pradesh Invites Bids to Procure Electric Two-Wheelers for Government Employees

Andhra Pradesh Invites Bids to Procure Electric Two-Wheelers for Government Employees

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has invited expressions of interest for electric two-wheelers for use by state government employees. Bidders must pay a non-refundable ...
Bombay High Court Stays DISCOM Privatization Auction Won by Torrent Power

Bombay High Court Stays DISCOM Privatization Auction Won by Torrent Power

The Bombay High Court has suspended the auction for a 51% equity stake in the power distribution company (DISCOM) for the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman ...
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NSEFI Seeks Interest Waiver to Help Solar Developers Clear Unpaid Safeguard Duty Dues

NSEFI Seeks Interest Waiver to Help Solar Developers Clear Unpaid Safeguard Duty Dues

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has requested the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) to introduce a 'Legacy Dispute Resolution/Settlement Program to help eligible safeguard ...
Meghalaya Announces Electric Vehicle Policy with Purchase Subsidy for Early Adopters

Meghalaya Announces Electric Vehicle Policy with Purchase Subsidy for Early Adopters

The Transport Department of the Government of Meghalaya has issued the 'Meghalaya Electric vehicle Policy, 2021', which aims to see electric vehicles (EV) representing 15% of the state's overall vehicle ...
Karnataka’s Renewable Energy Policy for 2021-2026 Aims at Adding 2 GW of Rooftop Solar

Karnataka’s Renewable Energy Policy for 2021-2026 Aims at Adding 2 GW of Rooftop Solar

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has issued the ‘Draft Karnataka Renewable Energy Policy 2021-2026” aimed at developing 20 GW of renewable energy projects with and without energy storage. According ...
Telangana Solar Developers Write to Chief Minister About Piling Dues from DISCOMs

Telangana Solar Developers Write to Chief Minister About Piling Dues from DISCOMs

The Telangana Solar Power Developers' Association has urged the state Chief Minister to advise the Telangana State Power Coordination Committee and Telangana state distribution companies (DISCOMs) to clear at least ...
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Edged Up to ₹122 Billion in January 2021

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Edged Up to ₹122 Billion in January 2021

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹122.49 billion (~$1.65 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments across 384 pending invoices at the end of January 2021, according to ...
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The Ministry of Power has issued new regulations regarding the late payment surcharge, which will be applicable for power purchase agreements

Ministry of Power Issues New Rules for Late Payment Surcharge Payable by DISCOMs

The Ministry of Power has issued new regulations regarding the late payment surcharge, which will be applicable for power purchase agreements (PPAs) and transmission service agreements in which the tariffs ...
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Bids Invited for the Procurement of 188,000 Smart Meters for Ajmer and Jodhpur DISCOMs

Bids Invited for the Procurement of 188,000 Smart Meters for Ajmer and Jodhpur DISCOMs

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has invited bids to procure 188,000 smart meters based on 3G/4G mode for deployment under Ajmer and Jodhpur distribution companies (DISCOMs). The successful bidder ...
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India to Soon Get Another Power Exchange

India to Soon Get Another Power Exchange

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) proposes to grant registration to Pranurja Solutions to establish and operate a power exchange. The Commission said that it would invite suggestions and comments ...
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DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Reach ₹121 Billion in December 2020

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Reach ₹121 Billion in December 2020

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed nearly ₹121.12 billion (~$1.65 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments across 380 pending invoices, according to data released by the Ministry ...
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CERC Rejects Petition to Exempt Projects in Solar Parks from ISTS Charges

CERC Rejects Petition to Exempt Projects in Solar Parks from ISTS Charges

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has rejected a petition to declare an inter-state transmission system (ISTS) transmission network connecting the solar park with the national grid as a ‘project ...
Ministry of Power suggests Changes to CERC Regulations Regarding Transmission Charges

Ministry of Power Suggests Changes to CERC Regulations Regarding Transmission Charges

The Ministry of Power has issued directions to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) regarding sharing transmission charges under 'force majeure' conditions. The ministry noted that the Central Transmission Utility ...
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SC Allows CERC to Pronounce Orders in Reserved Matters Until New Member of Law Joins

SC Allows CERC to Pronounce Orders in Reserved Matters Until New Member of Law Joins

In a new development regarding the appointment of Member (Law) at the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), the supreme court has allowed pronouncement of judgments in some reserved matters until ...
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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