Himachal Pradesh Reduces Subsidies Offered to Domestic Power Consumers

Himachal Pradesh Reduces Subsidies Offered to Domestic Power Consumers

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has reduced the subsidies offered to domestic power consumers by increasing the effective tariffs. The revised tariffs provide clarity on the tariffs determined ...
Andhra Commission Seeks Data from Load Despatch Center to Justify DSM Amendments

Andhra Commission Seeks Data from Load Despatch Center to Justify DSM Amendments

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has written to the Andhra Pradesh State Load Despatch Center (APSLDC), asking it to submit relevant and necessary data to help justify the ...
DISCOM Dues Pile Up Despite Government’s Efforts to Ease Their Financial Burden

DISCOM Dues Pile Up Despite Government’s Efforts to Ease Their Financial Burden

Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable generators ₹97.25 billion (~$1.31 billion) in overdue payments (excluding dues under dispute) spread across 538 invoices at the end of May 2020, according to data ...
Tata Power Asked to Pay Dues Against Renewable Deviation Settlement Mechanism

QCAs in Maharashtra Receive Bills Against Renewable Deviation Settlement Mechanism

The Maharashtra State Load Despatch Center (MSLDC) has written to qualified coordinating agencies (QCAs) in the state asking them to pay their bills for renewable energy deviation settlement mechanism (RE-DSM) ...
Puducherry Opposes Central Government’s Move to Privatize DISCOMs of Union Territories

Puducherry Opposes Central Government’s Move to Privatize DISCOMs of Union Territories

The union territory of Puducherry has opposed the central government’s proposal to privatize all distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the union territories (UTs) across the country. According to a Twitter post ...
Maharashtra DISCOM Highlights Issues with Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

Maharashtra DISCOM Highlights Issues with Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has written a letter to the Ministry of Power (MoP), highlighting its comments and suggestions on the Ministry’s proposed amendments to the ...
Hitachi ABB Power Grids Wins ₹1.2 Billion Deal to Supply Transformers to Indian Railways

Hitachi ABB Power Grids Wins ₹1.2 Billion Deal to Supply Transformers to Indian Railways

Hitachi ABB Power Grids India announced that it won a ₹1.2 billion (~$16.05 million) order to help the Indian government's goal of 100% railway electrification and to reduce its carbon ...
Andhra DISCOM Says Expensive Renewable Power Procurement Threat to Their Survival

Andhra DISCOM Says Expensive Renewable Power Procurement Threat to its Survival

The Eastern Power Distribution Company of India Limited (APEPDCL) has refused to rescind its open access amendments in the face of objections raised by renewable developers. The developers opposed to ...
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Punjab Reduces Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs to 0.75% Per Month Amid COVID-19

Punjab Reduces Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs to 0.75% Per Month Amid COVID-19

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) announced that it had reduced the late payment surcharge (LPS) to 0.75% per month. The late payment surcharge is to be paid by ...
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Solar Association Asks ₹50 Billion Fund Allocation for Cash-Strapped Andhra DISCOMs

Solar Association Asks ₹50 Billion Fund Allocation for Cash-Strapped Andhra DISCOMs

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has requested the Union Power Minister R.K. Singh to set aside ₹50 billion (~$666.2 million) from the distribution companies (DISCOMs) liquidity package ...
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Tamil Nadu CM Expresses Concern With the Proposed Amendments in Electricity Act

Tamil Nadu CM Expresses Concern With the Proposed Amendments in Electricity Act

In a letter to the Union Power Minister, R.K. Singh, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edapaddi K Palaniswamy, has underlined several concerns relating to the proposed amendment to the ...
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India’s Power Supply Deficit Widens to 0.5% in Q2 2020 Amid COVID_ CEA

India’s Power Supply Deficit Widens to 0.5% in Q2 2020 Amid COVID: CEA

India’s power supply deficit widened to 0.5% in the second quarter of 2020 (Q2 2020), up from 0.4% in the same period last year, according to the data from the ...
DISCOM Aggregate Losses Increased by 68% to ₹496.23 Billion in FY 2018-19_ PFC Report

DISCOM Aggregate Losses Increased by 68% to ₹496.23 Billion in FY 2018-19: PFC Report

The Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC Limited) has released a report with key findings on the performance of state power utilities in the country for the financial year (FY) 2018-19 ...
Chhattisgarh_ No Cross-Subsidy Surcharge for Consumers Availing Open Access Solar

Chhattisgarh: No Cross-Subsidy Surcharge for Consumers Availing Open Access Solar

The Chhattisgarh Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has defined the tariff for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and intra-state open access for the financial year (FY) 2020-21. The regulations will be ...
Power Ministry Imposes Cyber Security Measures on Imported Power Supply Components

Power Ministry Imposes Cyber Security Measures on Imported Power Supply Components

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued a notice mandating all power supply system equipment, components, and parts imported into the country must pass through a check for harmful embedded ...
Tata Power Delhi Distribution Records Over 90% Digital Payments Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Records Over 90% Digital Payments Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL), a leading power utility supplier, catering to the needs of seven million people in the north and north-west Delhi, said it received over 90% ...
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CERC Removes Floor Prices for Solar and Non-Solar RECs

CERC Removes Floor Prices for Solar and Non-Solar RECs

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order implementing revised forbearance and floor prices for solar and non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs). In its order, the Commission implemented ...
Bihar Commission Allows DISCOMs to Carry RPO Shortfall to Next Year

Bihar Commission Allows DISCOMs to Carry RPO Shortfall to Next Year

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has approved the request of the Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited (BSPHCL) to carry forward the shortfall in its renewable purchase obligation (RPO) ...
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RK Singh Hints at 6-Month Extension of ISTS Waiver for Solar and Wind Projects

RK Singh Hints at 6-Month Extension of ISTS Waiver for Solar and Wind Projects

The Union Minister of Power, R.K. Singh, has said that the government is likely to consider extending the interstate transmission system (ISTS) charges for renewable projects by at least six ...
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Bihar Lowers Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Bihar Lowers Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has reduced the rate of late payment surcharges (LPS) payable by the distribution companies (DISCOMs) and transmission licensees to ease their burden during the ...
Andhra Pradesh Gives State Guarantee for DISCOMs to Avail ₹66 Billion in Loans

Andhra Pradesh Gives State Guarantee for DISCOMs to Avail ₹66 Billion in Loans

The Government of Andhra Pradesh has provided a state-backed guarantee for distribution companies (DISCOMs) to avail ₹66 billion (~$873.4 million) loan from the Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC) and Rural ...
Andhra Pradesh Objects to Amendments Proposed in the Electricity Act

Andhra Pradesh Objects to Amendments Proposed in the Electricity Act

In a letter to the Ministry of Power, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has expressed disagreement with the government’s proposed amendments to the Electricity Act. In April, Mercom ...
NTPC Announces Rebate Worth ₹13.63 Billion for DISCOMs

NTPC Announces Rebate Worth ₹13.63 Billion for DISCOMs

NTPC Limited has agreed to defer the capacity charges and provide rebates to distribution companies (DISCOMs) to the tune of ₹34.27 billion (~$455 million) during the nationwide lockdown. The government-owned ...
Maharashtra Postpones Implementation of Deviation Settlement Regulations

Maharashtra Postpones Implementation of Deviation Settlement Regulations

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rescheduled the implementation of its deviation settlement mechanism (DSM) regulations from June 1, 2020, to October 5, 2020. Reason for the delay Initially, ...
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R.K. Singh Seeks ₹3 Trillion to Revamp Power Sector and DISCOMs Over the Next 5 Years

R.K. Singh Seeks ₹3 Trillion to Revamp Power Sector and DISCOMs Over the Next 5 Years

The Union Minister of Power, R.K. Singh, has sought for the Finance Commission’s support to revamp the Indian power sector at the state level and has asked for ₹3 trillion (~$40.05 billion) ...