Chhattisgarh Revises Late Payment Surcharge for Industrial and Commercial Consumers

Chhattisgarh Revises Late Payment Surcharge for C&I Electricity Consumers

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued an order through a suo moto petition revising the late payment surcharges (LPS) for fixed electricity bills payable by industrial and ...
Chhattisgarh Cuts Late Payment Surcharge to 0.75% to Help DISCOMs

Chhattisgarh Cuts Late Payment Surcharge to 0.75% to Help DISCOMs

To deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused economic disruptions across the board, the Chhattisgarh Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued an order reducing the payment of the ...
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India’s Power Supply Deficit Was 0.5% for FY 2019-20

India’s Power Supply Deficit Was 0.5% for FY 2019-20

India’s power supply deficit stood at 0.5% at the end of March for the financial year 2019-20, and the peak power deficit stood at 0.7%, according to the data published ...
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MNRE Grants Blanket Extension of Lockdown Period Plus 30 Days for Renewable Projects

MNRE Grants Blanket Extension of Lockdown Period Plus 30 Days for Renewable Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a blanket commissioning time extension for all renewable energy projects under construction in the country on account of the nationwide ...
Electricity Act Amendment Draft Addresses Strict Enforcement of Contracts, RPO

Electricity Act Amendment Draft Addresses Strict Enforcement of Contracts, RPO

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued a draft proposal for the amendment of the Electricity Act 2003 to address contract enforcement, among other vital issues. The Ministry has invited ...
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MNRE Directs Three States to Allow Rollover of Banked Energy Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

MNRE Directs Three States to Allow Rollover of Banked Energy Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an advisory saying that the power energy departments and distribution companies (DISCOMs) in three states should consider permitting rollover of ...
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Amid Lockdown, Goa and Union Territories Reduce Late Payment Surcharge to 1% Per Month

Amid Lockdown, Goa and Union Territories Reduce Late Payment Surcharge to 1% Per Month

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories (UTs) has reduced the late payment surcharge (LPS) from 2% to 1% per month. The Commission ...
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Punjab Decides to Reduce Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs to 6% Per Annum

Punjab Decides to Reduce Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs to 6% Per Annum

Due to the ongoing lockdown as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has provisionally reduced the rate of late payment surcharge (LPS) ...
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AfDB Approves $830,000 to Set Up Green Mini-Grids in the Republic of Guinea

AfDB Approves $830,000 to Set Up Green Mini-Grids in the Republic of Guinea

The African Development Bank (AfDB) announced that it had approved a grant of $830,000 (~₹62.95 million) to the Guinean Agency for Rural Electrification (AGER) to help it set up green ...
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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