CERC Releases Inter-State Transmission Connectivity Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Projects

CERC Releases Inter-State Transmission Connectivity Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has released draft regulations for granting Inter-State Transmission Connectivity to solar and wind projects. The proposal, entitled “Grant of Connectivity and General Network Access ...
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MERC Forecasting Scheduling Deviation Settlement

MERC to Come Out with Regulations for Forecasting and Deviation Settlement of Solar Generation

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) is preparing draft regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind generation in the state. It noted that the process ...
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India’s Power Supply Deficit

India’s Power Supply Deficit Recorded at 0.7 Percent During Apr-Sep 2017

India recorded a power supply deficit of 0.7 percent during the six-month period between April to September 2017. Over 615,494 million units (MU) of electricity was supplied, 4,260 MU less than ...
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TPDDL and GIZ Sign MOU to Promote Renewable Energy

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited and GIZ Sign MOU to Promote Renewable Energy

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL), a power distribution company (DISCOM), and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore possibilities for collaboration ...
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Transmission Network Components

ADB to Finance More Transmission Network Components with Co-Financing from AIIB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has increased its investment in Indian grid-infrastructure development by agreeing to fund additional power transmission network components with co-financing from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank ...
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Indonesia ADB Loan Energy Sector

ADB to Provide $1.1 Billion Loan to Strengthen Indonesia’s Energy Sector

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $1.1 billion in loan to Indonesia to diversify and strengthen its energy sector. According to an ADB release, “The Board of Directors today ...
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REC Mahagenco 13K Loan

Rural Electrification Corporation Provides $2 Billion Loan to MAHAGENCO to Develop Thermal and Renewable Energy Projects

The Rural Electrification Corporation (REC), a public sector unit of the Government of India involved in financing all segments of power sector, has provided a ₹130 billion (~$2 billion) loan ...
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Solar and Wind Generators in Andrha Pradesh

Solar and Wind Generators to Pay Deviation Charges for Under Production in Andhra Pradesh

To facilitate large-scale grid integration of solar and wind power while maintaining grid stability, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has released new regulations for forecasting, scheduling, and deviation ...
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Telangana DISCOMs

Telangana DISCOMs Petition TSERC for Surcharge on Open Access Consumers for FY 2017-18

The Northern Power Distribution Company of Telangana (TSNPDCL) and Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana (TSSPDCL) have petitioned the Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) to set an additional surcharge ...
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MERC Forecasting Scheduling Deviation Settlement

₹2.09 Trillion in DISCOM Debt Taken Over by States Under UDAY

States participating in the Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance Yojana (UDAY) have taken over debt of ₹2.09 trillion (~$32.5 billion) from their DISCOMs. This is almost half of the ₹4.3 ...
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kamuthi solar project

TNERC Rejects Petition from the Adani Group

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has rejected petitions from three Adani subsidiaries regarding implementation of must-run status of solar projects in Tamil Nadu. Kamuthi Renewable Energy, Ramnad Solar ...
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Political Considerations at Play as 'DISCOM's Subsidy Dependence up by 7-8 Percent

Political Considerations at Play as ‘DISCOM’s Subsidy Dependence up by 7-8 Percent

The overall subsidy dependence of power distribution companies (DISCOMs) is estimated to increase by 7-8 percent to Rs.810 billion (~$12.53 billion) in the current financial year. The overall subsidy requirement ...
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grid

Power Grid Plans Capital Expenditure of Rs.250 Billion (~$3.87 Billion) for FY2017-18

The Power Grid Corporation (PGCIL), a state run transmission and distribution company, has planned a capital expenditure of Rs.250 billion (~$3.87 billion) for FY2017-18. The company has reported a 22 ...
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POWER

India Expects Power Surplus of 8.8 Percent and Peak Surplus of 6.8 Percent in FY2017-18

According to the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) 2017 Load Generation Balance Report, a study on the anticipated power supply position for financial year (FY) 2017-18, India is expecting a power ...
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power

Mercom Exclusive: India Power Utilities Performance Ratings – Some Improve, Some Don’t

According to the latest “Integrated Rating for State Power Distribution Utilities” report by the Ministry of Power, the four Gujarat state power distribution utilities (DISCOMs) have emerged as top performers ...
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ADB

NTPC Lists Second Masala Bond on the London Stock Exchange

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), has listed a second round of masala bonds on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The company will use the proceeds to fund clean energy ...
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Andhra Pradesh DISCOM’s

Andhra Pradesh DISCOM’s to Renegotiate Power Purchase Agreements

The Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company (APSPDCL), a state distribution company, has decided to renegotiate power purchase agreements (PPAs) it had signed with wind project developers. The PPA's were ...
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cash

Tata Power Achieves Complete Zero Cash Payables

Tata Power, an Indian power utility, announced that it has achieved complete zero cash payables. The company is working towards bringing down cash collections from its electricity customers with regulatory ...
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UDAY

Indian State of Mizoram Joins UDAY Program

Mizoram is the 27th Indian State to join the Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance Yojana (UDAY) program which was implemented by the government of India to assist in the financial ...
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UDAY

States of Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh and Kerala Join India’s UDAY

Twenty-six Indian states and union territories have so far joined the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) program which was implemented by the government of India to assist the financial turn ...
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Solar tender

Mercom Exclusive: Payment Delays are Increasing Risk and Project Costs for Solar and Wind Projects in Many States

Payment delays by distribution companies (DISCOMs) continue to pose a challenge for the growing renewable energy sector in India as it tries to achieve 175 GW of renewable installations by ...
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Power DISCOM Ratings

Rs.2.07 Trillion (~$30.99 Billion) of DISCOM Debt Restructured Under India’s UDAY Program Says Mr. Piyush Goyal

A total of ~Rs.2.07 trillion (~$30.99 billion) DISCOM debt has been restructured under the Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) program in India. UDAY is a government program designed to facilitate ...
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CERC Changes Duration of Long-Term Access and Medium-Term Open Access for Power Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has released the sixth amendment CERC (Grant of Connectivity, Long-term Access and Medium-term Open Access in Inter-State Transmission and related matters) Regulations 2017. Under ...
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ADB

Demonetization Helps DISCOMs Recover Close to Rs.28.75 Billion

The demonetization program has proved to be a positive for India’s power distribution companies (DISCOMs). The Power Finance Corporation (PFC) stated that DISCOMs across the country were paid a total ...
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ADB

Mercom Exclusive: One Year After Launch, UDAY Yet to Make a Big Impact

Dismal DISCOM (distribution company) credit profiles due to high debt, heavy losses and poor operational efficiencies affects every aspect of the Indian power sector and is directly responsible for large ...
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