CERC Approves Tariffs for 970 MW of Blended Solar Wind Projects

CERC Approves Tariffs for 970 MW of Blended Solar Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently approved tariffs of ₹2.99 (~$0.039)/kWh for 160 MW and ₹3 (~$0.040)/kWh for 810 MW of wind power projects (blended with solar) as agreed ...
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Solar Park Developer Can Stop Generators from Injecting Excess Energy to the Grid: APTEL

Solar Park Developer Can Stop Generators from Injecting Excess Energy into the Grid: APTEL

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has set aside an order of the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) allowing solar power generators to feed excess energy to the grid. The ...
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Solar Developers to Compensate GRIDCO for Shortfall in Energy Generation

Solar Developers to Compensate GRIDCO for Shortfall in Energy Generation

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) recently directed eight solar developers and the Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO) to amend the power purchase agreements (PPAs) signed for the supply of ...
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Europe Imposes up to 19.2% Anti-Dumping Duty on Chinese Steel Wind Turbine Towers

Europe Imposes up to 19.2% Anti-Dumping Duty on Chinese Steel Wind Turbine Towers

The European Commission has imposed anti-dumping duties ranging from 7.2% to 19.2% on Chinese steel wind turbine (SWT) towers to protect the European wind energy sector. The Commission found that Chinese ...
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Rajasthan High Court Issues Stay Order on a 4 GW Solar Project on Sambhar Lake

Rajasthan High Court Issues Stay Order on a 4 GW Solar Project on Sambhar Lake

The Rajasthan High Court has, in an interim order, directed Hindustan Salts Limited, a government-owned salt company, to refrain from developing the 4 GW solar project at Sambhar Lake in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Hearing ...
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US-Based Power Utility Issues RfP to Acquire 250 MW of Solar Plus Storage Projects

US-Based Power Utility Issues RfP to Acquire 250 MW of Solar Plus Storage Projects

Platte River Power Authority, a U.S.-based power utility company, has issued a request for proposals (RfP) to acquire 250 MW of solar and/or co-located battery storage projects. The last date ...
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CERC Directs Solar Developer to Approach SECI for 'Change in Law' Claims

CERC Directs Solar Developer to Approach SECI for ‘Change in Law’ Claims

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently directed a solar project developer and the subsidiaries to approach Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for 'Change in Law' claims due to ...
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Tariff of ₹2.51kWh Approved for 250 MW of Solar Projects at Dondaicha Solar Park

Tariff of ₹2.51/kWh Approved for 250 MW of Solar Projects at Dondaicha Solar Park

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has authorized the Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MAHAGENCO) and the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to procure 250 MW of ...
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Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers in Punjab Increased to ₹1.22/kWh

Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers in Punjab Increased to ₹1.22/kWh

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has approved an increase in the additional surcharge to ₹1.22(~$0.016)/kWh from ₹1.16 (~$0.015)/kWh for consumers to avail open access beyond their contract demand ...
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NTPC to Pay Usage Charge of ₹3.50/kWh for 1,692 MW of Solar Projects Under CPSU Program

Ceiling Usage Charge of ₹3.50/kWh for 1,692 MW of Solar Projects Under CPSU Program Approved

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), in a recent order, adopted the ceiling usage charge of ₹3.50 (~$0.046)/kWh for 1,692 MW of solar power projects (Tranche I & II) under ...
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Revised GST for Rooftop Solar Systems With Central Financial Assistance

Revised GST for Rooftop Solar Systems With Central Financial Assistance

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has clarified that Central Financial Assistance (CFA) for rooftop solar systems would be calculated as per the revisited Goods and Services Tax ...
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SECI Releases Payments of ₹5.21 Billion for Solar and Wind Power Purchased in October

SECI Releases Payments of ₹5.21 Billion for Solar and Wind Power Purchased in October

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) disbursed ₹5.21 billion (~$68.9 million) to solar and wind developers for the power purchased in October 2021. The disbursed amount accounted for 96% ...
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West Bengal Prepares to Implement Net Metering Program for Rooftop Solar Systems

West Bengal Prepares to Implement Net Metering Program for Rooftop Solar Systems

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has directed India Power Corporation Limited (IPCL) to modify its proposed net metering connection procedure within seven days. The Commission also directed IPCL ...
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Net Metering Request of a Government Entity for 3.7 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems Rejected

Net Metering Request of a Government Entity for 3.7 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems Rejected

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has rejected an industrial consumer’s petition seeking net metering approval for its grid-connected rooftop solar projects under the renewable energy service company (RESCO) ...
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Advanced Technology Adoption Vital to Cut O&M Cost, Increase Solar Project Efficiency

Advanced Technology Adoption Vital to Cut O&M Cost, Increase Solar Project Efficiency

Mercom India hosted a webinar on December 8, 2021, to understand the critical role operations and maintenance (O&M) companies play in optimizing the performance of solar assets while mitigating challenges ...
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Maharashtra DISCOM Gets Regulatory Approval to Procure 111 MW of Solar Power

Maharashtra DISCOM Gets Regulatory Approval to Procure 111 MW of Solar Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) recently approved the procurement of 111 MW of power from grid-connected solar projects under the 'Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana.' The Commission allowed the ...
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Peak & Off-peak Hours Specified for Energy Banking of an Open Access Solar Project

Peak & Off-peak Hours Specified for Energy Banking of an Open Access Solar Project

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has ruled that peak hours for banking and withdrawal of energy would be from 18:00 to 24:00 and off-peak hours from 00:00 to ...
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Commission Rejects Solar Developer's Claim for Service Tax and GST Compensation

Commission Rejects Solar Developer’s Claim for Service Tax and GST Compensation

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has rejected a solar energy developer's compensation petition for the additional tax burden on operation and maintenance (O&M) expenses and carrying costs due to ...
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Jinko Solar’s Revenue Down Marginally Due to Drop in Solar Module Shipments

Jinko Solar’s Revenue Down Marginally Due to Drop in Solar Module Shipments

Chinese solar cell and module manufacturer Jinko Solar has reported a 2.3% year-over-year (YoY) decline in its total revenue for the third quarter (Q3) of 2021. The total revenue declined to RMB ...
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Trump-era Tariffs on Solar Imports Needed to Protect US Manufacturers USITC

Trump-era Tariffs on Solar Imports Needed to Protect US Manufacturers: USITC

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has said that import relief to American industries producing crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells is imperative to prevent serious injury to domestic manufacturers. There is ...
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ISTS Charges to be Levied in Phases on Solar, Wind, Pumped Hydro & Battery Storage Projects

ISTS Charges to be Levied in Phases on Solar, Wind, Pumped Hydro & Battery Storage Projects

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has announced that inter-state transmission system (ISTS) charges will be levied on renewable energy projects, including solar, wind, pumped hydro storage, and  projects with battery ...
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Government Moves Ahead on Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu DISCOM Privatization

Government Moves Ahead on Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu DISCOM Privatization

The Union Cabinet has approved the formation of a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to privatize the electricity distribution business in the Union Territory (UT) of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and ...
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Chemicals Company in Punjab to Buy Renewable Energy Certificates to Fulfill RPO

Chemicals Company in Punjab to Buy Renewable Energy Certificates to Fulfill RPO

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has allowed a chemicals company to fulfill its renewable energy purchase obligation (RPO) shortfall by purchasing renewable energy certificates (REC) by March 31, ...
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Rajasthan Regulator Directs DISCOM to Pay Late Payment Surcharge to a Wind Developer

Rajasthan Regulator Directs DISCOM to Pay Late Payment Surcharge to a Wind Developer

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has directed the Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd (JVVNL) to pay the late payment surcharge (LPS) to a wind energy generator. However, the Commission rejected ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Wind
India Constitutes 81% of South Asian Sales of Off-grid Solar Products in 1H 2021 GOGLA

India Constitutes 81% of South Asian Sales of Off-grid Solar Products in 1H 2021: GOGLA

The Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA) has reported that close to 3.5 million off-grid solar lighting products were sold globally in the first half (1H) of 2021, a 4% decrease ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Off-grid