Generic Tariff of Solar PV Projects Proposed to be Reduced to ₹4.04kWh in Uttarakhand

Generic Tariff of Solar PV Projects Proposed to be Reduced to ₹4.04/kWh in Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has issued a draft proposal to review the benchmark capital cost and generic tariff for solar photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal, and grid-interactive rooftop solar ...
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Captive Power Producers in Maharashtra Allowed Time to Clear RPO Backlog

Captive Power Producers in Maharashtra Allowed Time to Clear RPO Backlog

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in its recent order, allowed captive power producers to fulfill their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) backlog for the financial years (FY) starting 2015 to ...
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Developer's Plea for Extending Commissioning Dates for 140 MW of Solar Projects Rejected

Developer’s Plea for Extending Commissioning Dates for 140 MW of Solar Projects Rejected

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), in a recent order, rejected the request of a solar developer for extension of the scheduled commissioning dates of two solar projects of 70 ...
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Premier Energies to Make Half-Cut and Bifacial Modules at its New Facility

Premier Energies to Make Half-Cut and Bifacial Modules at its New Facility

Domestic solar module manufacturers are slowly ramping up capacities to supply India's solar project pipeline of over 53 GW and another 24.1 GW of projects tendered and pending auctions as of ...
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MERC Directs DISCOM to Allow Gross Metering for a Stalled Rooftop Solar System

MERC Directs DISCOM to Allow Gross Metering for a Stalled Rooftop Solar System

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, asked the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to remove restrictions on a rooftop solar system immediately. MSEDCL is ...
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Chhattisgarh Caps Net Metering for Distributed Renewable Energy Systems at 500 kW

Chhattisgarh Caps Net Metering for Distributed Renewable Energy Systems at 500 kW

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has proposed amendments to the Grid-Interactive Distributed Renewable Energy Sources Regulations, 2019. The regulations will come into force from the date of publication ...
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DISCOM and Load Despatch Center Must Compensate for Curtailment of Solar Power APTEL

DISCOM and Load Despatch Center Must Compensate for Curtailment of Solar Power: APTEL

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, ruled that the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) and the Tamil Nadu State Load Despatch Center (TNSLDC) should ...
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The Critical Role of Solar EPCs in Delivering Quality Projects Amidst Challenges

The Critical Role of Solar EPCs in Delivering Quality Projects Amidst Challenges

India’s solar sector continues to expand and is forecasted to be one of the top solar markets globally for the foreseeable future. Based on the preliminary numbers, solar installations in ...
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APTEL Comes Down on State Electricity Regulator on Tariff Cut for a Solar Project

APTEL Comes Down on State Electricity Regulator on Tariff Cut for a Solar Project

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in its recent order, has ruled in favor of a solar developer, allowing the approval for the extension of the scheduled commercial operation date ...
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Solar Power Generator’s Plea Regarding Payment of Wheeling Charges Rejected

Solar Power Generator’s Plea Regarding Payment of Wheeling Charges Rejected

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC), in a recent order, dismissed the petition filed by a solar power generator and ruled that the amount raised by the Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran ...
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Gujarat: Solar Projects Up to 400% of Contract Demand Allowed for Desalination Plants

Gujarat: Solar Projects Up to 400% of Contract Demand Allowed for Desalination Plants

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC), in a recent order, ruled that seawater desalination programs could set up solar projects with a maximum capacity of 400% of their contract demand ...
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Uttar Pradesh Commission Approves ₹3.29kWh Tariff for a 150 MW Floating Solar Project

Uttar Pradesh Commission Approves ₹3.29/kWh Tariff for a 150 MW Floating Solar Project

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has approved the tariff of ₹3.29 (~$0.044)/kWh based on a petition filed by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the Uttar ...
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Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in July 2021

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in July 2021

Here is a recap of some of the most important headlines from July 2021: Peak power demand in India reached an all-time high of over 200 GW. It surpassed the ...
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Andhra Regulator Rules in Favor of a Solar Power Generator Regarding Wheeling Charges

Andhra Regulator Rules in Favor of a Solar Power Generator Regarding Wheeling Charges

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC), in a recent order, ruled in favor of a solar power generator, stating the Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APSPDCL) ...
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Uniform and Stable Policies Needed for Open Access Solar Market to Grow in India

Uniform and Stable Policies Needed for Open Access Solar Market to Grow in India

Mercom hosted a webinar on July 30, 2021, to take a close look at the policy framework and consumer feedback on the open access solar market in India. The webinar ...
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Punjab Commission Allows Deviations in Competitive Bidding Process for Solar Projects

Punjab Commission Allows Deviations in Competitive Bidding Process for Solar Projects

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has allowed deviations in the guidelines for tariff-based competitive bidding process for grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in two separate petitions filed by ...
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Tamil Nadu Commission Denies Tariff of ₹7.01kWh for 288 MW of Delayed Solar Projects

Tamil Nadu Commission Denies Tariff of ₹7.01/kWh for 288 MW of Delayed Solar Projects

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC), in a recent ruling, said that there was no provision in the energy purchase agreement (EPA) to entitle two solar power generators to ...
Vikram Solar to Manufacture Mono and Bifacial Modules at its New 1.3 GW Facility

Vikram Solar to Manufacture Mono and Bifacial Modules at its New 1.3 GW Facility: Interview

Domestic manufacturers of solar modules are slowly ramping up capacities. India has a large-scale solar project pipeline of 53.6 GW, with another 24.1 GW tendered and pending auctions as of ...
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SECI Not a Nodal Agency for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects Anymore

SECI Not a Nodal Agency for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects Anymore

According to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) newly introduced amendments to the competitive bidding process guidelines for grid-connected wind-solar hybrid projects, the Solar Energy Corporation of India ...
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Regulator Rejects Solar Developer's Petition for Refund of Liquidated Damages

Regulator Rejects Solar Developer’s Petition for Refund of Liquidated Damages

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in a recent order, has rejected the petition of Kavit Green Energy asking Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company Limited (GESCOM) to refund ₹28.3 million (~$380,087) ...
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Himachal Pradesh Reduces Levelized Tariffs for Solar Projects up to 5 MW

Himachal Pradesh Reduces Levelized Tariffs for Solar Projects Up to 5 MW

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has issued a generic levelized tariff for solar projects (up to 5 MW) for the financial year (FY) 2021-22. The Commission also sought ...
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China Adds 13 GW of Solar Capacity in the First Half of 2021

China Adds 13 GW of Solar Capacity in the First Half of 2021

According to the latest data released by the National Energy Administration (NEA), 13.01 GW of solar capacity was installed in China during the first half (1H) of 2021. Installations saw ...
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Uttar Pradesh Commission Rejects Part Commissioning of a 10 MW Open Access Solar Project

Uttar Pradesh Commission Rejects Part Commissioning of a 10 MW Open Access Solar Project

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC), in a recent order, ruled that AMPSolar Evolution would not be allowed the part commissioning of its two new projects at Tilhar and ...
SECI Pays ₹6.61 Billion to Solar and Wind Developers for Power Purchased in June

SECI Pays ₹6.61 Billion to Solar and Wind Developers for Power Purchased in June

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) paid around ₹6.61 billion (~$89 million) to solar and wind developers for the power it purchased in June 2021, according to the data ...
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Rajasthan Flouts Policy Levies ₹0.60kWh Electricity Duty on Captive Solar Projects

Rajasthan Flouts Policy, Levies ₹0.60/kWh Electricity Duty on Captive Solar Projects

The Chairman of the Rajasthan distribution companies (DISCOMs) and the Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam Limited have issued an order, levying electricity duty of ₹0.60 (~$0.00081)/kWh on the consumption of power ...
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