Gujarat Increases Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers to ₹0.31/kWh

Gujarat Increases Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers to ₹0.31/kWh

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has increased the additional surcharge payable by open access consumers to the state distribution companies (DISCOMs) to ₹0.31 (~$0.0038)/kWh. The new additional surcharge will ...
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Assam Making Rapid Strides in Solar Open Access

Assam Making Rapid Strides in Solar Open Access

Karnataka was the top state for open access solar installations in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, followed closely by Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, and Gujarat ...
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Additional Surcharge for Open Access Power Consumers in Punjab Reduced to ₹1.10/kWh

Additional Surcharge for Open Access Power Consumers in Punjab Reduced to ₹1.10/kWh

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has set an additional surcharge of ₹1.10 (~$0.014)/kWh for full open access consumers and partial open access consumers beyond their contract demand within ...
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Additional Surcharge of ₹1.20/kWh Proposed for Open Access Projects in Uttarakhand

Additional Surcharge of ₹1.20/kWh Proposed for Open Access Projects in Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has invited comments on Uttarakhand Power Corporation’s (UPCL) proposal to levy an additional surcharge of ₹1.20 (~$0.016)/kWh on consumers sourcing power through open access ...
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West Bengal Proposes New Regulations for Open Access Power Projects

West Bengal Proposes New Regulations for Open Access Power Projects

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has issued the draft ‘Open Access Regulations, 2022.’ Stakeholders can submit their suggestions and comments before June 2, 2022. The regulations will apply ...
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Open Access Power Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge Regardless of Voltage Level

Open Access Power Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge Regardless of Voltage Level

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC), in a recent order, ruled that open access consumers with drawal voltage over and above 66 kV cannot seek exclusion or exemption from ...
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Telangana Sets Additional Surcharge for Open Access Power at ₹1.15kWh

Telangana Sets Additional Surcharge for Open Access Power at ₹1.15/kWh

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has revised the additional surcharge to ₹1.15 (~$0.015)/kWh for consumers sourcing power through open access from April 1, 2022, to September 30, 2022 ...
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Additional Surcharge for Open Access Reduced by 45% in Uttarakhand

Additional Surcharge for Open Access Reduced by 45% in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has revised the additional surcharge to ₹1.07 (~$0.014)/kWh for consumers sourcing power through open access from April 1, 2022, to September 30, 2022. This is ...
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Gujarat Reduces Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers to ₹0.25kWh

Gujarat Reduces Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers to ₹0.25/kWh

In a bid to promote open access in the state, the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has reduced the additional surcharge payable by open access consumers to the state distribution ...
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DISCOM Asked to Refund Charges After Commission Declares a 36 MW Wind Project As Captive

DISCOM Asked to Refund Charges After Commission Declares a 36 MW Wind Project As Captive

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) recently ruled that the 36 MW Harapanahahlli wind project was a captive power project, and 14 captive users procured power from the project for ...
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TANGEDCO Directed to Levy Additional Surcharges for Actual Open Access Energy Drawn

TANGEDCO Directed to Levy Additional Surcharges for Actual Open Access Energy Drawn

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has ruled that the additional surcharge should be levied only on the quantity of the actual drawn open access power in line with ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Haryana Sets Additional Surcharge of ₹1.08kWh for Open Access Consumers

Haryana Sets Additional Surcharge of ₹1.08/kWh for Open Access Consumers

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC), in a recent ruling, set ₹1.08 (~$0.014)/kWh as the additional surcharge for the consumers of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) and the ...
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High Landed Cost Detrimental to the Growth of Open Access Solar in Some States

High Landed Cost Detrimental to the Growth of Open Access Solar in Some States

Long-term open access (LTOA) solar offers an attractive proposition for high-tension (HT) industrial consumers. In most states, the tariffs for LTOA range from ₹3.50 (~$0.047)/kWh to ₹5 (~$0.067)/kWh. India installed ...
Delhi Increases Additional Surcharge for Open Access Power Consumers

Delhi Increases Additional Surcharge for Open Access Power Consumers

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has set the additional surcharge payable by open access power consumers under the jurisdiction of three distribution licensees. Based on the projections mentioned in ...
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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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Captive Power Consumers Not Liable to Pay Additional Surcharge: Supreme Court

Captive Power Consumers Not Liable to Pay Additional Surcharge: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India, in a recent order, ruled that captive power consumers were not liable to pay an additional surcharge under Section 42 (4) of the Electricity Act, ...
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Punjab Open Access Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹1.16/kWh Until March 2022

Punjab Open Access Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹1.16/kWh Until March 2022

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has extended the validity of the additional surcharge of ₹1.16 (~$0.016)/kWh payable by open access consumers until September 30, 2021, to the second ...
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Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers Increased to ₹0.69/kWh in Gujarat

Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers Increased to ₹0.69/kWh in Gujarat

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC), in a recent order, revised the additional surcharge to ₹0.69 (~$0.009)/kWh payable by open access consumers of the state distribution companies (DISCOMs) from ₹0.51 ...
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MSEDCL Asked Not to Levy Additional Surcharge for a Captive Open Access Solar Project

MSEDCL Asked Not to Levy Additional Surcharge for a Captive Open Access Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, asked Exide Industries not to pay any additional surcharge for captive power consumption and directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution ...
Punjab Reduces Additional Surcharge Payable by Open Access Consumers to ₹1.16/kWh

Punjab Reduces Additional Surcharge Payable by Open Access Consumers to ₹1.16/kWh

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has set additional surcharge payable by consumers availing power through open access sources in the state. For open access consumers (partial and full) ...
Telangana: No Additional Surcharge for Availing Open Access from Captive Power Projects

Telangana: No Additional Surcharge for Availing Open Access from Captive Power Projects

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) directed the distribution companies to submit their filings for the determination of additional surcharge levied on open access power consumers. The surcharge helps ...
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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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Uttar Pradesh Releases Blueprint for Open Access Regulations

GERC Not to Impose Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers in Gujarat

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has passed an order stating that no additional surcharge will apply to consumers of four of Gujarat’s DISCOMs for utilizing power through open access ...
Open Access Consumers in Gujarat to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.44/kWh

Open Access Power Consumers in Gujarat to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.44/kWh

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has issued an order stating that an additional surcharge of ₹0.44 (~$0.0060)/kWh will be applicable in case of open access consumers who avail power ...
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