RK Singh Hints at 6-Month Extension of ISTS Waiver for Solar and Wind Projects

RK Singh Hints at 6-Month Extension of ISTS Waiver for Solar and Wind Projects

The Union Minister of Power, R.K. Singh, has said that the government is likely to consider extending the interstate transmission system (ISTS) charges for renewable projects by at least six ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
IESA Rallies for Inclusion of Energy Storage Policy Framework in Electricity Act

IESA Rallies for Inclusion of Energy Storage Policy Framework in Electricity Act

The India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA) has submitted comments and recommendations to the Ministry of Power (MoP) on the proposed draft for Electricity (Amendment) Bill, 2020. It has proposed a ...
EESL Amends Tender for 20 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Andhra Pradesh

EESL Amends Tender for 20 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Andhra Pradesh

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has issued an amendment for its tender for 20 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects in Andhra Pradesh, revising the bid submission deadline to ...
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 ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Andhra’s Draft Deviation Settlement Regulation for Solar, Wind Projects Draws Flak

Andhra’s Draft Deviation Settlement Regulation for Solar, Wind Projects Draws Flak

Several renewable energy companies have challenged the changes in the draft amendment to the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement regulations of the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (APERC). In February ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra DISCOMs Want Net Metering Out and Gross Metering In for Rooftop Solar Systems

Andhra DISCOMs Want Net Metering Out and Gross Metering In for Rooftop Solar Systems

Andhra Pradesh’s distribution companies (DISCOMs) have requested the state’s electricity regulatory commission (APERC) to only allow gross metering for rooftop solar systems in the state. In gross metering, a consumer ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Andhra Pradesh DISCOMs Set to Amend Rooftop Solar Policy

Andhra Pradesh DISCOMs Set to Amend Rooftop Solar Policy

Andhra Pradesh’s distribution companies (DISCOMs) have proposed an amendment to the existing rooftop solar policy. The proposal states that the applicable tariff for solar rooftop projects for either net or ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Andhra Proposes to Raise Deviation Settlement Charges for Renewable Projects

Andhra Proposes to Raise Deviation Settlement Charges for Renewable Projects

The Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (APTRANSCO) has issued a notice to the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) seeking amendments to the existing regulations for forecasting, scheduling, and deviation ...
Madhya Pradesh_ No Banking Facility for DISCOM Registered Captive Renewable Projects

Madhya Pradesh: No Banking Facility for DISCOM Registered Captive Renewable Projects

Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has amended regulations for co-generation and generation of electricity from renewable energy sources. This is its eighth amendment to the regulations issued in 2010 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
India Bans Import of Harmful Hydrochlorofluorocarbon that Depletes the Ozone Layer

India Bans Import of Harmful Hydrochlorofluorocarbon that Depletes the Ozone Layer

The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF & CC) has issued a notification that mentions that the issuance of the license for the import of hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141b will ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
MNRE Amends Guidelines for Dispute Resolution Mechanism for Wind and Solar Developers

MNRE Amends Guidelines for Dispute Resolution Mechanism for Wind and Solar Developers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the order related to the Dispute Resolution Mechanism to resolve disputes between solar, wind developers, and the Solar Energy Corporation ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tamil Nadu Floats Tender for DSM Infrastructure for Renewables

Tamil Nadu Floats Tender for DSM Infrastructure for Renewables

The Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation Limited (TANTRANSCO) has floated a tender for the hardware and software required to set up the infrastructure to facilitate deviation settlement mechanism (DSM) for renewable ...
Haryana Increases Net Metering Cap for Rooftop Solar from 200 MW to 500 MW

Haryana DISCOMs to Allow Net Metering Until Rooftop Solar Capacity Reaches 500 MW

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued an updated version of its regulations for rooftop solar grid-interactive systems based on net metering in response to a petition filed by ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
SECI Modifies its 1.95 MW Solar Tender for Lakshadweep Islands

SECI Modifies its 1.95 MW Solar Tender for Lakshadweep Islands

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued an amendment for its tender for the development of 1.95 MW of solar projects in the union territory of Lakshadweep. SECI ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Modifies its 7 GW Solar Tender with 2 GW of Manufacturing Component

SECI Modifies its 7 GW Solar Tender with 2 GW of Manufacturing Component

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has announced an amendment for its tender that calls for setting up 7 GW of solar projects coupled with 2 GW of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
DISCOMs Can Avail Accreditation Under REC Mechanism_ KERC Draft Amendment

DISCOMs Can Avail Accreditation Under REC Mechanism: KERC Draft Amendment

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued a draft amendment to its guidelines for the procurement of energy through renewable sources. The amendments will allow the inclusion of distribution ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Rooftop Solar Subsidies Should be Transferred to Beneficiaries, Not System Integrators

Rooftop Solar Subsidies Should be Transferred to Beneficiaries, Not System Integrators

The Uttar Pradesh Solar Energy Developer Association (UPSEDA) has written a letter to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the additional secretary of the cabinet secretariat highlighting ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
MNRE Creates an RPO Compliance Cell to Meet India’s Solar and Wind Energy Targets

No Transmission Charges for the Use of ISTS Network by Solar and Wind Projects for 25 Years

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a notification for an amendment in the regulation for sharing of the inter-state transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses. The regulation was ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Program to Set Up 2.5 GW ISTS-Connected Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects Approved

Rajasthan Releases Terms and Conditions to Determine Tariff for Wind and Solar Energy

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued second amendments to the terms and conditions for the determination of tariff for renewable energy sources (wind and solar). These regulations wll ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat Decides to Implement Solar Agricultural Feeder Program on Pilot Basis

MNRE Amends VGF Guidelines for 2 GW of Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has amended the guidelines for the implementation of its program under which the government aims to develop 2 GW of solar photovoltaic ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bihar DISCOMs Liable to Pay Penalty in Case of Non-fulfillment of Solar RPO

Bihar DISCOMs Liable to Pay Penalty in Case of Non-fulfillment of Solar RPO

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has revised the draft regulations pertaining to Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) compliance and Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) framework implementation. According to the new provisions, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Government Working on Grid Strengthening and Preventing Future Grid Disturbances

CERC Issues Deviation Settlement Regulations for Grid-Connected Power

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued its fourth amendment to the deviation settlement regulations. These regulations will come into force from January 1, 2019. The main objective for ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
ISTS Charges Waiver for Mega Solar Manufacturing Tender Extended by Two Years

ISTS Charges Waiver for Mega Solar Manufacturing Tender Extended by Two Years

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has amended the Request for Selection (RfS) for setting up of 10 GW of ISTS-connected solar PV power projects linked with 3 GW (per year) ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Issues Clarification on its 150 MW Rihand Dam Floating Solar Tender

SECI Issues Clarification on its 150 MW Rihand Dam Floating Solar Tender

Answering some of the questions raised by bidders during the pre-bid meeting for floating solar projects at Rihand Dam, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has stated that the ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
Himachal Pradesh Issues Draft Amendment to Rooftop Solar Regulations

Himachal Pradesh Issues Draft Amendment to Rooftop Solar Regulations

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has issued Draft (Rooftop Solar photovoltaic (PV) Grid Interactive System based on Net Metering) (First Amendment) Regulations, 2018. The draft is open for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar