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
EESL Issues Tender for 20 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems in Andhra Pradesh

EESL Issues Tender for 20 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems in Andhra Pradesh

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has issued a tender for 20 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects. These rooftop systems will be installed atop various buildings ...
APTEL Asks Andhra DISCOMs to Pay ₹2.72_kWh to Winners in the NTPC Solar Auction

APTEL Asks Andhra DISCOMs to Pay ₹2.72/kWh to Winners in the NTPC Solar Auction

In another interesting turn of events in Andhra Pradesh’s renewable energy space, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has directed the state distribution companies (DISCOMs) to pay a tariff of ...
Andhra High Court Asks DISCOMs to Clear Dues of Wind Developers in Two Weeks

Andhra High Court Asks DISCOMs to Clear Dues of Wind Developers in Two Weeks

The Andhra Pradesh High Court has asked the state’s distribution companies including, Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (APSPDCL) and Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL), to clear the dues of ...
/ / Wind
Andhra Offers 5% Annual Escalation On Base Price of Bagasse-Based Renewable Projects

Andhra Offers 5% Annual Escalation On Base Price of Bagasse-Based Renewable Projects

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has determined the fuel price for biomass and industrial waste-based projects at ₹3,176.72 (~$45)/metric ton for the financial year (FY) 2019-20. The fuel ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Andhra Pradesh to Install and Supply 10 GW of Free Solar Power to Farmers

Andhra Pradesh to Install and Supply 10 GW of Free Solar Power to Farmers

The Andhra Pradesh government has announced that it is planning to develop 10 GW of solar power projects as a permanent solution to supply free power to farmers in the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, 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 ...
Andhra SLDC Files Review Petition Against POSOCO in Renewable Curtailment Case

Andhra SLDC Files Review Petition Against POSOCO in Renewable Curtailment Case

The Andhra Pradesh State Load Dispatch Center (APSLDC) has filed a review petition before the state’s high court against Power System Operation Corporation Limited’s (POSOCO) appointment to look into the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
POSOCO to Examine Renewable Energy Curtailment Issue in Andhra Pradesh

POSOCO to Examine Renewable Energy Curtailment Issue in Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh High Court at Amaravati has asked the Power System Operation Limited (POSOCO) to look into the reasons behind the curtailment of renewable power in the state. The ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
BHEL Floats an O&M Tender for NTPC’s 50 MW Solar Project in Andhra Pradesh

BHEL Floats an O&M Tender for NTPC’s 50 MW Solar Project in Andhra Pradesh

The Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has floated a tender for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of a 50 MW solar project in Andhra Pradesh. The project belongs to the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Andhra DISCOMs Only Clearing Part of the Dues in Batches to Wind and Solar Developers

Andhra DISCOMs Only Clearing Part of the Dues in Batches to Wind and Solar Developers

Solar and wind power developers in the state of Andhra Pradesh are beginning to receive part of their dues in batches. Mercom spoke to several developers who confirmed that some ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Provides Relief to a 50 MW Solar Thermal Project Delayed Due to Drought

CERC Provides Relief to a 50 MW Solar Thermal Project Delayed Due to Drought

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has extended the scheduled commercial operation date (SCoD) of a 50 MW solar thermal project in Andhra Pradesh. Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Pradesh Seeks Suppliers for Bidirectional Solar Net Meters

Andhra Pradesh Seeks Suppliers for Bidirectional Solar Net Meters

The Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL) has invited bids for bidirectional solar net meters to be installed in the state. The tender calls for the supply of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Pradesh Approves Amended PPA for 6.5 MW of Wind Projects

Andhra Pradesh Approves Amended PPA for 6.5 MW of Wind Projects

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has approved the execution of an amended power purchase agreement (PPA) between Ramagiri Renewable Energy Limited (RREL) and Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh ...
/ / Wind
Court Asks Andhra DISCOMs to Clear Solar and Wind Power Dues in a Month

Court Asks Andhra DISCOMs to Clear Solar and Wind Power Dues in a Month

Coming down heavily on the state distribution companies, the Andhra Pradesh High Court at Amravati has directed the Andhra Pradesh distribution companies (DISCOMs) to clear the dues of solar and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Power Finance Corporation Set to Raise Resources for Lending to Power Companies

Andhra Power Finance Corporation Set to Raise Resources for Lending to Power Companies

The Andhra Pradesh Power Finance Corporation Limited (APPFCL) has stated that the state-run power companies have been raising funds from financial institutions and other lending organizations at high interest rates ...
/ / Grid, Other
Andhra High Court Stays APERC’s Public Hearing to Revise Solar Tariffs

Andhra High Court Stays APERC’s Public Hearing to Revise Solar Tariffs

The Andhra Pradesh high court has stayed the notice issued by the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) for public hearings to revise solar tariffs. The APERC was expected to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar and Wind PPAs With Tariffs Set by SERC in Andhra Pradesh Will Not be Revisited

Solar and Wind PPAs With Tariffs Set by SERC in Andhra Pradesh Will Not be Revisited

The central and the Andhra Pradesh government led by Y.S. Jagmohan Reddy have reached a consensus to end the ongoing controversy hovering around the renewable sector of the state. Recently, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Pradesh Floats O&M Tender for Two Solar Parks of 1 GW and 1.5 GW

Andhra Pradesh Floats O&M Tender for Two Solar Parks of 1 GW and 1.5 GW

The Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Corporation Private Limited (APSPCL) has issued operation and maintenance (O&M) tenders for two of the state’s ultra-mega solar parks. The O&M tenders have been floated ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
RK Singh Sheds Light on Center’s Dispute with Andhra Pradesh over Solar, Wind Tariffs

RK Singh Sheds Light on Center’s Dispute with Andhra Pradesh over Solar, Wind Tariffs

In response to a question raised in the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister R.K. Singh has shed light on the ongoing renewable energy dispute between Andhra Pradesh government and the ...
Andhra DISCOM to Pay ₹4.5 Million Against Delayed Payment for a 6 MW Biomass Project

Andhra DISCOM to Pay ₹4.5 Million Against Delayed Payment for a 6 MW Biomass Project

In its latest order, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has asked one of the state’s distribution companies (DISCOM), Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (APSPDCL) to pay ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Andhra Pradesh Amends its Solar, Wind and Hybrid Policy – Pulls Back Incentives

Andhra Pradesh Amends its Solar, Wind and Hybrid Policy – Pulls Back Incentives

The government of Andhra Pradesh has issued a notification amending the state’s policy for wind, solar, and wind-solar hybrid projects, taking away some vital incentives from the renewable generators. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tender Floated for Feasibility Study of Pumped Storage Projects in Andhra Pradesh

Tender Floated for Feasibility Study of Pumped Storage Projects in Andhra Pradesh

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Limited (NREDCAP) has floated a tender for reports on techno-commercial feasibility of pumped storage power (PSP) projects at 30 tentative ...