APGENCO Seeks Approval for a Tariff of ₹3.57_kWh for 400 MW of Solar Projects

APGENCO Seeks Approval for a Tariff of ₹3.57/kWh for 400 MW of Solar Projects

The Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGENCO) has requested the state’s electricity regulatory commission (APERC) to approve the power purchase agreement (PPA) signed with distribution companies (DISCOMs) on July ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra DISCOM Says Expensive Renewable Power Procurement Threat to Their Survival

Andhra DISCOM Says Expensive Renewable Power Procurement Threat to its Survival

The Eastern Power Distribution Company of India Limited (APEPDCL) has refused to rescind its open access amendments in the face of objections raised by renewable developers. The developers opposed to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Installers Rally for Net Metering in Andhra’s Rooftop Solar Policy

Installers Rally for Net Metering in Andhra’s Rooftop Solar Policy

Andhra Pradesh’s solar development has not had a smooth run since the past year. In a recent development, renewable developers and stakeholders in the state are now up in arms ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Andhra Pradesh Addresses Concerns on DSM Amendment for Solar and Wind

Andhra Pradesh Addresses Concerns on DSM Amendment for Solar and Wind

Several renewable energy companies have put forward their suggestions and objections to the proposed amendments for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement regulations put in place by the Andhra Pradesh ...
Andhra Pradesh Objects to Amendments Proposed in the Electricity Act

Andhra Pradesh Objects to Amendments Proposed in the Electricity Act

In a letter to the Ministry of Power, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has expressed disagreement with the government’s proposed amendments to the Electricity Act. In April, Mercom ...
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
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 ...
Important Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in February 2020

Important Headlines from India’s Renewable Sector in February 2020

February was a busy month for the domestic renewable sector, with many important events and announcements making the headlines. There were several important announcements in the month, including the Union ...
TNB Signs PPAs to Develop 180 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects in Malaysia

Assam: Solar RPO of 1% Applicable to Captive Power Projects Commissioned Before 2016

The Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) has notified that for captive power projects (CPPs) which were commissioned before April 1, 2016, the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) will be 1% for ...
/ / 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
Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables from November 2019

Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables from November 2019

The month of November witnessed some key policy announcements and modifications in the domestic renewable industry, especially solar. During the course of the month, the central and state government agencies ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Respite for Developers as Andhra Commission Approves Tariff for 1.7 GW of Solar Projects

Respite for Developers as Andhra Commission Approves Tariff for 1.7 GW of Solar Projects

In a respite for renewable developers in the state, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Authority (APERC) has approved the tariff for three solar park projects - 750 MW (Phase - ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Assam Draft Policy Sets Solar RPO Target at 7.25% for FY 2019-20

Assam Draft Policy Sets Solar RPO Target at 7.25% for FY 2019-20

The Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) has issued a draft policy announcing its renewable purchase obligation (RPO) from 2019 to 2022. The draft policy has also amended certain sections of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
APTEL_ No Public Hearing for Approval of Solar Tariffs Discovered in Competitive Bidding

APTEL: No Public Hearing for Approval of Solar Tariffs Discovered in Competitive Bidding

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has provided a huge relief to renewable energy generators in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Amid the squabble between the newly-formed state government and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI’s 1,200 MW Wind Tender Receives Bids Totaling 2,190 MW

Opposing PPA Reviews, Renewable Developers Move High Court Against Andhra DISCOM

After the state distribution company (DISCOM) issued letters to entities and developers to revise tariffs for solar and wind projects which already have power purchase and sale agreements (PPAs and ...
Revise Tariff for 400 MW of Solar Projects or DISCOMs will Terminate PPA_ Andhra Govt to SECI

Revise Tariff for 400 MW of Solar Projects or DISCOMs will Terminate PPA: Andhra Govt to SECI

The future of power sale agreements (PSAs) for 400 MW of grid-connected solar projects in Andhra Pradesh appears uncertain. The Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company (APSPDCL) has written to ...
Andhra Pradesh to Issue Recovery Notices to Solar, Wind Projects for Loss Caused to DISCOM

Andhra Pradesh to Issue Recovery Notices to Solar, Wind Projects for Loss Caused to DISCOM

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy held a review meeting with the state’s energy department to deliberate on the recent decision to revisit the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) of the ...
Centre Advises Andhra Pradesh Government Against Revisiting Solar, Wind PPAs

Centre Advises Andhra Pradesh Government Against Revisiting Solar, Wind PPAs

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has written a letter to the chief secretary of the government of Andhra Pradesh LV Subramanyam, expressing its serious concerns over the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Pradesh Approves Guidelines for Implementation of its Rooftop Solar Policy

Andhra Pradesh Approves Guidelines for Implementation of its Rooftop Solar Policy

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has approved the guidelines for implementing the state’s Solar Rooftop Policy 2018 that were submitted by the Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra ...
West Bengal Invites Developers to Install 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Andhra Pradesh Approves DISCOM-Driven Rooftop Solar Program

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has approved a DISCOM-driven solar rooftop program proposed by the Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APEPDCL). The APEPDCL had petitioned the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Tariff of  ₹7.5/kWh Maintained for Increased Capacity of Two Waste to Energy Projects

Tariff of ₹7.5/kWh Maintained for Increased Capacity of Two Waste to Energy Projects

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC)  has approved a tariff of ₹7.5 (~$0.011)/kWh for 5 MW  of waste to energy projects each belonging to Anantapur MSW Private Limited and ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Madhya Pradesh Announces First of its Kind Tender for 33 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Andhra Pradesh Proposes Creative New DISCOM-Driven Rooftop Solar Program

Rooftop solar has a promising future in India where land is a scarce commodity. So far, rooftop solar has lagged well behind large-scale projects making up only 12 percent of ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Ayana, EverSource, and NIIF to Invest $330 Million into India’s Renewable Projects

Andhra Pradesh Contemplating Signing PSAs for 1,750 MW of Solar Projects

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) will soon decide whether to approve or suggest a few deviations in the power sale agreements (PSAs) for a total of 1,750 MW ...
Bihar DISCOMs Liable to Pay Penalty in Case of Non-fulfillment of Solar RPO

Andhra Pradesh to Amend its Regulation on Open Access Power Transactions

As the share of renewable energy in the generation mix is increasing in the Indian states, an increasing number of state regulatory commissions are now amending old regulations. For instance, ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy