Grid Infrastructure in India Needs to Scale Rapidly to Keep up with Solar and Wind Tenders

Relaxing Day-Ahead Scheduling for Co-Located Captive Power Projects Untenable: BERC

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has upheld the provisions of its regulations on the banking of power from fossil fuel and renewable energy-based captive generating projects. The BERC heard ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from April 2019

Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from April 2019

In April 2019, many important policies were announced to streamline India’s renewable energy sector. Some of the policies highlighted include generic tariff, net-metering, deviation settlement, testing guidelines among others. Here ...
No Increase in RPO of Captive Projects if Additional Capacity Not Added_ Ministry of Power

In Bihar, DISCOMs Penalized for Not Fulfilling RPO Shortfall

Recently, the Bihar State Power Holding Company Ltd. (BSPHCL) wrote to the state’s electricity commission BERC seeking its approval to carry forward the shortfall in the renewable purchase obligations (RPO) ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
India Installs 8.3 GW of Solar in 2018

Bihar’s Generic Tariff of Solar Power Remains Unchanged at ₹4.17/kWh for FY19-20

Even as various states announce new applicable generic tariffs for solar power for the new financial year, Bihar has decided to keep the tariff unchanged. In its latest notification, the ...
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
Bihar Sets Solar PV Generic Tariff at ₹4.17/kWh for FY 2018-19

Bihar Sets Solar PV Generic Tariff at ₹4.17/kWh for FY 2018-19

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has fixed the generic levelized tariff for power generated from solar PV for FY 2018-19 at ₹4.17 (~$0.059)/kWh without accelerated depreciation (AD). With AD ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solara Policy Roundup_ Key Announcements by Government Agencies in March 2018

Solar Policy Roundup: Key Announcements by Government Agencies in March 2018

Central and state government agencies made several important announcements in March that were designed to bolster the development of the domestic renewable energy sector. The following are some of the ...
BERC Sets ₹4.16/kWh as Average Power Purchase Cost for Bihar DISCOMs

BERC Sets ₹4.16/kWh as Average Power Purchase Cost for Bihar DISCOMs

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has fixed ₹4.16 (~$0.064)/kWh as the average power purchase cost (APPC) for the state’s distribution companies (DISCOMs) during financial year 2018-19. The APPC does ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Bihar Issues Draft Open Access Regulations for 2018

Bihar Issues Draft Open Access Regulations for 2018

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has issued draft regulations pertaining to intrastate open access for 2018. The regulations are set to apply to open access customers that use the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Support for Manufacturing and other Policies Announced in India in December 2017

Support for Manufacturing and Other Policies Announced in India in December 2017

Central and state government agencies across India announced important new policies and made changes to a few existing policies during December. Here are some of the highlights. National The government ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bihar Draft Rooftop Solar Net and Gross Metering Regulations

Bihar Releases Draft Rooftop Solar Net and Gross Metering Regulations

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has released a draft document for rooftop net metering regulations that is open to comments and suggestions until January 5, 2018. The regulations are ...
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