CERC Encourages POWERGRID to Monetize Transmission Lines Through Telecom Providers

CERC Encourages POWERGRID to Monetize Transmission Lines Through Telecom Providers

POWERGRID can monetize its transmission line towers by offering it to mobile telecom service providers on commercial basis under section 41 of the Electricity Act, 2003, which allows for effective ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Government Working on Grid Strengthening and Preventing Future Grid Disturbances

NTPC to Curtail Power Supply to Jammu and Kashmir as Unpaid Dues Reach ₹20 Billion

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has written a letter to the Power Development Department (PDD) of Jammu and Kashmir, warning to restrict power supply and reallocate the power from ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
India’s Solar Sector Received Investments Totaling $1.86 Billion in Q2 2018

Price of Solar REC Shoots Up in January 2019

After increasing in December 2018, the trade of solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) declined in January 2019. However, the cost of solar RECs shot up during the month. In January ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Provides Relief to Solar Developers in the Matter of GST Compensation

CERC Provides Relief to Solar Developers in Matter of GST Compensation

In a positive development for the domestic renewable industry, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has provided relief to solar project developers with regards to the effect of goods and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ministry of Power Waives ISTS Charges for Wind and Solar Projects Commissioned up to 2022

India Gets Serious on Optimizing Inter-State Generating Stations, Reducing Power Cost

In a recent order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has asked the Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) to implement a pilot for the security constrained economic dispatch (SCED) of electricity ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Renewable Energy Policy Highlights from January 2019

Renewable Energy Policy Highlights from January 2019

Gujarat issued regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement for solar and wind generation in the first month of 2019 joining Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Telangana, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tata Power’s Renewables Business Profit Jumps to ₹720 million in Q3 FY2018

Tata Power’s Renewable Energy Business Witnesses an Uptick of 9% YoY in Q3 FY19

Tata Power has reported a consolidated profit after tax (PAT) of ₹2,050 million (~$28.9 million) in the third quarter of FY 2018-19. When compared to the consolidated PAT in Q3 2017-18, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Greenko Acquires Orange Renewables in a Billion-Dollar Deal

Uttar Pradesh to Amend Regulations for Captive and Renewable Energy Generating Projects

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has issued a concept paper to amend its Captive and Renewable Energy Generating Projects (CRE) Regulations 2014. The UPERC wants to incorporate the benefit ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
: Wind, Reverse Auctions, PPA, SECI, ISTS

CERC Proposes Generic Tariffs for Renewable Energy Sources for FY 2019-20

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed a set of levelized generic tariffs for the purchase of electricity from a host of renewable energy generation sources during financial year (FY) 2019-20 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Government Working on Grid Strengthening and Preventing Future Grid Disturbances

Rajasthan’s Amendments to Deviation Settlement Regulations for Grid-Connected Power

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued draft amendments to the 2017 regulations on deviation settlement mechanism for grid-connected power. The draft is up for comments and suggestions up to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
India Records Power Supply Deficit of 0.6 Percent During Apr-Sep 2018

CERC’s Final Amendment to Interstate Open Access Power Regulations

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has finalized the amended regulations for open access in interstate transmission, which were initially passed in 2008. The new regulations will be in effect ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Charts Plan to Redesign India’s Power Market

CERC Charts Plan to Redesign India’s Power Market

In a recent discussion paper titled Market Based Economic Dispatch of Electricity: Re-designing of Day-Ahead Market (DAM) in India, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has analyzed India’s power market, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
KERC Directs State Distribution Companies to Submit Wind PPAs for Approval

CERC Seeks Consultants to Study Regulatory Impact of REC Mechanism

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has published the terms of reference for the study of regulatory impact of renewable energy certificate (REC) mechanism. REC, which was designed to facilitate inter-state ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Safeguard Duty on Solar Units in SEZs and Other Policy Highlights from December 2018

Safeguard Duty on Solar Units in SEZs and Other Policy Highlights from December 2018

The month of December was a busy one for the domestic renewable sector, with a series of orders issued by various state and central agencies, especially the state electricity regulatory ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Vedanta’s Odisha Branch Invites Expression of Interest for Procuring Solar Power

Vedanta’s Odisha Branch Invites Expression of Interest for Procuring Solar Power

Vedanta Limited,  a diversified natural resources company, has invited  Expression of Interest (EoI) for the procurement of solar power under short or medium term basis from solar power generators, state ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
GST Introduction to be Treated as Change in Law for Transmission Service Providers: CERC

GST Introduction to be Treated as Change in Law for Transmission Service Providers: CERC

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order stating that the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) that came into effect from July 1, 2017 will constitute ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Projects Facing Land Challenges in Rajasthan’s Bhadla Park

Land Procurement Delay Caused by Government Treated as Force Majeure: CERC

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order extending the scheduled commercial operating date for 72 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic projects. The commission was examining a petition ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh Invites Bids for 200 MW in its Private Sector Owned Solar Park

GST Compensation for Solar Projects and Other Policy Highlights from November 2018

The month of November witnessed a series of orders in the renewable energy sector, especially from the State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERC). One of the important orders that made headlines ...
/ / 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
CERC Issues Order to Provide ₹2,153.9 Million in GST Relief to Two Solar Project Developers

CERC Issues Order to Provide ₹2,153.9 Million in GST Relief to Two Solar Project Developers

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order to compensate solar power developers (SPDs) by reimbursing the sum that was incurred as additional capital expenditure after the introduction ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Key Government Policy Announcements for India’s Renewable Sector in October 2018

Key Government Policy Announcements for India’s Renewable Sector in October 2018

The month of October witnessed a series of orders in the renewable energy sectors, especially from the different State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERC). One of the important orders came from ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI’s 1,200 MW Wind Tender Receives Bids Totaling 2,190 MW

CERC Extends Validity of RECs due to Expire Between October 2018 and March 2019

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order extending the validity of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) which are due to expire between October 31, 2018 and March 31, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
GST Rate 5% or 18%? Solar Sector Continues to Live with Uncertainty

GST Rate 5% or 18%? Solar Sector Continues to Live with Uncertainty

Passed on 1st July 2017, India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) is an indirect tax imposed on goods and services, and replaces existing state and central taxes of a similar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Gives Relief to Solar Project Developers by Accepting GST as ‘Change in Law’

CERC Gives Relief to Solar Project Developers by Accepting GST as ‘Change in Law’

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order to compensate solar power developers (SPD) by giving them an upfront lumpsum payment, which they would have incurred as an ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Key Government Policy Announcements for India’s Renewable Sector in September 2018

Key Government Policy Announcements for India’s Renewable Sector in September 2018

Here is a roundup of key policy announcements made by central government and state agencies in the renewable energy sector in the month of September 2018. Central Agencies The Central ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar