Small Hydro Project Developer in Maharashtra Gets Relief from DISCOM's Non-Compliance

CERC Asks National Load Despatch Centre to Issue RECs for Commissioned Renewable Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ordered the national load despatch centre (NLDC) to issue renewable energy certificates (RECs) for a small hydro project of capacity 10 MW and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
NHPC Invites EPC Contractors to Construct a 40 MW Solar Project in Odisha

Any Tax Levied Through an Act of Parliament Resulting in Extra Cost is ‘Change in Law’: CERC

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has observed that the enactment of Goods and Services Tax (GST) that came into effect from July 1, 2017, will be covered under the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
International Solar Alliance Gets a New Member_ Bolivia

CERC Rules Against Power Grid, Provides Relief to Solar Developer in Madhya Pradesh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has quashed a transmission service agreement (TSA) termination notice that was issued by the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) to SEI Sunshine ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Grid Access Registration Fees Set for DISCOMs, Power Traders, Generating Companies

Grid Access Registration Fees Set for DISCOMs, Power Traders, Generating Companies

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a notification about fees to be collected by Regional Load Despatch Centres (RLDC) from the generating companies, distribution licensees, inter-state transmission licensees, buyers, ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
A Roundup of Major Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Updates from March 2019

A Roundup of Major Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Updates from March 2019

March witnessed some big announcements in the Indian renewable industry. Several states issued a flurry of orders on relevant issues like RPO compliance and net-metering policies, which have helped the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
Green Climate Fund Approves $299 Million for Expansion of Renewable Projects in Africa

News Highlights from India’s Renewable Industry in March 2019

The month of March witnessed some important announcements from the Indian government in the renewable energy and e-mobility sectors. For instance, March witnessed the important announcement that the Union Cabinet ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CEA Asks States to Use 5-10% Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in Thermal Plants

CERC Sets Generic Tariff for Renewable Energy Sources for FY 2019-20

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has set generic tariffs for the purchase of electricity from a host of renewable energy generation sources during the financial year (FY) 2019-20. The ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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
CERC Announces New Guidelines for Seamless Cross-Border Trade of Electricity

CERC Announces New Guidelines for Seamless Cross-Border Trade of Electricity

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued new regulations for the cross-border trade of electricity. These regulations will come into force from the date of publication in the Official ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Power Sale Agreement Between SECI and Tata Power for 300 MW of Solar Gets Approval

Power Sale Agreement Between SECI and Tata Power for 300 MW of Solar Gets Approval

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has approved a power sale agreement (PSA) between the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) for procuring ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
February 2019 Records High Activity in Solar and Non-Solar REC Trading

February 2019 Records High Activity in Solar and Non-Solar REC Trading

After the decline in trading numbers in January 2019, trade in solar RECs spiked massively in February 2019. In February 2019, a total of 408,764 solar RECs traded on the ...
Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Roundup from February 2019

Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Roundup from February 2019

February, the shortest month of the year, witnessed some big announcements for the domestic renewable industry, like the imposition of anti-dumping duty on tempered solar glass and EVA sheets. Here ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Proposes Draft Fees and Charges For DISCOMs and other Entities

CERC Proposes Draft Fees and Charges For DISCOMs and other Entities

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued draft (Fees and Charges of Regional Load Dispatch Centre (RLDC) and other related matters) Regulations, 2019. These regulations will come into effect ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
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