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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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CERC Proposes Granting Category I Inter-State Trading License to Refex Energy

CERC Issues Regulations for Seamless Implementation of ISTS Across the Country

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has published regulations for ISTS (Inter-State Transmission System) implementation in the official gazette. These regulations have been in force since July 23, 2018. The ...
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ONGC Commissions 10 MW Solar Project at Hazira in Gujarat

CERC Provides One Time Approval for Change in Law Due to Enactment of GST

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order stating that the enactment of GST laws is covered as Change in Law under Article 12 of the power purchase ...
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Spot Power Price Declines by 7% to ₹3.46/kWh in July but Still Higher than Solar Tariffs

Bombay Stock Exchange, ICICI Bank and PTC India Appeal to CERC for a New Power Exchange

The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), ICICI bank, and PTC India have filed a petition with the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) for grant of license in order to set up ...
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Month in a Minute: Important News from the Indian Solar Industry in August 2018

Month in a Minute: Important News from the Indian Solar Industry in August 2018

The month of August saw a spate of developments in the Indian solar industry amid regulatory uncertainties, especially in the face of growing ambiguity surrounding safeguard duty. Here is a ...
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Developers who have projects under development need to use the pass through option due to safeguard duty that was imposed recently on solar imports

Ministry of Power Asks CERC to Expedite Pass Through Option Process

The Ministry of Power has written to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) directing the commission to expedite the process for the exercise of the pass through option. Following the ...
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CERC Proposes Granting Category I Inter-State Trading License to Refex Energy

CERC Proposes Granting Category I Inter-State Power Trading License to Refex Energy

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed granting a Category I trading license to Refex Energy Limited. The proposal comes after the company’s requested CERC to grant it a ...
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CERC Amends Regulations for Open Access in Interstate Transmission

CERC Amends Regulations for Open Access in Interstate Transmission

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has amended the regulations for Open Access in Interstate Transmission, which were first passed in 2008. The new regulations will be called the CERC ...
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Safeguard and Other Major Important Announcements Governmentin Announcements for Solar and Other Renewables in India’s Renewables Sector in Julyne 2018

Safeguard and Other Major Announcements in Solar and Other Renewables in July

July 2018 witnessed some important policy and other announcements in the renewable energy sector, especially solar. After a long period of uncertainty, we also saw a milestone development for the ...
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Government Working on Grid Strengthening and Preventing Future Grid Disturbances

Government Working on Grid Strengthening and Preventing Future Grid Disturbances

The Government of India wants to ensure 24x7 affordable and quality power for all. Though this is an important target, the power grids across the country have historically been struggling ...
CEA: India Likely to Have an Energy Surplus of 4.6% in FY 2018-19

CERC Issues Draft Regulations for Deviation Settlement Mechanism

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued regulations for Draft Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Deviation Settlement Mechanism and related matters) for the year 2018. This will be the fourth ...
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Important Government Announcements for India’s Solar Sector in June 2018

Important Government Announcements for India’s Solar Sector in June 2018

June 2018 witnessed some important policy announcements in the renewable energy sector, especially solar. These announcements and policy updates, made by both central as well as state governments, have helped ...
CERC Sets National Average Power Purchase Cost for Open Access at ₹3.53/kWh

CERC Sets National Average Power Purchase Cost for Open Access at ₹3.53/kWh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has set the national average power purchase cost (APPC) at ₹3.53 (~$0.0518)/kWh for open access.  The CERC had proposed this national APPC in April ...
Draft Amendments to Qualify for Captive Generation Project Released

Draft Amendments to Qualify for Captive Power Generation Project Released

The Ministry of Power has amended the guidelines relating to captive generation projects in India. The Under Secretary to the Government of India, has penned a letter addressed to the ...
CERC Releases Procedural Guidelines for ISTS Connectivity of Renewable Projects

CERC Releases Procedural Guidelines for ISTS Connectivity of Renewable Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has released procedural regulations for granting Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) connectivity to renewable energy projects. This procedure is being issued in accordance with Regulation ...
Indian Solar Developers Urge MNRE to Postpone Auctions Due to Transmission Issues

Indian Solar Developers Urge MNRE to Postpone Auctions Due to Transmission Issues

The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) has written to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), seeking postponement of scheduled auctions for projects, considering the ongoing transmission issues. The project ...
Solar Policy Roundup: Key Announcements by Government Agencies in April 2018

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

The month of April witnessed some important policy announcements and updates by government and state agencies for the development of Indian renewable energy sector, solar in particular. The following are ...
Interview: Solar & Non-Solar REC Generators Could Lose ₹18 Billion if Relief is Not Provided

Interview: Solar & Non-Solar REC Generators Could Lose ₹18 Billion if Relief is Not Provided

The solar REC trading in the country was stalled for the past one year. In April 2018, both, solar and non-solar renewable energy certificates (REC) were traded for the first ...
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