Solar Developers Want Government to Penalize Delayed Transmission Projects

Solar Developers Want Government to Penalize Delayed Transmission Projects

Solar power project development slowed down drastically since March when India imposed a lockdown to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Solar installations declined more than 80% in Q2. Only 205 MW ...
Electricity Tribunal Rules in Favor of Wind Generator, Sets Aside CERC Order

Electricity Tribunal Rules in Favor of Wind Generator, Sets Aside CERC Order

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has ruled in favor of a wind developer who sought the tribunal to set aside an order by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) ...
/ / Wind
The Central Electricity Regulator Will Not Hear Any Petitions in September

The Central Electricity Regulator Will Not Hear Any Petitions in September

In a significant development, the Supreme Court of India has asked two Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) members to go on leave until the Commission appoints a member of law ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Standard Transaction Fee Suggested For Trading Renewables in Power Exchanges

Standard Transaction Fee Suggested For Trading Renewables in Power Exchanges

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has submitted its recommendations on the proposed power market regulations to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC). The letter noted that presently, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Avaada Clean Energy to be Compensated for Impact of Safeguard Duty on a 5 MW Project

Avaada Clean Energy to be Compensated for Impact of Safeguard Duty on a 5 MW Project

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) directed Kanpur’s Ordnance Factory Board (OFC) to pay ₹36 million (~$485,044) to Avaada Clean Energy Private Limited as compensation for the losses incurred due ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bihar Releases Draft Tariff Regulations for Renewable Energy Projects

Bihar Releases Draft Tariff Regulations for Renewable Energy Projects

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has released draft tariff regulations for renewable energy projects. These regulations will be valid for the control period of the financial year (FY) 2020-21 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CERC Asked to Share Transmission Charges & Losses in Solar Parks

CERC Receives Petition to Share Transmission Charges & Losses in Solar Parks

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently heard a petition seeking adjustment of transmission charges for solar projects set up in solar parks with grid connectivity through the interstate transmission ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Developer Seeks Return of Bank Guarantee After PPA Termination

Solar Developer Seeks Return of Bank Guarantee After PPA Termination

Arina Solar Private Limited has filed a petition with the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) requesting it to direct the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to return its performance ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
CERC Examines Wind Developer’s Petition for Relief from Transmission Charges

CERC Examines Wind Developer’s Petition for Relief from Transmission Charges

Renewable developer Sprng Renewable Energy Private Limited recently approached the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) against the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), seeking relief on the grounds of ...
/ / Wind
SECI Seeks to Encash Bank Guarantee for a Delayed Wind Project, Developer Files Petition

SECI Seeks to Encash Bank Guarantee for a Delayed Wind Project, Developer Files Petition

ReNew Wind Energy (TN) Private Limited, a subsidiary of ReNew Power, has filed a petition with the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) asking it to issue orders restraining the Solar Energy ...
/ / Wind
CERC Releases Blueprint for ISTS Connectivity of Renewable Projects

CERC Releases Blueprint for ISTS Connectivity of Renewable Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a detailed procedure for granting connectivity to renewable projects to the interstate transmission system (ISTS). This procedure will apply to central transmission ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CERC Approves Tariffs of ₹2.53_kWh and ₹2.65_kWh for 480 MW of Solar Projects

CERC Approves Tariffs of ₹2.53/kWh and ₹2.65/kWh for 480 MW of Solar Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved tariffs for 480 MW of solar projects discovered by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) in its auction for 1.2 GW ...
CERC Orders Issue of RECs to Renewable Developer That Was Denied Due to Procedural Delays

CERC Orders Issue of RECs to Renewable Developer That Was Denied Due to Procedural Delays

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has directed the National Load Despatch Center (NLDC) to issue renewable energy certificates (RECs) due to a renewable generator. The certificates were not issued ...
CERC Announces Levelized Tariffs for Renewable Energy Sources for FY 2020-21

CERC Announces Levelized Tariffs for Renewable Energy Sources for FY 2020-21

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued levelized generic tariffs for renewables for the financial year (FY) 2020-21. The Commission had issued another order last month, which provided the ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
CERC Set to Hear Adani Solar’s Petition Against Curtailment in Karnataka

CERC Set to Hear Adani Solar’s Petition Against Power Curtailment in Karnataka

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) accepted the petition filed by Wardha Solar and Parampujya Solar, asking to ensure the ‘must-run’ status of renewable projects in Karnataka. Background Earlier, Wardha ...
Punjab Reduces Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs to 0.75% Per Month Amid COVID-19

Punjab Reduces Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs to 0.75% Per Month Amid COVID-19

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) announced that it had reduced the late payment surcharge (LPS) to 0.75% per month. The late payment surcharge is to be paid by ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Punjab Wants Solar Developers to Provide 10% Discount on Tariffs from July

Punjab Wants Solar Developers to Provide 10% Discount on Tariffs from July

The Government of India’s decision to impose a nationwide lockdown from March 23, 2020, to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, has had a big impact on the power sector ...
Solar Renewable Energy Certificates Trading Spikes in June

Solar Renewable Energy Certificates’ Trading Spikes in June

There was a surge in the trading of solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) in June 2020 compared to the previous month despite the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and the subsequent lockdown ...
CERC Announces New Tariff Regulations for Renewable Energy Projects

CERC Announces New Tariff Regulations for Renewable Energy Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has come up with tariff regulations for renewable energy projects. These regulations will come into force from July 01, 2020, and will be valid ...
CERC Removes Floor Prices for Solar and Non-Solar RECs

CERC Removes Floor Prices for Solar and Non-Solar RECs

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order implementing revised forbearance and floor prices for solar and non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs). In its order, the Commission implemented ...
After Two Months of Lows, Solar REC Trading Gathers Speed in May 2020

After Two Months of Lows, Solar REC Trading Gathers Speed in May 2020

There was a considerable increase in the trading of both solar and non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) in May 2020 compared to the last month. This increase comes as a ...
CERC Rejects Solar Developer’s Petition for Exemption of Relinquishment Charges

CERC Rejects Solar Developer’s Petition for Exemption of Relinquishment Charges

In a recent order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has dismissed the petition filed by ReNew Solar Power Private Limited for the exemption of relinquishment charges. The Commission said ...
ACME Solar Decides to Terminate its Lowest Tariff Project, SECI and PGCIL Oppose

ACME Solar Decides to Terminate its Lowest Tariff Project Citing Force Majeure

ACME Solar has filed a petition before the Central Energy Regulatory Commission (CERC), asking it to direct the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the Power Grid Corporation of ...
CERC Lists Conditions for Waiver of Bank Guarantee for Long-Term Access Applicants

CERC Lists Conditions for Waiver of Bank Guarantee for Long-Term Access Applicants

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) filed an instant application requesting the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) to provide clarity on the exemption of construction phase bank guarantee (BG) ...
CERC Issues Guidelines for Inter-State Transmission Charges for Solar and Wind Projects

CERC Issues Guidelines for Inter-State Transmission Charges for Solar and Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued new guidelines for inter-state transmission charges and losses. The guidelines shed light on the responsibilities of the nodal agencies and the calculation ...