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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Huge Interest in Solar RECs as Trading Begins Again After a Year

Huge Interest in Solar RECs as Trading Begins Again After a Year

Trading of solar and non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) has started in the new trading session of April 2018. The RECs, both solar and non-solar, are being traded at the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
National Average Power Purchase Cost of ₹3.53/kWh Proposed for Open Access

National Average Power Purchase Cost of ₹3.53/kWh Proposed for Open Access

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed to set the national average power purchase cost (APPC) at ₹3.53/kWh for the financial year (FY) 2018-19. The proposal of national APPC ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
CERC Gives its Go-Ahead to Solar and Non-Solar REC Trading

CERC Gives its Go-Ahead to Solar and Non-Solar REC Trading

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has given its go-ahead for the trade of solar and non-solar Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) in the country. The new order comes after the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Green Energy Association to Appeal APTEL REC Order to the Supreme Court

Green Energy Association to Appeal APTEL REC Order to the Supreme Court

The Green Energy Association has decided to appeal the recent order passed by the Appellate Tribunal of Electricity (APTEL) regarding floor and forbearance prices of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). Recently, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
APTEL Dismisses Petitions Against New Solar and Non-Solar REC Pricing Issued by CERC

APTEL Dismisses Petitions Against New Solar and Non-Solar REC Pricing Issued by CERC

The Appellate Tribunal of Electricity (APTEL) has dismissed petitions filed by stakeholders against the issue of new forbearance and floor prices for solar and non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) by ...
/ / 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 ...
CERC Creates Procedure for the Issuance of RECs

CERC Creates Procedure for the Issuance of RECs

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has created a set of procedures for the issuance of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to eligible entities (distribution companies and renewable energy generators). This ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CERC Creates Registration Procedure for DISCOMs and Renewable Energy Projects

CERC Creates Registration Procedure for DISCOMs and Renewable Energy Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a procedure for the registration of renewable energy projects and distribution licensees (DISCOMs) by the agency. This procedure is designed to improve ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CERC Issues Guidelines for Accreditation of Entities Under the REC Mechanism

CERC Issues Guidelines for Accreditation of Entities Under the REC Mechanism

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued model guidelines for the accreditation of renewable energy projects or distribution licensees (DISCOM) by state agencies under the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
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
CERC Issues Generic Tariffs for Select Renewables in FY 2018-19

CERC Issues Generic Tariffs for Select Renewables in FY 2018-19

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a set of levelized generic tariffs for the purchase of electricity from a host of renewable power generation sources during financial year ...
Ministry of Power Waives ISTS Charges for Wind and Solar Projects Commissioned up to 2022

Ministry of Power Waives ISTS Charges for Wind and Solar Projects Commissioned up to 2022

The Ministry of Power has issued an order stating that no interstate transmission charges and losses will be levied on solar and wind power projects commissioned up to March 31, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Grid Infrastructure in India Needs to Scale Rapidly to Keep up with Solar and Wind Tenders

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

Solar and wind tender activity has surged in recent weeks following a long pause, but the sudden surge in planned renewable capacity has many in the industry wondering if India’s ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC waives ISTS

CERC Waives Inter-State Transmission Charges for Solar Projects

In a welcome move for the solar project developers in the country, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has waived the transmission charges for using the Inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Trade of Non-Solar RECs Jumps in November As RPO Deadline Nears

Trade of Non-Solar RECs Jumps in November As RPO Deadline Nears

The trade in non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) witnessed a steep hike in November 2017, with a total of 2,207,622 of non-solar RECs sold. This is 353 percent higher than ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CERC Releases Inter-State Transmission Connectivity Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Projects

CERC Releases Inter-State Transmission Connectivity Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has released draft regulations for granting Inter-State Transmission Connectivity to solar and wind projects. The proposal, entitled “Grant of Connectivity and General Network Access ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
MERC Forecasting Scheduling Deviation Settlement

MERC to Come Out with Regulations for Forecasting and Deviation Settlement of Solar Generation

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) is preparing draft regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind generation in the state. It noted that the process ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
CERC Orders PGCIL Wind’s SPVs

CERC Orders PGCIL to Grant Connectivity to Inox Wind’s SPVs in Gujarat

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ordered the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) to grant connectivity to Inox Wind’s special purpose vehicles (SPVs) in Gujarat. In its ...
/ / Other, Wind
APTEL Directs Haryana Power Agencies to Procure Power from a Disputed Solar Project

APTEL Directs Haryana Power Agencies to Procure Power from a Disputed 1 MW Solar Project

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has issued an order directing the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) and the Haryana Power Purchase Centre (HPPC) to allow injection of electricity generated ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Supreme Court

Supreme Court Extends the Validity of Solar and Non-Solar RECs to March 31, 2018

The Supreme Court has extended the validity of solar and non-solar Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) that were due to expire between April 1, 2017, and March 31, 2018, up to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC APPC Cost Solar Wind

CERC Sets ₹3.48/kWh as the National Average Power Purchase Cost for Open Access

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has set the national average power purchase cost (APPC) at ₹3.48 (~$0.0542)/kWh, barring a few states for open access. According to CERC the APPC ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar