Center Mulls 5-Min Time-Block for Deviation Settlement as Renewable Generation Surges

Center Mulls 5-Min Time-Block for Deviation Settlement as Renewable Generation Surges

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) recently organized a conference “Energizing South” in Tamil Nadu’s capital city of Chennai. The conference’s theme was “India at 75: Forging Ahead: Commercially Smart, ...
Arinsun and ACME Solar Get Relief from CERC for Safeguard Duty Imposition

Arinsun and ACME Solar Get Relief from CERC for Safeguard Duty Imposition

In its recent notification, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ordered compensatory relief to two solar developers from safeguard duty imposition last year. ACME Jaipur Solar Power Private Limited ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Rules in Favor of Solar Developer ACME, Asks PGCIL To Grant Medium-Term Open Access

CERC Rules in Favor of Solar Developer ACME, Asks PGCIL To Grant Medium-Term Open Access

In response to a petition by ACME Holding, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has asked Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) to notify ACME the date of operationalization ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Four Solar Developers Get Safeguard Duty Relief from CERC

Four Solar Developers Get Safeguard Duty Relief from CERC

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has passed an order that will give compensation relief from the safeguard duty to four developers after they petitioned the commission citing the Change ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Proposes New Regulations for Power System Development Fund

CERC Proposes New Regulations for Power System Development Fund

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued regulations for Power System Development Fund (PSDF), which will come into effect from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
CERC Proposes New Regulations for Granting Electricity Trading License

CERC Proposes New Regulations for Granting Electricity Trading License

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a notification to address the procedure, terms, and conditions for the grant of licenses for electricity trading. The draft notification sets the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
India’s Transmission Infrastructure Struggles to Keep Up With Wind and Solar Additions

India’s Transmission Infrastructure Struggles to Keep Up With Wind and Solar Additions

With the expected surge in electricity demand over the coming decade and the rapid installation of solar and wind, India’s transmission and distribution system will require significant expansion sooner than ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Government’s Advisory on How to Avail ISTS Waiver for Solar & Wind Projects

Government’s Advisory on How to Avail ISTS Waiver for Solar & Wind Projects

The Government of India has issued an advisory for submitting required documents for the waiver of interstate transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses on the transmission of electricity generated from ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Nearly 10 GW of Renewable Capacity Added to Green Energy Corridor

Nearly 10 GW of Renewable Capacity Added to Green Energy Corridor: RK Singh

The Government of India has been working for a while now to expedite the implementation of transmission infrastructure for the evacuation of power from renewable energy projects. To accelerate the ...
NTPC Gets Category I License for Inter-State Trading of Electricity

NTPC Gets Category I License for Inter-State Trading of Electricity

In a significant development for the country’s power sector, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has granted a ‘Category I Electricity Trading License’ to the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Himachal Pradesh Sets Tariff for Kinnaur’s 300 MW Hydro Project

Himachal Pradesh Sets Tariff for Kinnaur’s 300 MW Hydro Project

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has set the tariff for sale of power from BASPA II, which is a 300 MW hydropower project located on river Baspa (a tributary ...
/ / Other, Water
Policy Highlights from India’s Solar Industry and Other Renewables in June 2019

Policy Highlights from India’s Solar Industry and Other Renewables in June 2019

The month of June saw important policy announcements by the central as well as the state agencies. The policy highlights covered various issues like for module registration, tariffs, net metering, ...
India’s REC Inventory Almost Exhausted, What’s Next?

India’s REC Inventory Almost Exhausted, What’s Next?

The month of June 2019 witnessed the near exhaustion of the entire renewable energy certificate (REC) inventory on both the energy exchanges, namely the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) and the ...
CERC Orders Trading Firm to Pay Dues for Power Procured from Bagasse-Based Project

CERC Orders Trading Firm to Pay Dues for Power Procured from Bagasse-Based Project

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order providing relief to Nirani Sugars Limited in a case concerning the payment of dues amounting to ₹110.9 million (~$1.59 million) ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
National Load Despatch Center Asked to Review and Issue RECs to Gujarat Wind Developer

National Load Despatch Center Asked to Review and Issue RECs to Gujarat Wind Developer

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order in favor of wind developer Enn Enn Corp Limited which had filed a petition against the rejection of its request ...
/ / Other, Wind
Harsh Penalties for Deviation Settlement is Playing Havoc with Solar, Wind Projects

Harsh Penalties for Deviation Settlement is Playing Havoc with Solar, Wind Projects

India is one of the leading markets for renewable energy generation in the world. It was the third largest solar photovoltaic (PV) market in the first quarter of 2019 behind ...
RK Singh Advises Generation Companies to Utilize Renewables to Meet Commitments

RK Singh Advises Generation Companies to Utilize Renewables to Meet Commitments

The Union Power Minister R.K. Singh held a meeting recently in the national capital to discuss the implementation issues regarding the mechanism issued by Ministry of Power for providing flexibility ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Uttar Pradesh Releases Blueprint for Open Access Regulations

Uttar Pradesh Releases Blueprint for Open Access Power Regulations

As the share of renewable energy in the generation mix is increasing in the Indian states, an increasing number of state regulatory commissions are now either coming up with new open access regulations ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
CERC Agrees to Extend Retrofitting Timeframe for Suzlon’s 7.4 GW of Wind Projects

CERC Agrees to Extend Retrofitting Timeframe for Suzlon’s 7.4 GW of Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order providing relief to Suzlon which is operating 7,400 MW of wind energy projects which needed retrofitting. Suzlon Energy Limited had ...
/ / Other, Wind
CERC Dismisses Adani Green’s Petition Against Power Grid Corporation

CERC Dismisses Adani Green’s Petition Against Power Grid Corporation

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission has announced its ruling in a case that involved Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) and Power Grid Corporation Limited (PGCIL). The case was about three ...
Tamil Nadu Launches Procedure for Deviation Settlement of Wind and Solar Projects

Tamil Nadu Launches Procedure for Deviation Settlement of Wind and Solar Projects

Tamil Nadu State Load Dispatch Centre (TNSLDC) and Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory (TNERC) have issued the procedure for forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement mechanism of wind and solar generation. The ...
Centre Advises Andhra Pradesh Government Against Revisiting Solar, Wind PPAs

Centre Advises Andhra Pradesh Government Against Revisiting Solar, Wind PPAs

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has written a letter to the chief secretary of the government of Andhra Pradesh LV Subramanyam, expressing its serious concerns over the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Average Power Purchase Cost for Open Access Solar and Wind Projects Set At ₹3.60/kWh

Average Power Purchase Cost for Open Access Solar and Wind Projects Set At ₹3.60/kWh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved the new national average power purchase cost (APPC) of ₹3.60 (~$0.051)/kWh for open access for FY 2019-20. In May 2019, the CERC ...
Solar and Wind Energy Policy Roundup from May 2019

Solar and Wind Energy Policy Roundup from May 2019

Some of the notable policy highlights in May were regarding provisions related to the generic tariff, net-metering, deviation settlement, and clarification on wheeling charges. This update highlights the key policy ...
China Approves Over 20 GW of Subsidy-Free Wind and Solar Projects

NTPC Issues Tender Inviting Government Entities to Procure Power from 1 GW of Solar Projects

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has issued tender inviting government entities to procure power from 1 GW of solar projects. The projects have been tendered under the DCR ...