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 ...
Solar RECs Traded at the Price of ₹2,000 in IEX and PXIL During May 2019

Solar RECs Traded at the Price of ₹2,000 in IEX and PXIL During May 2019

Entities rushed to buy renewable energy certificates (RECs) to fulfill their renewable purchase obligations (RPOs) in May 2019. This led to solar RECs being traded at ₹2,000 (~$28.68)/REC on both ...
CERC Releases Inter-State Transmission Connectivity Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Projects

CERC to Introduce Daily Base and Time Block Deviation Settlement Mechanism

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has finalized the fifth amendment to its deviation settlement mechanism regulations. These regulations will come into force with effect from June 03, 2019. The ...
CERC Grants Electricity Trading License to NTPC to Expedite Solar and Wind Projects

CERC to Grant Electricity Trading License to NTPC to Expedite Solar and Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed to grant the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) electricity trading license in India. The license is to be granted to help the ...
Andhra Pradesh Approves Guidelines for Implementation of its Rooftop Solar Policy

Andhra Pradesh Approves Guidelines for Implementation of its Rooftop Solar Policy

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has approved the guidelines for implementing the state’s Solar Rooftop Policy 2018 that were submitted by the Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra ...
CERC Prepares Blueprint for Power System Development Fund

CERC Prepares Blueprint for Power System Development Fund

India’s power sector has been grappling with transmission related issues for a long time. With the problems aggravated in the face of higher power generation and demand. The creation of ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Maharashtra Commission Asks MSEDCL to Invite Bids for Bagasse Projects with Expired EPAs

Maharashtra Commission Asks MSEDCL to Invite Bids for Bagasse Projects with Expired EPAs

Recently, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited  (MSEDCL) had filed a petition before the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) for the approval of procurement of bagasse-based co-generation power for ...
Jharkhand Commission Approves PPA for 10 MW of Solar Projects

Jharkhand Commission Approves PPA for 10 MW of Solar Projects

The Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) has approved the procurement of 10 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) power by Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) from the Solar Energy ...
Solar Developer and Haryana Power Purchase Centre Spar Over Applicable Generic Tariff

Solar Developer and Haryana Power Purchase Centre Spar Over Applicable Generic Tariff

Siwana Solar Power Projects Private Limited, which has a 5 MW solar project installed at Mithi village in Bhiwani district, recently filed a petition before the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission ...
IEX Introduces Green Term Ahead Market, Invites Comments from Stakeholders

IEX Introduces Green Term Ahead Market, Invites Comments from Stakeholders

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ordered the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) to give wide publicity to Green Term Ahead Market (GTAM) contracts by uploading it on its website ...
Grid Access Registration Fees Set for DISCOMs, Power Traders, Generating Companies

Himachal Pradesh Prepares to Amend Deviation Settlement Mechanism Regulations

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has issued draft amendments to its regulation on deviation settlement mechanism. The amendments have been proposed in line with the Central Electricity Regulatory ...
Ministry of Power Proposes Adoption of Uniform Tariff Structure for All States

CERC Proposes ₹3.60/kWh as National Average Power Purchase Cost for Open Access

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed setting up the national average power purchase cost (APPC) at ₹3.60 (~$0.051)/kWh for open access for FY 2019-20. The proposal is up ...
CERC Directs NTPC to Return Bank Guarantees of Three Developers in Bhadla Solar Park

CERC Directs NTPC to Return Bank Guarantees of Three Developers in Bhadla Solar Park

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ruled in favor of three independent power producers (IPPs) regarding the payment of their performance bank guarantee (PBG) to the tune of ₹255 ...
Important Headlines from the Indian Solar Market in April 2019

Important Headlines from the Indian Solar Market in April 2019

April 2019 was a busy month for the domestic solar industry with state electricity regulatory commissions issuing orders aimed at providing relief to solar project developers. During the month, a ...
Maharashtra’s 1 GW Solar Tender Gets Enthusiastic Response, Oversubscribed by 400 MW

ACME Solar to be Compensated for Cost Incurred After Introduction of Safeguard Duty

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order to compensate a solar power developer by accepting that the levy of safeguard duty was a ‘Change in Law.’ The ...
Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from April 2019

Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from April 2019

In April 2019, many important policies were announced to streamline India’s renewable energy sector. Some of the policies highlighted include generic tariff, net-metering, deviation settlement, testing guidelines among others. Here ...
Solar REC Trading Declines Significantly in October 2018

CERC Extends Validity of RECs Due to Expire between April and October 2019

Providing relief to renewable energy generators of both solar and non-solar projects who are a part of the renewable energy certificate (REC) mechanism, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ...
Suzlon Registers ₹5.75 Billion Net Loss in First Quarter of FY19

CERC Requests National Load Despatch Center to Issue RECs for a 1.5 MW Wind Project

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ordered the national load despatch center (NLDC) to issue renewable energy certificates (RECs) for a 1.5 MW wind energy project. The CERC issued ...
/ / Other, Wind
Grid Access Registration Fees Set for DISCOMs, Power Traders, Generating Companies

CERC Releases its Draft Amendments to Deviation Settlement Mechanism

Following the announcement of the fourth amendment to the deviation settlement in November 2018, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) received complaints from several stakeholders regarding technical and operational constraints ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy