Power Ministry Proposes Expansion of Economical Power Dispatch Program

Power Ministry Proposes Expansion of Economical Power Dispatch Program

The Ministry of Power has proposed to expand the security-constrained economic dispatch (SCED) program by including more state-owned thermal projects, which would run on a day-ahead basis. The program also ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Regulator Directs DISCOMs to Pay ‘Change in Law’ Dues to Solar Developers

Regulator Directs DISCOMs to Pay ‘Change in Law’ Dues to Solar Developers

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has directed distribution companies (DISCOMs) to compensate solar developers for incremental impact due to the imposition of safeguard duty and associated 'carrying costs.' It ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka Regulator Cuts Permissible Deviation for Wind and Solar Projects

Karnataka Regulator Cuts Permissible Deviation for Wind and Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has said that the permissible deviation for all wind and solar generators will be in the band of 10% of the scheduled energy injection ...
/ / Grid, Renewable Energy
Regulator Allows Solar Developer’s Compensation Claim Due to GST Imposition

Regulator Allows Solar Developer’s Compensation Claim Due to GST Imposition

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ruled that Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL) is entitled to compensation for the increased expenses incurred due to the imposition of Goods and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Central Regulator Approves Peak Tariffs for Inter-State Renewable Projects

Central Regulator Approves Peak Tariffs for Inter-State Renewable Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently adopted the off-peak power tariff of ₹2.88 (~$0.035)/kWh for 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected renewable energy projects (ISTS VII) with assured ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Allows Renewable Generator to Receive RECs Despite Compliance Delays

CERC Allows Renewable Generator to Receive RECs Despite Compliance Delays

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) allowed a renewable power generator to receive renewable energy certificates (RECs) despite a delay in the compliance procedure undertaken by the firm. The commission ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CERC Allows Hydropower Contracts in Green Term-Ahead Market on HPX

CERC Allows Hydropower Contracts in Green Term-Ahead Market on HPX

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved Hindustan Power Exchange’s (HPX) plea for the introduction of hydropower contracts in the Green Term-Ahead Market (GTAM) beyond T + 11 days ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CERC Retains Market Clearing Price Cap of ₹12/kWh in Exchanges for Now

CERC Retains Market Clearing Price Cap of ₹12/kWh in Exchanges for Now

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) passed a suo motu order retaining the ₹12 (~$0.14)/kWh price cap on power exchanges till further notice to ensure that prices didn’t rise disproportionately ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Explainer Why Have the New Regulations Made the Grid Unstable

Explainer: Why the New Regulations Have Made the Grid Unstable

Less than three weeks after the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission's (CERC) new regulation de-linked deviation charges and frequency, grid frequency swung wildly and dangerously on December 20, which spooked the ...
CERC Grants Interstate Electricity Trading License to Vibrant Energy

CERC Grants Interstate Electricity Trading License to Vibrant Energy

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has granted a trading license to Vibrant Energy Holdings Global India (VEH Global India) for interstate electricity trading across India. The Commission noted that ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
CERC Reverts to Frequency-Linked Mechanism as Grid Security Faces Threats

CERC Reverts to Frequency-Linked Mechanism as Grid Security Faces Threats

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has reverted to frequency-linked deviation settlement mechanism (DSM) as an interim measure to protect grid stability which has been under pressure over the last ...
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Central Regulator Allows Multifold Jump in REC-related Administrative Fees

Central Regulator Allows Multifold Jump in REC-related Administrative Fees

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) announced massive surges in the applicable charges for various services involved in Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) trading. While the CERC allowed the fee revision ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Follow CERC's Deviation Settlement Mechanism Rules West Bengal Commission to SLDC

Follow CERC’s Deviation Settlement Mechanism Rules: West Bengal Commission to SLDC

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has directed the state load dispatch center (SLDC) to follow certain provisions of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission's (CERC) deviation settlement mechanism rules, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
CERC Upholds Solar Developer’s Compensation Claims Under Change in Law Due to GST

CERC Upholds Solar Developer’s Compensation Claims Under Change in Law Due to GST

Ruling in favor of a solar developer, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) directed the Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company (MPPMCL) and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to settle the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Says Solar Developer Entitled to Compensation Under ‘Change in Law’

CERC Says Solar Developer Entitled to Compensation Under ‘Change in Law’

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ruled in favor of a solar developer and asked the Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company (MPPMCL) and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Upholds Solar Developers’ Compensation Claims Under Change in Law due to GST

CERC Upholds Solar Developers’ Compensation Claims Under Change in Law due to GST

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has reiterated that solar developers are entitled to compensation due to the higher expenses incurred after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) came into ...
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CERC Allows Compensation to Solar Developers Under Change in Law due to GST

CERC Allows Compensation to Solar Developers Under Change in Law due to GST

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ruled that solar developers are entitled to compensation in lieu of higher expenses incurred after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) came into ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Announces Levelized Tariffs for Small Hydro, Biomass and Biogas Projects for FY23

CERC Announces Levelized Tariffs for Small Hydro, Biomass and Biogas Projects for FY23

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued levelized generic tariffs for renewables for the financial year (FY) 2022-23. The control period of the tariff will be from July 1, ...
CERC Yet to Act on ISTS Charges Waiver for Open Access Solar Proposed by Ministry of Power

CERC Yet to Act on ISTS Charges Waiver for Open Access Renewables Proposed by Ministry of Power

Nearly a year after the Ministry of Power (MOP) extended the timeline and widened the scope for waiver of the interstate transmission system (ISTS) charges for renewable energy projects, the ...
CERC to Evaluate Pricing Methodology in Power Exchanges, Invites Stakeholder Comments

CERC to Evaluate Pricing Methodology in Power Exchanges, Invites Stakeholder Comments

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a discussion paper on pricing methodology in the power trading market in the wake of price spikes and unprecedented demand in the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
CERC Postpones Commencement of Certain Sections of GNA Regulations

CERC Postpones Commencement of Certain Sections of GNA Regulations

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has postponed the commencement dates of various sub-rules of the CERC (Connectivity and General Network Access to the Inter-State Transmission System) Regulations, 2022, that ...
Market Clearing Price Cap of ₹12/kWh in Power Exchanges Valid Until December-end

Market Clearing Price Cap of ₹12/kWh in Power Exchanges Valid Until December-end

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ruled that the power exchanges should continue to allow members to quote a price in the range of ₹0/kWh to ₹12(~$0.15)/kWh in the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
PXIL to Start Trading Daily, Weekly and Monthly Contracts in Renewable Power

PXIL to Start Trading Daily, Weekly and Monthly Contracts in Renewable Power

Power Exchange India Ltd (PXIL) has introduced the ‘daily, weekly and monthly contracts’ in its proprietary contract system ‘PRATYAY’ for conventional power transactions. Market participants will now be able to ...
CERC Denies Start Date Extension of Medium-Term Open Access for a Solar Project

CERC Denies Start Date Extension of Medium-Term Open Access for a Solar Project

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently rejected a solar generator's plea seeking an extension of the start date of medium-term open access (MTOA). It said that the transmission charges ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Asked to Reimburse Solar Developer’s GST Claims

SECI Asked to Reimburse Solar Developer’s GST Claims

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently directed the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to compensate a solar developer for the additional cost incurred due to the imposition of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar