Rajasthan DISCOMs Weary of Transmission Systems for Solar In the State

Rajasthan DISCOMs Weary of Transmission Systems for Solar in the State

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has dismissed a review petition filed by the Rajasthan distribution companies (DISCOMs) complaining about the adverse financial implications in terms of load flow and ...
/ / Grid, T&D
CERC Approves Tariff of ₹2.77_kWh for 1,200 MW of Wind Projects

CERC Approves Tariff of ₹2.77/kWh for 1,200 MW of Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has given its approval for 1.2 GW of wind projects floated by SECI. The central commission observed that the selection of successful bidders and ...
/ / Wind
CERC Approves Tariffs of ₹2.65_kWh and ₹3.46_kWh for 2 GW of Wind Projects

CERC Approves Tariffs of ₹2.65/kWh and ₹3.46/kWh for 2 GW of Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved the tariffs proposed by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and PTC India Limited for 2 GW of wind power projects ...
/ / Wind
NTPC Floats Tender for Purchase of Power from 100 MW of Solar Projects

NTPC Floats Tender for Purchase of Power from 100 MW of Solar Projects

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has invited bids from eligible bidders for the purchase of power from existing solar power projects of a cumulative capacity up to 100 MW ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables from November 2019

Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables from November 2019

The month of November witnessed some key policy announcements and modifications in the domestic renewable industry, especially solar. During the course of the month, the central and state government agencies ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Accepts Inadvertent Delay, Asks NLDC to Issue Pending RECs to a Cogeneration Project

CERC Accepts Inadvertent Delay, Asks NLDC to Issue Pending RECs to a Cogeneration Project

In its latest order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has asked the National Load Despatch Center (NLDC) to accept the request put forth by Balrampur Chini Mills for the ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
CERC Directs NLDC to Issue RECs to a 24 MW Hydro Project Overlooking Procedural Delay

CERC Directs NLDC to Issue RECs to a 24 MW Hydro Project Overlooking Procedural Delay

In its latest order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has provided relief to a small hydropower developer by overlooking procedural delays allowing the issuance of renewable energy certificates (RECs) ...
/ / Other, Wind
CERC Dismisses Azure Solar’s Claim for GST Compensation on O&M Expenses

CERC Dismisses Azure Solar’s Claim for GST Compensation on O&M Expenses

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has dismissed the petitions filed by Azure Power against the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd. (SECI) requesting ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ministry of Power Proposes Tariff Rebate if DISCOMs Offer Advance Payments

Ministry of Power Proposes Tariff Rebate if DISCOMs Offer Advance Payments

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has advised the state electricity regulatory commissions (SERCs) to establish the reduction of generation or transmission tariffs in cases of full or advance payments by ...
/ / Grid, T&D
CERC Seeks Consultants to Develop Tariff Regulations for Renewable Sources

CERC Seeks Consultants to Develop Tariff Regulations for Renewable Sources

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has invited Terms of Reference (ToR) to engage consultants who will help them frame the regulations for renewable energy (RE) tariff determination starting April ...
Rajasthan DISCOMs Asked to Pay ₹313 Million to NTPC After Trading Margin Dispute

Rajasthan DISCOMs Asked to Pay ₹313 Million to NTPC After Trading Margin Dispute

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has directed three distribution companies in the state of Rajasthan to pay ₹313.4 million (~$4.4 million) that’s due to NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited ...
/ / Grid, Markets & Policy
CERC_ Demonetization a Force Majeure Event, SECI to Refund ₹30 Million to Wind Developer

CERC Rules in Favor of SECI, Does Not Consider Demonetization a ‘Force Majeure’ Event

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ruled in favor of the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) that had encashed the performance bank guarantee of a solar developer for ...
/ / Wind
CERC Details Mechanism for Sharing ISTS Charges and Losses from Renewable Projects

CERC Details Mechanism for Sharing ISTS Charges and Losses from Renewable Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a draft regulation for sharing inter-state transmission charges and losses. The commission has stated that the regulations will apply to all the ...
/ / Grid, T&D
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, ...