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
Non Solar REC Trading Wind IEX PXIL Aug 2017

Sale of Non-Solar RECs Decline

With obligated entities required to pay the old renewable energy certificate (REC) rate of ₹1,500/REC,  the total number of non-solar RECs sold in August 2017 was 2,89,505, 42 percent lower ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
Month in a Minute India Solar Update July

Important Data Points and Headlines from the Indian Renewable Energy Sector in July 2017

Several hydropower projects in India are witnessing significant overruns in both time and costs. Only 28 percent of the total hydropower potential in India - out of 148 GW has been developed ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
Supreme Court

Breaking: Supreme Court Issues Order Allowing Wind REC Trade

The Supreme Court of India has issued an order allowing the trade in Wind Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). The highest court in India has removed the stay placed on the ...
/ Other, Wind
PGCIL Petition

PGCIL Files Petition Seeking CERC’s Intervention for Efficient Utilization of Bays to Connect Wind and Solar Projects

The Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) has filed a petition with the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) seeking regulatory intervention on an urgent basis to ensure efficient utilization of ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
Greening the Grid

India Can Integrate 175 GW of Renewable Energy into the Electricity Grid, Study Reveals

India can integrate the entire targeted 175 GW of renewable energy into the national electricity grid based on projected power system plans and regulations according to a study conducted under ...
/ Grid, T&D
Renewables Energy

CERC Issues Levelized Generic Tariff for Select Renewables for the FY2017-18

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a levelized generic tariff for the purchase of electricity from small hydro projects, biomass with Rankine cycle, non-fossil fuel based co-generation, biomass ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
Domestic Solar Manufacturers

NTPC May Procure Domestic Solar Power Components for Captive Consumption Solar Projects

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is planning to meet its entire auxiliary power requirement through domestically manufactured solar equipment. Auxiliary power is used by NTPC to run its thermal ...
/ Modules, Solar
Wind Power Installed in India FY2016-17

India Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: April 2017

Renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of April 2017: There are 27 member states and union territories now participating in the ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Renewables

CERC Proposes Levelized Generic Tariff for Select Renewables

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed a new levelized generic tariff for the purchase of electricity from small hydro projects, biomass with Rankine cycle, non-fossil fuel based co-generation, ...
/ Other, Renewable Energy
Policy Roundup

India Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: March 2017

Here is a renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of March 2017. After the low tariffs recorded in the Rewa auction, ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Reduces Forbearance Price

CERC Reduces Forbearance Price of Solar RECs to Rs.2,400 (~$36.91)/MWh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued new forbearance and floor prices for Renewable Energy Certificates (REC). The forbearance price of solar RECs will be Rs.2,400 (~$36.91)/MWh and the ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
Rooftop Solar

Mercom Exclusive: Renewable Purchase Obligation Compliance Needs to Improve Fast for India to Meet Its Solar Installation Targets

Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) is the single most important policy driving renewable energy installations in India towards achieving the aggressive goal of installing 175 GW by 2022 with solar making ...
/ Solar, Utility Scale
CERC Logo

CERC Changes Duration of Long-Term Access and Medium-Term Open Access for Power Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has released the sixth amendment CERC (Grant of Connectivity, Long-term Access and Medium-term Open Access in Inter-State Transmission and related matters) Regulations 2017. Under ...
/ Grid, Utilities
rupees

CERC Reduces Floor Price of Solar RECs to Rs.1,000/MWh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued new forbearance and floor prices for Renewable Energy Certificates (REC). The CERC has announced that the forbearance price of solar RECs will ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Indian port

CERC Releases Draft Renewable Energy Tariff Regulations for 2017-2020

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) released their draft tariff regulations for 2017 to 2020. The public hearing on the draft will be held on March 15, 2017, and the ...
/ Other Energy
Policy Roundup

Policy Roundup: January 2017

Here is a renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of January 2017. Telangana and Assam Join UDAY Program The Indian states ...
/ Market & Policy, Other
CERC Releases White Paper on Energy Storage

CERC Releases White Paper on Energy Storage

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has released a white paper on energy storage systems in an effort to generate discussion among the stakeholders and better understand users’ perceptions about ...
/ Energy Storage, Market & Policy
25 Indian States Fall Behind Solar RPO Targets

25 Indian States Fall Behind Solar RPO Targets

Twenty-five states in India have fallen behind their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets. The state-wise installation targets set by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have not been ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar
Policy Roundup

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: December 2016

Here is a renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of December 2016. To Avoid Grid Congestion, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission ...
/ Markets & Policy, Solar