Tata Power's Power Sale Agreement With SECI for 200 MW of Solar Gets Regulatory Approval

Tata Power’s Power Sale Agreement With SECI for 200 MW of Solar Gets Regulatory Approval

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) approved the power sale agreement (PSA) signed between the Tata Power Distribution Limited (TPDDL) and the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Telangana Government to Pay ₹400 Million to Solar Developers in GST and VAT Refunds

Telangana Government to Pay ₹400 Million to Solar Developers in GST and VAT Refunds

The Telangana government has approved the release of ₹400.19 million (~$5.48 million) to Mytrah Agriya Power and six other solar firms toward the refund of State Goods and Services Tax ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Month in a Minute Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in December 2020

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in December 2020

Here is a recap of some of the most important headlines from December 2020: The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change has constituted a high-level inter-ministerial Apex Committee to ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Rajasthan Sets a Tariff of ₹6 for Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Rajasthan Sets a Tariff of ₹6 for Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued a draft order for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, tariffs, and other regulatory issues. As per the draft order, a tariff of ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Daily News Wrap-Up_ CERC and FERC Sign MoU to Work Together in the Electricity Sector

Daily News Wrap-Up: CERC and FERC Sign MoU to Work Together in the Electricity Sector

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission's proposal for entering into a Memorandum ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CERC Gets New Member of Law, Set to Resume Operations

CERC Gets New Member of Law, Set to Resume Operations

After four months of the shutdown, normalcy returns to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) with the Ministry of Power (MoP) finally appointing a member of law in the Commission ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Curtailment of Solar and Wind for Commercial Reasons Continues to be a Threat

Curtailment of Solar and Wind for Commercial Reasons Continues to be a Threat

Renewable power generation, especially solar power, has seen phenomenal growth since the inception of the National Solar Mission and has accounted for most new capacity additions over the past three ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Supreme Court Pulls Up Center for Laxity, Extends Stay on CERC’s Functioning

Supreme Court Pulls Up Center for Laxity, Extends Stay on CERC’s Functioning

The Supreme Court pulled up the Ministry of Power (MoP) for failing to appoint a member of law in the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) since August 2020. The apex ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
CERC Seeks Proposals from Consultants for Detailed Study of Solar Thermal and PV Projects

CERC Seeks Proposals from Consultants for Detailed Study of Solar Thermal and PV Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has decided to engage a consulting agency to conduct a detailed study on solar thermal and solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. The study's objective is ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Central Regulator Introduces Amendments to Trading License Regulations

Central Regulator Introduces Amendments to Trading License Regulations

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued amendments to its previous regulations for the payment of fees for electricity trading. The regulations will come into effect from April 01, ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Electricity Tribunal Grants Grid Connectivity to Avaada's 100 MW Solar Project

Electricity Tribunal Grants Grid Connectivity to Avaada’s 100 MW Solar Project

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in reply to Avaada Energy's petition, has approved grid-connectivity for a 100 MW solar project in Maharashtra. The project was earlier caught in disputes ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Should Solar Generators Worry About SECI Amid Rising Dues from DISCOMs_

Should Solar Generators Worry About SECI Amid Rising Dues from DISCOMs?

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has started reimbursing renewable developers' claims falling under the 'change in law' clause. These reimbursements have been filed for the additional costs incurred by ...
CERC Asks Power Ministry to Stay Out of its Regulatory Jurisdiction for Electricity Act

CERC Asks Power Ministry to Stay Out of its Regulatory Jurisdiction for Electricity Act

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an advisory for the recent draft rules proposed by the Ministry of Power (MoP), asking it to work in harmony by honoring ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Disagreement on Trading Margin Puts Sale of 50 MW of Wind Energy in Limbo

Disagreement on Trading Margin Puts Sale of 50 MW of Wind Energy in Limbo

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has dismissed DNH Power Distribution Corporation Limited's (DNHPDCL) request seeking the approval of the power sale ...
/ / Wind
Solar Developers Want Government to Penalize Delayed Transmission Projects

Solar Developers Want Government to Penalize Delayed Transmission Projects

Solar power project development slowed down drastically since March when India imposed a lockdown to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Solar installations declined more than 80% in Q2. Only 205 MW ...
Electricity Tribunal Rules in Favor of Wind Generator, Sets Aside CERC Order

Electricity Tribunal Rules in Favor of Wind Generator, Sets Aside CERC Order

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has ruled in favor of a wind developer who sought the tribunal to set aside an order by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) ...
/ / Wind
The Central Electricity Regulator Will Not Hear Any Petitions in September

The Central Electricity Regulator Will Not Hear Any Petitions in September

In a significant development, the Supreme Court of India has asked two Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) members to go on leave until the Commission appoints a member of law ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Standard Transaction Fee Suggested For Trading Renewables in Power Exchanges

Standard Transaction Fee Suggested For Trading Renewables in Power Exchanges

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has submitted its recommendations on the proposed power market regulations to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC). The letter noted that presently, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Avaada Clean Energy to be Compensated for Impact of Safeguard Duty on a 5 MW Project

Avaada Clean Energy to be Compensated for Impact of Safeguard Duty on a 5 MW Project

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) directed Kanpur’s Ordnance Factory Board (OFC) to pay ₹36 million (~$485,044) to Avaada Clean Energy Private Limited as compensation for the losses incurred due ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bihar Releases Draft Tariff Regulations for Renewable Energy Projects

Bihar Releases Draft Tariff Regulations for Renewable Energy Projects

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has released draft tariff regulations for renewable energy projects. These regulations will be valid for the control period of the financial year (FY) 2020-21 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CERC Asked to Share Transmission Charges & Losses in Solar Parks

CERC Receives Petition to Share Transmission Charges & Losses in Solar Parks

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently heard a petition seeking adjustment of transmission charges for solar projects set up in solar parks with grid connectivity through the interstate transmission ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Developer Seeks Return of Bank Guarantee After PPA Termination

Solar Developer Seeks Return of Bank Guarantee After PPA Termination

Arina Solar Private Limited has filed a petition with the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) requesting it to direct the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to return its performance ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
CERC Examines Wind Developer’s Petition for Relief from Transmission Charges

CERC Examines Wind Developer’s Petition for Relief from Transmission Charges

Renewable developer Sprng Renewable Energy Private Limited recently approached the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) against the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), seeking relief on the grounds of ...
/ / Wind
SECI Seeks to Encash Bank Guarantee for a Delayed Wind Project, Developer Files Petition

SECI Seeks to Encash Bank Guarantee for a Delayed Wind Project, Developer Files Petition

ReNew Wind Energy (TN) Private Limited, a subsidiary of ReNew Power, has filed a petition with the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) asking it to issue orders restraining the Solar Energy ...
/ / Wind
CERC Releases Blueprint for ISTS Connectivity of Renewable Projects

CERC Releases Blueprint for ISTS Connectivity of Renewable Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a detailed procedure for granting connectivity to renewable projects to the interstate transmission system (ISTS). This procedure will apply to central transmission ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy