CERC Lists Conditions for Waiver of Bank Guarantee for Long-Term Access Applicants

CERC Lists Conditions for Waiver of Bank Guarantee for Long-Term Access Applicants

Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) filed an instant application requesting the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) to provide clarity on the exemption of construction phase bank guarantee (BG) ...
CERC Issues Guidelines for Inter-State Transmission Charges for Solar and Wind Projects

CERC Issues Guidelines for Inter-State Transmission Charges for Solar and Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued new guidelines for inter-state transmission charges and losses. The guidelines shed light on the responsibilities of the nodal agencies and the calculation ...
Renewable Projects in Uttar Pradesh To See New Forecasting and Scheduling Regulations

Renewable Projects in Uttar Pradesh to See New Forecasting and Scheduling Regulations

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has taken note of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited’s (UPPCL) request to modify the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) deviation settlement mechanism (DSM) ...
CERC Prepares Blueprint for New Tariff Regulations for Renewable Projects

CERC Prepares Blueprint for New Tariff Regulations for Renewable Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has come out with the draft tariff regulations 2020, which will come in force from July 01, 2020, and will remain in force until ...
Kerala Commission Directs INOX to Enter Tripartite PPA for a 16 MW Wind Project

Kerala Commission Directs INOX to Enter Tripartite PPA for a 16 MW Wind Project

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has directed INOX Renewables Limited, the Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEB), and Damodar Jagannath Malpani to enter into a tripartite power purchase ...
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Chhattisgarh Cuts Late Payment Surcharge to 0.75% to Help DISCOMs

Chhattisgarh Cuts Late Payment Surcharge to 0.75% to Help DISCOMs

To deal with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused economic disruptions across the board, the Chhattisgarh Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued an order reducing the payment of the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
West Bengal Reduces Late Payment Surcharge to 1% Per Month Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

West Bengal Reduces Late Payment Surcharge to 1% Per Month Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Considering the ongoing economic disruption caused amid the Coronavirus pandemic, the West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has issued an order for the late payment surcharge (LPS) to be charged ...
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DISCOMs Collect Power Bills Online But Refuse to Pay Power Generators Amid COVID-19

DISCOMs Collect Power Bills Online But Refuse to Pay Power Generators Amid COVID-19

The grave economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak is being felt across all segments of the power sector, including renewable energy. To try and slow the spread of Coronavirus, a ...
Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs Reduced in Madhya Pradesh

Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs Reduced in Madhya Pradesh

To tackle the unprecedented challenges posed by the outbreak of Coronavirus, the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has reduced the rate of current late payment surcharge (LPS) to be ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Additional Costs Borne by Solar Developers Due to GST Imposition to be Reimbursed

Additional Costs Borne by Solar Developers Due to GST Imposition to be Reimbursed

In a recent order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission declared that the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) fell within the scope of the “Change in Law” clause for ...
Power Generators Get More Time to File Tariff Petitions Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Power Generators Get More Time to File Tariff Petitions Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) is allowing additional time for the power generators to file tariff petitions as refipef from the disruption caused bo the Coronavirus pandemic. The Commission ...
SECI to Reimburse Additional Charges Incurred by Hero Solar Due to GST Enactment

SECI to Reimburse Additional Charges Incurred by Hero Solar Due to GST Enactment

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has said that the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) falls under the scope of the “Change in Law” clause of power ...
CERC_ DISCOMs to Pay Reduced Late Payment Surcharge Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

CERC: DISCOMs to Pay Reduced Late Payment Surcharge Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Given the ongoing lockdown in the country caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Central Electricity of Regulatory Commission (CERC) has reduced the rate for late payment surcharge (LPS) payable by distribution ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
CERC Proposes New Forbearance Price and Removal of Floor Prices for RECs

CERC Proposes New Forbearance Price and Removal of Floor Prices for RECs

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a proposal for establishing forbearance and floor prices for renewable energy certificates (RECs). RECs are a market instrument to meet renewable purchase ...
CERC Defers Real-Time Power Market Implementation to June 2020 Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

CERC Defers Real-Time Power Market Implementation to June 2020 Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in India, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has decided to defer implementing the real-time power market (RPM) until June 1, 2020. In January 2020, ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
SECI and NTPC to Pay GST Compensation to Adani Solar’s SPVs

SECI and NTPC to Pay GST Compensation to Adani Solar’s SPVs

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently passed an order asking Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to pay the requested compensation to Wardha ...
CERC Asked to Reduce Late Payment Surcharge as Cash Flow Dries Up Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

CERC Asked to Reduce Late Payment Surcharge as Cash Flow Dries Up Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has disclosed that it has received representations from power distribution companies and state governments requesting a waiver of late payment surcharge (LPS) given the force ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
COVID-19 Forces CERC to Postpone Implementation of Amended DSM Regulations

COVID-19 Forces CERC to Postpone Implementation of Amended DSM Regulations

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has rescheduled implementing the fifth amendment of deviation settlement regulations from April 1, 2020, to June 1, 2020. The present regulations (Regulation 7) will ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
COVID-19 Pandemic Takes a Toll on Solar REC Trading in March

COVID-19 Pandemic Takes a Toll on Solar REC Trading in March

March witnessed a significant drop in trading volume of solar as well as non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs). As the country fights the outbreak of Coronavirus. Markets all around the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CERC Extends Validity of Existing Renewable Energy Tariffs Until June 30, 2020

CERC Extends Validity of Existing Renewable Energy Tariffs Until June 30, 2020

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has extended the applicability of the Renewable Energy Tariff Regulations, 2017, for three months (from April 01, 2020, to June 30, 2020). The Commission ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CERC Approves a Tariff of ₹2.77kWh for 200 MW of Wind Projects

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

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has given tariff approval for 200 MW of wind projects floated by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC). NTPC had issued a request for ...
/ / Wind
PGCIL’s Gujarat Subsidiary Gets Transmission License for 2 GW of Renewable Projects

PGCIL’s Gujarat Subsidiary Gets Transmission License for 2 GW of Renewable Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has given transmission license to Powergrid Bhuj Transmission Limited (PBLT) to build transmission systems for 2 GW of renewable energy projects in Gujarat. The ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Tata Power to Buy 50 MW of Wind Power from SECI at ₹2.52_kWh

Tata Power to Buy 50 MW of Wind Power from SECI at ₹2.52/kWh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved a tariff of ₹2.52 (~$0.034)/kWh as requested by the Tata Power Delhi Distribution (TPDDL) for 50 MW of wind power from the ...
/ / Wind
Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from April 2019

Policy Highlights for Solar and Other Renewables From February 2020

The month of February witnessed a slew of announcements, both at the center and the state level. The two most critical policy announcements were related to Coronavirus and the basic ...
HPPC Asked to Study Commercial Viability of its Solar Project with Battery Storage

SECI Gets Approval to Sell 600 MW of Solar Power to Haryana and Bihar at ₹2.44/kWh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved a tariff of ₹2.44 (~$0.034)/kWh adopted by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to sell 600 MW of solar power allocated ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar