SECI’s 750 MW Rajasthan Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 350 MW

NTPC to Sell 600 MW of Solar Power to Bihar and Punjab at a Tariff of ₹2.60/kWh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved a tariff of ₹2.60 (~$0.036)/kWh adopted by the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to sell 600 MW of solar power allocated to ...
/ / Uncategorized
Andhra Offers 5% Annual Escalation On Base Price of Bagasse-Based Renewable Projects

Andhra Offers 5% Annual Escalation On Base Price of Bagasse-Based Renewable Projects

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has determined the fuel price for biomass and industrial waste-based projects at ₹3,176.72 (~$45)/metric ton for the financial year (FY) 2019-20. The fuel ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
CERC Asks SECI to Compensate Azure Power for Cost Incurred Due to Safeguard Duty

CERC Asks SECI to Compensate Azure Power for Cost Incurred Due to Safeguard Duty

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ruled in favor of Azure Power in its petition against the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) that sought to invoke the ‘Change ...
CERC Allows Solar Developers’ Claim for GST Compensation on EPC Cost

CERC Allows Solar Developers’ Claim for GST Compensation on EPC Cost

In its recent order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has reiterated its opinions on the restitution principle in power purchase agreements in the face of a Change in Law ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Orders NTPC to Pay ACME Solar GST Relief Along With Late Payment Surcharge

CERC Orders NTPC to Pay ACME Solar GST Relief Along With Late Payment Surcharge

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has directed the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to pay the dues claimed by ACME Solar along with late payment surcharge within 30 days ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Change in Legal Status Calls for Fresh Registration for Renewable Energy Certificates

Change in Legal Status Calls for Fresh Registration for Renewable Energy Certificates

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has dismissed the plea of Weizmann Limited and Karma Energy Limited with regards to issuing renewable energy certificates (RECs). The Commission observed that the ...
/ / Other, Wind
NTPC Issues 300 kW Rooftop Solar Tender for a School in Vindhyachal

NTPC Issues 300 kW Rooftop Solar Tender for a School in Vindhyachal

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has floated a tender for the development of a grid-tied interactive rooftop solar PV project in Madhya Pradesh. The rooftop system will be installed ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
India’s Power Sector Shifting to Short-term Contracts and Spot Markets - Report

India’s Power Sector Shifting to Short-term Contracts and Spot Markets – Report

India’s power sector is currently in a transitional phase, shifting from long-term generation contracts to a greater reliance on short-term contracts and electricity spot markets. In this transition, policymakers and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CERC Rules in Favor of PGCIL as a Wind Developer Fails to Achieve Timely Financial Closure

CERC Rules in Favor of PGCIL as a Wind Developer Fails to Achieve Timely Financial Closure

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) rejected a plea by Vaayu Renewable Energy Private Limited, a renewable energy developer, who filed a petition seeking for the commission to direct the ...
/ / Wind
CERC Provides Relief to a 50 MW Solar Thermal Project Delayed Due to Drought

CERC Provides Relief to a 50 MW Solar Thermal Project Delayed Due to Drought

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has extended the scheduled commercial operation date (SCoD) of a 50 MW solar thermal project in Andhra Pradesh. Megha Engineering & Infrastructures Limited (MEIL) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Asks NTPC to Refund Solar Developer’s ₹10 Million Deducted as Liquidated Damages

CERC Asks NTPC to Refund Solar Developer’s ₹10 Million Deducted as Liquidated Damages

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has directed the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) to refund the performance bank guarantee (PBG) of ₹10 million (~$140,800) along with interest to Prayatna ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Asks Transmission Utility to Allot Wind Developer ReGen’s 600 MW Bay to Others

CERC Asks Transmission Utility to Allot Wind Developer ReGen’s 600 MW Bay to Others

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ordered that the Stage II connectivity of ReGen Wind Farm should be revoked. The wind farm had asked for an extension of the ...
/ / Wind
CERC Provides Relief to Wind Developer by Relaxing Provisions of Maharashtra Policy

CERC Provides Relief to Wind Developer by Relaxing Provisions of Maharashtra Policy

In an important development, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has directed the Central Transmission Utility (CTU) to revoke the stage-II connectivity of Toramba Renewable Energy. It has also asked ...
/ / Wind
CERC Directs NLDC to Issue Renewable Energy Certificates to Tadas Wind

CERC Directs NLDC to Issue Renewable Energy Certificates to Tadas Wind

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has directed the National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC) to issue renewable energy certificates (RECs) to Tadas Wind Energy Private Limited (formerly known as Tadas ...
/ / Wind
CERC Denies Solar Developer’s Claim for Carrying Costs and O&M Expenses After GST Law

CERC Denies Solar Developer’s Claim for Carrying Costs and O&M Expenses After GST Law

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved Parampujya Solar’s plea that the introduction of GST laws with effect from July 1, 2017, should be covered under the ‘Change in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Expiring Solar and Non-Solar RECs Will Now Remain Valid up to March 31, 2020

Expiring Solar and Non-Solar RECs Will Now Remain Valid up to March 31, 2020

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has extended the validity of renewable energy certificates (RECs), which have or are due to expire shortly. The Commission observed that the RECs that ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Grants Extension to Solar Projects in Rajasthan for Delay in Road Construction

CERC Grants Extension to Solar Projects in Rajasthan for Delay in Road Construction

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has agreed with a petition that argued that the holdup in road construction by the state government delayed the project commissioning, which was beyond ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Dismisses SECI’s Petition Seeking Termination of Solar PPA Signed with Welspun

CERC Dismisses SECI’s Petition Seeking Termination of Solar PPA Signed with Welspun

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has dismissed a review petition filed by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). The petition had asked for the review of the commission’s ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Accepts Two-Day Delay, Allows Issue of Pending RECs to ITC

CERC Accepts Two-Day Delay, Allows Issue of Pending RECs to ITC

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order directing the National Load Despatch Center (NLDC) to accept a procedural delay and allow the issue of 1,585 Renewable Energy ...
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