Energy Injection Without Valid EPA Will Not Be Compensated, Reiterates MERC

Energy Injection Without Valid EPA Will Not Be Compensated, Reiterates MERC

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued an order declaring that the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) is not obliged to sign an energy purchase agreement (EPA) ...
/ / Wind
Goa to Empanel Installers for 5 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Goa to Empanel Installers for 5 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Goa Energy Development Agency (GEDA) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to empanel Installers to design and install 5 MW of grid-connected solar rooftop power projects under CAPEX (capital ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Adani Green to Get Refund of ₹1.2 Million for Another 20 MW Solar Project in Karnataka

Adani Green to Get Refund of ₹1.2 Million for Another 20 MW Solar Project in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order directing the Mangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (MESCOM) to refund a penalty of ₹1.2 million (~$15,950) to Adani Green Energy ...
ReNew Power to be Compensated for Impact of Safeguard Duty on its 250 MW Solar Project

ReNew Power to be Compensated for Impact of Safeguard Duty on its 250 MW Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ruled that ReNew Solar Power Private Limited is eligible for claiming compensation for the additional expenses incurred due to the imposition of safeguard ...
Developer Allowed to Invoke Force Majeure for Delayed Solar Project Due to COVID-19

Developer Allowed to Invoke Force Majeure for Delayed Solar Project Due to COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has exempted ACME Heergarh Powertech Private Limited from its contractual obligations under force majeure provision of its power purchase agreement ...
Bihar Lowers Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Bihar Lowers Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has reduced the rate of late payment surcharges (LPS) payable by the distribution companies (DISCOMs) and transmission licensees to ease their burden during the ...
Andhra Pradesh Objects to Amendments Proposed in the Electricity Act

Andhra Pradesh Objects to Amendments Proposed in the Electricity Act

In a letter to the Ministry of Power, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has expressed disagreement with the government’s proposed amendments to the Electricity Act. In April, Mercom ...
SECI Releases Tender for 10 MW of Solar Projects in Rajasthan

SECI Releases Tender for 10 MW of Solar Projects in Rajasthan

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has issued a request for selection (RfS) for setting up 10 MW of grid-connected solar power projects at Bagru in Jaipur district ...
Haryana Waives RPO Backlog, Imposes Additional Surcharges for Open Access Consumers

Haryana Waives RPO Backlog, Imposes Additional Surcharges for Open Access Consumers

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has waived off renewable purchase obligation (RPO) backlogs up to 2019 for distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state and has imposed an additional surcharge ...
Uttar Pradesh DISCOM Asked to Clear Dues for Procuring Power from Bagasse-Based Project

Uttar Pradesh DISCOM Asked to Clear Dues for Procuring Power from Bagasse-Based Project

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has ordered the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) to clear its dues with Kesar Enterprises Limited (KEL) for the procurement of bagasse-based ...
Karnataka Wind Installer and DISCOM Spar Over Wheeling of Energy to Open Access Consumers

Karnataka Wind Installer and DISCOM Spar Over Wheeling of Energy to Open Access Consumers

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has ordered that Golden Hatcheries, a company that had installed a 3.2 MW wind power project, should be granted its due credits for the ...
/ / Wind
Municipal Solid Waste-Based Project Stranded Due to COVID-19 Disruption

Municipal Solid Waste-Based Project Stranded Due to COVID-19 Disruption

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has directed UP Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL) and Ecogreen Energy Lucknow Pvt Ltd to come up with a firm agreement for the amended ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
CERC Postpones New Deviation Settlement Regulations Again Amid COVID-19

CERC Postpones New Deviation Settlement Regulations Again Amid COVID-19

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has once again rescheduled the implementation of the fifth amendment to the deviation settlement mechanism regulations (DSM). The earlier date for its implementation was ...
MERC Approves Tariff for 283 MW of Solar Projects Under Agricultural Feeder Program

MERC Approves Tariff for 283 MW of Solar Projects Under Agricultural Feeder Program

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved tariff ranging between ₹3.28 (~$0.0436)/kWh to ₹3.30 (~$0.0439)/kWh for the procurement of power from 283 MW of solar projects by the Maharashtra ...
Maharashtra Approves Tariff of ₹2.90_kWh To Procure 350MW of Solar from Tata and Avaada

Maharashtra Approves Tariff of ₹2.90/kWh to Procure 350 MW of Solar from Tata and Avaada

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved a tariff of  ₹2.90 (~$0.04)/kWh for the long-term procurement of 350 MW of solar power by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited ...
Karnataka DISCOMs to Pay Lower Late Payment Surcharge Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Karnataka Power DISCOMs to Pay Lower Late Payment Surcharge Amid Coronavirus Crisis

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order lowering the late payment surcharges (LPS) by distribution companies (DISCOMS) to generation companies and transmission licensees in light of the ...
Rajasthan Issues Measures to Help DISCOMs, Consumers Through COVID-19 Crisis

Rajasthan Issues Measures to Help DISCOMs, Consumers Through COVID-19 Crisis

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued an order directing stakeholders to adopt measures to ease the burden on power consumers, generators, transmission licensees, and distribution companies (DISCOMs) in ...
/ / Grid, Other
Punjab Mulls Reducing Renewable Purchase Obligations Drastically Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Punjab Mulls Reducing Renewable Purchase Obligations Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The Punjab State Electricity Commission (PSERC) has invited comments, objections, and suggestions for a proposal by the state government to lower the renewable purchase obligations (RPOs) of power establishments for ...
GoodWe Supplies Inverters for 5 MW of Solar Projects Across Bosch’s Facilities

GoodWe Supplies Inverters for 5 MW of Solar Projects Across Bosch’s Facilities

Bosch has commissioned 5 MW of solar projects in its factories across India using GoodWe’s solar inverters. GoodWe Power Supply Technology is a solar inverter manufacturing company with its head ...
/ / Inverters & BOS, Solar
Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from March 2020

Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from March 2020

With the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus across the world, the global economy and life, in general, have been severely affected.  The pandemic has disrupted all segments of the Indian ...
Sungrow Signs Strategic Agreement with Avaada for 650 MW of Upcoming Solar Projects (1)

Sungrow Signs Strategic Agreement with Avaada for 650 MW of Upcoming Solar Projects

Sungrow, a global inverter supplier for renewable projects, announced that the company had signed a 650 MW strategic agreement with Avaada Energy to supply 1,500 V inverter solutions for its ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
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
Southern Railways to get Net Metering for a 4 MW Rooftop Solar Project

Southern Railways to get Net Metering for a 4 MW Rooftop Solar Project

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued an order directing the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) to provide the Southern Railway with low-tension and high-tension metering ...
Tamil Nadu DISCOM Asked to Clear Interest Dues of Five Wind Developers in Two Months

Tamil Nadu DISCOM Asked to Clear Interest Dues of Five Wind Developers in Two Months

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has directed Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) to pay five wind developers a sum of ₹16.72 million ($0.23 million) as ...
/ / Wind