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
Rajasthan Commission Approves Tariff of ₹2.50_kWh for 680 MW of Solar Projects

Rajasthan Commission Approves Tariff of ₹2.50/kWh for 680 MW of Solar Projects

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) issued an order approving the tariff rate for 680 MW of solar projects issued by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). In July ...
TNB Signs PPAs to Develop 180 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects in Malaysia

Assam: Solar RPO of 1% Applicable to Captive Power Projects Commissioned Before 2016

The Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) has notified that for captive power projects (CPPs) which were commissioned before April 1, 2016, the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) will be 1% for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Reimburse Cost Incurred by Solar Developer due to Safeguard Duty Imposition_ CERC to NTPC

Reimburse Costs Incurred by Solar Developer Due to Safeguard Duty Imposition: CERC to NTPC

Responding to a recent petition, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) declared that the imposition of Safeguard Duty (SGD) in July 2018 was covered under the “Change in Law” clause ...
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 ...
Bangladesh Set to Develop a 55 MW Solar Project in Chattogram

Bangladesh Set to Develop a 55 MW Solar Project in Chattogram

The Government of Bangladesh (GoB) has awarded a 55 MW solar power project to a consortium led by Metito Group together with Jinko Power and AlJomaih Group. The project will ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Uttar Pradesh Reviews Regulations for Captive Renewable Projects

Uttar Pradesh Reviews Regulations for Captive Renewable Projects

The Uttar Pradesh Energy Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has reviewed its regulations for captive and renewable energy generating projects (CRE Regulations, 2019) in response to a petition from the Uttar Pradesh ...
Maharashtra DISCOM Asked to Extend Commissioning Timeline for 100 MW of Wind Projects

Maharashtra DISCOM Asked to Extend Commissioning Timeline for 100 MW of Wind Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has asked the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to extend the financial closure and scheduled commissioning dates for a wind power project ...
/ / Wind
MERC Extends Commissioning Timeline for a Wind Project After Land Acquisition Delay

MERC Extends Commissioning Timeline for a Wind Project After Land Acquisition Delay

The Maharashtra Electricity Commission (MERC) has asked the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to extend the financial closure and scheduled commissioning dates of a wind project. The project ...
/ / Other, Wind
Karnataka_ Delayed Rooftop Solar Project’s Tariff Reduced to ₹5.20_kWh from ₹9.56_kWh

Karnataka: Delayed Rooftop Solar Project’s Tariff Reduced to ₹5.20/kWh from ₹9.56/kWh

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) issued an order in favor of the Bangalore Electricity Company (BESCOM) and directed Emmvee Solar to downward revise the tariff for a 1 MW ...
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
France’s Technique Solaire Commissions 20 MW of Solar Project in Maharashtra

France’s Technique Solaire Commissions 20 MW of Solar Project in Maharashtra

French company Technique Solaire has commissioned a total capacity of 20 MW (AC) of solar projects in Maharashtra. This is the second project of the company in India. This ground-mounted ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Gujarat Commission Approves Tariff of ₹2.80_kWh for Over 202 MW of Wind Projects

Gujarat Commission Approves Tariff of ₹2.80/kWh for Over 202 MW of Wind Projects

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has approved a tariff of ₹2.80 ($0.039)/kWh for 202.6 MW of power from grid-connected wind power projects in Gujarat. In its order, the Commission ...
/ / Other, Wind
Maharashtra Approves Tariff of ₹2.99_kWh for 50 MW of Solar Projects

Maharashtra Approves Tariff of ₹2.99/kWh for 50 MW of Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has allowed the Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MSPGCL) and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to procure solar power at rates ...
Gujarat Proposes Amendments to its Net Metering Rules for Rooftop Solar

Gujarat Proposes Amendments to its Net Metering Rules for Rooftop Solar

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has issued a draft notification regarding the second set of amendments for its net metering regulations for grid-connected rooftop solar systems. The new amendment ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Andhra Pradesh Approves Amended PPA for 6.5 MW of Wind Projects

Andhra Pradesh Approves Amended PPA for 6.5 MW of Wind Projects

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has approved the execution of an amended power purchase agreement (PPA) between Ramagiri Renewable Energy Limited (RREL) and Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh ...
/ / Wind
Chhattisgarh Commission Lays Out Tariff Terms for Renewable Projects in the State

Chhattisgarh Commission Lays Out Tariff Terms for Renewable Projects in the State

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has specified the terms and conditions of tariffs for renewable energy sources for the sale of power to distribution licensees. The renewable projects ...
Haryana DISCOM Ordered to Pay Dues for Power from Captive Solar Project With Interest

Haryana DISCOM Ordered to Pay Dues for Power from Captive Solar Project With Interest

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued an order directing the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) to pay its dues to Merino Panel Products Limited for power injected ...
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 ...
MSEDCL Asked to Invite Fresh Bids for Bagasse Projects with Expired EPAs in 2020

MSEDCL Asked to Invite Fresh Bids for Bagasse Projects with Expired EPAs in 2020

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) issued an order directing the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to purchase power from a 50 MW of bagasse-based co-generation projects at ...