Tamil Nadu Commission Denies Tariff of ₹7.01kWh for 288 MW of Delayed Solar Projects

Tamil Nadu Commission Denies Tariff of ₹7.01/kWh for 288 MW of Delayed Solar Projects

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC), in a recent ruling, said that there was no provision in the energy purchase agreement (EPA) to entitle two solar power generators to ...
Supreme Court Lifts Stay Order on Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu DISCOM Privatization

Supreme Court Lifts Stay Order on Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu DISCOM Privatization

The Supreme Court of India has lifted the suspension order imposed by the Bombay High Court on the distribution company (DISCOM) privatization process, according to the update provided to the ...
/ / Grid, T&D
ACME Solar and ReNew Power Winners in MSEDCL’s 500 MW Solar Auction

ACME Solar and ReNew Power Winners in MSEDCL’s 500 MW Solar Auction

ACME Solar Holdings and ReNew Solar Power were declared the winners in the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited’s (MSEDCL) auction to procure power from 500 MW of solar photovoltaic ...
Smart Grid Cell to be Established in Telangana

Smart Grid Cell to be Established in Telangana

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has issued a notification for implementing the TSERC (Smart Grid) Regulation, 2021. The regulation would be enforced from the date of its publication ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
A 1 kW Residential Rooftop Solar System With Subsidy to Cost ₹31,200 in Andhra

A 1 kW Residential Rooftop Solar System With Subsidy to Cost ₹31,200 in Andhra

Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Corporation Limited (APEPDCL) has discovered the lowest bid of ₹50,000 (~$673)/kW for residential rooftop solar systems of up to 1 kW under the capital expenditure ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Finance Minister Announces ₹3.03 Trillion for Upgrading DISCOMs

Finance Minister Announces ₹3.03 Trillion for Upgrading DISCOMs

The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the ‘Economic Relief from Pandemic’ package and declared several sops for power distribution companies (DISCOMs), including ₹3.03 trillion (~$40.82 billion) outlay for reform-based ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Green Power Tariff An Attractive Option for Consumers to Access Solar and Wind Power

Green Power Tariff: An Attractive Option for Consumers to Access Solar and Wind Power

Commercial and Industrial (C&I) consumers have multiple options of going green – setting up large-scale solar projects through open access models, rooftop solar systems, or purchasing renewable energy certificates. For ...
MSEDCL's 500 MW Wind Solar Hybrid Tender Oversubscribed by 1 GW

MSEDCL’s 500 MW Wind Solar Hybrid Tender Oversubscribed by 1 GW

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited's (MSEDCL) tender to procure 500 MW of wind-solar hybrid power has received a good response from the bidders. It has been oversubscribed by ...
Solar Developer’s Deemed Generation Claims Due to Grid Failure Rejected

Solar Developer’s Deemed Generation Claims Due to Grid Failure Rejected

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC), in a recent order, rejected the recovery claims of a solar developer for deemed generation on account of grid failure. The Commission noted that ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Surplus Energy By Captive Solar Projects to be Compensated at ₹1.99kWh in Gujarat

Surplus Energy by Captive Solar Projects to be Compensated at ₹1.99/kWh in Gujarat

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL), in a recent notification, announced that the average of solar tariffs discovered and contracted through competitive bidding process conducted by GUVNL for non-park ...
Defer Bids Until Power Sale Agreements Backlog is Cleared – Solar Developers to Minister

Defer Bids Until Power Sale Agreements Backlog is Cleared – Solar Developers to Minister

The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) has written to Union Power Minister R.K. Singh asking to stop new auction activity for solar projects until the backlog of power sale agreements ...
File Timeframe to Clear Dues of Solar and Wind Generators - Andhra High Court to DISCOMs

File Timeframe to Clear Dues of Solar and Wind Generators – Andhra High Court to DISCOMs

The High Court of Andhra Pradesh has directed the Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (APSPDCL) and Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL) to file an affidavit by March 31, 2021, with ...
BESCOM's Plea To Cut Tariff for Solar Power Purchased Over Contracted Capacity Rejected

BESCOM’s Plea To Cut Tariff for Solar Power Purchased Over Contracted Capacity Rejected

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) dismissed the petition filed by the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) for the redetermination of tariff for purchase of additional power or to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bombay High Court Stays DISCOM Privatization Auction Won by Torrent Power

Bombay High Court Stays DISCOM Privatization Auction Won by Torrent Power

The Bombay High Court has suspended the auction for a 51% equity stake in the power distribution company (DISCOM) for the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
The Ministry of Power has issued new regulations regarding the late payment surcharge, which will be applicable for power purchase agreements

Ministry of Power Issues New Rules for Late Payment Surcharge Payable by DISCOMs

The Ministry of Power has issued new regulations regarding the late payment surcharge, which will be applicable for power purchase agreements (PPAs) and transmission service agreements in which the tariffs ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Torrent Power to Acquire 51% Stake in Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu DISCOMs

Torrent Power to Acquire 51% Stake in Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu DISCOMs

Torrent Power has emerged as the highest bidder for the acquisition of the power distribution company (DISCOM) in the union territory of Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, according ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Madhya Pradesh Raises Capacity of Solar Bids Under KUSUM Program to 300 MW

Madhya Pradesh Raises Capacity of Solar Bids Under KUSUM Program to 300 MW

The Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has increased the capacity of bids for solar power projects under Component A of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Reach ₹121 Billion in December 2020

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Reach ₹121 Billion in December 2020

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed nearly ₹121.12 billion (~$1.65 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments across 380 pending invoices, according to data released by the Ministry ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Supreme Court Lifts Stay Order on Chandigarh DISCOM Privatization (1)

Supreme Court Lifts Stay Order on Chandigarh DISCOM Privatization

The Supreme Court of India issued orders placing a hold on a stay order given by the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, on the privatization of Chandigarh’s electricity distribution company ...
DISCOMs Dues to Renewable Generators Rise to ₹118.6 Billion in November

DISCOMs Dues to Renewable Generators Rise to ₹118.6 Billion in November

Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable energy generators ₹118.6 billion (~$1.6 billion) in overdue payments (excluding disputed amounts) across 452 invoices at the end of November 2020, according to data from ...
/ / Other
DISCOMs Must Pay Existing Renewable Developers On Time to Attract New Competitive Bids

DISCOMs Must Pay Existing Renewable Developers On Time to Attract New Competitive Bids

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) recently heard the petition of the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to relax penalty for unmet renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
ADB Approves ₹13.9 Billion Loan to Upgrade Bengaluru's Power Distribution System

ADB Approves ₹13.9 Billion Loan to Upgrade Bengaluru’s Power Distribution System

In a significant development, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $190 million (~₹13.9 billion) to upgrade the existing power distribution system in the city of Bengaluru ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Inch Up to ₹110.67 Billion in October

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Inch Up to ₹110.67 Billion in October

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed over ₹110.67 billion (~$1.5 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments across 439 pending invoices, according to data from the Ministry of ...
High Court Stays Chandigarh DISCOM Privatization, Says it’s Not Legally Sustainable

High Court of Punjab and Haryana Issues Stay Order on Chandigarh DISCOM Privatization

The High Court of Punjab and Haryana has issued a stay order on the Central Government’s proposal to privatize Chandigarh’s electricity distribution company (DISCOMs). The UT Powermen Union of Chandigarh had filed ...
Net Metering Removal for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 5 kW Will Be Disastrous: Installers

Net Metering Removal for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 5 kW Will Be Disastrous: Installers

In September 2020, the Ministry of Power (MoP) released draft electricity rules 2020 to streamline power supply and distribution. One of the critical points in the draft revolves around gross ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar