All India Peak Demand Increased 5% Year-over-Year Touching 169 GW in March 2019

One Reason for Lower Power Demand – UJALA Which Has Cut Down Peak Power Demand by 9 GW

Reduced power demand has been an issue for some time in India and it has been blamed largely on financially challenged DISCOMs (utility companies). One of the most overlooked reasons ...
Madhya Pradesh Announces First of its Kind Tender for 33 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Andhra Pradesh Proposes Creative New DISCOM-Driven Rooftop Solar Program

Rooftop solar has a promising future in India where land is a scarce commodity. So far, rooftop solar has lagged well behind large-scale projects making up only 12 percent of ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
India Records Power Supply Deficit of 0.6 Percent During Apr-Sep 2018

Rajasthan Amends Regulations for REC and RPO Compliance Framework

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued new amendments to its regulations on renewable energy certificate and renewable purchase obligation compliance framework passed in 2010. The new regulations will ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
KERC Mulls Setting Generic Rooftop Solar Tariff Under RESCO model

Himachal Pradesh Issues Draft Order on Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has issued a draft order for rooftop solar grid-interactive systems based on net metering. The Order is called the Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Second Phase of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Program Approved

Second Phase of Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar PV Program Approved

The President of India has approved the launch of the second phase of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) program in India. The program aims to help achieve the target of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat to Provide Farmers with Solar Panels to Produce their Own Power

Coming Soon: Program for Farmers to Set Up Solar Pumps and Grid-Connected Solar Projects

With an eye on the distressed agricultural sector of the country, the central government has now approved the launch of the Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) program for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Amends RfS Guidelines for 2 GW ISTS-Connected Wind Tranche-IV Tender

Andhra Pradesh Mulls Reducing Renewable Projects’ PPA Duration from 25 to 5 Years

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) is considering whether to reduce the duration of the power purchase agreement (PPA) from 25 years to 5 years due to the fall ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Proposes Draft Fees and Charges For DISCOMs and other Entities

CERC Proposes Draft Fees and Charges For DISCOMs and other Entities

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued draft (Fees and Charges of Regional Load Dispatch Centre (RLDC) and other related matters) Regulations, 2019. These regulations will come into effect ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Gujarat Village Farmers Embrace Solar Water Pumps

KUSUM Program to Help Install 1.75 Million Solar Pumps, Solarize 1 Million Water Pumps

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the launch of Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan (KUSUM) and will provide ₹334.22 billion (~$4.69 billion) in central financial support ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Report Finds Municipalities Could Boost Rooftop Solar Adoption Using Bonds

Government Approves Financial Support Worth ₹118 Billion for Rooftop Solar Program

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has given its approval for the second phase of grid-connected rooftop solar program with central financial support to the tune of ₹118.14 billion ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
CERC Provides Relief to Solar Developers in the Matter of GST Compensation

CERC Provides Relief to Solar Developers in Matter of GST Compensation

In a positive development for the domestic renewable industry, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has provided relief to solar project developers with regards to the effect of goods and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
2019 Begins with a Sharp Decline in Solar Auction Activity While 6.5 GW of solar capa

2019 Begins with a Sharp Decline in Solar Auction Activity

Auction activity was extremely anemic in January with only 135 MW of solar capacity auctioned, a steep decline compared to over 2 GW of capacity that was auctioned in the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Vedanta’s Odisha Branch Invites Expression of Interest for Procuring Solar Power

DISCOMs Owe ₹18.84 Billion to NTPC in Outstanding Bills for Solar Projects

Power distribution companies (DISCOMs) in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Karnataka are staring at acute power shortages as the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has warned that it will stop supply ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ministry of Power Waives ISTS Charges for Wind and Solar Projects Commissioned up to 2022

India Gets Serious on Optimizing Inter-State Generating Stations, Reducing Power Cost

In a recent order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has asked the Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) to implement a pilot for the security constrained economic dispatch (SCED) of electricity ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Rajasthan Sets ₹2.67/kWh As Price of Energy Supplied to DISCOMs Under REC Mechanism

Rajasthan Sets ₹2.67/kWh As Price of Energy Supplied to DISCOMs Under REC Mechanism

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued a notice inviting suggestions from interested parties before finalizing its Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) and Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) Compliance Framework (Third ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
50,000 Smart Meters Installed in New Delhi Municipal Council Area

Uttar Pradesh’s New Smart Meter Tender for 4.5 Million Electricity Consumers

In Uttar Pradesh, the Madhyanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (MVVNL) has issued a tender to set up bi-directional smart meters. The bi-directional smart meters will be set up for each ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Illegal Charging by E-Rickshaws in Delhi Lead to ₹1.5 Billion in Losses to DISCOMs

Illegal Charging by E-Rickshaws in Delhi Leads to ₹1.5 Billion in Losses to DISCOMs

Power theft for the purpose of charging of e-rickshaws has cost the distribution companies in Delhi approximately ₹1.5 billion (~$21.08 million) in a year, according to a report from PTI. The ...
Tata Power’s Renewables Business Profit Jumps to ₹720 million in Q3 FY2018

Tata Power’s Renewable Energy Business Witnesses an Uptick of 9% YoY in Q3 FY19

Tata Power has reported a consolidated profit after tax (PAT) of ₹2,050 million (~$28.9 million) in the third quarter of FY 2018-19. When compared to the consolidated PAT in Q3 2017-18, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Approves Program on Energy from Urban, Industrial and Agricultural Wastes

Delhi Commission Directs DISCOM to Sign PPA for Waste to Energy Project

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has ordered the distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the national capital to enter into power purchase agreements (PPAs) for procuring power from Tehkhand Waste to ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Government Mulls Imposing a Penalty on DISCOMs for Unscheduled Power Cuts

Unscheduled Power Cuts by DISCOMs Will Soon be Penalized, Says R.K. Singh

The Minister for Power R.K. Singh has said that the government will soon approve the Power Tariff Policy which would impose a penalty for unscheduled power cuts by distribution companies ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.50/kWh to Apply for Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Projects in Maharashtra

Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.50/kWh to Apply for Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Projects in Maharashtra

The state of Maharashtra has specified an upper ceiling tariff of ₹3.50 (~$0.049)/kWh for competitive bidding to procure power from fossil fuel-based cogeneration projects in the state. Specifying the tariff ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
More Project Commissioning Delay Cases in Telangana Ruled in Favor of Project Developers

Delhi’s Draft RPO and REC Regulations Make Way for Stricter Implementation

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has issued draft regulations for the implementation of renewable purchase obligation (RPO) and renewable energy certificate (REC) framework. The draft is up for comments ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Madhya Pradesh Electricity Commission Condemns Payment Delay by DISCOM to Adani Green

Madhya Pradesh Electricity Commission Condemns Payment Delay by DISCOM to Adani Green

The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has dismissed a review petition filed by Madhya Pradesh Power Management Company Limited (MPPMCL) seeking relief against an order issued by the commission for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
50,000 Smart Meters Installed in New Delhi Municipal Council Area

50,000 Smart Meters Installed in New Delhi Municipal Council Area

New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) area has become the first municipal council in India to implement 100 percent smart metering solution in its area. This feat was achieved after the ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
CERC Charts Plan to Redesign India’s Power Market

CERC Charts Plan to Redesign India’s Power Market

In a recent discussion paper titled Market Based Economic Dispatch of Electricity: Re-designing of Day-Ahead Market (DAM) in India, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has analyzed India’s power market, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy