DISCOMs Across States Owe Nearly ₹30 Billion to Renewable Generators_ CEA

DISCOMs Across States Owe Nearly ₹30 Billion to Renewable Generators: CEA

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has found that distribution companies across the country owe dues totaling ₹30.12 billion (~$420 million) to renewable energy projects aggregating 5,982 MW. Last week, Mercom reported that ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Goa Issues Net Metering Regulations for Solar Projects

Goa Issues Net Metering Regulations for Solar Projects

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has finalized the net metering regulations. The new rules have been in effect since July 24, ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Andhra Floats RESCO Tender for 15 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings

Andhra Floats RESCO Tender for 15 MW of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings

The New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP) has tendered 15 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be set up atop government buildings across ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Andhra Allocates ₹5.57 Billion Towards Payment Security Mechanism for Power Purchase

Andhra Allocates ₹5.57 Billion Towards Payment Security Mechanism for Power Purchase

The state government of Andhra Pradesh has set aside a sum of ₹5.57 billion (~$79 million) towards payment security mechanism as notified by the government recently. The amount will be ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Clarifies Renewables Fixed Charges Calculation for Payment Security Mechanism

MNRE Clarifies Renewables Fixed Charges Calculation for Payment Security Mechanism

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding fixed charges in the newly issued payment security mechanism regulations. The ministry has stated that in the case ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Rajasthan to Levy Additional Charges for Sustained Deviation in Scheduling of Power

Rajasthan to Levy Additional Charges for Sustained Deviation in Scheduling of Power

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued a methodology for sign change and additional charges for its violation under the Deviation Settlement Mechanism (DSM). According to the commission, if there ...
Punjab Floats Tender for 1,699 kW of Rooftop Solar Capacity Across 40 Sites

Punjab Floats Tender for 1,699 kW of Rooftop Solar Capacity Across 40 Sites

The Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL) has issued a tender to set up rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 1,699 kW on various buildings owned by it. These rooftop ...
Government’s Advisory on How to Avail ISTS Waiver for Solar & Wind Projects

Government’s Advisory on How to Avail ISTS Waiver for Solar & Wind Projects

The Government of India has issued an advisory for submitting required documents for the waiver of interstate transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses on the transmission of electricity generated from ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
DISCOMs Feel the Heat_ No Letter of Credit, No Advance Payment, No Power

DISCOMs Feel the Heat: No Letter of Credit, No Advance Payment, No Power

The Ministry of Power has issued procedural guidelines for the scheduling of power to distribution companies in case of non-maintenance of the line of credit under the payment security mechanism. Recently, Minister ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
KUSUM Program to Get ₹344 Billion to Add Solar Capacity of 26 GW by 2022

KUSUM Program to Get ₹344 Billion to Add Solar Capacity of 26 GW by 2022

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued detailed guidelines to implement the KUSUM program for India’s farmers to solarize agriculture. Solar power is one of the most ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Solar Federation Writes to RK Singh for Creation of a Fund to Provide Liquidity to DISCOMs

Solar Federation Writes to RK Singh for Creation of a Fund to Provide Liquidity to DISCOMs

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has written to the Minister for Power, New and Renewable Energy, R. K. Singh, seeking the creation of a fund for providing liquidity to ...
SECI & NTPC Say No to Andhra DISCOM’s Request to Renegotiate Solar Tariff

SECI & NTPC Say No to Andhra DISCOM’s Request to Renegotiate Solar Tariff

The future of solar photovoltaic (PV) project development in Andhra Pradesh appears gloomy amid an apparent disconnect between the developers and the state. After the state distribution company (DISCOM) issued ...
Greenko Gets Stay Order on Andhra Pradesh’s Move to Revise Solar Tariff

Greenko Gets Stay Order on Andhra Pradesh’s Move to Revise Solar Tariff

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has put a stay order on the implementation of Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company (APSPDCL)’s letter seeking a revision in the power purchase ...
Revise Tariff for 400 MW of Solar Projects or DISCOMs will Terminate PPA_ Andhra Govt to SECI

Revise Tariff for 400 MW of Solar Projects or DISCOMs will Terminate PPA: Andhra Govt to SECI

The future of power sale agreements (PSAs) for 400 MW of grid-connected solar projects in Andhra Pradesh appears uncertain. The Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company (APSPDCL) has written to ...
96,376 Solar Pumps for Farmers Have Been Approved in 2 Years

96,376 Solar Pumps for Farmers Have Been Approved in 2 Years

The Government of India has a target of adding over 10,000 MW of solar capacity to solarize the agriculture sector. Solar power is one of the most versatile forms of ...
Rajasthan Budget Targets 1.4 GW of Wind, 4.9 GW of Solar in the Next Five Years

Rajasthan Budget Targets 1.4 GW of Wind, 4.9 GW of Solar in the Next Five Years

The revised 2019-2020 budget for Rajasthan has introduced various grants for the renewable energy sector. The chief minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, in his budget speech, mentioned that the new ...
Spot Power Price Continues to Soar Four Months in a Row, Hovers at ₹3.34/kWh in May 2019

Spot Power Price Dips Slightly in June 2019 at 3.32/kWh as Solar Generation Rises

In June 2019, the spot power price was recorded at ₹3.32 (~$0.0483)/kWh. After soaring high for four consecutive months in 2019, the spot power price has now declined slightly by ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Maharashtra DISCOM to Amend EPAs for Purchase of 500 MW of Wind Power

Maharashtra DISCOM to Amend EPAs for Purchase of 500 MW of Wind Power

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has received the approval it sought from the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) for deviations in the standard bidding document for the ...
/ / Other, Wind
MNRE Details Role and Responsibilities of DISCOMs Under the 12 GW Solar CPSU Program

MNRE Details Roles and Responsibilities of DISCOMs Under the 12 GW Solar CPSU Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification regarding the modalities and role of distribution companies (DISCOMs) to ensure the smooth implementation of the second phase ...
Power Ministry’s 5-Year Plan Calls for Fair Share of Renewables and More Washed Coal

Power Ministry’s 5-Year Plan Calls for Fair Share of Renewables and More Washed Coal

The Ministry of Power has issued a vision document which charts the way forward for India’s power sector. The document points out the problem areas and sets the timeline for ...
NTPC and Power Grid Corporation Form a JV to Enter Consumer Electricity Distribution Business

NTPC and Power Grid Corporation Form a JV to Enter Consumer Electricity Distribution Business

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) and the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) have signed an agreement to form a joint venture. The joint venture, called the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Delhi Finalizes Group and Virtual Net Metering Guidelines

Delhi Finalizes Group and Virtual Net Metering Guidelines

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has finalized the group and virtual net metering guidelines. The commission has set the minimum project capacity at 5 kW while the maximum will ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Uttar Pradesh Releases Blueprint for Open Access Regulations

Uttar Pradesh Releases Blueprint for Open Access Power Regulations

As the share of renewable energy in the generation mix is increasing in the Indian states, an increasing number of state regulatory commissions are now either coming up with new open access regulations ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Karnataka Proposes Reduction in BESCOM’S RPO Target from 13% to 12%

Uttar Pradesh DISCOMs Ordered to Submit Roadmap for Solar and Non-Solar RPO Fulfilment

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has ordered its electricity distribution company to respond to its suo moto proceedings about meeting renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets as per regulations ...
Corporate Segment Key Driver for Rooftop Solar_ Interview with Manu Karan, CleanMax Solar

Corporate Segment Key Driver for Rooftop Solar: Interview with Manu Karan, CleanMax Solar

State and central subsidies coupled with increasing demand from the government, commercial and industrial sectors, have enabled the steady progress of the rooftop solar sector in India. Cumulative solar rooftop ...