Maharashtra Commission Directs DISCOM to Clear Dues of a Wind Energy Generator

Maharashtra Commission Directs DISCOM to Clear Dues of a Wind Energy Generator

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ordered the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to clear the dues of a wind energy generator up to December 2020 by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Wind
Punjab Electricity Regulator Holds Solar Power Curtailment Unjustifiable

Punjab Electricity Regulator Holds Solar Power Curtailment Unjustifiable

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has held the curtailment of power generated by seven solar project developers in 2020 unjustifiable. It directed the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
DISCOM Directed to Pay ₹705 Million in Generation Based Incentive to a Wind Project

DISCOM Directed to Pay ₹705 Million in Generation Based Incentive to a Wind Project

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has granted six weeks to a distribution company (DISCOM) in Andhra Pradesh for the payment of a withheld amount of ₹705.4 million (~$9.6 ...
/ / Wind
Reforms Imperative to Address DISCOM Woes NITI Aayog, RMI Report

Reforms Imperative to Address DISCOM Woes: NITI Aayog, RMI Report

DISCOM privatization is seen as a crucial way out of their financial mess. NITI Aayog, in collaboration with Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), has released a report reviewing the reform efforts ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
EV charging tariff at premises excluding charging stations to remain the same as applicable for the relevant category of connection at the same premises

Power Supply Relaxations in Haryana for EV Charging at Consumer Premises

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has approved the distribution company (DISCOM) Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam's (UHBVNL) petition seeking relaxation for supplying electricity for electric vehicle (EV) charging at ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Developer's Request for Supplementary PPA for a Delayed Solar Thermal Project Rejected

Developer’s Request for Supplementary PPA for a Delayed Solar Thermal Project Rejected

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in a recent order, rejected a solar developer's request for approval of a supplementary power purchase agreement (SPPA) for a delayed project. The Commission ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group Company Set to Acquire Chandigarh DISCOM

RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group Company Set to Acquire Chandigarh DISCOM

Eminent Electricity Distribution Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Calcutta Electricity Supply Corporation (CESC), has placed the highest bid of ₹8.71 billion (~$117.32 million) to acquire a 100% stake in Chandigarh’s ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Solar Power Generator’s Plea Regarding Payment of Wheeling Charges Rejected

Solar Power Generator’s Plea Regarding Payment of Wheeling Charges Rejected

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC), in a recent order, dismissed the petition filed by a solar power generator and ruled that the amount raised by the Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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