Maharashtra’s Solar Association Alleges Mismanagement of Solar Subsidies by DISCOM

Maharashtra’s Solar Association Alleges Mismanagement of Solar Subsidies by DISCOM

The Maharashtra Solar Manufacturers Association (MASMA) has expressed its displeasure with the way Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has been handling the state’s solar sector. The association has ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tamil Nadu Commission Directs State DISCOM to Pay ₹6.7 Million in Wind Energy Dues

Tamil Nadu Commission Directs State DISCOM to Pay ₹6.7 Million in Wind Energy Dues

The Tamil Nadu State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has ordered the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO) to pay wind generators ₹6.69 million (~$91,586) along with interest at 1% ...
/ / Other, Wind
Tata Power Seeks to Procure 150 MW of Renewables From Wind, Solar, or Hydro Projects

Tata Power Seeks to Procure 150 MW of Renewables From Wind, Solar, or Hydro Projects

Tata Power’s distribution licensee division has invited bids for the procurement of 150 MW of renewable power (wind, solar, small hydro, or combination) on a short-term basis. The company has ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
APTEL Examines Petition Filed Over Wrongly Issued Renewable Energy Certificates

APTEL Examines Petition Filed Over Wrongly Issued Renewable Energy Certificates

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has passed an order asking the National Load Despatch Center (NLDC) to revoke and cancel erroneously issued renewable energy certificates (RECs) to the Andhra ...
Azure Power Posts 16% Revenue Increase in Q1 2021

Azure Power Posts 16% Revenue Increase in FY Q1 2021

Azure Power has announced the consolidated results for the first quarter (Q1) of the financial year (FY) 2021. According to the financial statement released by the company, the company registered ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Over ₹300 Billion Released by REC Under DISCOMs’ Liquidity Package

Over ₹300 Billion Released by REC Under DISCOMs’ Liquidity Package

REC Limited, formerly called the Rural Electrification Corporation Limited, reported that it had sanctioned over ₹300 billion (~$4 billion) to distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the country as of July 31, ...
DISCOM Dues Pile Up Despite Government’s Efforts to Ease Their Financial Burden

DISCOM Dues Pile Up Despite Government’s Efforts to Ease Their Financial Burden

Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable generators ₹97.25 billion (~$1.31 billion) in overdue payments (excluding dues under dispute) spread across 538 invoices at the end of May 2020, according to data ...
Puducherry Opposes Central Government’s Move to Privatize DISCOMs of Union Territories

Puducherry Opposes Central Government’s Move to Privatize DISCOMs of Union Territories

The union territory of Puducherry has opposed the central government’s proposal to privatize all distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the union territories (UTs) across the country. According to a Twitter post ...
Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Seeks to Invalidate PSA Termination for 300 MW Wind Power

Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Seeks to Invalidate PSA Termination for 300 MW Wind Power

The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) has filed a petition with the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) seeking it to invalidate the cancellation of a power sale agreement ...
/ / Other, Wind
Now is the Time for Smart Meters in India

Now is the Time for Smart Meters in India

The ongoing coronavirus crisis and the poor financial performance of power distribution companies (DISCOMs) have shown that the power sector needs a serious revamp, and smart meters have to become ...
SECI Disburses $12.5 Million for Purchase of Solar and Wind Power in May 2020

SECI Disburses $12.5 Million for Purchase of Solar and Wind Power in May 2020

Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) disbursed a total of $17.3 million (~₹1.3 billion) to solar and wind developers in May 2020. According to a statement released by SECI, ...
Uttar Pradesh DISCOM Asked to Clear Dues for Procuring Power from Bagasse-Based Project

Uttar Pradesh DISCOM Asked to Clear Dues for Procuring Power from Bagasse-Based Project

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has ordered the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) to clear its dues with Kesar Enterprises Limited (KEL) for the procurement of bagasse-based ...
IREDA Has Set Aside ₹100 Billion to Indian Renewable Energy Sector in 2020

IREDA Has Set Aside ₹100 Billion for Renewable Energy Projects in 2020

Mercom India hosted a webinar on key trends shaping the Indian solar market based on its recently released India Solar Market Update report for the first quarter of 2020. The ...
R.K. Singh Seeks ₹3 Trillion to Revamp Power Sector and DISCOMs Over the Next 5 Years

R.K. Singh Seeks ₹3 Trillion to Revamp Power Sector and DISCOMs Over the Next 5 Years

The Union Minister of Power, R.K. Singh, has sought for the Finance Commission’s support to revamp the Indian power sector at the state level and has asked for ₹3 trillion (~$40.05 billion) ...
Government to Inject ₹900 Billion to Help Ailing Power DISCOMs Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Government to Inject ₹900 Billion to Help Ailing Power DISCOMs Amid Coronavirus Crisis

In a press conference in New Delhi, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman announced that power distribution companies (DISCOMs) would receive ₹900 billion (~$12.03 billion) as part of the Government of India’s ...
MNRE Addresses Invoicing Issues Faced by Renewable Generators Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

MNRE Addresses Invoicing Issues Faced by Renewable Generators Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum addressing problems that domestic renewable energy generating stations are facing while invoicing for renewable energy supplied amid the ...
Andhra DISCOM Invokes Force Majeure Due to Cash Crunch During Coronavirus Pandemic

Andhra DISCOM Invokes Force Majeure Due to Cash Crunch During Coronavirus Pandemic

The Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (APSPDCL) is the latest addition to the group of power distribution companies (DISCOMs) seeking refuge under the force majeure clause following the ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Tender Announced to Set Up 5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in J&K

A 1 kW Rooftop Solar System to Cost Just ₹22,200 for Residential Consumers in Punjab

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has announced subsidies for grid-connected rooftop solar systems ranging between 1 and 10 kW in the residential sector, which could make solar very ...
Andhra Pradesh Approves ₹28.94 Billion for DISCOMs to Clear Solar & Wind Power Dues

Andhra Pradesh Approves ₹29.84 Billion for DISCOMs to Clear Solar & Wind Power Dues

The Andhra Pradesh government has approved ₹29.84 billion (~$415.67 million) to distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state towards the payment of 25% of their losses, allowing them to clear their ...
Maharashtra Proposes Grid Charges on Net Metering Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW

Maharashtra Proposes Grid Charges on Net Metering Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW

In a significant development that could have huge implications on the state’s rooftop solar segment, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has proposed considerable grid support charges (GSC) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 Retenders 1.35 GW of Solar Projects, Ups Tariff Cap to ₹3.30_kWh

Maharashtra Retenders 1.35 GW of Solar Projects, Ups Tariff Cap to ₹3.30/kWh

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has reissued a tender for 1,350 MW of solar projects to be developed across 30 districts. The ceiling tariff has been raised ...
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 ...
Solar RPO Target of 13.5% by 2024-25 Stiff and Unachievable, Says Maharashtra DISCOM

Solar RPO Target of 13.5% by 2024-25 Stiff and Unachievable, Says Maharashtra DISCOM

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Corporation Limited (MSEDCL) has suggested revisions to the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (MERC) draft regulations on renewable purchase obligations (RPO). As reported previously by Mercom, ...
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 ...