Government Invokes Emergency Provisions to Tide Over Coal Shortages in Power Plants

Government Invokes Emergency Provisions to Tide Over Coal Shortages in Power Plants

Faced with a severe coal shortage at coal-based thermal power plants leading to load shedding in many areas across India, the Ministry of Power has directed all imported coal-based power ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
SECI Releases ₹5.49 Billion for Solar and Wind Power Purchased in March

SECI Releases ₹5.49 Billion for Solar and Wind Power Purchased in March

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) disbursed payments to the tune of ₹5.49 billion (~$72.67 million) to solar and wind power generators for the power purchased in March 2022 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
SECI Payouts to Solar and Wind Developers Increased to ₹5.56 billion in February

SECI Payouts to Solar and Wind Developers Increased to ₹5.56 Billion in February

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) disbursed payments to the tune of ₹5.56 billion (~$73.60 million) to solar and wind power generators for the power purchased in February 2022 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up Suzuki Motor to Invest $1.25 billion for EV Manufacturing in Gujarat

Daily News Wrap-Up: Suzuki Motor to Invest $1.25 Billion for EV Manufacturing in Gujarat

Suzuki Motor Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the state of Gujarat to invest approximately 150 billion yen (~$1.25 billion) for local manufacturing of battery electric vehicles (BEV) ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Torrent Power Acquires 51% Stake in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman, and Diu DISCOMs

Torrent Power Acquires 51% Stake in Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman, and Diu DISCOMs

Torrent Power announced the signing of a Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) and Shareholders Agreement (SHA) to complete the acquisition of 51% equity share capital in Dadra and Nagar Haveli and ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
SECI Seeks Short-Term Working Capital Credit Facility of ₹5 Billion

SECI Seeks Short-Term Working Capital Credit Facility of ₹5 Billion

Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a request for proposals seeking quotations for a short-term working capital credit facility of up to ₹5 billion (~$65.56 million). The credit ...
Empanelment Tender Issued for Rooftop Systems of 1 kW to 500 KW Capacity in Haryana

Empanelment Tender Issued for Rooftop Systems of 1 kW to 500 KW Capacity in Haryana

Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN) has invited bids for the empanelment of agencies for the design, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of grid-connected rooftop solar systems of 1 kW ...
Empanelment Tender Issued for 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects in Karnataka

Empanelment Tender Issued for 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects in Karnataka

Hubli Electricity Supply Company (HESCOM) has invited bids to empanel vendors to design, supply, erect, test, and commission 10 MW of grid-connected residential rooftop solar projects of various capacities. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
DISCOM Privatization Lakshadweep Invites Bidders to Acquire its Distribution Licensee

DISCOM Privatization: Lakshadweep Invites Bidders to Acquire its Distribution Licensee

The Electricity Department of the Union Territory (UT) of Lakshadweep has invited bids to acquire its distribution company (DISCOM) responsible for electricity distribution and retail supply. The last date of submission of ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Thirty-Nine DISCOMs Submit Draft Proposals Under Power Reforms Program

Thirty-Nine DISCOMs Submit Draft Proposals Under Power Reforms Program

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has said that 39 out of 55 electricity distribution companies (DISCOMs) have submitted draft proposals under the ₹3.03 trillion (~$40.82 billion) reforms-based result-linked power distribution ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers in Punjab Increased to ₹1.22/kWh

Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers in Punjab Increased to ₹1.22/kWh

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has approved an increase in the additional surcharge to ₹1.22(~$0.016)/kWh from ₹1.16 (~$0.015)/kWh for consumers to avail open access beyond their contract demand ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Government Moves Ahead on Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu DISCOM Privatization

Government Moves Ahead on Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu DISCOM Privatization

The Union Cabinet has approved the formation of a special purpose vehicle (SPV) to privatize the electricity distribution business in the Union Territory (UT) of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
Maharashtra DISCOM Asked to Clear Dues of Four Wind Energy Generators

Maharashtra DISCOM Asked to Clear Dues of Four Wind Energy Generators

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) recently directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to pay the principal amount to four wind project developers. By December 2021, MSEDCL ...
/ / Other, Wind
Concrete Banking Rules and Uniform State Policies Key to Open Access Solar Growth

Concrete Banking Rules and Uniform State Policies Key to Open Access Solar Growth

Mercom hosted a session on 'Open Access Solar – an Ideal Solution to Reduce Carbon Footprint and Operating Costs for C&I Entities' at 'Mercom India Solar Forum 2021' on October ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...