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
India Signs MoU with IEA to Enhance Innovation for Clean Energy Transition

Haryana Floats Tender for 300 MW of Solar Projects with a Tariff Ceiling of ₹3/kWh

In order to meet its renewable purchase obligation, the Haryana Power Purchase Centre (HPPC) has issued a tender for 300 MW of grid-connected solar projects to be developed in the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Government Plans to Make All Electricity Meters in India Smart Prepaid in Three Years

Government Plans to Make All Electricity Meters in India Smart Prepaid in Three Years

Starting from April, 2019, the government has planned to replace all existing electricity meters in the country with smart prepaid meters. The process of switching over is expected to take ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
India Records Power Supply Deficit of 0.6 Percent During Apr-Sep 2018

REC Trading Trend Reverses in December: Solar Trade Spikes While Non-Solar Slumps

Renewable energy certificates trading (RECs) on the energy exchanges in India witnessed a reversal of trends in the last month of 2018. While trading activity in solar RECs spiked in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Decrease in Cost of Solar by 50% can Increase Solar Penetration by 8 Times: NITI Aayog

DiSPA Asks Haryana to Remove Upper Cap of 500 MW for Open Access Solar Projects

The Distributed Solar Power Association (DiSPA) has petitioned the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) to remove the 500 MW cap for open access solar projects. According to DiSPA, the Haryana ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
World Bank Offers $310 Million Loan to Reform Jharkhand’s Power Transmission System

World Bank Offers $310 Million Loan to Reform Jharkhand’s Power Transmission System

Helping another Indian state in turning around the face of its energy infrastructure, the World Bank has now come forward with a $310 million loan assistance for Jharkhand. The agreement, ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
CERC Proposes Granting Category I Inter-State Trading License to Refex Energy

HERC Approves Procurement of 300 MW of Solar Power Through Competitive Bidding

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued an order approving the deviations to the terms of competitive bidding, the conditions of request for proposal (RfP) and the draft power ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Assam Issues Regulations for Open Access in Intrastate and Interstate Transmission

Assam Issues Regulations for Open Access in Intrastate and Interstate Transmission

The Assam Electricity Regulatory Commission (AERC) has issued AERC (Deviation Settlement Mechanism and related matters) Regulations, 2018. These regulations apply to the state of Assam and will come into force ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Solar Power Generation Jumps by 58% in Q3 of CY 2018

Solar Power Generation Jumps by 58% in Q3 of CY 2018

Solar power generation in India has increased substantially over the past few years. However, there was a decline in solar power generation rate quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) due to seasonal changes. This ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Gujarat Decides to Implement Solar Agricultural Feeder Program on Pilot Basis

Gujarat Decides to Implement Solar Agricultural Feeder Program on Pilot Basis

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) will support the implementation of Suryashakti Kisan Yojna (SKY) as a pilot project in Gujarat. The GERC was responding to a petition filed by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Why the 2.4 GW Solar Auction Was Cancelled

Why the 2.4 GW Solar Auction Was Cancelled

A few weeks ago, news that the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) cancelled 2.4 GW of auctioned solar capacity made the headlines. The capacity cancelled was part of the ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions