Rajasthan DISCOMs Asked to Pay ₹313 Million to NTPC After Trading Margin Dispute

Rajasthan DISCOMs Asked to Pay ₹313 Million to NTPC After Trading Margin Dispute

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has directed three distribution companies in the state of Rajasthan to pay ₹313.4 million (~$4.4 million) that’s due to NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited ...
/ / Grid, Markets & Policy
Center Mulls 5-Min Time-Block for Deviation Settlement as Renewable Generation Surges

Center Mulls 5-Min Time-Block for Deviation Settlement as Renewable Generation Surges

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) recently organized a conference “Energizing South” in Tamil Nadu’s capital city of Chennai. The conference’s theme was “India at 75: Forging Ahead: Commercially Smart, ...
India’s DISCOM Ratings Show Signs of Improvement on Paper

India’s DISCOM Ratings Show Signs of Improvement on Paper

The Ministry of Power (MoP) recently released its seventh annual integrated ratings for the state distribution companies (DISCOMs). The Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency (ICRA) and Credit Analysis and ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Delhi Penalizes Three DISCOMs for Defaulting on Renewable Purchase Obligations

Delhi Penalizes Three DISCOMs for Defaulting on Renewable Purchase Obligations

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has imposed penalties of ₹17.2 million (~$240,000) on Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) and ₹28.8 million (~$410,000) each on BSES Yamuna Power Ltd. (BYPL) ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
APTEL Comes Down on State Electricity Regulators for Delay in Tariff Revision

APTEL Comes Down on State Electricity Regulators for Delay in Tariff Revision

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has directed the state and joint electricity regulatory commissions to explain the delay in the revision of the tariff, lack of payments to the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Payment Dues of State DISCOMs Now Total ₹82 Billion to Solar, Wind, Hydro Power Producers

Payment Dues of State DISCOMs Now Total ₹82 Billion to Solar, Wind, Hydro Power Producers

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) in some of the top renewable energy generating states such as Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are the biggest defaulters in paying dues for the power procured ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
CEA to Maintain Database of Outstanding Dues by DISCOMs to Solar, Wind Developers

CEA to Maintain Database of Outstanding Dues by DISCOMs to Solar, Wind Developers

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) is planning to maintain the database of all outstanding dues by distribution companies (DISCOMS) to renewable energy generators. Several developers have been in a tough ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
Even with Court’s Stay Order in Place, Andhra Pradesh to Cancel 21 Wind PPAs

Even with Court’s Stay Order in Place, Andhra Pradesh to Cancel 21 Wind PPAs

The ongoing feud between solar and wind project developers and the government of Andhra Pradesh (AP) has escalated further, and the state has now decided to withdraw the power purchase ...
/ / Other, Wind
Solar Developers Association Writes to MNRE on Non-Payment of Dues by Telangana DISCOMs

Solar Developers Association Writes to MNRE on Non-Payment of Dues by Telangana DISCOMs

The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) has written to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) regarding the overdue payments from state distribution companies to solar power developers. The ...
Tamil Nadu Launches Procedure for Deviation Settlement of Wind and Solar Projects

Tamil Nadu Launches Procedure for Deviation Settlement of Wind and Solar Projects

Tamil Nadu State Load Dispatch Centre (TNSLDC) and Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory (TNERC) have issued the procedure for forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement mechanism of wind and solar generation. The ...
Salem Smart City Invites Bids for Rooftop Solar Projects

New Net Metering Guidelines for Rooftop Solar Consumers in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued new net metering guidelines for solar rooftop consumers as part of its Solar Policy 2019. Tamil Nadu, the fifth largest solar market ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Government Likely to Amend Electricity Act to Ensure that DISCOMs Enter PPAs

₹5.75 Billion Given to Six States to Curtail Their AT&C Losses Still Remain Unutilized

The Power Finance Corporation (PFC) has written to six states regarding the timely completion of implementing the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) /distribution management system (DMS) under the government’s Restructured ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Government Working on Grid Strengthening and Preventing Future Grid Disturbances

NTPC to Curtail Power Supply to Jammu and Kashmir as Unpaid Dues Reach ₹20 Billion

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has written a letter to the Power Development Department (PDD) of Jammu and Kashmir, warning to restrict power supply and reallocate the power from ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Open Access Consumers in Gujarat to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.44/kWh

Ministry of Power Sets Committee to Recommend Solutions for Payment Delays by DISCOMs

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has constituted a new committee to study and submit its recommendations into the issue of delayed payments by distribution companies (DISCOMS) to power generating companies ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Ministry of Power Proposes Adoption of Uniform Tariff Structure for All States

Andhra Pradesh’s New Solar Policy Targets 5 GW of Projects in Five Years

Andhra Pradesh has come up with a new solar policy with the aim to promote widespread usage of solar power and targets a minimum total solar power capacity addition of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bihar DISCOMs Liable to Pay Penalty in Case of Non-fulfillment of Solar RPO

Bihar DISCOMs Liable to Pay Penalty in Case of Non-fulfillment of Solar RPO

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has revised the draft regulations pertaining to Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) compliance and Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) framework implementation. According to the new provisions, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
15 States in India Achieve 100% Household Electrification Under SAUBHAGYA Program

15 States in India Achieve 100% Household Electrification Under SAUBHAGYA Program

According to the government, 15 states in India have achieved 100 percent household electrification under Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojna (SAUBHAGYA) program so far. Mercom had reported on ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
DISCOMs Should Have a Defined Timeline for Installing Grid-Tied Solar Inverters: Interview

DISCOMs Should Have a Defined Timeline for Installing Grid-Tied Solar Inverters: Interview

There has been a lot of talk lately echoing the sentiment that the next big market in India at the residential level will be solar integrated with power back-up technology ...
Interview: Utilities Need to Enable Prosumers for Rooftop Solar to Flourish

Interview: Utilities Need to Enable Prosumers for Rooftop Solar to Flourish

Rooftop installations in India are well behind utility-scale installations. Only 2 GW of rooftop solar has been installed as of Q1 2018 out of the 40 GW by 2022 target set ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Spot Power Price Declines by 7% to ₹3.46/kWh in July but Still Higher than Solar Tariffs

India’s Power Utilities’ Ratings Over the Last Year Decline Slightly

The Ministry of Power (MoP) recently released its sixth annual integrated ratings for the state distribution utilities. Out of the 41 utilities that were covered in the report, five utilities ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Top DISCOMs Achieving 100% Household Electrification Could be Rewarded ₹500 Million

Top DISCOMs Achieving 100% Household Electrification Could be Rewarded ₹500 Million

The Ministry of Power (MoP) is thinking of providing incentives to distribution companies (DISCOMs) and its employees who meet the household electrification target under Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
R. K. Singh Asks States to Curb the Losses Incurred by DISCOMs

R.K. Singh Asks States to Curb the Losses Incurred by DISCOMs

Emphasizing on the need to electrify each and every household across the country, the Minister of Power, R.K. Singh, has asked all the ministers and officials to work together as ...
NTPC Issues EPC Tender for 1 GW of Solar Projects Under Phase-II of CPSU Program

Gujarat Retenders 500 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has retendered 500 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed across the state. GUVNL has announced the tender in order to ...
Madhya Pradesh Clarifies the Impact of Solar Safeguard Duty on 30 MW Rooftop Tender

India’s Rooftop Solar in Dire Need of Innovative Financing Solutions

Four years ago, under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, India set a target to install 175 GW of renewable capacity by the year 2022. Of the targeted capacity, 100 ...
Government Likely to Amend Electricity Act to Ensure that DISCOMs Enter PPAs

Government Likely to Amend Electricity Act to Ensure that DISCOMs Enter PPAs

The union government has proposed an amendment to the Electricity Act to ensure that the companies applying for power distribution rights also sign the requisite Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). The ...