Only 84.27% of Supplied Power Billed by States

Only 84.27% of Supplied Power Billed by States

In a written reply to the Lok Sabha, Union Power Minister, R.K. Singh, said that according to the data made available by states and union territories (excluding three states and ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
EESL Seeks Service Providers for EV Fleet Management in Jharkhand

Delhi DISCOMs Asked to Take Precautions in Providing Power to New EV Charging Stations

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has written a letter to distribution licensees in the city asking them to implement necessary safety measures before providing power to newly installed electric ...
DISCOMs’ Outstanding Payments to Renewable Generators Rise to ₹62.19 Billion

DISCOMs’ Outstanding Payments to Renewable Generators Rise to ₹62.19 Billion

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable energy generators ₹62.19 billion (~$856.2 million) in overdue outstanding payments at the end of January 2020. Excluding payments under dispute, overdue payments stood at ₹61.88 ...
Andhra High Court Asks DISCOMs to Clear Dues of Wind Developers in Two Weeks

Andhra High Court Asks DISCOMs to Clear Dues of Wind Developers in Two Weeks

The Andhra Pradesh High Court has asked the state’s distribution companies including, Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (APSPDCL) and Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL), to clear the dues of ...
/ / Wind
CERC Allows Solar Developers’ Claim for GST Compensation on EPC Cost

CERC Allows Solar Developers’ Claim for GST Compensation on EPC Cost

In its recent order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has reiterated its opinions on the restitution principle in power purchase agreements in the face of a Change in Law ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Budget 2020 Allocates ₹220 Billion to Power & Renewable Energy Sector, Empowers Consumers

Budget 2020 Allocates ₹220 Billion to Power & Renewable Energy Sector, Empowers Consumers

Amid the ongoing economic slowdown, the Union Budget 2020-21 has tried to instill hope in the investors and taxpayers. The Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2020-21 in ...
Privatizing DISCOMs the Way Out of their Financial Mess

Privatizing DISCOMs the Way Out of their Financial Mess

The Indian power sector has been reeling under enormous financial pressure over the last few decades. Distribution companies (DISCOMs), a crucial part of the power sector, have been at the ...
At Over ₹844 Million, DISCOM Dues to Power Generators in October up 54% YoY

At Over ₹844 Billion, DISCOM Dues to Power Generators in October up 54% YoY

Outstanding dues to power generators from distribution companies (DISCOMs) at the end of October 2019 stood at ₹844.45 billion (~$11.83 billion), up by ₹297.76 billion (~$4.17 billion) or 54% from ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Solar Installers Up in Arms Against Karnataka’s New Rooftop Solar Order

Solar Installers Up in Arms Against Karnataka’s New Rooftop Solar Order

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Systems Manufacturers Association (KRESMA) is up in arms against the order passed by the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) on rooftop solar. The association organized a ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Rajasthan DISCOMs Weary of Transmission Systems for Solar In the State

Rajasthan DISCOMs Weary of Transmission Systems for Solar in the State

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has dismissed a review petition filed by the Rajasthan distribution companies (DISCOMs) complaining about the adverse financial implications in terms of load flow and ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Letter of Credit Has not Been Effective as Payment Security for Solar Developers

Letter of Credit Has not Been Effective as Payment Security for Solar Developers

To tackle the risks related to delays in payments to independent power producers, the Ministry of Power (MoP) recently mandated state-owned distribution companies (DISCOMs) to issue a letter of credit ...
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