Uniform Solar Tariff Idea Faces Pushback from Intermediaries like SECI, NVVN

Uniform Solar Tariff Plan Expected to Expedite Power Purchase Agreements

(The article has been modified based on new information) The proposed system for a ‘Uniform Solar Tariff’ under a central pool (ISTS-connected projects) is aimed at persuading reluctant state-owned power ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Solar
DISCOM to Procure from Bagasse-Based Plant for Short-Term to Meet Peak Power Demand

DISCOM to Procure from Bagasse-Based Plant for Short-Term to Meet Peak Power Demand

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) approved the short-term power procurement by KRC distribution companies (DISCOMs) with 8 MW of round-the-clock (RTC) power from November 1, 2022, to October 31, ...
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SECI Refunds ₹54 Million in Subsidy for Rooftop Solar Program in September 2022

SECI Refunds ₹54 Million in Subsidy for Rooftop Solar Program in September 2022

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) released ₹8.93 billion (~$108.61 million) in payments to solar and wind power generators for the power purchased in September 2022. The disbursal accounted ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Regulator Approves Purchase of 2.5 GW of Solar Power by Telangana DISCOMs

Regulator Approves Purchase of 2.5 GW of Solar Power by Telangana DISCOMs

Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) accorded in-principle approval to Telangana State Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) to procure 2,545 MW of solar power from NTPC, NHPC, and Solar Energy Corporation of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Average AT&C Losses for DISCOMs Increases to 22.32% in FY21

Average AT&C Losses for DISCOMs Increases to 22.32% in FY21

The average aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses for distribution companies (DISCOMs) at the national level increased from 20.73% in the financial year (FY) 2019-20 to 22.32% in FY 2020-21 ...
/ / Grid, Markets & Policy
DISCOMs’ Aggregate Loss Soars to ₹502.81 Billion in FY 2021

DISCOMs’ Aggregate Loss Soars to ₹502.81 Billion in FY 2021

The aggregate losses for distribution companies (DISCOMs) stood at ₹502.81 billion (~$6.11 billion) in financial year (FY) 2020-21, an increase of 66% compared to ₹302.03 billion (~$3.67 billion) in FY ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Odisha DISCOM Invites Bids for 180 MW of Solar Projects Under PM KUSUM Program

Odisha DISCOM Invites Bids for 180 MW of Solar Projects Under PM KUSUM Program

TP Central Odisha Distribution (TPCODL), a joint venture between Tata Power and the government of Odisha, has invited bids to install and commission 180 MW of solar power projects for ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Paid ₹8.13 Billion to Wind and Solar Power Generators in August 2022

SECI Paid ₹8.13 Billion to Wind and Solar Power Generators in August 2022

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) released ₹8.13 billion (~$98.3 million) in payments to solar and wind power generators for the power purchased in August 2022. The disbursal accounted ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Pradesh Sets Renewable Power Purchase Obligation Targets Until 2026-27

Andhra Pradesh Sets Renewable Power Purchase Obligation Targets Until 2026-27

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has announced the renewable power purchase obligation (RPPO) targets until the financial year (FY) 2026-27. The RPPO targets are 18% for FY 2022-23, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Gujarat Increases Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers to ₹0.31/kWh

Gujarat Increases Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers to ₹0.31/kWh

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has increased the additional surcharge payable by open access consumers to the state distribution companies (DISCOMs) to ₹0.31 (~$0.0038)/kWh. The new additional surcharge will ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Haryana Regulator Allows State DISCOMs to Carry Forward RPO Backlogs

Haryana Regulator Allows State DISCOMs to Carry Forward RPO Backlogs

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) recently allowed distribution companies (DISCOMs) time up to March 31, 2023, to fulfill their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets, including backlogs from previous years ...
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Regulator Allows DISCOMs to Buy Green Power from Exchange-Linked Contracts

Regulator Allows DISCOMs to Buy Green Power from Exchange-Linked Contracts

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) recently directed three distribution companies (DISCOMs) to tie up the medium-term and short-term power for their base load at the earliest. It also allowed ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Bids Invited for 255 MW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects With Greenshoe Option Across India

Bids Invited for 255 MW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects With Greenshoe Option Across India

Tata Power Delhi Distribution (TPDDL) has invited bids to set up 255 MW of wind-solar hybrid power projects with a greenshoe option of an additional 255 MW across India. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
SECI Released ₹9.54 Billion for Wind and Solar Power Purchased in July 2022

SECI Released ₹9.54 Billion for Wind and Solar Power Purchased in July 2022

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) released ₹9.54 billion (~$119.6 million) in payments to solar and wind power generators for the power purchased in July 2022. The disbursed amount ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
O&M Tender Issued for 4.785 MW of Solar Projects in Dadra & Nagar Haveli

O&M Tender Issued for 4.8 MW of Solar Projects in Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Dadra Nagar Haveli Daman and Diu Power Distribution Corporation (DNHDDPCL) has invited bids for operation and maintenance (O&M) of 4.3 MW of ground-mounted and 485 kW of rooftop solar projects ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Uttar Pradesh Proposes to Install 16 GW of Solar Capacity in the Next Five Years

Uttar Pradesh Proposes to Install 16 GW of Solar Capacity in the Next Five Years

The government of Uttar Pradesh has issued the draft Solar Energy Policy 2022. The policy will be valid for five years or until the government notifies a new policy, whichever ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Telangana DISCOM Directed to Clear Dues to Solar Power Generator

Telangana DISCOM Directed to Clear Dues to Solar Power Generator

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) recently directed the state distribution company (DISCOM) to pay for the electricity supplied by a solar power generator along with interest within 45 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Developer to be Compensated for Additional O&M Cost Incurred Due to GST Imposition

Solar Developer to be Compensated for Additional O&M Cost Incurred Due to GST Imposition

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) recently directed the Bihar State Power Holding Company (BSPHCL) to compensate a solar developer for 'Change in Law' claims due to the imposition of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
REC Approves ₹220 Billion for DISCOMs to Clear Dues to Power Generators

REC Approves ₹220 Billion for DISCOMs to Clear Dues to Power Generators

REC Limited, a public infrastructure finance company, has approved ₹220 billion (~$2.78 billion) for the power utilities of Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Jammu & Kashmir to clear their outstanding dues ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Inch Up to ₹237 Billion in July

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Inch Up to ₹237 Billion in July

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable energy generators ₹237.06 billion (~$3 billion) in overdue payments (excluding disputed amounts) at the end of July, according to Ministry of Power data. The figure ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Quality Assets are in Demand as Investments Flow into the Indian Solar Market

Quality Assets are in Demand as Investments Flow into the Indian Solar Market

India is on the cusp of a renewable revolution, with the government and the industry complementing each other in facilitating the wider adoption of renewable energy in the country. With ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
SECI Payouts to Solar and Wind Developers Spike to ₹9 Billion in June 2022

SECI Payouts to Solar and Wind Developers Spike to ₹9 Billion in June 2022

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) disbursed ₹9.13 billion (~$114.78 million) to solar and wind power generators for the power purchased in June 2022. The disbursed amount accounted for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Decline Marginally to ₹200.37 Billion in June

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Decline Marginally to ₹200.37 Billion in June

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable generators ₹200.37 billion (~$2.55 billion) in overdue payments (excluding disputed amounts) at the end of June, according to the data released by the Ministry of Power ...
DISCOMs a Hurdle for the Growth of Open Access Projects in Rajasthan

DISCOMs a Hurdle for the Growth of Open Access Projects in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is one of the most favorable states to set up group captive solar power projects due to its high solar irradiation and the benefit of lower net landed cost ...
Gujarat Adopts Tariff of ₹2.29/kWh for Procuring 500 MW of Solar Power

Gujarat Adopts Tariff of ₹2.29/kWh for Procuring 500 MW of Solar Power

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) recently adopted the tariff of ₹2.29 (~$0.029)/kWh to procure 500 MW of solar power by the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) under Phase-XIII ...