Haryana Regulator Rejects Captive Generator's Plea for Adjustment of Banked Energy

Haryana Regulator Rejects Captive Generator’s Plea to Adjust Banked Energy Period

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) recently rejected a captive power generator's request to adjust the banked energy for one year. The captive power generator should have provided the distribution ...
Ministry of Power Proposes New Program to Liquidate the Past Dues of DISCOMs

Ministry of Power Proposes New Program to Liquidate the Past Dues of DISCOMs

The Ministry of Power (MoP) announced that it is working on a program to mitigate the financial woes of the Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) by liquidating their dues. The delay in ...
Telangana Sets Renewable Power Purchase Obligation Targets for FY23 to FY27

Telangana Sets Renewable Power Purchase Obligation Targets for FY23 to FY27

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has issued the 'Renewable Power Purchase Obligation Regulations, 2022.' The regulations came into force on April 1, 2022. The state regulatory body had ...
Open Access Power Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge Regardless of Voltage Level

Open Access Power Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge Regardless of Voltage Level

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC), in a recent order, ruled that open access consumers with drawal voltage over and above 66 kV cannot seek exclusion or exemption from ...
/ / Open Access, Solar
DISCOMs' Legally Obligated to Supply 247 Uninterrupted Power to Mid-Sized Cities

DISCOMs Legally Obligated to Supply 24/7 Uninterrupted Power to Mid-Sized Cities

The Ministry of Power issued a gazette notification that distribution licensees must ensure 24/7 uninterrupted power supply to all the consumers residing in cities with 100,000 or more residents to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Drops to ₹200.44 Billion in April

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Drops to ₹200.44 Billion in April

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable generators ₹200.44 billion (~$2.63 billion) in overdue payments (excluding disputed amounts) at the end of April, according to the data released by the Ministry of ...
Highest Payment Overdue for Power Generators is from Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra DISCOMs

Highest Payment Overdue for Power Generators is from Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra DISCOMs

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable generators ₹209.16 billion (~$2.74 billion) in overdue payments (excluding disputed amounts) at the end of March 2022, according to the data released by the Ministry ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Mount to ₹205.7 Billion at the End of February

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Mount to ₹205.7 Billion at the End of February

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable generators ₹205.17 billion (~$2.68 billion) in overdue payments (excluding disputed amounts) at the end of February 2022, according to the data released by the Ministry ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Gujarat Reduces Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers to ₹0.25kWh

Gujarat Reduces Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers to ₹0.25/kWh

In a bid to promote open access in the state, the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has reduced the additional surcharge payable by open access consumers to the state distribution ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Captive Solar Generator's Plea Challenging Curtailment of Long-Term Open Access Rejected

Captive Solar Generator’s Plea Challenging Curtailment of Long-Term Open Access Rejected

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC), in a recent order, rejected the plea of a captive solar power generator to grant open access for the supply of 2 MW of ...
Renewable Energy Trading Up by 61% MoM to 453 MU at IEX in February 2022 (1)

Renewable Energy Trading Up by 61% MoM to 453 MU at IEX in February 2022

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) traded 453 million units (MU) of renewable energy in February 2022, a 61% month-over-month (MoM) increase compared to 280 MU traded in the previous month ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Regulator Rules in Favor of Captive Wind Developer, Marks Down Transmission Charges

Regulator Rules in Favor of Captive Wind Developer, Marks Down Transmission Charges

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) recently ruled that a wind project developer was liable to pay inter-DISCOM (distribution company) transmission charges for 8.8 MW out of the total ...
/ / Other, Wind
Ministry of Power Issues Amendments to Short-Term Power Procurement Guidelines

Ministry of Power Issues Amendments to Short-Term Power Procurement Guidelines

The Ministry of Power has issued amendments to the short-term power procurement (for a period of more than one day to one year) by distribution licensees through tariff-based bidding process ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Renewable Energy Trading Declined by 23% MoM to 280 MU at IEX in January 2022

Renewable Energy Trading Declined by 23% MoM to 280 MU at IEX in January 2022

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) traded 280 million units (MU) of renewable energy in January 2022, a 23.28% month-over-month (MoM) decline compared to 365 MU traded in the previous month ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
PGCIL Asked to Refund Bank Guarantee After Revoking Connectivity to Solar Projects

PGCIL Asked to Refund Bank Guarantee After Revoking Connectivity to Solar Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), in a recent order, ruled that ₹5 million (~$66,299) of the connectivity bank guarantee for each of the two solar projects of 250 MW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Surplus Energy from Rooftop Solar to be Compensated at a Ceiling Tariff of ₹4/kWh for FY21

Surplus Energy from Rooftop Solar to be Compensated at a Ceiling Tariff of ₹4/kWh for FY21

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has reiterated that distribution companies (DISCOMs) procuring surplus energy from rooftop solar projects must consider the average power purchase cost (APPC) of ₹4 (~$0.053)/kWh ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Directs Solar Developer to Mutually Settle ‘Change in Law’ Claims with SECI

CERC Directs Solar Developer to Mutually Settle ‘Change in Law’ Claims with SECI

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) directed Tata Power Renewable Energy to approach the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to mutually settle ‘Change in Law’ claims due to the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Pradesh Issues Short-Term Power Procurement Regulations

Andhra Pradesh Issues Short-Term Power Procurement Regulations

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC), in order to simplify the short-term power procurement process, has issued the 'Terms and Conditions for Short-term Procurement and Sale of Power, Regulations, ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Power Minister Outlines Steps Taken to Integrate Renewables into the National Grid

Power Minister Outlines Steps Taken to Integrate Renewables into the National Grid

Union Power Minister R.K Singh, in a written reply to Lok Sabha (LS), highlighted the steps taken by the central government to facilitate renewable energy integration in the national interconnected ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Haryana Sets Additional Surcharge of ₹1.08kWh for Open Access Consumers

Haryana Sets Additional Surcharge of ₹1.08/kWh for Open Access Consumers

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC), in a recent ruling, set ₹1.08 (~$0.014)/kWh as the additional surcharge for the consumers of the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) and the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Power Minister Outlines Steps to Improve Financial Health of DISCOMs

Power Minister Outlines Steps to Improve Financial Health of DISCOMs

In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, Union Power Minister RK Singh outlined the various steps taken by the government to help improve the financial health of the distribution companies ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Projects Worth ₹308.02 Billion Approved to Strengthen Power Distribution Network

Projects Worth ₹308.02 Billion Approved to Strengthen Power Distribution Network

Projects worth ₹308.02 billion (~$4.12 billion) have been approved to date under the Integrated Power Development Program (IPDS), Minister of Power and New and Renewable Energy, R.K. Singh, said in ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Slide by 27% at the End of January 2022

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Slide by 27% at the End of January 2022

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed renewable generators ₹141.42 billion (~$1.89 billion) in overdue payments (excluding disputed amounts) at the end of January 2022, according to the data released by the Ministry ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Budget 2022: Focus on Solar Module Manufacturing, ₹195 Billion Set Aside For PLI Program

Budget 2022: Focus on Solar Module Manufacturing, ₹195 Billion Set Aside for PLI Program

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the 2022-23 budget in the parliament against the backdrop of an economic revival. Stressing the success of the production-linked incentive (PLI) program, the finance ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tariffs, Tax Breaks, & Incentives Solar Sector Has Big Expectations from 2022 Budget

Tariffs, Tax Breaks, & Incentives: Solar Sector Has Big Expectations from Budget 2022

India is looking at some large capacity additions in the years ahead to reach the target of 300 GW of solar by 2030. The country’s cumulative installed solar capacity at ...