Power Ministry Mandates Quarterly Energy Audits by DISCOMs to Reduce T&D Losses

Power Ministry Mandates Quarterly Energy Audits by DISCOMs to Reduce T&D Losses

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has directed power distribution companies (DISCOMs) to undertake energy accounting periodically to develop a comprehensive energy accounting system to quantify distribution losses. The Bureau of ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Tariff of ₹2.64/kWh Approved for 100 MW of Solar Projects at Raghanesda Solar Park

Tariff of ₹2.64/kWh Approved for 100 MW of Solar Projects at Raghanesda Solar Park

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC), in a recent order, approved the tariff of ₹2.64 (~$0.035)/kWh to procure power from a 100 MW solar project (PhaseX-R) being developed by SJVN ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
First Phase of Market-Based Economic Dispatch of Power to Start from April 2022

First Phase of Market-Based Economic Dispatch of Power to Start from April 2022

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has released the framework for implementing the Market-Based Economic Dispatch (MBED) - Phase 1 program to reduce consumers’ power purchase costs by 5%. MBED will ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Karnataka DISCOMs Asked to Compensate Solar Developer for Safeguard Duty Imposition

Karnataka DISCOMs Asked to Compensate Solar Developer for Safeguard Duty Imposition

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has recently ruled that five special purpose vehicles (SPVs) of ACME Solar were entitled to levelized incremental tariffs to compensate for the additional cost ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Rise to ₹154.83 Billion at the End of September

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Rise to ₹154.83 Billion at the End of September

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹154.83 billion (~$2.09 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments at the end of September 2021, according to data released by the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
DISCOMs Must Ensure 24/7 Power Supply to Control Air Pollution: Ministry of Power

DISCOMs Must Ensure 24/7 Power Supply to Control Air Pollution: Ministry of Power

The Ministry of Power has issued a draft proposal for amending the Electricity Act, 2021 to ensure that distribution companies (DISCOMs) provide round-the-clock uninterrupted power supply to all consumers and prevent the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers Increased to ₹0.69/kWh in Gujarat

Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers Increased to ₹0.69/kWh in Gujarat

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC), in a recent order, revised the additional surcharge to ₹0.69 (~$0.009)/kWh payable by open access consumers of the state distribution companies (DISCOMs) from ₹0.51 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
DISCOMs Owed Renewable Generators ₹146 Billion at the End of August 2021

DISCOMs Owed Renewable Generators ₹146 Billion at the End of August 2021

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹146.07 billion (~$1.97 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payment across 259 invoices at the end of August 2021, according to data ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Mount to ₹141.44 Billion at the End of July 2021

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Mount to ₹141.44 Billion at the End of July 2021

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹141.44 billion (~$1.94 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding dispute amounts) in overdue payment across 259 pending invoices at the end of July 2021, according to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
SECI Pays ₹6.6 Billion Towards Solar and Wind Power Purchased in July

SECI Pays ₹6.6 Billion Towards Solar and Wind Power Purchased in July

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) paid ₹6.6 billion (~$89.3 million) to solar and wind developers for the power it purchased in July 2021, according to data released by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
DISCOM Revamp Plan Could Expedite Payments and Strengthen Transmission Network

DISCOM Revamp Plan Could Expedite Payments and Strengthen Transmission Network

The Ministry of Power (MoP) issued detailed guidelines last month for the reform-based result-linked power distribution program over the next five years. The program aims to reduce the aggregate technical and commercial ...
Discount Rate of Annuity Payments to Solar Developers Will be 10.41%: CERC

Discount Rate of Annuity Payments to Solar Developers Will be 10.41%: CERC

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), in a recent order, has reiterated Solar Energy Corporation of India's (SECI) proposal for a 10.41% discount rate on annuity payments towards the additional ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gap Between DISCOMs’ Energy Cost and Revenue Narrowed to ₹0.28kWh in FY 2020

Gap Between DISCOMs’ Energy Cost and Revenue Narrowed to ₹0.28/kWh in FY 2020

The Union Minister R.K. Singh said in Rajya Sabha that the gap between the Average Cost of Supply (ACS) and the Average Revenue Realized (ARR) at the national level reduced ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
AT&C Losses Among Distribution Companies Dips by 8% Between FY 2016 and 2020

AT&C Losses Among Distribution Companies Dips by 2% Between FY 2016 and 2020

Union Minister R.K. Singh replied to a question in the Rajya Sabha on whether the government has reviewed the assistance provided to states and power distribution companies (DISCOMs) under the ...
/ / AT&C, Grid
Odisha Proposes Forecasting and Scheduling Regulations for Wind and Solar Projects

Odisha Proposes Forecasting and Scheduling Regulations for Wind and Solar Projects

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has invited suggestions on the proposed Forecasting, Scheduling, and Deviation Settlement of Wind and Solar Generating Stations at the State Level Regulations, 2021. The ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
DISCOMs Owed ₹121.91 Billion to Renewable Generators at the End of June

DISCOMs Owed ₹121.91 Billion to Renewable Generators at the End of June

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹121.91 billion (~$1.63 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding dispute amounts) in overdue payment across 256 pending invoices at the end of June 2021, according to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
CERC Denies Transfer of Bank Guarantee for Stage-II Connectivity of Wind Projects

CERC Denies Transfer of Bank Guarantee for Stage-II Connectivity of Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), in a recent order, rejected ReNew Power’s petition to adjust the bank guarantee upon grant of stage-II connectivity against the letter of award (LoA) issued ...
/ / Wind
Ministry of Power Releases Detailed Plan to Revamp DISCOMs

Ministry of Power Releases Detailed Plan to Revamp DISCOMs

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued detailed guidelines for reform-based result-linked power distribution program over the next five years. The program aims to improve the quality and the reliability ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Odisha DISCOMs and GRIDCO to Auction Surplus Power to Industries in the State

Odisha DISCOMs and GRIDCO to Auction Surplus Power to Industries in the State

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) directed Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO) to find a reasonable tariff to sell surplus power to industries in the state by following a transparent ...
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Andhra Pradesh DISCOM Experiences Steepest Rating Decline in FY 2020

Andhra Pradesh DISCOM Experiences Steepest Rating Decline in FY 2020

The Ministry of Power released its ninth annual integrated ratings for the state distribution companies (DISCOMs) for the financial year (FY) 2020. Overall, 16 DISCOMs (out of 41) registered improvements ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
Ministry of Power Allows Option for DISCOMs to Exit PPAs After Completing Tenure

Ministry of Power Allows Option for DISCOMs to Exit PPAs After Completing Tenure

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has provided an option for distribution licensees (DISCOMs) to continue or exit from power purchase agreements (PPAs) for projects that have completed 25 years of ...
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Power Generators Face Highest Payment Backlog from Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan DISCOMs

Power Generators Face Highest Payment Backlog from Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan DISCOMs

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹124.2 billion (~$1.66 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments across 193 pending invoices at the end of May 2021, according to ...
Government Approves Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Up to 500 kW Capacity

Government Approves Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Up to 500 kW Capacity

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has finally issued the much-awaited amendment to the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) 2020 Rules concerning net metering for rooftop solar installations. The amendment permits net ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Pays ₹4.91 Billion to Solar and Wind Developers For Power Purchase in May

SECI Pays ₹4.91 Billion to Solar and Wind Developers for Power Purchase in May

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) paid around ₹4.91 billion (~$66 million) to solar and wind developers for the power it purchased in May 2021, according to the data ...
EoI Issued to Procure Solar, Bundled Power from NTPC’s Nokh Solar Project

EoI Issued to Procure Solar, Bundled Power from NTPC’s Nokh Solar Project

NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Limited (NVVN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTPC Limited, has invited bids to procure solar and round-the-clock solar bundled with thermal power from NTPC’s 735 MW Nokh ...