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 ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
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 ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
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 ...
Ministry Proposes New Mechanism to Reduce Cost of Power and Renewable Curtailment

Ministry Proposes New Mechanism to Reduce Cost of Power and Renewable Curtailment

The Ministry of Power has issued a discussion paper on market-based economic dispatch (MBED) of power and has requested the stakeholders to provide their comments on the matter by June ...
SECI Releases ₹4.91 Billion to Solar, Wind Developers for Power Purchase in April

SECI Releases ₹4.91 Billion to Solar, Wind Developers for Power Purchase in April

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) paid around ₹4.91 billion (~$67.3 million) to solar and wind developers for the power it purchased in April 2021, mentions the data released ...
Ministry of Power Proposes Restructuring Renewable Energy Certificates Mechanism

Ministry of Power Proposes Restructuring Renewable Energy Certificates Mechanism

The Ministry of Power has released a discussion paper on redesigning the renewable energy certificate (REC) mechanism for stakeholder comments. The stakeholders have time until June 25, 2021, to submit ...
West Bengal Plans to Roll Out 1 Million Electric Vehicles in the Next Five Years

West Bengal Plans to Roll Out 1 Million Electric Vehicles in the Next Five Years

The Power Department of West Bengal has announced the Electric Vehicle (EV) Policy 2021, aiming to position the state as a sustainable transportation infrastructure hub. Through the move, the state ...
Rooftop Solar The Struggles Continue DesRooftop Solar The Struggles Continue Despite Enormous Potentialpite Enormous Potential

Rooftop Solar: The Struggles Continue Despite Enormous Potential

The energy costs for commercial and industrial (C&I) units in India account for around 30%-40% of the operational expenses.  Embracing solar seems like the most logical step towards saving the ...
Tender Floated for 68,245 Bi-Directional Energy Meters for Rooftop Solar Systems

Tender Floated for 68,245 Bi-Directional Energy Meters for Rooftop Solar Systems

The Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Limited (PGVCL), on behalf of other distribution companies (DISCOMs) of Gujarat, has invited bids to procure 68,245 bi-directional solar static meters (single-phase, 2-wire, 5-30 Ampere) ...
Electricity Regulators Suggest Measures to Reduce Retail Power Tariff

Electricity Regulators Suggest Measures to Reduce Retail Power Tariff

In a recent meeting, the Forum of Regulators discussed factors affecting the cost of power and stressed the need to analyze and evolve measures to reduce or contain the retail ...
Higher Execution of Solar EPC Projects Pushes Tata Power’s Revenues Up 14% YoY

Higher Execution of Solar EPC Projects Pushes Tata Power’s Revenues Up 14% YoY

Tata Power declared its financial results for FY 2021 and recorded a 14% growth in consolidated revenues at ₹330.79 billion (~$4.49 billion) compared to ₹ 289 billion (~$3.9 billion) in ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Month in a Minute Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in April 2021

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in April 2021

Here is a recap of some of the most important headlines from April 2021: Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹123.45 billion (~$1.68 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Slide to ₹120.25 Billion in March 2021

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Slide to ₹120.25 Billion in March 2021

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹120.25 billion (~$1.62 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments across 283 pending invoices at the end of March 2021, according to ...
Ministry Directs Electricity Regulators to Ensure Timely Issue of Tariff Orders

Ministry Directs Electricity Regulators to Ensure Timely Issue of Tariff Orders

The Ministry of Power has issued a notification directing the state electricity regulatory commissions (SERCs) to issue tariff orders for the financial year (FY) 2020-21 at the earliest. The Ministry ...
Ministry of Power Calls for Suggestions to Frame the National Electricity Policy 2021

Ministry of Power Calls for Suggestions to Frame the National Electricity Policy 2021

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has released the draft National Electricity Policy (NEP) 2021 and invited suggestions from all stakeholders. The MoP has created an expert committee that includes members ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Barring DISCOMs With Long Pending Bills to Access Spot Market – Who Will Enforce?

Barring DISCOMs With Long Pending Bills from Accessing Spot Market – Who Will Enforce?

The inordinate delays in distribution companies (DISCOMs) clearing payments have made it difficult for solar and wind energy generators to operate their businesses. Already facing a tough time in the ...
Andhra Pradesh High Court Directs DISCOMs to File Affidavit on Dues to Renewable Generators

Andhra Pradesh High Court Directs DISCOMs to File Affidavit on Dues to Renewable Generators

The Andhra Pradesh High Court has directed distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state to file a detailed affidavit on the objections raised by the renewable energy generating companies about pending ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Open Access Consumers in Tamil Nadu to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.70_kWh

Open Access Power Consumers in Tamil Nadu to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.70/kWh

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has heard a petition filed by the distribution company and approved an additional surcharge of ₹0.70 (~$0.0093)/kWh, payable by open access consumers. The ...
/ / Grid, Utility Scale