Power Ministry Proposes Expansion of Economical Power Dispatch Program

Power Ministry Proposes Expansion of Economical Power Dispatch Program

The Ministry of Power has proposed to expand the security-constrained economic dispatch (SCED) program by including more state-owned thermal projects, which would run on a day-ahead basis. The program also ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Regulator Directs Captive Solar Power Generator to Pay Transmission Charges

Regulator Directs Captive Solar Power Generator to Pay Transmission Charges

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) recently directed the Odisha Power Transmission Corporation (OPTCL) and Bharat Electronics (BEL) to finalize the contracted capacity for the transmission of power utilizing the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka Regulator Cuts Permissible Deviation for Wind and Solar Projects

Karnataka Regulator Cuts Permissible Deviation for Wind and Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has said that the permissible deviation for all wind and solar generators will be in the band of 10% of the scheduled energy injection ...
/ / Grid, Renewable Energy
Explainer Why Have the New Regulations Made the Grid Unstable

Explainer: Why the New Regulations Have Made the Grid Unstable

Less than three weeks after the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission's (CERC) new regulation de-linked deviation charges and frequency, grid frequency swung wildly and dangerously on December 20, which spooked the ...
CERC Reverts to Frequency-Linked Mechanism as Grid Security Faces Threats

CERC Reverts to Frequency-Linked Mechanism as Grid Security Faces Threats

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has reverted to frequency-linked deviation settlement mechanism (DSM) as an interim measure to protect grid stability which has been under pressure over the last ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Follow CERC's Deviation Settlement Mechanism Rules West Bengal Commission to SLDC

Follow CERC’s Deviation Settlement Mechanism Rules: West Bengal Commission to SLDC

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has directed the state load dispatch center (SLDC) to follow certain provisions of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission's (CERC) deviation settlement mechanism rules, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
Karnataka Regulator Proposes to Reduce Permissible Deviation for Wind & Solar Projects

Karnataka Regulator Proposes to Reduce Permissible Deviation for Wind & Solar Projects

Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued the draft for KERC (Forecasting, Scheduling, Deviation settlement and related matters for Wind and Solar Generation sources) (First Amendment) Regulations, 2022. As per ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: Ten States Get Additional ₹282.04 Billion to Reform Power Sector

Daily News Wrap-Up: Ten States Get Additional ₹282.04 Billion to Reform Power Sector

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, granted additional borrowing permission of ₹282.04 billion (~$3.72 billion) to ...
CERC Issues DSM Regulations, Discourages Over Injection of Wind and Solar Power

CERC Issues DSM Regulations, Discourages Over Injection of Wind and Solar Power

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued the new CERC (Deviation Settlement Mechanism and Related Matters) Regulations, 2022. These regulations will apply to all grid-connected regional entities and other ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
Uttarakhand Commission Proposes Amendments to Deviation Settlement Mechanism

Uttarakhand Commission Proposes Amendments to Deviation Settlement Mechanism

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued a draft amendment to its Deviation Settlement Mechanism and Related Matters Regulations, 2017. Stakeholders have time until March 22, 2022, to submit their ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
State Load Despatch Center Asked to Recalculate Deviation Charges for a Solar Project

State Load Despatch Center Asked to Recalculate Deviation Charges for a Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, directed the Maharashtra State Load Despatch Center (MSLDC) to consider the methodology proposed by the solar developer to calculate deviation ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
No Compensation for Over Injection of Wind and Solar Power Under Draft DSM Rules

No Compensation for Over Injection of Wind and Solar Power Under Draft DSM Rules

Renewable project developers are wading through multiple challenges in integrating power to the grid efficiently on time. With India setting a target to install a non-fossil energy capacity of 500 ...
Detailed Rules on Bundling Renewables With Thermal & Hydropower Under Existing PPAs

Detailed Rules on Bundling Renewables With Thermal & Hydropower Under Existing PPAs

The Ministry of Power has outlined a detailed mechanism allowing the bundling of thermal and hydropower projects with standalone renewable energy projects or renewable energy projects with battery storage systems ...
CERC Announces Draft Deviation Settlement Mechanism

CERC Announces Draft Deviation Settlement Mechanism

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued the draft Deviation Settlement Mechanism (DSM) and Related Matters Regulations, 2021. The regulations seek to ensure, through a commercial mechanism, adherence to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Defers Levying State Periphery Charges on Renewable Generators

Maharashtra Defers Levying State Periphery Charges on Renewable Generators

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has accepted the recommendations of the deviation settlement mechanism (DSM) working group and deferred the levy of state periphery charges until further notice. The ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Telangana Finalizes Demand-Side Management Regulations for Distribution Licensees

Telangana Finalizes Demand-Side Management Regulations for Distribution Licensees

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has released the final regulations for the demand-side management (DSM) initiatives of distribution licensees (DISCOMS). The DSM initiative is designed to encourage consumers ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Telangana Prepares Framework for Demand-Side Management of Distribution Licensees

Telangana Prepares Framework for Demand-Side Management of Distribution Licensees

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has released the draft regulations for demand-side management (DSM) initiatives of distribution licensees (DISCOMs). DSM involves planning, executing, and monitoring a DISCOM's activities ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
CERC Approves Introduction of Green Term-Ahead Market Contracts on IEX

CERC Approves Introduction of Green Term-Ahead Market Contracts on IEX

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved the introduction of the 'Green Term-Ahead Market' (GTAM) contracts on the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), adding that it would provide an avenue ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Maharashtra Commission Denies Renewable Developers Grace Period for Regulatory Delays

Maharashtra Commission Denies Renewable Developers Grace Period for Regulatory Delays

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ruled against 28 renewable energy developers in a common order regarding the Maharashtra State Load Despatch Centre’s (MSLDC) non-compliance of the MERC’s directives ...
Tata Power Asked to Pay Dues Against Renewable Deviation Settlement Mechanism

QCAs in Maharashtra Receive Bills Against Renewable Deviation Settlement Mechanism

The Maharashtra State Load Despatch Center (MSLDC) has written to qualified coordinating agencies (QCAs) in the state asking them to pay their bills for renewable energy deviation settlement mechanism (RE-DSM) ...
Renewable Projects in Uttar Pradesh To See New Forecasting and Scheduling Regulations

Renewable Projects in Uttar Pradesh to See New Forecasting and Scheduling Regulations

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has taken note of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited’s (UPPCL) request to modify the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) deviation settlement mechanism (DSM) ...
Andhra Proposes to Raise Deviation Settlement Charges for Renewable Projects

Andhra Proposes to Raise Deviation Settlement Charges for Renewable Projects

The Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (APTRANSCO) has issued a notice to the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) seeking amendments to the existing regulations for forecasting, scheduling, and deviation ...
Accurate Forecasting of Renewable Generation a Tough Task for Solar & Wind Developers

Accurate Forecasting of Renewable Generation a Tough Task for Solar & Wind Developers

With India’s target to install 175 GW of renewables by 2022, the share of renewables is only going to grow, making the grid integration of these intermittent renewable resources into ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Madhya Pradesh Orders Solar and Wind Generators to Appoint QCAs Within 2 Months

Madhya Pradesh Orders Solar and Wind Generators to Appoint QCAs Within 2 Months

The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has published the first amendment of its 2018 regulations for forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement mechanism for wind and solar projects. The regulations ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
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, ...