APTEL Sets Aside CERC Order, Grants Extension to a 50 MW Wind Project

APTEL Sets Aside CERC Order, Grants Extension to a 50 MW Wind Project

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, condoned the delay of 132 days in the commissioning of a 50 MW wind project and said that the scheduled ...
/ / Other, Wind
Two Solar Projects Citing ‘Force Majeure’ Get Commissioning Deadline Extension

Two Solar Projects Citing ‘Force Majeure’ Get Commissioning Deadline Extension

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) recently condoned the delay in commissioning two solar projects of 20 MW each. It extended the scheduled commercial operation dates for both the projects ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Commission Upholds Force Majeure Plea, Grants Extension to a 10 MW Solar Project

Commission Upholds Force Majeure Plea, Grants Extension to a 10 MW Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) allowed the scheduled commissioning date of a 10 MW solar project in Maharashtra to be extended to the actual commissioning date due to the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Projects to be Commissioned Before April 1, 2022, May Get Timeline Extension

Solar Projects to be Commissioned Before April 1, 2022, May Get Timeline Extension

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has empowered the Dispute Resolution Committee to examine if additional time extension can be given for solar projects scheduled to be commissioned ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended to December 31, 2021

Deadline for BIS Certification of Solar Inverters Extended to December 31, 2021

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a fresh notification extending the self-certification of solar photovoltaic (PV) inverters from June 30, 2021, to December 31, 2021, subject ...
/ / Inverters & BOS, Solar
Renewable Projects Under Construction Get 75-Day Extension Amid Covid-19 Crisis

Renewable Projects Under Construction Get 75-Day Extension Amid Covid-19 Crisis

In a move to provide the much-needed relief to renewable developers amid the second surge of Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), in its latest notification, ...
Three-Month Extension Granted to Power Transmission Projects Affected by Covid-19

Three-Month Extension Granted to Power Transmission Projects Affected by Covid-19

In an important announcement, the Ministry of Power (MoP) has granted an extension of three months to all interstate transmission projects under construction, with the scheduled commercial operation date (SCOD) ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
MNRE CPSU

MNRE Increases Time Allowed for Commissioning CPSU Solar Projects to 30 Months

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the commissioning for solar projects under Tranche-III of the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) program Phase-II to 30 months from ...
MNRE Declares Commissioning Date Extension for Renewable Projects, Conditions Apply

MNRE Declares Commissioning Date Extension for Renewable Projects, Conditions Apply

Giving relief to solar developers amid the Covid-19 crisis, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), in its latest notification, has stated that the renewable energy projects having their ...
MNRE: No Commissioning Date Extension Beyond Six Months for Renewable Energy Projects

MNRE: No Commissioning Date Extension Beyond Six Months for Renewable Energy Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has clarified that the extension provided by implementing agencies on account of the Covid-19 pandemic should in no case be more than ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Ceiling Tariff Lowered for 275 MW Solar Park Tender, Bid Deadline Extended

Ceiling Tariff Lowered for 275 MW Solar Park Tender, Bid Deadline Extended

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has extended the bid submission deadline for its tender seeking solar power developers to set up 275 MW of grid-connected ...
Solar Developer Loses Bank Guarantee, to Pay Liquidated Damages For Delay

Solar Developer Loses Bank Guarantee, to Pay Liquidated Damages For Delay

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has rejected a developer’s plea to extend the commissioning date of a 100 MW solar project in the state. It has also allowed ...
MNRE Denies Additional Five-Month Commissioning Date Extension for Renewable Projects

MNRE Denies Additional Five-Month Commissioning Date Extension for Renewable Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification denying requests for another five-month extension for commissioning renewable energy projects, stating that these extensions would not be ...
Haryana Regulator Allows For Nine Months to Commission a 50 MW Open Access Solar Project

Haryana Regulator Allows For Nine Months to Commission a 50 MW Open Access Solar Project

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued an order extending the scheduled commissioning date (SCOD) for a 50 MW open access solar project in the state. It also approved ...
MNRE Extends BIS Exemption for Smaller Solar Module Manufacturers With a Condition

MNRE Extends BIS Exemption for Smaller Solar Module Manufacturers With a Condition

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the exemption for the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certification for solar module manufacturers with a production capacity of less ...
Uttarakhand Plans 1,000 Solar Projects of 25 kW For Unemployed Youth and Small Farmers

Uttarakhand Plans 1,000 Solar Projects of 25 kW For Unemployed Youth and Small Farmers

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has issued an order extending the control period for benchmark capital costs and generic tariffs as a one-time exception. This is for 10,000 of ...
Government Extends Timeline for Localization of EV Components

Government Extends Timeline for Localization of EV Components

The Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises (MHIPE) has extended the effective date for the indigenization of xEV parts under its Phased Manufacturing Program (PMP). xEV is the generic ...
SECI Announces Yet Another Deadline Extension for 97.5 MW Rooftop Solar Tender

SECI Announces Yet Another Deadline Extension for 97.5 MW Rooftop Solar Tender

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has yet again extended the timeline for its tender for 97.5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems on government building across the country ...
MNRE’s Biomass-Based Cogeneration Program Extended by a Year

MNRE’s Biomass-Based Cogeneration Program Extended by a Year

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has extended the validity of its biomass-based cogeneration program. The program has been extended until March 31, 2021, or until the recommendations ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Karnataka Commission Extends Validity of Generic Tariff on Waste to Energy Projects

Karnataka Commission Extends Validity of Generic Tariff on Waste to Energy Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has extended the validity of the generic tariff ₹7.08 (~$0.096)/kWh for waste to energy (WTE) projects in the state. The validity of the tariff ...
Karnataka Announces Another Three-Month Extension for FY 2020 RPO Targets

Karnataka Announces Another Three-Month Extension for FY 2020 RPO Targets

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has granted another three-month extension to obligated entities for fulfilling their renewable purchase obligations (RPOs) for the financial year 2020. The Commission stated that ...
SECI Extends Bidding Deadlines for Two Solar Projects in Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

SECI Extends Bidding Deadlines for Two Solar Projects in Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadlines for two of its tenders. The two tenders include its 15 MW floating solar project in Bilaspur, Himachal ...
Solar Developer Seeks Commissioning Deadline Extension from UPERC

Solar Developer Seeks Commissioning Deadline Extension from UPERC

Eden Renewable Jasmin Private Limited, a subsidiary of solar project developer Eden Renewables, has filed a petition with the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) seeking an extension for the ...
Another Deadline Extension for SECI’s 5 GW Tender for Round-The-Clock Renewable Power

Another Deadline Extension for SECI’s 5 GW Tender for Round-The-Clock Renewable Power

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has extended the bid submission deadline for its tender to procure 5 GW of renewable power on a round-the-clock (RTC) basis complemented with ...
India Extends Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports by Another Year

India Extends Imposition of Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports by Another Year

The Department of Revenue under the Ministry of Finance (MoF) has issued a notification imposing safeguard duty (SGD) on the import of solar cells and modules to India for another ...