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
Andhra Pradesh Regulator Denies Relief for a 25 MW Solar Project Claiming Force Majeure

Andhra Pradesh Regulator Denies Relief for a 25 MW Solar Project Claiming Force Majeure

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has rejected a solar developer’s plea for relief for the delayed commissioning of a 25 MW solar power project at Gurramkonda in the ...
CERC Directs SECI Not to Encash Bank Guarantees of Delayed Wind Project

CERC Directs SECI Not to Encash Bank Guarantees of Delayed Wind Project

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), in a recent order, directed the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) not to encash the performance bank guarantee (PBG) furnished by Adani Wind ...
/ / Other, Wind
Solar Developer's Plea for Penalty Refund Gets Regulator's Approval

Solar Developer’s Plea for Penalty Refund Gets Regulator’s Approval

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) approved the extension of a 7 MW solar project's commissioning date due to force majeure events. It directed the state distribution company (DISCOM) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Projects Totaling 90 MW Citing 'Force Majeure' Get Extension for Commissioning

Solar Projects Totaling 90 MW Citing ‘Force Majeure’ Get Extension for Commissioning

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has extended the commissioning date of three solar power projects of 90 MW cumulative capacity and ruled that no compensation would be payable to ...
Torrent Power's Plea for Changes to 'Force Majeure' and 'Change in Law' Clauses Approved

Torrent Power’s Plea for Changes to ‘Force Majeure’ and ‘Change in Law’ Clauses Approved

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has approved the changes sought by Torrent Power to the 'force majeure' and the 'change in law' clauses in the draft power purchase agreement ...
Solar Developer's Plea for Extending Project Commissioning Deadline Rejected

Solar Developer’s Plea for Extending Project Commissioning Deadline Rejected

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has rejected a plea by a solar developer seeking an extension of 18 months for commissioning a project citing 'force majeure' events. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ministry of Power suggests Changes to CERC Regulations Regarding Transmission Charges

Ministry of Power Suggests Changes to CERC Regulations Regarding Transmission Charges

The Ministry of Power has issued directions to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) regarding sharing transmission charges under 'force majeure' conditions. The ministry noted that the Central Transmission Utility ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
SECI Seeks to Encash Bank Guarantee for a Delayed Wind Project, Developer Files Petition

SECI Seeks to Encash Bank Guarantee for a Delayed Wind Project, Developer Files Petition

ReNew Wind Energy (TN) Private Limited, a subsidiary of ReNew Power, has filed a petition with the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) asking it to issue orders restraining the Solar Energy ...
/ / Wind
Karnataka Commission Reduces Tariff for a 20 MW Solar Project for Commissioning Delay

Karnataka Regulator Reduces Tariff for a 20 MW Solar Project for Commissioning Delay

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) dismissed Adani Green Energy (UP) Limited’s (Adani Green) plea for relief on the grounds of the ‘force majeure’ clause for its 20 MW solar ...
Karnataka Regulator Reduces Tariff for a Delayed Solar Project of Adani Green

Karnataka Regulator Reduces Tariff for a Delayed Solar Project of Adani Green

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order denying Adani Green Energy (UP) Limited’s requests for relief under the ‘Force Majeure’ clause of its power purchase agreement (PPA) with the ...
MNRE Clarifies Lockdown Period to be Considered for Renewable Project Extensions

MNRE Clarifies Lockdown Period to be Considered for Renewable Project Extensions

In an important clarification, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that the period of nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 will be considered from March 25, 2020, ...
Developer Allowed to Invoke Force Majeure for Delayed Solar Project Due to COVID-19

Developer Allowed to Invoke Force Majeure for Delayed Solar Project Due to COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has exempted ACME Heergarh Powertech Private Limited from its contractual obligations under force majeure provision of its power purchase agreement ...
Punjab DISCOM Receives ₹350 million In Advance Payment Against Power Bills

Punjab DISCOM Receives ₹350 Million in Advance Payment Against Power Bills

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has introduced an innovative plan calling on all its consumers to make payment in advance towards their estimated electricity bills up to March ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Days After Invoking Force Majeure, Punjab Allows Solar Developer to Supply Power

Days After Invoking Force Majeure, Punjab Allows Solar Developer to Supply Power

In the latest development, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has allowed Prayatna Developers Pvt. Ltd, to inject solar power into the grid with immediate effect. The PSPCL had ...
DISCOMs’ Claim of Force Majeure For Curtailing & Not Paying for Renewables, Null and Void

DISCOMs’ Claim of Force Majeure For Curtailing & Not Paying for Renewables, Null and Void

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has reiterated that the “must-run” status of renewable energy projects remains unchanged during the COVID-19 lockdown period and curtailment or renewables other ...
Punjab Announces Curtailment of Renewable Power Until Coronavirus Outbreak Subsides

Punjab Announces Curtailment of Renewable Power Until Coronavirus Outbreak Subsides

The Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL) has announced the curtailment of power under force majeure clause (outbreak of COVID-19) from the projects generating renewable energy until the pandemic lasts ...
Andhra DISCOM Invokes Force Majeure Due to Cash Crunch During Coronavirus Pandemic

Andhra DISCOM Invokes Force Majeure Due to Cash Crunch During Coronavirus Pandemic

The Andhra Pradesh Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (APSPDCL) is the latest addition to the group of power distribution companies (DISCOMs) seeking refuge under the force majeure clause following the ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Punjab Claims it is Curtailing Power Under Force Majeure Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Punjab Claims it is Curtailing Power Under Force Majeure Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has issued a ‘force majeure’ notice stating that it has been forced to curtail power purchase and generation due to the ongoing nationwide ...
SECI Says UP DISCOMs Can't Claim Force Majeure Amid COVID-19 for Insufficient Funds

SECI Says UP DISCOMs Can’t Claim Force Majeure Amid COVID-19 for Insufficient Funds

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) issued a letter to the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) stating that its claim of 'force majeure' for its inability to pay ...
Mercom Coronavirus Live Updates_ Effect on Clean Energy in India

Mercom Coronavirus Live Updates: Effect on Clean Energy in India

The impact of Coronavirus has finally reached the Indian clean energy sector. Mercom had forecasted solar installations in India to grow by 17% year-over-year due to a strong pipeline of ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Indian Solar Industry Confronts Coronavirus Crisis

Indian Solar Industry Confronts Coronavirus Crisis

The Coronavirus pandemic is proving to be the solar industry’s biggest challenge this year, and the repercussions are being felt across industries all over the globe. Global supplies have been ...
Renewable Supply Chain Disruption Due to Coronavirus to Be Treated As Force Majeure

Renewable Supply Chain Disruption Due to Coronavirus to Be Treated As Force Majeure

Considering the adverse impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on the global economy, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an official memorandum which states that the time ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
MNRE Addresses Transmission Infrastructure Delays Facing Solar & Wind Developers

MNRE Addresses Transmission Infrastructure Delays Facing Solar & Wind Developers

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a memorandum to address the time gap between the commissioning of the transmission system and renewable energy (RE) generating projects ...
/ / Grid, Other
Coronavirus to be Covered Under Force Majeure Clause, Says Ministry of Finance

Coronavirus to be Covered Under Force Majeure Clause, Says Ministry of Finance

Amid the increasing doubt on the supply chains due to the spread of deadly coronavirus in China, the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure Procurement Policy Division) has issued a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar