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
CERC Grants Extension to Solar Projects in Rajasthan for Delay in Road Construction

CERC Grants Extension to Solar Projects in Rajasthan for Delay in Road Construction

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has agreed with a petition that argued that the holdup in road construction by the state government delayed the project commissioning, which was beyond ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Dismisses SECI’s Petition Seeking Termination of Solar PPA Signed with Welspun

CERC Dismisses SECI’s Petition Seeking Termination of Solar PPA Signed with Welspun

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has dismissed a review petition filed by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). The petition had asked for the review of the commission’s ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Projects Facing Land Challenges in Rajasthan’s Bhadla Park

Land Procurement Delay Caused by Government Treated as Force Majeure: CERC

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order extending the scheduled commercial operating date for 72 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic projects. The commission was examining a petition ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Jammu & Kashmir to get 23 GW of Solar Projects Starting With 2.5 GW in Kargil and 5 GW in Leh

NLCIL Could Face 31% Tariff Cut for its 400 MW of Delayed Solar Projects

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has rejected the plea made by Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLCIL) for a tariff protection of ₹4.41 (~$0.062)/kWh for 400 MW solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar