APTEL Rules in Favor of a Delayed Solar Project, Asks DISCOM to Honor PPA

APTEL Rules in Favor of a Delayed Solar Project, Asks DISCOM to Honor PPA

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, condoned the delay in the commissioning of a 2 MW project by Vatsala Ballary Solar Projects and asked the Bangalore ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Developer's Plea for Refund of Liquidated Damages Rejected

Solar Developer’s Plea for Refund of Liquidated Damages Rejected

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has rejected a petition filed by a solar developer seeking a refund of ₹56.1 million (~$756,784) deducted as liquidated damages for delay in commissioning a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Three Solar Projects Citing ‘Force Majeure’ Get Commissioning Deadline Extension

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

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) recently granted commissioning deadline extension to three solar projects on the ground of ‘force majeure’ events. It also approved the tariffs for the three ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 Developer’s Deemed Generation Claims Due to Grid Failure Rejected

Solar Developer’s Deemed Generation Claims Due to Grid Failure Rejected

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC), in a recent order, rejected the recovery claims of a solar developer for deemed generation on account of grid failure. The Commission noted that ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
ACME Solar Withdraws Termination Petition for 600 MW Project with ₹2.44kWh Tariff

ACME Solar Withdraws Termination Petition for 600 MW Project with ₹2.44/kWh Tariff

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), in a recent order, asked the subsidiaries of ACME Solar developing 600 MW of solar projects in Rajasthan to submit the current status of ...
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 ...
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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