Deadline to Complete Solar Projects Under Component-A of KUSUM Program Extended (1)

State Transmission Utility to Compensate Solar Project Developer for Generation Losses

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has directed Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation (KPTCL) to compensate a solar project developer for generation losses. KPTCL is directed to pay compensation at ₹4.43 ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
Regulator Accords Captive Status to a Wind Project and Asks DISCOM to Refund Charges

Regulator Accords Captive Status to a Wind Project and Asks DISCOM to Refund Charges

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in a recent order, ruled that the Green Infra Wind Power Generation owned Harapanahalli Wind Power Plant is a captive power project. The Commission ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
REC Invites Bids for Transmission Systems to Evacuate 3.5 GW of Renewable Power

REC Invites Bids for Transmission Systems to Evacuate 3.5 GW of Renewable Power

REC Power Development and Consultancy Limited (RECPDCL) has floated two tenders to establish transmission systems for renewable power evacuation in the Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh and Gadag district of ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Karnataka Rejects Wind Developer’s Plea for Revision of Tariff for an Old Project

Karnataka Rejects Wind Developer’s Plea for Revision of Tariff for an Old Project

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in a recent order, ruled that Swarna Properties, a wind developer, is entitled to a tariff of ₹3.40 (~$0.047)/kWh for the first ten years ...
/ / Wind
Generic Tariff for Rooftop Solar Systems Up to 10 kW Increased to ₹4.02/kWh in Karnataka

Generic Tariff for Rooftop Solar Systems Up to 10 kW Increased to ₹4.02/kWh in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order setting the generic tariff for solar power projects (including rooftop solar projects) for FY 2022 and FY 2023. The Commission ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
APTEL Asks DISCOM to Restore Tariff and Pay Late Payment Surcharge to Solar Developers

APTEL Asks DISCOM to Restore Tariff and Pay Late Payment Surcharge to Solar Developers

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has set aside the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission's (KERC) earlier order reducing the tariff for five solar projects. APTEL ruled that the solar developers ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
APTEL Denies Tariff Cut for a Delayed Solar Project, Allows Recovery of Liquidated Damages

APTEL Denies Tariff Cut for a Delayed Solar Project, Allows Recovery of Liquidated Damages

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, directed a solar developer to pay liquidated damages to the Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company (GESCOM) for the delay of 31 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Developer's Request for Supplementary PPA for a Delayed Solar Thermal Project Rejected

Developer’s Request for Supplementary PPA for a Delayed Solar Thermal Project Rejected

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in a recent order, rejected a solar developer's request for approval of a supplementary power purchase agreement (SPPA) for a delayed project. The Commission ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
APTEL Directs Karnataka Commission to Issue New Tariff Order for Bagasse-Based Projects

APTEL Directs Karnataka Commission to Issue New Tariff Order for Bagasse-Based Projects

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, ruled that the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) should have considered the capital cost of ₹49.25 million (~$664,114)/MW as determined ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Karnataka Retains Generic Tariff of ₹3.26kWh for Wind Projects in FY 2021-22

Karnataka Retains Generic Tariff of ₹3.26/kWh for Wind Projects in FY 2021-22

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in a recent order, ruled that the generic tariff for wind power projects will continue to be ₹3.26 (~$0.044)/kWh as determined in the earlier ...
/ / Wind
Karnataka Proposes Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems up to 500 kW

Karnataka Proposes Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Up to 500 kW

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed net metering for rooftop solar installations up to 500 kW from the earlier suggested cap of 10 kW. Earlier in February this ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
SECI Invites Bids for 1,200 MW of ISTS-Connected Solar Power Projects in Karnataka

SECI Releases Tender for 1,200 MW of ISTS Solar Projects in Karnataka

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has released a tender for developing 1,200 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected solar power projects (Tranche X) in Karnataka. The last date ...
Empanelment Tender Issued for 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

Empanelment Tender Issued for 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

The Chamundeshwari Electricity Supply Corporation (CESC), has invited an expression of interest for the empanelment of installers to set up grid-connected rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems totaling 10 MW. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Fortum to Sell 500 MW of Solar Projects in India to Actis

Fortum to Sell 500 MW of Solar Projects in India to Actis

Fortum has signed an agreement to sell the 250 MW Pavagada II and the 250 MW Rajasthan solar projects in India to Actis, a global infrastructure investment firm. The total ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Karnataka DISCOMs Asked to Reimburse Solar Developer for Safeguard Duty Imposition

Karnataka DISCOMs Asked to Reimburse Solar Developer for Safeguard Duty Imposition

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in a recent order, ruled that Adyah Solar Energy, a subsidiary of ReNew Solar, was entitled to compensation for the additional cost incurred due ...
Karnataka Regulator Reduces Tariff for a 20 MW Delayed Solar Project

Karnataka Regulator Reduces Tariff for a 20 MW Delayed Solar Project

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in a recent order, ruled that ACME Kudligi Solar was liable for a reduced tariff of 80% of the quoted tariff and liquidated damages ...
Generic Tariff of ₹7.08kWh for Waste-to-Energy Projects Until March 2022

Generic Tariff of ₹7.08/kWh for Waste-to-Energy Projects Until March 2022

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has retained the tariff for waste-to-energy projects at ₹7.08 (~$0.097)/kWh from April 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022. The Commission had determined the tariff ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Regulators Must Decide Incremental Tariff for Solar Safeguard Duty Compensation: APTEL

Regulators Must Decide Incremental Tariff for Solar Safeguard Duty Compensation: APTEL

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, directed the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) to decide the incremental tariff payable as compensation to the solar project developer ...
Supreme Court Upholds APTEL’s Order on Commissioning Delay of Solar Projects

Supreme Court Upholds APTEL’s Order on Commissioning Delay of Solar Projects

In an important development, the Supreme Court of India upheld the judgment of the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in which it had set aside the orders passed by the ...
Facebook Ties Up with CleanMax to Source 100% Renewable Power

Facebook Ties Up with CleanMax to Source 100% Renewable Power

Facebook has partnered with renewable energy company CleanMax to further the global tech giant’s sustainability ambitions in India. As part of the deal, Facebook will procure renewable energy from wind ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tender to Procure Renewable Energy to Charge a Battery Energy Storage System

Tender to Procure Renewable Energy to Charge a Battery Energy Storage System

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd (KREDL) has issued an expression of interest (EOI) inviting renewable energy project developers to sell energy (27-30 MWh/day) for seven years. The energy will ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
Karnataka Regulator Approves Tariff of ₹8.40/kWh for a Delayed Solar Power Project

Karnataka Regulator Approves Tariff of ₹8.40/kWh for a Delayed Solar Project

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has approved a tariff of ₹8.40 (~$0.115)/kWh as per the power purchase agreement (PPA) signed between Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) and the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bids Invited to Install 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems with Net Metering

Bids Invited to Install 10 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems with Net Metering

The Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company (GESCOM) has invited bids for the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of 10 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems under net metering on residential buildings ...
BESCOM's Plea To Cut Tariff for Solar Power Purchased Over Contracted Capacity Rejected

BESCOM’s Plea To Cut Tariff for Solar Power Purchased Over Contracted Capacity Rejected

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) dismissed the petition filed by the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) for the redetermination of tariff for purchase of additional power or to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka Proposes Ceiling Tariff of ₹2.91/kWh for Wind Tenders

Karnataka Proposes Ceiling Tariff of ₹2.91/kWh for Wind Tenders

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed a ceiling tariff of ₹2.91 (~$0.04)/kWh for the wind tenders issued by the distribution licensees in the state for the financial year ...
/ / Other, Wind