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
Tariff for a Delayed, Partially Synchronized Rooftop Solar System Slashed by 46%

Tariff for a Delayed, Partially Synchronized Rooftop Solar System Slashed by 46%

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued directions for a new power purchase agreement (PPA) to be signed for a 1 MW rooftop solar power system at a revised ...
Karnataka Proposes to Develop a 500 MW ISTS-Connected Solar Park

Karnataka Proposes to Develop a 500 MW ISTS-Connected Solar Park

Karnataka has proposed setting up a 500 MW solar park at Firozabad in Kalaburagi district, Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has said, while presenting the state Budget for 2021-22. He ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Karnataka’s Renewable Energy Policy for 2021-2026 Aims at Adding 2 GW of Rooftop Solar

Karnataka’s Renewable Energy Policy for 2021-2026 Aims at Adding 2 GW of Rooftop Solar

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has issued the ‘Draft Karnataka Renewable Energy Policy 2021-2026” aimed at developing 20 GW of renewable energy projects with and without energy storage. According ...
Karnataka Invites Bids for 50 Electric Buses under FAME II Program

Karnataka Invites Bids for 50 Electric Buses under FAME II Program

The North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) has floated a tender for 50 electric buses under the gross cost contract (GCC) model under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of ...
Gross Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW Proposed in Karnataka

Gross Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW Proposed in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed allowing net metering for rooftop solar projects between 1 kW and 10 kW and gross metering for capacity over 10 kW. The ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Empanelment Tender Issued to Set Up 20 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Empanelment Tender Issued to Set Up 20 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

The Hubli Electricity Supply Company (HESCOM) has invited bids for empanelment of agencies for the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of 20 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects on residential ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
REC Seeks Services of Owner’s Engineers for ISTS-Connected Solar Projects in Karnataka

REC Seeks Services of Owner’s Engineers for ISTS-Connected Solar Projects in Karnataka

The REC Power Distribution Company Limited (RECPDCL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of REC Limited, has invited bids from empanelled owner’s engineers to provide project cost estimation and financial analysis services. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tesla Registers its Indian Subsidiary 'Tesla India Motors And Energy' In Bengaluru

Tesla Registers its Indian Subsidiary ‘Tesla India Motors And Energy’ In Bengaluru

Leading Electric Car manufacturer Tesla has established an Indian subsidiary 'Tesla Indian Motors and Energy' in Bengaluru. According to the Registrar of Companies, the company has named three directors for ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Safeguard Duty Reimbursement Only for Minimum Contracted Solar Capacity in PPA_ KERC

Safeguard Duty Reimbursement Only for Minimum Contracted Solar Capacity in PPA: KERC

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) ruled that the imposition of Safeguard Duty (SDG) on imported solar cells and modules constituted a ‘change in law’ event. It said Fortum Solar ...
Tender Reissued for Rooftop Solar Systems on Government Buildings in Belagavi

Tender Reissued for Rooftop Solar Systems on Government Buildings in Belagavi

Belagavi Smart City Limited (BSCL) has reissued the tender for the selection of a developer to install rooftop solar systems on a 'discount over retail tariff' basis on select government ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Karnataka Allocates Over $3 Billion for Setting up EV Base, Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects

Karnataka Allocates Over $3 Billion for Setting up EV Base, Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects

The Karnataka government has approved ₹224.19 billion (~$3.03 billion) to establish an electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing base in the state. It also approved ₹42.40 billion (~$574 million) for two wind-solar ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
BESCOM Plans to Install Over 1 GW of Rooftop Solar Systems, Seeks Consultant

BESCOM Plans to Install Over 1 GW of Rooftop Solar Systems, Seeks Consultant

The Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) has invited bids to engage a consultancy firm for demand aggregation and implementation of 1.06 GW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems. The last ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
ADB Approves ₹13.9 Billion Loan to Upgrade Bengaluru's Power Distribution System

ADB Approves ₹13.9 Billion Loan to Upgrade Bengaluru’s Power Distribution System

In a significant development, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $190 million (~₹13.9 billion) to upgrade the existing power distribution system in the city of Bengaluru ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Tribunal Sets Aside KERC Order, Reinstates Tariff of ₹4.50/kWh for Five Wind Generators

Tribunal Sets Aside KERC Order, Reinstates Tariff of ₹4.50/kWh for Five Wind Generators

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) granted relief to five wind generators and set aside the order issued by the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), which had reduced the generic ...
/ / Other, Wind