Karnataka Commission Asks BESCOM to Compensate Solar Developer for GST Claims

Karnataka Commission Asks BESCOM to Compensate Solar Developer for GST Claims

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) recently ruled in favor of a solar developer and allowed compensation for four solar projects of 20 MW each on the grounds of the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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
Union Cabinet Approves Phase-II of the Green Energy Corridor Program

Union Cabinet Approves Phase-II of the Green Energy Corridor Program

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the Green Energy Corridor Phase-II program for intrastate transmission systems. The program aims to add ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Karnataka DISCOM Asked to Compensate Solar Project Developer for GST Claims

Karnataka DISCOM Asked to Compensate Solar Project Developer for GST Claims

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) recently ruled in favor of Adani Green Energy (UP) and directed the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) to compensate the solar project developer for ...
/ / 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
O&M Tenders Issued for Two Solar Projects in Karnataka

O&M Tenders Issued for Two Solar Projects in Karnataka

The Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) has floated operations and maintenance (O&M) tenders for two solar projects in Karnataka. The first tender is for the O&M of solar equipment along ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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
Chhattisgarh Regulator Allows 100% Banking of Energy for Captive and Open Access Consumers

Karnataka Tops the State Energy Efficiency Index 2020

Karnataka has topped the State Energy Efficiency Index 2020 (SEEI), scoring 70 points out of 100 on the back of several initiatives to improve energy efficiency in the state. The ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Karnataka Reissues Draft Renewable Energy Policy for 2021-2026 With Reduced Targets

Karnataka Reissues Draft Renewable Energy Policy for 2021-2026 With Reduced Targets

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has reissued the 'Draft Karnataka Renewable Energy Policy 2021-2026" to develop 10 GW of renewable energy projects with and without energy storage. According to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Wind Installations in India Rise by 101% with 1.24 GW Added in 9M 2021

Wind Installations in India Rise by 101% with 1.24 GW Added in 9M 2021

India installed 384 MW of wind capacity in the third quarter (Q3) of 2021, a 30% year-over-year (YoY) increase compared to 295 MW installed in the same period last year ...
Residential Rooftop Karnataka

Installing a Rooftop Solar System on Your Home in Karnataka? Here’s What You Need to Know

Residential rooftop solar installations have been growing in popularity due to the ease of installations and the savings they provide to homeowners. According to Mercom's latest report, India Rooftop Solar ...
Delayed Solar Projects Liable to Reduced Tariff and Payment of Liquidated Damages

Delayed Solar Projects Liable to Reduced Tariff and Payment of Liquidated Damages

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has directed Hubli Electricity Supply Company (HESCOM) to recover liquidated damages from three solar developers for the delay in commissioning the projects. The Commission ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka DISCOMs Asked to Compensate Solar Developer for Safeguard Duty Imposition

Karnataka DISCOMs Asked to Compensate Solar Developer for Safeguard Duty Imposition

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has recently ruled that five special purpose vehicles (SPVs) of ACME Solar were entitled to levelized incremental tariffs to compensate for the additional cost ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rajasthan Is Now the Top Solar State in India with 8.2 GW of Installed Capacity

Rajasthan is Now the Top Solar State in India With 8.2 GW of Installed Capacity

Rajasthan is now the top state in solar installations overtaking Karnataka at the end of the third quarter of the calendar year (CY) 2021. At the end of September, the ...
664% Year-Over-Year Growth in Open Access Solar Installations in Q2 2021

664% Year-Over-Year Growth in Open Access Solar Installations in Q2 2021

India’s solar open access installations totaled 209 MW in the second quarter (Q2) of 2021, a 664% year-over-year (YoY) increase compared to 27 MW in the same period last year, ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Hindustan Petroleum Releases Tender for a 1.3 MW Solar Project in Karnataka

Hindustan Petroleum Releases Tender for a 1.3 MW Solar Project in Karnataka

The Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), a state-owned oil and natural gas company, has invited bids to develop a 1.3 MW ground-mounted solar project at its Yediyur Receiving Station in ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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