State DISCOM Directed to Pay Solar Developer Differential Tariff as per the PPA

State DISCOM Directed to Pay Solar Developer Differential Tariff as per the PPA

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) recently ruled that a solar developer was entitled to a tariff of ₹8.40 (~$0.113)/kWh from the Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company (GESCOM) from the date ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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
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
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
Bagasse-based Cogeneration Plants in Karnataka Asked to Pay Cross-Subsidy Surcharge

Bagasse-based Cogeneration Plants in Karnataka Asked to Pay Cross-Subsidy Surcharge

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) recently rejected bagasse-based cogeneration project owners' contention that the levying of the cross-subsidy surcharge was discriminatory in nature. It directed the generators to pay ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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
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
Karnataka Electricity Regulator Denies Captive Status to a Wind Project

Karnataka Electricity Regulator Denies Captive Status to a Wind Project

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has rejected a petition submitted by a wind power company seeking captive power project status for the financial year (FY) 2017-18. The Commission directed ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Wind
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
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
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
APTEL Comes Down on State Electricity Regulator on Tariff Cut for a Solar Project

APTEL Comes Down on State Electricity Regulator on Tariff Cut for a Solar Project

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in its recent order, has ruled in favor of a solar developer, allowing the approval for the extension of the scheduled commercial operation date ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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
Regulator Rejects Solar Developer's Petition for Refund of Liquidated Damages

Regulator Rejects Solar Developer’s Petition for Refund of Liquidated Damages

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in a recent order, has rejected the petition of Kavit Green Energy asking Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company Limited (GESCOM) to refund ₹28.3 million (~$380,087) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Regulator to Reconsider Decision to Slash Tariff of Rooftop Solar Project by 46%

Regulator to Reconsider Decision to Slash Tariff of Rooftop Solar Project by 46%

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, directed the Karnataka  Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) to review its earlier order regarding the tariff reduction for the delayed rooftop ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy