KERC Dismisses Petition Claiming Interest for Delayed Payment for a Biomass Project

KERC Dismisses Petition Claiming Interest for Delayed Payment for a Biomass Project

In a recent order, Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has dismissed a petition filed by  Koppal Green Power Limited against Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company Limited (GESCOM) asking it to pay ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Karnataka Floats Tender for Solar-Powered Lights and Fans in 900 Anganawadi Buildings

Wheeling & Banking Agreement Mandatory to Receive Compensation for Solar Power Supplied

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has ruled against providing any relief to Amplus Power Solutions, the developer of a 34.3 MW solar power project in a solar park located ...
Karnataka Commission Penalizes Developer for Delayed 3 MW Solar Project

Karnataka Commission Penalizes Developer for Delayed 3 MW Solar Project

In its latest order, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has directed Megasun Solar Tech to furnish liquidated damages to the tune of ₹3 million ($42,967.71) to Gulbarga Electricity Supply ...
Karnataka is the Top Solar State in India with 5 GW in Cumulative Installed Capacity

KERC Asks State Agencies to Halt New Solar Tenders and Auctions in Karnataka

Karnataka, India’s top state in terms of installed solar capacity, is looking to stop the tender and auction process for large-scale ground-mounted projects as power generation exceeds demand in the ...
Open Access Consumers in Gujarat to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.44/kWh

Karnataka Court Quashes KERC Order Increasing Wheeling Charges for Open Access Power

The Karnataka High Court has quashed an order issued by the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) relating to an increase in wheeling charges for open access power consumers in the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Auctions 200 MW of Solar Projects to be Developed in Karnataka’s Pavagada

50 MW of Solar Projects to be Developed in Pavagada Solar Park at a Tariff of ₹1.24/kWh

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has given its approval to issue the letter of award (LoA) to Amar Raja Power Systems Limited, to construct  50 MW (10 MW x ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Punjab Issues Deviation Settlement Regulations for Solar and Wind Generation

Contractual Agreement Mandatory for Banking of Energy by Project Developer: APTEL

Provisional interconnection approval by a state load dispatch center is not sufficient for banking of energy by any developer and it will not be responsible for pumping power without any ...
/ / Other, Wind
Karnataka Sets New Generic Tariff at ₹4.15/kWh for 1-10 kW Rooftop Solar Projects

Karnataka Mulls Revision of Generic Tariff for Large-Scale and Rooftop Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued a discussion paper to set tariff for solar power projects, including solar rooftop projects for the financial year 2020. Earlier, Mercom reported ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Sets ₹2.72/kWh as Generic Tariff for Solar and ₹2.87/kWh for Wind

Generic Tariff of ₹2.95/kWh Proposed for Wind Projects in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed ₹2.95 (~$0.042)/kWh as the generic tariff for wind projects in the state. Once the proposal is finalized, it will become the ceiling ...
/ / Other, Wind
Karnataka Sets New Generic Tariff at ₹4.15/kWh for 1-10 kW Rooftop Solar Projects

Karnataka Sets New Generic Tariff at ₹4.15/kWh for 1-10 kW Rooftop Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has set the generic tariff for grid-connected solar rooftop units between 1 kW and 10 kW installed by domestic consumers in the state. While the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bihar Sets Solar PV Generic Tariff at ₹4.17/kWh for FY 2018-19

Project Commissioning Delay Causes Solar Developer to Pay for Damages in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has passed an order stating that Welspun Renewables Energy Private Limited is entitled to a tariff of ₹7.01 (~$0.098)/kWh for its 16 MW solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Dispute Over One Day Commissioning Delay Causes 30% Solar Tariff Reduction in Karnataka

KERC Rejects Petition to Extend Commissioning Date for a 1 MW Solar Project

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has rejected a petition to extend the project commission date and has set a tariff of ₹4.36 (~$0.061)/kWh for a 1 MW grid-connected solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tariff Disputes Threaten to Stall 970 MW of Solar Projects in Karnataka

APTEL Intervenes in Ongoing Solar Tariff Dispute for 970 MW of Projects in Karnataka

 In Karnataka, which is also India’s top solar state, 970 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects have been embroiled in a tariff dispute. This situation arose after the procurers ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Corporates Win Three RPO Compliance Delay Cases in Karnataka

Corporates Win Three Solar and Non-solar RPO Compliance Delay Cases in Karnataka

In three separate cases related to the delay in compliance of renewable purchase obligation (RPO)by corporates, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has provided relief to the obligated entities. Case ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Dispute Over One Day Commissioning Delay Causes 30% Solar Tariff Reduction in Karnataka

Dispute Over One Day Commissioning Delay Causes 30% Solar Tariff Reduction in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has dismissed a petition filed by Emmvee Photovoltaic Power Private Limited, stating that the solar power developer is not entitled to the relief due to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for 10 GW Solar Tender with 3 GW Manufacturing

Solar Power Developer Penalized for Delay in Project Commissioning

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order dismissing the petition filed by Marakka Solar Power Project LL.P stating that it is not entitled to any of the reliefs ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka Proposes Reduction in BESCOM’S RPO Target from 13% to 12%

Karnataka Proposes Reduction in BESCOM’S RPO Target from 13% to 12%

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed changes to the regulations passed in 2011 with regards to the procurement of energy from renewable sources. The regulation will extend to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Hero Future, Vikram Solar and ACME go to Court Opposing Safeguard Duty Imposed by DGTR

Karnataka High Court Stays KERC Order to Increase Wheeling Charges for Open Access

A vacation bench of the Karnataka High Court has imposed an indefinite stay on the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (KERC) recent order that levied 25 percent of the normal transmission ...
Karnataka’s New Utility-Scale Solar Benchmark Tariff is 30% Less at ₹3.05/kWh

Karnataka’s New Utility-Scale Solar Benchmark Tariff is 30% Less at ₹3.05/kWh

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has fixed generic tariffs for renewable energy projects developed across the state. Generic Tariff for Solar Projects: For grid connected MW-scale solar projects of ...
Wheeling Charges in Karnataka Increase Five-Fold

Wheeling Charges in Karnataka Increase Five-Fold

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) recently levied 25 percent of the normal transmission charges as wheeling charges for open access consumers in the state. The current wheeling charges being ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Karnataka Imposes Wheeling Charges on Renewable Projects

Karnataka Imposes Wheeling Charges on Renewable Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order fixing the wheeling, transmission charges to be levied on renewable energy projects in the state. The order has been in ...
Solara Policy Roundup_ Key Announcements by Government Agencies in March 2018

Solar Policy Roundup: Key Announcements by Government Agencies in March 2018

Central and state government agencies made several important announcements in March that were designed to bolster the development of the domestic renewable energy sector. The following are some of the ...
Karnataka Reduces Banking Period for Solar and Other Renewable Energy Projects

Karnataka Reduces Banking Period for Solar and Other Renewable Energy Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has reduced the banking period of renewable energy projects from one year to six months. “In partial modification of the KERC order dated July ...
KERC Proposes Lower Benchmark Tariff of ₹2.79/kWh for New Solar Projects in Karnataka

KERC Proposes Lower Benchmark Tariff of ₹2.79/kWh for New Solar Projects in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed a tariff of ₹2.79 (~$0.043)/kWh for new, MW-scale, grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects developed in Karnataka. The proposed utility-scale solar benchmark tariff ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
KERC Asks DISCOMs to Stick to Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Projects

KERC Asks DISCOMs to Stick to Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Wind Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order directing all distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state to procure wind power according to the competitive bidding guidelines for wind projects in ...
/ / Other, Wind