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
Tariff for Delayed Solar Project in Karnataka Reduced to ₹6.51kWh from ₹7.05kWh

Tariff for Delayed Solar Project in Karnataka Reduced to ₹6.51/kWh from ₹7.05/kWh

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in a recent order, has rejected Photon Suryakiran's petition asking for Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) not to reduce the tariff of the delayed ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Regulator Sets Incremental Tariffs for Solar Safeguard Duty Compensation

Regulator Sets Incremental Tariffs for Solar Safeguard Duty Compensation

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in a recent order, ruled that Fortum Solar India is entitled to compensation for the additional cost incurred due to the imposition of safeguard ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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
DISCOMs Ask For Steep Hike in Electricity Tariff in Karnataka, Commission Goes Easy

DISCOMs Ask For Steep Hike in Electricity Tariff in Karnataka, Commission Goes Easy

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued the retail tariff order for various distribution companies (DISCOMS) for FY 2021.  The new tariffs will come into force from November 01, ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy