Karnataka Aims to Develop 10 GW of New Renewable Energy Projects by 2027

Karnataka Aims to Develop 10 GW of New Renewable Energy Projects by 2027

The Government of Karnataka has announced the new 'Karnataka Renewable Energy Policy,' which will be valid for the 2022-2027 period. The policy aims to project Karnataka as a preferred investment ...
Karnataka Commission Directs DISCOM to Compensate Solar Developer for GST Claims

Karnataka Commission Directs DISCOM to Compensate Solar Developer for GST Claims

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) ruled in favor of Parampujya Solar Energy, a solar power developer declaring that it is eligible for compensation due to the enactment of Goods ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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
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 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 ...
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
Petition for Solar Project Delay Can be Filed Only After Commissioning, Says KERC

Petition for Solar Project Delay Can be Filed Only After Commissioning, Says KERC

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) set aside the petition filed by Tepsol Photovoltaic Power Ventures Private Limited, requesting it to declare the disruption caused by COVID-19 pandemic as a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Regulator Dismisses Solar Developer’s Plea for Respite Under Force Majeure

Regulator Dismisses Solar Developer’s Plea for Respite Under Force Majeure

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) dismissed Adani Green Energy (UP) Limited’s plea for relief under the force majeure clause in its power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Gulbarga Electricity ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka Commission Reduces Tariff for a 20 MW Solar Project for Commissioning Delay

Karnataka Regulator Reduces Tariff for a 20 MW Solar Project for Commissioning Delay

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) dismissed Adani Green Energy (UP) Limited’s (Adani Green) plea for relief on the grounds of the ‘force majeure’ clause for its 20 MW solar ...
Adani Green to Receive Refund of ₹1.2 Million for a 20 MW Solar Project in Mysuru

Adani Green to Receive Refund of ₹1.2 Million for a 20 MW Solar Project in Mysuru

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has ordered that Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) should get a refund of ₹1.2 million (~$15,754) from the Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company Limited (GESCOM) ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Solar Developers Urge Karnataka to Fast Track Safeguard Duty Reimbursements

Solar Developers Urge Karnataka to Fast Track Safeguard Duty Reimbursements

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has written a letter to BS Yeddyurappa, the Chief Minister of Karnataka, asking him to direct the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) ...
Karnataka Commission Asks Kodangal Solar Park to Compensate for Commissioning Delay

Karnataka Commission Asks Kodangal Solar Park to Compensate for Commissioning Delay

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has dismissed Marikal Solar Parks Private Limited’s request to approve the date on which the second supplemental power purchase agreement (SPPA) was signed as ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Adani Asked to Compensate for Delay in Land Possession for a 20 MW Solar Project

Adani Asked to Compensate for Delay in Land Possession for a 20 MW Solar Project

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has dismissed Adani Green Energy Limited’s (AGEL) request to approve the date on which the supplemental power purchase agreement (PPA) was signed to be ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka Electricity Regulator Reduces Tariff for a Delayed 10 MW Solar Project

Karnataka Electricity Regulator Reduces Tariff for a Delayed 10 MW Solar Project

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has dismissed a petition by Shorapur Solar Power Limited that argued its 10 MW solar project was delayed due to force majeure (unforeseeable) events ...
World’s Largest Solar Park at Karnataka’s Pavagada is Now Fully Operational

World’s Largest Solar Park at Karnataka’s Pavagada is Now Fully Operational

The largest solar park in the world has now become entirely operational. The Pavagada Solar Park, located in Tumakuru district of Karnataka, has been developed by the Karnataka Solar Park ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Tender Issued for Solar Home and Street Lighting Systems in Karnataka’s Mandya District

Tender Issued for Solar Home and Street Lighting Systems in Karnataka’s Mandya District

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has floated a tender for solar-powered home and street lighting systems in H.Kodihalli village of Mandya district. The last date for the submission ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Karnataka Proposes Capital Cost of ₹37.33 Million/MW for Solar Projects

Karnataka Proposes Capital Cost of ₹37.33 Million/MW for Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed a capital cost of ₹37.33 million (~$0.54)/MW for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed in Karnataka. The KERC proposal follows a ...
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 Floats Tender for Solar-Powered Lights and Fans in 900 Anganawadi Buildings

Karnataka Floats Tender for Solar-Powered Lights and Fans in 900 Anganawadi Buildings

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has invited bids for solar-powered fans and lights for 900 Anganawadi buildings across the state that come under the Ministry of Women and ...
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 ...
SECI Auctions 200 MW of Solar Projects to be Developed in Karnataka’s Pavagada

Karnataka’s Pavagada Solar Park to be Fully Operational by December 2019

At Karnataka’s Pavagada Solar Park, approximately 1,400 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects are operational today. Recently, ReNew Power commissioned 300 MW of solar PV capacity at the park ...
/ / 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
HPPC Asked to Study Commercial Viability of its Solar Project with Battery Storage

A Snapshot of India’s Giga Solar Tenders from 2018

India saw a significant increase in new large-scale solar PV tenders announced with over 22 GW of mega solar tenders announced in the year 2018. According to Mercom’s India Solar ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
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