Power Minister Outlines Steps to Improve Financial Health of DISCOMs

Power Minister Outlines Steps to Improve Financial Health of DISCOMs

In a written reply in Rajya Sabha, Union Power Minister RK Singh outlined the various steps taken by the government to help improve the financial health of the distribution companies ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
DISCOM Ordered to Refund Wheeling Charges for a Waste-to-Energy Project in Delhi

DISCOM Ordered to Refund Wheeling Charges for a Waste-to-Energy Project in Delhi

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC), in a recent order, has directed the distribution company BSES Rajdhani Power (BRPL) to meet the demand put forward by Timarpur-Okhla Waste Management company ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
India-China Border Tension Begins Affecting Domestic Solar Projects Adversely

India-China Border Tension Begins Affecting Domestic Solar Projects Adversely

The latest border dispute between India and China is starting to affect the Indian solar industry directly. The disruption in releasing the consignments at the ports has started to hurt ...
Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from March 2020

Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from March 2020

With the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus across the world, the global economy and life, in general, have been severely affected.  The pandemic has disrupted all segments of the Indian ...
Letter of Credit Has not Been Effective as Payment Security for Solar Developers

Letter of Credit Has not Been Effective as Payment Security for Solar Developers

To tackle the risks related to delays in payments to independent power producers, the Ministry of Power (MoP) recently mandated state-owned distribution companies (DISCOMs) to issue a letter of credit ...
Andhra High Court Stays Center’s Order, Gives Relief to DISCOMs Over Letters of Credit (1)

Andhra High Court Stays Center’s Order, Gives Relief to DISCOMs Over Letters of Credit

The Andhra Pradesh High Court has issued a stay order on the central government’s proceedings against electricity distribution companies (DISCOMs) in Andhra Pradesh for not providing letters of credit to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Andhra Allocates ₹5.57 Billion Towards Payment Security Mechanism for Power Purchase

Andhra Allocates ₹5.57 Billion Towards Payment Security Mechanism for Power Purchase

The state government of Andhra Pradesh has set aside a sum of ₹5.57 billion (~$79 million) towards payment security mechanism as notified by the government recently. The amount will be ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
DISCOMs Feel the Heat_ No Letter of Credit, No Advance Payment, No Power

DISCOMs Feel the Heat: No Letter of Credit, No Advance Payment, No Power

The Ministry of Power has issued procedural guidelines for the scheduling of power to distribution companies in case of non-maintenance of the line of credit under the payment security mechanism. Recently, Minister ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
AP to DISCOMs_ Wind Generators Should Receive Rebates with 25% Late Payment Surcharge

AP to DISCOMs: Wind Generators Should Receive Rebates with 25% Late Payment Surcharge

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has issued an order stating that wind power generating companies should get a rebate under respective Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) along with 25 ...
/ / Other, Wind