Solar Projects Need Not be Commissioned at the Time of Filing Open Access Application

Solar Projects Need Not be Commissioned at the Time of Filing Open Access Application

In an important verdict, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) directed Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to grant short-term open access to Mahindra CIE Automotive Limited. The Commission ...
BSNL Tenders Rooftop Solar Systems on its Buildings in Maharashtra

BSNL Tenders Rooftop Solar Systems on its Buildings in Maharashtra

The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for implementing grid-connected rooftop solar projects at its buildings in different parts of Maharashtra under the RESCO ...
Energy Injection Without Valid EPA Will Not Be Compensated, Reiterates MERC

Energy Injection Without Valid EPA Will Not Be Compensated, Reiterates MERC

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued an order declaring that the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) is not obliged to sign an energy purchase agreement (EPA) ...
/ / Wind
Tata Power Set to Develop 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

Tata Power Set to Develop 100 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

Tata Power announced that its subsidiary, Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), has received a letter of award (LoA) to develop 100 MW of solar projects in Maharashtra. The projects ...
Installers Rally for Net Metering in Andhra’s Rooftop Solar Policy

Installers Rally for Net Metering in Andhra’s Rooftop Solar Policy

Andhra Pradesh’s solar development has not had a smooth run since the past year. In a recent development, renewable developers and stakeholders in the state are now up in arms ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
ReNew Power to be Compensated for Impact of Safeguard Duty on its 250 MW Solar Project

ReNew Power to be Compensated for Impact of Safeguard Duty on its 250 MW Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ruled that ReNew Solar Power Private Limited is eligible for claiming compensation for the additional expenses incurred due to the imposition of safeguard ...
Developer Allowed to Invoke Force Majeure for Delayed Solar Project Due to COVID-19

Developer Allowed to Invoke Force Majeure for Delayed Solar Project Due to COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has exempted ACME Heergarh Powertech Private Limited from its contractual obligations under force majeure provision of its power purchase agreement ...
ACME Solar to be Reimbursed for Bonds Furnished Against Safeguard Duty Cost

ACME Solar to be Reimbursed for Bonds Furnished Against Safeguard Duty Cost

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) issued an order declaring that ACME Chittorgarh Solar Energy Private Limited (ACSEPL) was eligible for claiming compensation for additional expenses incurred due to the ...
Maharashtra Energy Development Agency Invites Bids for 4 MW of Solar Projects

Maharashtra Energy Development Agency Invites Bids for 4 MW of Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) has invited bids for over 4 MW of solar projects. These solar projects will be developed at the following locations: 1.4 MW solar project ...
Maharashtra Approves Amended Energy Purchase Agreement for Two Wind Projects

Maharashtra Approves Amended Energy Purchase Agreement for Two Wind Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the extension of an amended energy purchase agreement (EPA) between Tata Power Company Limited- Distribution (TPC-D) and its wind energy business Tata ...
/ / Wind
746 MW of Solar, 3.4 GW of Wind Installations in the Way of Cyclone Nisarga in Maharashtra

746 MW of Solar, 3.4 GW of Wind Installations in the Way of Cyclone Nisarga in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Corporation Limited (MAHATRANSCO) has issued an advisory for power generators and distribution licensees in the state because of the cyclone Nisarga, which is bound to ...
/ / Grid, Other
MERC Approves Tariff of ₹3.11_kWh for 100 MW of Solar Under Agricultural Feeder Program

MERC Approves Tariff of ₹3.11/kWh for 100 MW of Solar Under Agricultural Feeder Program

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the tariff of ₹3.11 (~$0.04)/kWh for 100 MW of solar power on a long-term basis for 25 years. The project is being ...
MERC Approves Tariff for 283 MW of Solar Projects Under Agricultural Feeder Program

MERC Approves Tariff for 283 MW of Solar Projects Under Agricultural Feeder Program

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved tariff ranging between ₹3.28 (~$0.0436)/kWh to ₹3.30 (~$0.0439)/kWh for the procurement of power from 283 MW of solar projects by the Maharashtra ...
Maharashtra Approves Tariff of ₹2.90_kWh To Procure 350MW of Solar from Tata and Avaada

Maharashtra Approves Tariff of ₹2.90/kWh to Procure 350 MW of Solar from Tata and Avaada

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved a tariff of  ₹2.90 (~$0.04)/kWh for the long-term procurement of 350 MW of solar power by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited ...
NTPC Invites Bids for 33.6 MW of Modules for Maharashtra’s Solapur Solar Project

NTPC Invites Bids for 33.6 MW of Modules for Maharashtra’s Solapur Solar Project

NTPC Limited has invited bids for 33.6 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules for a solar project in Solapur, Maharashtra. The scope of work includes the manufacturing, supply, packing, forwarding, ...
ADB Grants ₹346 Million Loan towards Rural Electrification in Maharashtra

ADB Grants ₹346 Million Loan towards Rural Electrification in Maharashtra

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it had approved a $346 million (~₹26.92 billion) loan to India to help provide efficient and reliable power to rural agriculture customers in ...
Maharashtra Seeks Bids to Study Fuel Price for Biomass, Bagasse-based Power Projects

Maharashtra Seeks Bids to Study Fuel Price for Biomass, Bagasse-based Power Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) to study and evaluate the price of fuel for biomass and bagasse-based power projects in Maharashtra. The ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Investment Firm KKR to Acquire 317 MW of Solar Assets from Shapoorji Pallonji

Investment Firm KKR to Acquire 317 MW of Solar Assets from Shapoorji Pallonji

Shapoorji Pallonji Infrastructure Capital (SP Infra), a part of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group and KKR, a global investment firm, have signed an agreement under which the SP Infra will sell ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
NTPC Floats Tender to Install a Solar Power Project at Solapur in Maharashtra

NTPC Floats Tender to Install a Solar Power Project at Solapur in Maharashtra

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has invited bids for the installation and commissioning package of a solar PV project at Solapur in Maharashtra. The scope of work includes ...
NTPC Floats Tender for SCADA and Weather Monitoring System for Solapur Solar Project

NTPC Floats Tender for SCADA and Weather Monitoring System for Solapur Solar Project

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has invited bids from eligible bidders for the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and weather monitoring system (WMS) package for Solapur solar ...
Maharashtra Open Access Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹1.31_kWh for FY 2021

Maharashtra Open Access Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹1.31/kWh for FY 2021

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has announced various charges payable by open access consumers for the financial year 2020-21 to 2024-25. Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Maharashtra Will No Longer Set Generic Tariffs for Renewables

Maharashtra Will No Longer Set Generic Tariffs for Renewables

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), going forward, will determine tariffs for wind, solar, non-fossil fuels-based co-generation, biomass-based, and hybrid renewable power projects only through a transparent process of competitive ...
Maharashtra Not to Levy Grid Support Charges on Rooftop Solar

Maharashtra Not to Levy Grid Support Charges on Rooftop Solar

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the revised retail electricity tariffs for the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the fourth control period from FY 2020-21 ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
NTPC Tenders Inverter Transformer Package for a Solar Project in Maharashtra

NTPC Tenders Inverter Transformer Package for a Solar Project in Maharashtra

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) has invited bids for an inverter transformer package for the Solapur solar PV project in Maharashtra. The scope of work includes the design, ...
/ / Grid, T&D
With Only Two Bidders, Maharashtra’s 500 MW Solar Tender Undersubscribed by 150 MW

With Only Two Bidders, Maharashtra’s 500 MW Solar Tender Undersubscribed by 150 MW

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited’s (MSEDCL) recent tender for the long-term procurement of power from 500 MW of intra-state grid-connected solar power projects (Phase – V) has been ...