Maharashtra’s Solar Association Alleges Mismanagement of Solar Subsidies by DISCOM

Maharashtra’s Solar Association Alleges Mismanagement of Solar Subsidies by DISCOM

The Maharashtra Solar Manufacturers Association (MASMA) has expressed its displeasure with the way Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has been handling the state’s solar sector. The association has ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Regulator on Additional Open Access Power Over Contracted Demand

Maharashtra Regulator on Additional Open Access Power Over Contracted Demand

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rejected a wind power developer’s petition contesting the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited’s (MSEDCL) decision to reject open access to its customers ...
/ / Wind
Qualified Coordinating Agencies Required for 5 MW Solar and 15 MW Wind Farms

Qualified Coordinating Agencies Required for 5 MW Solar and 15 MW Wind Farms

MOIL Limited, a state-owned manganese-ore mining company, headquartered in Nagpur, has floated a tender seeking the services of qualified coordinating agencies (QCAs) for its solar and wind power farms. The ...
Maharashtra DISCOM and SECI Spar Over Solar Agreement, Dispute on Jurisdiction

Maharashtra DISCOM and SECI Spar Over Solar Agreement, Dispute on Jurisdiction

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) asserted that it was the appropriate commission to adjudicate a dispute between the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and the Maharashtra State Electricity ...
Maharashtra to Procure 200 MW of Power from Wind Projects with Expired EPAs

Maharashtra to Procure 200 MW of Power from Wind Projects with Expired EPAs

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd. (MSEDCL) issued a Request for Selection to procure 200 MW of wind energy from intra-state wind power projects with expired or soon-to-be expired ...
/ / Wind
Maharashtra Issues Empanelment Tender for 25 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

Maharashtra Issues Empanelment Tender for 25 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has invited bids for empaneling agencies to install 25 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems in the state. The contract will also ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bids Invited for Annual Supply of 5,000 Solar Lanterns and Study Lamps in Maharashtra

Bids Invited for Annual Supply of 5,000 Solar Lanterns and Study Lamps in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to empanel suppliers for about 5,000 LED-based solar lanterns and study lamps per year in the state ...
MERC Examines if Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Projects Can be Exempt from RPO

MERC Examines if Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Projects Can be Exempt from RPO

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) dismissed JSW Steel Limited’s plea seeking exemption from the requirement to meet its renewable purchase (RPO) targets to the extent of its consumption from ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Maharashtra Commission Clarifies RPO for Energy Procured from Cogeneration Projects

Maharashtra Commission Clarifies RPO for Energy Procured from Cogeneration Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) to comply with its renewable purchase obligation (RPO) target of 9% as per state regulations ...
Maharashtra Regulator Takes a Lenient Stand on MSEDCL’s Wind Dues Considering COVID-19

Maharashtra Regulator Takes a Lenient Stand on MSEDCL’s Wind Dues Considering COVID-19

In a recent order, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) reiterated its decision to reject a wind generator’s claim for dues in the absence of a valid energy purchase agreement ...
/ / Other, Wind
Maharashtra Commission Asks DISCOM to Clear Dues of Wind Power Generators

Maharashtra Commission Asks DISCOM to Clear Dues of Wind Power Generators

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to reconcile differences in its outstanding dues with wind generators in the state and ...
/ / Wind
Maharashtra Commission Denies Renewable Developers Grace Period for Regulatory Delays

Maharashtra Commission Denies Renewable Developers Grace Period for Regulatory Delays

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ruled against 28 renewable energy developers in a common order regarding the Maharashtra State Load Despatch Centre’s (MSLDC) non-compliance of the MERC’s directives ...
Tata Power Asked to Pay Dues Against Renewable Deviation Settlement Mechanism

QCAs in Maharashtra Receive Bills Against Renewable Deviation Settlement Mechanism

The Maharashtra State Load Despatch Center (MSLDC) has written to qualified coordinating agencies (QCAs) in the state asking them to pay their bills for renewable energy deviation settlement mechanism (RE-DSM) ...
Solar Developers to Be Compensated for Per Unit Impact of Safeguard Duty Imposition

Solar Developers to be Compensated for Per Unit Impact of Safeguard Duty Imposition

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) approved two solar developers’ claims for compensation on account of safeguard duty imposition. The developers sought relief under the ‘Change in Law’ provision for ...
Maharashtra Asks Staff to Speed Up Rooftop Solar Application Processing

Maharashtra DISCOM Asks Staff to Speed Up Rooftop Solar Application Processing

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has asked all superintending engineers in its operations and maintenance circles to adhere to the prescribed time limits for approving rooftop installation applications ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Tata Power Green Receives Letter of Award fora 225 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Project

Tata Power Green Receives Letter of Award for a 225 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Project

Tata Power announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tata Power Green Energy Limited (TPGEL), received a letter of award (LoA) to develop a 225 MW hybrid renewable power project. The LoA ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Commissioning Date Extended for a 76 MW Wind Project in Maharashtra Over Force Majeure

Commissioning Date Extended for a 76 MW Wind Project in Maharashtra Over Force Majeure

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has extended the scheduled commercial operation date (SCOD) of a 76 MW wind project in Kavldhara, Osmanabad. The project, developed by Renew Vayu Urja ...
/ / Wind
Valid Energy Purchase Agreement Crucial to Grid Safety_ Maharashtra Commission

Valid Energy Purchase Agreement Crucial to Grid Safety: Maharashtra Commission

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has dismissed a petition by a wind developer seeking the reconnection of disconnected wind projects and relief for power supplied without a valid energy ...
/ / Wind
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 ...