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 ...
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 ...
Rooftop Solar Developers Approach APTEL Against Karnataka’s Net Metering Order

Rooftop Solar Developers Approach APTEL Against Karnataka’s Net Metering Order

Four leading solar developers in the state have petitioned the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) against the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (KERC) order, which was issued in December 2019. The ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Nine Open Access Wind Generators Given Deadline Extension to Install Energy Meters

Nine Open Access Wind Generators Given Deadline Extension to Install Energy Meters

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has granted an additional period of three months to nine wind developers to complete the installation of special energy meters (SEMs) at the individual ...
/ / Wind
Jharkhand Issues New Regulations for Renewable Purchase Obligation

Jharkhand Issues New Regulations for Renewable Purchase Obligation

The Jharkhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) has come up with regulations for Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) for obligated entities within the state. The earlier regulations are set to expire in ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Maharashtra DISCOM Asked to Extend Commissioning Timeline for 100 MW of Wind Projects

Maharashtra DISCOM Asked to Extend Commissioning Timeline for 100 MW of Wind Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has asked the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to extend the financial closure and scheduled commissioning dates for a wind power project ...
/ / Wind
APTEL Asks MERC to Release Azure Power’s Bank Guarantee for 150 MW of Solar Projects

APTEL Asks MERC to Release Azure Power’s Bank Guarantee for 150 MW of Solar Projects

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has asked the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) to release the bank guarantee from Azure Power’s 150 MW solar project within two weeks. Considering ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MERC Extends Commissioning Timeline for a Wind Project After Land Acquisition Delay

MERC Extends Commissioning Timeline for a Wind Project After Land Acquisition Delay

The Maharashtra Electricity Commission (MERC) has asked the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to extend the financial closure and scheduled commissioning dates of a wind project. The project ...
/ / Other, Wind
Maharashtra Adopts Tariff of ₹3.05_kWh for 184 MW of Solar Projects

Maharashtra Adopts Tariff of ₹3.05/kWh for 184 MW of Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has allowed Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MSPGCL) and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to procure power from 184 MW of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MSEDCL Gets Tariff Approval from the Commission to Procure of 500 MW of Solar Power

MSEDCL Gets Tariff Approval from the Commission to Procure 500 MW of Solar Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the tariff discovered by MSEDCL through the competitive bidding process and has allowed the procurement of 500 MW of solar power on ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MERC Permits Adani to Renegotiate Tariff for 700 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Power

MERC Permits Adani to Renegotiate Tariff for 700 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulator Commission (MERC) has allowed Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited (AEML) to renegotiate a lower tariff for 700 MW of grid-connected solar-wind hybrid power. The Mumbai-based private power ...
CERC Denies Solar Developer’s Claim for Carrying Costs and O&M Expenses After GST Law

CERC Denies Solar Developer’s Claim for Carrying Costs and O&M Expenses After GST Law

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved Parampujya Solar’s plea that the introduction of GST laws with effect from July 1, 2017, should be covered under the ‘Change in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
A Round Up of Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables for December

A Round Up of Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables for December

December witnessed some key policy announcements, both at the central and the state level, aimed at removing the bottlenecks and facilitating the growth of the renewable sector, especially solar. Here ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
After Huge Uproar, Maharashtra Issues New Net Metering Regulations for Rooftop Solar

After Huge Uproar, Maharashtra Issues New Net Metering Regulations for Rooftop Solar

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued new regulations for net metering in the state. These regulations will come into force from the date of their publication in the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Maharashtra Approves Tariff of ₹2.99_kWh for 50 MW of Solar Projects

Maharashtra Approves Tariff of ₹2.99/kWh for 50 MW of Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has allowed the Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MSPGCL) and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to procure solar power at rates ...
Maharashtra’s 1,350 MW Solar Auction Receives Poor Response and a Single Bid of 5 MW

Maharashtra’s 1,350 MW Solar Auction Receives Poor Response and a Single Bid of 5 MW

MSEDCL had floated 30 district wise tenders on August 31, 2019, to procure 1,350 MW of solar power in 30 circles with project sizes ranging from 25 MW to 50 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar RPO Target of 13.5% by 2024-25 Stiff and Unachievable, Says Maharashtra DISCOM

Solar RPO Target of 13.5% by 2024-25 Stiff and Unachievable, Says Maharashtra DISCOM

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Corporation Limited (MSEDCL) has suggested revisions to the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (MERC) draft regulations on renewable purchase obligations (RPO). As reported previously by Mercom, ...
Qatar Investment Authority to Acquire 25% Stake in Adani Electricity Mumbai

Qatar Investment Authority to Acquire 25% Stake in Adani Electricity Mumbai

In an important development, the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has signed an agreement to invest ₹32 billion (~$450 million) for a 25.1% stake in Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited (AEML). As ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
MSEDCL Asked to Invite Fresh Bids for Bagasse Projects with Expired EPAs in 2020

MSEDCL Asked to Invite Fresh Bids for Bagasse Projects with Expired EPAs in 2020

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) issued an order directing the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to purchase power from a 50 MW of bagasse-based co-generation projects at ...
Tata Power Distribution to Procure 150 MW of Solar Power at a Tariff of ₹2.83_kWh

Tata Power Distribution to Procure 150 MW of Solar Power at a Tariff of ₹2.83/kWh

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has given its approval to Tata Power Company Limited-Distribution (TPC-D) to procure 150 MW of power on a long-term basis from solar projects at ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra DISCOM to Pay ₹7 Million as Delayed Payments to Three Wind Generators

Maharashtra DISCOM to Pay ₹7 Million as Delayed Payments to Three Wind Generators

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSECDL) to clear its outstanding dues with three wind developers in the state, including interest ...
/ / Wind
Maharashtra Commission Approves a Tariff of ₹2.52_kWh to Procure 500 MW of Wind Power

Maharashtra Commission Approves a Tariff of ₹2.52/kWh to Procure 7 MW of Wind Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued an order approving the procurement of 7 MW of wind power at a tariff that was requested by the Maharashtra State Electricity ...
/ / Wind
Maharashtra’s Solar Developers Apprehensive About Net Metering Rollback

Maharashtra’s Solar Developers Apprehensive About Net Metering Rollback

Solar installers in the state are vehemently opposed to the recently released Maharashtra Electricity Regulation Commission’s (MERC) draft regulation that said the state could go back to gross metering, rolling ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Renewable Arm of Tata Power Receives the LoA to Develop a 150 MW Solar Project

Renewable Arm of Tata Power Receives the LoA to Develop a 150 MW Solar Project

Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. (TPREL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has received the Letter of Award from Tata Power-Distribution to develop a 150 MW solar project in the ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale