CEA Asks States to Use 5-10% Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in Thermal Plants

Maharashtra’s MSEDCL to Procure 50 MW of Biomass Power Through Reverse Auction

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved a petition filed by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the long-term procurement of 50 MW of biomass power ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Power Sale Agreements for 302 MW of Solar Projects Approved in Maharashtra

Power Sale Agreements for 302 MW of Solar Projects Approved in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved power sale agreements (PSAs) for grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 302 MW under the Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Yojana. MERC was reviewing ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MERC Approves PPAs for Solar Projects Totaling 235 MW in Maharashtra

MERC Approves PPAs for Solar Projects Totaling 235 MW in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved power purchase agreements (PPAs) for grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 235 MW. MERC reviewed a petition filed by Maharashtra State Electricity ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Gujarat Floats Tender for 700 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects

Maharashtra’s Renewable Energy Policy 2008 Does Not Include Solar: MERC

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed Adani Electricity Mumbai Ltd (AEML) not to pay any benefits to open access solar projects aggregating 6 MW. These projects were developed under the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Key Government Policy Announcements for India’s Renewable Sector in October 2018

Key Government Policy Announcements for India’s Renewable Sector in October 2018

The month of October witnessed a series of orders in the renewable energy sectors, especially from the different State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERC). One of the important orders came from ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Electricity Commission Dismisses Bagasse-Based Developer’s Petition

Maharashtra Electricity Commission Dismisses Bagasse-Based Developer’s Petition

The, Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has dismissed a petition filed by Olam Agro India Pvt. Ltd. (OAIPL) to directing MSETCL to comply with MERC’s previous impugned order. The commission ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Hydro Power Developer Wins Case against Maharashtra Transmission Company

Hydro Power Developer Wins Case against Maharashtra Transmission Company

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has passed an order directing the Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd. (MSETCL) to pay a total sum of ₹5.5 million (~ $0.075 million) to a ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Small Hydro Project Developer in Maharashtra Gets Relief from DISCOM's Non-Compliance

Small Hydro Project Developer in Maharashtra Gets Relief from DISCOM’s Non-Compliance

In its latest ruling, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has provided relief to Mohite Industries, a small hydro project developer of a 10 MW Radhanagari small hydro power project ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Maharashtra Approves 200 MW of Bagasse-Based Projects

Maharashtra Approves 200 MW of Bagasse-Based Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited’s (MSEDCL) proposal to procure long-term bagasse-based cogeneration power through competitive bidding. This paves the way for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Wind Generators in Maharashtra to Receive Pending Dues in Two Weeks

Wind Generators in Maharashtra to Receive Pending Dues in Two Weeks

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to pay dues to wind power generators Shah Lulla Estate Developers (SLED) and BLP Wind Project ...
/ / Other, Wind
MSEDCL Directed to Pay ₹41.0464 Billion in Dues to Wind Power Generators

MSEDCL Directed to Pay ₹41 Billion in Dues to Wind Power Generators

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to pay ₹41.0464 billion (~$0.56 billion) in dues to wind power generators in Maharashtra. MERC was ...
/ / Other, Wind
Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.10kWh Set for Maharashtra’s Solar Agricultural Feeder Program

Tariff Ceiling of ₹3.10/kWh Set for Maharashtra’s Solar Agricultural Feeder Program

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the initiation of a district (circle) wise competitive bidding process for the procurement of solar power under Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MAHAGENCO Tenders 750 MW of Solar Projects for Agricultural Feeders

MERC Directs Reduction in Tariff for Solar Agricultural Feeder Program in Maharashtra

Expressing its disagreement with the solar tariff of ₹3.15 (~$0.043), the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MAHAGENCO/MSPGCL) to reduce the price after taking ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Key Government Policy Announcements for India’s Renewable Sector in September 2018

Key Government Policy Announcements for India’s Renewable Sector in September 2018

Here is a roundup of key policy announcements made by central government and state agencies in the renewable energy sector in the month of September 2018. Central Agencies The Central ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MAHAGENCO Gets Electricity Trading License from MERC

MAHAGENCO Gets Electricity Trading License from MERC

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has awarded electricity trading license to Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MAHAGENCO). With this grant of license, MAHAGENCO can now participate in the ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
MERC Rejects MSEDCL’s Proposal to Levy Surcharge on Rooftop Solar

MERC Rejects MSEDCL’s Proposal to Levy Surcharge on Rooftop Solar

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rejected the proposal made by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to approve the levy of additional surcharge (wheeling charges) for rooftop ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
MERC Sets Open Access Charges for Maharashtra

MERC Sets Open Access Charges for Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has announced open access charges for consumers in the state. These charges are applicable from September 1, 2018. MERC fixed the open access charges in ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Karnataka Exempts Rooftop Solar Projects below 1 MW from CEIG Clearance

Key Government Policy Announcements for India’s Renewable Sector in August 2018

August 2018 witnessed some important policy announcements in the renewable energy sector, especially solar. The sudden imposition of 25 percent safeguard duty on solar imports and then the deference of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Sets ₹2.72/kWh as Generic Tariff for Solar and ₹2.87/kWh for Wind

Maharashtra Sets ₹2.72/kWh as Generic Tariff for Solar and ₹2.87/kWh for Wind

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has fixed ₹2.72 (~$0.03893)/kWh as the generic tariff for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects for FY 2018-19. It has also fixed ₹2.87 (~$0.04108)/kWh as the generic ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Takes a Tough Stance on Solar and Non-Solar RPO Enforcement

Maharashtra Takes a Tough Stance on Solar and Non-Solar RPO Enforcement

Recently, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) reviewed compliance of Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) targets by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd. (MSEDCL) for FY 2016-17. MERC noted that MSEDCL ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Issues Final Deviation Settlement Regulations for Solar and Wind Power

Maharashtra Issues Final Deviation Settlement Regulations for Solar and Wind Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued final regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement for solar and wind power generation in the state. With this, Maharashtra has ...
Sourcing Power from Multiple Generators for Open Access not Permissible

Sourcing Power from Multiple Generators for Open Access not Permissible

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has dismissed a petition filed by G.I. Energies (GIE) against the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for not signing the energy purchase ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Cancels 2 GW ISTS-Connected Wind Tender, Retenders 1.2 GW

Tariff Ceiling Set at ₹2.52/kWh For Wind Tender in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the tariff proposed by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the short-term procurement of 250 MW of wind power under ...
MERC Clarifies the Terms for Granting Open Access for Solar

MERC Clarifies the Terms for Granting Open Access for Solar

A ruling by the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has clarified that the nodal agency will grant medium-term open access (MTOA) or short-term open access (STOA) in the existing distribution ...
Solar Power Consumers Cannot Use Open Access and Net Metering at the Same Time

Solar Power Consumers Cannot Use Open Access and Net Metering at the Same Time

A ruling by the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has clarified that generators cannot use both Open Access and Net Metering simultaneously. The commission also reiterated that benefits of net-metering ...