96,376 Solar Pumps for Farmers Have Been Approved in 2 Years

96,376 Solar Pumps for Farmers Have Been Approved in 2 Years

The Government of India has a target of adding over 10,000 MW of solar capacity to solarize the agriculture sector. Solar power is one of the most versatile forms of ...
Maharashtra DISCOM to Amend EPAs for Purchase of 500 MW of Wind Power

Maharashtra DISCOM to Amend EPAs for Purchase of 500 MW of Wind Power

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has received the approval it sought from the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) for deviations in the standard bidding document for the ...
/ / Other, Wind
Azure’s Petition before MERC Seeking Declaration of GST as Change in Law Dismissed

Azure’s Petition before MERC Seeking Declaration of GST as Change in Law Dismissed

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has dismissed a plea requesting that the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) be treated as a ‘Change in Law’ event. The petition, filed ...
Maharashtra to Renegotiate Tariffs for 1,170 MW of Auctioned Solar Projects

Maharashtra to Renegotiate Tariffs for 1,170 MW of Auctioned Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ordered Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to renegotiate tariffs with solar developers for projects allocated to them. In this case, MSEDCL ...
Maharashtra to Procure 500 MW of Wind Power at a Ceiling Tariff of ₹2.52_kWh

Maharashtra to Procure 500 MW of Wind Power at a Ceiling Tariff of ₹2.52/kWh

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has invited potential bidders for the procurement of 500 MW of wind power on a long-term basis for eight years. The RfS ...
/ / Other, Wind
Solar and Wind Energy Policy Roundup from May 2019

Solar and Wind Energy Policy Roundup from May 2019

Some of the notable policy highlights in May were regarding provisions related to the generic tariff, net-metering, deviation settlement, and clarification on wheeling charges. This update highlights the key policy ...
Maharashtra Tenders 1 GW of Solar with a Ceiling Tariff of ₹2.80/kWh

Maharashtra Tenders 1 GW of Solar with a Ceiling Tariff of ₹2.80/kWh

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL), has issued a request for selection (RfS), calling for the purchase of power on a long-term basis from 1,000 MW of grid-connected ...
Farmers in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha Region to Soon Get Solar Pumps

Farmers in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha Region to Soon Get Solar Pumps

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has initiated the supply of solar pumps to farmers in the state’s Vidarbha region under the Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Pump Yojana (MSKY) ...
Maharashtra Commission Approves Signing of Long Term PPAs for 1,000 MW of Solar Projects

Maharashtra Commission Approves Signing of Long Term PPAs for 1,000 MW of Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has in an order dated May 27, 2019, approved the signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) ...
Maharashtra Commission Asks MSEDCL to Invite Bids for Bagasse Projects with Expired EPAs

Maharashtra Commission Asks MSEDCL to Invite Bids for Bagasse Projects with Expired EPAs

Recently, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited  (MSEDCL) had filed a petition before the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) for the approval of procurement of bagasse-based co-generation power for ...
Maharashtra Allows a 23 MW Co-Generation Captive Project to Fulfil its RPO by March 2020

Maharashtra Allows a 23 MW Co-Generation Captive Project to Fulfil its RPO by March 2020

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed Century Rayon to comply with its cumulative renewable purchase obligation (RPO) by March 2020, by which the commission would complete its verification ...
Co-Generation Projects in Maharashtra Can Fulfil Their RPO by March 2020

Co-Generation Projects in Maharashtra Can Fulfil Their RPO by March 2020

Fossil fuel-based co-generation projects in Maharashtra have got time up until March 2020 to fulfill their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets. The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) provided this relief ...
SECI’s 1,200 MW Wind Tender Receives Bids Totaling 2,190 MW

Maharashtra Commission Warns MSEDCL for Non-Payment to Wind Developers

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has pulled up state’s DISCOM (MSEDCL) for the continued delay in meeting payment obligations to independent power producers, including delayed payment charge, and for ...
/ / Other, Wind
Grid Infrastructure in India Needs to Scale Rapidly to Keep up with Solar and Wind Tenders

Relaxing Day-Ahead Scheduling for Co-Located Captive Power Projects Untenable: BERC

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has upheld the provisions of its regulations on the banking of power from fossil fuel and renewable energy-based captive generating projects. The BERC heard ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Maharashtra’s 1 GW Solar Tender Gets Enthusiastic Response, Oversubscribed by 400 MW

ACME Solar to be Compensated for Cost Incurred After Introduction of Safeguard Duty

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order to compensate a solar power developer by accepting that the levy of safeguard duty was a ‘Change in Law.’ The ...
MERC Asks DISCOM to Reduce ₹0.18_kWh from Solar Tariff to Account for Safeguard Duty

Generic Tariff of ₹3.29/kWh Set for Solar Projects in Maharashtra for FY 2019-2020

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has set the generic tariff for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects at ₹3.29 (~$0.047)/kWh for FY 2019-20. This order will apply from April 1, 2019, ...
Tirupati Smart City Invites Tender for 6 MW of Solar Projects

West Bengal DISCOM Issues EoI to Procure 200 MW of Solar Power to Meet its RPO

CESC Limited, a distribution company (DISCOM) in West Bengal has issued a notice inviting expressions of interest (EoI) from interested vendors to procure 200 MW of solar power on a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CEL Looking for EPC Contractors to Develop 10 MW of Solar Project in Maharashtra

Maharashtra Commission Approves a 16 MW Solar Project for Farmers in Amravati

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the proposed 16 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project at Gavankund in Amaravati district. This is a pilot project for evacuation at 33 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Extends Bid Submission Deadline for its 2 GW Solar Tender

Azure Likely to Get Compensated for Increase in Solar Project Cost Due to Levy of Safeguard Duty

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has provided relief to Azure Power in two cases in which it had requested the commission to consider the levy of safeguard duty as Change ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat High Court Gives Go-Ahead to GUVNL’s 500 MW Wind Auction

Maharashtra Rules in Favor of Unilateral Reduction of Open Access Contract Demand

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rejected a petition filed by Arvind Cotsyn Private Limited regarding the unilateral reduction of open access contract demand (CD) and non-compliance of MERC ...
/ / Other, Wind
ADB and ASEAN Announce $1 Billion Green Finance Facility

Reduce ₹0.18/kWh from Solar Tariff in Case of Non-Payment of Safeguard Duty: MERC

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has reiterated its decision that the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd (MSEDCL) should reduce ₹0.18 (0.0025/kWh) from the discovered tariff if the bidders ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Amends RfS Guidelines for 2 GW ISTS-Connected Wind Tranche-IV Tender

MSEDCL to Buy Wind Power from Projects with Expired Agreements Through Reverse Auction

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has asked the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to procure wind energy from projects whose energy purchase agreements (EPAs) have expired, to fulfill ...
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Adani Electricity Mumbai has Time Until March 2020 to Comply with RPO

Adani Electricity Mumbai Has Time Until March 2020 to Comply with RPO

Government agencies in India are taking renewable purchase obligation (RPO) compliance cases seriously, and entities are being brought to task by state electricity regulatory commissions after the creation of RPO ...
Maharashtra Asks Entities Including BEST and Indian Railways to Comply with Their Solar RPO

Maharashtra Asks Entities Including BEST and Indian Railways to Comply with Their Solar RPO

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ordered five entities to comply with their solar and non-solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) requirement for Financial Year (FY) 2017-18 in FY 2018-19. The ...
SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 900 MW

No Additional Surcharge for Captive Power Projects, Rules APTEL in Maharashtra

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has ruled that no additional surcharge can be levied on captive users, a ruling that sets aside another order passed by Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar