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
Bangladesh Signs Agreement with Saudi-Based Alfanar for 100 MW of Solar Power Projects

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 ...
/ / Other, Wind
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 ...
The Effective Rate of GST on Solar Projects is 8.9%, Argues SPDA in Letter to Jaitley

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
Madhya Pradesh Commission Rejects DISCOM’s Petition to Review Old Wind Tariff Order

Maharashtra DISCOM Seeks Dismissal of PPA with Wind Generator over Lack of Funds

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has asked the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to pay the dues Rajlakshmi Minerals for the electricity supplied under their wind energy ...
/ / Other, Wind
Tie Up with At Least Three Manufacturers Before Bidding_ Gujarat Tells Wind Developers

Maharashtra DISCOM Ordered to Pay Dues to Wind Power Generator in Dhule

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to pay the dues to Kamal Encon Industries Limited (formerly KEC Industries Ltd) for the supply ...
/ / Other, Wind
MSEDCL Tenders Solar to meet its RPO

Maharashtra DISCOM Allowed Time Until March 2020 to Comply with Solar RPO for FY 2017-18

In an unusual ruling,  the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ordered Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to comply with its solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) requirement for FY ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Floats Tender for 50,000 Solar Water Pumping Systems

Power Generated by Solar Pumps to Account Towards RPO Fulfilment in Maharashtra

In a recent order, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has stated that the power generated by off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) water pumps will be counted towards meeting the renewable ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Prepares Draft Amendments to Distribution Open Access Regulations

Maharashtra Prepares Draft Amendments to Distribution Open Access Regulations

Following the recently announced draft first amendment to the regulations dealing with transmission of open access in the state by the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), it has done the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Rooftop Startup ZunRoof Raises ₹16.6 Million in Second Round of Angel Funding

MERC Rejects Plea to Allow Open Access Facility and Banking of Power from a Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rejected a petition filed by Shree Cement requesting amendments to Distribution Open Access Regulations, 2016 and allowing the use of open access facility ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Creates an RPO Compliance Cell to Meet India’s Solar and Wind Energy Targets

Maharashtra Exempts Agencies from Scheduling and Forecasting Charges for Solar and Wind

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has exempted renewable energy qualified coordinating agencies (QCAs) for meter reading, data collection, and communication from paying scheduling and forecasting charges. However, the initial ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Lowest Tariffs Drops to ₹1.38/kWh in Madhya Pradesh’s 8.6 MW Rooftop Solar Auction

Maharashtra Commission Allows Grid Connectivity to 1.36 MW Rooftop Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has allowed a 1.36 MW rooftop solar project the required connectivity to the grid. The MERC was responding to a petition filed by Supreme Industries ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Maharashtra Auctions 500 MW of Wind Projects to be Developed Across the State

MSEDCL May Procure Wind Power from Projects with Expired Agreements to Fulfil its RPO

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has filed a petition with the  Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) seeking its approval to procure power from wind projects whose energy purchase ...
/ / Other, Wind
Salem Smart City Invites Bids for Rooftop Solar Projects

Maharashtra to Consult Public on Proposed Amendments to Net-Metering Regulations

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued an order saying that it will initiate a public consultative process to amend the net-metering regulations and frame new ones for dealing ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Roundup from February 2019

Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Roundup from February 2019

February, the shortest month of the year, witnessed some big announcements for the domestic renewable industry, like the imposition of anti-dumping duty on tempered solar glass and EVA sheets. Here ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar