Maharashtra Sets Generic Tariff of ₹2.90/kWh for Rooftop Solar Projects

Maharashtra Sets Generic Tariff of ₹2.90/kWh for Rooftop Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has set ₹2.90 (~$0.039)/kWh as the generic tariff for surplus power procured at the end of the financial year from rooftop solar projects for ...
Maharashtra Regulator Denies Solar Developer's Plea to Return Bank Guarantee

Maharashtra Regulator Denies Solar Developer’s Plea to Return Bank Guarantee

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has dismissed ACME Solar's plea for the return of performance bank guarantee (PBG). It said that the power purchase agreement (PPA) specifies conditions for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Regulator Rules in Favor of Solar Project Developer for Delay in Signing PPA

Regulator Rules in Favor of Solar Project Developer for Delay in Signing PPA

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) not to encash Avaada Energy's bank guarantee for a delay in signing the power ...
SECI Asked to Compensate Maharashtra DISCOM for Delay in Commissioning Solar Projects

SECI Asked to Compensate Maharashtra DISCOM for Delay in Commissioning Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has asked the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to compensate the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the short supply of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Allows Purchase of Power from Bagasse-Based Projects Through MoU Route

Maharashtra Allows Purchase of Power from Bagasse-Based Projects Through MoU Route

In a recent order, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) allowed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to enter into a power purchase agreement (PPA) under the memorandum ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Solar Developers, DISCOM Spar Over CUF to be Considered for Safeguard Duty Reimbursement

Solar Developers, DISCOM Spar Over CUF to be Considered for Safeguard Duty Reimbursement

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has said that if the generators revised the capacity utilization factor (CUF) as per the provisions of the power purchase agreement (PPA), then the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
DISCOMs Must Pay Existing Renewable Developers On Time to Attract New Competitive Bids

DISCOMs Must Pay Existing Renewable Developers On Time to Attract New Competitive Bids

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) recently heard the petition of the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to relax penalty for unmet renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Maharashtra_ Wind Generator Moves to APTEL As DISCOM Flouts Commission's Order

Maharashtra: Wind Generator Moves to APTEL As DISCOM Flouts Commission’s Order

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has asked a wind generator to await the decision of the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) after the state distribution company did not comply with ...
/ / Other, Wind
Maharashtra Pushes For Open Tenders for its Solar Program

Maharashtra Pushes For Open Tenders for its Solar Program

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to file a modified request for selection (RfS) for floating open tenders under the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MERC Refuses Transfer of Execution Right in a 225 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Project

MERC Refuses Transfer of Execution Right in a 225 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) dismissed Tata Power Company-Distribution's (TPC-D) request to change the name of the execution entity from Tata Power Green Energy Limited (TPGEL) to Tata Power ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Maharashtra Sets Tariffs to Procure Wind Energy from Projects with Expired EPAs

Maharashtra Sets Tariffs to Procure Wind Energy from Projects with Expired EPAs

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the energy purchase agreement (EPA) for wind projects with expired EPAs. The agreements were signed between Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited ...
/ / Wind
Maharashtra Regulator Relaxes RPO Target for Captive Power Projects

Maharashtra Regulator Relaxes RPO Target for Captive Power Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ruled in favor of the Captive Power Producers Association seeking relief under the Commission's renewable purchase obligation (RPO) regulations for projects commissioned before ...
Telangana: No Additional Surcharge for Availing Open Access from Captive Power Projects

Telangana: No Additional Surcharge for Availing Open Access from Captive Power Projects

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) directed the distribution companies to submit their filings for the determination of additional surcharge levied on open access power consumers. The surcharge helps ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
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
Wind Project in Maharashtra Gets Extension for Disruptions Due to COVID Lockdown

Wind Project in Maharashtra Gets Extension for Disruptions Due to COVID Lockdown

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) extended the commissioning date of the 76.5 MW wind project being developed by Clean Wind Power (Bhavnagar) Private Limited on the grounds of force ...
/ / Wind
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 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
Power From Fossil Fuel-Based Co-Generation Projects Not Considered for RPO Compliance

Power from Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Projects Not Considered for RPO Compliance

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) said that any power purchased from fossil fuel cogeneration projects would not be counted for renewable purchase obligation (RPO) compliance. However, the regulatory ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
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
Wind Developer Moves Appellate Tribunal Against MEDA’s Registration Denial

Wind Developer Moves Appellate Tribunal Against MEDA’s Registration Denial

The Appellate Tribunal of Electricity (APTEL) has allowed Orange Maha Wind Energy Private Limited to withdraw its appeal regarding a 2 MW wind project. The Tribunal has asked the developer ...
/ / 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 ...
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 ...