Regulator Rejects Wind Developers' Plea for Interest on Delayed Payment by DISCOM

Regulator Rejects Wind Developers’ Plea for Interest on Delayed Payment by DISCOM

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, has rejected the petition seeking directions against Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for failing to comply with the ...
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Regulator Approves Tariff of ₹7.45kWh for a Waste-to-Energy Project in Maharashtra

Regulator Approves Tariff of ₹7.45/kWh for a Waste-to-Energy Project in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra State Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has set a revised tariff of ₹7.45(~$0.10)/kWh to procure power from the waste-to-energy project based on a municipal solid waste processing unit (750 ...
DISCOM Asked to Refund Electricity Duty Levied on Renewable Energy Open Access Consumer

DISCOM Asked to Refund Electricity Duty Levied on Renewable Energy Open Access Consumer

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) to provide the credit adjustment for wrongful levy of electric duty to open access power ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Regulator Allows Partial Credit Adjustment for an Open Access Wind Power Consumer

Regulator Allows Partial Credit Adjustment for an Open Access Wind Power Consumer

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent ruling, allowing for credit adjustment of units generated from wind projects for September 2017, July 2018, and October 2019 for an ...
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MSEDCL Asked Not to Levy Additional Surcharge for a Captive Open Access Solar Project

MSEDCL Asked Not to Levy Additional Surcharge for a Captive Open Access Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, asked Exide Industries not to pay any additional surcharge for captive power consumption and directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution ...
Maharashtra Allows Twice a Month Revisions in Contract Demand for C&l Customers

Maharashtra Allows Twice a Month Revisions in Contract Demand for C&l Customers

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, allowed for revisions in contract demand up to two occasions for high-tension (HT) commercial and industrial (C&I) consumers and up ...
Solar Developer's Plea for Safeguard Duty Compensation Rejected as Premature

Solar Developer’s Plea for Safeguard Duty Compensation Rejected as Premature

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, dismissed the petition of ACME Heergarh Powertech, seeking compensation to offset the alleged financial impact that imposing safeguard duty led ...
Solar Developer’s Plea for GST Compensation Dismissed by Maharashtra Commission

Solar Developer’s Plea for GST Compensation Dismissed by Maharashtra Commission

Citing an increase in costs as a result of a change in the rate of Goods and Services Tax (GST), Azure Power Thirty Four, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Azure Power, ...
Maharashtra Electricity Regulator Denies Solar Developer’s Plea for GST Compensation

Maharashtra Electricity Regulator Denies Solar Developer’s Plea for GST Compensation

Citing a surge in costs on account of change in the rate of Goods and Services Tax (GST), Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL) had approached the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory ...
BEST to Procure 400 MW of Wind Solar Hybrid Power from SECI

BEST to Procure 400 MW of Wind Solar Hybrid Power from SECI

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking’s (BEST) to procure 400 MW wind-solar hybrid power from Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). In ...
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Tender Issued for 1,300 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra With Tariff Cap of ₹3.05/kWh

Tender Issued for 1,300 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra With Tariff Cap of ₹3.05/kWh

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has invited bids to procure 1,300 MW solar power from projects to be connected at distribution network (11/22 kV) in 29 districts ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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