Solar Projects Need Not be Commissioned at the Time of Filing Open Access Application

Solar Projects Need Not be Commissioned at the Time of Filing Open Access Application

In an important verdict, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) directed Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to grant short-term open access to Mahindra CIE Automotive Limited. The Commission ...
Energy Injection Without Valid EPA Will Not Be Compensated, Reiterates MERC

Energy Injection Without Valid EPA Will Not Be Compensated, Reiterates MERC

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued an order declaring that the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) is not obliged to sign an energy purchase agreement (EPA) ...
/ / Wind
Installers Rally for Net Metering in Andhra’s Rooftop Solar Policy

Installers Rally for Net Metering in Andhra’s Rooftop Solar Policy

Andhra Pradesh’s solar development has not had a smooth run since the past year. In a recent development, renewable developers and stakeholders in the state are now up in arms ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
ReNew Power to be Compensated for Impact of Safeguard Duty on its 250 MW Solar Project

ReNew Power to be Compensated for Impact of Safeguard Duty on its 250 MW Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ruled that ReNew Solar Power Private Limited is eligible for claiming compensation for the additional expenses incurred due to the imposition of safeguard ...
Developer Allowed to Invoke Force Majeure for Delayed Solar Project Due to COVID-19

Developer Allowed to Invoke Force Majeure for Delayed Solar Project Due to COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has exempted ACME Heergarh Powertech Private Limited from its contractual obligations under force majeure provision of its power purchase agreement ...
ACME Solar to be Reimbursed for Bonds Furnished Against Safeguard Duty Cost

ACME Solar to be Reimbursed for Bonds Furnished Against Safeguard Duty Cost

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) issued an order declaring that ACME Chittorgarh Solar Energy Private Limited (ACSEPL) was eligible for claiming compensation for additional expenses incurred due to the ...
Maharashtra Postpones Implementation of Deviation Settlement Regulations

Maharashtra Postpones Implementation of Deviation Settlement Regulations

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rescheduled the implementation of its deviation settlement mechanism (DSM) regulations from June 1, 2020, to October 5, 2020. Reason for the delay Initially, ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Maharashtra Approves Amended Energy Purchase Agreement for Two Wind Projects

Maharashtra Approves Amended Energy Purchase Agreement for Two Wind Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the extension of an amended energy purchase agreement (EPA) between Tata Power Company Limited- Distribution (TPC-D) and its wind energy business Tata ...
/ / Wind
MERC Approves Tariff of ₹3.11_kWh for 100 MW of Solar Under Agricultural Feeder Program

MERC Approves Tariff of ₹3.11/kWh for 100 MW of Solar Under Agricultural Feeder Program

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the tariff of ₹3.11 (~$0.04)/kWh for 100 MW of solar power on a long-term basis for 25 years. The project is being ...
MERC Approves Tariff for 283 MW of Solar Projects Under Agricultural Feeder Program

MERC Approves Tariff for 283 MW of Solar Projects Under Agricultural Feeder Program

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved tariff ranging between ₹3.28 (~$0.0436)/kWh to ₹3.30 (~$0.0439)/kWh for the procurement of power from 283 MW of solar projects by the Maharashtra ...
Maharashtra Seeks Bids to Study Fuel Price for Biomass, Bagasse-based Power Projects

Maharashtra Seeks Bids to Study Fuel Price for Biomass, Bagasse-based Power Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) to study and evaluate the price of fuel for biomass and bagasse-based power projects in Maharashtra. The ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Maharashtra Open Access Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹1.31_kWh for FY 2021

Maharashtra Open Access Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹1.31/kWh for FY 2021

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has announced various charges payable by open access consumers for the financial year 2020-21 to 2024-25. Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Maharashtra Will No Longer Set Generic Tariffs for Renewables

Maharashtra Will No Longer Set Generic Tariffs for Renewables

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), going forward, will determine tariffs for wind, solar, non-fossil fuels-based co-generation, biomass-based, and hybrid renewable power projects only through a transparent process of competitive ...
With Only Two Bidders, Maharashtra’s 500 MW Solar Tender Undersubscribed by 150 MW

With Only Two Bidders, Maharashtra’s 500 MW Solar Tender Undersubscribed by 150 MW

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited’s (MSEDCL) recent tender for the long-term procurement of power from 500 MW of intra-state grid-connected solar power projects (Phase – V) has been ...
Rooftop Solar Developers Approach APTEL Against Karnataka’s Net Metering Order

Rooftop Solar Developers Approach APTEL Against Karnataka’s Net Metering Order

Four leading solar developers in the state have petitioned the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) against the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (KERC) order, which was issued in December 2019. The ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Nine Open Access Wind Generators Given Deadline Extension to Install Energy Meters

Nine Open Access Wind Generators Given Deadline Extension to Install Energy Meters

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has granted an additional period of three months to nine wind developers to complete the installation of special energy meters (SEMs) at the individual ...
/ / Wind
Jharkhand Issues New Regulations for Renewable Purchase Obligation

Jharkhand Issues New Regulations for Renewable Purchase Obligation

The Jharkhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) has come up with regulations for Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) for obligated entities within the state. The earlier regulations are set to expire in ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Maharashtra DISCOM Asked to Extend Commissioning Timeline for 100 MW of Wind Projects

Maharashtra DISCOM Asked to Extend Commissioning Timeline for 100 MW of Wind Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has asked the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to extend the financial closure and scheduled commissioning dates for a wind power project ...
/ / Wind
APTEL Asks MERC to Release Azure Power’s Bank Guarantee for 150 MW of Solar Projects

APTEL Asks MERC to Release Azure Power’s Bank Guarantee for 150 MW of Solar Projects

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has asked the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) to release the bank guarantee from Azure Power’s 150 MW solar project within two weeks. Considering ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MERC Extends Commissioning Timeline for a Wind Project After Land Acquisition Delay

MERC Extends Commissioning Timeline for a Wind Project After Land Acquisition Delay

The Maharashtra Electricity Commission (MERC) has asked the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to extend the financial closure and scheduled commissioning dates of a wind project. The project ...
/ / Other, Wind
Maharashtra Adopts Tariff of ₹3.05_kWh for 184 MW of Solar Projects

Maharashtra Adopts Tariff of ₹3.05/kWh for 184 MW of Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has allowed Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MSPGCL) and Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to procure power from 184 MW of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MSEDCL Gets Tariff Approval from the Commission to Procure of 500 MW of Solar Power

MSEDCL Gets Tariff Approval from the Commission to Procure 500 MW of Solar Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the tariff discovered by MSEDCL through the competitive bidding process and has allowed the procurement of 500 MW of solar power on ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MERC Permits Adani to Renegotiate Tariff for 700 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Power

MERC Permits Adani to Renegotiate Tariff for 700 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulator Commission (MERC) has allowed Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited (AEML) to renegotiate a lower tariff for 700 MW of grid-connected solar-wind hybrid power. The Mumbai-based private power ...
CERC Denies Solar Developer’s Claim for Carrying Costs and O&M Expenses After GST Law

CERC Denies Solar Developer’s Claim for Carrying Costs and O&M Expenses After GST Law

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved Parampujya Solar’s plea that the introduction of GST laws with effect from July 1, 2017, should be covered under the ‘Change in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
A Round Up of Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables for December

A Round Up of Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables for December

December witnessed some key policy announcements, both at the central and the state level, aimed at removing the bottlenecks and facilitating the growth of the renewable sector, especially solar. Here ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar