MAHAGENCO Tenders 750 MW of Solar Projects for Agricultural Feeders

MERC Directs Reduction in Tariff for Solar Agricultural Feeder Program in Maharashtra

Expressing its disagreement with the solar tariff of ₹3.15 (~$0.043), the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MAHAGENCO/MSPGCL) to reduce the price after taking ...
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Key Government Policy Announcements for India’s Renewable Sector in September 2018

Key Government Policy Announcements for India’s Renewable Sector in September 2018

Here is a roundup of key policy announcements made by central government and state agencies in the renewable energy sector in the month of September 2018. Central Agencies The Central ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MAHAGENCO Gets Electricity Trading License from MERC

MAHAGENCO Gets Electricity Trading License from MERC

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has awarded electricity trading license to Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MAHAGENCO). With this grant of license, MAHAGENCO can now participate in the ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
MERC Rejects MSEDCL’s Proposal to Levy Surcharge on Rooftop Solar

MERC Rejects MSEDCL’s Proposal to Levy Surcharge on Rooftop Solar

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rejected the proposal made by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to approve the levy of additional surcharge (wheeling charges) for rooftop ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
MERC Sets Open Access Charges for Maharashtra

MERC Sets Open Access Charges for Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has announced open access charges for consumers in the state. These charges are applicable from September 1, 2018. MERC fixed the open access charges in ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Karnataka Exempts Rooftop Solar Projects below 1 MW from CEIG Clearance

Key Government Policy Announcements for India’s Renewable Sector in August 2018

August 2018 witnessed some important policy announcements in the renewable energy sector, especially solar. The sudden imposition of 25 percent safeguard duty on solar imports and then the deference of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Sets ₹2.72/kWh as Generic Tariff for Solar and ₹2.87/kWh for Wind

Maharashtra Sets ₹2.72/kWh as Generic Tariff for Solar and ₹2.87/kWh for Wind

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has fixed ₹2.72 (~$0.03893)/kWh as the generic tariff for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects for FY 2018-19. It has also fixed ₹2.87 (~$0.04108)/kWh as the generic ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Takes a Tough Stance on Solar and Non-Solar RPO Enforcement

Maharashtra Takes a Tough Stance on Solar and Non-Solar RPO Enforcement

Recently, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) reviewed compliance of Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) targets by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd. (MSEDCL) for FY 2016-17. MERC noted that MSEDCL ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Issues Final Deviation Settlement Regulations for Solar and Wind Power

Maharashtra Issues Final Deviation Settlement Regulations for Solar and Wind Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued final regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement for solar and wind power generation in the state. With this, Maharashtra has ...
Sourcing Power from Multiple Generators for Open Access not Permissible

Sourcing Power from Multiple Generators for Open Access not Permissible

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has dismissed a petition filed by G.I. Energies (GIE) against the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for not signing the energy purchase ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Cancels 2 GW ISTS-Connected Wind Tender, Retenders 1.2 GW

Tariff Ceiling Set at ₹2.52/kWh For Wind Tender in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the tariff proposed by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the short-term procurement of 250 MW of wind power under ...
MERC Clarifies the Terms for Granting Open Access for Solar

MERC Clarifies the Terms for Granting Open Access for Solar

A ruling by the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has clarified that the nodal agency will grant medium-term open access (MTOA) or short-term open access (STOA) in the existing distribution ...
Solar Power Consumers Cannot Use Open Access and Net Metering at the Same Time

Solar Power Consumers Cannot Use Open Access and Net Metering at the Same Time

A ruling by the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has clarified that generators cannot use both Open Access and Net Metering simultaneously. The commission also reiterated that benefits of net-metering ...
Rooftop Solar Net Metering Only Available for Projects Under 1 MW in Maharashtra

Rooftop Solar Net Metering Only Available for Projects Under 1 MW in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has passed a ruling stating that the benefits of net metering are limited to rooftop solar installations of up to 1 MW. MERC was responding ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Maharashtra Sets ₹2.72/kWh as Generic Tariff for Solar and ₹2.87/kWh for Wind

MERC Approves Tariff Proposed by MSEDCL for 500 MW of Wind Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the tariff proposed by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd (MSEDCL) for long term procurement of 500 MW of wind power under ...
/ / Other, Wind
MSEDCL Tenders 1 GW of Solar Projects to be Developed Across Maharashtra

MSEDCL Tenders 1 GW of Solar Projects to be Developed Across Maharashtra

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has tendered 1 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed under the Mukhyamantri Saur Krushi Vahini Yojana. The bid-submission deadline ...
Maharashtra Issues Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Deviation Charges

Maharashtra Issues Draft Regulations for Solar and Wind Deviation Charges

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued draft regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement for solar and wind power generation in the state. According to the new ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
MSEDCL Wind Tender 500 MW

MSEDCL Tenders 500 MW of Wind Projects to Meet Non-Solar RPO

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has tendered 500 MW of grid-connected wind projects to meet its non-solar Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO). The bid-submission deadline is January 20, ...
/ / Other, Wind
MERC Okays MSEDCL Plan to Procure Renewable Power with Competitive Bidding

MERC Okays MSEDCL Plan to Procure Renewable Power with Competitive Bidding

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has won approval to procure wind, solar, and bagasse‑based cogeneration power at a rate discovered through a tariff‑based competitive bidding process. Rates ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MERC Forecasting Scheduling Deviation Settlement

MERC to Come Out with Regulations for Forecasting and Deviation Settlement of Solar Generation

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) is preparing draft regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind generation in the state. It noted that the process ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Policy Roundup

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: July 2017

Mercom’s renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of July 2017: Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) released the GERC Net-Metering Rooftop Solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission Proposes Net Metering Changes for Rooftop Solar

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has proposed changes to the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission, Net Metering for Roof-top Solar Photo Voltaic Systems Regulations, 2015. The new regulations will be ...
Military Engineering Solar Tender

Non-Protectionist Solar Policies Will Help Attract Foreign Investments into India

The fundamentals of the solar sector have shifted. After years of panel price drops, module prices have gone up this year by about 10 percent, while the rupee has fallen ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar