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
MERC Asks DISCOM to Reduce ₹0.18_kWh from Solar Tariff to Account for Safeguard Duty

MERC Asks DISCOM to Reduce ₹0.18/kWh from Solar Tariff to Account for Safeguard Duty

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd (MSEDCL) should reduce ₹0.18 (0.0025/kWh) from the discovered tariff if the bidders have not paid the safeguard duty, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Orissa High Court Safeguard Duty Case

Solar Safeguard Duty Notification Should be Treated as Change in Law: MERC

The Ministry of Finance’s notification that imposed the Safeguard Duty is an event of Change in Law, and therefore the additional expenditure and other impacts will be considered for reimbursement ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Renewable Energy Policy Highlights from January 2019

Renewable Energy Policy Highlights from January 2019

Gujarat issued regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement for solar and wind generation in the first month of 2019 joining Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Telangana, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Tenders 2 GW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects under Tranche-V

Maharashtra DISCOM Ordered to Settle Outstanding Dues of Wind Power Developers

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to pay dues to three wind project developers. The state commission has issued a common order ...
/ / Other, Wind
Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.50/kWh to Apply for Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Projects in Maharashtra

Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.50/kWh to Apply for Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Projects in Maharashtra

The state of Maharashtra has specified an upper ceiling tariff of ₹3.50 (~$0.049)/kWh for competitive bidding to procure power from fossil fuel-based cogeneration projects in the state. Specifying the tariff ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Small Hydro Project Developer in Maharashtra Gets Relief from DISCOM's Non-Compliance

Small Hydro Power Developer in Maharashtra Wins Case Against MSEDCL

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has passed an order reprimanding the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for not paying the interest accumulated on its principle dues to a small ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
ReNew Power Fined for Project Commissioning Delay but PPA Not Terminated

Open Access Banked Units Can be Adjusted If Power Sourced from Same Generator: MERC

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) in its latest order has clarified that open access consumers can avail open access throughout the year and are entitled for adjustment of the banked ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
NTPC, Karnataka, Wind-Solar Hybrid, EPC, Bid

Generic Renewable Energy Tariff to Act as Ceiling Tariff for Competitive Bidding: MERC

“The generic tariff fixed by the commission in cases where competitive bidding is also permissible should act as the ceiling tariff for guiding the competitive bidding process,” said the Maharashtra ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Safeguard Duty on Solar Units in SEZs and Other Policy Highlights from December 2018

Safeguard Duty on Solar Units in SEZs and Other Policy Highlights from December 2018

The month of December was a busy one for the domestic renewable sector, with a series of orders issued by various state and central agencies, especially the state electricity regulatory ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Qualified Coordinating Agencies in Maharashtra Asked to Pay ₹25,000/MW for Solar Projects

Qualified Coordinating Agencies in Maharashtra Asked to Pay ₹25,000/MW for Solar Projects

In Maharashtra, qualified coordinating agencies (QCAs) for meter reading, data collection and communication have been asked to deposit ₹25,000 (~$357.6)/MW for solar and ₹50,000 (~$715.6)/MW for wind projects. This comes ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Broadens the Definition of ‘Storage’ in its Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy

Maharashtra’s New Wind-Solar Hybrid Tender Asks Bidders to Set Procurement Limit

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a one of a kind wind-solar hybrid tender which gives the developers freedom in project development. The state distribution company ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Maharashtra Takes a Tough Stance on Solar and Non-Solar RPO Enforcement

Maharashtra Issues Tender to Procure 500 MW of Wind Power from Existing Projects

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a tender to procure 500 MW of wind power from projects in the state that are already in operation or ...
/ / Other, Wind
Maharashtra Approves Upper Tariff Ceiling of ₹2.75/kWh for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

Maharashtra Approves Upper Tariff Ceiling of ₹2.75/kWh for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the competitive bidding process for long-term procurement of power from wind-solar hybrid projects in the state. The bidding guidelines were proposed by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
State Transmission Utility Must Maintain Solar Evacuation Infrastructure: MERC

State Transmission Utility Must Maintain Solar Evacuation Infrastructure: MERC

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the competitive bidding process for long-term procurement of 1 GW power from floating solar projects which will be established on the state’s ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CEA Asks States to Use 5-10% Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in Thermal Plants

Maharashtra’s MSEDCL to Procure 50 MW of Biomass Power Through Reverse Auction

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved a petition filed by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the long-term procurement of 50 MW of biomass power ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Power Sale Agreements for 302 MW of Solar Projects Approved in Maharashtra

Power Sale Agreements for 302 MW of Solar Projects Approved in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved power sale agreements (PSAs) for grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 302 MW under the Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Yojana. MERC was reviewing ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MERC Approves PPAs for Solar Projects Totaling 235 MW in Maharashtra

MERC Approves PPAs for Solar Projects Totaling 235 MW in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved power purchase agreements (PPAs) for grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 235 MW. MERC reviewed a petition filed by Maharashtra State Electricity ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Gujarat Floats Tender for 700 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects

Maharashtra’s Renewable Energy Policy 2008 Does Not Include Solar: MERC

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed Adani Electricity Mumbai Ltd (AEML) not to pay any benefits to open access solar projects aggregating 6 MW. These projects were developed under the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Key Government Policy Announcements for India’s Renewable Sector in October 2018

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

The month of October witnessed a series of orders in the renewable energy sectors, especially from the different State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERC). One of the important orders came from ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar