Ministry of Power To Review Net Metering Restriction for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW

Ministry of Power To Review Net Metering Restriction for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has assured stakeholders from the rooftop solar segment that the government will review its stance on gross metering for installations over 10 kW capacity. Representations ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Power Producers Say TANGEDCO Demanding Heavy Discounts on Pending Dues

Tamil Nadu DISCOM Demanding Heavy Discounts on Pending Dues: Power Producers

The Association of Power Producers (APP) has complained that Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) is forcing them to accept heavy discounts on dues payable. In a letter to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Government Proposes Option for DISCOMs to Exit PPA After Their Tenure

Government Proposes Option for DISCOMs to Exit PPA After Their Tenure

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued draft proposals enabling the distribution companies (DISCOMs) to either continue or exit from the power purchase agreements (PPAs) after the completion of the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Cabinet Approves ₹67 Billion Plan for Power Infrastructure of North Eastern States

Cabinet Approves ₹67 Billion Plan for Power Infrastructure of North Eastern States

The cabinet committee on economic affairs has approved the Revised Cost Estimate (RCE) for the North Eastern Region Power System Improvement Project (NERPSIP) with an estimated cost of ₹67 billion ...
/ / Grid, T&D
CERC Gets New Member of Law, Set to Resume Operations

CERC Gets New Member of Law, Set to Resume Operations

After four months of the shutdown, normalcy returns to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) with the Ministry of Power (MoP) finally appointing a member of law in the Commission ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Curtailment of Solar and Wind for Commercial Reasons Continues to be a Threat

Curtailment of Solar and Wind for Commercial Reasons Continues to be a Threat

Renewable power generation, especially solar power, has seen phenomenal growth since the inception of the National Solar Mission and has accounted for most new capacity additions over the past three ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Supreme Court Pulls Up Center for Laxity, Extends Stay on CERC’s Functioning

Supreme Court Pulls Up Center for Laxity, Extends Stay on CERC’s Functioning

The Supreme Court pulled up the Ministry of Power (MoP) for failing to appoint a member of law in the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) since August 2020. The apex ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
New Guidelines for Feeder Level Solarization of Pumps Under KUSUM Program

New Guidelines for Feeder Level Solarization of Pumps Under KUSUM Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has decided to include feeder level solarization under Component-C of Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) program. Last month, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Equity Lock-In Period Criteria Relaxed for Transmission Service Providers

Equity Lock-In Period Criteria Relaxed for Transmission Service Providers

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued amendments to the 'equity lock-in period' given in the standard bidding documents to select transmission service providers for interstate transmission system (ISTS) projects ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Over ₹281 Billion Needed for Building Transmission Systems for Evacuating Renewables

Over ₹281 Billion Needed for Building Transmission Systems for Evacuating Renewables

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA), in its annual report for 2019-20, issued updates on the Green Energy Corridor program for the transmission and integration of renewable energy. To boost the ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Central Regulator Introduces Amendments to Trading License Regulations

Central Regulator Introduces Amendments to Trading License Regulations

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued amendments to its previous regulations for the payment of fees for electricity trading. The regulations will come into effect from April 01, ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Industry Hopes Penalizing DISCOMs for Net Metering Connection Delays Can Drive Growth

Industry Hopes Penalizing DISCOMs for Net Metering Connection Delays Can Drive Growth

Residential rooftop solar developers welcomed the Ministry of Power’s (MoP) move to penalize distribution licensees (DISCOMs) for any delay in rooftop solar systems' connection agreement. Last month, the Ministry of ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
At Over ₹109 Billion in August, DISCOMs' Dues to Renewable Generators Keep Rising

At Over ₹109 Billion in August, DISCOMs’ Dues to Renewable Generators Keep Rising

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) across the country owed renewable generators ₹109.08 billion (~$1.49 billion) in overdue payments (excluding dues under disputes) spread across 497 invoices at the end of August, as ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Ministry of Power Readies Framework to Privatize Distribution Licensees

Ministry of Power Readies Framework to Privatize Distribution Licensees

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued draft standard bidding documents to select bidders for acquiring a majority stake in distribution licensees for the distribution and retail sale of electricity ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Telangana Opposes Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

Telangana Opposes Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

The Telangana State Legislative Assembly has accepted the state government's resolution opposing the central government's proposed amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003. In April 2020, the Ministry of Power (MoP) issued a ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
₹110 Billion Has Been Invested for Bihar’s Electrification in Recent Years: RK Singh

₹110 Billion Has Been Invested for Bihar’s Electrification in Recent Years: RK Singh

The Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy, R.K. Singh, announced that the Ministry of Power (MoP) had invested ₹110 billion (~$ 1.5 billion) for electrification in Bihar ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Gross Metering Proposed for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems of Above 5 kW Capacity

Gross Metering Proposed for Residential Rooftop Solar Systems of Above 5 kW Capacity

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has come out with draft electricity rules 2020 aimed at streamlining the process of supply of electricity to consumers by distribution licensees (DISCOMs). The rules ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Cabinet Approves Asset Monetization of Power Grid Corporation Through InvIT Model

Cabinet Approves Asset Monetization of Power Grid Corporation Through InvIT Model

The Ministry of Power (MoP) announced that the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the asset monetization of the Power Grid Corporation of ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
The Central Electricity Regulator Will Not Hear Any Petitions in September

The Central Electricity Regulator Will Not Hear Any Petitions in September

In a significant development, the Supreme Court of India has asked two Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) members to go on leave until the Commission appoints a member of law ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
EESL Invites Bids for 2.35 Million Smart Meters to be Installed Across India

EESL Invites Bids for 2.35 Million Smart Meters to be Installed Across India

The Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) has invited bids for the supply of 2.35 million smart electricity meters based on 4G/3G/2G mode to be installed across India. The last date ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ministry of Power Wants Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs to be Kept Below 12%

Ministry of Power Wants Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs to be Kept Below 12%

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has suggested that the power generation and transmission companies should reduce the late payment surcharge (LPS) up to 12% annually for distribution companies (DISCOMs). This ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Power Finance Corporation Releases ₹306 Billion as Part of DISCOMs’ Liquidity Package

Power Finance Corporation Releases ₹306 Billion as Part of DISCOMs’ Liquidity Package

The Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC) has approved ₹306.07 billion (~$4.09 billion) as of July 31, 2020, as part of the liquidity package announced by the government for eligible distribution ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Renewable Projects Under Development During Lockdown Get Five-Month Extension

Renewable Projects Under Development During Lockdown Get Five-Month Extension

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification saying that all under-development renewable projects as on the date of the lockdown would be given an extension ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Power Transmission Projects Affected by COVID-19 Lockdown Get Five-Month Extension

Power Transmission Projects Affected by COVID-19 Lockdown Get Five-Month Extension

Considering the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown, the Ministry of Power (MoP) has decided to extend the scheduled commercial operation date (SCoD) of the interstate power transmission projects that ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Bidders from Neighboring Countries to Face Restrictions for Indian Government Tenders

Bidders from Neighboring Countries to Face Restrictions for Indian Government Tenders

The central government has amended the General Financial Rules 2017, which will allow it to impose restrictions on bidders from countries that share a land border with India. According to ...