Power Ministry to Empanel Members of Committee to Resolve Contractual Disputes

Power Ministry to Empanel Members of Committee to Resolve Contractual Disputes

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has invited an expression of interest (EoI) to empanel members of the conciliation committee of independent experts (CCIE) to resolve disputes in contracts of central ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Mercom India's Most Read News Stories from 2021

Mercom India’s Most Read News Stories from 2021

An eventful year for the renewable energy industry, 2021 presented opportunities and challenges in equal measure. New targets were set, and milestones crossed during the year, paving the way for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Top Developments in the Indian Energy Storage Sector in 2021

Top Developments in the Indian Energy Storage Sector in 2021

India aims to have 500 GW of non-fossil fuel capacity by 2030. While renewable energy installations are steadily increasing, the country lacks adequate energy storage solutions to support the integration ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
India Likely to Have Energy Surplus of 6.4% During 2021-22 CEA

India Likely to Have Energy Surplus of 6.4% During 2021-22: CEA

India is likely to have an energy surplus of 6.4% and a peak surplus of 9.1% for the year 2021-22, according to the Central Electricity Authority’s (CEA) latest Load Generation ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Rise to ₹200.85 Billion in November

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Energy Generators Rise to ₹200.85 Billion in November

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹200.85 billion (~$2.67 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments at the end of November 2021, according to data released by the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
ISTS Charges to be Levied in Phases on Solar, Wind, Pumped Hydro & Battery Storage Projects

ISTS Charges to be Levied in Phases on Solar, Wind, Pumped Hydro & Battery Storage Projects

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has announced that inter-state transmission system (ISTS) charges will be levied on renewable energy projects, including solar, wind, pumped hydro storage, and  projects with battery ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Detailed Rules on Bundling Renewables With Thermal & Hydropower Under Existing PPAs

Detailed Rules on Bundling Renewables With Thermal & Hydropower Under Existing PPAs

The Ministry of Power has outlined a detailed mechanism allowing the bundling of thermal and hydropower projects with standalone renewable energy projects or renewable energy projects with battery storage systems ...
Ministry Allows Bundling Renewables To Replace Thermal Power Under Existing PPAs

Ministry Allows Bundling Renewables To Replace Thermal Power Under Existing PPAs

The Ministry of Power (MoP) and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have issued revised guidelines for thermal power generation companies to either set up renewable energy generation capacities ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: Ashok Leyland’s EV Arm to Operate 300 Electric Buses in Bengaluru

Daily News Wrap-Up: Ashok Leyland’s EV Arm to Operate 300 Electric Buses in Bengaluru

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Switch Mobility, the electric vehicle arm of Ashok Leyland, has landed an order to supply and operate ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Power Minister Reviews 10 GW Renewable Energy Project Implementation in Ladakh

Power Minister Reviews 10 GW Renewable Energy Project Implementation in Ladakh

The Ladakh administration will make available 20,000 acres of land to set up a renewable energy park. The provision of a further 20,000 acres will be explored based on inputs ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Fund Allocation for Solar PLI Program to be Increased to ₹240 Billion – RK Singh

Fund Allocation for Solar PLI Program to be Increased to ₹240 Billion – RK Singh

The government will soon increase the funding allocation for the production linked incentive (PLI) program for manufacturing domestic solar cells and modules to ₹240 billion (~$3.22 billion) from the existing ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Consumer Power Tariffs to be Hiked Automatically When DISCOM Power Purchase Costs Rise

Consumer Power Tariffs to be Hiked Automatically When DISCOM Power Purchase Costs Rise

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has notified Electricity (Timely Recovery of Costs due to Change in Law) Rules, 2021, and asked states to allow distribution companies (DISCOMs) to pass on ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
India's Peak Power Deficit Down from 16.6% in FY 2008 to 0.4% in FY 2021: Ministry of Power

India’s Peak Power Deficit Down from 16.6% in FY 2008 to 0.4% in FY 2021: Ministry of Power

India reduced its peak power deficit from 16.6% in financial year (FY) 2008 to 0.4% in FY 2021, backed by several policy and infrastructure interventions, according to the Ministry of ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Chhattisgarh Regulator Allows 100% Banking of Energy for Captive and Open Access Consumers

Karnataka Tops the State Energy Efficiency Index 2020

Karnataka has topped the State Energy Efficiency Index 2020 (SEEI), scoring 70 points out of 100 on the back of several initiatives to improve energy efficiency in the state. The ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
Ministry Issues Formula to Compute Impact on Power Tariff due to 'Change in Law' Event

Ministry Issues Formula to Compute Impact on Power Tariff Due to ‘Change in Law’ Event

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has notified Electricity (Timely Recovery of Costs due to Change in Law) Rules, 2021. As per the proposed rules, the power generating companies or transmission ...
Ministry Issues Compensation Rules for Curtailing 'Must Run' Renewable Power

Ministry Issues Compensation Rules for Curtailing ‘Must Run’ Renewable Power

Ministry of Power (MoP) has notified the Electricity (Promotion of Generation of Electricity from Must-Run Power Plant) Rules, 2021. The must-run rules apply to renewable energy projects, and are detailed ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
SECI to Invite Bids for 1 GWh Standalone Battery Energy Storage System Pilot Project

SECI to Invite Bids for 1 GWh Standalone Battery Energy Storage System Pilot Project

The Government of India has given the go-ahead for inviting an expression of interest (EoI) to install a 1 GWh battery energy storage system (BESS) as a pilot project. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Power Ministry Mandates Quarterly Energy Audits by DISCOMs to Reduce T&D Losses

Power Ministry Mandates Quarterly Energy Audits by DISCOMs to Reduce T&D Losses

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has directed power distribution companies (DISCOMs) to undertake energy accounting periodically to develop a comprehensive energy accounting system to quantify distribution losses. The Bureau of ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Ministry Issues Guidelines for Optimum Utilization of Power Generation Capacity

Ministry Issues Guidelines for Optimum Utilization of Power Generation Capacity

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has approved the guidelines for optimum utilization of power generation capacity. As per the tariff policy, power generating stations must always be available and ready ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Ample Coal Available to Meet the Demand of Power Plants, Assures Power Ministry

Ample Coal Available to Meet the Demand of Power Plants, Assures Power Ministry

Coal India has ample coal available to meet the demand of power plants, and any fear of power supply disruptions is ‘entirely misplaced,’ the Ministry of Power has announced in ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up Ministry of Power Releases Cybersecurity Guidelines for Utilities

Daily News Wrap-Up: Ministry of Power Releases Cybersecurity Guidelines for Utilities

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Ministry of Power has released guidelines for cybersecurity in the power sector to keep the industry ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
First Phase of Market-Based Economic Dispatch of Power to Start from April 2022

First Phase of Market-Based Economic Dispatch of Power to Start from April 2022

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has released the framework for implementing the Market-Based Economic Dispatch (MBED) - Phase 1 program to reduce consumers’ power purchase costs by 5%. MBED will ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
New Electricity Rules to Enable Power Utilities to Easily Access Transmission Network

New Electricity Rules to Enable Power Utilities to Easily Access Transmission Network

The Ministry of Power has notified the Electricity (Transmission System Planning, Development, and Recovery of Inter-State Transmission Charges) Rules 2021 to enable power utilities to access the transmission network across ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
DISCOMs Must Ensure 24/7 Power Supply to Control Air Pollution: Ministry of Power

DISCOMs Must Ensure 24/7 Power Supply to Control Air Pollution: Ministry of Power

The Ministry of Power has issued a draft proposal for amending the Electricity Act, 2021 to ensure that distribution companies (DISCOMs) provide round-the-clock uninterrupted power supply to all consumers and prevent the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
DISCOMs Owed Renewable Generators ₹146 Billion at the End of August 2021

DISCOMs Owed Renewable Generators ₹146 Billion at the End of August 2021

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹146.07 billion (~$1.97 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payment across 259 invoices at the end of August 2021, according to data ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy