CERC Dismisses Adani Green’s Petition Against Power Grid Corporation

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
CLP India Completes Acquisition of Suzlon’s Tornado Solarfarms for ₹325 Million

Maharashtra Releases Details of Circles for its 1,400 MW Solar Tender

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has now come up with all the required details for the 1,400 MW  solar tender it had issued last year. The tender ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Andhra Pradesh Announces Tender for 10 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects

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
Udaipur Floats Tender for 300 Solar Pumps

Maharashtra Floats Tender for 50,000 Solar Water Pumping Systems

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a tender for 50,000 solar water pumping systems. These solar water pumps are to be installed at projects sites of ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Maharashtra Issues RfS for 1 GW of Floating Solar Projects with a Tariff Ceiling of ₹3_kWh

Maharashtra Issues RfS for 1 GW of Floating Solar Projects with a Tariff Ceiling of ₹3/kWh

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a request for selection (RfS) for purchase of power from 1,000 MW (100 MW X 10 clusters) grid connected floating ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
India’s Largest 2 MW Floating Solar Project Commissioned in Greater Visakhapatnam

MAHAGENCO Invites EoI for a 10 MW Floating Solar Project

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has invited an expression of interest (EoI) to set up a 10 MW grid-connected floating solar project at the Upper Vaitarna reservoir in Nashik ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
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
Adani Quotes Lowest Tariff of ₹2.69/kWh in SECI’s 1.2 GW Solar-Wind Hybrid Auction

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
Vedanta’s Odisha Branch Invites Expression of Interest for Procuring Solar Power

Maharashtra Announces Tender for 1 GW of Solar Projects with a Ceiling Tariff of ₹2.80/kWh

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a tender for the purchase of power on long term basis from 1,000 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic power projects (Phase ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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
Industrial and Commercial Consumers to Pay for Solar Pumps for Farmers in Maharashtra

Industrial and Commercial Consumers to Pay for Solar Pumps for Farmers in Maharashtra

Industrial and commercial consumers of electricity will help realize the installation of solar pumps across Maharashtra. The State government has imposed an electricity surcharge of 10 paise (~$0.0014)/kWh on industrial ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Uttar Pradesh DISCOM Gets Approval to Call for Bids to Procure 400 MW of Hydropower

Small Hydro Project Developer in Maharashtra Gets Relief from DISCOM’s Non-Compliance

In its latest ruling, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has provided relief to Mohite Industries, a small hydro project developer of a 10 MW Radhanagari small hydro power project ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Maharashtra Commission Asks MSEDCL to Invite Bids for Bagasse Projects with Expired EPAs

Maharashtra Approves 200 MW of Bagasse-Based Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited’s (MSEDCL) proposal to procure long-term bagasse-based cogeneration power through competitive bidding. This paves the way for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Wind Generators in Maharashtra to Receive Pending Dues in Two Weeks

Wind Generators in Maharashtra to Receive Pending Dues in Two Weeks

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to pay dues to wind power generators Shah Lulla Estate Developers (SLED) and BLP Wind Project ...
/ / Other, Wind
MSEDCL Directed to Pay ₹41.0464 Billion in Dues to Wind Power Generators

MSEDCL Directed to Pay ₹41 Billion in Dues to Wind Power Generators

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to pay ₹41.0464 billion (~$0.56 billion) in dues to wind power generators in Maharashtra. MERC was ...
/ / Other, Wind
Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.10kWh Set for Maharashtra’s Solar Agricultural Feeder Program

Tariff Ceiling of ₹3.10/kWh Set for Maharashtra’s Solar Agricultural Feeder Program

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the initiation of a district (circle) wise competitive bidding process for the procurement of solar power under Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Auctioned 550 MW of Solar Projects in September 2018

India Auctioned 550 MW of Solar Projects in September 2018

Solar auction activity in the month of September plummeted to approximately 550 MW. This is just one fourth of the total capacity auctioned in August, and only one tenth of total ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Maharashtra Floats a 50 MW Solar Tender Across 30 Districts

Maharashtra Floats 1,400 MW Solar Tender for 30 Circles

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd. (MSEDCL) has issued a tender to develop 1,400 MW (AC) of solar projects in 30 circles of the state. 50 MW solar projects ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Madhya Pradesh Announces First of its Kind Tender for 33 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Net Metering Policy Continues to be a Drag on India’s Rooftop Solar Sector

Net metering was introduced in India as a measure to make distributed renewable energy more accessible and economical for electricity consumers across the country. Net metering works by calculating the ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
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
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 ...