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 ...
Oversubscribed by 4 Times, Odisha’s 200 MW Solar Tender Receives Massive Response

Oversubscribed by 4 Times, Odisha’s 200 MW Solar Tender Receives Massive Response

The Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO)’s 200 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project tender has been oversubscribed by almost four times. The capacity was tendered by GRIDCO in April 2018 ...
India’s Largest 2 MW Floating Solar Project Commissioned in Greater Visakhapatnam

Maharashtra to Study the Impact of Floating Solar Project on Ujani Dam

The government of Maharashtra has set up a committee to examine the issues related to the development of a floating solar power project at the Ujani dam in Sholapur, according ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
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 ...
Solar Projects for AG Feeders to Get a 30-Year Property Tax Rebate in Maharashtra

Solar Projects for AG Feeders to Get a 30-Year Property Tax Rebate in Maharashtra

In the state of Maharashtra, all the grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects developed under the Mukhyamantri Saur Krushi Vahini Yojana will not be required to pay property tax for a ...
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
L1 Tariff of ₹2.71/kWh Quoted in MSEDCL’s 1 GW Solar Auction

L1 Tariff of ₹2.71/kWh Quoted in MSEDCL’s 1 GW Solar Auction

Lowest (L1) tariff of ₹2.71 (~$0.0401)/kWh was quoted in the auction held by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the development of 1 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic ...
MSEDCL’s 1 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 450 MW

MSEDCL’s 1 GW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 450 MW

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL)’s 1 GW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) tender has been oversubscribed by 450 MW. “In all, eight project developers had submitted technical bids aggregating ...
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 ...
MSEDCL Invites Expression of Interest for 1 GW of Floating Solar PV Projects

MSEDCL Invites Expression of Interest for 1 GW of Floating Solar PV Projects

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) is on the lookout for prospective developers to develop 1,000 MW of floating solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. As a first step in ...
/ / Floating Solar, Solar
MSEDCL Retenders 1 GW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects to Meet its RPO

MSEDCL Retenders 1 GW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects to Meet its RPO

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has retendered 1,000 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in order to meet its Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO). The bid-submission deadline ...
Maharashtra Auctions 500 MW of Wind Projects to be Developed Across the State

BREAKING: Winning Bids of ₹2.85-2.87/kWh Quoted in MSEDCL’s 500 MW Wind Auction

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has auctioned 500 MW of grid-connected wind projects to meet its non-solar Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO). The lowest quoted (L1) tariff in ...
Over 2 GW of Solar Tenders Postponed Due to Uncertainty Around Safeguard Duty

Over 2 GW of Solar Tenders Postponed Due to Uncertainty Around Safeguard Duty

More than 2 GW of planned solar tenders have been postponed across three Indian states recently as bidders have been deterred by the ongoing uncertainty around proposed duties on critical ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Recorded Strong Solar Tender and Auction Activity in December

India Recorded Strong Solar Tender and Auction Activity in December

After a period of lull, the month of December 2017 witnessed a surge in tendering and auction activity in solar sector in the country. Over 2,500 MW of solar was ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Support for Manufacturing and other Policies Announced in India in December 2017

Support for Manufacturing and Other Policies Announced in India in December 2017

Central and state government agencies across India announced important new policies and made changes to a few existing policies during December. Here are some of the highlights. National The government ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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
MSEDCL Tenders Solar to meet its RPO

MSEDCL Tenders 1 GW of Solar to Meet its RPO

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has tendered 1,000 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in order to help it meet its Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO). The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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
MAHAGENCO Invites Expression of Interest for 50 MW of Solar in Maharashtra

MAHAGENCO Invites Expression of Interest for 50 MW of Solar in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has invited expression of interest (EoI) from developers, landowners, and bidders for the development of up to 50 MW of solar power projects ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Tamil Nadu Launches Procedure for Deviation Settlement of Wind and Solar Projects

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
Mahagenco

MAHAGENCO Invites Expression of Interest to Develop 500 MW Solar Park and 1,500 MW Solarization of Agriculture Feeder

The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has invited an expression of interest from developers, engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractors, and investors to develop a 500 MW solar park in ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Solar tender

Mercom Exclusive: Payment Delays are Increasing Risk and Project Costs for Solar and Wind Projects in Many States

Payment delays by distribution companies (DISCOMs) continue to pose a challenge for the growing renewable energy sector in India as it tries to achieve 175 GW of renewable installations by ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Maharashtra Becomes 17th State to Join UDAY

Maharashtra Becomes 17th State to Join UDAY

Maharashtra has joined the Ujwal DISCOM (distribution company) Assurance Yojana (UDAY), becoming the 17th state to do so. The state is estimated to achieve a net benefit of Rs.97.25 billion ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Low Demand and Financial Health of State DISCOM Forces MAHAGENCO to Shut Down Power Projects - Solar Not Affected

Low Demand and Financial Health of State DISCOM Forces MAHAGENCO to Shut Down Power Projects – Solar Not Affected

Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has been forced to shut down four of its thermal power projects in the state due to poor offtake by the state power distribution ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar