After June’s Dip, Spot Power Price Rises Slightly to ₹3.38_kWh in July 2019

After June’s Dip, Spot Power Price Rises Slightly to ₹3.38/kWh in July 2019

In July 2019, the spot power prices witnessed a surge, rising to ₹3.38 (~$0.048)/kWh. This was a 15% increase month-over-month (MoM) when compared to June 2019, in which spot power ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
DISCOMs Feel the Heat_ No Letter of Credit, No Advance Payment, No Power

DISCOMs Feel the Heat: No Letter of Credit, No Advance Payment, No Power

The Ministry of Power has issued procedural guidelines for the scheduling of power to distribution companies in case of non-maintenance of the line of credit under the payment security mechanism. Recently, Minister ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Spot Power Price Continues to Soar Four Months in a Row, Hovers at ₹3.34/kWh in May 2019

Spot Power Price Dips Slightly in June 2019 at 3.32/kWh as Solar Generation Rises

In June 2019, the spot power price was recorded at ₹3.32 (~$0.0483)/kWh. After soaring high for four consecutive months in 2019, the spot power price has now declined slightly by ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Himachal Pradesh Amends its Regulation for Deviation Settlement Mechanism

Himachal Pradesh Amends its Regulation for Deviation Settlement Mechanism

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has finalized the amendments to its regulation on deviation settlement mechanism (DSM). The state commission had proposed the amendments in May 2019 and ...
DISCOMs Mandated to Maintain Letter of Credit as Payment Security Mechanism to Buy Power

DISCOMs Mandated to Maintain Letter of Credit as Payment Security Mechanism to Buy Power

In a bold move, RK Singh, Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy has announced the approval of a proposal to make it mandatory for distribution ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
National Load Despatch Center Asked to Review and Issue RECs to Gujarat Wind Developer

National Load Despatch Center Asked to Review and Issue RECs to Gujarat Wind Developer

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order in favor of wind developer Enn Enn Corp Limited which had filed a petition against the rejection of its request ...
/ / Other, Wind
CERC Prepares Blueprint for Power System Development Fund

CERC Prepares Blueprint for Power System Development Fund

India’s power sector has been grappling with transmission related issues for a long time. With the problems aggravated in the face of higher power generation and demand. The creation of ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Grid Access Registration Fees Set for DISCOMs, Power Traders, Generating Companies

Himachal Pradesh Prepares to Amend Deviation Settlement Mechanism Regulations

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has issued draft amendments to its regulation on deviation settlement mechanism. The amendments have been proposed in line with the Central Electricity Regulatory ...
Suzlon Registers ₹5.75 Billion Net Loss in First Quarter of FY19

CERC Requests National Load Despatch Center to Issue RECs for a 1.5 MW Wind Project

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ordered the national load despatch center (NLDC) to issue renewable energy certificates (RECs) for a 1.5 MW wind energy project. The CERC issued ...
/ / Other, Wind
Uttar Pradesh DISCOM Gets Approval to Call for Bids to Procure 400 MW of Hydropower

CERC Asks National Load Despatch Centre to Issue RECs for Commissioned Renewable Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ordered the national load despatch centre (NLDC) to issue renewable energy certificates (RECs) for a small hydro project of capacity 10 MW and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Grid Access Registration Fees Set for DISCOMs, Power Traders, Generating Companies

Grid Access Registration Fees Set for DISCOMs, Power Traders, Generating Companies

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a notification about fees to be collected by Regional Load Despatch Centres (RLDC) from the generating companies, distribution licensees, inter-state transmission licensees, buyers, ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
CERC Announces New Guidelines for Seamless Cross-Border Trade of Electricity

CERC Announces New Guidelines for Seamless Cross-Border Trade of Electricity

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued new regulations for the cross-border trade of electricity. These regulations will come into force from the date of publication in the Official ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
CERC Proposes Draft Fees and Charges For DISCOMs and other Entities

CERC Proposes Draft Fees and Charges For DISCOMs and other Entities

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued draft (Fees and Charges of Regional Load Dispatch Centre (RLDC) and other related matters) Regulations, 2019. These regulations will come into effect ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
CERC Proposes Granting Category I Inter-State Trading License to Refex Energy

CERC Issues Regulations for Seamless Implementation of ISTS Across the Country

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has published regulations for ISTS (Inter-State Transmission System) implementation in the official gazette. These regulations have been in force since July 23, 2018. The ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
Spot Power Price Continues to Soar Four Months in a Row, Hovers at ₹3.34/kWh in May 2019

Spot Power Price Declines to ₹3.34/kWh in August 2018

The slump in spot power price continued in August 2018. In August , the recorded spot power price was ₹3.34 (~$)/kWh which was still higher than recent tariffs quoted in solar and ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
CERC Amends Regulations for Open Access in Interstate Transmission

CERC Amends Regulations for Open Access in Interstate Transmission

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has amended the regulations for Open Access in Interstate Transmission, which were first passed in 2008. The new regulations will be called the CERC ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Government Working on Grid Strengthening and Preventing Future Grid Disturbances

Government Working on Grid Strengthening and Preventing Future Grid Disturbances

The Government of India wants to ensure 24x7 affordable and quality power for all. Though this is an important target, the power grids across the country have historically been struggling ...