Gujarat Increases Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers to ₹0.31/kWh

Gujarat Increases Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers to ₹0.31/kWh

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has increased the additional surcharge payable by open access consumers to the state distribution companies (DISCOMs) to ₹0.31 (~$0.0038)/kWh. The new additional surcharge will ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Electricity Tariff Hike Could Nudge Tamil Nadu C&I Entities to Adopt Solar Open Access

Electricity Tariff Hike Could Nudge Tamil Nadu C&I Entities to Adopt Solar Open Access

Commercial and industrial (C&I) consumers in Tamil Nadu are considering switching to solar open access projects under captive and group captive mode as opposed to buying power from the state-owned ...
APTEL Asks Regulator to Revisit Cross-Subsidy Surcharge for Open Access Power Projects

APTEL Asks Regulator to Revisit Cross-Subsidy Surcharge for Open Access Power Projects

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) recently ruled that the state regulatory commission should revisit the subject of cross-subsidy surcharge on open access projects in Rajasthan as and when it ...
/ / Open Access, Solar
Tender Issued for 20 GWh of Solar Power Via Open Access by Tamil Nadu Milk Co-operative

Tender Issued for 20 GWh of Solar Power Via Open Access by Tamil Nadu Milk Co-operative

The Tamil Nadu Cooperative Milk Producers Federation (Aavin) has issued a tender to procure 20 GWh of solar power per year through open access projects for five years. The contracted ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
West Bengal Issues Open Access Regulations Including Green Energy

West Bengal Issues Open Access Regulations Including Green Energy

Consumers who have contracted demand or sanctioned load of 100 kW will be eligible to procure green energy through open access in West Bengal, according to the Open Access Regulations, ...
/ / Market & Policy, Solar
Karnataka Tops Power Sellers in Green Day Ahead Market in Q1 2022

Karnataka Tops Power Sellers in Green Day Ahead Market in Q1 2022

Karnataka was the top seller of power in the Green Day Ahead Market (GDAM) in the first quarter (Q1) of 2022, accounting for 58.9% of the total power sold in ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Solar
Tata Power to Develop 100 MW Captive Solar Project for Viraj Profile's Steel Plant

Tata Power Renewable Energy to Develop 100 MW Captive Solar Project for a Steel Plant

Tata Power Renewable Energy (TPREL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, will set up a 100 MW captive solar project for stainless steel manufacturer Viraj Profile at Tarapur in Maharashtra ...
Consultancy Tender Issued for 100 MW of Open Access Solar Projects in Karnataka

Consultancy Tender Issued for 100 MW of Open Access Solar Projects in Karnataka

The Karnataka Milk Producer’s Cooperative Federation (KMF) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for project management consultancy services to assist the federation in setting up an approximately 100 MW ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Assam Making Rapid Strides in Solar Open Access

Assam Making Rapid Strides in Solar Open Access

Karnataka was the top state for open access solar installations in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, followed closely by Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, and Gujarat ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Solar
Open Access Solar Installations Up 97% YoY in 1H 2022, with 1.3 GW of New Capacity Additions

Open Access Solar Installations Up 97% YoY in 1H 2022, with 1.3 GW of New Capacity Additions

India added 1.3 GW of new open access solar capacity in the first half (1H) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, registering a growth of 97% compared to 638 MW ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Solar
SECI Released ₹9.54 Billion for Wind and Solar Power Purchased in July 2022

SECI Released ₹9.54 Billion for Wind and Solar Power Purchased in July 2022

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) released ₹9.54 billion (~$119.6 million) in payments to solar and wind power generators for the power purchased in July 2022. The disbursed amount ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Syngene to Procure Power from O2 Power’s Wind Project in Karnataka

Syngene to Procure Power from O2 Power’s Wind Project in Karnataka

Syngene International, an integrated research, development, and manufacturing services company, has entered into an agreement with O2 Power to procure power from the 100 MW wind project in Karnataka through ...
/ / Other, Wind
Karnataka Issues Draft Green Energy Open Access Regulations

Karnataka Issues Draft Green Energy Open Access Regulations

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued the draft ‘Green Energy Open Access Regulations, 2022.’ The stakeholders can provide their suggestions within 30 days from the date of the ...
/ / Open Access, Solar
Open Access Consumers in West Bengal to Pay Wheeling Charges of ₹0.99kWh for FY23

Open Access Consumers in West Bengal to Pay Wheeling Charges of ₹0.99/kWh for FY23

West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has directed open access consumers to pay ₹0.99 (~$0.012)/kWh as wheeling charges to West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company (WBSEDCL) for the use of ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Additional Surcharge for Open Access Power Consumers in Punjab Reduced to ₹1.10/kWh

Additional Surcharge for Open Access Power Consumers in Punjab Reduced to ₹1.10/kWh

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has set an additional surcharge of ₹1.10 (~$0.014)/kWh for full open access consumers and partial open access consumers beyond their contract demand within ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Cost Savings and Net-Zero Targets Drive Solar Adoption in the C&I Segment

Cost Savings and Net-Zero Targets Drive Solar Adoption in the C&I Segment

Businesses have to embrace renewable energy faster and in more significant numbers if India has to realize its non-fossil fuel energy target by 2030. The Commercial and Industrial (C&I) segment ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Additional Surcharge of ₹1.20/kWh Proposed for Open Access Projects in Uttarakhand

Additional Surcharge of ₹1.20/kWh Proposed for Open Access Projects in Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has invited comments on Uttarakhand Power Corporation’s (UPCL) proposal to levy an additional surcharge of ₹1.20 (~$0.016)/kWh on consumers sourcing power through open access ...
/ / Open Access, Solar
Tata Power to Procure 300 MW of Non-Solar Renewable Power Under Short-Term Open Access

Tata Power to Procure 300 MW of Non-Solar Renewable Power Under Short-Term Open Access

Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL) has invited bids for procurement of up to 300 MW of round-the-clock (RTC) renewable power (non-solar) under a short-term arrangement for the period from ...
SECI Payouts to Solar and Wind Developers Spike to ₹9 Billion in June 2022

SECI Payouts to Solar and Wind Developers Spike to ₹9 Billion in June 2022

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) disbursed ₹9.13 billion (~$114.78 million) to solar and wind power generators for the power purchased in June 2022. The disbursed amount accounted for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
C&I Customers Moving Toward Solar to Meet their Power Demands

C&I Customers Moving Toward Solar to Meet their Power Demands

The commercial and industrial (C&I) segment encompasses a large variety of customers, solar systems, and project sizes. In the last few years, the C&I segment has driven the growth of ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: POSOCO Appointed Nodal Agency for Green Energy Open Access

Daily News Wrap-Up: POSOCO Appointed Nodal Agency for Green Energy Open Access

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Ministry of Power (MoP), in a recent notification, appointed the Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) as ...
Favorable Banking Policies Driving Growth of Open Access Solar in Many States

Favorable Banking Policies Driving Growth of Open Access Solar in Many States

Energy banking is an essential aspect of any open access project. The states with favorable energy banking policies are leading the way in open access installations. Banking of energy or ...
Chhattisgarh Makes Rapid Strides Towards Expanding Solar Open Access Market

Chhattisgarh Makes Rapid Strides Towards Expanding Solar Open Access Market

Karnataka was the top state for solar open access installations in the first quarter (Q1) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, followed closely by Maharashtra, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, and Tamil Nadu ...
DISCOMs a Hurdle for the Growth of Open Access Projects in Rajasthan

DISCOMs a Hurdle for the Growth of Open Access Projects in Rajasthan

Rajasthan is one of the most favorable states to set up group captive solar power projects due to its high solar irradiation and the benefit of lower net landed cost ...
SECI Releases ₹6.86 Billion for Solar and Wind Power Procured in May 2022

SECI Releases ₹6.86 Billion for Solar and Wind Power Procured in May 2022

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) disbursed ₹6.86 billion (~$87.9 million) to solar and wind power generators for the power purchased in May 2022. The disbursed amount accounted for ...