Goa and Union Territories to have Project Specific Solar Tariffs

Goa and Union Territories to have Project Specific Solar Tariffs

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has extended the control period of JERC’s 2015 regulations for grid-connected solar power by three years ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
More Project Commissioning Delay Cases in Telangana Ruled in Favor of Project Developers

Delhi’s Draft RPO and REC Regulations Make Way for Stricter Implementation

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has issued draft regulations for the implementation of renewable purchase obligation (RPO) and renewable energy certificate (REC) framework. The draft is up for comments ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
ReNew Power Fined for Project Commissioning Delay but PPA Not Terminated

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
India Records Power Supply Deficit of 0.6 Percent During Apr-Sep 2018

CERC’s Final Amendment to Interstate Open Access Power Regulations

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has finalized the amended regulations for open access in interstate transmission, which were initially passed in 2008. The new regulations will be in effect ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Records Power Supply Deficit of 0.6 Percent During Apr-Sep 2018

REC Trading Trend Reverses in December: Solar Trade Spikes While Non-Solar Slumps

Renewable energy certificates trading (RECs) on the energy exchanges in India witnessed a reversal of trends in the last month of 2018. While trading activity in solar RECs spiked in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Decrease in Cost of Solar by 50% can Increase Solar Penetration by 8 Times: NITI Aayog

DiSPA Asks Haryana to Remove Upper Cap of 500 MW for Open Access Solar Projects

The Distributed Solar Power Association (DiSPA) has petitioned the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) to remove the 500 MW cap for open access solar projects. According to DiSPA, the Haryana ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat Floats Tender for 700 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects

Maharashtra’s Renewable Energy Policy 2008 Does Not Include Solar: MERC

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed Adani Electricity Mumbai Ltd (AEML) not to pay any benefits to open access solar projects aggregating 6 MW. These projects were developed under the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Hanergy and Bollore Group to Jointly Develop Solar EVs

Tariff of ₹6/kWh to be Applicable on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Telangana

Taking another step forward towards propelling the growth of intelligent transportation in the state, the Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has approved a tariff of ₹6.00 (~$ 0.083)/kWh for electric ...
Meghalaya’s Solar RPO Requirement for FY 2018-19 Raised to 0.75%

Meghalaya’s Solar RPO Requirement for FY 2018-19 Raised to 0.75%

The Meghalaya State Electricity Regulatory Commission (MSERC) has issued new regulations for Renewable Energy Purchase Obligation (RPO) and its compliance. These regulations will apply to the state of Meghalaya and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Open Access Consumers in Gujarat to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.44/kWh

Open Access Power Consumers in Gujarat to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.44/kWh

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has issued an order stating that an additional surcharge of ₹0.44 (~$0.0060)/kWh will be applicable in case of open access consumers who avail power ...
/ / 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
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
Interview: Safeguard Duty Cost Impact on Rooftop Solar Could be as much as 20%

Interview: Safeguard Duty Cost Impact on Rooftop Solar Could be as much as 20%

India’s rooftop solar sector has installed approximately 2 GW so far. Without a conducive environment and a variety of supportive policy initiatives for it to truly take off, it will ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
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
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 ...
CERC Sets National Average Power Purchase Cost for Open Access at ₹3.53/kWh

CERC Sets National Average Power Purchase Cost for Open Access at ₹3.53/kWh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has set the national average power purchase cost (APPC) at ₹3.53 (~$0.0518)/kWh for open access.  The CERC had proposed this national APPC in April ...
Ministry of Power Addresses Pass Through, Open Access in Amendments to Tariff Policy

Ministry of Power Addresses Pass Through, Open Access in Amendments to Tariff Policy

The Ministry of Power has issued draft amendments to Tariff Policy 2016. The amendments have been proposed keeping in view the changes and dynamic nature of the power sector. These ...
Telangana Issues Deviation Settlement Regulations for Solar and Wind Generation

Telangana Issues Deviation Settlement Regulations for Solar and Wind Generation

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has issued new regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind generation sources. These regulations will apply to all ...
Hero Future, Vikram Solar and ACME go to Court Opposing Safeguard Duty Imposed by DGTR

Karnataka High Court Stays KERC Order to Increase Wheeling Charges for Open Access

A vacation bench of the Karnataka High Court has imposed an indefinite stay on the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (KERC) recent order that levied 25 percent of the normal transmission ...
Statkraft and BLP End their Partnership for Distributed Solar Solutions in India

BLP Sells its Entire Stake in the Joint Venture SBSS to Statkraft

Statkraft, a European renewable energy generator, and Bharat Light and Power (BLP), an Indian renewable energy generation and technology firm, have announced the end of their partnership. As part of ...
Wheeling Charges in Karnataka Increase Five-Fold

Wheeling Charges in Karnataka Increase Five-Fold

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) recently levied 25 percent of the normal transmission charges as wheeling charges for open access consumers in the state. The current wheeling charges being ...
/ / Grid, T&D
BESCOM Proposes a Tariff Separation for Open Access Consumers Above 1 MW in Karnataka

BESCOM Proposes a Tariff Separation for Open Access Consumers Above 1 MW in Karnataka

Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) has proposed a separate tariff for >1 MW open access consumers, as it causes the non-recovery of fixed costs. BESCOM has requested for an increase ...
National Average Power Purchase Cost of ₹3.53/kWh Proposed for Open Access

National Average Power Purchase Cost of ₹3.53/kWh Proposed for Open Access

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed to set the national average power purchase cost (APPC) at ₹3.53/kWh for the financial year (FY) 2018-19. The proposal of national APPC ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
JERC for Goa and Union Territories Issues Open Access Regulations for 2018

JERC for Goa and Union Territories Issues Open Access Regulations for 2018

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has come up with open access regulations for the intra-state transmission and distribution for the year ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Uttarakhand Issues Cross-Subsidy Surcharge for Open Access Customers

Uttarakhand Issues Cross-Subsidy Surcharge for Open Access Customers

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has issued the terms and conditions of intra-state open access for 2018 under which the agency has introduced a cross-subsidy surcharge for open access ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy