West Bengal Set to Release New Regulations for RPOs

West Bengal Set to Release New Regulations for RPOs

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has published amendments to the cogeneration and generation of electricity from renewable sources regulations 2020. The Commission has invited comments and suggestions from ...
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Maharashtra Regulator on Additional Open Access Power Over Contracted Demand

Maharashtra Regulator on Additional Open Access Power Over Contracted Demand

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rejected a wind power developer’s petition contesting the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited’s (MSEDCL) decision to reject open access to its customers ...
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West Bengal Regulator Directs State DISCOM to Allow Open Access to ITC Limited

West Bengal Regulator Directs State DISCOM to Allow Open Access to ITC Limited

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) approved ITC Limited's request for open access. The Commission directed the West Bengal State Load Despatch Center (SLDC) to coordinate with Calcutta Electricity ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Rajasthan Commission Asks Wind Generator to Pay ₹14 Million in Transmission Charges

Rajasthan Commission Asks Wind Generator to Pay ₹14 Million in Transmission Charges

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has asked a textile company to pay the transmission charges, and the state load despatch center (SLDC) charges amounting to ~₹14 million (~$187,357) to ...
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Gujarat Increases Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers to ₹0.60_kWh

Gujarat Increases Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers to ₹0.60/kWh

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has announced an additional surcharge of ₹0.60 (~$0.008)/kWh for consumers' sourcing power through open access for the period between October 01, 2020, and March ...
Adoption of Solar Through Open Access_ Roadblocks and The Road Ahead

Adoption of Solar Through Open Access: Roadblocks and the Road Ahead

In the Indian power sector, open access means a mechanism in which large consumers have access to the transmission and distribution network so that they are free to obtain power ...
Chhattisgarh_ No Cross-Subsidy Surcharge for Consumers Availing Open Access Solar

Chhattisgarh: No Cross-Subsidy Surcharge for Consumers Availing Open Access Solar

The Chhattisgarh Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has defined the tariff for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and intra-state open access for the financial year (FY) 2020-21. The regulations will be ...
Solar Projects Need Not be Commissioned at the Time of Filing Open Access Application

Solar Projects Need Not be Commissioned at the Time of Filing Open Access Application

In an important verdict, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) directed Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to grant short-term open access to Mahindra CIE Automotive Limited. The Commission ...
After Andhra, Haryana's Flip-Flop on Solar Development is Costing Developers

After Andhra, Haryana’s Flip-Flop on Solar Development is Costing Developers

The 2022 deadline for India's solar target is looming large, and now is the time when all states should be working cohesively towards enabling solar expansion. Instead, several states in ...
Himachal Pradesh Issues Order on RPO Targets and Open Access Charges

Himachal Pradesh Issues Order on RPO Targets and Open Access Charges

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has issued an order for distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state regarding their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) backlogs up to the financial year ...
Haryana Issues Single-Point Supply Regulations for Rooftop and Open Access Solar

Haryana Issues Single-Point Supply Regulations for Rooftop and Open Access Solar

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued new regulations for single-point supply through rooftop solar and open access projects for residential and commercial consumer categories in the state. The ...
DISCOM Privatization and New Power Tariff Policy, Next in Line

DISCOMs in Union Territories to be Privatized, New Tariff Policy in the Making

In the fourth tranche of the economic stimulus package, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced several significant power sector reforms. The latest announcement comes on the heels of the announcement made ...
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MNRE Directs Three States to Allow Rollover of Banked Energy Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

MNRE Directs Three States to Allow Rollover of Banked Energy Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an advisory saying that the power energy departments and distribution companies (DISCOMs) in three states should consider permitting rollover of ...
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SECI Announces Tender for 2.5 GW of Solar Projects

SECI Announces Tender for 2.5 GW of Solar Projects

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for 2.5 GW of interstate-connected solar projects under Tranche X (ISTS-X) at the Ultra Mega Renewable ...
Maharashtra Open Access Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹1.31_kWh for FY 2021

Maharashtra Open Access Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹1.31/kWh for FY 2021

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has announced various charges payable by open access consumers for the financial year 2020-21 to 2024-25. Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has ...
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Sizeable Investments Waiting to be Unlocked in India’s Solar Open Access Market

Sizeable Investments Waiting to be Unlocked in India’s Solar Open Access Market

The total installed solar capacity in the open access market reached 3.6 GW at the end of the calendar year (CY) 2019 and the pipeline of projects under development and ...
ITI Limited to Procure Solar Power Through Open Access Under Group Captive Model

ITI Limited to Procure Solar Power Through Open Access Under Group Captive Model

ITI Limited, a public sector undertaking under the Department of Telecommunication, Ministry of Communications, has issued a tender for procuring solar energy from the off-site, ground-mounted project through the group ...
Bank of America Lends ₹3.56 Billion to Distributed Solar Company Fourth Partner Energy

Bank of America Lends ₹3.56 Billion to Distributed Solar Company Fourth Partner Energy

The Bank of America (BofA) has announced its plans to lend ₹3.56 billion (~$50 million) to Fourth Partner Energy, a distributed solar energy management company. The amount is a local currency revolving ...
Long-Term Open Access Customers Get Highest Priority in Uttar Pradesh

Long-Term Open Access Customers Get Highest Priority in Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has come up with open access regulations, termed as the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (terms and conditions for open access) Regulations, 2019 ...
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MNRE Issues Guidelines for DISCOMs Procuring Power from Decentralized Solar Projects

MNRE Issues Guidelines for DISCOMs Procuring Power from Decentralized Solar Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued guidelines to develop decentralized solar power projects in the country. “The draft guidelines were placed on the ministry’s website for ...
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Rajasthan DISCOM Asked to Waive Open Access Surrender Charges Against Rajasthan Patrika

Rajasthan DISCOM Asked to Waive Open Access Surrender Charges Against Rajasthan Patrika

In response to a petition filed by Rajasthan Patrika Private Limited (RPPL) against Rajasthan Vidyut Prasaran Nigam Limited (RVPNL) to waive surrender charges for the reallocation of for captive consumption, ...
Gujarat Files Petition to Purchase Surplus Solar Power from MSMEs at ₹1.75_kWh

Gujarat Files Petition to Purchase Surplus Solar Power from MSMEs at ₹1.75/kWh

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) recently filed a petition with the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) to get the tariff approved for purchasing surplus solar power generated by ...
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AAI Floats Tender to Procure Open Access Solar Power for Amritsar Airport

AAI Floats Tender to Procure Open Access Solar Power for Amritsar Airport

The Airport Authority of India (AAI) has issued a tender for the procurement of solar power by Amritsar Airport through open access. According to the tender documents, Amritsar Airport is ...
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Indian Telephone Industries Issues Tender to Procure Solar Power Through Open Access

Indian Telephone Industries Issues Tender to Procure Solar Power Through Open Access

Indian Telephone Industries (ITI) Limited, a government-owned manufacturer of telecommunication equipment, has issued a tender to procure 600,000 kWh of solar power monthly from offsite ground-mounted projects for its facility ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bharat Petroleum Floats Tender to Procure Renewable Power Through Open Access

Bharat Petroleum Floats Tender to Procure Renewable Power Through Open Access

Government-owned oil marketing company, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), has issued two tenders to procure renewable power though open access from solar and non-solar projects for its Mumbai refinery. BPCL ...
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