Waiving ISTS Charges Could Catalyze Growth in Renewable Open Access Market

Waiving ISTS Charges Could Catalyze Growth in Renewable Open Access Market

Open access solar project developers believe that inter-state transmission charges (ISTS) waiver on solar projects and other renewable energy projects would widen the scope of open access projects connected to ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Better Tariff Structures and Policies are Driving the Growth of Open Access

Better Tariff Structures and Policies are Driving the Growth of Solar Open Access

India installed 307 MW of open access solar capacity in the third quarter (Q3) of the calendar year (CY) 2021, registering a 47% increase compared to 209 MW installed in ...
CERC Orders Renewable Energy Certificates to be Issued to a Captive Solar Project

CERC Orders Renewable Energy Certificates to be Issued to a Captive Solar Project

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) issued an order favoring a captive solar power producer. It directed the National Load Dispatch Center (NLDC) to grant renewable energy certificates (RECs) to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ministry of Power Issues Revised Guidelines for EV Charging Infrastructure

Ministry of Power Issues Revised Guidelines for EV Charging Infrastructure

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued the revised ‘Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EVs) Guidelines’ to accelerate the e-mobility transition in the country. The guidelines aim to enable faster ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
MNRE Adds More Projects to Comply With the ALMM Order, Including Open Access

MNRE Adds More Projects to Comply With the ALMM Order, Including Open Access

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued amendments to the ‘Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) of Solar Modules (requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2019.’ As ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
No Transmission and Wheeling Charges for Distributed Solar Projects in Chhattisgarh

No Transmission and Wheeling Charges for Distributed Solar Projects in Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued amendments to its CSERC (Grid Interactive Distributed Renewable Energy Sources) Regulations, 2019, for distributed solar power projects. The regulations will come ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh Sold the Highest Amount of Electricity in Day-Ahead Market in Q2 2021

Uttar Pradesh Sold the Highest Amount of Electricity in Day-Ahead Market in Q2 2021

Uttar Pradesh sold the highest amount of power in the day-ahead market (DAM) in the second quarter (Q2) of 2021, accounting for 13.9% of all power sold in the quarter, ...
Solar Open Access Installations Rise by 143% YoY in 9M 2021 With 935 MW Added

Solar Open Access Installations Rise by 143% YoY in 9M 2021 With 935 MW Added

India’s solar open access installations totaled 307 MW in the third quarter (Q3) of 2021, an 85% year-over-year (YoY) increase compared to 166 MW in the same period last year, ...
Open Access Power Consumers in Telangana to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.96kWh

Open Access Power Consumers in Telangana to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.96/kWh

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has approved an additional surcharge of ₹0.96 (~$0.013)/kWh for consumers sourcing power through open access from January 1 to March 31, 2022. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Delhi Increases Additional Surcharge for Open Access Power Consumers

Delhi Increases Additional Surcharge for Open Access Power Consumers

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has set the additional surcharge payable by open access power consumers under the jurisdiction of three distribution licensees. Based on the projections mentioned in ...
/ / Open Access, Solar
Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers in Punjab Increased to ₹1.22/kWh

Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers in Punjab Increased to ₹1.22/kWh

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has approved an increase in the additional surcharge to ₹1.22(~$0.016)/kWh from ₹1.16 (~$0.015)/kWh for consumers to avail open access beyond their contract demand ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Open Access Renewable Energy Generators to Have Easy Access to ISTS Network

Open Access Renewable Energy Generators to Have Easy Access to ISTS Network

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a draft regulation - ‘Connectivity and General Network Access to the Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) Regulations, 2021.’ The proposed regulations provide the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Tamil Nadu Proposes Priority of Buying Power from Various Sources Under Open Access

Tamil Nadu Proposes Priority of Buying Power from Various Sources Under Open Access

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued draft amendments to the Tamil Nadu Electricity (Grid Connectivity and Intrastate Open Access) Regulations 2014. The amendments will come into effect ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tamil Nadu Issues Revised Guidelines for Verifying Captive Power Projects

Tamil Nadu Issues Revised Guidelines for Verifying Captive Power Projects

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC), in a recent order, revised the rules for the verification of captive open access projects. The data verification procedure for providing captive status ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Peak & Off-peak Hours Specified for Energy Banking of an Open Access Solar Project

Peak & Off-peak Hours Specified for Energy Banking of an Open Access Solar Project

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has ruled that peak hours for banking and withdrawal of energy would be from 18:00 to 24:00 and off-peak hours from 00:00 to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Jindal Steel Invites Bids to Procure Up to 224 MW of Renewable Power through Open Access

Jindal Steel Invites Bids to Procure Up to 224 MW of Renewable Power through Open Access

Jindal Steel, Jajpur has invited bids to procure a maximum of 224 MW of renewable power (solar and non-solar) for interstate or intrastate trading to meet its additional power requirements ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
DISCOM Directed to Synchronize a 3 MW Solar Project in Telangana

DISCOM Directed to Synchronize a 3 MW Solar Project in Telangana

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has ruled in favor of a solar developer and directed the Southern Power Distribution Company of Telangana Limited (TSSPDCL) to synchronize the developer's ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Time for Open Access Solar is Now for C&I Segment in the Wake of Coal Crisis

Time for Open Access Solar is Now for C&I Segment in the Wake of Coal Crisis

The power crisis triggered by depleting coal stocks in thermal plants appears to have eased to some extent, but it has provided a wake-up call to the Indian industrial sector ...
Concrete Banking Rules and Uniform State Policies Key to Open Access Solar Growth

Concrete Banking Rules and Uniform State Policies Key to Open Access Solar Growth

Mercom hosted a session on 'Open Access Solar – an Ideal Solution to Reduce Carbon Footprint and Operating Costs for C&I Entities' at 'Mercom India Solar Forum 2021' on October ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Reducing Carbon Footprint and Operating Costs Through Open Access Solar

Reducing Carbon Footprint and Operating Costs Through Open Access Solar

India's open access solar market has provided an effective alternative for investors and developers reluctant to participate in aggressive large-scale auctions and small-size rooftop solar projects. In the first half ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat Sets Tariff of ₹1.75/kWh for Surplus Wind Energy from Captive Projects

Gujarat Sets Tariff of ₹1.75/kWh for Surplus Wind Energy from Captive Projects

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC), in a recent order, approved the tariff of ₹1.75 (~$0.023)/kWh for the purchase of surplus power by distribution companies (DISCOMs) from wind power projects ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Mercom's Virtual Summit to Decode Emerging Trends in the Indian Solar Market

Mercom’s Virtual Summit to Decode Emerging Trends in the Indian Solar Market

The renewable energy market, specifically the solar sector in India, witnessed a significant decline in installations last year. But recovery from the slump was quick, thanks to the demand for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Grasim to Procure Additional Power from ReNew’s Captive Wind-Solar Hybrid Project

Grasim to Procure Additional Power from ReNew’s Captive Wind-Solar Hybrid Project

Grasim Industries Limited, the textile arm of the Aditya Birla Group, has signed a supplemental share subscription agreement with ReNew Green Energy Solutions and ReNew Surya Uday. The company plans ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
Non-fossil Fuel Based Co-Generation Project Affected by Covid-19 Gets Extension

Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers Increased by 72% in Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has set the additional surcharge payable by consumers availing power through open access at ₹1.94 (~$0.026)/kWh. The charges will be applicable from October 1, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Jubilant Ingrevia to Buy Solar Power from AMP Energy's 15.5 MW Open Access Project

Jubilant Ingrevia to Buy Solar Power from AMP Energy’s 15.5 MW Open Access Project

Jubilant Ingrevia, a Noida-based integrated life sciences company, has signed an agreement with AMP Energy C&I Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AMP Energy, to acquire a 26.6% stake in ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar