419 MW of Open Access Solar Projects Installed in Q1 2021

419 MW of Open Access Solar Projects Installed in Q1 2021

India’s open access solar installations totaled 419 MW in the first quarter (Q1) of 2021, while the cumulative solar installations in the open access market have reached 4.3 GW as ...
Ministry Proposes New Mechanism to Reduce Cost of Power and Renewable Curtailment

Ministry Proposes New Mechanism to Reduce Cost of Power and Renewable Curtailment

The Ministry of Power has issued a discussion paper on market-based economic dispatch (MBED) of power and has requested the stakeholders to provide their comments on the matter by June ...
Regulator Allows Partial Credit Adjustment for an Open Access Wind Power Consumer

Regulator Allows Partial Credit Adjustment for an Open Access Wind Power Consumer

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent ruling, allowing for credit adjustment of units generated from wind projects for September 2017, July 2018, and October 2019 for an ...
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PepsiCo India Allowed to Carry Over Shortfall in Renewable Power Purchase Obligation

PepsiCo India Allowed to Carry Over Shortfall in Renewable Power Purchase Obligation

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC), in a recent order, has allowed beverage major PepsiCo India Holdings to make up for its renewable purchase obligation (RPO) shortfall for the ...
MSEDCL Asked Not to Levy Additional Surcharge for a Captive Open Access Solar Project

MSEDCL Asked Not to Levy Additional Surcharge for a Captive Open Access Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, asked Exide Industries not to pay any additional surcharge for captive power consumption and directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution ...
Bharat Petroleum Invites Bids for Open Access Renewable Power

Bharat Petroleum Invites Bids for 15 MW of Open Access Renewable Power

Bharat Petroleum has invited bids to procure 15 MW of solar and non-solar renewable power on a short-term open access basis for its refinery in Mahul, Mumbai. The successful bidder's ...
Maharashtra Allows Twice a Month Revisions in Contract Demand for C&l Customers

Maharashtra Allows Twice a Month Revisions in Contract Demand for C&l Customers

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, allowed for revisions in contract demand up to two occasions for high-tension (HT) commercial and industrial (C&I) consumers and up ...
India’s Solar Installations Up 88% in Q1 2021 With 2.05 GW

India’s Solar Installations Up 88% YoY in Q1 2021 With 2.05 GW

India added 2,056 MW of solar in the first quarter (Q1) of 2021, a 37% increase quarter-over-quarter (QoQ), compared to 1,505 MW installed in the fourth quarter of 2020. These ...
DFM Foods to Buy Solar Via Open Access Under Group Captive Mode from Fourth Partner Energy

DFM Foods to Buy Solar Via Open Access Under Group Captive Mode from Fourth Partner Energy

Noida-based packaged snacks manufacturer DFM Foods announced that they have invested ₹9.6 million (~$130,672) to acquire 5.57% equity shares in Belenus Solar Private Limited, a special purpose vehicle of Fourth ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Punjab Reduces Additional Surcharge Payable by Open Access Consumers to ₹1.16/kWh

Punjab Reduces Additional Surcharge Payable by Open Access Consumers to ₹1.16/kWh

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has set additional surcharge payable by consumers availing power through open access sources in the state. For open access consumers (partial and full) ...
APTEL Allows Open Access, Banking Facility to Four Wind Power Generators in Maharashtra

APTEL Allows Open Access, Banking Facility to Four Wind Power Generators in Maharashtra

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to grant open access facility to four wind developers and also ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
The Indian Solar Markets’ Top Players in 2020

The Indian Solar Markets’ Top Players in 2020

Solar installations in the calendar year (CY) 2020 totaled 3.2 GW, a 56% decline compared to 7.3 GW of capacity added in 2019. The Covid-19 outbreak brought the solar industry ...
C&I (Ground-Mount) Project of the Year_ Amp Energy India’s Open Access Project

C&I (Ground-Mount) Project of the Year: Amp Energy India’s Open Access Solar Project

Amp Energy India emerged as one of the winners at the Solar Awards 2021 in the recently-held  Mercom India Solar Summit 2021. The renewable energy power producer bagged the accolade ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Open Access Consumers in Tamil Nadu to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.70_kWh

Open Access Power Consumers in Tamil Nadu to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.70/kWh

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has heard a petition filed by the distribution company and approved an additional surcharge of ₹0.70 (~$0.0093)/kWh, payable by open access consumers. The ...
/ / Grid, Utility Scale
National Average Power Purchase Cost of ₹3.85/kWh Set for Open Access Solar Projects

National Average Power Purchase Cost of ₹3.85/kWh Set for Open Access Solar Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has set the national Average Power Purchase Cost (APPC) for open access at ₹3.85 (~$0.052)/kWh. The APPC would be applicable during the financial year ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
No Net Metering Facility for Open Access Solar Consumers in Haryana

No Net Metering Facility for Open Access Solar Consumers in Haryana

Open access solar consumers will not have the net metering facility in Haryana, according to the regulations for net and gross metering in the state proposed by the Haryana Electricity ...
Tamil Nadu Issues New Tariff Order, Plans to Double Its Solar Capacity by 2022

Tamil Nadu Issues New Tariff Order, Plans to Double Its Solar Capacity by 2022

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has proposed to levy 50% of the charges applicable for conventional power for transmission, wheeling, scheduling, and system operation charges for solar power ...
The Ministry of Power has issued new regulations regarding the late payment surcharge, which will be applicable for power purchase agreements

Ministry of Power Issues New Rules for Late Payment Surcharge Payable by DISCOMs

The Ministry of Power has issued new regulations regarding the late payment surcharge, which will be applicable for power purchase agreements (PPAs) and transmission service agreements in which the tariffs ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
SJVN Floats Tender Seeking End-to-End Services for 1 GW of Open Access Solar Projects

SJVN Floats Tender Seeking End-to-End Services for 1 GW of Open Access Solar Projects

SJVN Limited has floated a tender seeking services from firms to arrange for land, connectivity, open access, and power purchase agreements for 1 GW of grid-connected solar projects in the country ...
Cipla to Procure Solar Via Open Access Under Group Captive Model from AMP Energy

Cipla to Procure Solar Via Open Access Under Group Captive Model from AMP Energy

Indian pharmaceutical major Cipla will be procuring solar from a 20 MWac (30 MWdc) group captive project in Tuljapur, Maharashtra. Spread across 115 acres, the solar project has been commissioned ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Open Access Solar Installations Increased by 56% in 2020 Despite Challenges

Open Access Solar Installations Increased by 56% in 2020 Despite Challenges

The total installed capacity in the open access (OA) market as of December 2020 stood at almost 4 GW, with a project development pipeline of over 1 GW, according to ...
Gujarat’s New Solar Policy Incentivizes Captive and Rooftop Solar Projects

Gujarat’s New Solar Policy Incentivizes Captive and Rooftop Solar Projects

The Gujarat government has announced the new 'Gujarat Solar Power Policy 2021' with incentives for residential, commercial, and industrial rooftop solar developers. The policy will be valid until December 31, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tamil Nadu Commission Dismisses NSEFI's Plea for Rollover of Banked Renewable Energy

Tamil Nadu Commission Dismisses NSEFI’s Plea for Rollover of Banked Renewable Energy

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) dismissed the National Solar energy Federation of India's (NSEFI) request to allow rollover of banked energy from open access projects under the captive ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Government Proposes Option for DISCOMs to Exit PPA After Their Tenure

Government Proposes Option for DISCOMs to Exit PPA After Their Tenure

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued draft proposals enabling the distribution companies (DISCOMs) to either continue or exit from the power purchase agreements (PPAs) after the completion of the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
JERC to Allow Banking of Renewable Energy up to 20% of the Total Generation

JERC to Allow Banking of Renewable Energy up to 20% of the Total Generation

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has issued amendments to the intrastate open access transmission and distribution regulations 2017. In the amendments, ...
/ / Consumers, Solar