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
Open Access Consumers Can Use Smart Meters As Interface Meters

Open Access Consumers Can Use Smart Meters As Interface Meters

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA), in a recent notification, said that in case of open access consumers connected to a distribution system, smart meters can be used as interface meters ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
Mizoram Invites Bids for Short-Term Sale of Surplus Non-Solar Renewable Power

Mizoram Invites Bids for Short-Term Sale of Surplus Non-Solar Renewable Power

The Power and Electricity Department of Mizoram (PEDM) has issued a notice inviting bids for the short-term sale of the state electricity department's surplus non-solar renewable power generated between January ...
Telangana Regulator Asks DISCOM to Pay Up for Using Banked Energy from a 2 MW Solar Project

Telangana Regulator Asks DISCOM to Pay Up for Using Banked Energy from a 2 MW Solar Project

The Telangana Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) directed the Transmission Corporation of Telangana Limited (TSTRANSCO) and the Telangana State Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (TSSPDCL) to provide long-term intrastate open access ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Haryana Commission Denies Long-Term Open Access to a 20 MW On-going Solar Project

Haryana Commission Denies Long-Term Open Access to a 20 MW Ongoing Solar Project

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has ruled that the losses suffered by a solar open access project developer due to a delay in the signing of a connectivity agreement ...
Energy Banking for Captive Renewable Projects Selling Open Access Power to Third-Party

Energy Banking for Captive Renewable Projects Selling Open Access Power to Third-Party

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has issued draft amendments to the intrastate open access transmission and distribution regulations 2017. Where will it apply? These regulations will apply to the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Electricity Regulator Rules in Favor of Open Access Solar Project Developer

Electricity Regulator Rules in Favor of Open Access Solar Project Developer

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has ruled in favor of a solar engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company seeking connectivity for ...
Odisha_ Consumers Sourcing Renewable Power Through Open Access Exempt From Surcharge

Odisha: Consumers Sourcing Renewable Power Through Open Access Exempt From Surcharge

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has announced the revised cross-subsidy surcharge, wheeling, and transmission charges applicable for consumers availing conventional power through open access. The charges are for the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
/ / Wind
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 ...
/ / Wind
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 ...