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 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Maharashtra Commission Asks DISCOM to Allow Open Access to Captive Wind Generators

Maharashtra Commission Asks DISCOM to Allow Open Access to Captive Wind Energy Generators

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued a common order with respect to five separate petitions which were filed by Ghatge Patil Industries Limited, Liberty Oil Mills Limited, Siddhayu ...
/ / Other, Wind
Uttar Pradesh Proposes 6% Banking Charges for Solar and Wind Energy

Uttar Pradesh Proposes 6% Banking Charges for Solar and Wind Energy

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has issued draft regulations for captive and renewable energy generating projects in the state. These regulations will be effective beginning April 1, 2019, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra to Procure 500 MW of Wind Energy with a Tariff Cap of ₹2.95/kWh

Maharashtra to Procure 500 MW of Wind Energy with a Tariff Cap of ₹2.95/kWh

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has issued a tender to procure 500 MW of wind power through a competitive bidding process. The distribution company intends to meet ...
/ / Other, Wind
Goa Issues Net Metering Regulations for Solar Projects

Goa Issues Net Metering Regulations for Solar Projects

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has finalized the net metering regulations. The new rules have been in effect since July 24, ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Amplus Invests ₹5 billion in an Open Access Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

Amplus Invests ₹5 billion in an Open Access Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

Amplus Energy Solutions has invested in its second open access solar project of 100 MW in Deoria district, Uttar Pradesh (UP). The investment in this project amounts to nearly ₹5 ...
Is Group Captive the Next Attractive Solar Market in 2019?

Is Group Captive the Next Attractive Solar Market in 2019?

On paper, the open access solar is an attractive source of power for large consumers (with a connected load of more than 1 MW). It allows them to procure solar ...
MNRE Details Role and Responsibilities of DISCOMs Under the 12 GW Solar CPSU Program

MNRE Details Roles and Responsibilities of DISCOMs Under the 12 GW Solar CPSU Program

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a notification regarding the modalities and role of distribution companies (DISCOMs) to ensure the smooth implementation of the second phase ...
Policy Highlights from India’s Solar Industry and Other Renewables in June 2019

Policy Highlights from India’s Solar Industry and Other Renewables in June 2019

The month of June saw important policy announcements by the central as well as the state agencies. The policy highlights covered various issues like for module registration, tariffs, net metering, ...
CERC Orders Trading Firm to Pay Dues for Power Procured from Bagasse-Based Project

CERC Orders Trading Firm to Pay Dues for Power Procured from Bagasse-Based Project

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order providing relief to Nirani Sugars Limited in a case concerning the payment of dues amounting to ₹110.9 million (~$1.59 million) ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Maharashtra’s Shirdi Temple Reissues 10 MW Solar EPC Tender

Maharashtra’s Shirdi Temple Reissues 10 MW Solar EPC Tender

Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) is on the lookout for an engineering procurement construction (EPC) contractor to develop a 10 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project at any location in Maharashtra ...
Uttar Pradesh Releases Blueprint for Open Access Regulations

Uttar Pradesh Releases Blueprint for Open Access Power Regulations

As the share of renewable energy in the generation mix is increasing in the Indian states, an increasing number of state regulatory commissions are now either coming up with new open access regulations ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
CERC Dismisses Adani Green’s Petition Against Power Grid Corporation

CERC Dismisses Adani Green’s Petition Against Power Grid Corporation

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission has announced its ruling in a case that involved Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) and Power Grid Corporation Limited (PGCIL). The case was about three ...
Prism Johnson Acquires 30% Stake in Cleantech SPV to Build 22 MW of Captive Solar Projects

Rajasthan Clarifies How Wheeling Charges on Solar Projects are to be Applied

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has dismissed petitions filed by captive solar project developers seeking relief from applicable wheeling and banking charges. In this case, the petitioners were: Goyal ...
Amplus to Develop 150 MW of Solar Projects in Haryana as State Waives Open Access Charges

Amplus to Develop 150 MW of Solar Projects in Haryana as State Waives Open Access Charges

Amplus Energy Solutions has decided to make the most of the waiver provided to open access solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in Haryana. The company has secured an approval from the ...
Grid Infrastructure in India Needs to Scale Rapidly to Keep up with Solar and Wind Tenders

Relaxing Day-Ahead Scheduling for Co-Located Captive Power Projects Untenable: BERC

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has upheld the provisions of its regulations on the banking of power from fossil fuel and renewable energy-based captive generating projects. The BERC heard ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Ministry of Power Proposes Adoption of Uniform Tariff Structure for All States

CERC Proposes ₹3.60/kWh as National Average Power Purchase Cost for Open Access

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed setting up the national average power purchase cost (APPC) at ₹3.60 (~$0.051)/kWh for open access for FY 2019-20. The proposal is up ...
Gujarat High Court Gives Go-Ahead to GUVNL’s 500 MW Wind Auction

Maharashtra Rules in Favor of Unilateral Reduction of Open Access Contract Demand

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rejected a petition filed by Arvind Cotsyn Private Limited regarding the unilateral reduction of open access contract demand (CD) and non-compliance of MERC ...
/ / Other, Wind
Generic Tariff for Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Projects in Tamil Nadu Set at ₹6.28/kWh

Generic Tariff for Municipal Solid Waste to Energy Projects in Tamil Nadu Set at ₹6.28/kWh

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has set the generic tariff for the procurement of power from municipal solid waste projects in the state at ₹6.28 (~$0.088)/kWh without accelerated ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Bihar DISCOMs Liable to Pay Penalty in Case of Non-fulfillment of Solar RPO

Andhra Pradesh to Amend its Regulation on Open Access Power Transactions

As the share of renewable energy in the generation mix is increasing in the Indian states, an increasing number of state regulatory commissions are now amending old regulations. For instance, ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Tamil Nadu’s Tiruppur Smart City Floats Tender for 4.8 MW of Solar Power Projects

SECI’s New Solar Tender Calls for 750 MW of Projects in Rajasthan with Long-Term Open Access

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) has issued a Request for Selection (RfS) for 750 MW (Tranche-II) of grid-connected solar PV projects in Rajasthan. A single bidder must bid for ...
Maharashtra Prepares Draft Amendments to Distribution Open Access Regulations

Maharashtra Prepares Draft Amendments to Distribution Open Access Regulations

Following the recently announced draft first amendment to the regulations dealing with transmission of open access in the state by the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), it has done the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Issues Draft First Amendment to its Open Access Regulations

Maharashtra Issues Draft First Amendment to its Open Access Regulations

Open Access market once attractive is now almost dead according to many in the industry. Policies get announced regularly followed by constant amendments leading to a final draft that looks ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Open Access Consumers in Gujarat to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.44/kWh

Karnataka Court Quashes KERC Order Increasing Wheeling Charges for Open Access Power

The Karnataka High Court has quashed an order issued by the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) relating to an increase in wheeling charges for open access power consumers in the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar