Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers Increased to ₹0.69/kWh in Gujarat

Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers Increased to ₹0.69/kWh in Gujarat

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC), in a recent order, revised the additional surcharge to ₹0.69 (~$0.009)/kWh payable by open access consumers of the state distribution companies (DISCOMs) from ₹0.51 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Multi-Year Tariffs Crucial For Visibility and Growth of Open Access Solar Market

Multi-Year Tariffs Crucial for Visibility and Growth of Open Access Solar Market

The open access solar market is steadily growing in India, providing a viable alternative for developers who do not wish to participate in extremely competitive auctions for large-scale projects or ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
JERC Denies Exemptions Under Open Access Regulations for Solar Projects

JERC Denies Exemptions Under Open Access Regulations for Solar Projects

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories, in a recent order, dismissed the petition filed by solar project developers seeking directions to resolve ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up: UPC-AC Energy Solar Commissions 150 MW of Solar Projects in India

Daily News Wrap-Up: UPC-AC Energy Solar Commissions 150 MW of Solar Projects in India

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: UPC-AC Energy Solar, the joint venture company of UPC Solar Asia Pacific and AC Energy and Infrastructure ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Grasim to Procure Power From ReNew’s Captive Solar-Wind Hybrid Project

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

Grasim Industries Limited, a textile company of the Aditya Birla Group, signed a shareholders’ agreement with ReNew Green Energy Solutions and ReNew Surya Uday to procure renewable energy from its solar-wind hybrid ...
/ / Commercial, Solar
MERC Directs DISCOM to Allow Gross Metering for a Stalled Rooftop Solar System

MERC Directs DISCOM to Allow Gross Metering for a Stalled Rooftop Solar System

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, asked the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to remove restrictions on a rooftop solar system immediately. MSEDCL is ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Andhra Regulator Rules in Favor of a Solar Power Generator Regarding Wheeling Charges

Andhra Regulator Rules in Favor of a Solar Power Generator Regarding Wheeling Charges

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC), in a recent order, ruled in favor of a solar power generator, stating the Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited (APSPDCL) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uniform and Stable Policies Needed for Open Access Solar Market to Grow in India

Uniform and Stable Policies Needed for Open Access Solar Market to Grow in India

Mercom hosted a webinar on July 30, 2021, to take a close look at the policy framework and consumer feedback on the open access solar market in India. The webinar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Fourth Partner Energy Acquires 8.9 MW Distributed Solar Portfolio from Statkraft

Fourth Partner Energy Acquires 8.9 MW Distributed Solar Portfolio from Statkraft

Distributed solar company Fourth Partner Energy announced that it has acquired distributed solar portfolio with an 8.9 MWdc capacity from Statkraft India. Of this capacity, 5 MW is an open access solar project ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Uttar Pradesh Commission Rejects Part Commissioning of a 10 MW Open Access Solar Project

Uttar Pradesh Commission Rejects Part Commissioning of a 10 MW Open Access Solar Project

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC), in a recent order, ruled that AMPSolar Evolution would not be allowed the part commissioning of its two new projects at Tilhar and ...
Decoding the Economics Behind Open Access Solar Market in India

Decoding the Economics Behind Open Access Solar Market in India

Open access solar installations in India totaled 419 MW in the first quarter (Q1) of calendar year (CY) 2021. The cumulative solar installation in the open access market reached 4.3 ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Tender Issued for Short-Term Firm Power With Banking Arrangement

Tender Issued for Short-Term Firm Power With Banking Arrangement

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has invited bids to import and export short-term power under banking arrangements from trading licensees, state utilities, distribution licensees, and state electricity ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
DISCOM Asked to Refund Electricity Duty Levied on Renewable Energy Open Access Consumer

DISCOM Asked to Refund Electricity Duty Levied on Renewable Energy Open Access Consumer

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) to provide the credit adjustment for wrongful levy of electric duty to open access power ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
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 ...
/ / Wind
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 ...