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
Lowest Tariffs Drops to ₹1.38/kWh in Madhya Pradesh’s 8.6 MW Rooftop Solar Auction

Maharashtra Commission Allows Grid Connectivity to 1.36 MW Rooftop Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has allowed a 1.36 MW rooftop solar project the required connectivity to the grid. The MERC was responding to a petition filed by Supreme Industries ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Centre Advises Andhra Pradesh Government Against Revisiting Solar, Wind PPAs

70 MW Open Access Solar Project to be Developed in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh will soon have a 70 MW open access solar photovoltaic (PV) project. The project, which falls under Uttar Pradesh’s Open Access Program, will be developed by SunSource Energy ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Waste to Energy Projects in Delhi to be Exempt from Open Access Deviation Charges

Waste to Energy Projects in Delhi to be Exempt from Open Access Deviation Charges

In a recent order, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) stated that waste to energy generation projects in the national capital territory (NCT) of Delhi will be exempted from certain ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.50/kWh to Apply for Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Projects in Maharashtra

Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.50/kWh to Apply for Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Projects in Maharashtra

The state of Maharashtra has specified an upper ceiling tariff of ₹3.50 (~$0.049)/kWh for competitive bidding to procure power from fossil fuel-based cogeneration projects in the state. Specifying the tariff ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Goa and Union Territories to have Project Specific Solar Tariffs

Goa and Union Territories to have Project Specific Solar Tariffs

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has extended the control period of JERC’s 2015 regulations for grid-connected solar power by three years ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
More Project Commissioning Delay Cases in Telangana Ruled in Favor of Project Developers

Delhi’s Draft RPO and REC Regulations Make Way for Stricter Implementation

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has issued draft regulations for the implementation of renewable purchase obligation (RPO) and renewable energy certificate (REC) framework. The draft is up for comments ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CERC Dismisses Adani Green’s Petition Against Power Grid Corporation

Open Access Banked Units Can be Adjusted If Power Sourced from Same Generator: MERC

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) in its latest order has clarified that open access consumers can avail open access throughout the year and are entitled for adjustment of the banked ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
India Records Power Supply Deficit of 0.6 Percent During Apr-Sep 2018

CERC’s Final Amendment to Interstate Open Access Power Regulations

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has finalized the amended regulations for open access in interstate transmission, which were initially passed in 2008. The new regulations will be in effect ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
India Records Power Supply Deficit of 0.6 Percent During Apr-Sep 2018

REC Trading Trend Reverses in December: Solar Trade Spikes While Non-Solar Slumps

Renewable energy certificates trading (RECs) on the energy exchanges in India witnessed a reversal of trends in the last month of 2018. While trading activity in solar RECs spiked in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Decrease in Cost of Solar by 50% can Increase Solar Penetration by 8 Times: NITI Aayog

DiSPA Asks Haryana to Remove Upper Cap of 500 MW for Open Access Solar Projects

The Distributed Solar Power Association (DiSPA) has petitioned the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) to remove the 500 MW cap for open access solar projects. According to DiSPA, the Haryana ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat Floats Tender for 700 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects

Maharashtra’s Renewable Energy Policy 2008 Does Not Include Solar: MERC

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed Adani Electricity Mumbai Ltd (AEML) not to pay any benefits to open access solar projects aggregating 6 MW. These projects were developed under the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Hanergy and Bollore Group to Jointly Develop Solar EVs

Tariff of ₹6/kWh to be Applicable on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Telangana

Taking another step forward towards propelling the growth of intelligent transportation in the state, the Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has approved a tariff of ₹6.00 (~$ 0.083)/kWh for electric ...
Meghalaya’s Solar RPO Requirement for FY 2018-19 Raised to 0.75%

Meghalaya’s Solar RPO Requirement for FY 2018-19 Raised to 0.75%

The Meghalaya State Electricity Regulatory Commission (MSERC) has issued new regulations for Renewable Energy Purchase Obligation (RPO) and its compliance. These regulations will apply to the state of Meghalaya and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Open Access Consumers in Gujarat to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.44/kWh

Open Access Power Consumers in Gujarat to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.44/kWh

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has issued an order stating that an additional surcharge of ₹0.44 (~$0.0060)/kWh will be applicable in case of open access consumers who avail power ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
MERC Sets Open Access Charges for Maharashtra

MERC Sets Open Access Charges for Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has announced open access charges for consumers in the state. These charges are applicable from September 1, 2018. MERC fixed the open access charges in ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
CERC Amends Regulations for Open Access in Interstate Transmission

CERC Amends Regulations for Open Access in Interstate Transmission

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has amended the regulations for Open Access in Interstate Transmission, which were first passed in 2008. The new regulations will be called the CERC ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Interview: Safeguard Duty Cost Impact on Rooftop Solar Could be as much as 20%

Interview: Safeguard Duty Cost Impact on Rooftop Solar Could be as much as 20%

India’s rooftop solar sector has installed approximately 2 GW so far. Without a conducive environment and a variety of supportive policy initiatives for it to truly take off, it will ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Sourcing Power from Multiple Generators for Open Access not Permissible

Sourcing Power from Multiple Generators for Open Access not Permissible

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has dismissed a petition filed by G.I. Energies (GIE) against the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for not signing the energy purchase ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MERC Clarifies the Terms for Granting Open Access for Solar

MERC Clarifies the Terms for Granting Open Access for Solar

A ruling by the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has clarified that the nodal agency will grant medium-term open access (MTOA) or short-term open access (STOA) in the existing distribution ...
CERC Sets National Average Power Purchase Cost for Open Access at ₹3.53/kWh

CERC Sets National Average Power Purchase Cost for Open Access at ₹3.53/kWh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has set the national average power purchase cost (APPC) at ₹3.53 (~$0.0518)/kWh for open access.  The CERC had proposed this national APPC in April ...
Ministry of Power Addresses Pass Through, Open Access in Amendments to Tariff Policy

Ministry of Power Addresses Pass Through, Open Access in Amendments to Tariff Policy

The Ministry of Power has issued draft amendments to Tariff Policy 2016. The amendments have been proposed keeping in view the changes and dynamic nature of the power sector. These ...
Telangana Issues Deviation Settlement Regulations for Solar and Wind Generation

Telangana Issues Deviation Settlement Regulations for Solar and Wind Generation

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has issued new regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind generation sources. These regulations will apply to all ...