APTEL Directs DISCOM to Maintain Financial Discipline, Pay Power Generators on Time

APTEL Directs DISCOM to Maintain Financial Discipline, Pay Power Generators on Time

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, dismissed the application filed by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) and directed the State Electricity Regulatory Commission ...
/ / Other, Wind
GRIDCO Gets Regulatory Approval to Procure Solar Power at ₹2.75kWh from a 40 MW Project

GRIDCO Gets Regulatory Approval to Procure Solar Power at ₹2.75/kWh from a 40 MW Project

The Odisha Energy Regulatory Commission (OERC) has approved the power purchase agreement (PPA) signed between Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO) and NHPC Limited for procuring 40 MW of solar power at ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Himachal Pradesh DISCOM Directed to Offset Solar RPO Deficit

Himachal Pradesh DISCOM Directed to Offset Solar RPO Deficit

Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has directed the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Limited (HPSEBL) to offset the net deficit of 103.97 MUs as per its solar renewable purchase ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Deadline to Complete Solar Projects Under Component-A of KUSUM Program Extended (1)

State Transmission Utility to Compensate Solar Project Developer for Generation Losses

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has directed Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation (KPTCL) to compensate a solar project developer for generation losses. KPTCL is directed to pay compensation at ₹4.43 ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
Rajasthan Approves Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Capacity up to 500 kW

Rajasthan Approves Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Capacity up to 500 kW

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued new guidelines on 'Grid Interactive Distributed Renewable Energy Generating Systems.' RERC has allowed a net metering facility for rooftop solar systems up ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Adopts Tariff of ₹2.63kWh for a 300 MW Solar Project

CERC Adopts Tariff of ₹2.63/kWh for a 300 MW Solar Project

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) adopted the tariff of ₹2.63 (~₹0.036)/kWh and a trading margin of ₹0.07 (~$0.0009)/kWh for a 300 MW solar project as requested by NTPC  in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
DISCOM Directed to Pay ₹705 Million in Generation Based Incentive to a Wind Project

DISCOM Directed to Pay ₹705 Million in Generation Based Incentive to a Wind Project

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has granted six weeks to a distribution company (DISCOM) in Andhra Pradesh for the payment of a withheld amount of ₹705.4 million (~$9.6 ...
/ / Wind
Maharashtra DISCOM Directed to Clear Dues of Four Wind Energy Generators

Maharashtra DISCOM Directed to Clear Dues of Four Wind Energy Generators

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ordered the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to fulfill its payment obligations for energy injected into the grid from four wind ...
/ / Wind
POSOCO to Probe Wind Power Curtailment Allegation in Andhra Pradesh

POSOCO to Probe Wind Power Curtailment Allegation in Andhra Pradesh

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has directed the Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) to submit a report within four weeks and indicate whether there was an intentional curtailment of ...
/ / Wind
Issuing a Letter of Award Results in a Concluded Contract – Bombay High Court

Issuing a Letter of Award Results in a Concluded Contract – Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court, in a recent judgment in the case relating to an infrastructure project, has ruled that the issue of a letter of award results in a concluded ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Chhattisgarh Commission Penalizes Captive Power Producer for RPO Non-Compliance (1)

Chhattisgarh Commission Penalizes Captive Power Producer for RPO Non-Compliance

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC), in a recent order, imposed a penalty of ₹100,000 (~$1,343) on a captive power producer for non-compliance of renewable purchase obligation (RPO). Background Chhattisgarh ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Captive Power Producers in Maharashtra Allowed Time to Clear RPO Backlog

Captive Power Producers in Maharashtra Allowed Time to Clear RPO Backlog

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in its recent order, allowed captive power producers to fulfill their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) backlog for the financial years (FY) starting 2015 to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group Company Set to Acquire Chandigarh DISCOM

RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group Company Set to Acquire Chandigarh DISCOM

Eminent Electricity Distribution Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Calcutta Electricity Supply Corporation (CESC), has placed the highest bid of ₹8.71 billion (~$117.32 million) to acquire a 100% stake in Chandigarh’s ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
APTEL Comes Down on State Electricity Regulator on Tariff Cut for a Solar Project

APTEL Comes Down on State Electricity Regulator on Tariff Cut for a Solar Project

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in its recent order, has ruled in favor of a solar developer, allowing the approval for the extension of the scheduled commercial operation date ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Regulator Rejects Wind Developers' Plea for Interest on Delayed Payment by DISCOM

Regulator Rejects Wind Developers’ Plea for Interest on Delayed Payment by DISCOM

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, has rejected the petition seeking directions against Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for failing to comply with the ...
/ / Other, Wind
Regulator Rejects Solar Developer's Petition for Refund of Liquidated Damages

Regulator Rejects Solar Developer’s Petition for Refund of Liquidated Damages

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in a recent order, has rejected the petition of Kavit Green Energy asking Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company Limited (GESCOM) to refund ₹28.3 million (~$380,087) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Himachal Pradesh Reduces Levelized Tariffs for Solar Projects up to 5 MW

Himachal Pradesh Reduces Levelized Tariffs for Solar Projects Up to 5 MW

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has issued a generic levelized tariff for solar projects (up to 5 MW) for the financial year (FY) 2021-22. The Commission also sought ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Odisha DISCOMs and GRIDCO to Auction Surplus Power to Industries in the State

Odisha DISCOMs and GRIDCO to Auction Surplus Power to Industries in the State

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) directed Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO) to find a reasonable tariff to sell surplus power to industries in the state by following a transparent ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Industrial Consumer’s Plea to Expand Existing Solar Project Capacity Rejected

Industrial Consumer’s Plea to Expand Existing Solar Project Capacity Rejected

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories, in a recent order, has dismissed a high-tension (HT) industrial consumer’s petition, to increase the solar project ...
/ / Market & Policy, Solar
Regulator Approves Tariff of ₹2.22kWh Discovered in Torrent’s 300 MW Solar Auction

Regulator Approves Tariff of ₹2.22/kWh Discovered in Torrent’s 300 MW Solar Auction

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has approved Torrent Power to adopt the tariff discovered through a competitive bidding process for procuring power from grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in ...
Regulator Approves Tariff of ₹7.45kWh for a Waste-to-Energy Project in Maharashtra

Regulator Approves Tariff of ₹7.45/kWh for a Waste-to-Energy Project in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra State Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has set a revised tariff of ₹7.45(~$0.10)/kWh to procure power from the waste-to-energy project based on a municipal solid waste processing unit (750 ...
File Timeframe to Clear Dues of Solar and Wind Generators - Andhra High Court to DISCOMs

File Timeframe to Clear Dues of Solar and Wind Generators – Andhra High Court to DISCOMs

The High Court of Andhra Pradesh has directed the Southern Power Distribution Company Limited (APSPDCL) and Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited (APEPDCL) to file an affidavit by March 31, 2021, with ...
Andhra Pradesh Regulator Denies Relief for a 25 MW Solar Project Claiming Force Majeure

Andhra Pradesh Regulator Denies Relief for a 25 MW Solar Project Claiming Force Majeure

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has rejected a solar developer’s plea for relief for the delayed commissioning of a 25 MW solar power project at Gurramkonda in the ...
Amendments Proposed to RPO Regulations for Captive Renewable Projects in Punjab

Amendments Proposed to RPO Regulations for Captive Renewable Projects in Punjab

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has proposed to cap the renewable purchase obligations (RPO) for captive power projects. It has invited feedback from the industry on or before ...
CERC Adopts Tariff for 3 GW of Thermal-Bundled Solar Projects Tendered in 2015

CERC Adopts Tariff for 3 GW of Thermal-Bundled Solar Projects Tendered in 2015

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has passed an order approving tariffs ranging between ₹3.15 (~$0.043)/kWh and ₹5.19 (~$0.071)/kWh for 3 GW of solar projects bundled with thermal power under ...