State DISCOM Directed to Pay Solar Developer Differential Tariff as per the PPA

State DISCOM Directed to Pay Solar Developer Differential Tariff as per the PPA

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) recently ruled that a solar developer was entitled to a tariff of ₹8.40 (~$0.113)/kWh from the Gulbarga Electricity Supply Company (GESCOM) from the date ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka Commission Asks BESCOM to Compensate Solar Developer for GST Claims

Karnataka Commission Asks BESCOM to Compensate Solar Developer for GST Claims

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) recently ruled in favor of a solar developer and allowed compensation for four solar projects of 20 MW each on the grounds of the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
APTEL Orders Bihar Electricity Regulator to Revisit Solar Developer’s GST Claims

APTEL Orders Bihar Electricity Regulator to Revisit Solar Developer’s GST Claims

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, set aside the order passed by the Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) disallowing the benefits of an increase in tariff ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Adds More Projects to Comply With the ALMM Order, Including Open Access

MNRE Adds More Projects to Comply With the ALMM Order, Including Open Access

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued amendments to the ‘Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) of Solar Modules (requirements for Compulsory Registration) Order, 2019.’ As ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
APTEL Sets Aside CERC Order, Grants Extension to a 50 MW Wind Project

APTEL Sets Aside CERC Order, Grants Extension to a 50 MW Wind Project

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, condoned the delay of 132 days in the commissioning of a 50 MW wind project and said that the scheduled ...
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NTPC Asked to File a Fresh Petition to Bundle Thermal with Renewable Power

NTPC Asked to File a Fresh Petition to Bundle Thermal with Renewable Power

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently asked NTPC Limited to file a fresh petition to bundle thermal power with renewable power. It was hearing a petition in which NTPC ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Developer's Plea for Refund of Liquidated Damages Rejected

Solar Developer’s Plea for Refund of Liquidated Damages Rejected

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has rejected a petition filed by a solar developer seeking a refund of ₹56.1 million (~$756,784) deducted as liquidated damages for delay in commissioning a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Transmission Line to Supply 500 MW of Renewable Energy to Reliance Refinery Approved

Transmission Line to Supply 500 MW of Renewable Energy to Reliance Refinery Approved

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has directed the Central Transmission Utility of India Limited (CTU) to grant a transmission line to supply 500 MW of renewable energy-based power to Reliance ...
/ / Grid, Markets & Policy
CERC Asks Solar Power Generator and Procurers to Settle ‘Change in Law’ Claims Mutually

CERC Asks Solar Power Generator and Procurers to Settle ‘Change in Law’ Claims Mutually

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently ruled that power generators and procurers should mutually settle claims under the ‘Change in Law’ provisions. The central regulator said that the affected ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka DISCOM Asked to Compensate Solar Project Developer for GST Claims

Karnataka DISCOM Asked to Compensate Solar Project Developer for GST Claims

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) recently ruled in favor of Adani Green Energy (UP) and directed the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) to compensate the solar project developer for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tamil Nadu DISCOM to Procure 500 MW of Solar Power Under KUSUM Program

Tamil Nadu DISCOM to Procure 500 MW of Solar Power Under KUSUM Program

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has approved the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation’s (TANGEDCO) proposal to procure 500 MW of solar power from projects with capacity in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Open Access Power Consumers in Telangana to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.96kWh

Open Access Power Consumers in Telangana to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.96/kWh

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has approved an additional surcharge of ₹0.96 (~$0.013)/kWh for consumers sourcing power through open access from January 1 to March 31, 2022. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Delhi Increases Additional Surcharge for Open Access Power Consumers

Delhi Increases Additional Surcharge for Open Access Power Consumers

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has set the additional surcharge payable by open access power consumers under the jurisdiction of three distribution licensees. Based on the projections mentioned in ...
/ / Open Access, Solar
MNRE Increases Performance Bank Guarantee for Upcoming Renewable Tenders

MNRE Increases Performance Bank Guarantee for Upcoming Renewable Tenders

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has reinstated the earnest money deposit (EMD) requirements and set it at 2% of the estimated project cost for upcoming renewable energy ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CERC Directs SECI and Solar Developers to Settle ‘Change in Law’ Claims Mutually

CERC Directs SECI and Solar Developers to Settle ‘Change in Law’ Claims Mutually

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently ruled that the affected parties should settle the ‘Change in Law’ claims mutually as per the terms of the power purchase agreement (PPA) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Approves Tariff of ₹2.41/kWh for 1,100 MW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

CERC Approves Tariff of ₹2.41/kWh for 1,100 MW of Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently approved a tariff of ₹2.41 (~$0.032)/kWh for 1,110 MW of wind-solar hybrid power projects as agreed by the successful bidders. The Commission also ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Approves Tariffs for 970 MW of Blended Solar Wind Projects

CERC Approves Tariffs for 970 MW of Blended Solar Wind Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently approved tariffs of ₹2.99 (~$0.039)/kWh for 160 MW and ₹3 (~$0.040)/kWh for 810 MW of wind power projects (blended with solar) as agreed ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Park Developer Can Stop Generators from Injecting Excess Energy to the Grid: APTEL

Solar Park Developer Can Stop Generators from Injecting Excess Energy into the Grid: APTEL

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has set aside an order of the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) allowing solar power generators to feed excess energy to the grid. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Developers to Compensate GRIDCO for Shortfall in Energy Generation

Solar Developers to Compensate GRIDCO for Shortfall in Energy Generation

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) recently directed eight solar developers and the Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO) to amend the power purchase agreements (PPAs) signed for the supply of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Directs Solar Developer to Approach SECI for 'Change in Law' Claims

CERC Directs Solar Developer to Approach SECI for ‘Change in Law’ Claims

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently directed a solar project developer and the subsidiaries to approach Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for 'Change in Law' claims due to ...
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Tariff of ₹2.51kWh Approved for 250 MW of Solar Projects at Dondaicha Solar Park

Tariff of ₹2.51/kWh Approved for 250 MW of Solar Projects at Dondaicha Solar Park

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has authorized the Maharashtra State Power Generation Company Limited (MAHAGENCO) and the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to procure 250 MW of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers in Punjab Increased to ₹1.22/kWh

Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers in Punjab Increased to ₹1.22/kWh

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has approved an increase in the additional surcharge to ₹1.22(~$0.016)/kWh from ₹1.16 (~$0.015)/kWh for consumers to avail open access beyond their contract demand ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Open Access Renewable Energy Generators to Have Easy Access to ISTS Network

Open Access Renewable Energy Generators to Have Easy Access to ISTS Network

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a draft regulation - ‘Connectivity and General Network Access to the Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) Regulations, 2021.’ The proposed regulations provide the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
NTPC to Pay Usage Charge of ₹3.50/kWh for 1,692 MW of Solar Projects Under CPSU Program

Ceiling Usage Charge of ₹3.50/kWh for 1,692 MW of Solar Projects Under CPSU Program Approved

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), in a recent order, adopted the ceiling usage charge of ₹3.50 (~$0.046)/kWh for 1,692 MW of solar power projects (Tranche I & II) under ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tamil Nadu Proposes Priority of Buying Power from Various Sources Under Open Access

Tamil Nadu Proposes Priority of Buying Power from Various Sources Under Open Access

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued draft amendments to the Tamil Nadu Electricity (Grid Connectivity and Intrastate Open Access) Regulations 2014. The amendments will come into effect ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy