Apex Court Issues Specifications for Bird Diverters in the Great Indian Bustard Habitat

Specifications Notified for Installing Bird Diverters in the Great Indian Bustard Habitat

The special committee constituted by the Supreme Court, after consultations with the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), has specified the technical standards for bird flight diverters to be installed in the ...
CERC Approves Transmission License to Evacuate 3 GW of Renewable Energy in Gujarat

CERC Approves Transmission License to Evacuate 3 GW of Renewable Energy in Gujarat

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently granted a transmission license to Khavda-Bhuj Transmission to establish the 3 GW of renewable energy injection network at the Khavda pooling station under ...
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Anti-Dumping Duty Imposed on Fluoro Backsheets Used in Solar Modules Imported from China

Anti-Dumping Duty Imposed on Fluoro Backsheets Used in Solar Modules Imported from China

The Ministry of Finance has imposed anti-dumping duty on the import of fluoro backsheets (excluding transparent backsheets) from China to remove the harm being caused to the domestic market. Fluoro ...
CERC Approves Introduction of Month-Ahead Contracts on Power Exchange India

CERC Approves Introduction of Month-Ahead Contracts on Power Exchange India

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) recently approved Power Exchange India’s (PXIL) proposal to introduce delivery-based monthly contracts, which can be traded on one month, two-month, and three-month ahead basis ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
West Bengal to Procure 100 MW of Round-the-Clock Wind-Solar Hybrid Power at ₹2.90/kWh

West Bengal to Procure 100 MW of Round-the-Clock Wind-Solar Hybrid Power at ₹2.90/kWh

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) recently approved the power sale agreement (PSA) executed between the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company (WBSEDCL) and the Solar Energy Corporation of ...
Haryana Regulator Approves Power Sale Agreement for 800 MW of Wind Solar Hybrid Power

Haryana Regulator Approves Power Sale Agreement for 800 MW of Wind Solar Hybrid Power

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) recently approved the power sale agreement (PSA) submitted by the Haryana Power Purchase Center (HPPC) to procure 800 MW of interstate transmission system (ISTS)-connected ...
CERC Proposes Amendments to Regulations on Sharing ISTS Charges and Losses

CERC Proposes Amendments to Regulations on Sharing ISTS Charges and Losses

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed amendments to the 'Sharing of Interstate Transmission Charges and Losses) Regulations, 2020.' Some of the important amendments are listed here. Raising bills ...
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DISCOMs to be Allowed to Clear Dues to Power Generators in 48 Monthly Installments

DISCOMs to be Allowed to Clear Dues to Power Generators in 48 Monthly Installments

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has notified the ‘Late Payment Surcharge and Related Matters Rules, 2022.’ According to the rules, a late payment surcharge will be payable on the outstanding ...
Gujarat Adopts Tariff of ₹2.29/kWh for Procuring 500 MW of Solar Power

Gujarat Adopts Tariff of ₹2.29/kWh for Procuring 500 MW of Solar Power

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) recently adopted the tariff of ₹2.29 (~$0.029)/kWh to procure 500 MW of solar power by the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) under Phase-XIII ...
DISCOM Proposes Replacing Net Metering with Gross Metering and Net Billing in Kerala

Kerala DISCOM Proposes Gross Metering and Net Billing for Renewable Systems Above 500 kW

The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has filed a petition with the Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) seeking modifications to the ‘Net Metering Regulations, 2020.’ It has requested the ...
Uttar Pradesh Regulator Adopts Tariff for Procuring Non-Solar Renewable Power

Uttar Pradesh Regulator Adopts Tariff for Procuring Non-Solar Renewable Power

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) recently adopted the tariff to procure non-solar renewable power from July 2022 to September 2022. The Commission also approved the power purchase agreements ...
Haryana Regulator Rejects Captive Generator's Plea for Adjustment of Banked Energy

Haryana Regulator Rejects Captive Generator’s Plea to Adjust Banked Energy Period

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) recently rejected a captive power generator's request to adjust the banked energy for one year. The captive power generator should have provided the distribution ...
Telangana Sets Renewable Power Purchase Obligation Targets for FY23 to FY27

Telangana Sets Renewable Power Purchase Obligation Targets for FY23 to FY27

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has issued the 'Renewable Power Purchase Obligation Regulations, 2022.' The regulations came into force on April 1, 2022. The state regulatory body had ...
Tamil Nadu Issues Priority Order for Open Access Consumers to Procure Energy

Tamil Nadu Issues Priority Order for Open Access Consumers to Procure Energy

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued an amendment to the 'Grid-Connectivity and Intrastate open Access Regulations, 2014.' The amendment seeks to prioritize energy adjustment from different sources ...
/ / Open Access, Solar
CERC Issues New Regulations to Boost Renewable Energy Certificates Trading

CERC Issues New Regulations to Boost Renewable Energy Certificates Trading

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued ‘Terms and Conditions for Renewable Energy Certificates for Renewable Energy Generation Regulations, 2022.’ According to the new regulations, renewable energy generating stations, ...
Project Finance Brief: Cero Generation Secures Financing for a 70 MW Solar Project in Italy

MSEDCL Tenders 1,250 MW of Solar Projects, Receives Bids for 385 MW

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) recently approved the procurement of 385.3 MW of solar power under the 'Mukhyamantri Saur Krishi Vahini Yojana' and allowed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution ...
Open Access Power Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge Regardless of Voltage Level

Open Access Power Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge Regardless of Voltage Level

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC), in a recent order, ruled that open access consumers with drawal voltage over and above 66 kV cannot seek exclusion or exemption from ...
/ / Open Access, Solar
Power Generators Must Add Diverters to Save the Great Indian Bustard Supreme Court

Power Generators Must Add Diverters to Save the Great Indian Bustard: Supreme Court

The Great Indian Bustard (GIB) saga that has been simmering for some time came up for hearing in the Supreme Court on April 21, 2022. During the course of the ...
Chhattisgarh Clarifies For Energy Banking By Distributed Renewable Energy Systems

Chhattisgarh Clarifies Energy Banking For Distributed Renewable Energy Systems

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) recently issued an order to clarify the wheeling and banking regulations for independent distributed renewable energy systems (IDRES). The Commission had decided to ...
APTEL Rules in Favor of Solar Developer, Dismisses Tariff Reduction by KERC

APTEL Rules in Favor of Solar Developer, Dismisses Tariff Reduction by KERC

Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has ruled that Walwhan Renewable Energy (formerly Welspun Renewable Energy) is entitled to the effective tariff of ₹7.09/kWh and ₹7.01/kWh for two projects of 50 ...
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Karnataka Approves Carry Forward of Banked Renewable Energy Until August 2022

Karnataka Approves Carry Forward of Banked Renewable Energy Until August 2022

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) recently ruled that the energy banked and unutilized as of March 31, 2021, including the carried forward banked energy for the financial year 2020 ...
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Andhra High Court Asks DISCOMs to Pay Renewable Generators Tariffs Per PPAs Within 6 Weeks

Andhra High Court Asks DISCOMs to Pay Renewable Generators Tariffs Per PPAs Within Six Weeks

In a landmark judgment, the High Court of Andhra Pradesh set aside the earlier order passed on September 24, 2019, for paying interim tariff and reaffirmed renewable projects' 'must-run' status ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Maharashtra Regulator Approves Tariff Adoption for MSEDCL’s 500 MW Solar Auction

Maharashtra Regulator Approves Tariff Adoption for MSEDCL’s 500 MW Solar Auction

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has allowed Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) to adopt the tariff discovered through a competitive bidding process for procuring power from 500 MW ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CERC Adopts Tariff of ₹2.37kWh for a 300 MW Solar Project

CERC Adopts Tariff of ₹2.37/kWh for a 300 MW Solar Project

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), in a recent order, adopted the tariff of ₹2.37 (~$0.031)/kWh for a 300 MW solar project for which the Solar Energy Corporation of India ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Gujarat Reduces Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers to ₹0.25kWh

Gujarat Reduces Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers to ₹0.25/kWh

In a bid to promote open access in the state, the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has reduced the additional surcharge payable by open access consumers to the state distribution ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar