Chemicals Company in Punjab to Buy Renewable Energy Certificates to Fulfill RPO

Chemicals Company in Punjab to Buy Renewable Energy Certificates to Fulfill RPO

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has allowed a chemicals company to fulfill its renewable energy purchase obligation (RPO) shortfall by purchasing renewable energy certificates (REC) by March 31, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Non-fossil Fuel Based Co-Generation Project Affected by Covid-19 Gets Extension

Non-fossil Fuel Based Co-Generation Project Affected by Covid-19 Gets Extension

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has awarded Indian Sucrose Limited an extension until February 28, 2022, to Commission its 40 MW non-fossil fuel-based co-generation project. Indian Sucrose Limited ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
Carry Forward of Surplus Non-Solar, Solar RPO to the Next Financial Year Allowed in Punjab

Carry Forward of Surplus Non-Solar, Solar RPO to the Next Financial Year Allowed in Punjab

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) accepted Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL)’s petition to carry forward the cumulative surplus non-solar and solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) from the ...
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Punjab Open Access Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹1.16/kWh Until March 2022

Punjab Open Access Consumers to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹1.16/kWh Until March 2022

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has extended the validity of the additional surcharge of ₹1.16 (~$0.016)/kWh payable by open access consumers until September 30, 2021, to the second ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Punjab Commission Exempts Two Cogeneration Projects From RPO Compliance

Punjab Commission Exempts Two Cogeneration Projects from RPO Compliance

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC), in a recent order, upheld the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity’s (APTEL) ruling regarding cogeneration facilities. The Commission said that Cogeneration facilities could not ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Power Generated from Co-firing of Biomass Qualifies for Meeting Non-Solar RPO Targets

Power Generated from Co-firing of Biomass Qualifies for Meeting Non-Solar RPO Targets

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC), in a recent order, ruled that power generated from co-firing of biomass will be considered as renewable energy and eligible for meeting the ...
/ / Biofuel, Market & Policy
Punjab Electricity Regulator Holds Solar Power Curtailment Unjustifiable

Punjab Electricity Regulator Holds Solar Power Curtailment Unjustifiable

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has held the curtailment of power generated by seven solar project developers in 2020 unjustifiable. It directed the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited ...
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Punjab Commission Allows Deviations in Competitive Bidding Process for Solar Projects

Punjab Commission Allows Deviations in Competitive Bidding Process for Solar Projects

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has allowed deviations in the guidelines for tariff-based competitive bidding process for grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in two separate petitions filed by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Punjab Issues Draft Regulations for Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar and Net Metering

Punjab Issues Draft Regulations for Grid-Connected Rooftop Solar and Net Metering

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has issued the draft Grid-Interactive Rooftop Solar Regulations, 2021. The regulations will come into force from the date of publication in the official ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
APTEL Upholds SECI’s Trading Margin of ₹0.07kWh for Solar and Hybrid Projects

APTEL Upholds SECI’s Trading Margin of ₹0.07/kWh for Solar and Hybrid Projects

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has upheld the Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) plea regarding the trading margin of power. The Tribunal refused to reduce the margin from ...
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 ...
Punjab Reduces Retail Residential Power Tariffs in the Wake of Covid-19

Punjab Reduces Retail Residential Power Tariffs in the Wake of Covid-19

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has issued the tariff order for the financial year (FY) 2021-22. The new tariffs will be applicable from June 1, 2021, and will ...
Punjab Specifies Share of Hydropower in its Renewable Purchase Obligation Trajectory

Punjab Specifies Share of Hydropower in its Renewable Purchase Obligation Trajectory

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has invited comments, suggestions, and objections to the staff paper for revising the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) regulations to factor in hydropower purchase ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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) ...
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 ...
Punjab To Sign Power Sale Agreement for 500 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Power at ₹2.69/kWh

Punjab To Sign Power Sale Agreement for 500 MW of Solar-Wind Hybrid Power at ₹2.69/kWh

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) approved the procurement of 500 MW of solar-wind hybrid power from the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) at a tariff of ₹2.69 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Punjab Proposes Net Metering Rules to Restrict Rooftop Solar Installations

Punjab Proposes Net Metering Rules to Restrict Rooftop Solar Installations

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has said that it will come up with a staff paper suggesting amendments to the net metering regulations, 2015. It said that the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Punjab Allows Carry Forward of RPO Shortfall Due to COVID-19

Punjab Allows Carry Forward of RPO Shortfall Due to COVID-19

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has approved the carry forward of the shortfall in the compliance of renewable purchase obligation (RPO) in FY 2019-20 to FY 2020-21. The ...
Punjab Reduces Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs to 0.75% Per Month Amid COVID-19

Punjab Reduces Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs to 0.75% Per Month Amid COVID-19

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) announced that it had reduced the late payment surcharge (LPS) to 0.75% per month. The late payment surcharge is to be paid by ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Punjab Wants Solar Developers to Provide 10% Discount on Tariffs from July

Punjab Wants Solar Developers to Provide 10% Discount on Tariffs from July

The Government of India’s decision to impose a nationwide lockdown from March 23, 2020, to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, has had a big impact on the power sector ...
Punjab DISCOM Receives ₹350 million In Advance Payment Against Power Bills

Punjab DISCOM Receives ₹350 Million in Advance Payment Against Power Bills

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has introduced an innovative plan calling on all its consumers to make payment in advance towards their estimated electricity bills up to March ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Punjab Solar & Wind Deviation Settlement Mechanism to Come into Effect from January 2020

Punjab Solar & Wind Deviation Settlement Mechanism to Come into Effect from January 2020

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has approved the procedure for forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind generation, which will go into effect from January 1, ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Solara Policy Roundup_ Key Announcements by Government Agencies in March 2018

Solar Policy Roundup: Key Announcements by Government Agencies in March 2018

Central and state government agencies made several important announcements in March that were designed to bolster the development of the domestic renewable energy sector. The following are some of the ...
Punjab Issues Deviation Settlement Regulations for Solar and Wind Generation

Punjab Issues Deviation Settlement Regulations for Solar and Wind Generation

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has issued draft regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind power generation in the state. The new rules ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Punjab the Latest State to Propose Charges for Under or Over Supplying of Solar Power

Punjab the Latest State to Propose Charges for Under or Over Supplying of Solar Power

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) became the latest agency to announce draft regulations for deviation charges of solar and wind power generation in the state. These regulations are ...
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