Commission Rejects Solar Developer's Claim for Service Tax and GST Compensation

Commission Rejects Solar Developer’s Claim for Service Tax and GST Compensation

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has rejected a solar energy developer's compensation petition for the additional tax burden on operation and maintenance (O&M) expenses and carrying costs due to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Punjab Passes Bill in Legislative Assembly to Renegotiate Renewable Energy Tariffs

Punjab Passes Bill in Legislative Assembly to Renegotiate Renewable Energy Tariffs

The Punjab government has passed a Bill to revise the long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) between the Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) and the renewable energy generators. The Bill ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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
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 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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
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 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) ...
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 Floats Empanelment Tender for 50 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

Punjab Floats Empanelment Tender for 50 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has released an empanelment tender. The tender has been issued for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) companies, manufacturers, and system integrators to install ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
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 Mulls Reducing Renewable Purchase Obligations Drastically Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Punjab Mulls Reducing Renewable Purchase Obligations Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The Punjab State Electricity Commission (PSERC) has invited comments, objections, and suggestions for a proposal by the state government to lower the renewable purchase obligations (RPOs) of power establishments for ...
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 Announces Curtailment of Renewable Power Until Coronavirus Outbreak Subsides

Punjab Announces Curtailment of Renewable Power Until Coronavirus Outbreak Subsides

The Punjab State Transmission Corporation Limited (PSTCL) has announced the curtailment of power under force majeure clause (outbreak of COVID-19) from the projects generating renewable energy until the pandemic lasts ...
Punjab Claims it is Curtailing Power Under Force Majeure Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Punjab Claims it is Curtailing Power Under Force Majeure Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has issued a ‘force majeure’ notice stating that it has been forced to curtail power purchase and generation due to the ongoing nationwide ...
Punjab Announces Tender for 54 MW of Solar Biomass Hybrid Projects

Punjab Announces Tender for 54 MW of Solar Biomass Hybrid Projects

The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has tendered 54 MW of solar-biomass hybrid projects to be developed in the state under power bundling mechanism. The bid submission deadline is July ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
India’s Solar Auction Activity Falls 55% in October While Tenders Rise 25%

India’s Solar Auction Activity Falls 55% in October While Tenders Rise 25%

Solar project auction activity in October 2017 witnessed a steep 54.9% decline while tenders were up 25.3 percent compared to September 2017 in India. Major Tenders The Punjab State Power ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
PSPCL Grid-Connected Solar Project

Punjab State Power Corporation Tenders a 100 MW Grid-Connected Solar Project

The Punjab State Power Corporation (PSPCL) tendered a 100 MW grid-connected solar project to be developed at the premises of Guru Nanak Dev Thermal Plant (GNDTP) in Bathinda, Punjab. The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions