Supreme Court Lifts Stay Order on Chandigarh DISCOM Privatization (1)

Supreme Court Lifts Stay Order on Chandigarh DISCOM Privatization

The Supreme Court of India issued orders placing a hold on a stay order given by the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, on the privatization of Chandigarh’s electricity distribution company ...
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
High Court Stays Chandigarh DISCOM Privatization, Says it’s Not Legally Sustainable

High Court of Punjab and Haryana Issues Stay Order on Chandigarh DISCOM Privatization

The High Court of Punjab and Haryana has issued a stay order on the Central Government’s proposal to privatize Chandigarh’s electricity distribution company (DISCOMs). The UT Powermen Union of Chandigarh had filed ...
NHPC Signs Power Sale Agreements for 1.7 GW of Solar Projects

NHPC Signs Power Sale Agreements for 1.7 GW of Solar Projects

NHPC announced that it entered a power sale agreement (PSA) with Chhattisgarh State Power Distribution Company Ltd. (CSPDCL) for the supply of 400 MW of solar power. The tariff decided ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tender Issued for a 2 MW Grid-Connected Solar Power Project in Punjab

Tender Issued for a 2 MW Grid-Connected Solar Power Project in Punjab

The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA), on behalf of the Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB), has invited bids to develop a 2 MW grid-connected ground-mounted solar power project at Pong ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Indian Oil Corporation to Solarize its Retail Outlets, Calls for Vendor Empanelment

Indian Oil Corporation to Solarize its Retail Outlets, Calls for Vendor Empanelment

The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has invited an expression of interest (EoI) for empanelling vendors or lump-sum turnkey contractors for solar projects at its retail outlets under its Punjab ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Punjab Power Corporation Floats Tender to Install Smart Meters in Ludhiana

Punjab Power Corporation Floats Tender to Install Smart Meters in Ludhiana

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has issued a tender for installing smart meters, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) systems, and communication infrastructure with a network platform in Ludhiana. Interested ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
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 Invites Applications from Farmers Interested in Installing Solar Pumps

Punjab Invites Applications from Farmers Interested in Installing Solar Pumps

The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has invited online applications from farmers, panchayats (village councils) for the installation of solar pumps for agricultural irrigation in the state. The solar pumps ...
Punjab Announces Tender for 19,000 LED Solar Streetlights

Punjab Announces Tender for 19,000 LED Solar Streetlights

The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) has floated a tender for 19,000 solar streetlights in the state under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) off-grid and decentralized solar ...
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 Extends Validity of Levelized Tariffs for Renewables Until June 30, 2020

Punjab Extends Validity of Levelized Tariffs for Renewables Until June 30, 2020

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has extended the validity of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (CERC) Renewable Energy Tariff Regulations, 2017, and the Levelized generic tariffs for renewable ...
Punjab Decides to Reduce Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs to 6% Per Annum

Punjab Decides to Reduce Late Payment Surcharge for DISCOMs to 6% Per Annum

Due to the ongoing lockdown as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has provisionally reduced the rate of late payment surcharge (LPS) ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Days After Invoking Force Majeure, Punjab Allows Solar Developer to Supply Power

Days After Invoking Force Majeure, Punjab Allows Solar Developer to Supply Power

In the latest development, the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has allowed Prayatna Developers Pvt. Ltd, to inject solar power into the grid with immediate effect. The PSPCL had ...
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 ...
Installers in Punjab Unhappy with Unrealistic ₹22,200 for 1kW Rooftop Solar Price

Installers in Punjab Unhappy with Unrealistic ₹22,200 for 1kW Rooftop Solar Price

Punjab’s Renewable Energy Member Welfare Association (REMA), a body of solar integrators in the state, has written to the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), Patiala, expressing its concerns about ...
Tender Announced to Set Up 5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in J&K

A 1 kW Rooftop Solar System to Cost Just ₹22,200 for Residential Consumers in Punjab

The Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) has announced subsidies for grid-connected rooftop solar systems ranging between 1 and 10 kW in the residential sector, which could make solar very ...
Hindustan Insecticides Issues Tender for 2.15 MW of Solar Projects with Battery Storage

Hindustan Insecticides Issues Tender for 2.15 MW of Solar Projects with Battery Storage

Hindustan Insecticides Limited, a government-owned enterprise, has issued an expression of interest (EOI) for 2.15 MW of solar projects with battery energy storage systems (BESS) to be installed at three ...
Punjab Announces Tender for 10 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Punjab Announces Tender for 10 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) issued a request for proposal (RfP) to set up 10 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems atop both government and private buildings in the ...
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