Green Energy Association to Appeal APTEL REC Order to the Supreme Court

Green Energy Association to Appeal APTEL REC Order to the Supreme Court

The Green Energy Association has decided to appeal the recent order passed by the Appellate Tribunal of Electricity (APTEL) regarding floor and forbearance prices of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). Recently, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
APTEL Dismisses Petitions Against New Solar and Non-Solar REC Pricing Issued by CERC

APTEL Dismisses Petitions Against New Solar and Non-Solar REC Pricing Issued by CERC

The Appellate Tribunal of Electricity (APTEL) has dismissed petitions filed by stakeholders against the issue of new forbearance and floor prices for solar and non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Non-Solar REC Trading Continued to Gain Momentum in March 2018

Non-Solar REC Trading Continued to Gain Momentum in March 2018

The final month of the renewable energy certificate (REC) trading year witnessed a spike in non-solar REC trading. However, REC trading witnessed a reversal in trends during March 2018 when ...
CERC Creates Procedure for the Issuance of RECs

CERC Creates Procedure for the Issuance of RECs

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has created a set of procedures for the issuance of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to eligible entities (distribution companies and renewable energy generators). This ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CERC Creates Registration Procedure for DISCOMs and Renewable Energy Projects

CERC Creates Registration Procedure for DISCOMs and Renewable Energy Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a procedure for the registration of renewable energy projects and distribution licensees (DISCOMs) by the agency. This procedure is designed to improve ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CERC Issues Guidelines for Accreditation of Entities Under the REC Mechanism

CERC Issues Guidelines for Accreditation of Entities Under the REC Mechanism

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued model guidelines for the accreditation of renewable energy projects or distribution licensees (DISCOM) by state agencies under the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
After January Slump, Non-Solar REC Trading Spikes in February 2018

After January Slump, Non-Solar REC Trading Spikes in February 2018

The number of non-solar Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) traded in India during February 2018 was roughly double the number traded during January 2018. The increase came as entities pounced on ...
Non-Solar REC Trading Falls Drastically in January After Hitting December High

Non-Solar REC Trading Falls Drastically in January After Hitting December High

After touching new highs in December 2017, the trade in non-solar Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) declined by almost two-thirds in January 2018 to 1.2 million total buy bids. The decline ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
KERC Plans to Raise Wheeling Charges for Solar and Wind in Karnataka

KERC Plans to Raise Wheeling Charges for Solar and Wind in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has released a discussion paper that calls for increasing the wheeling and banking charges for solar, wind and other renewable energy projects developed under ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
December 2017 Wrap-up_ New Developments in India’s Solar and Renewable Energy Sector

December 2017 Wrap-up: New Developments in India’s Solar and Renewable Energy Sector

A rundown of notable news covering everything from auctions and deals to tax developments from the month of December December proved to be a crucial month for India’s renewable energy ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
DISCOMs Push Trade in Non-Solar RECs to A New High in December

DISCOMs Push Trade in Non-Solar RECs to A New High in December

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) making a mad dash to purchase non-solar Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to fulfill their Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPOs) before the end of the year have propelled India’s ...
/ / Other, Wind
SAUBHAGYA Household Electrification Program Launched in Madhya Pradesh

SAUBHAGYA Household Electrification Program Launched in Madhya Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh recently became the third state after Manipur and Jammu and Kashmir to join the Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) program. Through the SAUBHAGYA rural electrification ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Trade of Non-Solar RECs Jumps in November As RPO Deadline Nears

Trade of Non-Solar RECs Jumps in November As RPO Deadline Nears

The trade in non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) witnessed a steep hike in November 2017, with a total of 2,207,622 of non-solar RECs sold. This is 353 percent higher than ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
National Power Portal Provides a Hub for Indian Power Sector Information

Newly Launched National Power Portal Provides a Hub for Indian Power Sector

The National Power Portal (NPP) – a centralized hub for the collation and dissemination of information on the Indian power sector – has been launched. The portal can be accessed ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
Non-Solar REC Trading on the Rise

Non-Solar REC Trading on the Rise

Trading activity in non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) is on the rise in India. In the October REC trading session, a total of 4,87,105 non-solar RECs were sold. This is ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana

Solar Power Packs to Electrify Remote Areas Under a New Government Program

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has launched a new program called Pradhan Mantri Sahaj Bijli Har Ghar Yojana (SAUBHAGYA) to electrify all willing households in the country in rural ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
ABB India Solar

K. N. Sreevatsa of ABB Says Anti-Dumping Duty Should Be Levied on Inverters Imported to India

Mercom India interviewed K. N. Sreevatsa, Vice President and Head - Business Unit Power Conversion at ABB Limited, to get his views on the state of the solar inverter market ...
/ / Inverters & BOS, Solar
CERC APPC Cost Solar Wind

CERC Sets ₹3.48/kWh as the National Average Power Purchase Cost for Open Access

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has set the national average power purchase cost (APPC) at ₹3.48 (~$0.0542)/kWh, barring a few states for open access. According to CERC the APPC ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Policy Roundup

India Renewable Energy Policy Roundup: July 2017

Mercom’s renewable energy policy roundup from central, state and government agencies in India for the month of July 2017: Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) released the GERC Net-Metering Rooftop Solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Month in a Minute India Solar Update July

Important Data Points and Headlines from the Indian Renewable Energy Sector in July 2017

Several hydropower projects in India are witnessing significant overruns in both time and costs. Only 28 percent of the total hydropower potential in India - out of 148 GW has been developed ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission Solar RPO

Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission Issues Draft Regulations for RPOs and RECs for Financial Years 2017-2020

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has issued the Draft DERC (Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) and Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Framework Implementation) Regulations 2017. The DERC has asked stakeholders to ...
loan to DISCOMs

Haryana DISCOMs to Get Rs.7.5 Billion (~$116 Million) Under UDAY Program

The Haryana government will provide Rs.7.5 billion (~$116.38 million) loan to distribution companies (DISCOMs) in Haryana at a concessional rate of interest (about 3 percent lower than the market rate) ...
Piyush Goyal

RPO System to be Re-evaluated Says Power Minister Piyush Goyal

A separate solar and non-solar renewable purchase obligations (RPO) system should be reviewed according to Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of Power. If what’s been proposed by Mr. Goyal comes to ...
Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission Releases Discussion Paper on 2017 Tariff Regulations For Renewable Energy Sources

Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission Releases Discussion Paper on 2017 Tariff Regulations For Renewable Energy Sources

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has released a discussion paper on HERC (Terms and Conditions for Determination of Tariff from Renewable Energy Sources, Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) and Renewable Energy Certificate ...
CERC Reduces Forbearance Price

CERC Reduces Forbearance Price of Solar RECs to Rs.2,400 (~$36.91)/MWh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued new forbearance and floor prices for Renewable Energy Certificates (REC). The forbearance price of solar RECs will be Rs.2,400 (~$36.91)/MWh and the ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale