Ministry of Power Releases Detailed Plan to Revamp DISCOMs

Ministry of Power Releases Detailed Plan to Revamp DISCOMs

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued detailed guidelines for reform-based result-linked power distribution program over the next five years. The program aims to improve the quality and the reliability ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
IEX’s Green Term-Ahead Market Traded 412 MU of Green Energy in June 2021

IEX’s Green Term-Ahead Market Traded 412 MU of Green Energy in June 2021

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) traded 412 MU of green energy in June 2021 due to the ongoing wind season. This is a 15% increase compared to 357 MU traded in May ...
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
Four Union Territories and Goa Fail to Comply With Renewable Purchase Obligations

Four Union Territories and Goa Fail to Comply with Renewable Purchase Obligations

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has reviewed renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets for 2020-21 based on the submitted data from the regions of its jurisdiction. According to the Commission's ...
REC Issues Owner's Engineering Services Tender for 125 MW of Solar Projects

REC Issues Owner’s Engineering Services Tender for 125 MW of Solar Projects

The REC Power Distribution Company Limited (RECPDCL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of REC Limited, has invited bids to select an owner's engineer for 125 MW of grid-connected solar projects. The tender ...
Power Grid Acquires Two Transmission Projects to Evacuate Solar Power in Rajasthan

Power Grid Acquires Two Transmission Projects to Evacuate Solar Power in Rajasthan

State-owned power transmission company Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) has acquired two transmission projects - Fatehgarh Bhadla Transco Limited and Sikar New Transmission Limited under Phase II, Part-B, and ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
REC's Profits Surge 71% Year-Over-Year to ₹83.62 Billion in FY 2021

REC’s Profits Surge 71% Year-Over-Year to ₹83.62 Billion in FY 2021

REC Limited has announced the consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter (Q4) and financial year (FY) 2021. REC's net profit surged by 71% in FY 2021 to ₹83.62 billion ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
APTEL Allows Transfer of RECs To New Owners of a Bagasse-Based Power Project

APTEL Allows Transfer of RECs to New Owners of a Bagasse-Based Power Project

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) passed an order directing the Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) and the Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency to allow the registration and accreditation of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Haryana Imposes Charges and Caps on Renewable Energy Banking

Haryana Imposes Charges and Caps on Renewable Energy Banking

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued regulations for establishing tariffs from renewables, renewable purchase obligation (RPO), and renewable energy certificate (REC) for the financial year (FY) 2021-22 to ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Haryana Releases Draft Solar Power Policy, Invites Suggestions

Haryana Releases Draft Solar Power Policy, Invites Suggestions

The New and Renewable Energy Department, Haryana, has issued the draft ‘Haryana Solar Power Policy, 2021,’ and requested government stakeholders to send their comments within 15 days from the date ...
Integrated Day Ahead Market Proposed in Exchanges for Conventional Renewable Energy

Integrated Day Ahead Market Proposed in Exchanges for Conventional & Renewable Energy

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has decided to set up an integrated day-ahead market (DAM) at the power exchanges with separate price formation for power generated from renewable energy and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
IEX's Green Term-Ahead Market Trades Over 21 MU of Solar Power in March 2021

IEX’s Green Term-Ahead Market Trades Over 21 MU of Solar Power in March 2021

Driven by an increasing electricity demand across Indian states, the electricity market at the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) witnessed an all-time high volume of 8,249 million units (MU) in March ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Government-owned Power Financing Institutions Reduce Lending Rates (2)

Government-owned Power Financing Institutions Reduce Lending Rates

State-owned non-banking financial firms, Power Finance Corporation (PFC), and REC will reduce lending rates by up to 2% points from April 1, 2021. According to the PTI, the PFC said, ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Maharashtra Regulator Denies Solar Developer's Plea to Return Bank Guarantee

Maharashtra Regulator Denies Solar Developer’s Plea to Return Bank Guarantee

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has dismissed ACME Solar's plea for the return of performance bank guarantee (PBG). It said that the power purchase agreement (PPA) specifies conditions for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
REC Market Counting on RPO Compliance Deadline Extension Amidst Trading Halt

REC Market Counting on RPO Compliance Deadline Extension Amidst Trading Halt

As the power market awaits the end of an over seven-month halt in the trading of renewable energy certificates (REC), stakeholders remain hopeful of a deadline extension from their respective ...
Renewables Portfolio Standard Policy Has Driven 45% of Capacity Addition in the U.S.

Renewables Portfolio Standard Policy Has Driven 45% of Capacity Addition in the U.S.

The non-hydro power renewable energy generation has advanced by 402 TWh since 2000 in the U.S., of which 189 TWh or 45% of overall growth is because of Renewables Portfolio ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Edged Up to ₹122 Billion in January 2021

DISCOM Dues to Renewable Generators Edged Up to ₹122 Billion in January 2021

Distribution companies (DISCOMs) owed ₹122.49 billion (~$1.65 billion) to renewable energy generators (excluding disputed amounts) in overdue payments across 384 pending invoices at the end of January 2021, according to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
REC Limited’s Net Profit Hits All-Time High in Q3 FY 2021

REC Limited’s Net Profit Hits All-Time High in Q3 FY 2021

REC Limited has announced that it has registered a net profit of ₹22.6 billion (~$310.9 million) in the third quarter (Q3) of the financial year (FY) 2021, an increase of 38% ...
IEX’s Green Term-Ahead Market Trades 24 Million Units of Solar Power in January

IEX’s Green Term-Ahead Market Trades 24 Million Units of Solar Power in January

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) announced that its real-time electricity market (RTM) witnessed a trading volume of 1,233 million units (MU) in January 2021, a 9.2% monthly increase. This was ...
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Power Producers Say TANGEDCO Demanding Heavy Discounts on Pending Dues

Tamil Nadu DISCOM Demanding Heavy Discounts on Pending Dues: Power Producers

The Association of Power Producers (APP) has complained that Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) is forcing them to accept heavy discounts on dues payable. In a letter to ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Solar Developers Seek Center's Help for Payment Release by Andhra DISCOMs

Solar Developers Seek Center’s Help for Payment Release by Andhra DISCOMs

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has requested the Union Power Minister, R.K. Singh, for the release of payments by the Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and REC Limited ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
REC Invites Bids to Set up Transmission System to Evacuate 8.1 GW of Solar from Rajasthan

REC Invites Bids to Set up Transmission System to Evacuate 8.1 GW of Solar in Rajasthan

REC Limited has invited bids to establish transmission systems to evacuate power from solar energy zones (SEZs) in Rajasthan. The invitation has been extended to transmission service providers (TSPs) under ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Obligated Entities Still Waiting for Renewable Energy Certificates Trading to Resume

Obligated Entities Still Waiting for Renewable Energy Certificates Trading to Resume

Power exchanges have not yet resumed trading renewable energy certificates (REC) as they await the final order from the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), allowing resumption. REC trading has now ...
APTEL’s Stay on REC Trading has Significantly Impacted the Renewable Market_ Interview

APTEL’s Stay on REC Trading has Significantly Impacted the Renewable Market: Interview

Renewable energy certificates (RECs) play a vital role in helping companies meet their renewable purchase obligations (RPOs). They encourage the sale and growth of renewable energy and help the country ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
IEX’s Real-Time Market Trades 814 Million Units of Power in October

IEX’s Real-Time Market Trades 814 Million Units of Power in October

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) announced that its real-time electricity market (RTM) witnessed a total trade volume of 814 million units (MU) of power in October 2020, up 16% from ...