Chhattisgarh Releases Draft Renewable Purchase Obligations Regulations for 2021-2026

Chhattisgarh Releases Draft Renewable Purchase Obligations Regulations for 2021-2026

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued a draft notification for the state’s renewable purchase obligation (RPO) and renewable energy certificates (REC) framework regulations for 2021-2026. The Chhattisgarh ...
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 ...
Karnataka’s Renewable Energy Policy for 2021-2026 Aims at Adding 2 GW of Rooftop Solar

Karnataka’s Renewable Energy Policy for 2021-2026 Aims at Adding 2 GW of Rooftop Solar

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) has issued the ‘Draft Karnataka Renewable Energy Policy 2021-2026” aimed at developing 20 GW of renewable energy projects with and without energy storage. According ...
Solar Federation Seeks Exemption from Charges Levied on Renewable Energy Developers

Solar Federation Seeks Exemption from Charges Levied on Renewable Energy Developers

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has written to the Electricity Department of Rajasthan with comments and suggestions on the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (RERC) renewable energy tariff ...
Top Developments That Influenced the Rooftop Solar Sector in 2020

Top Developments That Influenced the Rooftop Solar Segment in 2020

Rooftop solar is still one of the easiest ways for consumers to go solar. Compared to utility-scale solar, the rooftop solar segment was especially hard hit from COVID-19 this year, ...
No Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW Ministry of Power

No Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW: Ministry of Power

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued The Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020 laying down the rights of power consumers to minimum standards of quality. The rules cover the ...
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Telangana Drafts A Detailed Plan for Integration of Smart Grid Technology

Telangana Drafts A Detailed Plan for Integration of Smart Grid Technology

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has drafted smart grid regulations to enhance the efficiency of its power generation, transmission, and distribution networks. The TSERC Smart Grid Regulations, 2020 ...
Ministry of Finance Reduces Performance Security Deposits For Solar Tenders to 3%

Ministry of Finance Reduces Performance Security Deposits For Solar Tenders to 3%

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) has issued a notification revising the performance security deposits for tenders to 3% of the contract value from the previous range of 5%-10%. This move ...
Rajasthan_ No Transmission Charges for Solar Projects Powering EV Charging Stations

Rajasthan: No Transmission Charges for Solar Projects Powering EV Charging Stations

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued regulations for determining tariffs for renewable energy-based power sources for 2020. An important regulation included a 100% exemption of intra-state transmission and wheeling ...
Uttar Pradesh Regulator Accepts Delay in Implementing Forecasting Rules Due to COVID-19

Uttar Pradesh Regulator Accepts Delay in Implementing Forecasting Rules Due to COVID-19

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has issued an order accepting delays by the state load despatch center (SLDC) in implementing its procedures for forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement ...
Tariffs to be Adjusted within 30 Days of Change in Law Event, Proposes Ministry of Power

Tariffs to be Adjusted within 30 Days of Change in Law Event, Proposes Ministry of Power

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has drafted new electricity rules to make the compensation process easier for renewable project developers. The proposed regulations, if implemented precisely, will bring a huge ...
Electricity Regulator Rules in Favor of Open Access Solar Project Developer

Electricity Regulator Rules in Favor of Open Access Solar Project Developer

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has ruled in favor of a solar engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company seeking connectivity for ...
Maharashtra DISCOM Highlights Issues with Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

Maharashtra DISCOM Highlights Issues with Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has written a letter to the Ministry of Power (MoP), highlighting its comments and suggestions on the Ministry’s proposed amendments to the ...
_Electricity Act Amendment Proposals That Could Invigorate the Renewable Energy Sector

Electricity Act Amendment Proposals That Could Invigorate the Renewable Energy Sector

The Electricity Act of 2003 was enacted by the Government of India to govern the country’s power sector with the best interests of all its stakeholders in mind. The Act’s ...
Andhra Pradesh Objects to Amendments Proposed in the Electricity Act

Andhra Pradesh Objects to Amendments Proposed in the Electricity Act

In a letter to the Ministry of Power, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has expressed disagreement with the government’s proposed amendments to the Electricity Act. In April, Mercom ...
Maharashtra Postpones Implementation of Deviation Settlement Regulations

Maharashtra Postpones Implementation of Deviation Settlement Regulations

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has rescheduled the implementation of its deviation settlement mechanism (DSM) regulations from June 1, 2020, to October 5, 2020. Reason for the delay Initially, ...
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Municipal Solid Waste-Based Project Stranded Due to COVID-19 Disruption

Municipal Solid Waste-Based Project Stranded Due to COVID-19 Disruption

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has directed UP Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL) and Ecogreen Energy Lucknow Pvt Ltd to come up with a firm agreement for the amended ...
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Haryana Issues Single-Point Supply Regulations for Rooftop and Open Access Solar

Haryana Issues Single-Point Supply Regulations for Rooftop and Open Access Solar

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued new regulations for single-point supply through rooftop solar and open access projects for residential and commercial consumer categories in the state. The ...
Uttarakhand Extends Validity of Levelized Tariff for Solar Projects to September 30

Uttarakhand Extends Validity of Levelized Tariff for Solar Projects to September 30

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has issued an order stating that the benchmark capital cost and levelized generic tariff, issued in June 2019, will continue to be applicable until ...
Renewable Projects in Uttar Pradesh To See New Forecasting and Scheduling Regulations

Renewable Projects in Uttar Pradesh to See New Forecasting and Scheduling Regulations

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has taken note of Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited’s (UPPCL) request to modify the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) deviation settlement mechanism (DSM) ...
Additional Costs Borne by Solar Developers Due to GST Imposition to be Reimbursed

Additional Costs Borne by Solar Developers Due to GST Imposition to be Reimbursed

In a recent order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission declared that the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) fell within the scope of the “Change in Law” clause for ...
Maharashtra Will No Longer Set Generic Tariffs for Renewables

Maharashtra Will No Longer Set Generic Tariffs for Renewables

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), going forward, will determine tariffs for wind, solar, non-fossil fuels-based co-generation, biomass-based, and hybrid renewable power projects only through a transparent process of competitive ...
Manufacturers Need Extension for ALMM as Solar Industry Copes with Coronavirus

Manufacturers Need Extension for ALMM as Solar Industry Copes with Coronavirus

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) decision to mandate the implementation of the approved list of models and manufacturers (ALMM) for government projects starting March 31, 2020, may ...
COVID-19 Forces CERC to Postpone Implementation of Amended DSM Regulations

COVID-19 Forces CERC to Postpone Implementation of Amended DSM Regulations

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has rescheduled implementing the fifth amendment of deviation settlement regulations from April 1, 2020, to June 1, 2020. The present regulations (Regulation 7) will ...
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Chhattisgarh Sets Levelized Tariffs for Solar and Other Renewable Projects

Chhattisgarh Sets Levelized Tariffs for Solar and Other Renewable Projects

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Commission (CSERC) has issued the final generic levelized tariff regulations for small hydro, non‐fossil fuel‐based co‐generation, biomass, and solar projects in the state for the fiscal ...