India Records Power Supply Deficit of 0.6 Percent During Apr-Sep 2018

Rajasthan Amends Regulations for REC and RPO Compliance Framework

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued new amendments to its regulations on renewable energy certificate and renewable purchase obligation compliance framework passed in 2010. The new regulations will ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Maharashtra Auctions 500 MW of Wind Projects to be Developed Across the State

MSEDCL May Procure Wind Power from Projects with Expired Agreements to Fulfil its RPO

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has filed a petition with the  Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) seeking its approval to procure power from wind projects whose energy purchase ...
/ / Other, Wind
2019 Begins with a Sharp Decline in Solar Auction Activity While 6.5 GW of solar capa

70 MW Open Access Solar Project to be Developed in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh will soon have a 70 MW open access solar photovoltaic (PV) project. The project, which falls under Uttar Pradesh’s Open Access Program, will be developed by SunSource Energy ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Haryana’s Amended Solar Policy Provides Exemption of Wheeling and Cross Subsidy Charges

Haryana’s Amended Solar Policy Provides Exemption of Wheeling and Cross Subsidy Charges

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has amended its guidelines for megawatt-scale ground-mounted and rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) projects meant for captive consumption or third party sale. These guidelines fall ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Small Hydro Project Developer in Maharashtra Gets Relief from DISCOM's Non-Compliance

Large Hydro Power Projects Now Officially Categorized Under Renewable Energy Sources

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the proposal put forward by the Ministry of Power to include large hydro power projects over 25 MW under the aegis ...
/ / Other, Water
Goa and Union Territories to have Project Specific Solar Tariffs

Delhi Commission Approves Power Sale Agreement Between SECI and Tata Power

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has approved a power sale agreement (PSA) between Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) for procurement of ...
Uttar Pradesh Targets 3.2 GW of Solar Power by March 2021

Uttar Pradesh Targets 3.2 GW of Solar Power by March 2021

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has initiated a Suo-moto proceeding to review the fulfillment of renewable purchase obligations (RPO) by the obligated entities. Earlier, the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MERC Asks DISCOM to Reduce ₹0.18_kWh from Solar Tariff to Account for Safeguard Duty

MERC Asks DISCOM to Reduce ₹0.18/kWh from Solar Tariff to Account for Safeguard Duty

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd (MSEDCL) should reduce ₹0.18 (0.0025/kWh) from the discovered tariff if the bidders have not paid the safeguard duty, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
No Increase in RPO of Captive Projects if Additional Capacity Not Added_ Ministry of Power

No Increase in RPO of Captive Projects if Additional Capacity Not Added: Ministry of Power

The Ministry of Power has passed an order stating that the renewable purchase obligations (RPO) of captive power projects should be fixed at the appropriate level in the year such projects ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Gujarat Floats Tender for 700 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects

Tender Announced for 200 MW of Solar Power Projects in Uttarakhand

The Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) has floated a new tender for setting up 200 MW of grid-connected solar power projects under Uttarakhand Solar Energy Policy-2013 (Amended -2018). The ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
News Highlights from India’s Solar Industry in January 2019

News Highlights from India’s Solar Industry in January 2019

The first month of 2019 witnessed some key announcements in the Indian renewable sector. For instance, the Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR ) issued its final findings for the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rajasthan Sets ₹2.67/kWh As Price of Energy Supplied to DISCOMs Under REC Mechanism

Rajasthan Sets ₹2.67/kWh As Price of Energy Supplied to DISCOMs Under REC Mechanism

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued a notice inviting suggestions from interested parties before finalizing its Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) and Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) Compliance Framework (Third ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Sembcorp Commissions 250 MW of ISTS-Connected Wind Projects in Tamil Nadu

Power Sale Agreement Between SECI and Haryana DISCOM for 590 MW of Wind Power Approved

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued an order approving the signing of a power sale agreement (PSA) between the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and Haryana Power ...
/ / Other, Wind
India’s Peak Power Supply Deficit Dipped to 0.7% in Q1 FY 2018-19

Gujarat Revises RPO Targets for FY 2013-14 Retroactively

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has revised the state renewable purchase obligation (RPO) for entities in the state for the financial year (FY) 2013-14 retroactively. The order came after ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
MNRE Creates an RPO Compliance Cell to Meet India’s Solar and Wind Energy Targets

Most States Fail to Meet RPO Targets with 27 Achieving Less Than 60%

As many as twenty seven Indian states and union territories in the country have achieved less than 60 percent of their renewable purchase obligations (RPO), according to a statement made ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
BEE and AEEE Release State Energy Efficiency Preparedness Index

Power Demand Increases, Spot Power Price Up 10% YoY in December 2018

Spot power price in India declined to ₹3.30 (~$0.04766)/kWh in December 2018, an eight percent decline month-over-month (MOM). However, the spot price increased by 10 percent year-over-year (YoY). “Compared to ...
/ / Demand Response, Grid
KERC Directs State Distribution Companies to Submit Wind PPAs for Approval

CERC Seeks Consultants to Study Regulatory Impact of REC Mechanism

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has published the terms of reference for the study of regulatory impact of renewable energy certificate (REC) mechanism. REC, which was designed to facilitate inter-state ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
SECI Likely to Issue RfS for 2.5 GW of Solar in Kargil by December 31, 2018

HPPC Asked to Study Commercial Viability of its Solar Project with Battery Storage

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has asked the Haryana Power Purchase Centre (HPPC) to study the financial viability of a solar project coupled with battery energy storage system (BESS) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CEA Asks States to Use 5-10% Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in Thermal Plants

Maharashtra’s MSEDCL to Procure 50 MW of Biomass Power Through Reverse Auction

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved a petition filed by the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the long-term procurement of 50 MW of biomass power ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Bihar DISCOMs Liable to Pay Penalty in Case of Non-fulfillment of Solar RPO

Bihar DISCOMs Liable to Pay Penalty in Case of Non-fulfillment of Solar RPO

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has revised the draft regulations pertaining to Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) compliance and Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) framework implementation. According to the new provisions, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar RPO In India

Noida Power Company’s Roadmap for Solar and Non-Solar RPO Fulfilment Gets its Go-Ahead

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has accepted the submissions made by Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL) pertaining to the fulfilment of past renewable purchase obligations (RPO). NPCL’s submissions ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MERC Approves PPAs for Solar Projects Totaling 235 MW in Maharashtra

MERC Approves PPAs for Solar Projects Totaling 235 MW in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved power purchase agreements (PPAs) for grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects totaling 235 MW. MERC reviewed a petition filed by Maharashtra State Electricity ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Sri Lanka Faces Arbitration Case Over Cancellation of Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Project

Tamil Nadu Gets Final Approval to Changes in RfS to Issue 3 GW of Solar and Wind Tenders

In a move that could enhance the financial viability of Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO), the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has accepted the request for modifications ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Himachal Pradesh Increases State’s Solar RPO to 7.25 Percent for FY 2019-20

Himachal Pradesh Increases State’s Solar RPO to 7.25 Percent for FY 2019-20

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has issued HPERC (Renewable Power Purchase Obligation and its Compliance) (Fifth Amendment) Regulations, 2018. These regulations will apply to the state of Himachal ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Corporates Win Three RPO Compliance Delay Cases in Karnataka

Corporates Win Three Solar and Non-solar RPO Compliance Delay Cases in Karnataka

In three separate cases related to the delay in compliance of renewable purchase obligation (RPO)by corporates, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has provided relief to the obligated entities. Case ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy