Maharashtra Regulator Denies Tariff of ₹3.27kWh for a 100 MW Wind Project

Maharashtra Regulator Denies Tariff of ₹3.27/kWh for a 100 MW Wind Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, rejected Tata Power-Distribution’s petition to adopt a tariff of ₹3.27 (~$0.043)/kWh for a 100 MW wind project. The Commission said ...
/ / Other, Wind
Three Cogeneration Projects in Odisha Exempted from Renewable Purchase Obligation

Three Cogeneration Projects in Odisha Exempted from Renewable Purchase Obligation

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has ruled in favor of three captive power generating projects and exempted them from renewable purchase obligation (RPO) compliance if the consumption from the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Punjab Commission Exempts Two Cogeneration Projects From RPO Compliance

Punjab Commission Exempts Two Cogeneration Projects from RPO Compliance

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC), in a recent order, upheld the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity’s (APTEL) ruling regarding cogeneration facilities. The Commission said that Cogeneration facilities could not ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Odisha Clarifies its Stand on the Use of Biomass in Captive and Cogeneration Projects

Odisha Clarifies its Stand on the Use of Biomass in Captive and Cogeneration Projects

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has ruled that the guidelines prescribed by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) must be followed to estimate electricity generated from biomass in coal-based ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Project in Andhra Pradesh Exempted From RPO Compliance

Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Project in Andhra Pradesh Exempted from RPO Compliance

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC), in a recent order, ruled that energy generated from the circulating fluidized bed combustion (CBFC) boiler system formed a part of cogeneration and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
GRIDCO Gets Regulatory Approval to Procure Solar Power at ₹2.75kWh from a 40 MW Project

GRIDCO Gets Regulatory Approval to Procure Solar Power at ₹2.75/kWh from a 40 MW Project

The Odisha Energy Regulatory Commission (OERC) has approved the power purchase agreement (PPA) signed between Grid Corporation of Odisha (GRIDCO) and NHPC Limited for procuring 40 MW of solar power at ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tamil Nadu to Purchase 1,000 MW of Solar from SECI at ₹2.61/kWh

Tamil Nadu to Purchase 1,000 MW of Solar from SECI at ₹2.61/kWh

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC), in a recent order, approved the tariff of ₹2.61 (~$0,036)/kWh, including the trading margin of ₹0.07 (~$0.0009)/kWh, for procuring 1,000 MW of solar ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
JERC Denies Exemptions Under Open Access Regulations for Solar Projects

JERC Denies Exemptions Under Open Access Regulations for Solar Projects

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories, in a recent order, dismissed the petition filed by solar project developers seeking directions to resolve ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Delhi Regulatory Commission Releases Renewable Purchase Obligation Guidelines

Delhi Regulatory Commission Releases Renewable Purchase Obligation Guidelines

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has announced the ‘Renewable Purchase Obligation and Renewable Energy Certificate Framework Implementation Regulations, 2021.’ The regulations are effective from April 13, 2021. The rules govern ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Ministry Proposes Rules to Promote Renewable Energy Open Access

Ministry Proposes Rules to Promote Renewable Energy Open Access

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued the Draft Electricity (Promoting Renewable Energy Through Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2021. The last date for submission of feedback is September 15, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Chhattisgarh Commission Penalizes Captive Power Producer for RPO Non-Compliance (1)

Chhattisgarh Commission Penalizes Captive Power Producer for RPO Non-Compliance

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC), in a recent order, imposed a penalty of ₹100,000 (~$1,343) on a captive power producer for non-compliance of renewable purchase obligation (RPO). Background Chhattisgarh ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Captive Power Producers in Maharashtra Allowed Time to Clear RPO Backlog

Captive Power Producers in Maharashtra Allowed Time to Clear RPO Backlog

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in its recent order, allowed captive power producers to fulfill their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) backlog for the financial years (FY) starting 2015 to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
JSW Steel’s Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Projects Exempted from RPO Compliance

JSW Steel’s Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Projects Exempted from RPO Compliance

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in a recent order, ruled that JSW Steel be exempted from the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) compliance regarding its Dolvi unit in Maharashtra for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Adani Electricity Allowed to Tender 500 MW of Renewables Bundled with Conventional Power

Adani Electricity Allowed to Tender 500 MW of Renewables Bundled with Conventional Power

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, ruled in favor of Adani Electricity Mumbai and allowed it to initiate the process to procure power up to 500 ...
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 ...
Regulator Allows Odisha's GRIDCO to Buy 500 MW of Solar from SECI at ₹2.61/kWh

Regulator Allows Odisha’s GRIDCO to Buy 500 MW of Solar from SECI at ₹2.61/kWh

In an important development, the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has approved the procurement of 500 MW solar power by GRIDCO from the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). The ...
MERC Unscheduled Power from Captive Biomass Project Not Considered for RPO

MERC: Unscheduled Power from Captive Biomass Project Not Considered for RPO

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in a recent order, has rejected the plea of BILT Graphic Paper Products to offset the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) for its Bhigwan unit ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Uttar Pradesh DISCOM To Pay ₹14.59 Billion For Unmet Renewable Purchase Obligation

Uttar Pradesh DISCOM to Pay ₹14.59 Billion for Unmet Renewable Purchase Obligation

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC), in a recent order, directed Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) to deposit ₹72.45 billion (~$978 million) in the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Gujarat No Cross-Subsidy and Additional Surcharge for Captive Solar Projects

Gujarat: No Cross-Subsidy and Additional Surcharge for Captive Solar Projects

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC), in a recent order, approved the amendments sought by the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) to the earlier order passed by the Commission ...
Consider USD-INR Exchange Rate Escalation for Round-The-Clock Renewable Bid NSEFI

Consider USD-INR Exchange Rate Escalation for Round-The-Clock Renewable Bid: NSEFI

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI), an umbrella organization of all solar energy stakeholders of India, wrote to the Ministry of Power (MoP) to consider the U.S. dollar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Bharat Petroleum Invites Bids for Open Access Renewable Power

Bharat Petroleum Invites Bids for 15 MW of Open Access Renewable Power

Bharat Petroleum has invited bids to procure 15 MW of solar and non-solar renewable power on a short-term open access basis for its refinery in Mahul, Mumbai. The successful bidder's ...
Uttar Pradesh Regulator Approves Tariff of ₹4.53/kWh for Bagasse-Based Power

Uttar Pradesh Regulator Approves Tariff of ₹4.53/kWh for Bagasse-Based Power

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC), in a recent order, adopted the levelized tariff of ₹4.53 (~$0.062)/kWh for the purchase of 20 MW (+/-25%) of bagasse-based power. The Commission ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Punjab Specifies Share of Hydropower in its Renewable Purchase Obligation Trajectory

Punjab Specifies Share of Hydropower in its Renewable Purchase Obligation Trajectory

The Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission (PSERC) has invited comments, suggestions, and objections to the staff paper for revising the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) regulations to factor in hydropower purchase ...
/ / 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