REC Trading Expected to Resume from November 25th (1)

REC Trading Expected to Resume from November 25th

Power exchanges may resume trading renewable energy certificates (REC) on November 25, 2020, after a four-month halt following a stay order by the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) back in ...
Maharashtra Pushes For Open Tenders for its Solar Program

Maharashtra Pushes For Open Tenders for its Solar Program

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to file a modified request for selection (RfS) for floating open tenders under the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rajasthan Regulator Says DISCOMs Not to be Blamed for Failure to Meet RPO Targets

Rajasthan Regulator Says DISCOMs Not to be Blamed for Failure to Meet RPO Targets

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) ruled in favor of the state distribution companies (DISCOMs) in a petition demanding action against them for not achieving their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Sets Tariffs to Procure Wind Energy from Projects with Expired EPAs

Maharashtra Sets Tariffs to Procure Wind Energy from Projects with Expired EPAs

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the energy purchase agreement (EPA) for wind projects with expired EPAs. The agreements were signed between Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited ...
/ / Wind
Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission‘s RPO Review for Goa & Union Territories

Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission’s RPO Review for Goa & Union Territories

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has reviewed renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets for FY 2019-20 based on the submitted data from its jurisdiction region. The analysis shows that except ...
Haryana DISCOM to Purchase 10 MW of Solar Energy on Short-Term Basis at ₹2.70kWh

Haryana DISCOM to Purchase 10 MW of Solar Energy on Short-Term Basis at ₹2.70/kWh

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) approved a draft power purchase agreement by Haryana Power Purchase Center's (HPPC). The draft PPA was to be executed with LR Energy for 10 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Regulator Relaxes RPO Target for Captive Power Projects

Maharashtra Regulator Relaxes RPO Target for Captive Power Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ruled in favor of the Captive Power Producers Association seeking relief under the Commission's renewable purchase obligation (RPO) regulations for projects commissioned before ...
Haryana Regulator Asks 50 MW Captive Open Access Solar Project to Supply Power to DISCOM

Haryana Regulator Asks 50 MW Captive Open Access Solar Project to Supply Power to DISCOM

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has approved the Haryana Power Purchase Center’s (HPPC) draft power purchase agreement (PPA) with Amplus Sun Solutions Private Limited. The PPA was signed for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Buyers Lap Up Solar and Green Power from Indian Energy Exchange’s New Trading Platform

Buyers Lap Up Solar and Green Power from Indian Energy Exchange’s New Trading Platform

Solar power is trading at premiums ranging between ₹0.40 (~$ 0.0054)/kWh and ₹0.60 (~$0.0082)/kWh on the Indian Energy Exchange’s (IEX) recently launched renewable energy platform, an executive told Mercom. “IEX ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Power From Fossil Fuel-Based Co-Generation Projects Not Considered for RPO Compliance

Power from Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Projects Not Considered for RPO Compliance

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) said that any power purchased from fossil fuel cogeneration projects would not be counted for renewable purchase obligation (RPO) compliance. However, the regulatory ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Gujarat Commission Directs Distribution Licensee to Comply with Solar RPO Target

Gujarat Commission Directs Distribution Licensee to Comply with Solar RPO Target

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC), in a recent ruling, directed MPSEZ Utilities Private Limited (MUPL) to make up for the shortfall of 1.441 MUs in solar RPO within the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MERC Examines if Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Projects Can be Exempt from RPO

MERC Examines if Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Projects Can be Exempt from RPO

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) dismissed JSW Steel Limited’s plea seeking exemption from the requirement to meet its renewable purchase (RPO) targets to the extent of its consumption from ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Maharashtra Commission Clarifies RPO for Energy Procured from Cogeneration Projects

Maharashtra Commission Clarifies RPO for Energy Procured from Cogeneration Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has directed the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) to comply with its renewable purchase obligation (RPO) target of 9% as per state regulations ...
Karnataka Announces Another Three-Month Extension for FY 2020 RPO Targets

Karnataka Announces Another Three-Month Extension for FY 2020 RPO Targets

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has granted another three-month extension to obligated entities for fulfilling their renewable purchase obligations (RPOs) for the financial year 2020. The Commission stated that ...
CERC Approves Introduction of Green Term-Ahead Market Contracts on IEX

CERC Approves Introduction of Green Term-Ahead Market Contracts on IEX

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved the introduction of the 'Green Term-Ahead Market' (GTAM) contracts on the Indian Energy Exchange (IEX), adding that it would provide an avenue ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
As Government Shifts Focus to Solar Manufacturing, RPO Enforcement Becomes More Critical

As Government Shifts Focus to Solar Manufacturing, RPO Enforcement Becomes More Critical

India's push towards transforming the energy sector began a decade ago with the formulation of the National Solar Mission. To enforce policies for renewable energy expansion and create demand, the ...
Adoption of Solar Through Open Access_ Roadblocks and The Road Ahead

Adoption of Solar Through Open Access: Roadblocks and the Road Ahead

In the Indian power sector, open access means a mechanism in which large consumers have access to the transmission and distribution network so that they are free to obtain power ...
Himachal Pradesh Issues Order on RPO Targets and Open Access Charges

Himachal Pradesh Issues Order on RPO Targets and Open Access Charges

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has issued an order for distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state regarding their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) backlogs up to the financial year ...
Bihar Commission Allows DISCOMs to Carry RPO Shortfall to Next Year

Bihar Commission Allows DISCOMs to Carry RPO Shortfall to Next Year

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has approved the request of the Bihar State Power Holding Company Limited (BSPHCL) to carry forward the shortfall in its renewable purchase obligation (RPO) ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal for Stay Order on CERC’s Proposal to Revise REC Prices

Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal for Stay Order on CERC’s Proposal to Revise REC Prices

The Supreme Court of India has dismissed an appeal by the Green Energy Association (GEA) seeking a stay order on the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (CERC) order to reduce the ...
Bihar Adopts Tariffs of ₹2.6_kWh and ₹2.44_kWh for 450 MW of Solar Power

Bihar Adopts Tariffs of ₹2.6/kWh and ₹2.44/kWh for 450 MW of Solar Power

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has adopted tariffs of ₹2.60 (~$0.035)/kWh and ₹2.44 (~$0.03)/kWh to procure 300 MW and 150 MW of solar power from NTPC and the Solar ...
Haryana Commission Approves Tariff of ₹2.73_kWh for Procurement of 240 MW of Solar Power

Haryana Approves Tariff of ₹2.73/kWh to Procure 240 MW of Solar From Avaada Energy

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has approved the tariff of ₹2.73 (~$0.036)/kWh discovered by the Haryana Power Purchase Center (HPPC) to procure 240 MW of solar power from Avaada ...
MERC Approves Tariff for 283 MW of Solar Projects Under Agricultural Feeder Program

MERC Approves Tariff for 283 MW of Solar Projects Under Agricultural Feeder Program

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved tariff ranging between ₹3.28 (~$0.0436)/kWh to ₹3.30 (~$0.0439)/kWh for the procurement of power from 283 MW of solar projects by the Maharashtra ...
Maharashtra Approves Tariff of ₹2.90_kWh To Procure 350MW of Solar from Tata and Avaada

Maharashtra Approves Tariff of ₹2.90/kWh to Procure 350 MW of Solar from Tata and Avaada

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved a tariff of  ₹2.90 (~$0.04)/kWh for the long-term procurement of 350 MW of solar power by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited ...
Chhattisgarh Commission Issues Amendment to RPO Regulations for Captive Projects

Chhattisgarh Commission Issues Amendment to RPO Regulations for Captive Power Projects

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has issued an amendment to its regulation for captive generating projects. These regulations deal with the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets to be ...