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
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
BEST to Procure 400 MW of Wind Solar Hybrid Power from SECI

BEST to Procure 400 MW of Wind Solar Hybrid Power from SECI

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking’s (BEST) to procure 400 MW wind-solar hybrid power from Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). In ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CESC Invites Bids to Procure Power from Solar and Other Renewable Sources

CESC Invites Bids to Procure Power from Solar and Other Renewable Sources

CESC Limited, the Kolkata-based company of the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group, has invited bids for the procurement of power from solar and non-solar renewable energy sources in or outside West Bengal ...
DISCOMs Need Distribution System Operators To Forecast Renewables and Manage Load (1)

DISCOMs Need Distribution System Operators To Forecast Renewables and Manage Load

India is an attractive solar market with tremendous, long-term potential. The installation targets are aggressive; however, the investments in the sector have stymied due to counterparty credit risks from distribution ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
'Change in Law' Clause in PPAs Signed by Small Scale Distributed Solar Projects Approved

‘Change in Law’ Clause in PPAs Signed by Small Scale Distributed Solar Projects Approved

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has approved the incorporation of 'change of law' in the proposed power purchase agreements (PPAs) by the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam. These PPAs are ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
National Average Power Purchase Cost of ₹3.85/kWh Set for Open Access Solar Projects

National Average Power Purchase Cost of ₹3.85/kWh Set for Open Access Solar Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has set the national Average Power Purchase Cost (APPC) for open access at ₹3.85 (~$0.052)/kWh. The APPC would be applicable during the financial year ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Green Power Tariff

Consumers Opting for 100% Renewables to Pay ‘Green Power Tariff’ of ₹0.66/kWh

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has, in a recent order, allowed a 'Green Power Tariff' of ₹0.66 (~$0.009)/kWh to be levied on consumers opting for 100% green energy. The ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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 ...
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 ...
Levelized Tariff of ₹7.12/kWh Allowed for a Rooftop Solar System in Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Levelized Tariff of ₹7.12/kWh Allowed for a Rooftop Solar System in Dadra & Nagar Haveli

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has set a tariff of ₹7.12 (~$0.097)/KWh for 485 kW rooftop solar power projects and 900 kW ground-mounted projects at Kala in the Union ...
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