Co-Generation Projects in Maharashtra Can Fulfil Their RPO by March 2020

Co-Generation Projects in Maharashtra Can Fulfil Their RPO by March 2020

Fossil fuel-based co-generation projects in Maharashtra have got time up until March 2020 to fulfill their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets. The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) provided this relief ...
Uttarakhand Issues Draft Tariff Regulations and RPO Targets for Solar Projects

Tata Power DISCOM Issues Tender for 100 MW of Non-Solar Power to Meet its RPO

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) for the procurement of renewable power (non-solar) on a short-term power purchase agreement. The last date for ...
Tirupati Smart City Invites Tender for 6 MW of Solar Projects

West Bengal DISCOM Issues EoI to Procure 200 MW of Solar Power to Meet its RPO

CESC Limited, a distribution company (DISCOM) in West Bengal has issued a notice inviting expressions of interest (EoI) from interested vendors to procure 200 MW of solar power on a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka is the Top Solar State in India with 5 GW in Cumulative Installed Capacity

KERC Asks State Agencies to Halt New Solar Tenders and Auctions in Karnataka

Karnataka, India’s top state in terms of installed solar capacity, is looking to stop the tender and auction process for large-scale ground-mounted projects as power generation exceeds demand in the ...
No Increase in RPO of Captive Projects if Additional Capacity Not Added_ Ministry of Power

In Bihar, DISCOMs Penalized for Not Fulfilling RPO Shortfall

Recently, the Bihar State Power Holding Company Ltd. (BSPHCL) wrote to the state’s electricity commission BERC seeking its approval to carry forward the shortfall in the renewable purchase obligations (RPO) ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Sri Lanka to Develop 28 Small Solar Power Projects

Adani to Remove Domestic Content Requirement for 700 MW Solar Auction

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited’s (AEML) request to initiate the bidding process for 700 MW of solar without the domestic content requirement condition ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SECI Amends RfS Guidelines for 2 GW ISTS-Connected Wind Tranche-IV Tender

MSEDCL to Buy Wind Power from Projects with Expired Agreements Through Reverse Auction

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has asked the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to procure wind energy from projects whose energy purchase agreements (EPAs) have expired, to fulfill ...
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Adani Electricity Mumbai has Time Until March 2020 to Comply with RPO

Adani Electricity Mumbai Has Time Until March 2020 to Comply with RPO

Government agencies in India are taking renewable purchase obligation (RPO) compliance cases seriously, and entities are being brought to task by state electricity regulatory commissions after the creation of RPO ...
A Roundup of Major Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Updates from March 2019

A Roundup of Major Solar and Renewable Energy Policy Updates from March 2019

March witnessed some big announcements in the Indian renewable industry. Several states issued a flurry of orders on relevant issues like RPO compliance and net-metering policies, which have helped the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Asks Entities Including BEST and Indian Railways to Comply with Their Solar RPO

Maharashtra Asks Entities Including BEST and Indian Railways to Comply with Their Solar RPO

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ordered five entities to comply with their solar and non-solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) requirement for Financial Year (FY) 2017-18 in FY 2018-19. The ...
MSEDCL Tenders Solar to meet its RPO

Maharashtra DISCOM Allowed Time Until March 2020 to Comply with Solar RPO for FY 2017-18

In an unusual ruling,  the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ordered Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) to comply with its solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) requirement for FY ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Floats Tender for 50,000 Solar Water Pumping Systems

Power Generated by Solar Pumps to Account Towards RPO Fulfilment in Maharashtra

In a recent order, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has stated that the power generated by off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) water pumps will be counted towards meeting the renewable ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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