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

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
Meghalaya’s Solar RPO Requirement for FY 2018-19 Raised to 0.75%

Meghalaya’s Solar RPO Requirement for FY 2018-19 Raised to 0.75%

The Meghalaya State Electricity Regulatory Commission (MSERC) has issued new regulations for Renewable Energy Purchase Obligation (RPO) and its compliance. These regulations will apply to the state of Meghalaya and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Haryana: Wheeling, Cross-Subsidy & T&D Charges Waived for Open Access Solar Consumers

Haryana: Wheeling, Cross-Subsidy & T&D Charges Waived for Open Access Solar Consumers

The Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) has issued its guidelines for MW scale ground mounted and rooftop projects, for captive consumption or third party sale, under the Haryana Solar Power ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka Proposes Reduction in BESCOM’S RPO Target from 13% to 12%

Karnataka Proposes Reduction in BESCOM’S RPO Target from 13% to 12%

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed changes to the regulations passed in 2011 with regards to the procurement of energy from renewable sources. The regulation will extend to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar and Wind Power Procurement Situation is a Mess

Solar and Wind Power Procurement Situation is a Mess

State-run distribution companies (DISCOMs) and negligent state electricity regulatory commissions (SERCs) are creating an obstacle in the path of India’s solar story, according to a letter written by R. K ...
CERC Proposes Granting Category I Inter-State Trading License to Refex Energy

DISCOMs Should Purchase Power from Renewable Projects under REC at ₹2.67/kWh

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has released a staff paper on projects registered under renewable energy certificate (REC) mechanism in the state. The paper analyzes the issues being faced ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Jharkhand Announces Additional 20 Percent Subsidy for Schools Opting for Rooftop Solar

Residential Segment Made Up 60% of the 1,000 Solar Rooftop Installations by BSES Delhi

BSES, Delhi’s major distribution company (DISCOM), announced that it has installed more than 1,000 solar rooftop connections with a sanctioned solar load of over 40 MW. According to BSES, the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
ONGC Commissions 10 MW Solar Project at Hazira in Gujarat

ONGC Commissions 10 MW Solar Project at Hazira in Gujarat

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), has commissioned a 10 MW solar project which will power its plants at Dhaej, Gandhar, and Hazira located in the state of Gujarat ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra Takes a Tough Stance on Solar and Non-Solar RPO Enforcement

Maharashtra Takes a Tough Stance on Solar and Non-Solar RPO Enforcement

Recently, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) reviewed compliance of Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) targets by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd. (MSEDCL) for FY 2016-17. MERC noted that MSEDCL ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
HERC Issues New Regulations for Procuring Solar Power to Meet RPO

HERC Issues New Regulations for Procuring Solar Power to Meet RPO

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued an order amending the terms and conditions for determination of tariff from renewable energy sources, renewable purchase obligation and renewable energy certificate ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Haryana Approves Petition for Power Procurement from Non-Solar Sources for RPO

Haryana Approves Petition for Power Procurement from Non-Solar Sources for RPO

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has approved a petition for the procurement of power from green energy sources other than solar with the purpose of fulfilling the stipulated renewable ...
Gujarat Annuls 500 MW of Wind Tender with Greenshoe Option

Gujarat Annuls 500 MW Wind Tender with Greenshoe Option

The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has cancelled the tender for 500 MW of wind projects. The capacity was tendered by GUVNL under Phase II of its program for ...
/ / Other, Wind
NTPC Issues EPC Tender for 1 GW of Solar Projects Under Phase-II of CPSU Program

Gujarat Retenders 500 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has retendered 500 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed across the state. GUVNL has announced the tender in order to ...
India’s Peak Power Supply Deficit Dipped to 0.7% in Q1 FY 2018-19

Will States Comply with the New Solar RPO Target?

The Ministry for Power recently announced revised solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) goals for up to FY 2012-22. RPO is the single most important policy driving renewable energy installations in ...
Ministry of Power Sets Solar RPO for FY 2019-20 at 7.25 Percent

Ministry of Power Sets Solar RPO for FY 2019-20 at 7.25 Percent

The Ministry for Power, Government of India, has set solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) for financial year (FY) 2019-2020 at 7.25 percent. The non-solar RPO for FY 2019-2020 has been ...
MNRE Creates an RPO Compliance Cell to Meet India’s Solar and Wind Energy Targets

MNRE Creates RPO Compliance Cell to Meet India’s Solar and Wind Energy Targets

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has created a compliance cell for renewable purchase obligations (RPOs). The cell will coordinate with states, the central electricity regulatory commission (CERC) ...
MSEDCL Tenders 1 GW of Solar Projects to be Developed Across Maharashtra

MSEDCL Tenders 1 GW of Solar Projects to be Developed Across Maharashtra

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has tendered 1 GW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects to be developed under the Mukhyamantri Saur Krushi Vahini Yojana. The bid-submission deadline ...
Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Tenders 250 MW of Wind Projects

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Tenders 250 MW of Wind Projects

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has tendered 250 MW of wind power projects to be developed in the state. The bid-submission deadline is May 10, 2018. MSEDCL ...
/ / Other, Wind