Tamil Nadu Likely to Set Solar RPO for FY 2020 at 6%

Tamil Nadu Likely to Set Solar RPO for FY 2020 at 6%

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has invited suggestions and comments on the proposed amendments to its Renewable Energy Purchase Obligations (RPOs). The commission has been mandated to set ...
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Important Headlines from the Indian Solar Market in April 2019

Important Headlines from the Indian Solar Market in April 2019

April 2019 was a busy month for the domestic solar industry with state electricity regulatory commissions issuing orders aimed at providing relief to solar project developers. During the month, a ...
Ministry of Power Addresses Pass Through, Open Access in Amendments to Tariff Policy

Ministry of Power Addresses Pass Through, Open Access in Amendments to Tariff Policy

The Ministry of Power has issued draft amendments to Tariff Policy 2016. The amendments have been proposed keeping in view the changes and dynamic nature of the power sector. These ...
CERC Issues Guidelines for Accreditation of Entities Under the REC Mechanism

CERC Issues Guidelines for Accreditation of Entities Under the REC Mechanism

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued model guidelines for the accreditation of renewable energy projects or distribution licensees (DISCOM) by state agencies under the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
Uttar Pradesh Releases Blueprint for Open Access Regulations

Recommendations from Forum of Regulators to Improve Open Access in India

The Forum of Regulators (FOR) released a report last December on the issues affecting open access in the country. The report charts a way forward for the better implementation of ...
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State Determined Feed-In Tariff to Apply to Small Solar and Wind Projects

Feed-In Tariffs to Make a Comeback in India for Small Solar and Wind Projects

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification that calls for procuring power from small solar and wind projects through feed-in tariffs determined by their respective ...
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MERC Okays MSEDCL Plan to Procure Renewable Power with Competitive Bidding

MERC Okays MSEDCL Plan to Procure Renewable Power with Competitive Bidding

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has won approval to procure wind, solar, and bagasse‑based cogeneration power at a rate discovered through a tariff‑based competitive bidding process. Rates ...
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NTPC EV Charging

NTPC Seeks Pan India License to Set Up EV Charging Stations

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) is seeking a pan India license to construct and set up electric vehicle (EV) charging stations across India. As of now, under The Electricity ...
APTEL Directs Haryana Power Agencies to Procure Power from a Disputed Solar Project

APTEL Directs Haryana Power Agencies to Procure Power from a Disputed 1 MW Solar Project

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has issued an order directing the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) and the Haryana Power Purchase Centre (HPPC) to allow injection of electricity generated ...
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Wind PPA Honor MNRE SERC

MNRE Issues Advisory Asking States to Honor Wind PPAs

Bringing relief to wind project developers across India, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an advisory to state governments and state electricity regulatory commissions (SERCs) asking ...
/ / Other, Wind
Political Considerations at Play as 'DISCOM's Subsidy Dependence up by 7-8 Percent

Political Considerations at Play as ‘DISCOM’s Subsidy Dependence up by 7-8 Percent

The overall subsidy dependence of power distribution companies (DISCOMs) is estimated to increase by 7-8 percent to Rs.810 billion (~$12.53 billion) in the current financial year. The overall subsidy requirement ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
25 Indian States Fall Behind Solar RPO Targets

25 Indian States Fall Behind Solar RPO Targets

Twenty-five states in India have fallen behind their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets. The state-wise installation targets set by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) have not been ...
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