Solar and Wind Developers Fret Over Cost of Undergrounding Power Lines in the GIB Habitat

Solar and Wind Developers Fret Over Cost of Undergrounding Power Lines in the GIB Habitat

The fate of renewable energy projects in the Great Indian Bustard habitat in Rajasthan and Gujarat hangs in the balance as a section of developers is concerned about the costs ...
Apex Court Issues Specifications for Bird Diverters in the Great Indian Bustard Habitat

Specifications Notified for Installing Bird Diverters in the Great Indian Bustard Habitat

The special committee constituted by the Supreme Court, after consultations with the Central Electricity Authority (CEA), has specified the technical standards for bird flight diverters to be installed in the ...
Power Generators Must Add Diverters to Save the Great Indian Bustard Supreme Court

Power Generators Must Add Diverters to Save the Great Indian Bustard: Supreme Court

The Great Indian Bustard (GIB) saga that has been simmering for some time came up for hearing in the Supreme Court on April 21, 2022. During the course of the ...
Unilateral Termination of PPAs By DISCOMs Is Against Public Interest – Supreme Court

Unilateral Termination of PPAs By DISCOMs is Against Public Interest – Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of India, in a recent order, has rebuked the Andhra Pradesh distribution companies (DISCOMs) attempting to terminate the power purchase agreement (PPA) unilaterally after the project developer ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Renewable Energy Projects in the Great Indian Bustard Area Get 30 Days Extension

Renewable Energy Projects in the Great Indian Bustard Area Get 30 Days Extension

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has informed that all renewable energy projects (RE) under implementation, wholly or partly located in the priority or potential territory of the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Waiving ISTS Charges Could Catalyze Growth in Renewable Open Access Market

Waiving ISTS Charges Could Catalyze Growth in Renewable Open Access Market

Open access solar project developers believe that inter-state transmission charges (ISTS) waiver on solar projects and other renewable energy projects would widen the scope of open access projects connected to ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Solar energy projects to be developed in the habitats of the Great Indian Bustard and Lesser Florican in Rajasthan and Gujarat have been stranded awaiting the decision from the Supreme Court.

Solar Projects in Rajasthan Stranded, Awaiting Supreme Court Order on Great Indian Bustard

Solar energy projects to be developed in the habitats of the Great Indian Bustard and Lesser Florican in Rajasthan and Gujarat have been stranded awaiting the decision from the Supreme ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Supreme Court Dismisses Special Leave Petitions Filed for Solar Anti-Dumping Probe

Supreme Court Dismisses Special Leave Petitions Filed for Solar Anti-Dumping Probe

The Supreme Court heard two special leave petitions filed by the government of India and Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) regarding a pending anti-dumping investigation. A special leave petition is ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Supreme Court Upholds APTEL’s Order on Commissioning Delay of Solar Projects

Supreme Court Upholds APTEL’s Order on Commissioning Delay of Solar Projects

In an important development, the Supreme Court of India upheld the judgment of the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), in which it had set aside the orders passed by the ...
Supreme Court Upholds NCLT's Stay of Termination of GUVNL's PPA with Solar Developer

Supreme Court Upholds NCLT’s Stay of Termination of GUVNL’s PPA with Solar Developer

The Supreme Court, in a recent order, has said that the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) and the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) had correctly stayed the termination of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
SC Allows CERC to Pronounce Orders in Reserved Matters Until New Member of Law Joins

SC Allows CERC to Pronounce Orders in Reserved Matters Until New Member of Law Joins

In a new development regarding the appointment of Member (Law) at the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), the supreme court has allowed pronouncement of judgments in some reserved matters until ...
CERC Gets New Member of Law, Set to Resume Operations

CERC Gets New Member of Law, Set to Resume Operations

After four months of the shutdown, normalcy returns to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) with the Ministry of Power (MoP) finally appointing a member of law in the Commission ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Supreme Court Pulls Up Center for Laxity, Extends Stay on CERC’s Functioning

Supreme Court Pulls Up Center for Laxity, Extends Stay on CERC’s Functioning

The Supreme Court pulled up the Ministry of Power (MoP) for failing to appoint a member of law in the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) since August 2020. The apex ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
The Central Electricity Regulator Will Not Hear Any Petitions in September

The Central Electricity Regulator Will Not Hear Any Petitions in September

In a significant development, the Supreme Court of India has asked two Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) members to go on leave until the Commission appoints a member of law ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Solar Group Seeks Exemption for Developers from Entry Tax in Telangana

Solar Group Seeks Exemption for Developers from Entry Tax in Telangana

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) appealed to the Telangana government to exempt solar developers from payment of ‘entry tax’ on notified goods imported to the state. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
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 ...
Supreme Court_ No Hearing of Petitions and No New Petitions Can be Filed Due to Covid-19

Supreme Court: No Hearing of Petitions and No New Petitions Can be Filed Due to Covid-19

The Supreme Court of India has indefinitely extended the period of limitation on filing petitions, applications, suits, appeals, and other proceedings at courts and tribunals across the country in light ...
Supreme Court Asks Nitin Gadkari to Explain Government’s Position on Electric Mobility

Supreme Court Asks Nitin Gadkari to Explain Government’s Position on Electric Mobility

The Supreme Court has requested the Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari to appear before it to discuss the proposal of the gradual transition of fossil-fuel-based vehicles on the roads to ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Solar REC Trading Declines Significantly in October 2018

CERC Extends Validity of RECs Due to Expire between April and October 2019

Providing relief to renewable energy generators of both solar and non-solar projects who are a part of the renewable energy certificate (REC) mechanism, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ...
Hero Future, Vikram Solar and ACME go to Court Opposing Safeguard Duty Imposed by DGTR

Renewable Energy Generators Approach Delhi High Court over Levy of GST on RECs

After paying GST of 12% on renewable energy certificates (RECs), renewable energy project developers who are part of the REC mechanism have approached the Delhi High Court to provide relief ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Supreme Court

What Does Supreme Court’s Order Quashing RBI’s NPA Circular Mean for the Solar Sector

Recently, the Supreme Court of India ordered the quashing of a circular issued by the Reserve Bank of India on non-performing assets (NPAs). According to a PTI report, “The Supreme ...
Indian Solar Exports to the US to Incur 25% Safeguard Duty From June 5

Government Asks Custom Authorities to Begin Collection of 25% Solar Safeguard Duty

Just a few days after the Supreme Court put aside the stay order on safeguard duty by the Orissa High Court, the Ministry of Finance has now issued an instruction ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Supreme Court Allows Government to Levy 25% Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

Supreme Court Allows Government to Levy 25% Safeguard Duty on Solar Imports

India will soon begin with the imposition of safeguard duty on solar cells and modules which had been put on hold by the government. In a significant order, the Supreme ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Non-Solar RECs Issued on or After April 1, 2017 to be Sold at Floor Price of ₹1,000

Non-Solar RECs Issued on or After April 1, 2017 to be Sold at a Floor Price of ₹1,000

Non-solar renewable energy certificates (RECs) issued on or after April 1, 2017, will be sold at a floor price of ₹1,000 (~$14.809)/REC, the Supreme Court has ruled. The court had ...
Interview: Solar & Non-Solar REC Generators Could Lose ₹18 Billion if Relief is Not Provided

Interview: Solar & Non-Solar REC Generators Could Lose ₹18 Billion if Relief is Not Provided

The solar REC trading in the country was stalled for the past one year. In April 2018, both, solar and non-solar renewable energy certificates (REC) were traded for the first ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar