Unsigned Power Sale Agreements – A Major Hurdle for Growth in the Solar Sector

Unsigned Power Sale Agreements – A Major Hurdle for Growth in the Solar Sector

The Indian solar industry added just 3.2 GW of solar in 2020 as the market slumped by 56% due to COVID-related disruptions. However, Mercom expects 2021 and 2022 to be ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
SECI Asked to Compensate Maharashtra DISCOM for Delay in Commissioning Solar Projects

SECI Asked to Compensate Maharashtra DISCOM for Delay in Commissioning Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has asked the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to compensate the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) for the short supply of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Kerala Regulator Sets Tariff of ₹6.81/kWh for a Municipal Solid Waste-to-Energy Project

Kerala Regulator Sets Tariff of ₹6.81/kWh for a Municipal Solid Waste-to-Energy Project

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) set a tariff of ₹6.81 (~$0.093)/kWh without considering accelerated depreciation and ₹6.31 (~$0.086)/kWh with accelerated depreciation for procurement of power from a 6 ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Haryana Sets Levelized Tariff of ₹2.48_kWh for Amplus Sun's 50 MW of Solar Projects

Haryana Sets Levelized Tariff of ₹2.48/kWh for Amplus Sun’s 50 MW of Solar Projects

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has approved a tariff of ₹2.48 (~$0.034)/kWh for 50 MW of Amplus Sun Solutions' solar power projects in Bhiwani, Haryana, after re-examining the capital ...
Gross Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW Proposed in Karnataka

Gross Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW Proposed in Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed allowing net metering for rooftop solar projects between 1 kW and 10 kW and gross metering for capacity over 10 kW. The ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
CERC Adopts Tariffs of ₹2.83/kWh and ₹2.84/kWh for 440 MW of Wind Power Projects

CERC Adopts Tariffs of ₹2.83/kWh and ₹2.84/kWh for 440 MW of Wind Power Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has adopted tariffs of ₹2.83 (~$0.038)/kWh for 250.8 MW and ₹2.84 (~$0.039)/kWh for 190 MW of wind power projects (Tranche-VIII) connected to the interstate ...
/ / Wind
Gujarat Regulator Allows DISCOM to Scrap 700 MW Solar Auction

In Another Bad Precedent, Gujarat Regulator Allows DISCOM to Scrap 700 MW Solar Auction

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has allowed the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) to cancel the 700 MW solar auction in the state’s Dholera Solar Park and retender ...
CERC Adopts Tariff of ₹2.54/kWh for 1,150 MW of Solar Power Projects

CERC Adopts Tariff of ₹2.54/kWh for 1,150 MW of Solar Power Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has adopted the tariff of ₹2.54 (~$0.035)/kWh for 1,150 MW of solar projects allocated to ReNew Solar Power (300 MW), Azure Power (300 MW), ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Here is the Solar Industry Wishlist for Budget 2021

Here is the Solar Industry Wishlist for Budget 2021

Riddled with a pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns, 2020 was a year everyone wants to forget. The year was also adverse for the solar industry, which saw manufacturing and installations ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
UPERC Allows Time Extension for Completing a Municipal Solid Waste Power Project

UPERC Allows Time Extension for Completing a Municipal Solid Waste Power Project

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has extended the scheduled commissioning date (SCOD) for a 14 MW municipal solid waste (MSW)-based power project in Agra. It also directed the ...
Commission Allows Avadh Sugar and Energy to Inject Slop-Based Power into the Grid

Commission Allows Avadh Sugar and Energy to Inject Slop-Based Power into the Grid

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulation Commission (UPERC) has directed the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) to allow Avadh Sugar and Energy to inject slop-based power into the grid from ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Gujarat Commission Adopts ₹1.99_kWh Tariff Discovered in GUVNL's 500 MW Solar Auction

Gujarat Commission Adopts ₹1.99/kWh Tariff Discovered in GUVNL’s 500 MW Solar Auction

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has adopted the tariff of ₹1.99 (~$0.0270)/kWh discovered in the competitive bidding conducted by the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) for procurement of ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Jharkhand Sets ₹3.09_kWh Levelized Tariff for Solar Projects Under KUSUM

Jharkhand Sets ₹3.09/kWh Levelized Tariff for Solar Projects Under KUSUM

The Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) has set a pre-fixed levelized tariff of ₹3.09 (~$0.042)/kWh for power from decentralized solar and other renewable energy projects between 500 kW and ...
Israel Allocates 608.95 MW of Solar Projects to Seven Bidders

Israel Allocates 608.95 MW of Solar Projects to Seven Bidders

Israel’s Electricity Authority has allocated 608.95 MW of solar projects to seven bidders in the country’s second solar tender for a tariff of 0.1745 Israeli Shekel (~$0.054)/kWh. The tariff was ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Telangana Sets Levelized Tariff of ₹3.13/kWh for KUSUM Solar Projects

Telangana Sets Levelized Tariff of ₹3.13/kWh for KUSUM Solar Projects

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has set a levelized tariff for solar projects under Component-A of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evem Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM) program ...
Regulator Adopts Tariff of ₹2.97_kWh for 200 MW of Solar Projects in Kerala

Regulator Adopts Tariff of ₹2.97/kWh for 200 MW of Solar Projects in Kerala

The Kerala State Electricity Commission (KSERC) has passed an order adopting a tariff of ₹2.97 (~$0.041) for 200 MW of solar projects awarded in the Kerala State Electricity Board Limited’s ...
Mercom India's Most Read News Stories from 2020

Mercom India’s Most Read News Stories from 2020

2020 is almost behind us. The year threw unique challenges at us while some interesting developments took shape in the renewable industry. Mercom revisits announcements and policy developments that interested ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Torrent Power Reissues Tender for Purchasing 300 MW of Solar in Gujarat

Torrent Power Reissues Tender for Purchasing 300 MW of Solar in Gujarat

Torrent Power Limited has reissued the tender for the purchase of up to 300 MW of power from grid-connected solar projects in Gujarat. The last date to submit the bids ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Germany Allocates Over 664 MW of Wind and Solar Projects in Auction

Germany Allocates Over 664 MW of Wind and Solar Projects in Auction

German Federal Network Agency Bundesnetzagentur has announced the auction results for solar and onshore wind projects. The agency received a total of 45 bids aggregating 264.15 MW of solar projects ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Major Developments in India's Wind Sector in 2020

Major Developments in India’s Wind Sector in 2020

Project development slowed down to a crawl in the wind sector for most of the year as supply chain issues, transportation restrictions, and workforce shortages weighed down the sector due ...
Madhya Pradesh Exempts EVs and E-Rickshaw Charging Stations from Tariff Hike

Madhya Pradesh Exempts EVs and E-Rickshaw Charging Stations from Tariff Hike

The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has determined tariffs for low voltage (LV), high voltage (HV), and extra-high voltage (EHV) consumers in the state in its retail supply tariff ...
Andhra DISCOM Proposes Cross Subsidy Surcharge of ₹2.45/kWh for Green Power Sales

Andhra DISCOM Proposes Cross Subsidy Surcharge of ₹2.45/kWh for Green Power Sales

The Andhra Pradesh distribution companies (DISCOMs) have filed the Aggregate Revenue Requirement (ARR) application for the retail supply business and proposed tariffs for the financial year 2020-21. The Eastern Power ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
NPAs in Renewable Industry Inevitable If Andhra Doesn’t Resolve Issue Soon

NPAs in Renewable Industry Inevitable If Andhra Doesn’t Resolve Issue Soon

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) and the Indian Wind Power Association (IWPA) have written to the High Court of Andhra Pradesh urging them to expedite pending hearings ...
New Solar Tariff Record of ₹2_kWh_ Why Did it Go So Low_

New Solar Tariff Record of ₹2/kWh: Why Did it Go So Low?

The recent Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) auction for 1,070 MW of solar projects in the state of Rajasthan (Tranche-III) resulted in India's lowest solar tariff ever of ₹2 ...
India's New Record for Lowest Solar Tariff is ₹2_kWh

India’s New Record for Lowest Solar Tariff is ₹2/kWh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) auction for 1,070 MW of solar projects in Rajasthan set a record-low lowest (L1) tariff of ₹2 (~$0.0270)/kWh (Tranche-III), according to Mercom's sources ...