Gujarat’s Blueprint to Establish Tariffs for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

Gujarat’s Blueprint to Establish Tariffs for Wind-Solar Hybrid Projects

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has invited comments from stakeholders on its discussion paper to start a regulatory process for determining tariffs for wind-solar hybrid projects. The GERC noted ...
COVID-19 Relief: Delhi Reduces Fixed Power Charges for C&I Consumers by 50%

COVID-19 Relief: Delhi Reduces Fixed Power Charges for C&I Consumers by 50%

In a huge respite for the electricity consumers in the national capital, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has reduced fixed charges by 50% for industrial and non-domestic consumers. The ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
APGENCO Seeks Approval for a Tariff of ₹3.57_kWh for 400 MW of Solar Projects

APGENCO Seeks Approval for a Tariff of ₹3.57/kWh for 400 MW of Solar Projects

The Andhra Pradesh Power Generation Corporation Limited (APGENCO) has requested the state’s electricity regulatory commission (APERC) to approve the power purchase agreement (PPA) signed with distribution companies (DISCOMs) on July ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
No Hike in Delhi’s Power Tariff for FY 2020-21 Due to COVID-19 Disruptions

No Hike in Delhi’s Power Tariff for FY 2020-21 Due to COVID-19 Disruptions

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has announced that it would not raise the electricity tariffs for the financial year (FY) 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In its press ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
IPGCL Secures Lowest Bid of ₹3.09_kWh for RESCO Bids in Residential Rooftop Solar

IPGCL Secures Lowest Bid of ₹3.09/kWh for RESCO Bids in Residential Rooftop Solar

The Indraprastha Power Generation Company Limited (IPGCL) has announced the tariff quoted by the lowest bidders (L1) for its rooftop solar projects under the RESCO model (Parts A and B) ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Karnataka Commission Extends Validity of Generic Tariff on Waste to Energy Projects

Karnataka Commission Extends Validity of Generic Tariff on Waste to Energy Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has extended the validity of the generic tariff ₹7.08 (~$0.096)/kWh for waste to energy (WTE) projects in the state. The validity of the tariff ...
Bids Invited to Set Up a 2 MW Rooftop Solar System at a University in Uttarakhand

Bids Invited to Set Up a 2 MW Rooftop Solar System at a University in Uttarakhand

Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a public sector enterprise, has issued a tender for 2.285 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems at the G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and technology in ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
CERC Approves Tariffs of ₹2.53_kWh and ₹2.65_kWh for 480 MW of Solar Projects

CERC Approves Tariffs of ₹2.53/kWh and ₹2.65/kWh for 480 MW of Solar Projects

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved tariffs for 480 MW of solar projects discovered by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) in its auction for 1.2 GW ...
Masdar, Jinko, and TAQA to Develop UAE’s 2 GW Al Dhafra Solar Project

Masdar, Jinko, and TAQA to Develop UAE’s 2 GW Al Dhafra Solar Project

The Emirates Water and Electricity Company (EWEC) announced that it has awarded the 2 GW Al Dhafra solar PV project to a consortium comprising Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA), ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
C&I Customers Need to Think Below 1 MW Solar Installations to Avoid Net Metering Hurdles

C&I Customers Need to Think of Solar Installations Below 1 MW to Avoid Net Metering Hurdles

India’s rooftop solar capacity stood at 4.6 GW at the end of Q1 2020, against the target of 40 GW by 2022. Out of the total capacity, nearly 70% came ...
Gujarat Retenders 100 MW from its 700 MW Tender for Raghanesda Solar Park

Gujarat Retenders 100 MW from its 700 MW Tender for Raghanesda Solar Park

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has retendered the remaining capacity (100 MW) from its earlier tender for purchasing power from grid-connected solar projects in the state’s Raghanesda Solar Park ...
Three Solar Developers Say Uttar Pradesh Commission Reduced Tariffs Arbitrarily

Three Solar Developers Say Uttar Pradesh Commission Reduced Tariffs Arbitrarily

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has asked three solar power developers to verbally negotiate their disputes with the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission regarding the adoption of tariffs. The ...
Chhattisgarh_ No Cross-Subsidy Surcharge for Consumers Availing Open Access Solar

Chhattisgarh: No Cross-Subsidy Surcharge for Consumers Availing Open Access Solar

The Chhattisgarh Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has defined the tariff for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and intra-state open access for the financial year (FY) 2020-21. The regulations will be ...
Railways Issues Tender Mandating Made in India Cells & Modules for 1 GW of Solar Projects

Railways Issues Tender Mandating Made in India Cells & Modules for 1 GW of Solar Projects

The Railway Energy Management Company Limited (REMCL), a joint venture company of the Ministry of Railways and RITES Limited, has announced a tender for setting up 1 GW of solar ...
SECI Releases Tender for 10 MW of Solar Projects in Rajasthan

SECI Releases Tender for 10 MW of Solar Projects in Rajasthan

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) has issued a request for selection (RfS) for setting up 10 MW of grid-connected solar power projects at Bagru in Jaipur district ...
Haryana Waives RPO Backlog, Imposes Additional Surcharges for Open Access Consumers

Haryana Waives RPO Backlog, Imposes Additional Surcharges for Open Access Consumers

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has waived off renewable purchase obligation (RPO) backlogs up to 2019 for distribution companies (DISCOMs) in the state and has imposed an additional surcharge ...
Government Agencies Driving the Growth of Wind Installations in India_ GWEC

Government Agencies Driving the Growth of Wind Installations in India: GWEC

The installations of wind power projects in India has decelerated, with only 2.3 GW installed in 2019, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). “That is around half of ...
/ / Wind
Karnataka Wind Installer and DISCOM Spar Over Wheeling of Energy to Open Access Consumers

Karnataka Wind Installer and DISCOM Spar Over Wheeling of Energy to Open Access Consumers

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has ordered that Golden Hatcheries, a company that had installed a 3.2 MW wind power project, should be granted its due credits for the ...
/ / Wind
Five Lowest Solar Bids Recorded in 2019 [Infographics]

Five Lowest Solar Bids Recorded in 2019 [Infographics]

India’s solar industry is extremely price-sensitive, where the difference of a single penny can make a difference. Over 16 GW of solar projects were auctioned in 2019, and the lowest ...
R.K. Singh Seeks ₹3 Trillion to Revamp Power Sector and DISCOMs Over the Next 5 Years

R.K. Singh Seeks ₹3 Trillion to Revamp Power Sector and DISCOMs Over the Next 5 Years

The Union Minister of Power, R.K. Singh, has sought for the Finance Commission’s support to revamp the Indian power sector at the state level and has asked for ₹3 trillion (~$40.05 billion) ...
MERC Approves Tariff of ₹3.11_kWh for 100 MW of Solar Under Agricultural Feeder Program

MERC Approves Tariff of ₹3.11/kWh for 100 MW of Solar Under Agricultural Feeder Program

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved the tariff of ₹3.11 (~$0.04)/kWh for 100 MW of solar power on a long-term basis for 25 years. The project is being ...
Bihar Removes Ceiling Tariff for 250 MW Solar Project, Extends Bid Submission Deadline

Bihar Removes Ceiling Tariff for 250 MW Solar Projects, Extends Bid Submission Deadline

The Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency (BREDA) has reissued a request for proposal (RfP) for 250 MW of power from solar projects through a tariff-based competitive bidding process. The state ...
MERC Approves Tariff for 283 MW of Solar Projects Under Agricultural Feeder Program

MERC Approves Tariff for 283 MW of Solar Projects Under Agricultural Feeder Program

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved tariff ranging between ₹3.28 (~$0.0436)/kWh to ₹3.30 (~$0.0439)/kWh for the procurement of power from 283 MW of solar projects by the Maharashtra ...
Maharashtra Approves Tariff of ₹2.90_kWh To Procure 350MW of Solar from Tata and Avaada

Maharashtra Approves Tariff of ₹2.90/kWh to Procure 350 MW of Solar from Tata and Avaada

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has approved a tariff of  ₹2.90 (~$0.04)/kWh for the long-term procurement of 350 MW of solar power by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited ...
Gujarat Removes Generic Tariff for Wind Projects, Only Competitive Bidding Allowed

Gujarat Removes Generic Tariff for Wind Projects, Only Competitive Bidding Allowed

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has announced the tariff framework for the procurement of wind power by distribution licensees. The Commission has decided that the tariff for all wind ...
/ / Wind