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 ...
Tamil Nadu Sets Benchmark Tariff of ₹2.28/kWh for Solar Pumps, ₹1/kWh Farmers Incentive

Tamil Nadu Sets Benchmark Tariff of ₹2.28/kWh for Solar Pumps, ₹1/kWh Farmers Incentive

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has passed an order setting a benchmark tariff of ₹2.28 (~$0.031)/kWh to set up 20,000 agricultural solar pumps under component-C of the KUSUM ...
Tribunal Sets Aside KERC Order, Reinstates Tariff of ₹4.50/kWh for Five Wind Generators

Tribunal Sets Aside KERC Order, Reinstates Tariff of ₹4.50/kWh for Five Wind Generators

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) granted relief to five wind generators and set aside the order issued by the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), which had reduced the generic ...
/ / Other, Wind
Karnataka Regulator Retains Tariff of ₹4.79_kWh for Adani's 40 MW of Solar Projects

Karnataka Regulator Retains Tariff of ₹4.79/kWh for Adani’s 40 MW of Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulation Commission (KERC) passed two orders in favor of Adani Green Energy Limited's (AGEL) two projects of 20 MW each. The distribution companies (DISCOMs)- Hubli Electricity Supply ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rajasthan_ No Transmission Charges for Solar Projects Powering EV Charging Stations

Rajasthan: No Transmission Charges for Solar Projects Powering EV Charging Stations

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued regulations for determining tariffs for renewable energy-based power sources for 2020. An important regulation included a 100% exemption of intra-state transmission and wheeling ...
Solar Developer in Uttar Pradesh Penalized for Not Complying with Commission's Order

Tariff Reduced From ₹3.57 to ₹2.95/kWh for 400 MW of Solar Projects in Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has announced a new tariff of ₹2.95 (~$0.039)/kWh for 400 MW of solar projects in Ananthapuram II ultra-mega solar park that were supplying ...
Tariff of ₹5.34_kWh to Apply on Tamil Nadu's Bagasse-Based Cogeneration Projects

Tariff of ₹5.34/kWh to Apply on Tamil Nadu’s Bagasse-Based Cogeneration Projects

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Commission (TNERC) has issued the tariff order for bagasse-based cogeneration projects. The order will be applicable for power procurement by distribution licensees (DSCOMs) from bagasse-based cogeneration ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects will Stand Canceled if SECI Fails to Sign PSA within Six Months

Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects will Stand Canceled if SECI Fails to Sign PSA within Six Months

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued tariff-based competitive bidding guidelines for power procurement from grid-connected solar-wind hybrid projects. The guidelines stated that the Solar Energy Corporation ...
Telangana Proposes Pre-Fixed Levelized Tariff of ₹3.13_kWh for KUSUM Solar Projects

Telangana Proposes Pre-Fixed Levelized Tariff of ₹3.13/kWh for KUSUM Solar Projects

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has proposed norms for a pre-fixed levelized tariff for solar projects under Component-A of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evem Utthan Mahabhiyan ...
Uttarakhand Plans 1,000 Solar Projects of 25 kW For Unemployed Youth and Small Farmers

Uttarakhand Plans 1,000 Solar Projects of 25 kW For Unemployed Youth and Small Farmers

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has issued an order extending the control period for benchmark capital costs and generic tariffs as a one-time exception. This is for 10,000 of ...
Joint Electricity Regulator Approves ₹2.83_kWh for 40 MW of Wind Energy in Chandigarh

Joint Electricity Regulator Approves ₹2.83/kWh for 40 MW of Wind Energy in Chandigarh

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has approved a tariff of ₹2.83 (~$0.039)/kWh and a trading margin of ₹0.07 (~$0.0009)/kWh for the procurement of 40 MW of wind power between ...
/ / Wind
Wealthy Households in Jharkhand Receive More Power Subsidy Than Poor Homes_ Report

Wealthy Households in Jharkhand Receive More Power Subsidy Than Poor Homes: Report

A report by the independent think tank - International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)- claims that Jharkhand's wealthier homes enjoy more than twice the amount of power subsidies than poor ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Validity of Levelized Tariff for Solar Projects in Uttarakhand Extended

Validity of Levelized Tariff for Solar Projects in Uttarakhand Extended

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has extended the validity of benchmark capital cost and levelized generic tariffs for solar projects to March 31, 2021. The Commission had previously extended the validity ...
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 ...