Haryana Imposes Charges and Caps on Renewable Energy Banking

Haryana Imposes Charges and Caps on Renewable Energy Banking

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued regulations for establishing tariffs from renewables, renewable purchase obligation (RPO), and renewable energy certificate (REC) for the financial year (FY) 2021-22 to ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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 ...
Ministry Directs Electricity Regulators to Ensure Timely Issue of Tariff Orders

Ministry Directs Electricity Regulators to Ensure Timely Issue of Tariff Orders

The Ministry of Power has issued a notification directing the state electricity regulatory commissions (SERCs) to issue tariff orders for the financial year (FY) 2020-21 at the earliest. The Ministry ...
Levelized Tariff of ₹4.72kWh Approved for Rooftop Solar Systems in Daman & Diu

Levelized Tariff of ₹4.72/kWh Approved for Rooftop Solar Systems in Daman & Diu

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and Union Territories has determined the levelized tariff for ground-mounted and rooftop solar projects in the Union Territories of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
DISCOMs Need Distribution System Operators To Forecast Renewables and Manage Load (1)

DISCOMs Need Distribution System Operators To Forecast Renewables and Manage Load

India is an attractive solar market with tremendous, long-term potential. The installation targets are aggressive; however, the investments in the sector have stymied due to counterparty credit risks from distribution ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
APTEL Directs GUVNL to Maintain Status Quo in the 700 MW Scrapped Solar Auction

APTEL Directs GUVNL to Maintain Status Quo in the 700 MW Scrapped Solar Auction

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has asked the Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) to maintain the status quo in the scrapped 700 MW solar auction until further orders ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BESCOM's Plea To Cut Tariff for Solar Power Purchased Over Contracted Capacity Rejected

BESCOM’s Plea To Cut Tariff for Solar Power Purchased Over Contracted Capacity Rejected

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) dismissed the petition filed by the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM) for the redetermination of tariff for purchase of additional power or to ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Karnataka Proposes Ceiling Tariff of ₹2.91/kWh for Wind Tenders

Karnataka Proposes Ceiling Tariff of ₹2.91/kWh for Wind Tenders

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed a ceiling tariff of ₹2.91 (~$0.04)/kWh for the wind tenders issued by the distribution licensees in the state for the financial year ...
/ / Other, Wind
Power Ministry Favors Tariff-Based Competitive Bidding for Intrastate Transmission

Power Ministry Favors Tariff-Based Competitive Bidding for Intrastate Transmission

In a recent notification, the Ministry of Power (MoP) said that as the intrastate transmission systems have a major share in the country, the adoption of tariff-based competitive bidding to ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Tariff for a Delayed, Partially Synchronized Rooftop Solar System Slashed by 46%

Tariff for a Delayed, Partially Synchronized Rooftop Solar System Slashed by 46%

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued directions for a new power purchase agreement (PPA) to be signed for a 1 MW rooftop solar power system at a revised ...
CERC Adopts Tariff for 3 GW of Thermal-Bundled Solar Projects Tendered in 2015

CERC Adopts Tariff for 3 GW of Thermal-Bundled Solar Projects Tendered in 2015

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has passed an order approving tariffs ranging between ₹3.15 (~$0.043)/kWh and ₹5.19 (~$0.071)/kWh for 3 GW of solar projects bundled with thermal power under ...
Ceiling Tariff Lowered for 275 MW Solar Park Tender, Bid Deadline Extended

Ceiling Tariff Lowered for 275 MW Solar Park Tender, Bid Deadline Extended

The Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has extended the bid submission deadline for its tender seeking solar power developers to set up 275 MW of grid-connected ...
Tamil Nadu Issues New Tariff Order, Plans to Double Its Solar Capacity by 2022

Tamil Nadu Issues New Tariff Order, Plans to Double Its Solar Capacity by 2022

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has proposed to levy 50% of the charges applicable for conventional power for transmission, wheeling, scheduling, and system operation charges for solar power ...
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