RK Singh Asks Andhra Pradesh CM to Exercise Restraint in Solar & Wind PPA Renegotiations

RK Singh Asks Andhra Pradesh CM to Exercise Restraint in Solar & Wind PPA Renegotiations

The Minister for Power R. K. Singh has written to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jaganmohan Reddy, cautioning him to practice restraint when it comes to renegotiations of power purchase agreements ...
Andhra Government Summons Wind Power Developers for Retrospective Tariff Negotiation

Andhra Government Summons Wind Power Developers for Retrospective Tariff Negotiation

Continuing with its decision to renegotiate the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for wind and solar power projects signed during the former Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s tenure, the present government of ...
/ / Other, Wind
Karnataka Extends Generic Tariff of ₹7.08_kWh for Waste to Energy Projects Until 2020

Karnataka Extends Generic Tariff of ₹7.08/kWh for Waste to Energy Projects Until 2020

In a recent order, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has extended the validity of the generic tariff it had set for municipal solid waste (MSW) projects in the state ...
Himachal Pradesh Sets Tariff for Kinnaur’s 300 MW Hydro Project

Himachal Pradesh Sets Tariff for Kinnaur’s 300 MW Hydro Project

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has set the tariff for sale of power from BASPA II, which is a 300 MW hydropower project located on river Baspa (a tributary ...
/ / Other, Water
13 GW of Solar Projects Tendered in June as Procurement Activity Surges Post Elections

13 GW of Solar Projects Tendered in June as Procurement Activity Surges Post Elections

The month of June 2019 witnessed a big surge in tender announcements, compared to just 119 MW tendered in May 2019. Solar project auction activity also increased slightly in the ...
Power Purchase Agreements for 1 GW of Solar Projects Approved in Gujarat

Power Purchase Agreements for 1 GW of Solar Projects Approved in Gujarat

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has approved power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 1 GW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects which were tendered and auctioned by the Gujarat Urja ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
SECI’s 750 MW Solar Auction for Rajasthan Sees Lowest Tariff of ₹2.50/kWh

SECI’s 750 MW Solar Auction for Rajasthan Sees Lowest Tariff of ₹2.50/kWh

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s recent tender to set up 750 MW (Tranche-II) of grid-connected solar projects in Rajasthan saw the lowest (L1) tariff of ₹2.50 (~$0.0359)/kWh at ...
Maharashtra Commission Approves Signing of Long Term PPAs for 1,000 MW of Solar Projects

Maharashtra Commission Approves Signing of Long Term PPAs for 1,000 MW of Solar Projects

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has in an order dated May 27, 2019, approved the signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) by Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) ...
CERC Orders Tariff Settlement for a 1.5 GW Hydro Project in Himachal Pradesh

CERC Orders Tariff Settlement for a 1.5 GW Hydro Project in Himachal Pradesh

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission(CERC) has settled a dispute regarding the tariff determination of a hydro project in Himachal Pradesh. The CERC was hearing a petition filed by Sutlej Jal ...
Kerala Commission Asks KSEB to Clarify Tariff Period, PPA Date for a Wind Project

Kerala Commission Asks KSEB to Clarify Tariff Period, PPA Date for a Wind Project

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has asked the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) and Kosamattam Finance Ltd. to arrive at a consensus regarding the date of commercial operation, tariff ...
/ / Other, Wind
Solar Developer and Haryana Power Purchase Centre Spar Over Applicable Generic Tariff

Solar Developer and Haryana Power Purchase Centre Spar Over Applicable Generic Tariff

Siwana Solar Power Projects Private Limited, which has a 5 MW solar project installed at Mithi village in Bhiwani district, recently filed a petition before the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission ...
BHEL Bags Orders Worth ₹1.25 Billion for Two Solar Projects in Gujarat

Gujarat Auctions 700 MW of Solar Capacity, Engie Quotes Lowest Tariff of ₹2.65/kWh

Engie has emerged as the lowest (L1) bidder in the auction to award 700 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects conducted by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL). The solar ...
CERC Directs NTPC to Return Bank Guarantees of Three Developers in Bhadla Solar Park

CERC Directs NTPC to Return Bank Guarantees of Three Developers in Bhadla Solar Park

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ruled in favor of three independent power producers (IPPs) regarding the payment of their performance bank guarantee (PBG) to the tune of ₹255 ...
China Approves Over 20 GW of Subsidy-Free Wind and Solar Projects

Gujarat’s 1 GW Solar Tender Undersubscribed by 700 MW, Second in a Row to Get Tepid Response

Bidders are reluctant to participate in the tender floated by Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) for 1,000 MW of grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects at Dholera Solar Park (Phase ...
Uttar Pradesh Releases Blueprint for Open Access Regulations

GERC Not to Impose Additional Surcharge for Open Access Consumers in Gujarat

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has passed an order stating that no additional surcharge will apply to consumers of four of Gujarat’s DISCOMs for utilizing power through open access ...
Ceiling Tariff of ₹3.50/kWh to Apply for Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Projects in Maharashtra

Uttar Pradesh Commission Asks UPPCL to Bid Transparently for Cogeneration Projects

In its latest ruling, the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has instructed the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) to conduct a transparent competitive bidding process for the procurement ...
Rajasthan to Get $250 Million from World Bank to Reform Electricity Distribution

Gujarat Simplifies Tariff Structure for Electricity Consumers

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has provided relief to electricity consumers in the state by not increasing the charges paid by them. This welcome decision comes after the commission ...
Karnataka Commission Penalizes Developer for Delayed 3 MW Solar Project

Karnataka Commission Penalizes Developer for Delayed 3 MW Solar Project

In its latest order, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has directed Megasun Solar Tech to furnish liquidated damages to the tune of ₹3 million ($42,967.71) to Gulbarga Electricity Supply ...
Wheeling Charges in Karnataka Increase Five-Fold

Rajasthan Rules Against Wheeling Charges for Solar and Wind at 100% CUF for Captive Users

A group of six independent power producers (IPPs) had filed separate petitions before the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) for the settlement of disputes regarding the methodology adopted by DISCOMS ...
SECI Issues Tender for 500 MW of Solar Power Projects to be Developed in Tamil Nadu

Tariff Applicable at the Time of Commissioning will Apply to Delayed Solar Projects: RERC

In a crucial order, the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has clarified that for projects delayed beyond their commissioning timeline, the tariff applicable will be the one that was chosen for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
ADB and ASEAN Announce $1 Billion Green Finance Facility

Reduce ₹0.18/kWh from Solar Tariff in Case of Non-Payment of Safeguard Duty: MERC

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has reiterated its decision that the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd (MSEDCL) should reduce ₹0.18 (0.0025/kWh) from the discovered tariff if the bidders ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Wind PPA Honor MNRE SERC

Tariff a Bone of Contention Between Indian Wind Stakeholders and Government Agencies

India’s wind energy sector has come a long way since the introduction of reverse auctions. In 2016, the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) carried out the first-ever wind auction in ...
/ / Other, Wind
Tariff of  ₹7.5/kWh Maintained for Increased Capacity of Two Waste to Energy Projects

Tariff of ₹7.5/kWh Maintained for Increased Capacity of Two Waste to Energy Projects

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC)  has approved a tariff of ₹7.5 (~$0.011)/kWh for 5 MW  of waste to energy projects each belonging to Anantapur MSW Private Limited and ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Transmission, Wheeling, Cross-Subsidy Charges for Captive and Renewable Projects in UP

Transmission, Wheeling, Cross-Subsidy Charges for Captive and Renewable Projects in UP

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has issued new regulations titled “Captive and Renewable Energy Generating Plants Regulations, 2019,” which will be enforced from April 1, 2019, through March 31, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Rajasthan Amends Net Metering Regulations for Rooftop and Small Solar Systems

New Net Metering Order for Rooftop Solar Systems in Himachal Pradesh

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC)  has issued an order for rooftop solar grid-interactive systems based on net metering. Last month, it had issued a draft order called the Himachal ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar