Tamil Nadu Proposes Feed-in Tariff for Solar Projects

Tamil Nadu Proposes Feed-in Tariff for Solar Projects

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has proposed feed-in tariff for solar photovoltaic (PV) procurement in a newly released consultative paper. The paper is up for comments up to March ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Government Mulls Imposing a Penalty on DISCOMs for Unscheduled Power Cuts

Unscheduled Power Cuts by DISCOMs Will Soon be Penalized, Says R.K. Singh

The Minister for Power R.K. Singh has said that the government will soon approve the Power Tariff Policy which would impose a penalty for unscheduled power cuts by distribution companies ...
/ / Grid, Utilities
: Wind, Reverse Auctions, PPA, SECI, ISTS

CERC Proposes Generic Tariffs for Renewable Energy Sources for FY 2019-20

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed a set of levelized generic tariffs for the purchase of electricity from a host of renewable energy generation sources during financial year (FY) 2019-20 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CEA Asks States to Use 5-10% Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in Thermal Plants

Haryana Commission Approves PPAs for 49.8 MW of Paddy Straw Biomass-Based Projects

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued an order approving the power purchase agreements (PPAs) for a total of 49.8 MW of paddy straw biomass-based power projects signed between ...
/ / Other, Waste to Energy
Telangana Issues Deviation Settlement Regulations for Solar and Wind Generation

Torrent Power Gets Approval to Procure Wind at ₹3.27/kWh in Gujarat

After reviewing a petition filed by CLP Power Private Limited, the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has set ₹3.27 (~$0.047)/kWh as the tariff in the power purchase agreement (PPA) signed ...
/ / Other, Wind
Madhya Pradesh Sets New Tariff for Procuring Power from Small Hydro Projects

Madhya Pradesh Sets New Tariff for Procuring Power from Small Hydro Projects

The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has issued a tariff order for the procurement of power from small hydro power projects in the state. The commission has determined the tariff, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Maharashtra Auctions 500 MW of Wind Projects to be Developed Across the State

India Sees Over 9.5 GW of Wind Auctions Since Inception of Reverse Bidding in 2017

Since the inception of reverse bidding in India’s wind sector back in February 2017, approximately 10 GW of wind power projects have been auctioned in the country. The Minister for ...
/ / Other, Wind
Karnataka Sets New Generic Tariff at ₹4.15/kWh for 1-10 kW Rooftop Solar Projects

Karnataka Sets New Generic Tariff at ₹4.15/kWh for 1-10 kW Rooftop Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has set the generic tariff for grid-connected solar rooftop units between 1 kW and 10 kW installed by domestic consumers in the state. While the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Husk Power Systems Receives $20 Million Investment to Expand Mini-Grid Projects in Asia and Africa

GCF Pledges $27 Million to Install Solar Mini Grids For 100 Villages In Burkina Faso

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has pledged to provide €24.3 million (~$27.54 million) to the Yeleen Rural Electrification Project in the West African country of Burkina Faso. The project will provide ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
Report Finds Municipalities Could Boost Rooftop Solar Adoption Using Bonds

SMC’s Plea to Enter New PPA for Rooftop Solar with Torrent Power at ₹11.33/kWh Rejected

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has declined a plea filed by the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) requesting the commission to direct project developer Torrent Power to enter into a ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Gujarat Decides to Implement Solar Agricultural Feeder Program on Pilot Basis

Andhra Pradesh: Solar Projects Get ₹3/kWh Tariff After a 20-Month Delay in Commissioning

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has set ₹3 (~$0.042)/kWh as the tariff for three grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the state, aggregating 82 MW. The APERC was ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Uttar Pradesh’s 550 MW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 245 MW

Uttar Pradesh’s 550 MW Solar Tender Oversubscribed by 245 MW

Eight bidders have submitted bids aggregating 795 MW in response to Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA)’s 550 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) tender. The capacity, which ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Hanergy and Bollore Group to Jointly Develop Solar EVs

Tariff of ₹6/kWh to be Applicable on Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Telangana

Taking another step forward towards propelling the growth of intelligent transportation in the state, the Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has approved a tariff of ₹6.00 (~$ 0.083)/kWh for electric ...
Gujarat Decides to Implement Solar Agricultural Feeder Program on Pilot Basis

Gujarat Decides to Implement Solar Agricultural Feeder Program on Pilot Basis

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) will support the implementation of Suryashakti Kisan Yojna (SKY) as a pilot project in Gujarat. The GERC was responding to a petition filed by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Ministry of Power Proposes Adoption of Uniform Tariff Structure for All States

Ministry of Power Proposes Adoption of Uniform Tariff Structure for All States

The Ministry of Power has issued a proposal incorporating new modifications to the revised proposal for amendments to the Electricity Act 2003. In September 2018, the Ministry of Power had ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Ministry of Finance Clarifies Safeguard Duty Assessment Tariff Code

Ministry of Finance Clarifies Solar Safeguard Duty Assessment Tariff Code

The Ministry of Finance has issued a new memorandum clarifying that only goods specifically classified under tariff item 8541 40 11 (solar cells whether or not assembled in modules or ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
MNRE Asks SECI to Set Upper Ceiling for Solar Tariff at ₹2.50/kWh Without Safeguard Duty

MNRE Asks SECI to Set Upper Ceiling for Solar Tariff at ₹2.50/kWh Without Safeguard Duty

In a significant development, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a letter (reviewed by Mercom) directing Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to set the maximum ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bihar Sets Solar PV Generic Tariff at ₹4.17/kWh for FY 2018-19

Bihar Sets Solar PV Generic Tariff at ₹4.17/kWh for FY 2018-19

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has fixed the generic levelized tariff for power generated from solar PV for FY 2018-19 at ₹4.17 (~$0.059)/kWh without accelerated depreciation (AD). With AD ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Lowest Tariff of 2.79 cents/kWh Quoted in Egypt’s 200 MW Solar Auction

Lowest Tariff of 2.79 cents/kWh Quoted in Egypt’s 200 MW Solar Auction

The Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) has announced the financial bids for the construction of a 200 MW solar power plant in Kom Ombo, according to the Daily News Egypt. EETC ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
JERC Issues Regulations for Distribution Licensees in Goa and Union Territories

JERC Issues Regulations for Distribution Licensees in Goa and Union Territories

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has issued a set of regulations dealing with power generation, transmission and distribution for the state of Goa and union territories with the exception ...
/ / Grid, Grid Optimization
Andhra Pradesh to Withdraw Generation Based Incentives for Wind Projects

Andhra Pradesh to Withdraw Generation Based Incentives for Wind Projects

Responding to a petition filed by the state’s power distribution companies (DISCOMs), Southern and Eastern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh Limited, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has ...
/ / Other, Wind
CERC Amends Regulations for Open Access in Interstate Transmission

Competitive Bidding Guidelines for Power Procurement from Solar Projects Amended

The Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India, has amended the competitive bidding guidelines for the procurement of power from grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects. Amendments The MoP has increased ...
Karnataka’s New Utility-Scale Solar Benchmark Tariff is 30% Less at ₹3.05/kWh

Karnataka’s New Utility-Scale Solar Benchmark Tariff is 30% Less at ₹3.05/kWh

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has fixed generic tariffs for renewable energy projects developed across the state. Generic Tariff for Solar Projects: For grid connected MW-scale solar projects of ...
BESCOM Proposes a Tariff Separation for Open Access Consumers Above 1 MW in Karnataka

BESCOM Proposes a Tariff Separation for Open Access Consumers Above 1 MW in Karnataka

Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM) has proposed a separate tariff for >1 MW open access consumers, as it causes the non-recovery of fixed costs. BESCOM has requested for an increase ...
TEDA Tenders 50 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects to be Developed in Tamil Nadu

TEDA Tenders 50 MW of Grid-Connected Solar Projects to be Developed in Tamil Nadu

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has tendered a 50 MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) project to be developed in the state. The bid-submission deadline is June 21, 2018 ...