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 ...
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
CEA Asks States to Use 5-10% Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in Thermal Plants

CERC Sets Generic Tariff for Renewable Energy Sources for FY 2019-20

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has set generic tariffs for the purchase of electricity from a host of renewable energy generation sources during the financial year (FY) 2019-20. The ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Sri Lanka to Develop 28 Small Solar Power Projects

Sri Lanka to Develop 28 Small Solar Power Projects

Sri Lanka will develop 28 small solar power projects in its north-central and eastern regions. The proposal was recently approved by the Cabinet of Ministers who gave consent to the development ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
KERC Mulls Setting Generic Rooftop Solar Tariff Under RESCO model

Himachal Pradesh Issues Draft Order on Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has issued a draft order for rooftop solar grid-interactive systems based on net metering. The Order is called the Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
CEA Asks States to Use 5-10% Biomass Pellets for Power Generation in Thermal Plants

Rajasthan Amends Regulations for Tariff Determination of Biomass and Biogas Projects

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued new guidelines to amend its regulations concerning the terms and conditions for the determination of tariff for renewable sources-(biomass, biogas and biomass ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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 ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
IPGCL Issues Tender for 21.5 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Delhi

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