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 ...
Solar Developer Loses Bank Guarantee, to Pay Liquidated Damages For Delay

Solar Developer Loses Bank Guarantee, to Pay Liquidated Damages For Delay

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has rejected a developer’s plea to extend the commissioning date of a 100 MW solar project in the state. It has also allowed ...
Solar Developer's Plea for Extending Project Commissioning Deadline Rejected

Solar Developer’s Plea for Extending Project Commissioning Deadline Rejected

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has rejected a plea by a solar developer seeking an extension of 18 months for commissioning a project citing 'force majeure' events. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Banking Energy for Wind Power Projects Will Continue: APTEL

Banking Energy for Wind Power Projects Will Continue: APTEL

The Appellate Tribunal of Electricity (APTEL) has set aside an order of the Tamil Nadu State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) regarding the banking of energy, terming it unjust. The Tribunal ...
/ / Wind
Solar Generator’s Plea to Get Compensation for Power Supplied Over 19% CUF Turned Down

Solar Generator’s Plea to Get Compensation for Power Supplied Over 19% CUF Turned Down

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has rejected a solar power generator’s petition seeking compensation for power supplied over the contracted amount. It directed the developer to limit annual ...
TNERC Clarifies Single_Three Phase Inverter Usage in Rooftop Solar Systems up to 4 kW

TNERC Clarifies Single/Three-Phase Inverter Usage in Rooftop Solar Systems up to 4 kW

Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) heard a petition filed by the Solar Energy Developers Association, Salem, seeking clarification on 'Low Tension (LT) Connectivity' covered in the 'Order on Rooftop ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Consumers Seeking Additional Rooftop Solar Capacity Must Shift to Gross Metering

Consumers Seeking Additional Rooftop Solar Capacity Must Shift to Gross Metering

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has rejected a request by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) for adopting the solar net feed-in (gross metering) methodology for ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Tamil Nadu Regulator Clarifies Billing Mechanism for Rooftop Solar Prosumers

Tamil Nadu Regulator Clarifies Billing Mechanism for Rooftop Solar Prosumers

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued draft amendments to the Electricity Supply Code 2004 for bi-directional meter billing for rooftop solar systems. Stakeholders can submit their comments ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Tamil Nadu Commission Dismisses NSEFI's Plea for Rollover of Banked Renewable Energy

Tamil Nadu Commission Dismisses NSEFI’s Plea for Rollover of Banked Renewable Energy

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) dismissed the National Solar energy Federation of India's (NSEFI) request to allow rollover of banked energy from open access projects under the captive ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tamil Nadu Regulator Refuses to Extend Commissioning Deadline for a 50 MW Solar Project

Tamil Nadu Regulator Refuses to Extend Commissioning Deadline for a 50 MW Solar Project

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) rejected a solar developer's petition to extend the project’s commissioning date. The TNERC approved the commissioning of only 50 MW out of the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tamil Nadu DISCOM Asked to Pay Over ₹74 Million in Wind Dues Along with Interest

Tamil Nadu DISCOM Asked to Pay Over ₹74 Million in Wind Dues Along with Interest

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has directed the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) to pay wind generators about ₹74.2 million (~$1 million) in delayed wind power ...
/ / Other, Wind
Tamil Nadu DISCOM Asked to Pay Late Payment Surcharge to Wind Generator

Tamil Nadu DISCOM Asked to Pay Late Payment Surcharge to Wind Generator

Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) directed the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) to rework the late payment surcharge at 12% per year for the delayed payments ...
/ / Other, Wind
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
Tamil Nadu‘s New Tariff Order for Solar Procurement

Tamil Nadu‘s New Tariff Order for Solar Procurement

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued a tariff order for solar power procurement by distribution licensees. The effective date of the order is October 16, 2020. According ...
Tamil Nadu’s New Guidelines for Procurement of Wind Power

Tamil Nadu’s New Guidelines for Procurement of Wind Power

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued an order with detailed guidelines for wind power procurement. The order provides details on mode of power procurement, energy banking, transmission, ...
/ / Wind
Tamil Nadu DISCOM Asked to Pay for the Unutilized Banked Wind Energy

Tamil Nadu DISCOM Asked to Pay for the Unutilized Banked Wind Energy

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has asked the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO) to pay for the unutilized banked energy to Arulmozhi Spinning Mills Private Limited ...
/ / Wind
Relief to SMEs in Tamil Nadu As State Raises Low-Tension Category Limit to 150 kW

Relief to SMEs in Tamil Nadu As State Raises Low-Tension Category Limit to 150 kW

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued a notice specifying amendments to the state’s electricity supply and distribution code, according to which the limit of electricity demand has ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Tamil Nadu Proposes Levelized Tariff of ₹2.09_kWh for KUSUM-C Solar Program

Tamil Nadu Proposes Levelized Tariff of ₹2.09/kWh for KUSUM-C Solar Program

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued a consultative paper for establishing tariffs to purchase power from solar energy generated under Component C of the Pradhan Mantri-Kisan Urja ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Tamil Nadu Commission Directs State DISCOM to Pay ₹6.7 Million in Wind Energy Dues

Tamil Nadu Commission Directs State DISCOM to Pay ₹6.7 Million in Wind Energy Dues

The Tamil Nadu State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has ordered the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO) to pay wind generators ₹6.69 million (~$91,586) along with interest at 1% ...
/ / Other, Wind
Tamil Nadu Commission Asks DISCOM to Pay ₹24.1 Million in Wind Energy Dues

Tamil Nadu Commission Asks DISCOM to Pay ₹24.1 Million in Wind Energy Dues

The Tamil Nadu State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has directed the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO) to pay wind generators ₹24.1 million (~$321,701) along with interest at 10% ...
/ / Other, Wind
Tamil Nadu Commission Asks DISCOM to Pay Interest Dues to Two Wind Generators

Tamil Nadu Commission Asks DISCOM to Pay Interest Dues to Two Wind Generators

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has directed the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO) to make payments to two wind generators claiming interest dues against the power ...
/ / Other, Wind
Tamil Nadu CM Expresses Concern With the Proposed Amendments in Electricity Act

Tamil Nadu CM Expresses Concern With the Proposed Amendments in Electricity Act

In a letter to the Union Power Minister, R.K. Singh, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edapaddi K Palaniswamy, has underlined several concerns relating to the proposed amendment to the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Tamil Nadu Issues Empanelment Tender for Renewables and Energy-Efficient Appliances

Tamil Nadu Issues Empanelment Tender for Renewables and Energy-Efficient Appliances

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has invited bids to empanel vendors for renewable energy projects and energy-efficient appliances in the state. The scope of work includes the procurement ...
Solar and Other Renewable Policy Highlights from April 2019

Policy Highlights for Solar and Other Renewables From February 2020

The month of February witnessed a slew of announcements, both at the center and the state level. The two most critical policy announcements were related to Coronavirus and the basic ...
Tamil Nadu Lays Out Details for Procuring Solar Power by Distribution Licensees

Tamil Nadu Lays Out Details for Procuring Solar Power by Distribution Licensees

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued a consultative paper for procuring solar power by distribution licensees and has asked all the stakeholders to submit their comments and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar