Author: Saumy Prateek

Government Planning Integrated Clean Energy Material Acceleration Platform

Department of Science and Technology has Called for LoIs The Government of India plans to set up an integrated clean energy material acceleration platform (IC-MAP). The Department of Science & Technology under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, has invited letters of intent (LoIs) from researchers for the same. Last date to […]

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CERC Awards Compensation to Avaada

Avaada Clean Energy had petitioned to consider implementation of safeguard duty as change in law The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ruled in favor of Avaada Clean Energy Private Limited in a case regarding a 5 MW solar PV project executed under Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s Defense program. Avaada Clean Energy had […]

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BERC Issues Draft Regulations to Determine RE Tariffs

Draft (Terms and Conditions for Tariff determination from Renewable Energy Sources) Regulations, 2020 is up for comments The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has issued Draft (Terms and Conditions for Tariff determination from Renewable Energy Sources) Regulations, 2020. The draft is up for comments from stakeholders and interested parties up to September 25, 2020. BERC […]

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TANGEDCO to Pay Dues For 26.85 MW of Wind Projects

TNERC passed orders in four cases and found TANGEDCO to be at fault at each count The state distribution company of Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) must now swiftly pay pending dues to wind power generators in Tamil Nadu. Dues amounting to Rs.2,40,63,241 are owed by TANGEDCO to wind energy project […]

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HERC Proposes Reverse Auction for Transmission Projects

HERC has asked for comments regarding threshold cost after which bidding route will be followed The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has proposed introducing reverse auction method to award projects related to setting up of transmission infrastructure. A discussion paper has been prepared by HERC that sheds light on how reverse bidding for transmission projects […]

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AISIA Bats for 50% BCD on Solar Equipment

The Body urged Government of India on immediate implementation of BCD All India Solar Industries Association (AISIA) has urged the government to impose at least 50% basic custom duty (BCD) on solar equipment for sustenance of domestic manufacturers. The country’s dependency on China for solar imports in FY20, was recorded at imports worth $1.3 billion. […]

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MERC Rules Against MSEDCL in Three Cases

All Cases Pertain to Non-Payment of Dues to Wind Energy Generators The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) in three separate cases has ruled against the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL). All the cases pertain to non-payment of dues by MSEDCL to wind energy project owners. Riddhi Siddhi Gluco Biols Ltd. (RSGBL) had approached […]

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IEX Launches GTAM

CERC has Accorded Approval The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) launched the Green Term-Ahead Market (GTAM) on its power trading platform after receiving approval from the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC). CERC accorded its approval through an order dated August 17, 2020. The IEX had filed a petition with the CERC regarding the same in 2018; […]

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MERC Approves Tariff of Rs.2.59/kWh for a Hybrid Project

TPC-D had approached the commission seeking tariff approval The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) at the behest of Tata Power Company Limited (Distribution) (TPC-D) has approved the tariff of Rs.2.59/kWh for evacuation of power from a wind+solar hybrid renewable energy project of capacity 225 MW. The project will be set up in parts in Rajasthan […]

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