Solar Policy

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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Cabinet Relaxes Working Capital Limit for Loans to Discoms

The Union Cabinet has approved a one-time relaxation to PFC and REC for extending loans to Discoms above limits of the working capital cap The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved a one-time relaxation to Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) for extending loans […]

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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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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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Indian Railways to Pay Rs.27.35 Crores Plus Surcharge to TPC-D

TPC-D had filed a petition against Indian Railways on non-compliance of the Mid-Term Review Order of MSEDCL The Indian Railways will have to pay more than Rs.27.35 crores to Tata Power Company Limited (Distribution) (TPC-D). The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued an order directing the Indian Railways to pay the outstanding stand-by charges […]

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EV Chargers Mandatory for all Future Building Premises in Noida

The UP Government has made it mandatory for all future big housing and commercial projects in Noida and Greater Noida to have EV chargers on their premises. In a bid to promote the adoption and usage of electric vehicles (EV) in the state, the Uttar Pradesh Government has made it mandatory for all future big […]

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Government Allows Sale and Registration of EVs Without Batteries

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Government of India, has allowed for the registration of EVs without pre-fitted batteries The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH), Government of India, has allowed for the sale and registration of electric vehicles (EVs) without pre-fitted batteries. In a letter to Transport Secretaries of all the […]

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MNRE Grants Blanket 5-Month Extension for RE Projects due to COVID-19

MNRE has granted a 5-month time extension from March 25, 2020, to August 24, 2020, to all RE projects under implementation due to COVID-19 The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has informed that in supersession to its previous orders, it has been decided that all renewable energy (RE) projects under implementation as on […]

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Andhra Pradesh to set up Energy Conservation Cells in Government Departments

The government of Andhra Pradesh is planning to set up Energy Conservation Cells in all its departments to promote efficient use of energy at all levels In a bid to promote energy conservation and efficiency, the state government of Andhra Pradesh is planning to set up Energy Conservation Cells (ECC) in all its departments to promote efficient use of […]

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