Curtailment Or Grid Stability. APTEL Plays Safe in Tata Renewables Plea

In an order pronounced on September 11, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has ruled in favour of an APERC order that allowed the Andhra Pradesh State Load Despatch Centre to curtail power from wind energy developers. The curtailment had been done citing grid stability issues, as the transmission line evacuating the power produced was […]

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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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GERC to Amend RPO Regulations

Changes to (Procurement of Energy from Renewable Sources) (Third Amendment) Regulations Have Been Proposed The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has proposed changes to regulations regarding procurement of energy from renewable energy generating sources; these will be the “Third Amendments in the GERC (Procurement of Energy from Renewable Sources) Regulations, 2010”. In the GERC proposal, […]

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APTEL Defers REC Trading by Four Weeks

No REC trading sessions held in July The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has deferred the renewable energy certificate (REC) trading by a time period of four weeks. July 2020, REC trading session on both the Indian power exchanges, the PXIL and IEX, has been postponed by four weeks due to an APTEL order on […]

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APTEL Dismisses Gujarat Discoms Plea Against Renew Power

In a ruling that was interesting both for the issues it addressed as well as the long history of litigation it hopefully closes, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has dismissed a review appeal in a case filed by multiple Gujarat discoms against Renew Power, GERC (Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission)  and the Wind Independent Power […]

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GERC Cautioned for Delaying Open Access Regulations by APTEL

  The Indian Captive Power Producer’s Association, which had filed a complaint at APTEL (Appelate Tribunal for Electricity) against the stat regulator in Gujarat, earned a moral victory with the APTEL bench agreeing with them. Their key contention? That the Gujarat power regulator or Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) had been amiss in its failure […]

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Stinging Order at APTEL Embarasses AP Discoms, Andhra Government By Extension

Adding politics to established policy is not recommended, and the consequences, when that is done, were there for all to see after the APTEL order yesterday (February 27). The case was a much followed one, of the Andhra Pradesh Discoms essentially, versus both the NTPC, as well as three of the key bid winners of […]

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Update: Avaada Energy appeal Against CERC Order At APTEL

On January 20, we had carried a story on the CERC (Central electricity Regulatory Commission) refusing to provide any relief to Avaada Energy in its petition against SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India), for its project in Maharashtra. In an update to the same, Avaada Energy has informed us that they had obtained a stay […]

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The Red Tape Challenge. How RE Producers in India Are Squeezed

While meeting people within and outside the renewables industry, almost everyone agrees that unlike other sectors, a key part of the work, namely, the actual build up of renewable projects, in terms of procurement, transportation and commissioning at site, is probably the easiest part of the job.In fact, the mismatch between the time taken to […]

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