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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Tariff Relief For Welspun, NSEFI Through APTEL in Tamil Nadu

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), the final authority, other than the Supreme Court, for adjudicating on power-related issues, has provided relief to Welspun Renewables Energy Private Limited, in its appeal against an order of the TNERC. (Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission) with the TANGEDCO as co-respondent. The TNERC order was passed on 28th March […]

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HERC Approves PPA for 23 MW of Solar Projects in Haryana

The commission has approved the PPA of solar projects totaling 23 MW, which the HPPC had signed with four solar project developers. The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued an order approving the power purchase agreements (PPAs) of solar projects after a common petition was filed by Haryana Power Purchase Centre (HPPC) and the […]

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R K Verma Takes Charge as Technical Member in APTEL

Ravindra Kumar Verma has served in various capacities in Central Electricity Authority for more than 37 years and has rich and varied experience of power sector in generation, transmission, distribution and grid operation. The Ministry of Power said that Ravindra Kumar Verma has assumed the charge as Technical Member in the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity […]

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Justice Manjula Chellur Takes Oath as APTEL Chairperson

Prior to this, Justice Manjula Chellur was Chief Justice of Bombay High Court. Justice Manjula Chellur took Oath as Chairperson, Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), Ministry of Power on August 13, 2018. Prior to this, Justice Manjula Chellur was Chief Justice of Bombay High Court. Further, Judicial Member Justice K.N. Patil, Technical Members S.D. Dubey, […]

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Green Energy Association Mulls to Move SC Against APTEL Order on RECs

Last week, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) had rejected the petition of Green Energy Association and other similar pleas against the CERC’s order. Industry body Green Energy Association is planning to move the Supreme Court against the tribunal APTEL’s order which upheld power regulator CERC’s ruling reducing forbearance and floor price of renewable energy certificates (RECs) of solar and non-solar energy. The Green […]

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