Central Electricity Regulatory Commission

CERC Directs SECI to Compensate TPREL Irrespective of Dues from DISCOMS

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has given a nod to Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited’s ( TPREL) claim for compensation caused by change in law events due to enactment of GST Laws. TPREL had entered into a PPA with SECI and claimed compensation of Rs. 48,88,44,968 along with the carrying cost towards compensation for […]

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CERC Issues New Rules For Allocation Of Transmission Corridors For Power Trading

Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) ordered on May 9 that the allocation of transmission corridor among the Power Exchanges shall be governed by a new set of principles from June 1. A bench of four judges under the chairmanship of IS Jha ruled that the old order of 04.04.2016 extending priority allocation of 10% in […]

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APTEL Rules In Favour of PGCIL On Cost Overruns

In an important ruling, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has ruled in favour of Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) on the issue of additional costs incurred due to time overruns on setting up transmission infrastructure. PGCIL had suffered a setback on the matter after the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), on a […]

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CERC Sets Stage For Large Batteries With Draft Ancillary Services Regulations

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has drafted the Ancillary Services Regulations, 2021, whose express purpose is to ensure reliability, safety and security of the grid. Ancillary Services in relation to power system operation, the document explains, means the service necessary to support the grid operation in maintaining power quality, reliability and security of the […]

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As Cases At CERC Grind To A Halt After SC Order, Firms Hope For Quick Resolution

At the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, all cases listed for hearing in September have been adjourned until further notice. The notice followed the Supreme Court order of August  29 that directed two members of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) to go on leave until a law member is appointed to the commission. This was […]

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CERC’s Order Lowering REC Forbearance, Floor Price Removal Positive for Obligated Entities

With the significant reduction in wind and solar power tariffs during the last three years, the power sector regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has recently reduced the forbearance prices and also removed the floor price for the Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). This move is expected to negatively impact the REC projects, even as  it […]

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Power Grid to Separate its Central Transmission Utility Function

In a landmark decision, the Ministry of Power has advised state-owned Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) to separate its Central Transmission Utility (CTU) role. The move has been taken by the government in order to avoid the conflict of interests as since long back industry stakeholders were objected when in cases PGCIL called […]

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AAI Urges CERC for Price Correction in RE Certificates to Avoid Industry Burden

The Aluminium Association of India (AAI) has urged power sector regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) for price correction in the Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) in order to avoid the unnecessary burden on the industry. AAI requested to immediately look into the skewed market of REC which, according to it, is resulting in artificial demand and price […]

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CERC Extends Validity of RECs till October 31, 2020

Power sector regulator CERC has ordered the extension of validity of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) till October 31, 2020. The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) in its order stated that the validity of RECs which expired or are likely to expire between April 01, 2020, and September 30, 2020, is extended up to October 31, […]

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