Central Electricity Regulatory Commission

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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Govt Provides Relief to Discoms amid Covid-19 Crisis

In a next spell of providing relief measures to the country’s ailing power sector amid lockdown due to coronavirus crisis, Power Minister RK Singh has now provided relief to power distribution companies (Discoms), with an aim to ease out their liquidity problems. The Power Ministry has approved financial relief measures for Discoms citing “due to […]

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CERC Order Makes Biomass Generated Power Formula driven

Energy from Biomass use at coal fired stations in India just overcame a small hurdle of measurement, with a CERC order laying down the formula to do it. In an important development for power producers generating power using biomass, the CERC (Central Electricity Regulatory Commission) took suo motu cognizance, and issued its guidelines for estimation […]

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Integrating Wind & Solar in Existing Grid Effectively

The green initiatives in Union budget 2019 focus on renewable energy, air pollution, water, and solid waste management for a sustainable future. That makes the integration of renewable energy like solar and wind in existing national grid a must to achieve India’s target of 175GW in renewable energy capacity by 2022. But the variability and […]

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