Welcome Back! CERC Order on Connectivity for RE projects With ISTS Connections

On February 20, in one of its more far-reaching orders since reconvening with the addition of a member legal, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has released its new order on regulation 27 of the CERC (Grant of Connectivity, Long-term Access and Medium-term Open Access in inter-State Transmission and related matters) Regulations, 2009. The order […]

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CERC Finally Restarts, Will APTEL Pick Pace Now?

With the Supreme Court yesterday  allowing the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) to resume administrative operations, the stage is finally set for a semblance of normality to return to some of the highest dispute resolution bodies in the Indian power sector. While the CERC was effectively shut down by the SC since August last year, […]

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With Member Law Finally In, CERC Looks To Restart Soon

With the appointments committee of the cabinet finally approving the selection of Pravas Kumar Singh as Member (law) for the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), the stage is finally set for restart of operations at the critical regulator, in hibernation since August 28. As we have reported regularly with updates, the body was effectively shut […]

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CERC Lockdown Extended to Jan 20, 2021 By Peeved Supreme Court

At the latest hearing of the saga around the shutdown of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), the tussle between lawmakers and the law dispensers continued afresh. The Supreme Court, coming down harshly on yet another missed deadline by the government, when it comes to the appointment of an officer of the law as ordered, […]

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Will CERC Restart in December? Hopes High As 174 Judgements Await Sunlight

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), which has been shut since an Aug 29 ruling by the Supreme Court, might just reopen before its shutdown crosses 100 days, with luck. The SC order, which had been written to enforce an earlier ruling of 2018 mandating a member of law at all such commissions, had forced […]

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Avaada Gets Relief at APTEL Against CERC Order for Maharashtra Project

Back in January this year, we had carried this story on how a CERC order had ruled against Avaada in a petition to stay cancellation of its PSA with SECI. Many of the other key issues in the project, like the  fate of the 28MW already built, or the power generated there, or even the […]

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CERC to Remain Non-functional for 4 More Weeks

The Central Government has failed to complete the appointment of a member of law to the CERC, which is now expected to remain closed for 4 more weeks. The Central Government has failed in its attempt to complete the appointment of a member of law to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), as per the […]

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CERC Shutdown. Next Hearing Set for Oct 26 As SC Refuses To Relent

There has been no resolution on the CERC issue. At the hearing yesterday, where Additional Solicitor General Madhvi Divan represented the government, the court declined to consider the plea to allow functioning of the tribunal with the existing members, as they had ‘specific roles’, according to the government view. Readers will know that the Central […]

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CERC Shutdown- Government Plans Review petition With SC?

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, which had effectively been shut down for September following a Supreme Court order, might yet start functioning a little sooner, with the government set to file a review petition, according to reports. We had reported how, since the order on August 28 last month, when the Supreme Court asked the […]

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