BSES Discoms 510 MW Hybrid Purchase Signals Demand Recovery For Renewables

The decision by the Delhi BSES discoms, BRPL and BYPL, to enter an agreement with SECI to purchase 510 MW of solar plus wind power signals a welcome return to demand recovery for renewable projects awaiting PPA’s. This is on the back of two key events, one that has happened, and another, that might be […]

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NHPC’s Tariffs For 2000 GW ISTC Solar Adopted By CERC, But Regulator Not Happy

NHPC’s largest solar tender to date, the 2000 MW ISTS connected tender, which it concluded in July 2020 by allotting LOA’s (Letter of Award) to the 7 final successful bidders, has got tariffs for the projects adopted finally, after a slight delay. But what should have been a standard procedure turned into a slightly embarassing […]

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CERC Judgement on SB Energy’s 300 MW Bhadla Project Compensation

A plea  by SB Energy at the CERC, with SECI and Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam as respondents, was disposed off by the commission with a now predictable template on most of the contentions. In doing so, the CERC has served to iterate what seems to be well established rules for such situations. The final order […]

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CERC Rejects SECI Plea For Adopting Tariffs for 150 MW Rihand Floating Solar Project

The floating solar project at Rihand Dam, where SECI, as the nodal agency had duly completed the auction process to arrive at a price of Rs 3.29 /unit looks set to be further delayed with the central regulator, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission rejecting the tariff adoption plea. The project has been widely touted as India’s […]

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At ₹3.85, CERC Approves 7% Hike in APPC for Open Access Solar in 2020-21

In its order notified last week, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has set the national Average Power Purchase Cost (APPC) for open access at ₹3.85/kWh. This implies that for wind or solar generators that are regional entities and selling power under open access, which is not accounted for RPO compliance of obligated entities, and […]

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Dr. Rahul Walawalkar-IESA Appointed to CERC’s Central Advisory Committee 

CERC has selected Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, President of IESA to be a part of the Central Advisory Committee (CAC) of the power regulator The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), the power sector regulator in India has appointed Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, President, India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), India’s leading alliance on energy storage & e-mobility to […]

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NTPC Gets Tariffs Approved for 3 GW Solar Projects From 2015-16

CERC has approved the tariff obtained by NTPC for 3 GW of solar projects for which it had issued the RfS documents during 2015-16. The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved the tariff obtained by NTPC ltd for 3000 MW (3 GW) of solar projects for which it had issued the Request for Selection […]

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