CERC

CERC Votes For Mutual Settlement Of Disputes In ‘Change In Law’ Petitions

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), in a series of recent orders, has decisively pushed parties  petitioning for ‘change in law’ situations to settle their disputes with mutual discussions and understanding. By doing this, the CERC is simply sticking to the letter of the agreements signed in these cases, which do have a provision for […]

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CERC Agrees With Tata Motors, Allows One time Relaxation For Issue of RECs

In an interesting order published yesterday, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has provided relief to Tata Motors (petitioner), on a plea the latter made against the respondent, National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC) in  the matter of issuance of the Renewable Energy Certificates to the Petitioner for the specified period. The Issue: Tata Motors, which […]

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CERC Grants Trading License to Renew Energy

In a recent order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has granted ReNew Energy Markets Private Limited’s (formerly known as Renew Vayu Power Private Limited) request to be granted Category `IV` Trading Licence, which permits the inter-state trading of maximum 2,000 MUs of electricity in one financial year across the nation. The application from Renew […]

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Renewable Energy Certificates. Trading Resumes, But Much Needs To Be Done

Highlights: The market share of REC market had already shrunk to 9.2 lakh Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) in 2020-21, while 60.58 lakh RECs piled up till March end. As per CEEW-CEF analysis, as many as 5.1 million RECs have remained unsold due to poor RPO compliance across India, a demand shortfall of 7%. The Appellate […]

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IEX Announces Resumption of REC Trading From Nov 24

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) has announce the resumption in the trading of Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) with effect from Wednesday 24 November 2021, after a gap of almost 16 months. The last REC trade session took place in June 2020. The trade has been resumed in line with APTEL’s recent order dated 09.11.2021 and […]

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Key APTEL Order Overturns CERC On REC Pricing

In an order that will have a major impact on the return of REC trading and pricing, the Appellate Tribunal For Electricity (APTEL) has set aside the order of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) with regards to pricing of REC’s. The root of the issue was the decision by CERC to set the floor […]

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Power Trading Gets a Fillip With SC Judgement On CERC, SEBI Jurisdiction On Electricity Contracts

A key power sector reform which was held up due to the jurisdiction issues between SEBI and CERC has finally been resolved. On 06.10.2021, the long pending matter between SEBI and CERC regarding regulatory jurisdiction of Electricity Derivatives has finally got resolved with the Hon’ble Supreme Court favorably disposing of the matter in terms of […]

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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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Major CERC Judgement on Safeguard Duty Payment, Discount rate, Liability

In a detailed 97 page order, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission has passed an order that covers multiple petitions filed by 34 solar power developers, SECI itself, and involving multiple discoms across the country. The CERC was forced to move to this format as the queries were broadly the same, and required to be settled […]

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