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Rooftop Solar PV Vendors Empaneled at low rates in Chhattisgarh

State Price Beats MNRE Benchmark Cost In Chhattisgarh, vendors that provide services related to supply and construction of grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects have bid lower than the central benchmark costs in a empanelment tender for construction of rooftop solar PV projects under Phase-II of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) rooftop program. […]

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HPERC Takes Cue from CERC, Proposes Changes to Renewable Project Conditions

HPERC has Drawn Inspiration from CERC’s Renewable Energy Tariff Regulations 2020 The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has proposed amendments to the (Promotion of Generation from Renewable Energy Sources and Terms and Conditions for Tariff Determination) (4th Amendment) Regulations, 2020, which came in effect in April 2020. The HPERC duly considered the latest Renewable […]

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CERC Proposes Amendments to Procedure for Grant of ISTS Connectivity for Renewable Projects

Proposal Has been made Keeping in View the 7th Amendment The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has proposed amendments to the “Detailed Procedure for “Grant of Connectivity to projects based on renewable sources to interstate transmission system (ISTS)”. The draft amendments are open to suggestions and comments from stakeholders and other interested parties up to […]

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Now Punjab Wants to Tear Up Solar Contracts

Even as the issues from Andhra Pradesh are still to be resolved, comes the news of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL), the key state discom, pushing for a 10 percent discom from solar power producers. PSCL’s logic? The hit to collections during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the amazing argument that while determining the rate, […]

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Renewable Energy Certificate Sales in May Slip Over 55% to 3.33 Lakh

The sale of renewable energy certificates (RECs) during the month of May 2020, has dropped significantly by more than 55 per cent to 3.33 lakh units. As per the official data, 7.5 lakh of renewable energy certificates were sold in the same month a year ago. REC is a type of market-based instrument, and after generation of 1 […]

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SECI Disburses Rs 10.3 Cr in GST Claims to 6 SPDs in May Payments

SECI has detailed that it has reimbursed six firms or SPDs (across their multiple subsidiary SPVs) for GST claims to the tune of Rs 10.35 crore. The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), the nodal agency for implementing renewable energy projects in the country recently published a list of all the payments (solar/ wind power […]

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CERC Issues Draft Regulations for Determination of RE Tariff

CERC has released the draft of its 2020 regulations for tariff determination from renewable energy (RE) sources, with comments invited until May 28, 2020. The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has released the draft of its 2020 regulations for the “Terms and Conditions for Tariff determination from Renewable Energy Sources.” The national power sector regulator has […]

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Now, Safeguard Duty Clarification From MNRE Awaits

An active Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has been in overdrive in 2020, delivering a wishlist of moves for the sector so far. Not just that, some of the amendments planned for the Electricity act of 2003 soon, will add even more legal teeth to its orders, issued mainly to protect the sector […]

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CERC Sticks to the Script in Judgement on Hero Solar Petition

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission, (CERC), in an order dated March 26 has maintained a line that has now become the de facto rule for all issues related to the introduction of GST and its impact on projects awarded beforehand. In this case, the petitioner was Hero Solar Energy Private Limited, which had won bids for […]

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