CERC

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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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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