DISCOM

Budget 2021. Why 24X7 Power For All, Tackling Discom Losses Is key

Hopes are once again high that the government will take a broom to clean up discom losses in some way, one of the most intractable issues for the power sector for decades now. As always, the present time remains the best time to do something about it. On January 29 morning, power minister R.K. Singh […]

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The Discom Perspective on a Viable EV Network

A new report from TERI highlights the way forward for establishing an EV charging network, with Discoms in mind. It is no secret that an EV charging network goes hand in hand with the spread of EV’s in every market. In fact, some will argue that it usually precedes a big jump in EV adoption, […]

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CERC Approves Tariff for 480 MW Solar PV Projects

SECI’s trading margin of Rs.0.07/kWh has also been approved The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has approved a petition filed by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for approval of power purchase agreement (PPA) tariff and SECI’s trading margin for sale of power from 480 MW grid-connected solar PV projects. The power will be […]

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RERC Increases Capacity by 400 MW under KUSUM Yojana

In Rajasthan, Solar PV Projects Totaling 725 MW will be Installed now, under Component-A of the KUSUM Yojana The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has increased the capacity of solar PV projects to be installed in Rajasthan under Component-A of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyaan (KUSUM) Yojana by 400 MW. Rajasthan […]

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RBI Governor Hints at Power Sector Reforms

For the next wave of growth of renewables, fast-paced changes need to be implemented Recently, the Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Shri Shaktikanta Das, addressed members of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), regarding whether dynamic shifts are underway in the Indian economy. Stating that the country’s power sector […]

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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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Can Privatization Help in Solving Discom Distress?

India’s power sector is currently struggling with multiple issues, among them is pending dues of state Discoms (distribution companies) to renewable energy developers. The issue now even sparked the fears that many solar and wind energy projects likely to turn into non-performing assets (NPAs). Here’re some views and voices from the industry on what could […]

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Tata Power to Acquire 51% Stake in Odisha’s Discom; Doubles Consumer Base

Marking its successful entry into the state of Odisha, utility giant Tata Power Company Ltd has won the bid to acquire a major shareholding of 51 percent in the Central Electricity Supply Utility (CESU) of Odisha. Mumbai-headquartered Tata Power said in a statement that “the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has awarded the Letter of […]

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MNRE Issues Guidelines for Decentralised Solar Plant Development

In a bid to promote decentralized solar energy and availability of affordable and reliable solar power in rural areas of the country, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has formulated draft guidelines for the development of decentralized solar power plants. The government said that its motive behind issuing these guidelines is to provide […]

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