Delhi Solar Policy Interlinks DISCOMs, Consumers, Reduces Upfront Cost

Department of Power under the Delhi government recently released the Delhi Solar Policy. Under this new policy, the government introduced a hybrid RESCO model. This model establishes a tripartite link among DISCOMs, consumers, and RESCO developers through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The revised model can facilitate solar panel installation on consumer rooftops without upfront […]

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JVVNL To Reduce Timeline For Net metering To 18 days For Rooftop Solar

Jaipur Vidyut Vikas Nigam Limited (JVVNL) has planned to decrease the timeline for net-metering procedures to 18 days to expedite the process of rooftop solar installations in the city. It comes at a time when the Union government has also put a thrust on boosting rooftop solar installations through the newly announced Pradhan Mantri Suryodaya Scheme. At […]

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Open Access: MERC Disallows Discoms To Levy Cross Subsidy Surcharge

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) in its latest judgment disallowed the local discoms of Thane in Maharashtra to levy Cross-Subsidy Surcharges (CSS) for open access consumers. The verdict from the state regulatory body came to the fore after Mindspace Business Parks Pvt Ltd (MBPPL) and Gigaplex Estate Pvt Ltd (GEPL) moved the MERC. Both […]

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Tata Power-DDL Achieves RPO Compliance Third Time in a Row

Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL), a power utility that supplies electricity to a populace of 7 million in North Delhi and Northwest Delhi, has announced that it has fulfilled Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) for the third consecutive year. The company sourced 2600 million units of green power in FY 2022-23 from various sources […]

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RDSS: UP, Andhra Biggest Beneficiaries of Discom Infra Revival Funds

The latest data from the Ministry of Power claimed that Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh emerged as the biggest beneficiary of the Revamped Distribution Sector Scheme (RDSS). This scheme is meant to revive the discoms’ health by taking corrective measures with financial aid from the Union government. The data suggested that out of all the […]

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Discoms Have Total Unpaid Dues of Rs 29,136cr, R.K.Singh tells Rajya Sabha

Union Power Minister RK Singh informed Rajya Sabha today that the electricity distribution companies (Discoms) had a total unpaid dues of Rs 29,136 crore as of July 24, 2023. These payments were to be made to the country’s power-generating companies (gencos). It was in addition to the balance legacy dues of Rs 61,025 crore. The […]

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Delhi Discom To Replace 5,300 Old ACs With New Energy Efficient ACs

Delhi-based power distribution (discom) company BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) is now all set to relaunch its initiative to replace older inefficient air conditioners (ACs) with 5-Star energy-efficient ACs for its consumers. The domestic power consumers getting power through BRPL in their region would be eligible under the scheme to avail the scheme’s benefits. As […]

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RERC Asks Railways To Install ABT Meters To Avail Wind Energy From Rajasthan 

In its latest order, the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) asked the Indian Railways to install ABT (Availability Based Tariff) Meters for hassle-free consumption of green energy from Rajasthan. ABT Meters are frequency-based price mechanisms mainly used when unscheduled electricity-related transactions occur.  The RERC order came to the fore after the discoms in Rajasthan moved a […]

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MERC Notifies Generic Tariff for Rooftop Solar at Rs 3.05/unit

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in its suo motu order, has notified the generic tariff for the net-meter consumers of Maharashtra at Rs 3.05/unit for 2023-24. The Commission said that the solar rooftop prosumers using net meters can now sell their surplus solar energy to the local discoms at the latest tariff. The latest tariff […]

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