For C&I Consumers, Open Access, Rooftop Solar And Wind Means Lower Costs Now

For Commercial and Industrial (C&I) businesses, the cost of energy can go upto about 30%–40% of operational expenditures. Solar power prices have dropped dramatically over the years, so it makes sense for businesses to go solar to save money in these difficult times. Over the last several months, we’ve witnessed a surge in demand for […]

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GUVNL Notices Stakeholders About Surplus Energy Compensation at Rs 1.99/unit

Gujarat Ujrja Vikas Nigam Ltd. (GUVNL), a wholly-owned state electricity regulation board in the state of Gujarat has recently declared that the simple average of solar tariffs discovered and contracted through competitive bidding process conducted by GUVNL for non-park based solar projects during the period from October 1st, 2020 to March 31, 2021, is Rs […]

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APTEL Asks KERC to Decide Compensation owed to Fortum by DISCOMs

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) recently gave a judgement in favour of Fortum Solar India Private Limited after the solar power developer petitioned it, seeking compensation from various DISCOMs. The full judgement can be read here. The tribunal not only directed the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) to determine the incremental tariff payable to Fortum, […]

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Power Ministry Writes to States/UTs to Issue Tariff Orders on Time

The Ministry of Power in a letter to state and UT energy departments and SERCs has requested for the timely issuing of tariff orders The Ministry of Power in a letter to state and UT energy departments and State Energy Regulatory Commissions has requested for the timely issuing of tariff orders under the Electricity Act, […]

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ISGF Paper Proposes new Revenue Opportunites For Electric Utilites

A new white paper entitled New Revenue Opportunities for Utilities, which highlights various opportunities for revenue generation for utilities through digitalising the power sector and unlocking existing infrastructure and services, has been published by India Smart Grid Forum- a public private partnership initiative of Ministry of Power for accelerated development of smart grid technologies in the […]

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Adani Electricity Bringing Renewable Power to Mumbai

Mumbai’s largest electricity distributor, Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited (AEML) will play a pivotal role in Mumbai’s transition towards green energy. To enable all customers to achieve their targets and aspirations for renewable energy, AEML is launching Mumbai Green Energy Initiative. Under this program, customers will have the flexibility to set their own targets for renewable […]

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Ministry of Power : Discoms Can Continue Or Leave PPA After Term Completion

The Ministry of Power has issued a letter enabling the Discoms to either continue or exit from the PPA (Power Purchase agreement) after completion of the term of the PPA i.e. beyond 25 years or a period specified in the PPA and allow flexibility to the Generators to sell power in any mode after State/Discom […]

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State-Owned and Private Discoms on two Ends of the Spectrum: ICRA

The credit profile of the state-owned Discoms continues to remain stressed, while that of several privately-owned Discoms remains healthy The credit profile of the state-owned distribution utilities (Discoms) continues to remain stressed due to higher level of technical & commercial (AT&C) losses compared to regulatory norms, inadequate tariffs in relation to their cost of supply […]

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