CERC Proposes SNA Charge of Rs 1 paise/kWh For Cross Border Power

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has now proposed amending its older regulations for cross-border power trade. It has now proposed two new amendments to make these new changes. The new change proposes leaving an additional charge for the Settlement Nodal Agency (SNA) for the process. The CERC claimed this was due to costs like manpower, legal […]

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Maharashtra Plans To Use Solar For 50% of Its Agri Power Demand

The Maharashtra government is now planning to use solar energy to cater to 50 percent of the power demand of its agricultural sector in the state. The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL), in its latest petition before the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), disclosed this plan.  MSEDCL has planned to procure 7,000 MW of solar […]

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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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India, China To See Major Rise of Power Generation Emissions By 2024: IEA

The latest report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) released today claimed that while the power demands in advanced economies are slated to plunge, they will likely go up for South Asian countries like India and China. It also said that while the emissions from power generation are slated to slump in Europe, it is likely to […]

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RERC Declines To Allow Lower Tariffs for Private Hospitals In Rajasthan

  In its latest order, the Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) declined to give any relief to the Indian Medical Association (IMA). The Rajasthan IMA branch had filed a review petition before the RERC to review its earlier order passed on March 31, 2023. The earlier order had also rejected the demand of a special tariff […]

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Govt Proposes To Delicence Transmission Line Setup For Bulk Consumers

The Ministry of Power has now proposed delicensing establishing, operating and maintaining transmission lines for certain segments of power consumers and electricity generators. It includes bulk power consumers, power generating firms, captive generators, or an energy storage system (ESS).  The proposal has featured in the latest Draft Electricity (Amendment) Rules 2023. The ministry has put […]

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West Bengal Proposes A Ceiling Tariff For Small Renewable Projects

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has now released its draft regulations to govern the tariff determination in the state for different forms of electricity generation. The new draft regulations have been named WBERC (Modalities of Tariff Determination) Regulations 2023. The Commission has asked the public and the stakeholders to send their comments on the draft […]

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Govt Amends Electricity Rules 2020, Proposes Discounted Tariffs During Solar Hours

The Ministry of Power has now come up with a gazette notification, amending the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules 2020. The new rules envisage amending Section 5 and Section 8 of the principal rule of 2020.  The latest rules talk about changes in provisions related to using smart meters and pre-paid meters. It also talks […]

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KSEBL Issues Tender For 500 MW Of RTC Power For Five Years 

The Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEBL) has issued a tender to procure 500 Megawatt (MW) of round-the-clock (RTC) electricity. The board has decided to go for this medium-term arrangement for a period of five years starting from August 15, 2023.  As per the mandate of the tender, the KSEBL would procure the RTC power […]

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