MERC’s Take On Solar Rooftop Sets The Benchmark

In a critical decision for solar rooftop sector in Maharashtra, the state regulator, Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has settled the Grid Support Charge (GSC) issue for good, it seems. With this, state consumers and installers can hope for a much better time for solar rooftops, hopefully. The announcement, hidden deep in the detailed tariff […]

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MSEDCL Subsidy Scam Highlights Attitude To Solar Power in Maharashtra

Maharashtra’s latest ‘scam’ potentially shows up just why getting discoms on board to promote renewable power is so difficult. A  MERC (Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission) appointed committee has filed a report that accuses the state power distribution utility, Mahavitaran or MSEDCL as its English moniker goes, of outright fraud. The report claims that MSEDCL has […]

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Understanding MSEDCL’s Solar Throttle

In the last quarter of 2019, it was an effort to force a shift to net billing over net metering, that had the industry up in arms against the discoms in Maharashtra. The move, that was proposed in the draft guidelines for commercial and industrial rooftop category, was finally stayed by the state regulator. And […]

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