HERC Approves Green Energy Open Access Rules, Ensures Not Levying Reliability Charges 

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC), in its latest order, approved changes to the draft Green Energy Open Access Rules. This comes after hearing pleas from the electricity generators, power distribution companies, and other stakeholders. The Ministry of Power, earlier on June 6, 2022, came up with its Electricity (Promoting Renewable Energy Through Green Energy […]

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Haryana Solicits Bids for Procurement of 500 MW Solar Power

Haryana Power Purchase Center, which is a joint venture between UHBVN (Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam) and DHBVN (Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam) has issued a tender and invited bids for 500 MW solar electricity from Haryana-based grid connected solar projects. The last date to submit the bids online is May 24, 2023. The bids […]

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Haryana (HERC) Amends Renewable Purchase Obligation Policy, Adds Wind

Haryana has made the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) system more dynamic and eased the liability of stakeholders as it has included wind energy within the ambit of RPO. In an important development, the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has amended the policy on RPO by including wind energy and aligning solar energy to the other […]

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HERC Proposes Reverse Auction for Transmission Projects

HERC has asked for comments regarding threshold cost after which bidding route will be followed The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has proposed introducing reverse auction method to award projects related to setting up of transmission infrastructure. A discussion paper has been prepared by HERC that sheds light on how reverse bidding for transmission projects […]

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HERC Issues Discussion Paper on License Terms and Conditions

HERC to set new regulations defining terms and conditions of license for a deemed licensee in Haryana. A discussion paper has been prepared. The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has prepared a discussion paper on HERC (Terms & Conditions of License for Deemed Licensee) Regulations, 2020. A public hearing will be held by the state […]

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Dark Clouds Gathering Over C&I Segment, Says ICRA

In a report carried by wire agencies, ICRA’s (Formerly Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India) sector head and VP Girishkumar Kadam has been quoted as saying that renewable energy developers, based on third party or group captive off-take remain exposed to regulatory risk. The segment, called the C&I or commercial and industrial segment […]

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Covid, Consumer Focus Lead to ‘Regressive’ HERC Tariff Order for 2020-21

In its tariff order for the year 2020-21, the order of the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Comission throws up some issues which will be watched very carefully from here on. For the solar and broader renewable energy sector of course, the most serious hit is the waiver of the state’s RPO (Renewable Purchase Obligation) backlog till […]

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HERC Approves Proposal to Install 468 Solar Pumps in Haryana

HERC has recently approved a petition filed by two Discoms in Haryana seeking the installation of grid-connected solar-powered pumps in the state. The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has recently approved a petition filed by the Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (UHBVNL) and Dakshin Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (DHBVN), seeking the installation of grid-connected […]

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