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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HERC Approves PPA for 23 MW of Solar Projects in Haryana

The commission has approved the PPA of solar projects totaling 23 MW, which the HPPC had signed with four solar project developers. The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued an order approving the power purchase agreements (PPAs) of solar projects after a common petition was filed by Haryana Power Purchase Centre (HPPC) and the […]

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Centre to Notify Guidelines for Renewable Power Procurement

Until the guidelines are drafted, the till then projects will be set up under existing provisions of the Electricity Act, 2003 under section 62 wherein the State Regulatory Commission is to be approached for fixation of tariff. The Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has clarified that a guideline for procurement of renewable power […]

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HERC upswings incentive on rooftop solar plants installed for residential buildings

A step that might help push solar power generation in the state, the Haryana government has quadrupled the incentive given to rooftop solar plants installed under the state’s new solar policy for residential buildings, from 25p per kWh to Rs1 per kWh. The notice released from Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) states that from starting […]

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