Karnataka’s Mega Solar Park Pavagada Set To Expand

The Karnataka Energy Department has decided to expand its sprawling solar parks in the state further. As per the latest information, the state energy department has decided to expand Pavagada Solar Park, one of the largest solar parks of Karnataka, further. As per the plan, the solar park in the state’s Tumkur district is set […]

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KERC Issues Draft Norms For Pre-Paid Meters For All Power Consumers

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has now issued a draft notification to allow all categories of power consumers to install pre-paid electricity meters. Earlier pre-paid meter connections were confined to certain categories of power consumers only in the state.  The Commission has now sought the public’s response to the draft regulations within one month. The new norms have […]

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Green Energy Open Access: KERC Includes Centre’s Amended Norms

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in its latest order, included the amendment norms of the Union government on Green Energy Open Access in its state Green Energy Open Access rules to extend the benefits of the same in the southern Indian state.  Karnataka issued the Green Energy Open Access in 2022. The same year the […]

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KERC Extends Deadline For Installation of AMR Meters

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has now ordered an extension of the deadline for the mandatory installation of Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) meters for eligible power entities. It comes after the discoms made a demand for the same. However, the KERC expressed its displeasure over the slow deployment of AMR Meters in the state […]

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KERC Proposes Extra Banking Charges Against Peak Time Power Withdrawal

In its latest discussion paper, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has offered more details relating to imposing an additional banking charge of two percent when the net power withdrawal is made during peak hours under the open access system. The proposal has been put forward for dealing with energy banking and its subsequent withdrawal, injection, […]

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Power Consumers Without Automatic Meter To Be Penalised In Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in its latest suo motu order, has asked all the open access power consumers in the state to install Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) facilities on their premises before August 1, 2023. The Commission said that after the scheduled date, the errant consumers not complying with the order could face a […]

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SECI Signs PSA With GRIDCO To Provide 600 MW Of Wind Power To Odisha

The Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI), has signed a Power Sale Agreement (PSA) with Odisha’s state utility GRIDCO. GRIDCO is the state government’s nodal agency for dealing with the bulk transmission of power in the state. Under the agreement, GRIDCO will purchase 600 Megawatt (MW) of wind power from SECI under Tranche – […]

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Suzlon Bags Order From Serentica For Its 3MW Wind Turbine Series 

India’s leading wind energy player Suzlon today announced bagging a ‘significant’ order for its 3 Megawatt (MW) series of wind turbines from Serentica Renewables. Serentica Renewables India Private Limited (Serentica), an energy solutions company, works towards industrial decarbonization.   As per the order, Suzlon will install 68 wind turbine generators of its 3MW series with a […]

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Karnataka Proposes Short-Term Green Energy Open Access  

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in its newly-released draft rules on Green Energy Open Access, has proposed the concept of three different categories of green energy open access consumers. It also includes green energy consumers who can opt for short-term services for less than one year.  The new regulations have been named Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission […]

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