Karnataka Proposes New Tariffs For Rooftop Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) in its latest order has proposed revised tariffs for the state for FY25 for grid-connected solar plants. This comes after the state power regulator came out with a discussion paper on the issue recently.  To arrive at the final tariffs for different segments of power generators and consumers, the […]

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DhaSh PV Technologies To Invest Rs 346.35 Crore In Karnataka RE Projects

Bengaluru-based sustainable solutions company DhaSh PV Technologies has announced an investment of Rs 346.35 crore towards various renewable energy projects to harness renewable energy sources. In a post on Linkedin, the company stated, “This significant investment by us into an Integrated Junction box including DC connections manufacturing facility, not only reflects our commitment to renewable […]

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100KW Open Access Limit Not Applicable to Captive Consumers: MERC

It may be recalled that in May, the Ministry of Power has asked all the State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERCs) to notify green tariffs under the Green Energy Open Access Regulations. Heeding the request, MERC has introduced the draft notification on Green Energy Open Access.  The MERC (Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission) DOA Regulations pave the way […]

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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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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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APTEL Gives Nod for Time Extension to SPD VCarve Solar Among Others In Karnataka

In a conflict between Vcarve Solar LLP versus Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESS), APTEL has ruled in favour of the solar power developer. The apex regulator had bundled a number of similar petitions in the same judgement. The various solar power developers (SPDs) has challenged multiple orders passed by […]

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APTEL Restores Tariff Of Rs 8.40/unit For Solar Developer In Karnataka

In case involving a solar power developer, Vatsala Bellary Solar Projects Private Limited versus the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) and Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM), the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has ruled to restore the original tariff of Rs 8.40/unit over the revised tariff of Rs 4.36/unit that KERC had imposed on […]

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KERC Sweetens Rooftop Solar tariffs To Rs 4.02/unit to Drive Adoption

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission has passed an order on generic solar tariffs for the state. It has hiked solar rooftop tariffs to Rs 4.02, mainly in an effort to increase rooftop solar adoption, an area where the commission felt progress had been tardy. KERC has determined the generic tariff as follows: For grid connected […]

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