KERC

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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For The Third Time in August, APTEL Sets Aside KERC Order

For the third time this month, the APTEL (Appellate Tribunal For Electricity) has seen it fit to set aside an order of the Karnataka State Regulatory Commission (KERC). While the broad issue is the same, the beneficiary this time is Hyderabad based Sirwar Renewable Energy Private Limited, a firm that had set up a 2 […]

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APTEL Sets Aside KERC Order, Restores Benefit To Solar Developer

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has ruled in favour of a small solar power developer, Hunsankodilli Solar Power Project LL.P (developer) that has set up a 3 MW solar plant in Karnataka. The ruling follows a similar one declared early in August where the apex authority had taken a similar view. The developer had […]

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Net Metering for Systems Up to 500 kW Proposed In Draft Karnataka Regulations

In what should be a relief for solar developers, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has brought up a proposal that revises the limits for net metering to 500 kW from the earlier proposed 10 kW. In the new proposal, the KERC had suggested generic tariffs of Rs. 3.82/kWh for residential rooftop solar systems between […]

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KERC Rejects BCCL Plea, But Penalises KSEB For Tardy Billing

In an order that should set a useful precedent for the law of limitation, as far as claims go, the Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order favouring Kerala State Electricity Board Limited (KSEB Ltd), which had charged Bennett Coleman & Co Ltd, or the Times of India Group (BCCL) with HT […]

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APTEL Asks KERC to Decide Compensation owed to Fortum by DISCOMs

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) recently gave a judgement in favour of Fortum Solar India Private Limited after the solar power developer petitioned it, seeking compensation from various DISCOMs. The full judgement can be read here. The tribunal not only directed the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) to determine the incremental tariff payable to Fortum, […]

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KERC Approves a Late Solar Project with a Tariff of Rs 8.40/kWh

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has approved a tariff of Rs 8.40/kWh for a 3 MW solar power project of Cambria Solar Private Limited. As per the Solar Policy 2014-21, the project was given allotment under SRTPV Scheme by Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) on March 17, 2015.  A power purchase agreement (PPA) […]

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