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APTEL Reinstates Tariff of ₹4.50/kWh for Five Karnataka Wind Generators

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) granted relief to five wind generators after in Karnataka after the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) had issued an order which had reduced the generic tariff to ₹3.74 per kWh for wind projects commissioned before September 2017. It was declared that the tariff of Rs. 4.50 per kwh determined […]

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Karnataka Regulator Formalises a Further 3 Month Extension for RPO Obligations

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in an order yesterday (August 24), has given a further three months extension to all relevant parties in the state to meet their Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) for Fy 2020, by November 30, 2020. Effectively adding a full nine months to the original date of March 31. In effect, […]

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KERC favours BESCOM in Tariff Dispute With Emmvee Solar

In an order that was published yesterday, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission  has ruled to dismiss a petition by Emmvee Solar Systems, against BESCOM (Bangaloire Electricity Supply Company Limited). The key issue was Emmvee Solar’s contention that by denying it a tariff of Rs  9.56 as per the PPA it signed with BESCOM on 27.02.2016, […]

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Haryana Open Access Move Shows High Potential From C&I market for Renewables

With Amplus Energy announcing a 750 crore investment to establish 150 MW of solar capacity in Haryana, the C&I (corporate and industrial) market has a new state to cheer for. The announcement by Amplus follows the change to the state rules brought in by the Haryana Renewable Energy Development Agency (HAREDA) in March 2019, when […]

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Bad News. After Karnataka, Tamil Nadu’s Tangedco gets Tender Fatigue

If there was ever a case of the perils of high government involvement, the renewables sector has probably seen every aspect of it in the past year. From open tenders with price ceilings, to waiting for policy clarity on cost escalations due to safeguard duty, and now, the incredible news of some of the leading […]

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KERC Recommends Halting New Solar Tenders, Auctions in Karnataka

Karnataka which is India’s top state in terms of installed solar capacity has stopped the building of new solar energy projects. The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has written to the Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Limited (KREDL) regarding the procurement of solar power. According to the letter dated 7 March, the KERC reportedly has noted […]

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BESCOM To Make 112 Solar EV Charging Stations Operational by August End

To ensure that Electric vehicles continue to be driven by clean energy, Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (Bescom) is in the final process to set up over 100 solar EV charging stations. As many as 112 EV charging stations are expected to be ready for use by August-end in the capital city. The charging stations have […]

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KERC Sets New Generic Tariff for Solar Rooftop Projects

The generic tariff without capital subsidy is set at Rs 4.15 and Rs 3.08 with capital subsidy and will be applicable on PPAs signed after December 19, 2018. The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission in its latest order has set the generic tariff for grid connected solar rooftop units which are installed by domestic users in […]

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Karnataka Gov’t Exempts Rooftop Solar Power Stations below 1MW from Electrical Inspections

The regular inspections by the state authorities are set under the Central Electricity Authority’s regulation ‘Measures Related to Safety and Electric Supply’. Karnataka Government has exempted rooftop solar power plants with production capacity below 1000 KW from the regular electrical inspections by the state’s electricity authority. However, solar rooftop generation units with capacity of above […]

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