MERC

MERC Begins E-Hearing on Mumbai Power Outage Issue

MERC on October 21, 2020, began the hearing into last week’s power outage in Mumbai which lasted for up to 14 hours in some parts. The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) on October 21, 2020, began the hearing into last week’s power outage in Mumbai which lasted for up to 14 hours in some parts. […]

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State Commission to Conduct Hearing on Mumbai Power Outage on Oct 21

MERC will be making a suo motu hearing on the Mumbai power outage on October 21, 2020. The reasons for the rare citywide power outage will be discussed. The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has said that it will be making a suo motu hearing on the Mumbai power outage on October 21, 2020. The […]

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MEDA Allowed to Get Rs 2.25 to Rs 2.52 for Wind Projects With Expired EPA’s

The MERC (Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission) has allowed, with conditions, MEDA’s demonstration wind projects, which had outlived their EPA (Energy Purchase Agreement)  period with MSEDCL, to earn revenues on the basis of MOU’s with the state discom. The Commission accorded approval to proposed power procurement arrangement between Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited and Maharashtra […]

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MERC Gives Captive Power Producers Until March 2021 to Fulfill RPO Obligations

In a further concession to Captive Power producers (CPP)in the state, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission has allowed fossil fuel-based captive power producers and Open Access consumers until March 2021 to fulfill their renewable purchase obligations (RPO). Taking into account the massive impact of the Covid lockdown on industries in the state and their markets […]

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Despite MERC Relief in Wind Energy Case, Project Execution A Challenge for Hero Wind

In a case it brought against MSEDCL (Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited) at the state power regulator MERC, Hero Wind Energy, through its subsidiary (Clean Wind Power (Bhavnagar) Private Limited) handling the project in question managed to get some relief. But that hardly indicates an end to the problems facing the project. The issue […]

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SECI Fails To Wriggle Out of MERC Jurisdiction. Faces MSEDCL Claims for Damages

In an order with possibly far reaching consequences for SECI (Solar Energy Corporation of India), the Maharashtra Electricity Regulator (MERC) has opted to place the central government undertaking on the dock, for a claim brought in by MSEDCL (Maharastra state Electricity Distribution Company Limited). MSEDCL’s main complaint against SECI, which it opted to bring before […]

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Captive Cogeneration Plants To Meet RPO Obligations Out Now, Says MERC

In a ruling that will await final judgement on a challenge in the Mumbai High Court, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has ruled to  eject a petition from JSW Steel to consider power produced from its fossil fuel based co-generation plant as a set off for its Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) in the state. […]

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MERC Rules Against MSEDCL in Three Cases

All Cases Pertain to Non-Payment of Dues to Wind Energy Generators The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) in three separate cases has ruled against the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL). All the cases pertain to non-payment of dues by MSEDCL to wind energy project owners. Riddhi Siddhi Gluco Biols Ltd. (RSGBL) had approached […]

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MERC Approves Tariff of Rs.2.59/kWh for a Hybrid Project

TPC-D had approached the commission seeking tariff approval The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) at the behest of Tata Power Company Limited (Distribution) (TPC-D) has approved the tariff of Rs.2.59/kWh for evacuation of power from a wind+solar hybrid renewable energy project of capacity 225 MW. The project will be set up in parts in Rajasthan […]

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