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Dark Clouds Gathering Over C&I Segment, Says ICRA

In a report carried by wire agencies, ICRA’s (Formerly Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India) sector head and VP Girishkumar Kadam has been quoted as saying that renewable energy developers, based on third party or group captive off-take remain exposed to regulatory risk. The segment, called the C&I or commercial and industrial segment […]

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MERC Approves Tariffs For a Combined 633 MW of Solar Power in Maharashtra

Last Week for a busy week for Maharashtra, with approvals for close to 633 MW of solar power procurement to meet Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL’s) Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) for the state. MSEDCL, which has been procuring just about 3.5 percent of its power requirements from Solar, needs to ramp it up […]

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MERC’s Take On Solar Rooftop Sets The Benchmark

In a critical decision for solar rooftop sector in Maharashtra, the state regulator, Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has settled the Grid Support Charge (GSC) issue for good, it seems. With this, state consumers and installers can hope for a much better time for solar rooftops, hopefully. The announcement, hidden deep in the detailed tariff […]

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MERC Offers Extension to 9 Wind Generators to Install Special Energy Meters

MERC has approved the petition filed by 9 wind energy generators, granting a period of 3 months for installation of individual Special Energy Meters The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) in its latest order has approved the petition filed by nine renewable (mainly wind) energy generators, granting an extended period of 3 months for completing […]

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The Red Tape Challenge. How RE Producers in India Are Squeezed

While meeting people within and outside the renewables industry, almost everyone agrees that unlike other sectors, a key part of the work, namely, the actual build up of renewable projects, in terms of procurement, transportation and commissioning at site, is probably the easiest part of the job.In fact, the mismatch between the time taken to […]

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Adani Green Energy Subsidiary Bags 700 MW Solar-Wind Capacity in Maharashtra

Rosepetal Solar Energy (RSEPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Green Energy has been awarded 700 MW solar-wind hybrid capacity by AEML in Maharashtra Rosepetal Solar Energy (RSEPL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) has been awarded 700 MW solar-wind hybrid capacity by the Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited (AEML) after the state commission […]

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Despite MERC Order, Will Myrah Energy Execute 100 MW Project in Time?

If you ever needed to see the long journey and pitfalls a developer has to travel between bidding and actually completing a renewable project in India, then the case of Mytra Energy subsidiary Mytrah Vayu (Vedavati) Private Limited (MVEL) versus the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co. Ltd. (MSEDCL) and Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd […]

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MERC Extends Commissioning Deadline for 75.6 MW Wind Project

MERC has ordered MSEDCL to extend the Financial Closure and Scheduled Commercial Operation Date for Clean Wind Power’s 75.6 MW wind energy project The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has in its latest notification ordered the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) to extend the Financial Closure (FC) and Scheduled Commercial Operation Date (SCOD) for […]

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Understanding MSEDCL’s Solar Throttle

In the last quarter of 2019, it was an effort to force a shift to net billing over net metering, that had the industry up in arms against the discoms in Maharashtra. The move, that was proposed in the draft guidelines for commercial and industrial rooftop category, was finally stayed by the state regulator. And […]

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