MERC Directs MSEDCL to Compensate Solar PV Project Developers

Solar PV Projects totaling 100 MW will be benefited The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has provided partial relief to Juniper Green Energy Pvt. Ltd. (JGEPL), and Nisagra Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd. (NREPL), developers of solar PV projects in Maharashtra. JGEPL and NREPL had petitioned the MERC to intervene and finalize a compensation mechanism and […]

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MERC Provides Relief To Renew Power On Project Delay Plea

In a ruling that follows a well trodden path for multiple wind energy developers in Maharashtra, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), has provided relief to Renew Power SPV (Special Purpose vehicle) Renew Vayu Urja Private Limited (Renew) in a case against the MSEDCL (Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd). Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) […]

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MERC Rules In MSEDCL Favour In Case Involving Greenko Subsidiary

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has gone with the MSEDCL view in a case involving  Orange Maha Wind Energy Private Limited (Orange Wind), a subsidiary of Orange Renewables, now owned by the Hyderabad based Greenko group. The judgement was uploaded on July 11, on the MERC site. The case in question,involved the contention of […]

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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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MSEDCL 500 MW Solar Tender Receives Only 2 Bids Worth 350 MW

MSEDCL latest tender for the long-term procurement of power from 500 MW solar projects has received only two bids worth a combined 350 MW. The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited’s (MSEDCL) latest tender for the long-term procurement of solar power from 500 MW of intra-state grid-connected projects (Phase – V) has been undersubscribed by […]

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REIL Tenders for 3.5 MW Solar Power Plants in Maharashtra

REIL has issued a tender for setting up of solar PV based power plants with capacities ranging from 500 kWp to 2 MWp in the state of Maharashtra.   Rajasthan Electronics & Instruments Limited (REIL) has issued a tender, inviting sealed bids from interested bidders for setting up of solar PV based power plants with […]

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MSEDCL Subsidy Scam Highlights Attitude To Solar Power in Maharashtra

Maharashtra’s latest ‘scam’ potentially shows up just why getting discoms on board to promote renewable power is so difficult. A  MERC (Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission) appointed committee has filed a report that accuses the state power distribution utility, Mahavitaran or MSEDCL as its English moniker goes, of outright fraud. The report claims that MSEDCL has […]

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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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