MSEDCL Continues To Write the Rulebook On Killing Solar Rooftop

The Maharashtra State Energy Distribution Company Limited continues to find new ways to rile up solar stakeholders. Their latest effort, or ‘non effort’ relates to the piffling demand for central solar subsidy worth Rs 3 crores, for just 25 MW, when the potential in the state according to most experts is easily over 1000 MW. […]

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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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Is Maharashtra Ready For ‘Renewable Only’ Capacity Creation?

The Coronavirus pandemic might have achieved what no amount of push from well meaning people did. Force one of India’s top Industrialised states, Maharashtra, to consider a full stop on fresh thermal energy capacity creation in the state. A report in the Economic Times quotes Maharashtra Energy minister Nitin Raut saying that no more thermal […]

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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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Maharashtra has Achieved 9.7 GW of its 22 GW by 2022 RE Target

As of June 2020, Maharashtra has an installed renewable energy capacity of 9.7 GW, which is 44 percent of its 2022 target of 22 GW. Maharashtra has renewable energy potential of 75 GW, which is 8.3 percent of the country’s total potential. As per the state’s National Electricity Plan 2018, Maharashtra has a renewable energy […]

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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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