Karnataka Proposes Peer-To-Peer Energy Trading, Issues Draft Norms

A latest draft notification released by the Karnataka Energy Regulatory Commission (KERC) proposed Peer-to-Peer (P2P) system for energy transaction, through block chain-based platform between consumers and the discoms. The notification stated, “The regulation is applicable to all the distribution licensees and eligible consumers of the state of Karnataka.” It defined blockchain as, “A digitally distributed […]

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MNRE Simplifies Rooftop Solar Installation Process, Issues New Notification

In the latest notification, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) tried to simplify the application process for grid-connected rooftop solar. The latest notification issued by the ministry has asked the discoms to ask their consumers for fewer documents to install rooftop solar. Meanwhile, the ministry has also listed the documents needed to be […]

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Offshore Wind Projects Will Need Nod From 6 Ministries, Say Govt Rules

The Ministry of External Affairs has notified the new rules to regulate the leasing mechanism for offshore wind projects in India. The new rules are called Offshore Wind Energy Lease Rules, 2023. The new rules of the ministry said that no person or entity should install offshore wind energy projects or offshore transmission projects without […]

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No Need For Feasibility Reports For Rooftop Solar Below 10kw: Draft Rule

The Ministry of Power, in its latest draft notification, has proposed amending the electricity rules for rooftop solar. As per the latest draft rule, the authorities will remove the requirement to undertake technical feasibility studies for rooftop solar projects below 10 kilowatts (KW). The new draft rules, named Electricity (Rights of Consumers Second Amendment) Rules […]

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UP Identifies 195 Acres Of Land To Setup Solar Plants Under PM-KUSUM

In its latest notification, the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) listed a total identified land of up to 195 acres under the PM-KUSUM scheme. The department said that this land parcel, owned by the government’s farmers in some places, could be diverted for setting up grid-connected solar power plants under the […]

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Bihar Launches Electric Vehicle Policy, Aims 15% Electrification By 2028

The Bihar Cabinet has now approved the latest Electric Vehicle Policy, aimed at boosting the growth of Electric Vehicles (EVs) in the state. This comes after several rounds of discussions of the provisions of the EV Policy. After getting the approval from the state cabinet, the dealers and consumers of electric vehicles in the state […]

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MoP Warns States Against Levying Charges On Power Generation

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has now issued an order asking states to not levy any additional charges on the generation of electricity from any source ranging from hydropower, thermal to renewable. The ministry even termed the events as “unconstitutional and illegal”.  “It has come to the notice of the Government of India that some State Governments […]

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Govt Issues Renewable Consumption Targets For Discoms, Others

The Ministry of Power, in its latest notification, issued a trajectory of renewable energy consumption for discoms, open access and captive power consumers. The new norms make these obligated entities to phase out the usage of fossil fuels in a phased manner.  The new mandate was issued as per Section 14 of the Energy Conservation Act, […]

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Govt Orders To Extend Dispute Avoidance Mechanism For All Power Projects

The Ministry of Power, in its latest notification, has notified changes in the norms for the Dispute Avoidance Mechanism. In its latest addendum to the norms, the ministry has ordered extending this service to other energy sectors beyond hydroelectric power plants. Earlier, this mechanism was confined to only hydropower projects.  On September 27, 2021, the ministry […]

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