Open Access

ADB & Fourth Partner Energy Join Hands for 25 MW Solar Power Plant in Tamil Nadu

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Independent Power Producer Fourth Partner Energy Private Limited (Fourth Partner) have joined hands for a long-term loan of up to Rs 1.2 billion Indian rupees towards the construction and operation of a 25 MW solar power plant. This will help augment clean and low-cost energy supply to commercial and […]

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C&I Segment: Group Captive Mode to Drive Installations in FY24-FY25-CareEdge Ratings

A new report from CARE Ratings predicts sunny times for solar power through Group captive mode in India’s C&I segment. Commercial & Industrial (C&I) consumers in India have the option to purchase power either through a third-party power plant or through a captive/group captive power plant besides procuring power from the designated utility in their region. […]

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MERC Orders Compliance of Green Energy Open Access Rules

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC), in its latest order, has directed government officials and concerned authorities to roll out the provisions of the Union government’s Green Energy Open Access Rules 2022. It comes under the absence of a state rule in this regard in the state. The order of the Commission came to force when […]

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O2 Power Steps up Supply to Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories with 17.82 MW Solar, 27 MW Wind

Renewable energy platform, O2 Power has stepped up its renewable energy agreement with Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, a leading multinational pharmaceutical firm. The initial agreement paved the way for the supply of 15 MW of renewable power from O2 Power’s plants in Telangana. This has now been augmented to an additional 17.82 MW of solar capacity […]

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Power Consumers Without Automatic Meter To Be Penalised In Karnataka

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in its latest suo motu order, has asked all the open access power consumers in the state to install Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) facilities on their premises before August 1, 2023. The Commission said that after the scheduled date, the errant consumers not complying with the order could face a […]

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Govt Proposes To Delicence Transmission Line Setup For Bulk Consumers

The Ministry of Power has now proposed delicensing establishing, operating and maintaining transmission lines for certain segments of power consumers and electricity generators. It includes bulk power consumers, power generating firms, captive generators, or an energy storage system (ESS).  The proposal has featured in the latest Draft Electricity (Amendment) Rules 2023. The ministry has put […]

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Power Ministry Notifies New Amendments To Green Energy Open Access Rules

The Ministry of Power has notified the second amendment to the Green Energy Open Access Rules 2022. The new notified rules envisage to amend three provisions of the original rules, published by the ministry in June, last year. The new notified rules have been named Electricity (Promoting Renewable Energy Through Green Energy Open Access) (Second […]

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Ministry Of Power Asks All SERCs To Notify Green Tariffs Under Open Access 

The Ministry of Power, in its latest order, has asked all the State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERCs) to notify green tariffs under the Green Energy Open Access Regulations. It comes after the Ministry notified the Green Energy Open Access rules in June last year. The Ministry also pointed out that some of the state commissions have […]

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Karnataka Proposes Short-Term Green Energy Open Access  

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in its newly-released draft rules on Green Energy Open Access, has proposed the concept of three different categories of green energy open access consumers. It also includes green energy consumers who can opt for short-term services for less than one year.  The new regulations have been named Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission […]

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