Renewable Energy Certificates

Chicago Sets Sights On Acquiring 100% Renewable Energy By 2025

The city of Chicago in the USA has committed to acquiring 100% renewable energy by 2025 for use in all city facilities and activities, and as the first step in that process, has reached an agreement with electricity provider Constellation for the purchase of renewable energy. A 593MW solar PV plant will be built by […]

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Renewable Energy Certificates. Trading Resumes, But Much Needs To Be Done

Highlights: The market share of REC market had already shrunk to 9.2 lakh Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) in 2020-21, while 60.58 lakh RECs piled up till March end. As per CEEW-CEF analysis, as many as 5.1 million RECs have remained unsold due to poor RPO compliance across India, a demand shortfall of 7%. The Appellate […]

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IEX Announces Resumption of REC Trading From Nov 24

The Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) has announce the resumption in the trading of Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) with effect from Wednesday 24 November 2021, after a gap of almost 16 months. The last REC trade session took place in June 2020. The trade has been resumed in line with APTEL’s recent order dated 09.11.2021 and […]

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REC Trading Drops to 9.2 Lakh in FY20-21 From 89.27 Lakh in FY19-20

The halt in trading since July 2020 has seen the REC market shrink to record the trade of just 9.2 lakh RECs in the financial year 2020-21 The halt in trading at the energy exchanges since July 2020 has seen the Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) market shrink to record the trade of just 9.2 lakh RECs in […]

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IEX, PXIL Make the Case for Reopening REC Trading

IEX and PXIL have made a case for reopening the trading of renewable energy certificates (REC), citing the impact on the entire value chain. Energy exchanges IEX and PXIL have made a case for reopening the trading of renewable energy certificates (REC), saying the market closure is impacting the entire value chain in the electricity […]

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Karnataka Regulator Formalises a Further 3 Month Extension for RPO Obligations

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC), in an order yesterday (August 24), has given a further three months extension to all relevant parties in the state to meet their Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) for Fy 2020, by November 30, 2020. Effectively adding a full nine months to the original date of March 31. In effect, […]

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Renewable Energy Certificate Sales in May Slip Over 55% to 3.33 Lakh

The sale of renewable energy certificates (RECs) during the month of May 2020, has dropped significantly by more than 55 per cent to 3.33 lakh units. As per the official data, 7.5 lakh of renewable energy certificates were sold in the same month a year ago. REC is a type of market-based instrument, and after generation of 1 […]

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SC Cancels Green Energy Association Appeal on CERC’s REC Price Revision

The apex court has dismissed the application of Green Energy Association (GEA) seeking a stay on price revision of REC (Renewable Energy Certificates) by power sector regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC). The Supreme Court (SC) bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra took cognizance of a matter on June 16, 2020, and dismissed the application […]

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AAI Urges CERC for Price Correction in RE Certificates to Avoid Industry Burden

The Aluminium Association of India (AAI) has urged power sector regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) for price correction in the Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) in order to avoid the unnecessary burden on the industry. AAI requested to immediately look into the skewed market of REC which, according to it, is resulting in artificial demand and price […]

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