GERC to Amend RPO Regulations

Changes to (Procurement of Energy from Renewable Sources) (Third Amendment) Regulations Have Been Proposed The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has proposed changes to regulations regarding procurement of energy from renewable energy generating sources; these will be the “Third Amendments in the GERC (Procurement of Energy from Renewable Sources) Regulations, 2010”. In the GERC proposal, […]

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Green Certificates Trading Mirrors Power Slowdown with 35% Drop

Renewable energy certificates (REC) sales slumped by over 35 per cent to 2.37 lakh units in April. In April 2019, total sales had crossed 3.68  lakh. The figures come from the Indian Energy Exchange, the premier platform for trading in these certificates, along ith Power Exchange of India (PXIL). RECs are a significant option for […]

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Now, Safeguard Duty Clarification From MNRE Awaits

An active Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has been in overdrive in 2020, delivering a wishlist of moves for the sector so far. Not just that, some of the amendments planned for the Electricity act of 2003 soon, will add even more legal teeth to its orders, issued mainly to protect the sector […]

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Tender for 500 MW Solar Power Projects Issued in Gujarat

GUVNL has issued a tender for the purchase of power from 500 MW grid-connected solar PV power projects to be set up in Gujarat (Phase VIII). The Gujarat Urja Vika s Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible parties for the purchase of power from 500 MW grid-connected solar PV power […]

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Uttarakhand Discom to Carry Forward Surplus Non-Solar RPO to Meet Solar RPO Deficit

UERC has allowed UPCL to carry forward its surplus non-solar RPO from FY 2018-19 to meet its deficit of non-solar and solar RPO in the present fiscal. The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has in its latest order approved the petition filed by the Uttarakhand Power Corporation Limited (UPCL) to carry forward its surplus non-solar […]

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MSEDCL Seeks Approval for Procuring 500 MW RE With Storage to Fulfill RPO

MSEDCL has filed a petition with MERC for approval on procurement of 500 MW renewable energy with energy storage facility for 25 years The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Corporation (MSEDCL) has filed a petition with the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) for approval on procurement of 500 MW flexible and schedulable power from renewable energy […]

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UP Discoms Submit Plans For Meeting Backlog and Future RPO Commitments

The total shortfall in RPO fulfilment (up to November 2018-19) for non-solar power stood at 4295.52 MU and that for solar stood at 3993.69 MU. The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) recently reviewed in a suo moto proceeding, the fulfilment of RPO targets by obligated state distribution companies (discoms), as per the commissions RPO […]

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Maharashtra Order 5 Entities to Comply with the State’s RPO

MERC has ordered five entities which include Indian Railways, Tata Power and BEST to comply with its Solar and Non-Solar RPO for the present and previous financial years. The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has formally asked five entities operating in the state to comply with its solar and non-solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) for […]

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Maharashtra Passes Order For Power Generated by Solar Pumps to Account Towards RPO Fulfilment

MSEDCL had filed the petition with the commission for the consideration of deemed generation on account of the installation of Off-Grid solar pump towards its RPO fulfillment. The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) in a recent order has confirmed that the power generated by off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) water pumps in the state installed under various […]

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