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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GERC Seeks Consultants To Determine Banking Charges For RE Projects

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has now planned to impose banking charges against the generation of renewable energy in the state. To undertake the mission, the state commission has floated a tender seeking bids from consultants who can help the state commission in imposing the charges. The GERC, in its document mandated the consultants […]

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Chhattisgarh Offers Sops For Grid-Connected Solar DRE Units

The Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has come out with a new draft regulation to boost the uptake of grid-connected distributed renewable energy (DRE) units in the state. The Commission has now proposed a second amendment to its Gid-Connected DRE Regulations. These rules will be applicable from September 1, 2023. The draft CSERC (Grid […]

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Amending Bidding Rules To Expedite RE Capacity Additions: RK Singh

Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy RK Singh said that the MNRE ministry amended the rules relating to bidding for renewable projects. He also said that some other provisions of the bidding documents are being overhauled to give an impetus to adding more renewables to India’s energy mix. His statement came to the fore […]

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APERC Lowers Ceiling For Netmetering, Enhances Gross Metering Limits

In its latest draft report, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has proposed reducing the upper ceiling limit for net-metering consumers going for rooftop solar. At the same time, the Commission proposed increasing the upper cap for gross meter consumers, hinting at a higher push for gross metered consumers. The latest draft regulation has been named […]

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India Gets Ready To Roll Out Its Domestic Carbon Credit Market Scheme

Around a year after the Indian Parliament passed the Energy Conservation Bill 2022, the final draft of a scheme meant to govern the Indian domestic carbon credit market is close to completion. This legislation mandated the government to come out with rules to create a local carbon credit market.  According to officials in the concerned ministries, […]

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Govt Amends RE Bundling Norms, Allows Joint Ventures

The Ministry of Power has issued a notification to amend some portions of the scheme for bundling renewable energy with thermal/hydropower energy. The new changes are related to allowing joint ventures (JVs) to set up renewable energy plants for the purpose and about the location of such plants. The ministry said that the new changes […]

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Gujarat Issues Draft Tariff Determination Norms For Solar-Wind Hybrid Projects

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has now come up with a discussion paper to develop a tariff framework for the procurement of power from wind-solar hybrid projects. It is applicable for wind-solar hybrid projects and such projects with storage too. It has asked the stakeholders and public to comment on the draft proposals by the end […]

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