Ajmer Discom Gets Relief As RERC Sets Aside SLDC Order On Open Access Charges

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC), in its latest order, granted relief to Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd (AVVNL) in a case related to open access charges. The discom earlier had challenged a 2018 order of the State Load Despatch Centre (SLDC) which directed the discom to pay for the unscheduled interchange (UI) charges to its […]

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Costs Related to REC Certificates Hiked 2x to 10X By CERC

In an order dated Dec 9, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission has accepted the demand of the National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC), the designated entity for registration and issuance of REC (Renewable Energy Certificates) to increase charges linked to the certificates. NLDC had submitted that it was losing money in the whole process, and consequently, […]

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CERC Agrees With Tata Motors, Allows One time Relaxation For Issue of RECs

In an interesting order published yesterday, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has provided relief to Tata Motors (petitioner), on a plea the latter made against the respondent, National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC) in  the matter of issuance of the Renewable Energy Certificates to the Petitioner for the specified period. The Issue: Tata Motors, which […]

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POSOCO Report Finds Clear Bias Against RE Developers in Tamil Nadu

Following APTEL’s order in August, the Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO) has submitted a report on renewable energy curtailment in Tamil Nadu. The order, widely welcomed by solar developer bodies like the NSEFI, had asked for verification of claims made by both sides on the issue of curtailment. As it turns out the POSOCO […]

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SLDC to Pay for Irregular Curtailment of Wind, Solar Power

If any SLDC curtails wind or solar power for any reason other than grid safety or security or as prescribed in respective grid code/ regulation, they shall be liable for making good the loss incurred by the wind or solar power generators towards deemed generation. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an […]

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Payment Security Mechanism for Power Purchase by DISCOMs Approved

RK Singh has approved the proposal to make it mandatory for discoms to open and maintain adequate LC as Payment Security Mechanism under PPAs RK Singh, Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy (IC) has approved the proposal to make it mandatory for discoms to open and maintain adequate Letter of […]

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SLDC Can’t Cut Down Renewable Power Per Convenience : TNERC

TNERC outlined these findings in a petition regarding stopping issuance of backing down or curtailment instructions to solar projects. In a significant move for the energy sector, the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has stated that State Load Dispatch Centre (SLDC) cannot curtail renewable power at their convenience, adding that backing down of the “Must Run Status” power shall […]

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Forecasting to mitigate back-down

Unlike other renewable energy rich countries where grid management is for the purpose of energy management, the grid management in India actually targets to solve the capacity management problem. The power market structure of India is comparatively complex unlike other countries and with the penetration of massive variable renewable energy like wind and solar, the […]

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Submitting Forecast & Schedule of Solar Power generation : Communication with SLDC

A forecast model of solar power generation can be viewed as probabilistic evolution to generate different plausible patterns considering the unscheduled fluctuations The demand of energy has multiplied manifold due to socio-economic development and this demand can be no longer satisfied by the traditional energy technology using local resources only. Hence the renewable energy is […]

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