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CERC Allows ACME Petition To Qualify Entry Tax As Change In Law

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission allowed on June 29 the petition moved by ACME praying for declaring the Entry Tax as Change In Law defined in the statutes. The three judges panel of I. S. Jha, Arun Goyal and P. K. Singh, also ordered the stay of collection of entry tax pursuant from the petitioner […]

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In Relief For Developers, TNERC Revises Order On Solar Tariff By Changing Accounting Norms

In a relief to the developers involved, Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has revised solar tariff for FY 2017-18 on an Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) remand matter filed by National Solar Energy Federation of India Limited (NSEFI), the latter has reported. In its latest order, TNERC has revised tariff from Rs 5.10 to 5.68/kWh, […]

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Domestic Solar Manufacturers Collateral Damage In Tussle Between Govt And SC

The ongoing tussle between the union government and the Supreme Court, where the apex court has repeatedly expressed its displeasure at the slow pace of filling of vacancies in courts, and lately in tribunals too, has come back to hurt solar manufacturers. Of course, for the sector as a whole, this is not the first […]

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CERC Declines A Decision on IEX Application To Permit Addl. Term Ahead, GTAM Trading

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has delayed giving a categorical answer on certain approvals sought by Indian Energy Exchange Limited (IEX) and Power Exchange India Limited (PXIL) until the Supreme Court’s verdict on the same arrives. IEX had filed a petition under the 2010 Power Market Regulations, 2010, for the approval of the introduction […]

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Solar Developers Trip Up Over Great Indian Bustard Habitat in Rajasthan

Solar developers that made a beeline for Rajasthan, India’s largest state by area with a seemingly plentiful supply of non-agricultural land with high solar irradiance, have been served a shock by the Supreme Court. The court was hearing a case related to the impact on the habitat of the Great Indian Bustard, a critically endangered […]

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CERC Finally Restarts, Will APTEL Pick Pace Now?

With the Supreme Court yesterday  allowing the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) to resume administrative operations, the stage is finally set for a semblance of normality to return to some of the highest dispute resolution bodies in the Indian power sector. While the CERC was effectively shut down by the SC since August last year, […]

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With Member Law Finally In, CERC Looks To Restart Soon

With the appointments committee of the cabinet finally approving the selection of Pravas Kumar Singh as Member (law) for the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), the stage is finally set for restart of operations at the critical regulator, in hibernation since August 28. As we have reported regularly with updates, the body was effectively shut […]

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CERC Lockdown Extended to Jan 20, 2021 By Peeved Supreme Court

At the latest hearing of the saga around the shutdown of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), the tussle between lawmakers and the law dispensers continued afresh. The Supreme Court, coming down harshly on yet another missed deadline by the government, when it comes to the appointment of an officer of the law as ordered, […]

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Will CERC Restart in December? Hopes High As 174 Judgements Await Sunlight

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), which has been shut since an Aug 29 ruling by the Supreme Court, might just reopen before its shutdown crosses 100 days, with luck. The SC order, which had been written to enforce an earlier ruling of 2018 mandating a member of law at all such commissions, had forced […]

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