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APERC Go Ahead For AP Discoms Purchase of 7 GW Solar Power from SECI

According to a recent notification, the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has granted Andhra Pradesh distribution companies (DISCOMs) approval of their proposal to procure 7000 MW solar energy in three tranches from the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), permitting them to enter into tripartite power sale agreement (PSA) subject to the determination of […]

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APERC Approves Cancellation of Two Wind PPAs, Orders Discom to Pay Compensation

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has issued a new order, ruling that the power purchase agreements (PPAs) entered into by wind developers Vibrant Greentech and Chaitanya Projects with the Southern Power Distribution Company of Andhra Pradesh (APSPDCL) were not binding for the state distribution company. The ruling came in response to the petitions filed […]

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HC Stays Wind Power Tariff Reduction by APERC

The ‘tariff reduction’ order is seen making the financial procedures of the wind power generators a cumbersome process. Coming as a relief for the clean energy players, Andhra Pradesh High Court has stayed an Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission’s order reducing tariffs of the wind power projects that received generation based incentives (GBI) from the […]

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AP Biomass Energy Generators Hopes For Relief Rise After APTEL Order

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has recently given its verdict with regards to four appeals against the Tariff Orders passed by the Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) in May and July 2014. The appeals made by Biomass Energy Developers Association &Ors and South Indian Sugar Mills Association &Ors, which were all filed against […]

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AGEL Signs 4667 MW PPA, Manufacturing Linked Project Moves Into High Gear

Adani Green Energy Ltd (AGEL), the renewable energy arm of the diversified Adani Group, has signed an agreement with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to supply 4,667 MW of green power. The firm claims this is the world’s largest ever green power purchase agreement. It also marks decisive movement on the 8000 MW […]

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Residential Rooftop Solar To Cost Rs 31,200/Kw In Andhra Pradesh after Subsidy

The Andhra Pradesh Eastern Power Distribution Corporation Limited (APEPDCL) has discovered the lowest bid of Rs. 50,000/kW for up to 1 kW of residential rooftop solar systems. That means, after central subsidies, it would cost only Rs. 31,200 to consumers. Interestingly, for larger 100Kw to 500Kw sizes, the discovered price is Rs 36,000/Kw , though […]

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Curtailment Or Grid Stability. APTEL Plays Safe in Tata Renewables Plea

In an order pronounced on September 11, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has ruled in favour of an APERC order that allowed the Andhra Pradesh State Load Despatch Centre to curtail power from wind energy developers. The curtailment had been done citing grid stability issues, as the transmission line evacuating the power produced was […]

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AP Govt Seeking Private Investments for Large Scale RE Projects

The Andhra Pradesh government has formulated a comprehensive policy to promote private investments in the renewable energy (RE) sector The Andhra Pradesh government has formulated a comprehensive policy to promote private investments in the renewable energy (RE) sector, as the state is looking to exploit its immense potential to produce solar and wind power. As reported […]

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