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CERC Issues Draft Deviation Settlement Mechanism Regulations

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has released a draft Deviation Settlement Mechanism (DSM) Regulations 2024 to provide a framework of charges and...

May 16, 2024

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Arshreet Singh

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CERC Orders Compensation to Azure for Bird Diverters Installed in GIB Region

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued an order directing Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) and distribution companies to compensate...

May 8, 2024

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Arshreet Singh

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Market & Policy
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US Aims to Slash Grid Interconnection Timeline from 33 to Under 12 Months by 2030

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has introduced a comprehensive roadmap to expedite the integration of clean energy sources into the national transmission grid. The...

April 25, 2024

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Gautamee Hazarika

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Ministry Says GENCOs Can Sell Surplus Power in the Market   

The Ministry of Power has clarified that power stations must always be available and ready to dispatch power according to the Tariff Policy 2016. Power generators can...

April 23, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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CERC Issues Draft Regulations on Regional Load Despatch Center Charges

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued draft regulations to determine fees and charges to be collected by Regional Load Despatch Centres (RLDCs)...

April 10, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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Renewable Energy Projects Bogged Down by Lack of Transmission Infrastructure

Renewable energy project development is surging across India, resulting in an unprecedented demand for evacuation infrastructure to connect to the grid. According to a...

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Government Goes into Overdrive to Ensure Energy Demand is Met in Summer

Anticipating an energy demand higher than in previous years as temperatures rise across the country, the government is taking measures to ensure zero load shedding in...

April 3, 2024

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B.S. Nagaraj

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Singapore’s GIC and Sterlite Form JV to Expand India’s Power Transmission Network

In a bid to expand India’s power transmission network, Sterlite Power, a transmission developer, and Singapore-based GIC, an investment firm, have announced the...

April 1, 2024

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Arshreet Singh

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Market & Policy
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EV Sales Sustain Growth Momentum, Up 40% YoY in Q1 2024

Electric vehicle (EV) sales in India reached a record 486,669 units in the first quarter (Q1) of 2024, a jump of over 40% year-over-year (YoY) against the 347,676...

April 1, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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Market & Policy
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Failure to Manage Grid Violations Can Risk India’s Energy Transition: NREL

India’s power system must safely and successfully accelerate the adoption of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) such as solar, storage, and electric vehicles for...

March 26, 2024

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Mercom Staff

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Supreme Court Relooks Order on Undergrounding Power Lines in GIB Habitat

In what could come as a big relief for renewable energy developers, the Supreme Court has considered limiting the undergrounding of power transmission lines to the...

March 22, 2024

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B.S. Nagaraj

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Gujarat DISCOMs Top Annual Ratings, While Karnataka Struggles to Keep Pace

The Ministry of Power‘s twelfth annual integrated ratings of power distribution companies (DISCOMs) have revealed notable shifts in financial and operational...

March 21, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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Government Launches ₹5 Billion Program to Promote Electric Mobility

The Ministry of Heavy Industries (MHI) has launched the Electric Mobility Promotion Program 2024 with a funding of ₹5 billion (~$60.34 million). The program is scheduled...

March 14, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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Electric Vehicles

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Adani Electricity Mumbai Retains Top Spot in DISCOM Rankings for FY 2023

The Ministry of Power has released the twelfth annual integrated ratings and rankings report for the financial year (FY) 2023, which assessed the financial and...

March 14, 2024

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Arjun Joshi

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Karnataka Lowers Retail Electricity Tariff for C&I Consumers

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has reduced the retail electricity tariff for commercial and industrial (C&I) consumers of high tension (HT)...

March 6, 2024

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Arshreet Singh

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