Supreme Court Directs States to Assess Length of Overhead Power Lines in GIB Habitat

Supreme Court Directs States to Assess Length of Overhead Power Lines in GIB Habitat

The Supreme Court noted that the installation of bird diverters in the habitat of the endangered Great Indian Bustard, as proposed by the special committee appointed by it, is not ...
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CERC Upholds Solar Developers’ Compensation Claims Under Change in Law due to GST

CERC Upholds Solar Developers’ Compensation Claims Under Change in Law due to GST

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has reiterated that solar developers are entitled to compensation due to the higher expenses incurred after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) came into ...
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Madhya Pradesh Regulator Approves Tariff for 278 MW Floating Solar Project

Madhya Pradesh Regulator Approves Tariff for 278 MW Floating Solar Project

The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has allowed the M.P. Power Management Company (MPPMCL) to procure 278 MW of power from phase-I of the floating solar project at Omkareshwar ...
APTEL Orders TANGEDCO to Pay Solar Developers for Excess Power Consumed

APTEL Orders TANGEDCO to Pay Solar Developers for Excess Power Consumed

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has ordered Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) to pay solar developers compensation for the excess power consumed. The state-owned generation and distribution ...
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APTEL Rules in Favor of Solar Developers, Strikes Down Reduction of Tariff

APTEL Rules in Favor of Solar Developers, Strikes Down Reduction of Tariff

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) ruled in favor of solar developers who were successful bidders in the tender issued by the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency ...
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CERC Allows Compensation to Solar Developers Under Change in Law due to GST

CERC Allows Compensation to Solar Developers Under Change in Law due to GST

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ruled that solar developers are entitled to compensation in lieu of higher expenses incurred after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) came into ...
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Insights on Clean Energy Adoption for Noida’s C&I Consumers

Insights on Clean Energy Adoption for Noida’s C&I Consumers

Following the resounding success of the C&I Clean Energy Meet series hosted across different cities by Mercom India, it is headed to Noida in Uttar Pradesh to cap a successful ...
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Rajasthan Launches Online Land Registration Portal for PM-KUSUM Program

Rajasthan Launches Online Land Registration Portal for KUSUM Program

Rajasthan has formulated Saur Krishi Ajivika Yojna (SKAY) under Component C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthan Mahabhiyan (PM-KUSUM) to promote decentralized solar projects development at load ...
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India-Denmark Collaborative Study Identifies 15 Offshore Wind Sites

India-Denmark Collaborative Study Identifies 15 Offshore Wind Sites

A Danish-Indian collaborative study, which aims to support India’s 30 GW offshore wind target by 2030, has identified fifteen zones for the first offshore wind development project. The study was ...
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Energy Consumption from Rooftop Solar Systems to Grow Nine Times by 2031-32: CEA

Energy Consumption from Rooftop Solar Systems to Grow Nine Times by 2031-32: CEA

Energy consumption from rooftop solar installations is estimated to reach 55.8 billion units (BU) by the year 2031-32, a nine-fold jump from 6 BU in 2021-22, the latest Electric Power ...
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Uttar Pradesh Green Hydrogen Policy Aims to Cut Costs and Increase Production

Uttar Pradesh Green Hydrogen Policy Aims to Cut Costs and Increase Production

The Uttar Pradesh Draft Green Hydrogen Policy 2022 aims to cut hydrogen costs to $2/kg in the next five years and whittle it further to $1/kg in the long term ...
Solar Developers Are Struggling to Receive Compensation Under Change in Law

Solar Developers are Struggling to Receive Compensation Under Change in Law

Many ‘Change in Law’ petitions on safeguard duty filed in 2018 are still pending disposal DISCOMs drag on litigations for years Unresolved petitions restrict cash flow and make loans more ...
BCD Effect India’s Solar Imports Down, Exports Surge 642% YoY in Q3 2022

BCD Effect: India’s Solar Imports Down, Exports Surge 642% YoY in Q3 2022

India exported solar cells and modules worth $157 million (~₹12.76 billion) in the third quarter (Q3) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, an increase of 642% year-over-year (YoY) compared to ...
Regulator Approves Tariff For 133 MW Of Solar Power Under KUSUM Program

Regulator Approves Tariff for 133 MW of Solar Power Under KUSUM Program

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) recently allowed Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company (MSEDCL) to procure 132.75 MW of solar power on a long-term basis at ₹3.10 (~$0.038)/kWh tariff. The ...
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Mercom’s Clean Energy Meet Expands Awareness on Cost Savings, Increasing Brand Value

Mercom’s Clean Energy Meet Expands Awareness on Cost Savings, Increasing Brand Value

Green energy adoption is indisputably good for businesses despite a less than conducive regulatory environment and the recent spike in the input cost for solar installation, industry experts said at ...
Anti-Dumping Probe on Solar Module Imports from China, Thailand & Vietnam Terminated

Anti-Dumping Probe on Solar Cell Imports from China, Thailand & Vietnam Terminated

The Directorate General of Trade Remedies (DGTR) has terminated the anti-dumping probe on the imports of solar cells whether or not assembled into modules, from China, Vietnam, and Thailand. The ...
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25% of Generation Capacity of Coal Plants Must be from Renewables Ministry of Power

25% of Generation Capacity of Coal Plants Must be from Renewables: Ministry of Power

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has proposed that any coal-based thermal generation station coming up after April 1, 2024, must either install or procure renewable energy equivalent to 25% of ...
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CERC Announces Levelized Tariffs for Small Hydro, Biomass and Biogas Projects for FY23

CERC Announces Levelized Tariffs for Small Hydro, Biomass and Biogas Projects for FY23

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued levelized generic tariffs for renewables for the financial year (FY) 2022-23. The control period of the tariff will be from July 1, ...
Haryana Sets Additional Surcharge of ₹0.78/kWh for Open Access Consumers

Haryana Sets Additional Surcharge of ₹0.78/kWh for Open Access Consumers

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has approved an additional surcharge of ₹0.78 (~$0.009)/kWh for open access consumers who avail power from any source other than the distribution companies (DISCOMs) ...
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Mercom Brings C&I Consumers Together at the Ahmedabad Clean Energy Meet

Mercom Brings C&I Consumers Together at the Ahmedabad Clean Energy Meet

Mercom India’s C&I Clean Energy Meet 2022 series provides a unique platform for the country’s commercial and industrial (C&I) consumers to interact with renewable energy experts and understand the viability ...
Maharashtra Regulator Orders Wind Developer to Pay Deviation Charges

Maharashtra Regulator Orders Wind Developer to Pay Deviation Charges

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) directed Sterling Agro Industries to pay deviation charges of ₹1,634,494 (~$19,747) for the period between January 6, 2020, to June 28, 2020, for deviation at ...
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Germany Installs 4.9 GW of Solar in 9M 2022 as it Moves to Cut Russian Gas Dependency

Germany Installs 4.9 GW of Solar in 9M 2022 as it Moves to Cut Russian Gas Dependency

Germany installed 4.9 GW of solar capacity in the first nine months (9M) of 2022, according to the latest data released by the Federal Network Agency Bundesnetzagentur. In a year-over-year (YoY) ...
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Adani DISCOM to Procure 1 GW Renewable Power Bundled with Thermal

Adani DISCOM to Procure 1 GW Renewable Power Bundled with Thermal

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has allowed Adani Electricity Mumbai (AEML) to procure 1,000 MW of renewable power bundled with thermal (500 MW plus an additional 500 MW under the ...
SECI Refunds ₹54 Million in Subsidy for Rooftop Solar Program in September 2022

SECI Refunds ₹54 Million in Subsidy for Rooftop Solar Program in September 2022

The Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) released ₹8.93 billion (~$108.61 million) in payments to solar and wind power generators for the power purchased in September 2022. The disbursal accounted ...
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Regulator Approves Purchase of 2.5 GW of Solar Power by Telangana DISCOMs

Regulator Approves Purchase of 2.5 GW of Solar Power by Telangana DISCOMs

Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) accorded in-principle approval to Telangana State Distribution Companies (DISCOMs) to procure 2,545 MW of solar power from NTPC, NHPC, and Solar Energy Corporation of ...
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