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Renewable send Wind Technology
25 November 2022

Highlights -The share of Wind power in the country has increased from 21.1 GW in March, 2014 to 40.3 GW in March, 2022. The wind turbines installed earlier at the sites with high wind energy potential are of sub MW capacity with low hub height. These wind turbines were inefficient and needed to be repower with the latest technologies. Objective -The objectives of the Repowering Policy are optimum ...read more


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Power Markets send ESCerts
25 November 2022

Highlights -In these Regulations, the term ‘Floor Price’ have been introduced and is defined as the minimum price at which the Energy Savings Certificate shall be traded on the power exchanges and is proposed to be fixed at ten percent of the price of 1 mtoe of energy consumed as notified by the Central Government from time to time. CER Opinion - 1. Determination of floor price: The ...read more


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Transmission send Tariff - Transmission
27 September 2022

Highlights -CERC notified a draft Sharing of Inter-State Transmission Charges and Losses on 11th June, 2022. The major highlights of the document is as below:The draft document modifies the yearly transmission charges and also rectify the formula for calculating the billing period. The transmission charges shall be shared on monthly basis and will be incorporated according to the Yearly Transmission Charges. Long Term Access, Medium Term Access and ...read more


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Generation send Engineering - Generation
01 September 2022

Highlights -CEA notified the draft Central Electricity Authority (Flexible operation of thermal power plants) Regulations, 2022. The highlights of the Regulations is as follows:❖ These Regulations shall apply to all coal and lignite based thermal power plants and load despatch centres.❖ All TPPs shall be capable of providing the required output as per the schedule for generation finalized by appropriate LDCs.❖ The appropriate Load Despatch Centres shall schedule ...read more


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Power Markets send DAM market
31 August 2022

Highlights -The Ministry of Power floated a proposal on High Price Market Segment for Day Ahead Market (HP-DAM) on 1st August, 2022. The key highlights of the document is as below:The issue of high price in spot market in Power Exchanges was addressed by CERC by introducing Price Cap of Rs 12/ unit in all market segments in April, 2022. The only drawback in it was that the ...read more


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Electricity send Solar Policy
31 August 2022

Highlights -To align with India's ambitious solar PV capacity expansion program, the State envisages to accelerate the deployment of solar power by means of implementation of large-scale projects, small scale distributed systems, establishment of ultra-mega solar parks and Rooftop solar PV projects. These targets will be achieved by introducing new mechanism that will support consumers, businesses and developers in the sector.Accordingly, State Government of Uttar Pradesh hereby declares ...read more


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Regulations send Power Procurement Planning
29 August 2022

Highlights -These Regulations are proposed to revise the MPERC (Power Purchase and Procurement Process), Regulations, Revision I, 2006 and shall be applicable to all purchases of power from conventional and renewable energy sources of energy made or as proposed to be made by a distribution licensee. In these regulations the Commission has laid down the framework for power procurement planning to be done by the distribution licensee using ...read more


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Renewable send REC Framework
12 August 2022

Highlights-POSOCO has notified draft on “Detailed Procedure for REC Mechanism in compliance of CERC (Terms and Conditions for Renewable Energy Certificates for Renewable Energy Generation) Regulations, 2022. It describes the following:❖ Roles and responsibilities of different entities involved in the process❖ Eligibility of different entities to participate in this procedure❖ Detailed process of accreditation & registration of the eligible entities connected to inter-state as well as intra-state transmission ...read more


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Distribution send Standard of Performance
29 July 2022

Highlights -  ❖ Case of Stay Order from Court, Tribunal or Commission - No payment until final decision from court. Also no payment in case of any arrears due to consumer.❖ Payment of Compensation - Consumer bills adjustments or NEFT/RTGS/cheque (permanent disconnection with no outstanding dues).Intimation to the consumer regarding guaranteed time for registration of complaints and regarding guaranteed standards of performance (Schedule I) and compensation amount (Schedule ...read more


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Power Markets send Open Access
08 July 2022

Highlights -WBERC on 12th May, 2022 notified the Draft WBERC (Open Access) Regulations, 2022. The key highlights of the draft are mentioned below,Extent of Application: These regulations shall be applicable for consumers drawing power from any non-captive generator without the use of intra-state transmission lines, or distribution network, such arrangement, including scheduling, determination of cross-subsidy surcharge, additional surcharge, distribution access charge, etc. Such customers shall ensure proper metering ...read more


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Power Markets send Ancillary Services
07 July 2022

Highlights -POSOCO on 24th May 2022 notified the draft Detailed Procedure for Estimation of the Requirement of Secondary Reserve Ancillary Services (SRAS) & Tertiary Reserve Ancillary Services (TRAS) at Regional Level. The key highlights of the draft are mentioned below,Methodology for assessment of the SRAS & TRAS reserves include:-❖ 99 Percentile of the Area Control Error (ACE) of the respective control area❖ Net demand forecast error❖ Variability in ...read more


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Consumer send Electricity Supply Code and Related Matters
06 April 2022

Highlights -GERC on 19th February, 2022 notified the Draft GERC (Electricity Supply Code and Related Matters) (3rd Amd) Regulations, 2022. The key highlights of the draft are mentioned below:❖ Licensee shall provide application tracking mechanism based on the unique registration number through website/ mobile app/ SMS/ any other electronic mode to monitor the application status.❖ Licensee shall provide new avenues for application or modification of existing connection for ...read more


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Renewable send Renewable Purchase Obligation
01 April 2022

Highlights -PERC notified a Draft on “APERC Renewable Power Purchase Obligation (Compliance by purchase of Renewable Energy/Renewable Energy Certificates) Regulations, 2022” on 17th March, 2022. The key highlights of the draft are mentioned below:Renewable power can be purchased by Distribution Licensees, Open Access Consumers, and captive generatingplants (with an installed capacity of one MW or more and connected to the grid) to meet their Renewable Power Purchase Obligation ...read more


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Consumer send Security Deposit
01 April 2022

Highlights -GERC on 19th February, 2022 notified the Draft GERC (Security Deposit) (3rd Amd) Regulations, 2022. The key highlights of the draft are mentioned below:Clause No. 4.11:The licensee shall pay interest on Security Deposit of consumer other than Security Deposit received from Temporary Consumer for the electricity supplied, at the Bank Rate (as on 1st April of every year) notified by Reserve Bank of India or such higher ...read more


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Consumer send Consumer Grievances Redressal Forum and Ombudsman
01 April 2022

Highlights -GERC on 19th February, 2022 notified the Draft GERC (Consumer Grievances Redressal Forum and Ombudsman) (1st Amd) Regulations, 2022. The key highlights of the draft are mentioned below,Discom shall establish the following Consumer Grievances Redressal Forums:-A Complainant can approach the Forum in the following events:i. If the Licensee fails to register a Complaintii. If the Licensee fails to resolve a Complaint in accordance ...read more


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Consumer send Licensee’s Power to Recover Expenditure incurred in providing Supply and other Miscellaneous Charges
01 April 2022

Highlights -GERC on 19th February, 2022 notified the Draft GERC (Licensees' Power to Recover Expenditure incurred in providing Supply and other Miscellaneous Charges) (3rd Amd) Regulations, 2022. The key highlights of the draft are mentioned below:Clause No. 7 (vi) (Maner of Accounting and Adjustment):The excess amount, if any, shall be refunded to the Consumer by issuing account payee cheque or by electronic mode within 30 days of energisation ...read more


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Transmission send Deviation Settlement Mechanism
23 March 2022

Highlights -UERC notified a draft on “Deviation Settlement Mechanism and Related Matters (First Amendment) Regulations, 2022” on March, 2022. The key highlights of this draft Regulation are given below:New Definition have been added:1. Area Clearing Price (ACP) means the price of a time block electricity contract established on the Power Exchanges after considering all valid purchase and sale bids in particular area(s) after-market splitting, i.e., dividing the market ...read more


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Regulations send Tariff - Generation, Distribution, Transmission
23 March 2022

Highlights -CERC notified a draft on “Connectivity and General Network Access to the inter-State Transmission System Regulations, 2021” on 16th December, 2021. The key highlights of this draft Regulation are given below:Objective: These Regulations aims to facilitate non-discriminatory open access to licensees or generating companies or consumers for use of inter-State transmission system through General Network Access and to consolidate the regulations on the subject.Connectivity: Eligibility for Connectivity ...read more


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Guidelines send Over The Counter (OTC) Platform
16 March 2022

Highlights -CERC notified the Draft Guidelines for Registration and Filing Application for Establishing and Operating Over the Counter (OTC) Platform on 26th January, 2022. The key highlights of the draft are mentioned below,❖ Registration for operation of OTC Platform: Entities shall not operate OTC Platforms unless registration has been granted under the Power Market Regulations (PMR), 2021.❖ Grant of Registration: The non-transferrable registration shall be in force for ...read more


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Guidelines send Short-term power procurement
13 January 2022

Highlights -MoP has issued the Amendments to Guidelines for short-term Procurement of Power (i.e. for a period of more than one day to one year) by Distribution Licensees through Tariff based bidding process on 22nd December, 2021. The key highlights of the draft are as below:-The following sub-clauses have been added in the existing Guidelines under Clause No. 6.4 (iv) g;❖ In case the Seller fails to offer ...read more


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Distribution send Intra-State Open-Access
04 January 2022

Highlights - TNERC notified a draft amendment to the Grid connectivity and Intra-State Open Access Regulations on 2nd December, 2021. The key points of this regulation are provided below:The following Regulation 19 (2) has been inserted in the prevailing Regulation.Priority for adjustment of energy drawn by open access consumers are summarized below. This shall be implemented for each slot/time block (adjustment in time bock to be relevant for ...read more


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Regulations send Consumer Grievances Redressal Forum & Ombudsman
27 December 2021

Highlights -HPERC notified draft amendment to the (Consumer Grievances Redressal Forum and Ombudsman) Regulations, 2021 on 24th Nov, 2021. The key highlights of the same are mentioned below:1. Prosumer (Regulation 3 ((1) (ia))): Definition of ‘Prosumer’ to be added in the prevailing Regulation.2. Additional Forum (Regulation 5 (2), (3)): Provision for establishment of at least one additional forum for each of distribution licensee’ operation circles, by the distribution ...read more


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Regulations send Short - Term Power Procurement
24 December 2021

Highlights -APERC issued draft on 23rd Nov, 2021 regarding (Terms and Conditions for short-term procurement/sale of power) Regulation, 2021. The key attributes of this Regulation are given below:Demand Estimation:SLDC to carry out monthly demand estimation for each block of 15 minutes duration, based on (historical data, demand forecasts by the licensees and AI tools - deep/machine learning etc). In addition to these, weekly & day-ahead demand estimations should ...read more


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Renewable send Renewable Purchase Obligation
17 December 2021

Highlights -Regulation (No. 4.7): In case of Hybrid Sources, the power procured from the hybrid project may be used for fulfillment of solar RPO and non-solar RPO in the proportion of rated capacity of solar and wind power in the hybrid plant respectively. Further, renewable power stored in any form of storage (Battery, Mechanical or Gravitational) and subsequently discharged to the grid from such storage shall be treated ...read more


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Regulations send Data Format
15 December 2021

Highlights - The Central Electricity Authority notified the (Furnishing of Statistics, Returns and Information) Regulations, 2007 on 19th April, 2007 which consisted of 65 formats for furnishing of the statistics, returns or information by the licensees, generating companies, person(s) generating electricity for its own use and person(s) engaged in generation, transmission, distribution, trading and utilization of electricity to the CEA.CEA by utilizing the power granted under sub-regulation (2) ...read more


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Transmission send Deviation Settlement Mechanism
25 October 2021

Highlights:CERC notified the draft for Deviation Settlement Mechanism (DSM) on 7th September, 2021. The Key highlights of this draft Regulation are given below:Objective: These Regulations aims to ensure grid stability and securityScope: Its applicability extends to all grid connected regional & other entities engaged in inter-state purchase and sale of electricity.New definitions added in the draft Regulation: ❖ General Seller: Seller who provide non-solar ...read more


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Electricity send Rules
22 October 2021

Highlights -Ministry of Power has issued the Draft Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Amendment Rules, 2021 on 30th September, 2021. The key highlights of the draft are given below,New Clauses under Rule No.10 (Reliability of Supply) is inserted:  ❖ DISCOMs shall ensure 24x7 uninterrupted power supply to control pollution levels by avoiding usage of DG sets particularly in metros and large cities. SERC shall provide ...read more


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Renewable send Renewable Purchase Obligation
24 September 2021

Highlights -RERC has issued the Draft RERC (Renewable Energy Obligation) (Seventh Amendment) Regulations, 2021 on August 2021. Some of the key highlights of the draft amendments are:• Hydro Power Obligation (HPO) is met with power from Large Hydro Power (LHP) projects including Pump Storage Projects with capacity greater than 25 MW, commissioned between 8th March 2019 and 31st March 2030, w.r.t 70% of total generated capacity for 12 ...read more


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Renewable send Green Energy Open Access
21 September 2021

Highlights -Ministry of Power issued the Draft Electricity (Promoting Renewable Energy through Green Energy Open Access) Rules, 2021 on 16th August, 2021. Some of the key points are:❖ Applicability - This rule will be pertinent to green energy purchase and consumption including energy generated via Waste-to-Energy plant.❖ Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) - There will be uniform RPO for all obligated entities (i.e. the distribution licensees, open access and ...read more


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Regulations send Tariff - Generation, Distribution, Transmission
07 September 2021

Highlights -Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission released draft CSERC (Terms and Conditions for determination of tariff according to Multi-Year Tariff principles and Methodology and Procedure for determination of Expected revenue from Tariff and Charges) Regulations, 2021 based on the objections/suggestions/comments received on the Draft MYT Regulations, 2020. The important highlights of this draft regulation are given below:Financial Principles:❖  Return on Equity (Regulation 23):o   14% for Generation, Transmission & ...read more


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Renewable send Benchmark Capital Cost
01 September 2021

Highlights -Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) reviewed the "Benchmark Capital Cost for Solar PV, Solar Thermal and Grid Interactive Rooftop & Small Solar PV Plants to be applicable for FY 2021-22 and onwards till reviewed/revised by the UERC" on 30th July, 2021.Some of the key points are given below:❖ The normative capital cost for Solar PV, Solar Thermal and Grid Interactive Rooftop & Small Solar PV Plants is ...read more


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Electricity send Harmonics
02 August 2021

Highlights -TNERC has issued a draft notification with amendments to electricity supply code on stipulating harmonic limits, methodology of measurements, meter standards, penalties etc., to ensure quality of supply to consumers on 29th June, 2021.Some of the key points of the proposed amendments are given below:❖ Sinusoidal nature of ac power is changed by non-linear loads, which result in harmonic current being introduced in power system that can ...read more


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RCP - PMEO 01 | Power Market Economics and Operation (2021) send Market Based Economic Dispatch (MBED)
30 July 2021

Highlights -Ministry of Power (MoP) issued a discussion paper on Market based Economic Dispatch (MBED) on 1st June, 2021. The discussion paper proposes the redesigning of Day-ahead market (DAM) with the following key objectives:❖ Meeting the system load with least-cost and efficient generation plants❖ Encouraging efficient generation capacity addition in the future through Uniform pricing framework❖ Facilitating increase in VRE integration through larger balancing area and reserve sharingEAL ...read more


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Electricity send Ancillary Services
27 July 2021

Highlights -Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) prepared and notified on 29th May, 2021 the draft Ancillary Service Regulations, 2021. The aim of the regulations are as follows:❖ To provide mechanisms for procuring, deploying, and paying for ancillary services, through administered and market-based mechanisms❖ To maintain grid safety and security while ensuring smooth power system operationEAL Opinion-❖ Demand response aggregator should be introduced as one of the eligible participants ...read more


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Renewable send REC Framework
01 July 2021

Highlights-Ministry of Power issued a discussion paper on redesigning the Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) Mechanism on 07th June, 2021.Key objectives:❖  To increase the share of non-fossil fuel based electricity energy to meet the international target of 175 GW by 2022.❖ To maintain the future energy security by promoting the new RE technologies such as Offshore wind, Hydrogen, Pumped storage hydro plant etc.Some of the ...read more


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Electricity send Security deposit
11 June 2021

Highlights -HPERC issued draft fourth amendment of ‘HPERC (Security Deposit) Regulations, 2021’ on 22nd April 2021.Some of the amended clauses are given below:❖ Security deposit amount - The amount equivalent to the average monthly bill (net of arrears and subsidy, if any) for (n+1) months based on the bills raised in relation to the period of 12 billing months immediately preceding the date of such demand.❖ Base for ...read more


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Electricity send Supply Code
08 June 2021

Highlights -JERC (Goa & UTs) proposed amendments in ‘JERC (Electricity Supply Code) Regulations, 2018’ on 12th May 2021. These are called JERC (Electricity Supply Code) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2021.Some of the amended clauses are given below:❖ "Disconnection" means the physical separation or remote disconnection of user or consumer from the Licensee’s system. ❖ "Load Factor" is the ratio of the total number of units consumed during a given period ...read more


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Renewable send Renewable Purchase Obligation
01 June 2021

Highlights -OERC proposed draft regulation for ‘Procurement of Energy from Renewable Sources and its Compliance’ on 27th April, 2021. Key points of this regulation are given below:❖ Co-firing of biomass in coal based thermal power station – Non-Solar RPO❖ Roof-top Solar PV system under net metering agreements – Solar RPO❖ Large hydropower projects (>25 MW and that started commercial operation after March 8, 2019) including pumped storage projects - ...read more


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Electricity send Policy
21 May 2021

Highlights:The Ministry of Power prepared and notified on 27th April, 2021 the draft National Electricity Policy, 2021. Aims of the policy are:  1. Promote clean and sustainable generation of electricity 2. Development of adequate and efficient transmission system 3. Revitalization of Discoms 4. Development of Efficient Markets for electricity 5. Supply of reliable and quality power of specified standards in an efficient manner 6. Move towards light touch regulation CER Opinion: 1. “Section 3. (National Electricity Policy ...read more


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Electricity send Rules
07 May 2021

Highlights:The Ministry of Power prepared and notified on 9th April, 2021 a draft amendment to the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2021. These rules may be called the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) (Amendment) Rules, 2021.Key points of the amendment rules are:Definitions of “Gross-metering”, “Net-metering” and “Net-billing or net feed-in” may be added in sub-rule to the Rule 2 of the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020.The Commission may allow ...read more


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Power and RE Sector send Union Budget - 2021
27 April 2021

Highlights - Finance Ministry has recently discussed about a detail roadmap for effective implementation of the provisions related to the Power and Renewable Energy Sector in the Union Budget 2021- 22. The key points  are as follows:1. A framework will be planned to promote competition among DISCOMs and give consumers options to choose from more than one Distribution Company.2. A reform-based result-linked power distribution sector scheme will be launched ...read more


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Electricity send Rules
27 April 2021

Highlights -Ministry of Power (MoP) issued a draft on 1st Oct, 2020 on Electricity (Change in Law, Must-run status, and other Matters) Rules, 2020. Key points of the rules are given below:❖ Adjustment in Tariff on Change in Law -i. The appropriate Government may prescribe a formula by notification as per formula declared in the Electricity (Change in Law, Must-run status, and other Matters) Rules, 2020 by MoP, if ...read more


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Distribution send Tariff - Distribution
19 March 2021

Highlights -JERC (Goa & UTs) issued a draft Generation, Transmission and Distribution Multi-year Tariff Regulation, 2021, and will be applicable to the state of Goa and Union Territories. The key highlights of the regulation are given below:1. Capital Cost:Any gain or loss resulting from a shift in foreign exchange rates for the loan amount up to the date of commercial operation would be offset only against the foreign ...read more


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Renewable send Tariff
15 March 2021

Highlights  -CERC has notified a proposal for determination of levellised generic tariff for FY 2021-22 on 18th February, 2021.These regulations specify the tariff determination for the RE projects (small hydro projects, biomass power projects with Rankine cycle technology, non-fossil fuel-based co-generation projects, biomass gasifier-based power projects and biogas-based power projects) which shall be applicable during the period from 1st April, 2021 till 31st March, 2022.CER Opinion -Swiss Challenge ...read more


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Distribution send Consumer Prepaid Metering
09 March 2021

Highlights -TERC issued a draft for Consumer Prepaid Metering Regulation, 2021, and will apply to the Distribution and Retail Supply Licensees, including deemed licensees and franchisee. The key highlights of the Regulation are given below:❖ The Regulation will cover new single-phase and three-phase LY Industrial, NDS, mobile towers and temporary connections up to a connected load of 50KW.❖ The existing or new consumers may also opt for prepaid ...read more


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Transmission send State Grid Code Regulation
06 March 2021

Highlights -TSERC notified draft for Deviation Settlement Mechanism (DSM) on 28th December, 2020. This Regulation will come into picture from 1st March, 2021.Applicability - It  includes  Buyers  &  Sellers  engaged  in  conveyance  related  transactions  of electricity  via  open  access  utilising  intra-state  transmission  system  (In-STS)  and/or  distribution system of electricity (including inter-state wheeling of power).CER Opinion -❖ Need for an objective definition of ‘gaming’ (Regulation 2.1(p)): The objective definition ...read more


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Renewable send Tariff
19 February 2021

Highlights  -RERC notified Draft for Terms and Conditions for Tariff determination from Renewable Energy Sources) Regulations, 2020 which will be applicable from 1st April, 2020 – 31st March, 2023. Highlights of the proposed regulations are as follows:❖ Different norms and eligibility criteria to be specified for Non-fossil fuel based Co-generation project, MSW, RDF based power project and Small Hydro project.❖ Parameters for new RE technologies such as Floating ...read more


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Renewable send Tariff
27 November 2020

Highlights -CERC issued draft for Terms and Conditions for Tariff determination from Renewable Energy Sources (RES) Regulation, 2020 for the control period 2020-21 to 2022-23. Highlights of the proposed regulations are given below:❖ 'Floating solar project', 'Grid Code', 'Pumped storage hydro project', 'State Nodal Agency', and 'Storage' have now been defined. Further, the regulations also provides for the 'treatment for over generation'.❖ Loan tenure is proposed to be ...read more


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Electricity send Acts
27 November 2020

Highlights -The Ministry of Power on 17th Apr, 2020 issued draft for amendment to the Electricity Act, 2003. A brief summary of the proposed Amendments are given below:❖ National Renewable Energy Policy (NREP) (Section 3A): Central Government, in consultation with State Governments, will prepare NREP to promote RE generation, and prescribe RPO for renewable and hydro energy.❖ Cross Border Trade of Electricity (CBTE) (Section 49A): Central Government to ...read more


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Fundamentals of Renewable Energy: Economics, Policy and Regulation send Renewable Energy Development
27 November 2020

Highlights -The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) on 18th May, 2020 released draft guidelines for implementation of off-grid solar power plants under RESCO model. Key highlights are given below: ❖ The scheme is applicable only for North-eastern States and extended till 31 Mar, 2021. ❖ Off-grid solar power plants up to 25 kWp can be installed in areas without or unreliable electricity access.              ...read more


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Fundamentals of Renewable Energy: Economics, Policy and Regulation send RE Policy and Regulation
06 July 2020

Highlights -The WBERC notified draft for the amendment to Cogeneration and Generation of Electricity from Renewable Sources of Energy Regulations, 2013. Highlights are below: 1. Consumer can install rooftop system of 1 kW or above capacity (up to total sanctioned load or contract demand) can claim net-metering/net-billing benefits. 2. DISCOMs are proposed to procure 100% of energy from waste to energy plants in their respective areas. 3. Unmet solar ...read more


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Distribution send Standard of Performance
08 June 2020

Highlights -The Standard of Performance (SoP) regulation issued by CSERC on 15th May 2020 allows variation across geographical areas of DISCOM, and across DISCOMs. A summary is below:1. If the licensee fails to maintain SoP, it is liable to compensate consumer at rates specified in the regulation, which cannot be claimed in ARR.2. To spread awareness regarding SoP among consumers and staff, the licensee to make manuals available ...read more


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Transmission send State Grid Code Regulation
25 May 2020

Highlights - MERC released draft State Grid Code Regulations (MEGC, 2020) on 1st Mar 2020. MEGC, 2020 is applicable to all generators in the state connected to intra-state transmission system (InSTS), transmission licensee in the state including STU, Maharashtra SLDC, distribution licensees including deemed distribution licensees, Indian Railways, OA consumers and EHV consumers connected to InSTS. Major highlights of the proposed regulations are below: 1. STU is to explore and evaluate alternate options if capital expenditure for ...read more


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Renewable send REC Framework
25 May 2020

Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC), via notification dated 31st Mar 2020, proposed to adopt forbearance price and floor price of Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) as given in the table: Details Solar REC (₹/MWh) Non-Solar ...read more


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Distribution send Open Access
25 May 2020

Highlights - HERC drafted guidelines for certifying or refusing to certify non-availability to transmission or distribution system for OA consumers. Major highlights of the proposed regulations are below: 1. Surplus capacity to be offered to LTOA, MTOA, and STOA in respective order. In case of system enhancement, the applicant will pay the Distribution Capacity cost for grant of LTOA. 2. Consumers capacities of 10 MW and above will be eligible ...read more


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System Operation & Forecasting send Data Collection
25 May 2020

Highlights - The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has proposed amendment to Furnishing of Statistics, Returns and Information Regulations, 2007. The CEA proposes to add four new formats (Format 21A, Format 21B, Format 66 and Format 67) for furnishing of the information in the Regulations. CER Opinion: 1. Scope for format 21A and 21B should be defined in such a manner that the two tables are mutually exclusive. As per given definition, ...read more


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Power Markets send Real Time Market (RTM)
12 April 2020

Highlights -   POSOCO released draft procedure for scheduling collective transactions in RTM. The draft addresses issues related to processing of application, treatment of losses, congestion management, and revision of schedule, etc. Major highlights are below: 1. Proposal for allocation of transmission corridor to exchanges based on ratio of their shares in the cleared volume in DAM, subject to minimum 10% for exchange having smaller share.   2. It is proposed that the exchange should submit ...read more


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Renewable send Solar Power Procurement
07 April 2020

Summary -The GERC notified discussion paper for tariff framework concerning procurement of solar power by DISCOMs and other stakeholders. The discussion paper proposes competitive bidding for all solar projects, including small projects of 5 MW or less capacity. A brief summary is below:   1. For projects below 5 MW capacity, proposal to determine tariff through competitive bidding in different time period of 6 months of the year. 2. Proposes a maximum allowed capacity at 50% of contracted ...read more


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Renewable send Renewable Power Procurement
26 March 2020

Summary: The TNERC notified consultative paper for procurement of solar and wind power by DISCOM, which proposes competitive bidding for solar power procurement, and to levy 100% transmission and wheeling charges, line losses, and cross-subsidy surcharge. Further, it proposes to impose stand by charges, grid availability charges, charges for higher harmonics, reactive power charges, power factor disincentives, and capping of contracted capacities for open access consumers including captive users. ...read more


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Renewable send Open Access and Captive Generation
23 March 2020

(Open Access and Captive  Generation) Summary: The APERC notified draft for 2nd amendment to its open access regulation 2005, which proposes to impose 100% transmission and wheeling charges, distribution losses, and cross-subsidy surcharge for captive use or third-party sale.CER Opinion:1. Concern regarding RE intermittency issues could be addressed by tightening forecasting regulations along with the application of deviation settlement mechanism (DSM) can help ameliorate this impact to some extent. 2. ...read more


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