Category Archives: Renewable Energy Certificates

(REC) Renewable energy certificates, battling declining demand, could be scrapped

Renewable energy certificates, battling declining demand, could be scrapped, officials said. The industry, however, sees a turnaround by 2017-18 and does not want the certificates to meet the fate of carbon credits The market for these certificates, launched in 2010, … Continue reading

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Central Electricity Regulatory Commission hereby makes the following regulations to amend the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Terms and Conditions for recognition and issuance of Renewable Energy Certificate for Renewable Energy Generation) Regulations, 2010

Terms and Conditions for recognition and issuance of Renewable Energy Certificate for Renewable Energy Generation) Regulations, 2010 CENTRAL ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION NEW DELHI  Dated: 28th March, 2016   NOTIFICATION No. L-1/12/2010-CERC: In exercise of powers conferred under Section 178 of the Electricity … Continue reading

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Draft Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Terms and Conditions for recognition and issuance of Renewable Energy Certificate for Renewable Energy Generation) (Fifth Amendment) Regulations, 2015

CENTRAL ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION NEW DELHI Dated: 26th June, 2015 DRAFT NOTIFICATION No. L-1/12/2010-CERC: In exercise of powers conferred under Section 178 of the Electricity Act, 2003 (36 of 2003) and all other powers enabling it in this behalf, and … Continue reading

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Sunrise sector steers ahead

It is the country’s biggest initiative to make the most of sunny days. Initiated as part of the National Action Plan on Climate Change, the Solar Mission has propelled the country to new heights as far as clean energy is … Continue reading

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Central Government notifies the Tariff policy in continuation of the National Electricity Policy (NEP)

Key highlights related to Renewables 1. No Inter-state transmission charges 2. Generating company proposing to establish a coal/lignite based thermal generating station after a specified date shall be required to establish a renewable energy generating station of at least 10% … Continue reading

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In a good start for 2015, CERC sets the Solar REC floor price post Jan 1 2014, to a more acceptable Rs. 3500 / Certificate for sale to Discoms but doesn’t address the faulty trading mechanism

Various stakeholders had raised concern about the bankability of renewable energy project under REC mechanism because of high risk perceived by the bankers/ financial institutions. The key constraint identified by them was the lack of visibility of revenue under the … Continue reading

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Rajasthan Solar Policy 2014 looking for 25 GWp Solar Capacity

The Government of Rajasthan launched a new ” Solar Energy Policy-2014″ to pave the way for establishment of 25000 MW solar capacity in the state. The main objectives of the policy are creation of conducive environment for the investors in … Continue reading

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CERC announces draft for revamp of Solar RECs in a welcome move to make it bankable

CENTRAL ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION NEW DELHI Petition No. SM/016/2014 (Suo Motu) Date of order: 30th September, 2014 Coram:                               Shri Gireesh B. Pradhan, Chairperson Shri M. Deena Dayalan, Member Shri A.K. Singhal, Member Shri A.S. Bakshi, Member ORDER IN THE MATTER … Continue reading

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APTEL judgement on Indian Wind Energy Association Vs. 1. Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission 2. Gujarat Energy Development Agency 3. Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited 4. Madhya Gujarat Vij. Co. Ltd. 5. Dakshin Gujarat Vij Co. Ltd. 6. Uttar Gujarat Vij Co. Ltd. 7. Paschim Gujarat Vij Co. Ltd. 8. Torrent Power Limited, Ahmedabad 9. Torrent Power Limited, Surat 10. Kandla Port Trust 11. MPSEZ Utilities Pvt. Ltd. 12. M/s. Jubilant Infrastructure Pvt. Limited 13. M/s. Synefra Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. 14. M/s. Torrent Energy Limited – 25-Apr-2014

Summary of APTEL findings on Appeal no. 24 of 2013 & IA no. 39 of 2013: i) Appeal filed by the association of wind energy project developers against the impugned order of the State Commission allowing relaxation in Renewable Purchase obligation … Continue reading

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Tata Power gets approval to postpone solar target until 2016

Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission allows Tata Power to postpone solar targets till 2016 Tata Power has been unable since 2010 to source enough solar power to meet government renewable mandates because of a shortage of sun-based generation in the country. … Continue reading

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