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Cabinet approves MoU between India and USA for exchange of information in areas of mutual interest in the electricity sector

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 17, 2020

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for Central Electricity Regulatory Commission’s proposal for entering into a Memorandum of Understanding between Central Electricity Regulatory Commission...

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Aluminium Association of India urges CERC to look into markets for renewable energy certificates

By : Sustainability ..., May 28, 2020

The Aluminium Association of India (AAI) has urged the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission to look into the market of Renewable Energy Certificates (REC) which, according to it, is resulting in artificial demand and price increase in the power exchange. AAI vice-...

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CERC proposes draft regulation for tariff determination from renewable energy sources

By : Sustainability ..., May 1, 2020

India's power sector regulator Central Electricity Regulatory Commision (CERC) has released draft regulations for determination of tariff from renewable energy sources. The last date for submission of comments on the draft is 28 May, 2020. The regulations will come into force...

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Tamil Nadu to increase wind power generation capacity by 440 MW

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 9, 2020

After three years of stagnation, Tamil Nadu is under compulsion to install additional wind power generation capacity to comply with the renewable power obligation (RPO) norms prescribed by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission. In line with the central commission’s...

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TPDDL to Procure 100 MW Solar, 50 MW Wind Power From SECI After CERC Approval

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 5, 2020

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) while hearing on two petitions filed by Delhi-based power Discom Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) has approved the tariffs of Rs 2.54/kWh for procurement of 100 MW solar power and Rs 2.52/kWh for procurement of...

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CERC Order Makes Biomass Generated Power Formula driven

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 28, 2020

In an important development for power producers generating power using biomass, the CERC (Central Electricity Regulatory Commission) took suo motu cognizance, and issued its guidelines for estimation of power generation using biomass at coal fired plants. This became relevant...

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CERC eases norm to issue power trading licence to NTPC

By : Sustainability ..., Jul 11, 2019

Even as NTPC does not meet the criteria, the Maharatna Central Public Sector Enterprise is financially sound with respect to liquidity for carrying out electricity trade, it added. The Central...

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Govt to invoke special powers, save renewable energy projects of Rs 40,000 crore

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 21, 2019

The government is set to use special powers under the Electricity Act of 2003 to ensure regulatory passage for a clutch of inter-state transmission lines with the objective of preventing solar...

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Increasing share of renewables in energy sector poses regulatory challenge

By : Sustainability ..., Jun 4, 2019

The increasing share of renewables in the total energy mix of the country may lead to an increase in regulatory risk for coal-based projects in the long term, global ratings agency Moody's...

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Better-than-expected power tariff policy to give NTPC a boost

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 13, 2019

The new Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) tariff regulations for the period 2019 to 2024 are better than what the Street anticipated. NTPC, India’s largest power producer, would...

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