Draft JERC (Procurement of Renewable Energy) (Fifth Amendment) Regulations, 2024

The draft regulations outline several key amendments, including changes to definitions, renewable purchase obligations, and mechanisms for meeting renewable energy targets. Specific amendments include the substitution of regulations related to renewable energy certificates, changes to renewable purchase obligation targets for different types of renewable energy sources, and provisions for meeting obligations through various methods such as own generation, open access procurement, requisition from distribution licensees, and purchase of renewable energy certificates.

CERC announces June 2023 Escalation Rates for Power Procurement by Distribution Licensees

In accordance with the Ministry of Power (MOP) notification on “Guidelines for Determination of Tariff by Bidding Process for Procurement of Power by Distribution Licensees,” the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has released the monthly escalation rates for payment for the procurement of power by distribution licensees for the month of June, 2023.

Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Indian Electricity Grid Code) Regulations, 2023

The regulations clarify that any country connected to the National Grid or Regional Grid will be treated as a separate control area. This recognition enables effective planning of generation and transmission resources to meet projected demand while complying with specified reliability standards. Emphasis is placed on integrating environmentally friendly technologies, such as renewable energy sources, flexible resources, energy storage systems, and demand response measures, to manage the intermittent and variable nature of renewable energy sources.