New Regulations for Renewable Energy Tariff Determination in India

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued new regulations for determining tariffs for grid-connected renewable energy projects commissioned between July 1, 2024, and March 31, 2027. The regulations outline specific criteria for different renewable energy project types, including wind, solar, biomass, and hybrid projects.

Draft CERC Indian Electricity Grid Code (First Amendment) Regulations, 2024

The draft amendments inter-alia provide that generating stations other than Renewable Energy Generating Stations (REGS) and Energy Storage Systems (ESS) cannot inject infirm power for more than one year from the date they first synchronize with the grid. The CERC is inviting comments, suggestions, and objections from stakeholders and interested individuals on the proposed amendments. Submissions must be received by July 15, 2024.

PFCCL Is Appointed As Bid-Process Coordinators for Specified Transmission Schemes

The National Committee on Transmission (NCT) has announced the appointment of PFC Consulting Limited (PFCCL) as Bid-Process Coordinators (BPC) for Augmentation of Transformation Capacity at Bhuj-II PS (GIS) and Eastern Region Generation Scheme-I (ERGS-I). The move aims to streamline and facilitate the bid processes for the specified schemes, each with its unique implementation timeframe and scope.

CEA Unveils Phasing Plan for Flexible Operation of Coal-based Thermal Generating Units

This phased approach aims to enhance the flexibility and efficiency of coal-based thermal generating units, contributing to a more sustainable and resilient power infrastructure in India. The detailed plan provides a roadmap for utilities to systematically upgrade their facilities over the coming years, ensuring the smooth integration of flexible operational capabilities.

MoP withdraws Guidelines regarding Discoms drawing Power after Expiry of PPA

Post PPA expiration, both parties are afforded the liberty to decide whether to enter into another agreement for the purchase or sale of power. Alternatively, the generator has the option to sell power through exchanges or enter into bilateral agreements with entities of their choosing. This approach ensures the establishment of a fair and competitive marketplace.

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.