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Maharashtra: Draft regulations for net metering of solar power called anti-consumer

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 7, 2019

Certain provisions in the draft regulations for net metering of solar power have evoked criticism. The grid-interactive rooftop renewable energy generating systems regulations, 2019, were drafted by the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) and are open for...

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Maharashtra power utility gets additional 1,000 MW cheap solar power

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 22, 2019

After tying up for 1,000MW solar power at the rate of Rs 2.71 and Rs 2.72 per unit in 2018, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Co Ltd (MSEDCL) will now sign power purchase agreements (...

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12 cos show interest in 1,000MW floating solar plant in Solapur

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 14, 2019

MSEDCL’s 1,000MW solar floating plant at Ujani dam in Solapur district has evoked tremendous response with 12 top companies participating in the pre-bid meeting held in Mumbai. Interestingly,...

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Maharashtra government to tax power consumers to finance solar pumps for farmers

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2018

The Maharashtra government has imposed an electricity surcharge of 10 paise per unit on industrial and commercial consumers to finance its scheme to provide 25,000 solar pumps to farmers, a...

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Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Corporation Limited proposes to set up 32 MW solar power plants in 6 villages

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 5, 2018

The Nashik urban division of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Corporation Limited (MSEDCL) has proposed setting up of solar power plants generating 31.67MW electricity in rural areas...

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Maharashtra to get 57,000 solar farm pumps: Energy minister Bawankule

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 17, 2018

Energy minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule announced on Friday that the state would get 57,000 new solar farm pumps in the coming months. At present 7,500 such pumps have been installed in the state.


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Maharashtra power utility starts converting agricultural feeders to solar

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 4, 2018

MSEDCL has started converting agricultural feeders to solar. Initially, 500 MW load will go solar. Energy minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule has decided to convert entire farm pump load to solar...

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Maharashtra Discom plans Rs1.25/unit levy on rooftop solar prosumers

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 6, 2018

Going against the policy of state government to promote solar power, MSEDCL has proposed to levy a surcharge of Rs1.25 per unit on solar rooftop prosumers. Prosumer is a person who produces and...

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Solar auctions in Maharashtra & Karnataka put off on lack of bidders

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 21, 2018

In a reversal of the upbeat sentiment prevailing in solar energy last year, two recent solar auctions – one in Maharashtra and the other in Karnataka – have failed to attract enough bidders,...

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