News Brief | February 2014
Electricity tribunal sets aside TNERC solar order
The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has set aside the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission solar order. This development is a major setback for the development of solar power in Tamil Nadu, and indeed in the country, as the state is expected to be the bulwark of solar power capacity additions in India in the current year. Acting on a petition filed by the Tamilnadu Spinning Mills Association, which said it was aggrieved over the order´s mandate that industries (and some other specified categories of consumers) needed to buy specified quantities of solar power, which is expensive.