Solar Power Developer Penalized for Delay in Project Commissioning


Solar Power Developer Penalized for Delay in Project Commissioning

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued an order dismissing the petition filed by Marakka Solar Power Project LL.P stating that it is not entitled to any of the reliefs under force majeure (unforeseeable) events.

The Mangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited was the respondent in this case. The petitioner argued that there was a provision in the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for an extension in commissioning the project if it was delayed due to factors beyond its control and therefore could be treated as a force majeure event.

The commission noted that the petitioner applied for conversion of the land after a lapse of more than 5 months from the effective date of the PPA.

To this, the petitioner argued that the delay was on part of government authority in obtaining certain documents, but the petitioner failed to produce the copies of the applications proving their filling date to the concerned authorities. Read More

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