The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) recently issued an order on Amendment regarding dispute Resolution Mechanism to consider the unforeseen disputes between solar and wind power developers and SECl/ NTPC/ NHPC, beyond contractual agreements.
Some of the important amendments are The DRC will consider all kinds of cases of appeal against decisions given by SECl/NTPC/NHPC on disputes, SEC/NTPC/NHPC from the date of application. No separate extension of time shall be granted for overlapping periods of effect as a result of two or more causes, In case of Extension of Time dispute, the fee payable shall be 1% (one percent) of the impact of SECl/NTPC/NHPC’s decision being challenged, with the impact being limited to the Performance Bank Guarantee (P80) submitted for the project concerned, and which in no case be less than Rs. 1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh) and not more than Rs. 50,00,000/- (Rupees fifty lakh).
In case there is no PBG covering the dispute, then the fee shall be 1% (one percent) of the total impact of the dispute, which in no case be less than Ps. 1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh) and not more than Ps. 50,00,000/- (Rupees fifty lakh).
To know more about the order refer to the document below: