Idam Infrastructure Advisory

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Regulatory analysis and process support

We undertake detailed review of a given regulatory framework and its implementation to cover the following aspects: regulations and orders at the central and state levels; support in filing petitions and comments before regulators; preparation of discussion, approach, and staff papers and support during the regulatory process including stakeholder consultations and analysis of stakeholders´ comments.

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Formulating regulations

Idam Infra has extensive experience in formulating a variety of regulations. We assist in formulating regulations including central- and state-level electricity regulations, multi-year tariff regulations, renewable energy tariff regulations, REC-RPO regulations, grid code and supply code, and open access regulations.

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Tariff determination

Idam Infra specializes in tariff determination processes including the determination of:

  • Generation, transmission and retail tariffs,
  • Wheeling charges and cross-subsidy charges,
  • State load dispatch centre (SLDC) charges,
  • Renewable energy tariff (FIT) and assistance to-
      (1) Regulatory commissions in aggregate revenue requirement (ARR) and tariff approval,
      (2) Utilities in seeking ARR and tariff approval,
      (3) Developers or developer associations in taking up RE pricing issues with state and central regulators through the due regulatory process.

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Renewable energy regulatory support

Our team has unmatched experience in renewable energy (RE) regulatory matters and has played important in developing India´s RE regulatory framework. We were involved in drafting the first FIT order for RE technology, which was part of the first RE-FIT regulations of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission. We are best placed to offer such services at the central and state levels to regulators and various RE generators in addressing issues related to RE regulatory framework in India.

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Monitoring and evaluation

We offer end-to-end solutions in formulating the mechanisms for monitoring and compliance of regulatory mechanisms such as the RPO mechanism involving utilities and other obligated entities and we assist utilities in verifying regulatory compliance as part of tariff or Accounting Rate of Return (ARR) process, utilities in regulatory compliance and regulators in compliance audits by working as compliance auditors.

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Institutional strengthening and capacity building

Idam Infra is well placed to assist its clients in institutional strengthening by assessing institutional structures and the roles of different stakeholders, undertaking institutional gap analysis, suggesting ways to strengthen institutions, analysing training needs and designing training modules and conducting training programmes, conferences, seminars, workshops and so on for relevant market players in the private and the public sectors.