ENERGY

Our Energy Practice is primarily focussed on issues relating to renewable energy including solar and wind energy. We advise our clients on a host of regulatory and business issues in this sector, including on joint ventures, joint operation and maintenance agreements, opportunity exploration memorandum of understanding and related agreements. We have assisted various conglomerates and leading business groups, having significant presence in the power and energy sector, in disputes and regulatory matters arising out of the purview of Electricity Act, 2003 as well as its guidelines, rules, regulations, notifications, etc. In the process, we have achieved expertise dealing with complex issues arising out of parallel operation of captive power plans, tariff fixation, sub-distribution of electricity by distribution licensees, amongst others. We have regularly advised on the compliance as well as enforcement aspects pertaining to and arising out of the relevant legislations in this regard. We also advise on regulatory and environmental compliance aspects related to power and energy projects. The team of Energy lawyers have expertise in advising project developers, investors, and suppliers & contractors in the energy sector on diverse commercial / transactional issues and all aspects of licensing, market structures, competition, performance standards & tariffs; Providing policy advice to governmental & regulatory authorities on issues like development of legal, regulatory & policy frameworks and promotion of Public – Private Partnership; Advising on sustainable development issues like clean development mechanism & environmental compliances.

We have:

  • Represented the National Solar Energy Federation across the       country in various fora on issues of enforcement of Renewal       Purchase Obligations on generators of power.
  • Advised a leading multinational solar power company in acquisition       of land for setting up solar parks in the southern part of the       country.
  • Advised various national and multinational companies on policy       and regulatory matters.
  • Advised the national federation of companies in the renewable       energy sector on Open Access issues.
  • Advised promoters of various businesses on the process of setting       up companies in this sector, the regulatory landscape and       approvals required.
  • Represented leading players in the industry in various fora such as       State Electricity Regulatory Commissions and Appellate Tribunal for       Electricity.
  • Advised and represented a leading business conglomerate involved       in the manufacture of graphic electrodes, textiles, amongst others,       in levy of parallel operation charges before the State Electricity       Regulatory Commissions, the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity as       well as the Supreme Court of India. The precedents arising out of       these matters are considered landmark regulatory precedents in       the power sector.
  • Advised and represented private parties / individual occupants       against the issue of cluster operator(s) of electricity and illegal sub       distribution of electricity by the distribution licensees in the State of       West Bengal.
  • Advised and rendered legal opinions on regulatory issues arising       out of compliance of orders / directions / notifications of various       regulatory authorities constituted and currently in operation under       the Electricity Act, 2003.

HIGHLIGHTS

We provide regulatory and business advisory, handle Electricity matters, tariff fixation, compliances, as well as commercial transactions in the sector.

 

As per the rules of the Bar Council of India, we are not permitted to solicit work and advertise. By clicking on the “I Agree icon” below, the user acknowledges the following:

  • There has been no advertisement, personal communication, solicitation, invitation or inducement of any sort whatsoever from us or any of our members to solicit any work through this website.
  • The user wishes to gain more information about us for his/her own information and use.
  • The information about us is provided to the user only on his/her specific request and any information obtained or materials downloaded from this website is completely at the users volition and any transmission, receipt or use of this site would not create any lawyer-client relationship.

The information provided under this website is solely available at your request for informational purposes only and should not be interpreted as soliciting or advertisement.

We are not liable for any consequence of any action taken by the user relying on material/information provided under this website. In cases where the user has any legal issues, he/she in all cases must seek independent legal advice, as the material contained in this document does not constitute/substitute professional advice that may be required before acting on any matter. Neither this website nor the web pages and the information contained herein constitute a contract, or will form the basis of a contract. While, every care has been taken in preparing the content of this website and web pages to ensure accuracy at the time of publication and creation, however, Arthe Law assumes no responsibility for any errors, which despite all precautions may be found herein. All disputes, if any, are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of courts at New Delhi, India only.