Green Certificates Sales Dip 32% on Power Exchanges in June

The IEX and PXIL sold 5,09,744 and 3,86,485 RECs respectively, totalling 8,96,229 RECs in June during the recent auction.

Power Exchanges

The sale of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) has dropped 32 percent to 8.96 lakh in June against 13.15 lakh in May this year on Indian Energy Exchange and Power Exchange India Ltd, according to an official data.

Further, the Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) is mandated by central/ state regulatory commission and is applicable to power distribution companies, open access consumers and captive consumers. They are under obligation to buy RECs from renewable energy producers to meet this norm.

Moreover, the auction of RECs is conducted once by the two exchanges on the last Wednesday of every month.

According to the official data released by the exchanges, the IEX and PXIL sold 5,09,744 and 3,86,485 RECs respectively, totalling 8,96,229 RECs in June during the recent auction.

During the trading session held on 27 June, 2018, the Indian Energy Exchange saw total trade 5.09 lakh RECs comprising of 2.22 lakh non-solar and 2.88 lakh solar RECs.

“The distribution companies were the major buyers in this trading session followed by captive power producers and open access consumers who came forward to fulfill their RPO compliance,” an IEX statement said.

“PXIL attained market share of 51 per cent in solar segment, nearly 3.86 lakh RECs were cleared leading to overall market share of 43 per cent. Prior to the recent auction more than 19.7 lakh non-solar RECs and 44.2 lakh solar RECs were available in the market for trade,” PXIL said in a statement.

Source: PTI

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Manu Tayal

Manu Tayal

Manu is an Associate Editor at Saur Energy International where she writes and edits clean & green energy news, featured articles and interview industry veterans with a special focus on solar, wind and financial segments.

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