UP Discoms Submit Plans For Meeting Backlog and Future RPO Commitments

The total shortfall in RPO fulfilment (up to November 2018-19) for non-solar power stood at 4295.52 MU and that for solar stood at 3993.69 MU.

UP Discoms

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) recently reviewed in a suo moto proceeding, the fulfilment of RPO targets by obligated state distribution companies (discoms), as per the commissions RPO regulations.

The respondents involved electricity distribution companies in the state; Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL), Madhyanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited, Purvanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited, Paschimanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited, Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitaran Nigam Limited, Kanpur Electricity Supply Company Limited, Noida Power Company Limited (NPCL), and the Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA).

In its order, the state commission had ordered two state discoms UPPCL and NPCL to submit the roadmap for showing the commission how it plans to fulfil its RPO backlog and further obligations in the coming years up to FY 2020-21.

NPCL in response submitted that it would achieve its FY 2017-18 shortfall by March 2019. The commission accepted the submission and directed NPCL to submit reports every quarter to the commission. However, for UPPCL, the commission asked for the roadmap up to FY 2020-21 and FY 2021-22, And in response to the proposal submitted by the discom, the commission also offered a better proposal for meeting the targets in the stipulated time.

The commission further noted that the total shortfall in RPO fulfilment (up to November 2018-19) for non-solar power stood at 4295.52 MU and that for solar stood at 3993.69 MU.

The commission also noted that there was no submission of long-term RPO growth trajectory made either by UPPCL or NPCL for FY2019-20 and FY 2021-22, as stipulated by the Ministry of Power. In UPPCL’s case, the commission’s order has also pointed out that there was no mention of the non-solar power to be purchased in the submissions from FY 2019-20 onwards. Considering this, it has directed UPPCL to submit a plan of achieving the shortfall made in the previous years in three weeks.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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