UPERC Accepts NPCL’s Response over Renewable Purchase Obligations

UPERC had initiated suo moto proceedings against NPCL and Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL) for failing to submit the required information.

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The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has accepted Noida Power Company Limited’s (NPCL) submission regarding meeting the past renewable purchase obligations (RPO) targets.

UPERC had initiated suo moto proceedings against NPCL and Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL) for failing to submit the required information regarding procuring renewable energy for the last financial year.

Both, NPCL and UPPCL were directed by the regulatory commission to submit the roadmap for meeting the missed target for procurement of energy from renewable sources. UPPCL had responded while asking three weeks’ time to file its response which was granted.

NPCL had fallen short of its obligation to procure renewable energy. It had procured 193.68 million units leaving a balance of 359.46 million units carried over in the financial year 2018-19. 301.74 units out of the remaining target will be non-solar and rest 57.72 MUs will be solar powered.

To fulfill its non-solar obligation, NPCL will procure 141.72 MUs through contracts from September 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. It has achieved non-solar obligation to the tune of 147.38 MUs till August 31, 2018.

To meet solar targets, NPCL will source 0.40 MUs from captive solar projects and 32.18 MUs through short term open access from interstate sources.

Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority’s solar power generation of 1.24 MUs and 23.90 MUs generated from net-metered consumers will also be included in NPCL’s renewable obligations.

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