Renewable Purchase Obligation

RPO Fines Will Lead to Exponentially High Demand: RK Singh

The increase in fines for non-compliance of RPO to up to Rs 1 per KWh of the shortfall would lead to a huge rise in demand, RK Singh has said. The increase in fines for non-compliance of renewable energy purchase obligations (RPO) to up to Rs 1 per kilowatt-hour (KWh) of the shortfall would lead […]

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Sale of Green Certificates Surges 79% by 8.38 Lakh Units in March

The sale of renewable energy certificates (RECs) increased more than 79 percent to 8.38 lakh units during March 2020 mainly on account of good supply. During the month of March in 2019, 4.68 lakh units of renewable energy certificates were sold, as per the official data. RECs are market-based instruments, and a REC is created […]

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CERC Order Makes Biomass Generated Power Formula driven

Energy from Biomass use at coal fired stations in India just overcame a small hurdle of measurement, with a CERC order laying down the formula to do it. In an important development for power producers generating power using biomass, the CERC (Central Electricity Regulatory Commission) took suo motu cognizance, and issued its guidelines for estimation […]

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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. 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 […]

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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. 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 […]

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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. 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 […]

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Higher RPOs to Help India Meet 175 GW Renewable Target, says Greenpeace

It further added that, MNRE’s recently announced Kusum scheme to promote solar arrays connected to irrigation pumps can play a key role in helping states fulfil their RPOs. Greenpeace India said that 21 per cent target of Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) by 2022 will be helping India in meeting the renewable energy goal of 175 GW till 2022, […]

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MNRE Announces RPO Compliance Unit

The RPO Compliance Cell will coordinate with states, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) and SERCs on all things related to the RPO. It will oversee monthly reports on RPO compliance, coordinate periodic reporting, and act on non-compliance with the appropriate authorities. To improve enforcement of key policies for clean energy deployment in the country, Ministry […]

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