Renewable Purchase Obligation

Bihar (BERC) Gives Green Signal to 600 MW Solar Purchases From SECI

The Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC) has given nod to procurement of 600 MW of solar power from Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) in Tranche-VIII by the distribution companies (DISCOMS). BERC has allowed the procurement at a tariff of Rs 2.50/kWh. The trading margin has been kept by the regulator at Rs 0.07 for […]

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Nagaland Unveils Unified Rooftop Solar Portal

The Nagaland Government has launched a unified rooftop solar web portal that is expected to give a fillip to greater generation and use of solar power in the residential sector by simplifying the approval process. KD Vizo, Principal Secretary for Power applauded the effort of the power department and said that the unified rooftop solar […]

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Tata Power-DDL Meets 100% RPO; Becomes 100% RPO Compliant Second Time In a Row

Power utility, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited, a JV between the Government of India and Tata Power Company, has achieved 100% RPO compliance for the second year in succession. To meet its Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) for the financial years 2021–2022, the company purchased 2200 million units (MUs) of green power from renewable sources, such […]

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Tata Power Green Commissions 225 MW Project in Rajasthan

Tata Power Green Energy Limited (TPGEL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has commissioned a 225MW Hybrid power project in Rajasthan. under a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). The hybrid solar project’s generating power will be supplied to Tata Power, Mumbai Power Distribution. This PPA will be valid for 25 years in order to fulfill its […]

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MoP Launches Fresh Version of Scheme For Bundling Thermal with Renewable Energy

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has repealed its scheme on bundling thermal/hydro power plants with standalone renewable energy projects, substituting it with a fresh scheme. In November, 2021, MoP issued the ‘Scheme for Flexibility in Generation and Scheduling of Thermal/Hydro Power Stations through bundling with Renewable Energy and Storage Power’ to comprehensively cover replacement of […]

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With 25% Renewable Target for 2025, Solar In China Has a Smooth Run Ahead

China’s national energy regulator NEA has released a consultation paper where it aims to raise the share of wind & Solar power in total power consumption to 11% in 2021 and 16.5% in 2025. Their combined share in 2020 was 9.7%. as we have reported earlier, combined with the long term target to 40 percent […]

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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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