West Bengal Thermal Power Plant To Produce Solar From Multiple Sources

West Bengal-based Sagardighi Thermal Power Plant (TPP) is now all set to produce solar power from different sources to send it to the local grid. The TPP situated at Murshidabad has established a 10 MW grid-connected ground-mounted solar plant and a 5 MW grid-connected floating solar plant for the same. The power plant has now […]

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West Bengal Discoms Operate Without Any Clear Mandate On RPO

Electricity distribution companies in West Bengal have been struggling on a different front when it comes to their handling of renewable energy portfolios. The state, which has merely 636 MW of total installed renewable power capacity (excluding hydro) till recently, was clueless about its Renewable Purchase Targets (RPOs).  Legal complexities and litigations have kept the issue pending, […]

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RPO Target for 2022-23 to Continue in Absence of Clear Target for 2023-24: WBERC

While most States have specified Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) targets for 2023 to 2024, West Bengal has not mentioned its RPO goal for said time period. The absence of a clear RPO target for the year 2023-2024 has been challenged before the WBERC (West Bengal Electricity Regulation Commission). The WBERC had last specified the RPO […]

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Bengal Finally Opens Up Net Metering For Homes, With 5 KW Limit

West Bengal, a perennial laggard on the renewable energy front, and a huge defender of coal fired energy to boot, has finally started taking its first tentative steps towards more renewable energy. The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has finally allowed net metering for individual households from 1 KW, upto a limit of 5 […]

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West Bengal to release renewable energy regulations for housing complexes

West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) is expected to unveil renewable energy regulations in a fortnight, paving the way for households and housing complexes to install solar rooftop panels and connect the same with the grid. WBERC Chairman R N Sen said, “We are trying to release the renewable energy regulations in the next 15 […]

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