Search

Home » CER » Gujarat sets norms for RPO; Torrent Power invites EOI to supply Renewable Energy

Gujarat sets norms for RPO; Torrent Power invites EOI to supply Renewable Energy

The Electricity Act, 2003, mandates the State Electricity Regulatory Commissions to promote cogeneration and generation from renewable energy sources by providing suitable measures for connectivity with the grid, and also to specify for purchase of electricity from such sources, a percentage of the total consumption of electricity in the area of a distribution licensee.

The National Action Plan of Climate Change (NAPCC) has set the target of 5% renewable energy purchase for FY 2009-10 which will increase by 1% for the next 10 years. The NAPCC further recommends strong regulatory measures to fulfil these targets.

In this regard, the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission has passed the regulation for promoting the sale of power from renewable energy sources to any person and for procurement of energy from renewable sources by distribution licensee within the State of Gujarat.

Further the regulations apply to the following:

(1) Distribution licensee

(2) Any other person consuming electricity

(i) generated from conventional Captive Generating Plant having capacity of 5 MW and above for his own use and / or (ii) procured from conventional generation through open access and third-party sale.

Each distribution licensee shall purchase electricity (in kWh) from renewable energy sources, at a defined minimum percentage of the total consumption of its consumers including T&D losses during a year. Similarly, Captive and Open Access user(s) / consumer(s) shall purchase electricity (in kWh) from renewable energy sources, at a defined minimum percentage of his/her total consumption during a year.

The defined minimum percentages are given below:

Gujarat Electricity Regulatory commission Renewable Purchase Obligation http://panchabuta.wordpress.com

Given that the RPO for 2012-13 will continue after that until the regulation is modified, Torrent Power India has become the first power generator to invite Expression of Interest to supply Renewable Energy.

The company has a current generation capacity of 1647.5 MW and hence requires about 82MW equivalent of generated renewable energy capacity. This kind of policy enforcement and regulation with penalty clauses as intended by GERC will provide the much-needed impetus for the RPO market to flourish in India and provide an incentive for RE power producers.

14 comments

  1. Pingback: Gujarat allots 565 MW solar power capacity;Total allotment at 1281MW « Panchabuta – Cleantech & Renewable Energy in India

  2. Pingback: Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd (GUVNL) signs PPA for 537MW with 54 solar power generation companies taking total signed at 933.5MW « Panchabuta – Cleantech & Renewable Energy in India

  3. Pingback: India the top target for being the new Germany for Solar « Panchabuta – Cleantech & Renewable Energy in India

  4. Pingback: Solar PV market in India- Driving Solar Forward « Panchabuta – Cleantech & Renewable Energy in India

  5. Pingback: Kiran Energy- Solar Developer raises about $30mn in Private Equity-200MW capacity in three years « Panchabuta – Cleantech & Renewable Energy in India

  6. Pingback: Solar could take off in India in the next year:Jigar Shah:CEO-The Carbon War Room « Panchabuta – Cleantech & Renewable Energy in India

  7. Pingback: India Solar Energy Summit to discuss on Innovative Strategies and Sustainable Development of Solar Energy in India « Panchabuta – Cleantech & Renewable Energy in India

  8. Pingback: India ranked second in Solar index and third in Ernst & Young All Renewables Index « Panchabuta – Cleantech & Renewable Energy in India

  9. Pingback: RenewCon Solar India 2011 to explore the latest developments and advances in the solar PV and CSP in India « Panchabuta – Cleantech & Renewable Energy in India

  10. Pingback: Gujarat Solar Power Policy- Debate over lack of competitive bidding « Panchabuta – Cleantech & Renewable Energy in India

  11. Pingback: Torrent power invites EOI from Renewable Energy developers to meet Renewable Purchase Obligations « Panchabuta – Cleantech & Renewable Energy in India

  12. Pingback: Sandland Real Estate to build 25MW solar power plant in Gujarat-consulting provided by Crisil Risk & Infrastructure Solutions « Panchabuta – Cleantech & Renewable Energy in India

  13. Pingback: Ganeshvani Merchandise to build 5MW solar power plant in Gujarat-consulting provided by Crisil Risk & Infrastructure Solutions « Panchabuta – Cleantech & Renewable Energy in India

  14. Pingback: Bollywood actor Ajay Devgan to invest in 25MW Solar PV project in Gujarat « Panchabuta – Cleantech & Renewable Energy in India

Scroll To Top