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NLDC gets CERC notice for non-issuance of Renewable Energy Certificates

According to reports, the National Load Despatch Centre (NLDC), New Delhi, has been issued a notice by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) over a petition by Surajbari Windfarm Development Private Limited (SWDPL) challenging non-issuance of renewable energy credit (REC).

The SWDPL has approached CERC in December last year after NLDC declined to issue REC for the power the company had generated and injected into the grid during the month of August, 2012.

The commission headed by chairperson Pramod Deo admitted the petition and issued notice to NLDC and directed it to file reply by January 11 and scheduled next hearing on February 5.

SWDPL has set up the 10.1.8 MW wind turbine generators in Kutch, Gujarat, under the renewable energy certificate scheme notified under Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Terms and

Conditions for recognition and issuance of renewable Energy Generation) Regulations, 2010. The company was accredited by the central agency on May 23, 2012 and later registered on June 29, 2012.

The said generating station generated total 13390.689 MW of electricity and same was injected into the grid from June 9, 2012 and was allowed REC for the period.

SWDPL maintained that it was eligible to receive the REC for the electricity generated and injected into the grid August 1 t0 31, 2012 for 4153.422 units. It has sought direction from the CERC for the NLDC alleging that it was deprived of the opportunity to receive the REC for the electricity generated and injected in the grid.

The Company further said that despite request to NLDC, it was not allowed to apply for REC it was eligible to receive. SWDPL said that the central agency was denying it REC on the grounds that the company was late in applying for the credits.

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  1. The basic purpose of creating REC was to reduce the influence of state government officials in certifying the payments due to no money or favours, but, am surprised to see NLDC is getting reduced to a typical state government functioning….. despite online activity, these things are taking ” show me the person, i show you the rules”…. really a bad precedence as the cash flow gets badly affected…. this is the reason we have been proposing the Government nominee in the board with low cost debt fund so that energy bill realisation can take place due to the governance issues….

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