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REC trading volume doubled in July

Renewable energyAs per reports, leading power exchange IEX today said traded volumes of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) doubled last month, with over 72,300 non-solar certificates changing hands.

“This trading session witnessed increased volumes of traded RECs over the previous months with the trade of 72,321 non-solar and 1,983 solar RECs,” Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) said in a statement today.

The REC mechanism was introduced in India in 2010. One REC is equivalent to one megawatt hour of electricity generated from renewable energy sources. Generators of renewable energy have the option of selling the electricity along with the green component or selling only the pure electricity component and selling the RECs separately. In India, the REC market is dominated traditionally by wind energy but that looks set to be changing in the coming years.

In June, 36,147 non-solar and 797 solar RECs were traded.

“For solar RECs, buy bids of 1,983 RECs and sell bids of 12,486 RECs were received against which 1,983 RECs were cleared at Rs 9,300 per REC,” the statement said.

Snapshot of REC trading for the month of July 2013;

Solar RECs

Buy Bids

Sell Bids

Volume Traded

Price -Rs. per REC

Trade Value  Rs. Crores

IEX

1,983

12,486

1,983

9,300

1.84

PXIL

46

9,194

46

9,300

0.04

Total

2,029

21,680

2,029

 

1.88

 Non-Solar RECs

Buy Bids

Sell Bids

Volume Traded

Price -Rs. per REC

Trade Value  Rs. Crores

IEX

72,231

16,76, 875

72,231

1,500

10.84

PXIL

89,081

9,87,886

89,081

1,500

13.36

Total

1,61,312

26,64,761

1,61,312

 

24.20

The entire process of REC issuance goes through following stages; 1) Accreditation by state agency, 2) Registration by central agency, 3) Issuance by central agency and 4) Trading on power exchanges. Read more here.

Reference and further reading;

REC registry website

The Hindu Businessline

Read more on REC mechanism –Regulation chronology, Stages ,Cost involved  and Registered capacity

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