Every Obligated Entity should have met its Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) target by their own generation or procurement of power from Renewable Energy generator or by the way of Renewable Energy Certificate or by the combination of all.
Grid connected captive Power plant with minimum installed capacity of 1 MW and above
Entity with demand of minimum 1 MVA and who consumes electricity procured from conventional fossil fuel based generation through open access sources
These obligations shall be valid until March 31, 2016 (Financial year 2015-16).
If the Obligated Entity fails to comply with the RPO target- penalty amount for such conditions will be decided by the Commission on the basis of the shortfall in units of RPO, RPO Regulatory Charges and the Forbearance Price decided by the Central Commission; separately in respect of solar and non-solar RPO
Installed power generation capacity and Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) to the State of Maharashtra is given in following table;
Installed Capacity in MW of power utilities in Maharashtra/ UTS including allocated shares in joint & central sector utilities (as on 31.3.10)
Reference for the information: CEA Annual Report 2009-10 (Page number 212)
RPO by Year (%) – (Entity Type : DISCOM/Captive/OA)
Shailesh is post graduate in Environment Management from Forest Research Institute (FRI) University, Dehradun, India. Presently he is working in the areas of Environmental and Renewable Energy Advisory Services. He has started GreenCleanGuide.com during his college days.