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Tamil Nadu Tribunal Sets Aside Solar Purchase Obligation

In a major setback to government plans, Tamil Nadu’s electricity tribunal has decided to set aside a government order placing solar energy obligations upon heavy power consumers. It is unclear as to how the order would affect government plans to generate an additional 3,000 megawatts (MW) of solar power by end-2015 but it cannot be…

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MSEDCL filed petition to MERC for waiver of FY12-13 RPO

On 07th Aug 2013, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL/ Mahavitaran) filed a petition with Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) for waiver of its Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) target for the financial year 2012-13. MSEDCL has filed this petition soon after the MERC order dated 22nd July 2013, stating mandatory compliance to RPO…

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Renewable Purchase Obligation for the State of Goa and UTs

Following by the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission’s (MERC) order  enforcing strict compliance of Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) targets on obligated entities, Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has also come up with an order for the strict enforcement of RPO targets in the State of Goa and Union Territories (UTs) on 25th October, 2013. As per…

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RPO compliance has become strict in the State of Maharashtra

On 22nd July 2013, the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) issued a landmark order for enhanced enforcement of Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPOs) in the State. The Commission has ordered Obligated Entities in Maharashtra to demonstrate compliance to RPO targets for four years starting from FY 2010-11 to FY 2013-14 cumulatively by 31st March 2014 or…

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Compulsory Hydro Power Purchase Obligations for DISCOMS

According to reports, the Power Ministry plans to make it compulsory for DISCOMS (distribution companies) to purchase a set percentage from hydel sources. This would on turn benefit the Hydropower sector. Speaking on the sidelines of a conference organised by industry body Ficci, the Power Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia today said provision for “Hydro Purchase Obligation…

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Jawahar Lal Nehru Port Trust to Set up 7 MW Wind Mill

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) will be investing about Rs 50 crore to setup a 7 MW wind mill.  The project will result in savings of around 30% on JNPT’s power cost and will provide a quarter of the port’s electricity requirements. With this, the Jawahar Lal Nehru Port Trust will become the first port…

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BEST will procure green power from solar PV project being developed by Welspun Energy

Brihan Mumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) will procure 28 million units of electricity annually from solar PV project being developed by Welspun Energy. As per the news, Welspun Energy has achieved financial closure for its 20 MW solar PV project. The upcoming solar power plant will be commissioned in Solapur district in Maharashtra….

Renewable Purchase Obligations for the State of Maharashtra

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.   Obligated entities Grid connected captive Power plant with minimum installed capacity of 1 MW and above…