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JUL 18 2016

Regulator to fix tariff for power from waste plants

  • Economic Times, ET Bureau / Hyderabad
  • Created: Mon 18th JUL 2016


After being pulled up by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for delaying the process, the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) is soon going to come up with the rates at which discoms will have to purchase power generated by waste-to-energy plants.

“The tariffs will be out by the end of this month. The commission has called stakeholders for the final hearing on July 19 where power purchase agreements (PPAs) will be decided and mutually agreed upon. We have set the price at Rs 7.9 per kwh, which is the rate set by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC),” said Krishna Saini, chairperson of the DERC. After lying defunct for several months, the waste-to-energy plant in Bawana is finally set to be operationalised.

Delhi at present has only one functional waste-to-energy plant at Sukhdev Vihar while three others, which are almost ready to be operationalised, have not been started due to inter-departmental clearance on fixation of tariff. It was due to delays owing to this that the concessionaire M/s Delhi MSW Solutions Limited filed a petition, which in turn led the NGT to direct the power regulator to fix tariffs at the earliest.

Besides the plant in Bawana, the DERC is in the process of finalising rates for waste-to-energy plants in the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) area. For this it has invited comments from the public on the petition submitted by the selected concessionaire M/s Elephant Energy Private Limited.

In its petition, the company has sought a tariff of Rs 8.5 per kwh, whereas, the NDMC had proposed a tariff of Rs 8. The plant, located at Raj Nagar, can generate up to 1.7 MW of power by using 70 metric tonnes of municipal solid waste per day.



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