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HPERC decides to drop the proposal containing mechanism to carry forward the RPPO (Renewable Power Purchase Obligation)
The HPERC RPO Regulations, 2010 specified the minimum percentage of total consumption, for Renewable Power Purchase Obligation (RPPO) for Non-Solar and Solar energy for the distribution licensee, as well as the Captive and Open Access Users/Consumers and providing that the certificates issued under the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Terms and Conditions for Recognition and Issuance of Renewable Energy Certificates for Renewable Energy Generation) Regulations, 2010, shall be the valid instruments for the discharge of the mandatory obligation set out in the RPPO Regulations, 2010 for the Obligated Entities to purchase electricity from Renewable Energy Sources.
The Commission evolved a proposed mechanism with regards for monitoring and carry forward in relation to Renewable Power Purchase (RPPO) Compliance under HPERC (Renewable Power Purchase Obligations and its Compliance) Regulations, 2010 and invited the comments/suggestions/objections of the stakeholders and the public in general on the said proposal by 24th October, 2016 and notified the date for hearing on 9th Dec 2016. The following stakeholders have submitted their objections/suggestions on the aforesaid draft mechanism:- BBN Industries Association, M/s Inox Air Products Ltd., M/s Birla Textile Mills, M/s Winsome Textile Industries Ltd., India Wind Power Association and HIMURJA.
The public hearing on the said matter was conducted on 9th Dec 2016. Only two participants have made their submissions in the hearing. Sh. R.K. Jain, the representative of M/s Birla Textile Mills and M/s Inox Air Products Limited, commented on the Draft Mechanism related to RPPO Carry forward. He stated that imposition of RPPO to the standby DG Sets as well as to the OA consumers may be a counter-productive for the growth of industry in the State. When industry is not in a position to comply the RPPO in particular financial year, its further carry forward to next year with certain percentage of overloading may not be a viable option.
After considering the comments and suggestions, the Commission decides to drop the proposal containing mechanism to carry forward the Renewable Power Purchase Obligation (RPPO).
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