Rajasthan's Renewable Power Projects proposes simplified rules
Rajasthan's Renewable Power Projects proposes simplified rules
POWER & RENEWABLE ENERGY

Rajasthan's Renewable Power Projects proposes simplified rules

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has put forth proposals for rule amendments aimed at simplifying the development of renewable power projects.

In accordance with the Green Energy Open Access Rules, 2022, RERC has introduced three new regulations, namely the Green Energy Tariff, Green Certificate, and Ratings. To implement these regulations, RERC has issued a draft called the 'Terms and Conditions for Tariff Determination from Renewable Energy Sources (First Amendment) Regulations, 2023'.

According to an official familiar with the matter, the proposed amendments encompass various aspects such as transmission and wheeling charges, captive projects, energy banking, green energy tariff, and green certificates. Stakeholders are encouraged to provide their feedback and suggestions on these amendments, with the deadline set for May 26, 2023.

Under the new regulations, consumers are granted the freedom to decide whether they want to purchase green energy for a portion or the entirety of their energy consumption. They can make a request to their distribution licensee specifying the desired amount of green energy, and they also have the option to request separately for solar and non-solar energy. Moreover, consumers can voluntarily purchase additional renewable energy in increments of 25 per cent up to a maximum of 100 per cent.

The draft states, "The Commission will determine the tariff for green energy based on the different cost components of distribution companies (discoms). Consumers must commit to purchasing green energy for a minimum duration of one year."

Additionally, the discoms will issue annual green certificates to consumers who have exceeded their Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) by opting for green energy.

The proposed amendments put forth by RERC indicate that the cross-subsidy surcharge and additional surcharge will not be applicable if a non-fossil fuel-based waste-to-energy project supplies power to open-access consumers. Furthermore, the cross-subsidy surcharge will not be imposed if green energy is utilised for the production of green hydrogen and ammonia.

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The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has put forth proposals for rule amendments aimed at simplifying the development of renewable power projects. In accordance with the Green Energy Open Access Rules, 2022, RERC has introduced three new regulations, namely the Green Energy Tariff, Green Certificate, and Ratings. To implement these regulations, RERC has issued a draft called the 'Terms and Conditions for Tariff Determination from Renewable Energy Sources (First Amendment) Regulations, 2023'. According to an official familiar with the matter, the proposed amendments encompass various aspects such as transmission and wheeling charges, captive projects, energy banking, green energy tariff, and green certificates. Stakeholders are encouraged to provide their feedback and suggestions on these amendments, with the deadline set for May 26, 2023. Under the new regulations, consumers are granted the freedom to decide whether they want to purchase green energy for a portion or the entirety of their energy consumption. They can make a request to their distribution licensee specifying the desired amount of green energy, and they also have the option to request separately for solar and non-solar energy. Moreover, consumers can voluntarily purchase additional renewable energy in increments of 25 per cent up to a maximum of 100 per cent. The draft states, The Commission will determine the tariff for green energy based on the different cost components of distribution companies (discoms). Consumers must commit to purchasing green energy for a minimum duration of one year. Additionally, the discoms will issue annual green certificates to consumers who have exceeded their Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) by opting for green energy. The proposed amendments put forth by RERC indicate that the cross-subsidy surcharge and additional surcharge will not be applicable if a non-fossil fuel-based waste-to-energy project supplies power to open-access consumers. Furthermore, the cross-subsidy surcharge will not be imposed if green energy is utilised for the production of green hydrogen and ammonia. Also Read Roadmap outlined by power ministry panel to develop electricity marketReport: HPCL's financial outlook to improve in 12-18 months

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