IWTMA files petition against TNERC before APTEL

The Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association (IWTMA) has filed a petition against the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) before the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL). TNERC has approved a ceiling tariff of Rs 2.65 per unit for an upcoming 500 MW wind power auction which is lower than the feed-in tariff (FiT) of Rs 2.80 per unit fixed by it in April 2018. According to the IWTMA, TNERC’s FiT was itself too low, having grossly underestimated the costs incurred in setting up wind projects, and now the decision to allow the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation to set an even lower ceiling tariff will severely hamper the interest of wind power developers in the state.

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