MoP issues clarification regarding RPO for CPPS

The MoP has issued a clarification regarding the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) for captive power plants (CPPs). As per the notice, the RPO should be at the level mandated by the appropriate commission for 2015-16 for all CPPs commissioned before April 1, 2016. For CPPs commissioned after April 1, 2016, the RPO level as mandated by the appropriate commission or the MoP, whichever is higher, for the year of commissioning of the CPP will be applicable. In case the capacity is increased, the RPO for the augmented capacity will be the RPO applicable for the year in which the CPP’s capacity was augmented.