The Ministry of Power (MoP) is considering notification of renewable generation obligation in accordance with Tariff Policy 2016, to enhance the generation and utilisation of renewable energy in the country.
Under the Tariff Policy notified in January 2016, the date is proposed to be specified as April 1, 2024; and the capacity of renewable energy to be established/ procured/ supplied by new coal/lignite based thermal generating station is proposed to be minimum 25 per cent of the capacity of thermal generating station being established. Accordingly, in order to promote renewable energy/ sources, any generating company proposing to establish a coal/lignite based thermal generation station after April 1, 2024 will be required to establish minimum 25 per cent renewable energy generating capacity or procure and supply renewable energy/ equivalent to such capacity. The renewable energy/ produced by each generator may be bundled with its thermal generation for the purpose of sale. In case an obligated entity procures this renewable power, then the State Electricity Regulatory Commissions will consider the obligated entity to have met the renewable purchase obligation (RPO) to extent of power bought from such renewable energy generation stations. The ministry has sought comments, if any, within 21 days from the date of issuance of this letter.