The Ministry of Power (MoP) has announced the minimum share of consumption of renewable energy by designated consumers from April 2024 to March 2030 .
These rules apply to all designated consumers, including captive users, open-access consumers, and energy distribution licensees. A new category of distributed renewable energy has been added under renewable purchase obligations (RPO). In 2024-25, the required minimum share of renewable energy is 29.91 per cent. This increases to 33.01 per cent in 2025-26, 35.95 per cent in 2026-27, 38.81 per cent in 2027-28, 41.36 per cent in 2028-29, and 43.33 per cent in 2029-30. For the hilly and North-Eastern regions, including Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand, the allocation for distributed renewable energy will be reduced by half of the amount specified above. The remaining allocation for these states will be categorised under other renewable energy sources.