Renewables Energy

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has issued a levelized generic tariff for the purchase of electricity from small hydro projects, biomass with Rankine cycle, non-fossil fuel based co-generation, biomass gasifier, and biogas-based projects for financial year (FY) 2017-18. The order was issued on May 31, 2017. Solar has not been included in the document.

Mercom previously reported, after the initial proposal CERC had kept the floor open for comments and suggestions on the levelized generic tariff up to April 28, 2017. These tariffs will be applicable for during FY2017-18. After that time, the CERC may or may not review and propose changes.

For solar PV, solar thermal, wind (onshore and offshore), MSW/RDF, and other emerging renewable energy technologies, the tariff will be project specific.

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