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The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has fixed the levelized generic tariff for wind power projects to be commissioned in financial year (FY) 2017-18 in Rajasthan.

The RERC stated in a release, “The levelized tariff has been determined for the useful life of the wind power projects, 25 years.”

The RERC has fixed Rs.5.26 (~$0.0814)/kWh without accelerated depreciation (AD) and Rs.4.87 (~$0.0754)/kWh with AD as levelized generic tariff for wind projects located in Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Barmer districts of Rajasthan. The RERC has also fixed Rs.5.52 (~$0.0854)/kWh without AD and Rs.5.12 (~$0.0792)/kWh with AD as levelized generic tariff for wind projects located in other districts of Rajasthan.

“The RERC has determined different rates for different districts as there’s a difference of 1 percent in the capacity utilization factor (CUF) of projects being developed in the windy districts of Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Barmer, and other districts in the state,” said an RERC official.

The tariffs will be applicable for wind power projects commissioned on or after April 1, 2017, and up to March 31, 2018.

Image Credit: By Joost J. Bakker from IJmuiden (Windmills on a barge  Uploaded by Oxyman), CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Sampath KrishnaSampath has been part of the Mercom India research and news team since the company’s inception. He currently oversees all data and research relating to news published on the MercomIndia.com platform. Sampath received his Bachelor’s of Commerce Degree from Kuvempu University and Post Graduate Diploma in Management, from Indira Gandhi National Open University. More articles from Sampath Krishna.