Solar Curtailment Still an Issue for Power Developers in India


Solar Curtailment Still an Issue for Power Developers in India

Solar project developers in the country continue to face curtailment issues and when it comes to states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, among others, the issue of curtailment is more challenging, falling somewhere between 10 and 25 percent.

Curtailment is a reduction in the output of a generator, typically on an involuntary basis, from what it could otherwise produce given the resources available. Curtailment of electricity generation has long been a normal occurrence in the electric power industry and occur for a variety of reasons, including a lack of transmission access or transmission congestion.

Back in 2017, when issues first came to light, the Adani Group approached the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL), which directed the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) to hear its plea. Later, TNERC rejected its petitions. Read More

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