Ministry of new and renewable energy has asked state utilities to issue solar and wind energy tenders, instead of depending on central utilities for meeting their renewable energy needs.
The ministry has noted that most states are falling behind their renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets, or the share of clean energy in their electricity purchase. Against a target of 17% share as RPO during 2018-19, countrywide achievement during April-September this year has been around 10.6%.
“Finally, it is the state which is procuring power, so it’s better that they issue tenders on their own. States are better aware of what tariffs they can afford to purchase renewable energy,” an official told ET on condition of anonymity. Read More