With the target of power purchase from renewable energy sources set to increase every year, state-run Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has chalked out plans to procure 7,000MW of solar and wind power by fiscal 2021-22, to meet renewable purchase obligations (RPO).
Electricity consumers in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar and Surat may have to cough up more as Torrent Power Limited (TPL) has sought permission to increase power rates. The company claims that it needs higher rates to recover its past under-recoveries.
The Supreme Court set aside the order of the Gujarat ElectricityRegulatory Commission (GERC) extending the ‘control period’ to allow a private discom to levy a particular rate power tariff on grounds of delay in commissioning of the project.
Two of India’s high wind energy potential states have refused to buy wind power at a rate higher than the one arrived at the country’s first ever wind power auction, putting in jeopardy about 500 MW of projects in these states.
A rooftop solar plant at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International (SVPI) airport commissioned on Tuesday, a statement from airport officials said.