Power produced from wind and solar projects will become viable, and more attractive for discoms as the government last week waived off inter-state transmission charges for wind and solar projects commissioned till March 2022, in a bid to encourage the use of power generated through these sources.
“For generation projects based on solar and wind resources, no interstate transmission charges and losses will be levied on transmission of the electricity through the inter-state transmission system for sale of power by such projects commissioned till 31st March 2022,” said a letter issued by the power ministry last week.
The move will take away future possibilities of additional cost to discoms, encouraging them to purchase power produced from wind and solar projects, the industry said. “This should give discoms good reasons to meet their renewable purchase obligations,” a renewable energy developer said on condition of anonymity. Read More…
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