CERC Drafts Amendment To Grant Connectivity To ISTS Projects Based on Renewable Sources

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The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has recently issued a Draft Amendment to Detailed Procedure for Grant of Connectivity to Projects Based on Renewable Sources to Inter-State Transmission Systems.

CERC also invites comments/ suggestions/ objections from the stakeholders and interested persons on the provisions proposed to be amended. The comments/ suggestions/ objections should be to secy@cercind.gov.in and shilpa@cercind.gov.in on or before 16thAugust, 2020. 

The Detailed Procedure for “Grant of Connectivity to projects based on renewable sources to inter-State transmission system” made under Regulation 27 of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Grant of Connectivity, Long-term Access and Medium-term Open Access in inter-State Transmission and related matters) Regulations, 2009 was issued on 15.5.2018.

To know about the amendment  refer to the document below:

Recently, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC)  passed an order in the matter of SECI in regards to adoption of tariff for 480 MW Solar PV Projects (Tranche-V) connected to the Inter-State Transmission System and selected through a competitive bidding process as per the Standard Bidding Guidelines. 

Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI), has filed  Petition under Section 63 of the Electricity Act, 2003 for adoption of tariff for 480 MW solar power projects (Tranche-V) connected to inter-State Transmission System (ISTS) and selected through competitive bidding process as per the “Guidelines for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding Process for Procurement of Power from Grid Connected Solar PV Power Projects”  issued by the Ministry of Power, Government of India. 

The SECI  made the following prayers: Adopt the tariff discovered in the competitive bid process for the individual power projects and in addition, there will be the trading margin of Rs.0.07/kWh to be recovered from the Buying Utilities/Distribution Licensees in terms of the PSAs with the Buying Utilities/ Distribution licensees, Grant SECI an exemption from complying with the provisions of the Guidelines.

Commission after learning the case orders he Ministry of New and Renewable Energy  (MNRE) to pay trade margin of Rs.0.07/kWh to SECI

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