Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) recently passed an order on RPO compliance exemption for FY 2017-18 under the GERC (Procurement of Energy from Renewable Sources) Regulations, 2010 and its (First Amendment) Regulations, 2014.
The Jubilant Infrastructure Limited main petition was regarding exemption from Renewable Purchase Obligation for the period of FY 2017-18 seeking the following prayers:(i) To grant the RPO exemptions for FY 2017-18 & consider the request for FY 2018-19 and FY 2019-20 as well based upon drawl of power supply by the Petitioner from DGVCL and from the other separate consumer units of Jubilant Life Sciences Limited in the SEZ area; (ii) To issue the formal orders for granting the RPO exemptions for the previous year 2015- 16 & 2016-17 as same as granted for the previous years of 2013-14 & 2014-15.
FY 2017-18 the RPO has earlier been fixed at 10% which consists of 7.75% for Wind, 1.75% for Solar and 0.5% from other Renewable Sources (Biomass, Bagasse, MSW and Hydro) for the obligated entities of the State.
The Commission observed that it has already exempted Jubilant Infrastructure Limited to comply with the Renewable Purchase Obligation for the FY 2015-16 and 2016-17 as they comply with the RPO requirement to the extent of RPO compliance by DGVCL. The Commission has already addressed the issue and rejected the petition accordingly.
To know more about the order refer to the document below: