The Joint Electrical energy and Regulatory Fee (JERC) has notified the ‘Renewable Buy Obligation (RPO), its Compliance and REC framework Implementation Laws, 2022’ for the union territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.
These regulations will be called the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for Union Territories Jammu &Kashmir and Ladakh (Renewable Purchase Obligation, its Compliance and REC framework Implementation) Regulations, 2022.
These regulations shall come into force from the date of their publication in the official gazette. These regulations shall apply to the whole of the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.
These Regulations shall apply to all Distribution Licensees, captive users, using other than Renewable Energy Sources exceeding 1 MW, and to Open Access Consumers with a contracted demand exceeding 1 MW from sources other than Renewable sources of Energy.
Any person who owns a grid-connected Captive Generating Plant based on conventional fossil fuel with installed capacity of 1 MW and above, or such other capacity as may be stipulated by the Commission from time to time, and consumes electricity generated from such Plant for his own use shall be subject to RPO to the extent of a percentage of his consumption met through such fossil fuel-based captive source.
Any person having a Contract Demand of not less than 1MW and who consumes electricity procured from conventional fossil fuel-based generation through Open Access shall be subject to RPO to the extent of a percentage of his consumption met through such fossil fuelbased Open Access source.
The Operating Period of the RPO framework specified under these Regulations shall commence from the FY 2021-22 and shall be valid until 31 March, 2026.
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