Renewable Energy Certificates and Renewable Purchase Obligations PDF Print E-mail

ANERT is designated as the State Agency for Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) and Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) in Kerala.

Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) mandates that all electricity distribution licensees should purchase or produce a minimum specified quantity of their requirements from Renewable Energy Sources. This is as per the Indian Electricity Act, 2003. The State Electricity Regulatory Commissions fix the minimum RPO for the State. The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has notified a total RPO of 3% in 2010. Of this, 2.75% is to be met from non-solar sources and 0.25% from solar energy. The RPO increases by 10% of 3% every year, up to a maximum of 10%.

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Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) are a mechanism for incentivicing producers of electricity from renewable energy sources.  The relevant regulations have been put in place by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC).  Producers (minimum capacity 250 kW) who have a metered facility, and enjoy no concessions or benefits, can apply for accreditation with the state agency. Once they are accredited, they can register with the national agency -- National Load Dispatch Centre (NLDC). The registered generators can then obtain RECs for each MWh of electricity generation. The energy generation details are provided to the national agency by the State Load Dispatch Centre (SLDC).  The entire processing, from application, accreditation, registration, to uploading of energy generation details, is handled online with the software available at the website of REC Registry - www.recregistryindia.nic.in.

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Last Updated on Monday, 24 AUG 2015 11:10
 

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