Waiver period of interstate transmission solar charges and losses extended

The Ministry of Power in consultation with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that the waiver period for inter-state transmission charges and losses for solar projects will be extended until December 31, 2019. The waiver will be applicable for a period of 25 years from the date of commissioning. The imposition of such charges could have raised the cost of using solar power as compared to thermal power.