MPERC proposes scraping must-run status of renewable energy generation

The Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC) has proposed to apply scheduling and merit order dispatch regulations to cogeneration and renewable energy generation units, and remove the must-run status of renewable power plants in the state. However, the proposal states that open access should be provided, depending on transmission availability. Moreover, wheeling and cross-subsidy charges will be applied as per MPERC guidelines. In addition, power generators will be entitled to draw power exclusively for their own use from the transmission network to synchronise their projects with the grid.