Andhra Pradesh levies deviation charges for under production of solar and wind power

The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission has notified its forecasting, scheduling and deviation settlement regulations for solar and wind power projects with effect from August 21, 2017. The state load despatch centre (SLDC) has to issue detailed guidelines for qualified coordinating agency registration, scheduling procedures, communication protocols and formats by December 1, 2017, implying that only those projects that provide schedules as per this regulation will be allowed to be commissioned January 1, 2018 onwards. Further, the levy and collection of deviation charges will commence from July 1, 2018. To this end, wind and solar generators will be required to provide PPA rates to the SLDC in order to prepare their deviation charge accounts.