BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL), a Delhi-based power discom, has signed an agreement with SECI to procure 100 MW of wind power in order to meet its RPO. Reportedly, the power is expected to be available to the discom from the third week of November 2019, for a 25 year period, at a tariff of Rs 2.52 per unit.
Earlier, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and BYPL had signed agreements to procure 250 MW and 50 MW of wind power, respectively. With this agreement, the two Delhi based BSES discoms, will receive a total of 400 MW of wind power. Out of the 400 MW power, the discoms will start receiving 100 MW from November 2018, and the remaining 300 MW will be available from November 2019.
The Rs 2.52 per kWh tariff is one of the lowest tariff seen in wind power auctions and is substantially lower than the average cost of long-term power purchasing agreements which can be above Rs 4.5 per unit.