Uttar Pradesh proposes solar RPO at 2 per cent for 2019-20

The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has proposed amendments to the regulations on renewable purchase obligations (RPO) issued in 2010 to promote renewable energy projects in the state. The new regulations will come into effect from the date of their publication in the official gazette of Uttar Pradesh. The regulations issued in 2010 had set RPO targets only until 2012-13. As part of the amendments, non-solar RPO has been set at 6 per cent and solar RPO at 2 per cent for 2019-20.Meanwhile, the non-solar RPO has been set at 8 per cent and the solar RPO at 3 per cent for 2020-21. For 2021-22, the state has specified a solar RPO of 4 per cent and a non-solar RPO of 9 per cent. For 2022-23, the solar RPO has been set at 5 per cent and non-solar RPO at 9 per cent. For 2023-24, the solar RPO is 5 per cent and the non-solar RPO 10 per cent.