Karnataka extends generic tariff of Rs 7.08/kWh for waste to energy projects until 2020

In a recent order, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has extended the validity of the generic tariff that it had set for municipal solid waste (MSW) projects in the state. A tariff of Rs 7.08 per kWh was set by the commission back in 2016, which was applicable to all the state’s MSW-based power projects commissioned between September 19, 2016 and March 31, 2018. The KERC has now said that though the tariff of Rs 7.08 per kWh was fixed in 2016, only one waste-to-energy (WtE) project has been initiated in the state. Therefore, to encourage new WtE projects in Karnataka, the commission decided to retain the existing tariff for a period of one year beginning from April 1, 2019 to March 3, 2020.

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