The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has issued an order stating the generic tariff applicable to the renewable projects for the financial year 2019-20. According to the order, the net levelised tariff after factoring in accelerated depreciation is Rs 4.61 per kWh for Goa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman, Puducherry, and Diu. For Chandigarh the net levelised tariff is Rs 4.88 per kWh, whereas the highest levelised tariff has been recorded for Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep, where the net levelised tariff is Rs 6.63 per kWh. The order has been in force since September 2, 2019, and will be applicable until March 31, 2020.
Earlier in August 2019, JERC had issued the draft generic tariff order for solar, wind and small hydro projects. The tariffs for solar and wind projects in the draft order were as follows:
A tariff of Rs 4.98 per kWh without accelerated depreciation (AD) for solar PV (gross metering) for Goa, Daman, Puducherry, Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Rs 4.61 per kWh with AD had been proposed. For Chandigarh, the proposed generic tariff was Rs 5.27 per kWh without AD and Rs 4.88 per kWh with AD, for Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep Rs 7.16 per kWh was the generic tariff without AD and Rs 6.63 per kWh with AD.
For wind energy the generic tariff proposed was Rs 5.21 per kWh without AD for Goa, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Rs 4.80 per kWh with AD. For Daman Rs 4.94 per kWh without AD and Rs 4.53 per kWh with AD, for Puducherry tariff without AD was Rs 4.47 per kWh and Rs 4.06 per kWh with AD. For Diu, the tariff was Rs 3.61 per kWh without AD and Rs 3.20 per kWh with AD. For Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep Islands: Rs 7.02 per kWh without AD and Rs 6.53 per kWh with AD.