GERC asks for industry feedback on determining generic tariff for wind projects

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has invited public opinion on a draft paper discussing issues while determining tariff for procuring power from wind projects. The commission has released the discussion paper for feedback to initiate the regulatory process for setting the wind power procurement tariff for the financial year. As per the draft, the installed wind power capacity of the state as of September 30, 2019 is around 6,174 MW.

According to the discussion paper, the GERC proposes to determine the tariff for all prospective wind power projects based on the rates discovered through competitive bidding and discontinue the practice of setting the generic tariff for wind power projects. The tariff for wind projects that do not qualify for competitive bidding will be the latest tariff discovered through competitive bidding by state-owned distribution companies and adopted by the GERC. The discussion paper further provides details regarding transmission and wheeling charges.

In January 2020, the GERC discussed the tariff framework for the procurement of power by distribution licenses from wind turbine generators and other commercial issues. The last date for sending comments is February 25, 2020, while the public hearing has been scheduled for February 28, 2020, at Gandhinagar.

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