Power ministry extends ISTS charges waiver till 2023

The Ministry of Power has issued a notification extending the waiver of inter-state transmission system (ISTS) charges and losses on the supply of power generated from solar and wind power projects until June 30, 2023. As per the notification, no ISTS charges would be levied for 25 years from the date of commissioning of the power plants. This will be irrespective of whether this power is within RPO or not. For discoms, the power should be procured competitively under the guidelines issued by the central government. The order will include solar power plants commissioned under the Central Public Sector Undertaking (CPSU) Scheme Phase-II and the projects commissioned under Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) tender for manufacturing linked capacity scheme.


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