The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has announced the draft regulations for terms and conditions for tariff determination from renewable energy sources. These regulations will come into force from the date of notification and will be valid until March 31, 2023. The terms and conditions shall also be applicable for renewable energy generating captive power plants and renewable energy plants supplying power to third party under open access. Besides transmission and wheeling charges, cross-subsidy surcharge and additional surcharge shall be applicable in case of open access transactions based on renewable energy. In the existing regulations, such open access transactions are exempted from cross-subsidy surcharge. These charges are expected to significantly increase renewable energy tariffs.