CESC to purchase power from Amp Energy’s 150 MW renewable projects

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has provided approval to the Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation (CESC) to purchase power from 150 MW wind-solar hybrid projects from Amp Energy Green Seventeen at the rate of Rs 2.92 per kWh. The project will be situated in Nandyala, Andhra Pradesh.

On July 4, 2023, CESC submitted a petition asking for the tariff to be adopted and the power purchase agreement (PPA) with Amp Energy Green Seventeen to be approved. This was done in order to acquire power at the discovered rate through a competitive bidding process. Furthermore, according to the notification, the project should be completed within 24 months of the PPA being signed. Additionally, CESC will get at least 448.2 million units of power from wind-hybrid projects per year as per the PPA.

In September 2022, The WBERC notified that the regulations would apply to any form of open access that uses an intrastate transmission system or distribution system in conjunction with interstate transmission lines.

In June 2022, The WBERC approved a power purchase agreement between the West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company and the Solar Energy Corporation of India for the procurement of 100 MW of wind-solar hybrid power on a round-the-clock basis at Rs 2.90 per kWh, plus a trading margin of Rs 0.07 per kWh.