GERC announces revised additional surcharge rates for open access consumers

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has approved an additional surcharge of Rs 0.87 per unit to consumers availing power through open access from October 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024. The additional surcharge will be applicable to the consumers of four state owned discoms- Dakshin Gujarat Vij Company Limited, Madhya Gujarat Vij Company Limited, Paschim Gujarat Vij Company Limited and Uttar Gujarat Vij Company Limited who avail power through open access from any source other than their respective discom.

In August 2023, Mahindra Susten announced the signing of a purchase power agreement (PPA) with Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) for a period of 25 years for 100 MW capacity and an additional greenshoe option capacity of 100 MW.

In the same month, KPI Green Energy Limited emerged as a winner for grid-connected solar PV project of 200 MW (AC) in Gujarat. The project is a part of 800 MW tender issued by GUVNL.