MP ERC looking for suggestions on tariff setting for the next control period
Earlier, the Commission had issued a tariff order for procurement of power from
wind electric generators on 11.6.2004. The control period was ended on 31.3.07.
Thereafter, the Commission vide order dated 23.4.2007 issued a direction that the
same provisions of tariff order dated 11.6.04 shall continue till the issue of tariff order
for the next control period. The Commission then issued the second tariff order for
procurement of power from wind electric generators on 21.11.2007. The control
period was to expire on 31.3.2012. However, the tariff order was revised vide order
dated 14.05.2010. The control period shall expire on 31.03.2013.
(b) On 06.02.2012, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) had issued
revised regulations on terms and condition for determination of tariff from new and
renewable sources of energy. A comparison of CERC terms and conditions viz-a-viz
the Commission’s terms and conditions in respect of wind electric power shows that
the CERC regulations results in better tariff.
(c) Accordingly, the Commission has considered the guidelines issued by the CERC and
proposes to revise the existing norms for determination of tariff for procurement of
power from wind electric generators w.e.f. 01.04.2013.