MERC directs RPO compliance on CPP and Open Access Consumers in Maharashtra to be enforced no later than 31 March, 2014

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Pursuant to the above Regulation and in view of difficulties faced owing to lack of appropriate mechanism in place for monitoring and compliance of RPO of Captive Users and Open Access Consumers, and further considering the time required for development of such a mechanism by the Working Committee constituted as per this Order the Commission, in continuation of its earlier daily order dated 30 April, 2013, directs all Captive Users and Open Access Consumers to fulfil their RPO targets for both Solar and Non-Solar for all Four years i.e. FY 2010-11, FY 2011-12, FY 2012-13 and FY 2013-14 cumulatively before 31 March, 2014.

Thus, the Commission hereby relaxes/waives the provisions of Regulation 7 of the MERC (RPO-REC) Regulation 2010 for the year during FY 2010-11, FY 2011-12 and FY 2012-13.

The Commission also decides that no regulatory charges shall be applicable on Captive Users and Open Access Consumers for non fulfilment of RPO targets during FY 2010-11, FY 2011-12 and FY 2012-13 provided that the same shall be fulfilled on a cumulative basis as specified in the relevant sections of this order.

The Commission directs MEDA to report the formation of Working Committee and further developments thereon before 30 September, 2013, and thereafter on a bi-monthly basis. The Commission further directs MEDA to submit the quarterly status to the Commission in respect of compliance monitoring of renewable purchase obligation by the Obligated Entities as per the provision of Regulation 9.6 of MERC (RPO-REC) Regulations-2010

About Ritesh Pothan

Ritesh Pothan, is an accomplished speaker and visionary in the Solar Energy space in India. Ritesh is from an Engineering Background with a Master’s Degree in Technology and had spent more than a decade as the Infrastructure Head for a public limited company with the last 9 years dedicated to Solar and Renewable Energy. He also runs the 2 largest India focused renewable energy groups on LinkedIn - Solar - India and Renewables - India
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