HPERC Proposes Tariff for Solar Projects

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has notified a draft on 16th June 2015 for the calculation of solar energy tariff in the state. The proposed tariff will be applicable for the projects where PPAs are signed on or before 31.03.2016 and the entire capacities covered by the PPAs are commissioned on or before 31.03.2017.

The details of the proposed tariff are given in the table below:

The proposed tariff by the commission is slightly higher (approx. 1.6%) than the tariff determined by CERC, which can be considered as a promotional move by the commission to encourage the slowly growing sector in the state.

The comments and suggestions on the proposed draft has been invited by the honorable commission, which can be submitted by any interested party or industry stake holders latest by 16th July 2015.

The commission order can be accessed here.

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