Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) after deliberating on Aptel order dated 26th April 2010, decided not to impose RPO on any person consuming electricity from Co-generation power plants on its order dated 8th May 2013. Subsequently similar matter was challenged before the Honorable Supreme Court  where the Supreme Court passed an order  upholding the regulations regarding imposing obligations upon captive consumers on 13th  May 2015.

In the light of Supreme Court order, KERC thus decided to recall its order dated 8th May 2013, with immediate effect and made RPO obligation applicable on captive co-gen power plants. Hence all the captive co-gen power plants will have to meet their RPO obligations which will help in promoting the REC mechanism in the state of Karnataka.

The relevant order can be accessed here.