KERC has notified Fourth Amendment to KERC (Procurement of Energy from Renewable Resources) Regulations on October 27th, 2016. The draft of the proposed amendment is available in www.kerc.org. The highlights of the amendment are:
- RPO obligation is on captive plant, grid connected plants and open access consumers only .Hence non grid connected captive plants are free from RPO obligation in Karnataka state.
- Every distributions licensee, captive consumer and open access consumers may purchase REC or consume electricity generated from its own Renewable Energy Power Plant whether grid connected or otherwise, to meet its RPO either entirely or partly.
- The obligation of distribution licensees to purchase electricity from solar energy may be fulfilled by purchase of solar REC’s only.
- The capacity of Renewable Energy Power Plant owned by the obligated entity shall not be less than 250Kw.
KERC has invited written comments/views/suggestions on the proposed amendment latest by November 26th 2016 from interested parties.