Recently the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) announced an order for generic tariff determination of various renewable resources including Solar and Wind. Even after the generic tariff is realized, DISCOMs opt for competitive bidding for tariffs due to the low rates. The details regarding the tariffs for various RE sources is a follows:
Renewable energy sources
|Tariff without AD||Tariff with AD|
|Non-Fossil Fuel-Based Cogeneration Projects||INR 4.99||_|
|Biomass projects||INR 7.30||INR 7.44|
|SHP (5 MW-25 MW)||INR 3.66||INR 3.92|
|SHP (1 MW-5 MW)||INR 4.36||INR 4.64|
|SHP (500 kW-1 MW)||INR 4.86||INR 5.14|
|SHP 500 kW and less||INR 5.36||INR 5.64|
|Wind Energy projects||INR 2.87||–|
|Utility-Scale Solar PV Projects||INR 2.72||
|Rooftop Solar PV projects||INR 3.22||–|
The above mentioned solar rooftop tariff will be applicable from August 1 2018 to March 31 2019 and for wind projects between August 1 2018 – March 31 2019 for a period of 13 years from the date of commissioning. However, in a recent project auction base tariff of INR 2.52/kWh was discovered (INR 0.35/kWh less than the new generic tariff).
In case of SHP, the above-mentioned tariffs will be applicable between August 1, 2018, and March 31, 2019, for 35 years (with capacity up to 5 KW) and 13 years for SHP with a capacity greater than 5 MW and up to 25 MW.
Recently Maharashtra also announced its final regulations for the forecasting, scheduling and deviation management regulations in July 2018.