Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission recently announced the 8th amendment to the (COGENERATION AND GENERATION OF ELECTRICITY FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES OF ENERGY) Revision – I, Regulations, 2010. The following are the changes included in the current version.
- Newly inserted clause 3(ii-a): ‘Captive RE Generation Source’ means a RE power plant set up by any person to generate electricity primarily for his own use and includes a power plant set up by any co-operative society or association of persons for generating electricity primarily for use of members of such co-operative society or association and satisfies the conditions contained in Rule 3 (1) (a) and 3 (1) (b) of the Electricity Rules, 2005 as amended from time to time.”
- Newly inserted clause 12.3: Banking is no more available to the Captive generation of Renewable energy plant generators
- Newly inserted clause 12(A) Captive RE Generation Source: Total installed capacity allowed for the captive RE plants is 1 MW
- Newly Inserted clause 12 (A-1) Forecasting, Scheduling, Energy Accounting, and Settlement:-
- The Captive RE generators can sell surplus power to the Distribution Companies only for which they are the consumers in Madhya Pradesh
- There will be no cross-subsidy charges for captive generators and in case the power is solar to the distribution companies
- Transmission & Wheeling charges will be payable by the generators as per the retail tariff order
- In case the power is supplied to other than captive consumers, such consumers will have to cross-subsidy charges along with transmission/wheeling charges.
- Consumers of such Captive RE Generation Source will not be eligible for any rebates for captive power plant consumer under HV 3 category in applicable Retail Supply Tariff Order
- Newly inserted clause12 (A-2) Renewable Purchase Obligation:-
- Surplus electricity purchased by discoms from the captive RE generators will qualify for the Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) of the Discoms.
- Energy Consumed by the Captive generators themselves will first qualify towards their own RPO, remaining if any surplus electricity will qualify as RPO of the discoms in their area.
Prior to this amendment, seven amendments have been announced previously. The last amendment was announced in 2017, post which the latest amendment has been announced. Along with this, the commission has also recently announced the first amendment for the Forecasting & Scheduling Regulations.