APERC determines tariff for biomass, bagasse power projects

Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) through an order dated 16th May 2014, has determined the variable cost for existing Biomass, Bagasse, and Industrial waste based power projects in AP for the period 1st April 2014 to 31st March 2019.

The commission before finalizing this order had done its due diligence by floating a consultation paper and holding a public hearing in which every stakeholder’s view was taken into consideration. This process was carried out on the lines of directives of ApTel in its 20th Dec 2012 order which says –

“However, we feel that there is a need for carrying out a scientific study for determining the normative parameters specific to the state for future. The study should also take into consideration the technological improvements that have since taken place in the generation by non-conventional energy sources. We direct the State Commission to arrange to undertake the study on priority and frame its Tariff Regulations for purchase of power by distribution licensees from NCE sources after considering the Study Report, Central Commission’s Regulations and any other relevant information.”

The variable cost determined for Biomass based projects are as in table below:

The costs projected for subsequent years are indicative; meaning the commission will determine the actual price escalation before the start of each financial year starting FY16.

The variable cost determined for Industrial waste based power projects:

The variable cost determined for bagasse based power projects are:

 The order can be read in detail by clicking here.

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