Centre drops interstate supply charges on solar power projects

Move aims to keep solar power affordable

by Charlene Samuel

The ministry of power decided to exempt solar power projects from interstate transmission charges till 31 December 2019. This decision, taken in consultation with the ministry of new and renewable energy and other stakeholders, aims to keep solar power as affordable as thermal power.

Imposition of interstate charges would have increased the cost of procuring solar power from another state by Rs.1-2.5 per kilo watt hour (kWh). The magnitude of increase depends on the distance it is transmitted and voltage at which it is supplied. Solar tariffs have reached an all-time low of Rs.2.44 per kWh at an auction held in May 2017 which is at par with thermal power.

In its last revised tariff policy announced in January 2016, the Centre had provided exemption from paying interstate supply charges up to 30 June 2017.

References
1. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/power/centre-removes-interstate-supply-charges-on-solar-power-projects-till-december-2019/articleshow/59209735.cms
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Consumer Sentiments Index
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All listed Companies
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Non-financial Companies
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