JSERC publishes a Draft JSERC (Renewable Energy Purchase Obligation and its compliance) Regulations, 2020

Feb 19, 2020 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Industry Specific Compliance

The Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) publishes a Draft JSERC (Renewable Energy Purchase Obligation and its compliance) Regulations, 2020 for stipulating the Renewable Energy Purchase Obligation for the Obligated Entities within the State of Jharkhand and in order to fix a minimum percentage of total consumption of the electricity of the Obligated Entities for purchase of energy from Renewable Energy Sources and to achieve long term growth trajectory of Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) from Solar as well as Non-Solar Energy. These Regulations will extend to the whole State of Jharkhand.

These Regulations will apply to:

(a) Distribution Licensees within the State; 

(b) Captive Users within the State subject to conditions outlined under Clause 5.1(a) which specifies the minimum percentage for Renewable Energy Purchase Obligation, of these Regulations;  

(c) Open Access Consumers within the State subject to conditions outlined under Clause 5.1(b) which specifies the minimum percentage for RPO, of these Regulations. 

The RPO framework stipulated under these Regulations will commence from the date of the Notification of these Regulations and will be valid until repealed by the Commission.

With these regulations coming into effect, the JSERC (Renewable Energy Purchase Obligation and its compliance) Regulations, 2010 and JSERC (Renewable Energy Purchase Obligation and its compliance) Regulations, 2016 along with all amendments thereto, shall stand repealed.

These Regulations shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Jharkhand Gazette.

JSERC invites suggestions or comments by February 17, 2020 at Secretary Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission New Police Line Road, opposite to C.M. House Kanke Road, Ranchi-834008 Phone No. - 0651-2285906 & Fax No. - 0651-2285907 Email id: [email protected]

 


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