The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued an important regulation which provides 100% exemption of intra-state transmission and wheeling charges for solar power projects supplying power to electric vehicle charging stations.
The exemption in intra-state transmission and wheeling charges for solar power project will be provide to those project which are set up after the notification and before March 31, 2023, for supplying power to electric vehicle charging stations either under captive route or through open access.
This exemption is applicable for the first ten years from setting up electric vehicle charging stations. This exemption applies to projects with an individual plant capacity of a maximum of 25 MW and for the total capacity of 500 MW.
The regulations however stated that renewable energy projects must pay grid connectivity charges of ₹250,000 (~$3,360)/MW to transmission or distribution licensees. They also said that energy would be accounted for by metering when power is sold to distribution licensees.
Renewable energy sources include wind, solar, biomass power, biogas-based, biomass gasifier, non-fossil fuel-based cogeneration, renewable hybrid, small hydro, municipal solid waste (MSW), refuse-derived fuel (RDF), and renewable energy with storage projects.
The regulation will be in effect from April 1, 2020. The control period for these regulations will be four years starting April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2024.
This is a Syndicate News Feed; edited by Clean-Future Team