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REC Mechanism – a start in Andhra Pradesh

December 25, 2011 by

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Yesterday on 24th December, APERC took the much awaited first step towards REC mechanism in the state with a Public Notice inviting comments and suggestions on the Draft regulations that would eventually pave the way for REC projects getting accredited in AP and Obligated Entities coming under the RPO. Key take aways are as under […]

Know your RPO

October 1, 2011 by


Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) is the minimum amount of energy required to be purchased by the obligated entities (Companies) in order to meet their mandatory requirement.  It is being implemented throughout the country for promoting renewable energy. It is obligatory upon State Electricity Regulatory Commissions to fix a certain percentage for purchase of power from […]

Karnataka Solar Policy – 350 MW to be installed

July 12, 2011 by


Karnataka recently released its new solar policy, targeting capacity addition in solar power projects by 350 megawatts by  2016. The composition of this number is as under 200 MW solar will be developed for sale to distribution utilities. The allotment is expected to happen at the rate of 40 MW every year until 2016. For […]

California get 33% renewable portfolio standard

April 21, 2011 by

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Last week, California passed a bill into law that will require utilities to generate 33 percent of their power on an annual basis from renewable resources by 2020. This bill (“SBX2”) was passed by strong majority. This law SBX2 establishes the most stringent RPS in the US. It is expected and hoped to trigger similar […]