Discoms want more time to adopt green power
NEW DELHI: The Centre might be pushing for more renewable energy, but Delhi’s power distribution companies do not appear to be in any hurry.
While Tata Power Delhi has said in its public notice for determining the 2015-16 tariff that renewable purchase obligations (RPO) should be deferred for the next four-five years, the Reliance discoms—BSES Yamuna and BSES Rajdhani—wants it to be waived off for at least two years. All three discoms said this was critical to control rising power purchase costs and keep tariffs in check.
The scheme, which became a part of the tariff from the financial year 2012-13, makes it obligatory for the discoms to source a fixed percentage of the total power from renewable sources. The targets, which started with 3.4..