In order to meet the power crisis and in line with the National Action Plan on climate change, electricity regulators across the country have decided to promote environmental-friendly renewable sources of energy.At a meeting of Forum of Regulators (FOR) - a statutory body comprising chairpersons of state electricity regulatory commissions and headed by Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) Chairperson Pramod Deo , the participants discussed critical issues facing the power sector, an official release said in Chennai.
Renewable sources of energy, which are environmental friendly and green energy, should be promoted, the forum reiterated and evolved a consensus on making it obligatory for every distribution company to purchase minimum five per cent from the renewable sources of energy in line with the National Action Plan on climate change. While Tamil Nadu had already fixed the Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) at ten per cent, the same was not true for all other states, primarily because of non-availability of adequate renewable sources of power in such states.
To overcome this constraint and to ensure that the states with inadequate renewable sources were able to meet purchase obligation, in other states.
Source - Indopia