Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO):
Distribution licensee (or any other entity procuring power on their behalf) or any person consuming electricity (a) generated from conventional Captive Generating Plant having capacity of 1 MW and above for his own use and or (b) procuring conventional generation through open access and third party sale are identified as Obligated Entities.
These Obligated entities are liable to purchase a certain quantity of their consumption from renewable sources a s detailed below.Quantum of obligation as Proposed
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OREDA has been designated as the State Designated Agency (SDA) for implementation of RPO in the state on behalf of OERC:
So far 62 obligated entities have been identified in the state which are mainly industries having Captive Generating units. Apart from these open access consumers also come under the RPO regime whose number changes every month. Of the above only 12 entities are fully or partially complying to their obligation while 8 have moved the Hon’ble High Court contesting imposition of RPOs and their cases are lying un-resolved.
OREDA regularly monitors the compliance of RPOs by different entities and submits reports to OERC.