Power distribution companies operating in the state failed to buy adequate wind power to fulfil their Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) target of last year while exceeding the target of costlier solar power.
“GUVNL put an additional burden of Rs76.5 crore on its consumers by purchasing costlier solar power over wind power.
Both GUVNL and Torrent Power were mandated to meet 10% of their total power requirement through renewable power sources, of which RPO for wind power was 8.25% and 1.75% for solar power.
GUVNL purchased 82 Million Units (MUs) of solar power more than the RPO target, and Torrent 76 MUs more.
To make up for the shortfall of wind power, they purchased additional solar power, putting burden of nearly Rs112 crore on power consumers,” energy and regulatory expert KK Bajaj, said in a letter to the Commission.