Appellate Tribunal for Electricity postpones trading of renewable energy certificates

The Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) has postponed the trading of renewable energy certificates (REC) scheduled on July 29, by four weeks. In an order issued on July 24, APTEL postponed the RECs trading session scheduled on July 29, 2020 by four weeks in three separate appeals filed by Green Energy Association, IWPA (Indian Wind Power Association) and Techno Electric and Engineering Company Ltd against the CERC order issued on fixing REC floor and forbearance price.

“Trading of RECs scheduled on July 29, 2020 shall be postponed by four weeks. It is made clear that if validity for any REC is going to be expired within four weeks, as stated above, the same shall be extended by the concerned authority,” the APTEL order said.

There was no trading of RECs or green certificates in July.

REC trading is done at two power exchanges — Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) and Power Exchange of India Ltd (PXIL) — on last Wednesday of every month.

Under the renewable purchase obligation (RPO), bulk purchasers like discoms, open access consumers and capacitive users are required to buy certain proportion of RECs. They can buy RECs from renewable energy producers to meet RPO norms.

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