The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has extended the validity of the generic tariff ₹7.08 (~$0.096)/kWh for waste to energy (WTE) projects in the state. The validity of the tariff has now been extended up to March 31, 2021.
The Commission had previously set a generic tariff of ₹7.08 (~$0.096)/kWh on September 19, 2016, for all waste to energy projects in the state. The tariff applied to all of the state’s MSW-based power projects commissioned between September 19, 2016, and March 31, 2018.
The Commission decided to extend the validity of the existing generic tariff as no additional waste to energy projects have been proposed in the state, and those previously submitted by the Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL) are already in progress.
In March, the KPCL floated a tender for an 11.5 MW waste to energy project at Bidadi in the Ramanagar district of the state. The scope of work included the design, engineering, manufacturing, testing, supply, and commissioning of the project. It also included two years of operation and maintenance services for the project.
Previously, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission had extended the validity of the generic tariff it had set for municipal solid waste projects in the state to March 2020.