Policy & Govt

MNRE issues draft policy for round-the-clock supply of bundled renewable power

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has proposed a draft policy for the supply of Round-The-Clock (RTC) power to discoms which would be a mix of renewable energy and electricity generated in coal-based plants.

The idea is to address the biggest issue with large scale uptake of clean energy – intermittency. Solar and wind energy are not available throughout the day severely limiting their use in modern grids.

“The main objective of the scheme is to provide RTC power to the DISCOMs through bundling of RE power with thermal power and to scale up renewable capacity additions.

It will also facilitate fulfilment of renewable purchase obligation (RPO) requirement of the obligated entities,” the ministry said inviting comments from stakeholders on the key provisions of the new scheme. Read More

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