Rajasthan government on Thursday appalled the Centre not to end the waiver interstate transmission system (ISTS) charges on renewable after June 30, 2023. Subodh Agarwal, chairman and managing director of Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation said that the waiver is critical to achieve the solar energy generation targets.
The Centre has set a target of 450 gigawatt by 2030 from renewable resources and Rajasthan in its solar policy has envisaged setting 37.5 gigawatt by 2024-25.
But Agarwal said that the state is also trying to reach a renewable energy target of 90 GW by 2030. Rajasthan is the second largest solar power producer in the country producing 10 GW which is 11% of the country’s total capacity.
He also said that solar projects under Kusum scheme is not getting financed by the lenders and the centre should intervene so that more and more farmers get funding to put up plants.
Kusum scheme was launched to help farmers put up solar projects on their barren or semifertile land and earn an income by selling the power to discoms.