The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has increased the capacity of solar PV projects to be installed in Rajasthan under Component-A of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyaan (KUSUM) Yojana by 400 MW.
Rajasthan Urja Vikas Nigam Ltd. (RUVNL) had petitioned the state electricity regulatory commission (SERC) on behalf of the distribution companies (DISCOMs) for approval to extend the tariff already determined for Component-A for additional capacity of 400 MW.
Per ministry guidelines, in its order, the commission had fixed levelized tariff under Component-A at Rs 3.14/kWh. This will act as ceiling tariff for the competitive bidding for solar projects. Initially, 325 MW of solar PV projects had been earmarked to be set up under Component-A.
After the RERC’s February 2020 order, Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation Limited (RRECL) on the request of the DISCOMs/RUVNL invited Expression of Interest (Eol) from the developers/farmers and found