Solar industry seeks central government intervention in Andhra Pradesh dispute

The solar industry has sought the intervention of the centre and the government of Andhra Pradesh to expedite the legal dispute over the state’s move to renege from signed contracts.

In July last year, the state government decided to renegotiate the purchase cost of wind and solar projects already awarded, saying it would not honour power purchase agreements signed by the previous government. The High Court had then stayed the order and directed distribution companies to clear the dues owed in December after developers took the state to court.

The court remained shut due to the COVID-induced lockdown, but has not picked up the issue since it resumed its operations virtually. The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) said that although many of the solar industry stakeholders had filed urgency applications to the Andhra Pradesh HC to pick up the matter, they have not received a response.

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