Hyderabad: Industries setting up solar units will be able to avail waiver on interstate transmission charges and losses due to transmission of power generated from such units till December 31, 2019.
Earlier, the power ministry said that the waiver of these charges will applicable on plants set up before June 30, 2017.
In its order, the Union power ministry said, “For generation projects based on solar resources, no interstate transmission charges and losses will be charged for use of interstate transmission system network by such projects commissioned till December 31, 2019.”
The waiver of these charges will be applicable for a period of 25 years from the date of commissioning of such projects. The power ministry said that this waiver of charges will be available only for the projects entering into power purchase agreements for sale of power to the distribution companies for compliance of their renewable purchase obligation.
Earlier, the power ministry had also exempted wind power units from paying of interstate transmission charges and losses. However, in the latest orders, exemption has been given only to solar plants....