Article: At ₹3.85, CERC Approves 7% Hike in APPC for Open Access Solar in 2020-21

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At ₹3.85, CERC Approves 7% Hike in APPC for Open Access Solar in 2020-21

In its order notified last week, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has set the national Average Power Purchase Cost (APPC) for open access at ₹3.85/kWh. This implies that for wind or solar generators that are regional entities and selling power under open access, which is not accounted for RPO compliance of obligated entities, and for captive power plants where PPAs do not exist, settlement shall be done at APPC determined at the national level. It is part of CERC’s remit to determine the APPC for settlement of charges at national level.

The APPC would be applicable during the financial year (FY) 2021-22 or until further orders for deviation settlement regarding open access and captive wind and solar generators fulfilling regional entities’ requirements.

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