- TNERC has rejected the petition filed by three Adani subsidiaries to ensure must-run status for solar power projects
- Three Adani subsidiaries, Kamuthi Renewable Energy, Ramnad Solar Power and Adani Green Energy (Tamil Nadu) Ltd. had petitioned TNERC to ensure must-run status to solar power projects
- Adani’s projects have been facing grid curtailment in the state
- Now the companies have to file a dispute resolution petition (DRP) to take it forward
The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has rejected petitions from Adani Group to ensure must-run status to solar power projects in the state. Three subsidiaries of Adani Group had petitioned the agency to implement this status.
The rejection came as the agency found ‘that the issue of “MUST RUN” status requires formal adjudication and not exercise of regulatory jurisdiction’, according to Mercom Capital Group.
TNERC had been instructed by the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity (APTEL) to hear Adani Group’s plea in the matter. The company’s subsidiaries have been facing curtailment issues in the state.
The three subsidiaries of Adani are Kamuthi Renewable Energy, Ramnad Solar Power and Adani Green Energy (Tamil Nadu) Ltd. Now the three need to file the petition as a dispute resolution petition (DRP) to take it forward.
Adani Green Energy had set up the 648 MW capacity PV project in the state which is stated as the country’s largest PV plant (see India’s Largest Solar Power Plant).
The Indian government is working on a proposal to incorporate compensation for grid curtailment into Future RES PPAs. But nothing is final as yet (see India Might Compensate Grid Curtailment).