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BSES DISCOMs sign pact with SECI for 200 MW wind power
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Reliance owned BSES DISCOMs in New Delhi have signed a pact with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to procure 200 MW of wind power. Reliance has two DISCOMs in the State: BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) and BSES Yamuna Power Limited (BYPL). The two DISCOMs will receive 100 MW wind power each. The power to DISCOMs will be available from FY 2020-21 for a period of 25 years. The tariff including the trading margin is INR 2.84 per unit.

In the current financial year, the average rates of the power purchase costs of BRPL & BYPL are INR 4.07 and 3.18 per unit respectively. The two DISCOMs are purchasing power from various sources at the following average rates.

BSES DISCOMs sign pact with SECI for 200 MW wind power
Source: DERC Tariff Order FY 19; SolarDae Research (All units in INR/kWh)

It is obvious that these DISCOMs are purchasing wind power at a nominal rate in comparison to other sources.  Like solar tariffs wind tariffs too have started touching Sub-3 levels. In fact, wind energy has broken all records to touch the lowest in India.

SolarDae had recently reported that wind developers are not happy with the tariffs in Tamil Nadu. The regulatory commission in the state has fixed the tariff at INR 2.65 per unit. This has aggrieved the wind developers who feel that the tariff is too less for the project feasibility. Therefore the tariff at which Delhi DISCOMs are purchasing wind power is satisfactory.

Getting 600 MW of wind power

With this arrangement, BSES DISCOMs will get total wind power of 600 MW. BRPL and BYPL earlier signed agreements to procure 250 MW and 150 MW of wind power, respectively. Of these, 50 MW has started flowing from October 2018 and another 50 MW is expected to be available over the next couple of months. The remaining will start flowing from November 2019.

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Post Author: Ankur Kumar Jha

Founder SolarDae || MBA Power Management || B.E (Mechanical)

Ankur analyses mainstream media coverage of renewable energy in general and solar in particular; he tracks the ongoing development of regulations and policies and incorporates them in his opinion. He can be reached at +91-8860726731 for any assistance in rooftop solar and utility-scale projects.

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