Transmission charge waiver for renewable projects facing delays

The government has reportedly asked the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) to make changes in regulations that will free power plants, which are delayed due to justifiable reasons from paying penalties to associated transmission projects. As per the directions issued by the MoP to CERC, penalties would be borne equally by all beneficiary discoms of a generation project; and shall not extend to compensating either generation companies for power it could not despatch because of transmission delay or to compensate the transmission company for the generation delay or associated transmission.