SUBJECT :solar power tariff 

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) today fixed the new solar power tariff at Rs 9.43 per unit (kWh), without subsidy for Chandigarh.

The new tariff will be applicable for projects commissioned during the year 2014-15. Besides, the tariff for projects with 30 per cent subsidy will be Rs 7.05 per unit against Rs 6.80 per unit earlier.

With these orders, any person producing and exporting solar power shall be able to sell it at the rate of Rs 9.43 per unit, which is highly attractive, a senior UT official said.

Welcoming the order, Santosh Kumar, Director, Science and Technology Department, and CEO, CREST, said it would encourage people and government bodies to go for solar energy.

At present, the UT Administration is generating 2.86 million units of solar power, which will touch 6.76 million units by the end of March 2015, a CREST official said.

So far, the UT has installed and commissioned rooftop SPV plants on 50 government buildings.

Source: The Tribune,Chandigarh