2nd Workshop On"Challenges and Issues in Solar RPO Compliance/REC's"December 19, 2012Tagore Hall, SCOPE Convention Centre, New Delhi
Mr. Tarun Kapoor (Joint Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy)
Mr. Tarun Kapoor started by welcoming the attendees which included delegates from state nodal agencies, distribution licensees, major developers, NLDC, power exchanges etc. Summarizing the objectives of the workshop, Mr. Kapoor emphasized that the purpose of the workshop was to discuss issues related to Solar RPO compliance and garner increased interests from the stakeholders in RPO compliance. He said that the developers are showing increasing interest in setting up solar power projects but the motive of higher deployment of solar power can achieved by wholesome efforts of all related stakeholders. He said that states have started responding actively towards fulfillment of Solar RPO and overall the efforts, including constant follow-up from Ministry, are gaining shape. The Ministry is very keen on developing solar energy which has shown a tremendous reduction in the cost of generation with the technological development and introduction of competitive bidding through Solar Mission and state policies. He said that adding solar to a large portfolio of power market will not necessarily put a big impact on the stakeholders. He also appreciated the recent initiatives taken by states like Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh in form of their own state solar policies for developing this form of energy.
Mr. Anish De (CEO, AF – Mercados EMI)
Mr. De started his session by outlining the agenda for the workshop. He discussed the current scenario of power sector in India focusing on the growing share of renewable energy. Further, the ministry has already initiated the process of developing solar and non – solar power on a large scale. Mr. De also discussed the possible areas where there is a need of action. He emphasized on the Solar RPO compliance as one of the major drivers of solar energy. It was outlined that the workshop would focus not only on the issues faced in Solar RPO compliance but also would take important inputs from the stakeholders attending it.
List of Presentations
Module 1: Current Scenario of Solar Power in India
Module 2: Challenges in Implementation of REC Framework
Module 3: Hurdles in Solar RPO Compliance
Module 4: Solar Rooftop for RPO Compliance