The power procured from the hybrid project is used for fulfilment of solar RPO and non-solar RPO in the proportion of rated capacity of solar and wind power in the hybrid plant

New Delhi: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification regarding the contribution of power sourced from hybrid wind and solar power projects towards meeting Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPOs) of discoms.

MNRE has said that the RPO contribution of obligated entities, or discoms, consuming power from the hybrid wind-solar power plant will be based on the relative proportion of energy contributed by each source in case there is a variation in the capacity mentioned in the PPA and the actual capacity. “The Obligated Entities would have the option to choose the proportion of each source based on actual ratios of capacities installed by each source,” the ministry said.

The government had announced the National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy in 2018 for the promotion of large grid-connected wind-solar PV hybrid systems for efficient utilization of transmission infrastructure, reducing variability in renewable power generation and achieving better grid stability.

Under the category of wind-solar hybrid power plants, wind turbine generators and solar PV systems are configured to operate at the same point of grid connection. A wind-solar plant is recognized as a hybrid plant if the rated power capacity of one resource is at least 25 percent of the rated power capacity of the other.

News Source: ETEnergyWorld