The Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC)
has set the benchmark tariff for wind power in Andhra Pradesh at Rs.4.35 (~$0.067)/kWh
with accelerated depreciation and Rs.4.76 (~$0.073)/kWh without accelerated
The benchmark tariff for the bidders claiming accelerated
depreciation has increased by Rs.0.10 (~$0.001)/kWh compared to the previous
fiscal. In financial year 2016-17, the APERC had set the benchmark tariff for
wind power in the state at Rs.4.25 (~$0.065)/KWh with accelerated depreciation
and Rs.4.84 (~$0.074)/kWh without accelerated depreciation.
The new benchmark tariff will be applicable to all new wind
power projects entering into power purchase agreements with distribution
companies in Andhra Pradesh on or after April 1, 2017, stated an APERC release.
The tariff will be applicable up to March 31, 2018.
to the New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh
(NREDCAP), the state has installed 2,143 MW of wind power as of February 28,