Wind energy firms have approached the Appellate Tribunal for Electricity to ensure enforcement of the renewable purchase obligations, complaining that the regulators have failed to penalise those found guilty of non-compliance.

Indian Wind Energy Association and Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association have jointly petitioned against all 25 state electricity regulatory commissions, two joint electricity regulatory commissions, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission and the forum of regulators. The two associations have wind energy generators, developers and equipment manufacturers as their members.

Many commercial establishments are now switching to solar solutions for their captive power needs

Rising petroleum prices are expected to benefit renewable energy solution providers as commercial establishments that use diesel generator sets for their captive requirements may find solar power attractive. The city gas distribution (CGD) players too expect commercial establishments to switch from diesel to piped natural gas in the areas where power supply is unreliable.

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