The Central Electricity Authority needs data on the curtailment of renewable energy across India for the period April-December 2019. The generation from renewable energy sources in India was lower compared to previous years, even after the addition of new capacity, the notice states. Curtailment instructions issued by State Load Despatch Centres, as per the CEA. This resulted in current scenario.
As per CEA, it is required that a mechanism to collect curtailment data on monthly basis is evolved in consultation with stakeholders, to monitor the validated curtailment data and make efforts for optimum utilization of renewable energy.
CEA has also called for a meeting with renewable power associations and developers for discussing the issue under Chairmanship of Member, CEA on January 7 in New Delhi and called for submission of the data before the meeting.
Developers in leading renewable energy states like Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan have faced curtailment issues.