Bundled tariff for power from solar, thermal plants likely to be Rs. 4.50 per unit
The Centre expects to keep the blended tariff of electricity generated from solar and thermal plants at about ₹4.50 a unit. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has put out the draft guidelines for setting up 3,000 MW of grid connected solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity and bundling it with unallocated thermal power as part of National Solar Mission’s Phase II (Batch II). Today, solar power comes at ₹6-7 a unit and coal-based power, at₹3.5-4.5/unit. This is the base rate — the price at which producers sell to distribution utilities.