Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Terms and Conditions for recognition and issuance of Renewable Energy Certificate for Renewable Energy Generation) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2013

The Central Commission, as a consequence of its roles for market development under section 66 of the Electricity Act, 2003 has created a market framework renewable energy certificates and notified the CERC (Terms and Conditions for recognition and issuance of Renewable Energy Certificate for Renewable Energy Generation) Regulations, 2010 (hereinafter Principal REC Regulations) vide notification dated 14th January, 2010. As mentioned in the Statement of Reasons issued along with the regulations, the concept of renewable energy certificate seeks to address the mismatch between availability of renewable energy sources and the requirement of obligated entities to meet their renewable purchase obligations. The Commission had further clarified that the REC mechanism aimed at promoting additional investment in the renewable energy projects and to provide an alternative mode to the RE generators for recovery of their costs.