Totally false to state that the Central Government forces any State to buy Renewable Energy from any particular developer
All procurement of RE is conducted through open bids by SECI
It is totally false and lie that central government is forcing any state to meter the electric connections to the farmers, says Union Power and NRE Minister Shri R.K Singh
Hydro capacity being added in Telangana is financed by PFC and REC lending 55,000 crores , both are Government of India CPSUs
Renewable Energy Purchase Obligation (RPO) is part of International Commitment made by countries globally to carry out Energy Transition from fossil fuels to non-fossil fuel sources
DELHI, FEBRUARY 15: The Ministry of Power and New and Renewable Energy have seen the text of the statement made by the Chief Minister of Telangana in a speech on 11.02.2022 at Jangaon District Headquarters. This is a lie , says the Minister for Power and MNRE Shri R.K Singh .
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It is totally false to state that the Central Government forces any State to buy Renewable Energy from any particular developer. The States are free to hold their own bids and buy Renewable Energy from any developer based on those bids. The Solar Energy Corporation of India also conducts open bids for Renewable Energy from time to time. These bids are highly competitive; with numerous companies competing and the companies which offer the least tariff are selected transparently through the open bid. Thereafter, States which desire to buy power from those bids do so, as per their requirement. Whether they wish to purchase power at the rates finalized in the bids or not is entirely States own decision. They can choose to have their own bids. Therefore, the statement by the Chief Minister was totally false.
In so far as Renewable Energy Purchase Obligation (RPO) is concerned, this is a part of an International Commitment made by the countries to carry out Energy Transition from fossil fuels to non-fossil fuel sources. The whole world is today worried about the deteriorating environment, increasing emissions and global warming and all the major countries in the world have made commitments to move away from fossil fuels to non-fossil fuel and to reduce emissions by adopting renewables. All major economies have pledged to achieve net zero on different target dates. The developed countries have pledged to achieve net zero by 2050. India has pledged to achieve net zero by 2070. The transition to non-fossil fuels i.e. renewable energy is part of that commitment.
The Chief Minister has also talked about hydro power. The Hydro Power capacity he is talking about, have been and is being constructed because of loans given by PFC and REC; both of which are Government of India companies. PFC and REC have together lent Rs.55,000 Crores for Kaleshwaram; Palamuru and other Projects. He should be thankful to the Government of India for these projects.
The Chief Minister made another statement that the Central Government is pressurizing the States to meter the electric connections to the farmers. This statement is totally false – a lie.
Such false and baseless statements do not behove a person who is occupying the august Office of the Chief Minister.