Hindustan Zinc Ltd. v. Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission
Jurisdiction: Supreme Court of India
Principle law(s): National Electricity Policy,Tariff Policy 2006,Electricity Act 2003
Side A: Hindustan Zinc Ltd. (Corporation)
Side B: Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (Government)
Core objectives: Promoting renewable sources of energy (‘green power’) and strengthening renewable energy market.
SummaryOn 31st August 2012, the High Court of Rajasthan passed a judgment wherein the companies having captive generation power plants were ordered to purchase minimum energy from renewable sources. The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (Renewable Energy Obligation) Regulations, 2007 and Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (Renewable Energy Certificate and Renewable Purchase Obligation Compliance Framework) Regulations 2010 imposed Renewable Energy obligation (RE obligation) on the captive generation entities to purchase minimum energy from renewable sources and to pay a surcharge in case of shortfall in meeting the RE obligation.
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