APERC announces new wind power tariff

Andhra Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (APERC) has announced a tariff of Rs 4.83 per unit, without accelerated depreciation, and Rs 4.25 per unit with accelerated depreciation benefit, for wind power projects. The tariff structure is applicable for all new wind power projects entering into power purchase agreements with effect from July 31, 2015 and valid till March 31, 2016.

APERC has arrived at the tariff assuming a capital cost of Rs 6 crore per MW, tariff period validity of 25 years, operations maintenance expenses of Rs 8.57 lakh per MW, depreciation at 7 percent per annum for 10 years, etc

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