In India, the National Action Policy on Climate Change (NAPCC)11List of abbreviations: Australia Securities Exchange (ASX); Average Purchase Pooled Cost (APPC); Central Electrical Authority (CEA); Central Electricity Regulatory Commissions (CERC); Chicago Climate Futures Exchange® (CCFE); Feed-in-Tariffs (FIT); Forum of Regulators (FOR); Generation Based Incentives (GBI); Indian Energy Exchange (IEX); Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM); National Action Policy on Climate Change (NAPCC); National Load Dispatch Center (NLDC); Power Exchange of India Limited (PXIL); Renewable Energy Certificates (REC); Renewable Portfolio Obligation (RPO); Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS); State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERC); State Load Dispatch Center (SLDC). has set a target of 15% of electricity via renewable energy sources by 2020. To reach these ambitious targets, in March 2011, the Government of India launched the renewable energy certificates (REC) – a market based mechanism – to drive renewable energy development and spur further investments. However, a look into the actual performance of REC market trading during the first year of operation shows that, though volume of trading steadily increased, the number of accredited certificates issued was less than 2.5% of the technical REC demand potential, indicating that the full potential of the REC markets was far from being realized.
G. Shrimali, Sumala Tirumalachetty
Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews