ISTS Waiver

To promote the development of renewables in RE-rich states and encourage inter-state procurement of renewables, the central government allowed waiver of ISTS charges and losses for solar and wind projects in 2016. Through various subsequent orders, the Ministry of Power (MoP) extended the deadline of ISTS waiver for some solar and wind project categories commissioned till 30th June, 2025. Recently, the ambit of the waiver has been widened for green hydrogen, large hydro plants, pumped storage hydro (PSH) and battery storage (BESS). We have tracked the several amendments and evolution of the ISTS waiver framework since 2016 below.

MoP Order June 2023MoP Order 6th Dec 2022MoP Order 1st Dec 2022MoP Order April 2023MoP Order May 2023MoP Order dated 30th Nov, 2021MoP Order dated 23rd Nov, 2021MoP Order June 2021MoP Order Jan 2021MoP Order Aug 2020MoP Order Nov 2019MoP Order Feb 2018MoP Order June 2017MoP Order Sept 2016