Its really good that various states in India are changing their power policies by giving weight-age to maximum use of solar power.
Here are a few important points of Gujarat Solar Power Policy 2015:
- 13 August 2015 to 31 March 2020
- Solar Power Generators (SPGs) installed and commissioned during the Operative Period shall become eligible for the benefits and incentives declared under this policy, for a period of 25 years from their date of commissioning or for the lifespan of the SPGs, whichever is earlier.
- The minimum size of the MW scale project shall be 1 MW and for the KW scale project shall be 1 KW.
Rooftop solar system with Net Metering:
- Provision for residential and Government Consumers
1. Capacity – up to maximum of the 50% of the consumer’s sanction load.
2. Tariff- surplus energy generated and exported at the end of the billing cycle shall be purchased by the concerned DISCOM at the APPC rate of the year of SPG is commissioned.
- Grid Integration
Project Capacity and Interconnection Specification
1 Kw to ≤ 6 ⇔ 230V, 1 Ph, 50 Hz
1 Kw to < 100 Kw ⇔ 415 V, 3 Ph, 50 Hz
100 Kw to ≤ 4 MW ⇔ 11 Kv, 3 Ph, 50 Hz
For ≥ 4 MW ⇔66/132/220/400 KV, 3 Ph, 50 Hz
- State Nodal Agency and process:
GUJARAT ENERGY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (GEDA) shall act as Nodal Agency for
- Registration Process
- Facilitating approval of power evacuation plans etc.
- Respond to queries and problems of Developers.
- Accreditation and recommending the Solar Project for registering with Central Agency under REC mechanism.