Solar Power Policy 2015, Policy Operative Period - 2015 to 2020

Vision
To reduce Gujarat's dependence fossil-based energy by promoting clean & green solar energy.

Objectives

  • To promote green and clean power and to reduce the State's carbon emission
  • To reduce dependency on fossil fuels for energy security and sustainability
  • To help reduce the cost of renewable energy generation
  • To promote investment, employment generation and skill enhancement in the renewable energy sector

Policy Features

  • Plants set up under the policy period to get benefits up to 25 years Minimum Size of Project - 1 kW (on kW scale), 1 MW (on mW scale)
  • All Individuals, residential, government, commercialand Industrial sectors are eligible
  • Electricity generated from solar plants exempted from electricity duty
  • All rooftop solar plants, captive plants and plants for sale of power to DisComs exempted from cross subsidy charges

Incentives for Solar Projects for Residential and Government sectors

  • Allowed solar capacity up to 100% of the sanctioned load
  • Net Metering: Solar PV System generation - Consumption by consumer= Net Import(-) or Net Export (+)
  • Surplus generation to be paid by DisCom at APPC (Average Pool Purchase Cost)
  • Banking of Energy: For one Billing cycle, no wheeling / transmission charges
  • Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO): Credited to DisComs

Incentives for Solar Projects for Industrial and Commercial Consumers

  • Allowed Solar Capacity: Up to 50% of the contract demand
  • Plant site in the same premises as consumption
  • Net metering on billing cycle basis: RPO to Discom, surplus of APPC
  • Metering on 15 minute basis: RPO to the consumer, surplus of 85% of APPC, surplus RPO to DisCom.
  • No Wheeling / Transmission charges

Incentives for Solar Projects for Captive Use

  • Allowed Solar Capacity up to 50% of the contract demand
  • Net metering on billing cycle basis: RPO to Discom, Surplus of APPC
  • Metering on 15 minute basis: RPO to the Consumer, Surplus of 85% of APPC, Surplus RPO to DisCom
  • Wheeling Charges & Losses : For Non REC Projects: 50% of open access charges
  • Demand Cut: Up to 50% of the installed capacity

Incentives for Solar Projects for sale of Power to DisComs

  • Allowed Solar Capacity depending upon RPO targets of the DisCom
  • Tariff based on competitive bidding
  • Metering on 15 minute basis: RPO to the DisCom

Solar Projects under REC wit sale of Power to DisComs

  • Allowed solar capacity depending on RPO targets of the DisCom, minimum project size of 250 kW
  • Tariff: APPC of the year in which the project is commissioned
  • Metering on 15 minute basis: REC to consumer

Incentives for Solar Projects with sale of Power under National Solar Mission

  • Project Capacity for sale of power outside State as per MNRE scheme
  • Project Capacity for sale within State: 50% of the sanctioned load of the buyers
  • Tariff For sale to Discoms/outside State: On Competitive bidding-15 minute metering
  • Tariff for sale to consumers within State: Mutually agreed rate between seller & buyer
  • Surplus at APPC RPO to DisCom-Metering on Billing cycle
  • Surplus at 85% of APPC-RPO to Consumer

Incentives for Solar Projects with sale of Power to Third Party under Open Access

  • Project Capacity up to sanctioned load of the consumer .
  • Mutually agreed rate between seller and buyer 
  • Surplus Power: at APPC – RPO to DisCom, at 85% of APPC-RPO to consumer

For more information please visit: https://guj-epd.gujarat.gov.in

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