Wind Power Policy 2016, Policy Operative Period - 2016 to 2021

Gujarat with reduced dependence on fossil-based energy by promoting clean & green wind energy.


  • 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

  • All electricity generated and consumed from wind power plants to be exempted fully from ED
  • Captive power plants will get full exemption from cross subsidy surcharge and additional surcharge as available under Electricity Act, 2003
  • Concession of 50% of cross subsidy surcharge and additional surcharge available to third party sale projects
  • Captive power plants will be eligible for 50% concession on wheeling charges and 50% of distribution losses
  • For captive use, MSME Units allowed to set up wind power plants up to 100% of contracted demand/ sanctioned load and other units up to 50% contracted demand/sanctioned load, Single unit wind turbine generator of up to 2.7 MW to be allowed without any ceiling with reference to contracted demand.
  • Group captive wind power plants to be allowed if 100% equity is held by captive users and if they consume entire generation in the ratio of their equity.
  • Only new plant machinery which are approved by MNRE to be allowed under the policy.
  • GEDA to be the nodal agency.

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