TAMIL NADU SOLAR POLICY

TAMIL NADU SOLAR POLICY 2012

Salient Features:

  1. Tamil Nadu solar policy aims to achieve 3GW by 2015
  2. 3% solar RPO requirement till December 2013
  3. 6% solar RPO requirement from 2014
  4. RPO to be applicable to:
  • Special Economic Zones (SEZs),
  • Industries guaranteed with 24/7 power supply,
  • IT Parks,Telecom Towers,
  • All Colleges & Residential Schools,
  • Buildings with a built up area of 20,000 sq.m. or more,

This mechanism will require generation of 1000 MW by 2015.

The 3000 MW of Solar Power will be achieved through Utility Scale Projects, Rooftops and under REC mechanism as follows:

 

Utility Scale (MW)

Solar Roof Tops (MW)

REC (MW)

Total(MW)

(a)

(b)

(c)

(a)+(b)+ (C)

2013

750

100

150

1000

2014

550

125

325

1000

2015

200

125

675

1000

Total

1500

350

1150

3000

  1. GBI for domestic rooftop consumers:

All domestic consumers will be encouraged to put up roof-top solar installations. A generation based incentive (GBI) of Rs 2 per unit for first two years,Re 1per unit for next two years,and Re 0.5 per unit for subsequent 2 years will be provided for all solar or solar-wind hybrid rooftops being installed before 31March,2014. A capacity addition of 50 MW is targeted under this scheme.
Consumers desirous of availing GBIs I hall necessarily install separate meters to measure rooftop generation.

  1. Development of solar parks

Utility scale solar parks may comprise 250 MW in sizes of 1 to 5 MW, 600 MW in sizes of 5 to 10 MW and 650 MW of sizes above 10 MW. Solar Power projects will be developed through competitive/reverse bidding. Solar Parks with a capacity of about 50 MW each will be targeted in 24 districts.

  1. Competitive bidding

Investments through Joint Ventures by State Public Sector Undertakings will also be encouraged at competitive tariffs.

  1. Guaranteed single window clearance in 30 days

Various statutory clearances that are essential for the development and commissioning   of  Solar  Energy  Projects  will  be  handled  by  TEDA in co-ordination  with  the  concerned  departments/agencies.  Guaranteed single window clearance will be provided through TEDA in 30 days so that the plants can be commissioned in less than 12 months.

  1. Net metering

Net metering will be allowed (at multiple voltage  levels)  to promote rooftop penetration.

Net  metering facility will  be extended to  Solar power  systems  installed in commercial establishments and individual homes connected to the electrical grid to feed excess power back   to the grid with “power credits” accruing  to the Photovoltaic energy producer.

Projects to evacuate power at suitable voltages as suggested below:

Solar PV System Size

Grid Connected

<10kWp

240V

10kWp to <15kWp

240V / 415V

15kWp to <5OKWp

415V

5OkWp to <100kWp

415V

> 100kWp

11Kv

  1. Wheeling and banking charges

The wheeling and banking charges for wheeling of power generated from the Solar Power Projects, to the desired locations for captive use/third party sale within the State will be as per the orders of the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission.

Download the Tamil Nadu 2012 solar policy document at:

http://www.teda.in/pdf/tamilnadu_solar_energy_policy_2012.pdf

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