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SOLAR POWER ENERGETICA INDIA Haryana’s State Solar Policy 2016 The Government of Haryana has formulated Haryana Solar Power Policy 2016 to promote the generation of power from solar energy. The policy will supersede the Haryana Solar Power Policy, 2014. Policy Objectives The objectives of this policy are to: • To promote generation of green and clean power in the State using solar energy • To create conditions conducive to the participation of private and public sector as well as PPP in the promotion and setting up of up Solar Energy based power projects in the State • Productive use of wastelands / non – agricultural lands thereby leading to socio-economic transformation and a reduction in regional disparities in development • Employment generation and skill up gradation of the youth • To put in place an appropriate investment climate that would leverage the benefits of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and result in lower Green House Gas (GHG) emissions • Co-creation of Solar Centres of Excellence and pools of technical professionals which would work towards applied research and commercialization of indigenous and cutting edge technologies involving applications of solar energy generation and appliance • Spreading of environmental consciousness among all citizens of the State especially the youth and school going children • Decentralization and diversification of the energy portfolio and to increase the share of renewable solar power. Solar Renewable Energy Purchase Obligation (RPO): • The Regulatory Commission of Haryana so far has prescribed the Solar RPO of 3% by the year 2021-22. The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Govt. of India is planning to scale up the ambitious target to add 1, 00,000 MW of solar power by 2022. To achieve this target, the Ministry is planning to raise the solar renewable purchase obligation (RPO) targets for obligated entities (including distribution companies) to 8% from the current level of 3%. • For Haryana State, this will translate to installed capacity of 3200 MW solar power by the year 2021-22. To achieve the solar RPO, following initiatives shall be taken by the Govt.:- • Installation of ground mounted MW scale solar power plants • Installation of solar power plants by the Haryana Power Generation Corporations on its land • Development of solar parks through Saur Urja Nigam Haryana Ltd. (SUN Haryana) • Installation of solar power plants under schemes of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy like VGF scheme, unemployed youth/farmers scheme and purchase of power under bundling scheme of National Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd. (NVVNL)/NTPC • Installation of solar power plants on canal banks • Rooftop grid connected solar power plants through net metering • Rooftop grid connected solar power plants on cluster of Govt. /PSU buildings Ground Mounted Solar Projects • Solar power projects shall be set up by the independent power producers (IPP) for which Haryana Power Purchase Centre (HPPC) shall invite bids through open competitive bidding tenders • The HPPC will float the tenders from time to time for inviting bids for purchase of solar power. Each bid shall be comprised of the power required to be purchased for fulfilling the RPO plus 20% additional power for allocation to the small generators of 1MW to 2 MW capacity • HPPC will purchase solar power over and above the RPO obligation subject to a limit of 200 MW • A price preference of 2% will be given to the solar power generators of 1MW to 2 MW capacity who set up their plants within the territory of Haryana State as compared with the solar power plants who supply power from the plants located outside the territory of Haryana • To bring significant investment from project developers, to meet the Solar Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) mandate, to achieve the targets fixed by the Government and to boost the economy Solar Parks will be set up in the State • A Joint Venture company has been formed by HSIIDC and HPGCL named “Saur Urja Nigam Haryana Limited” (SUN Haryana). This company will aggregate lands in various parts of the State for setting up Solar Parks/Solar Power Plants through Private Power Producers • The setting up of MW scale Solar Power Plants on canals tops/banks shall be encouraged. Sites for shadow free space available on canal banks shall be indentified in consultation with Irrigation Department, Haryana. The bidder shall be selected through open competitive bidding by a separate tender by HPPC. • The entire power from the Solar Power Plant shall be purchased by HPPC, if need be, to meet their RPO, at the tariff so discovered. They shall be provided with all the benefits as provided for Ground energetica INDIA · MAY | JUN16 43


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