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the date of power banked with the concerned power utilities/ licensee, it will automatically lapse and no charges shall be paid in lieu of such power. • The banking facility shall be allowed for the grid connected rooftop solar power projects on the same pattern as per MW scale projects. • The projects of MW scale shall not require any change of Land Use approval from Town & Country Planning Department • The project shall also be exempted from External Development Charges (EDC), scrutiny fee and infrastructure development charges but if special service is required for the solar project then EDC charges shall be charged on pro-rata basis. • However, after the expiry of purchase power agreement period or when plant ceases to operate on the land, land use will revert to the original (time of installation of plant) master plan of the area/city/town • These projects shall not require any clearance from the Haryana Pollution • Control Board i.e. exemption of environment clearance • Wherever not expressly prohibited and wherever possible, if clearance from Forest Department, Haryana under their Act/Notification is required the same will be facilitated by single window authority clearance agency of the Renewable Energy Department • The projects of MW scale shall be provided 100% exemption from payment of fee and stamp duty charges for registration of rent/lease deed for the land required for setting up of these projects • The developers setting up the ground mounted MW scale solar power plants may also use the space in between the installed solar panels for commercial floriculture/horticulture related activities provided that it does not affect solar power generation and also keeping in view all the safety and security measures as required for the installed equipments as per the provisions of Electricity Act 2003. Initiatives To promote rooftop solar power projects, the State Government has taken the following initiatives: • The State Govt. vide its notification dated 03.09.2014 has mandated installation of solar power plant of 3% to 5% of connected load for categories of all residential buildings built on a plot size of 500 Square Yards and above, all government and private Educational Institutes, Schools, Colleges, Hostels, Technical/ Vocational Education Institutes, Universities, Offices having connected load of 30 Kilo Watt (KW) and above all private Hospitals and Nursing Homes, Industrial Establishments, Commercial Establishments, Malls, Hotels, Motels, Banquet Halls and Tourism Complexes, having connected load of 50 Kilo Watt (KW) and above, all new Housing Complexes, developed by Group Housing Societies, Builders, Housing Boards, on a plot size of 0.5 Acre and above and all water lifting stations of Irrigation Department. • In the residential sector, its mandatory enforcement shall be for the new residential buildings only whereas the installation of the rooftop solar power plants in the existing residential buildings shall be promoted by providing financial incentives. For other sectors even the existing buildings will be covered. • The grid connected rooftop solar photovoltaic systems of capacity equivalent to the sanctioned load can be installed SOLAR POWER for the captive use, for which the net- metering facility shall be provided as per the Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission regulations. The electricity generated from such systems shall be cumulatively adjusted at 90% of the electricity consumption during the financial year. In addition, during the FY 2015-16 an incentive @ 25 paise per unit shall also be provided in their bills on the solar power thus generated. The incentive payable under these Regulations shall be reviewed by the Commission every year along with ARR/Tariff petition for that year and the incentive payable accordingly for FY 2016-17 onwards. • The rooftop space available in the Government organization, institutions, buildings or vacant land of the same can also be provided on lease/rent to the Independent Power Producer/ RESCO developer for setting up of solar power projects. Guidelines • The setting up of solar power projects shall also be promoted under various programmes implemented under Jawahar Lal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) of the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Govt. of India, like Viability Gap Funding (VGF), scheme for unemployed youth/ farmers, bundling scheme of National Vidyut Vyopar Nigam Ltd. (NVVNL)/National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and rooftop solar power plants programme, as per their guidelines, from time to time • Renewable Energy Department is the nodal agency for the implementation of the Haryana Solar Power Policy-2016 on behalf of the Govt. of Haryana �� 45 energetica INDIA · MAY | JUN16


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