Gujarat government launches Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Policy-2018
The state government of Gujarat has announced its wind-solar hybrid power policy - 2018 to promote setting up of wind as well as solar power projects at one location. The policy aims to make optimum utilisation of land and grid lines.
The state government of Gujarat on June 21, 2018 announced its wind-solar hybrid power policy - 2018 to promote setting up of wind as well as solar power projects at one location.
Objective: The policy aims to make optimum utilisation of land and grid lines.
• The 'Wind-Solar Hybrid Power Policy-2018' will remain in force for five years.
• It will provide encouragement to renewable power producers supplying to the grid as well as to those having captive use.
• The policy would enable the developer of an existing solar project to use the same land for setting up wind and solar power units.
• It would also allow them to use the common transmission line to evacuate the power.
• A power project could also be set up on a land being used for wind farms.
• The benefits of the new policy will be applicable for a period of 25 years or till the life of the project, whichever is earlier.
• The electricity generated from wind-solar hybrid projects will be exempted from energy charges.
• The policy would also provide 50 per cent concession for cross-subsidy surcharge and additional surcharge when the generated energy is sold to a third party.
• For the captive users, the hybrid projects will have complete waiver on cross-subsidy surcharge and additional surcharge. The projects will also qualify for 50 per cent relaxation in wheeling charges and distribution loss.
At present, Gujarat produces approximately 7,100 MW of non-conventional energy including 5,500 MW of wind power and 1,600 MW of solar power.