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Solar Policy For Uttar Pradesh

APPLICABLE POLICIES

NET METERING

(Net metering is a billing system that allows rooftop owners having solar system installed at their rooftop to sell any excess electricity generated from solar system to local electricity utility).

Capacity

Size:

  • Min 1 kWp
  • Max 2 MWp

Voltage levels:

  • Low Voltage(Single phase) : upto 5 kWp max.
  • 415V (Three phase): 5- 50 kWp max.
  • 6.6/11 kV: 50-2000 kW/kVA
  • 11/33/66 kV Level : 2 MW to 5MW

Conditions:

  • <=100% of your Sanctioned Load
  • Cumulative capacity of all solar systems installed in your area shall not exceed 75% of Local Distribution transformer capacity in your area.

Ownership options

  • Self ownership (CAPEX model)
  • Third party ownership (RESCO model)

Billing Mechanism

  • Annual settlement
  • Any net electricity injected in the grid shall be paid at rates decided by UPERC.
  • Reconciliation rate for excess power fed in the system at the end of settlement period is increased to Rs. 2 / unit from Rs. 0.5 / unit.

Others

  • Exemption from wheeling & cross subsidy surcharge if applicable
  • Only for installations greater than 10kW, approval from State Electricity Inspector is required.

SUBSIDY

  • Subsidy is applicable as per SECI guidelines.
  • An incentive of a maximum absolute amount of INR 30,000 rupees would be disbursed in subsidy/customer; below which it would be disbursed at the rate of INR 15,000/ kW.

LOAN AVAILABILITY

  • Loan for solar as a part of home loan/home improvement loan
  • Loan upto Rs. 10 lacs available for individuals under Priority sector lending

Uttar Pradesh Solar Policy and it's Solar Highlights

Uttar Pradesh, or UP as it is fondly called is the state with the highest population in India. It is located in the northern part of the country and has Lucknow as the capital city. Some of the best known cities in India such as Varanasi, Kanpur, Allahabad etc are a part of Uttar Pradesh. Despite a massive demand for power due to its shortage, UP only has 269.26MW of connected solar power. A large majority of this, 125.76MW was commissioned in the Financial Year 2016/17. The state defined its Rooftop Solar Power Plant policy back in the year 2014-15, and a target of generation of 20MW from rooftop solar plants was set till March 2017. It was made a mandate that at least 25 percent area of the chair area of the office buildings in the government and public institutes will be utilised for the installation of rooftop solar power plants. The present solar policy of UP is effective till March 2017, and will soon be up for renewal with new targets being set. The target of achieving 500 MW of grid connected power till March of 2017 looks to have been missed. But with a new government lead by the BJP, a political party that has been giving a lot of push to solar in the last couple of years from the centre, it is expected that Uttar Pradesh will be a large contributor in the march towards the 100GW target by 2022.

GROSS METERING

Capacity

Size:

  • Min 1 kWp
  • Max 2 MWp

Voltage levels:

  • Low Voltage(Single phase) : upto 5 kWp max.
  • 415V (Three phase): 5- 50 kWp max.
  • 6.6/11 kV: 50-2000 kW/kVA
  • 11/33/66 kV Level : 2 MW to 5MW

Conditions:

  • <= 100% of your Sanctioned Load
  • Cumulative capacity of all solar systems installed in your area shall not exceed 75% of Local Distribution transformer capacity in your area.

Ownership options

  • Self ownership (CAPEX model)
  • Third party ownership (RESCO model)

Billing Mechanism

  • Annual settlement
  • Solar Injection Compensation is the weighted average tariff of Solar Projects of 5 MW and more discovered through competitive bidding in last financial year adopted by UPERC plus an incentive of 25%.

Others

  • Exemption from wheeling & cross subsidy surcharge if applicable
  • Electricity duty for ten years shall be exempted for sale to Distribution licensee, captive consumption and third party sale in respect of all solar projects set up within the state. The Nodal Agency will undertake single window clearance for all Solar Power Producers.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • 40% Accelerated Depreciation
  • 10 year Tax holiday on solar projects
  • Loans available for up to Rs.15 Crore for renewable energy projects under Priority sector lending

Uttar Pradesh Solar Policy and it's Solar Highlights

Uttar Pradesh, or UP as it is fondly called is the state with the highest population in India. It is located in the northern part of the country and has Lucknow as the capital city. Some of the best known cities in India such as Varanasi, Kanpur, Allahabad etc are a part of Uttar Pradesh. Despite a massive demand for power due to its shortage, UP only has 269.26MW of connected solar power. A large majority of this, 125.76MW was commissioned in the Financial Year 2016/17. The state defined its Rooftop Solar Power Plant policy back in the year 2014-15, and a target of generation of 20MW from rooftop solar plants was set till March 2017. It was made a mandate that at least 25 percent area of the chair area of the office buildings in the government and public institutes will be utilised for the installation of rooftop solar power plants. The present solar policy of UP is effective till March 2017, and will soon be up for renewal with new targets being set. The target of achieving 500 MW of grid connected power till March of 2017 looks to have been missed. But with a new government lead by the BJP, a political party that has been giving a lot of push to solar in the last couple of years from the centre, it is expected that Uttar Pradesh will be a large contributor in the march towards the 100GW target by 2022.

GROSS METERING

Capacity

Size:

  • Min 1 kWp
  • Max 2 MWp

Voltage levels:

  • Low Voltage(Single phase) : upto 5 kWp max.
  • 415V (Three phase): 5- 50 kWp max.
  • 6.6/11 kV: 50-2000 kW/kVA
  • 11/33/66 kV Level : 2 MW to 5MW

Conditions:

  • <=100% of your Sanctioned Load
  • Cumulative capacity of all solar systems installed in your area shall not exceed 75% of Local Distribution transformer capacity in your area.

Ownership options

  • Self ownership (CAPEX model)
  • Third party ownership (RESCO model)

Billing Mechanism

  • Annual settlement
  • Solar Injection Compensation is the weighted average tariff of Solar Projects of 5 MW and more discovered through competitive bidding in last financial year adopted by UPERC plus an incentive of 25%.

Others

  • Exemption from wheeling & cross subsidy surcharge if applicable
  • Banking of 100% energy in every financial year shall be permitted, subject to verification by the officials of the concerned State Distribution Company as per banking provisions of UPERC
  • Interstate sale of solar power shall be exempted from any cross subsidy surcharge and wheeling charges/transmission charges applicable inside the state.
  • The land ceiling of 5.058 hectare has been removed exclusively for setting up of solar power plants. Plus 100% exemption from stamp duty. Also, complete exemption from electricity duty for at least next 10 year
  • 100% waiver on transmission charges outside the states.

SUBSIDY

  • Subsidy is Applicacle as per SECI guidelines.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

  • 40% Accelerated Depreciation
  • 10 year Tax holiday on solar projects
  • Loans available for up to Rs.15 Crore for renewable energy projects under Priority sector lending

Uttar Pradesh Solar Policy and it's Solar Highlights

Uttar Pradesh, or UP as it is fondly called is the state with the highest population in India. It is located in the northern part of the country and has Lucknow as the capital city. Some of the best known cities in India such as Varanasi, Kanpur, Allahabad etc are a part of Uttar Pradesh. Despite a massive demand for power due to its shortage, UP only has 269.26MW of connected solar power. A large majority of this, 125.76MW was commissioned in the Financial Year 2016/17. The state defined its Rooftop Solar Power Plant policy back in the year 2014-15, and a target of generation of 20MW from rooftop solar plants was set till March 2017. It was made a mandate that at least 25 percent area of the chair area of the office buildings in the government and public institutes will be utilised for the installation of rooftop solar power plants. The present solar policy of UP is effective till March 2017, and will soon be up for renewal with new targets being set. The target of achieving 500 MW of grid connected power till March of 2017 looks to have been missed. But with a new government lead by the BJP, a political party that has been giving a lot of push to solar in the last couple of years from the centre, it is expected that Uttar Pradesh will be a large contributor in the march towards the 100GW target by 2022.

MINI GRID POLICY

Mini-Grid projects shall be installed in un-electrified habitations/ hamlets and in contiguous undeveloped and backward rural/ urban areas deprived of conventional grid or with relatively less supply of electricity.

Capacity

  • Max 500 kWp shall be installed to electrify the households of villages/ habitations/ hamlets which are un-electrified or are having unavailability of power in peak demand hours

Ownership options

  • Private developers to establish the projects on Built Own Operate & Maintain (BOOM) basis and 10 years mandatory O&M shall be done by the developer

Tariff

  • Rs. 60 per month for load of 50W and Rs. 120 per month for load up to 100W for 8 hours of daily electricity supply

Others

  • Mandatory daily 3 hours in the morning and 5 hours in the evening total at least 8 hours supply of electricity to all willing houses in the project area, as per their domestic demand.
  • Daily 6 hours supply of electricity for other production and commercial needs.

Uttar Pradesh Solar Policy and it's Solar Highlights

Uttar Pradesh, or UP as it is fondly called is the state with the highest population in India. It is located in the northern part of the country and has Lucknow as the capital city. Some of the best known cities in India such as Varanasi, Kanpur, Allahabad etc are a part of Uttar Pradesh. Despite a massive demand for power due to its shortage, UP only has 269.26MW of connected solar power. A large majority of this, 125.76MW was commissioned in the Financial Year 2016/17. The state defined its Rooftop Solar Power Plant policy back in the year 2014-15, and a target of generation of 20MW from rooftop solar plants was set till March 2017. It was made a mandate that at least 25 percent area of the chair area of the office buildings in the government and public institutes will be utilised for the installation of rooftop solar power plants. The present solar policy of UP is effective till March 2017, and will soon be up for renewal with new targets being set. The target of achieving 500 MW of grid connected power till March of 2017 looks to have been missed. But with a new government lead by the BJP, a political party that has been giving a lot of push to solar in the last couple of years from the centre, it is expected that Uttar Pradesh will be a large contributor in the march towards the 100GW target by 2022.