Ministry of New & Renewable Energy ,Govt of India has launched Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission with the objective to create conditions, through rapid scale up of capacity and technological innovation to drive down costs towards grid parity. The Mission anticipates achieving grid parity by 2022 and parity with coal based thermal power by 2030. The Mission has a target to add grid connected solar power generation of 1000 MW by 2013, an additional 3000 MW by 2017 and 20,000 MW by 2022 through mandatory use of Renewable Purchase Obligation(RPO) by utilities backed with a preferential tariff.
In phase-I i.e.2010-13, 1000MW grid connected Solar Power Projects are to be developed. Under this mission, following two types of projects are to be developed in phase-I:
1. LARGE CAPACITY SOLAR PV & THERMAL POWER PROJECTS IN THE RANGE OF 5 MW to100 MW.
Under this programme, Projects of 5MW capacity in case of SPV & 5 MW to 100 MW in case of Solar Thermal of total 1000 MW solar power projects to be implemented by NTPC Vidyut Vyapar Nigam Ltd.(NVVN) for which it has invited proposals on 17.08.10. These projects shall be connected to the grid at 33 KV level and above for which the developers shall enter into power purchase agreement with the NVVN. The NVVN shall further enter into Power Sale Agreement with the State Utilities on the tariff notified by the CERC by bundling it with equal quantity of conventional unallocated power. CERC has notified tariff of Rs. 17.91 per unit for SPV projects without accelerated depreciation benefits & Rs. 14.95 per unit if the developer has claimed accelerated depreciation benefits . Similarly, for solar thermal projects, tariff of Rs. 15.31 per unit without accelerated depreciation benefits & Rs. 12.85 per unit if the developer has claimed accelerated depreciation benefits has been fixed.
2. SMALL CAPACITY SOLAR PV PROJECTS IN THE RANGE OF 100 KW to 2 MW.
Under this programme, smaller solar projects including rooftop installations ranging from 100Kw to 2 MW capacity (total 100 MW in phase-I in the country)to be implemented by Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) through State Nodal Agencies shall be promoted. These projects shall be connected to the grid at below 33 Kv level & the power shall be directly purchased by the State Utilities for which the State Electricity Regulatory Commission has to notify the tariff. Under this programme, Ministry shall provide Generation Based Incentives (GBI) to the State Utilities equal to the difference between CERC tariff & base rate i.e. Rs. 5.50 per unit with 3% annual escalation through IREDA for 25 years.
State Govt has declared HAREDA as a Competent Authority for pre-registration of Solar Power Projects under JNNSM. Accordingly, HAREDA had invited proposals through press advertisement for pre-registration of SPV power projects of 100 KW to 2 MW capacity under JNNSM. In response to the advertisement, 141 developers have submitted their proposals of 195.16 MW capacity Out of the 141 proposal received for pre registration, HAREDA has shortlisted the 22 proposals being eligible for the production of 20 MW Solar power in Haryana. After pre-registration, these developers entered into MoU with Haryana Power Purchase Centre & applied for final online registration with Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA). After the release of initial shortlist by IREDA , 10 shortlisted developers entered into PPA with Haryana Power Purchase Centre for 9.8 MW capacity & have submitted their papers to IREDA for issue of final registration.
3. OFFGRID DECENTERLISED SOLAR APPLICATIONS
In order to create a sustained interest within the investor community, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Govt. of India has decided to support viable business models with the objective to promote off-grid application of solar energy (both SPV & Solar Thermal). Under this scheme, Ministry shall provide Central Financial Assistance for setting up of Solar power projects for captive use as per detail given below:-
|Sr. No.||Category||Maximum capacity||GOI subsidy|
|System with battery backup||System with without backup|
|1.||Individuals all applications||1 KW||Rs.81/watt or 30% of project cost whichever is less||Rs.57/watt or 30% of project cost whichever is less|
|2.||Individuals for Irrigation & community drinking water applications||5 KW||Rs.81/watt or 30% of project cost whichever is less||Rs.57/watt or 30% of project cost whichever is less|
|3.||Non-commercial/ commercial/industrial applications||100 KW||Rs.81/watt or 30% of project cost whichever is less||Rs.57/watt or 30% of project cost whichever is less|