Rajasthan Issues Draft Policy on Wind & Wind –Solar Hybrid

It is learnt that Rajasthan Government has issued a draft policy on wind and wind-solar Hybrid power projects in Rajasthan.

According to thedraft  policy, Rajasthan will allow setting up of wind power projects that have been approved before March 31, 2016 by the state-level empowered committee under Wind Policy 2012 for the sale of power to DISCOMs of Rajasthan at the weighted average tariff determined through competitive bidding from the first lot of wind power project for meeting RPO. The state will also promote setting up wind projects for captive use and third-party sale for consumers within and outside the state. The maximum permissible capacity of the individual project will be limited to the average annual demand. These power producers will also be eligible for renewable energy (non-solar) certificates (REC). The state commission will not entertain new applications for the registration of wind power projects under the REC program for the sale of power to DISCOMs at average power purchase price (APPC) rate.