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Uttar Pradesh Solar Policy

Uttar Pradesh Solar Policy

Preamble : 

India is a tropical country, which receives adequate solar radiation for 300 days. However, solar power has not been able to contribute to a significant share in the Indian energy mix. The Power generation capacity through Solar PV systems in country stands at 12500megawatt (as of April 2017) of the total 329000-megawatt capacity installed in the country. The market for solar power is, however, set to grow significantly due to improved economics of solar projects and rise in the prices of fossil fuels. Power generation from solar energy will receive promotion in the light of Government of India‟s commitment to generate40% of the country‟s electric power from renewable sources by year 2030 and which includes targeted generation of 100000megawatt from solar power by year 2022, of which 40000megawatt is to be achieved through installation of solar rooftop projects. Additionally, the amendment in the National Tariff Policy in 2016 also targets to achieve 8% contribution from solar energy in the total state mix (excluding generation of hydro power) by year 2021. 

The State Government targets to meet the supply and demand of energy and to provide 24 hours electricity supply to rural and urban households by year 2018-19. A complete transformation of power sector scenario in Uttar Pradesh including tapping huge solar energy potential is required for attaining such an ambitious target. Additionally, solar energy deployment in the state will also attract investments creating many jobs in the state. The solar industry provides both one-time jobs during pre-commissioning/ construction phase and regular operations and maintenance positions over the life of the project. Investments in the solar industry as well as domestic manufacturing of solar panels will help create direct and indirect employment opportunities in both the skilled and unskilled sectors. Thus, keeping in view vast potential of solar power in the state and improving the power availability, the Government is keen in establishing solar energy-based power plants in the state. To achieve this objective, the State Government of Uttar Pradesh hereby declares and adopts Solar Power Policy, 2017

2. Title 

This policy shall be known as “The Uttar Pradesh Solar Power Policy 2017”. 

3. Objectives Uttar Pradesh Solar Policy

(i) Encourage participation of the Private Sector and provide investment opportunities to set up solar power projects in the state. 

(ii) Support in providing environment-friendly and affordable Power for All. 

(iii) Promote Research &Development, innovations and skill development in the State.

(iv) Achieve target of 8% Solar Renewable Purchase Obligation (Solar RPO) by 2022.

4. Operative Period of Uttar Pradesh Solar Power Policy

 This policy shall come into operation from date of issuance and shall remain in operation for a period of five (5) years or till the Government notifies the new policy whichever is earlier. 

The Solar Power Projects (SPPs) that are taken up during the operative period shall continue to be eligible for the incentives declared under this policy, for the period as envisaged in this policy wherever the period is not mentioned for the entire useful life of the project.

Uttar Pradesh Solar Policy 2022: https://bit.ly/3FOVK0f

Uttar Pradesh state Empaneled vendor list: Click here to view list

UNIFIED SOLAR ROOFTOP TRANSACTION PORTAL: https://upnedasolarrooftopportal.com/

Uttar Pradesh DISCOMS Official Website:

Dakshinanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. – https://upnedasolarrooftopportal.com/
Kanpur Electric Supply Company Ltd. – https://upnedasolarrooftopportal.com/

Madhyanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd – https://upnedasolarrooftopportal.com/

Noida Power Company Limited – https://upnedasolarrooftopportal.com/

Pashchimanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. – https://upnedasolarrooftopportal.com/

Poorvanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd. – https://upnedasolarrooftopportal.com/

Torrent Power Limited – https://upnedasolarrooftopportal.com/

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