Gujarat Model

On 6 January, 2009, the Government of Gujarat (GoG) launched the (Gujarat) Solar Power Policy-2009 through the Energy and Petrochemicals Department, GoG, with an objective to respond to the challenges of global warming, strengthen energy security and accelerate the advent of solar grid parity. The Gujarat’s Solar Policy promotes solar power by defining and facilitating various aspects such as wheeling charges, exemption from payment of electricity duty, exemption from demand cut, high feed-in tariff for a period of 25 years, grid connectivity and evacuation facilities, open-access for third party sale, relaxation from forecasting and scheduling, mandating renewable purchase obligation and assigning of state nodal agencies for ease of implementation.

Since Gujarat’s Solar Power Policy-2009, over 825 MW has been commissioned in the state till December 31, 2012 and many other projects are under development and construction stage. Gujarat Energy Development Authority (GEDA) are the nodal agency for the development of solar power in the state.

Summary of tariff for Solar PV projects commissioned between January 29, 2012 to March 31, 2015. 

Period Jan 29, 2012 to March 31, 2013 April 01, 2013 to March 31, 2014 April 01, 2014 to March 31, 2015
For megawatt scale Solar PV projects availing accelerated depreciation
Levelised Tariff for 25 years Rs. 9.28 per unit Rs. 8.63 per unit Rs. 8.03 per unit
For first 12 years Rs. 9.98 per unit Rs. 9.13 per unit Rs. 8.35 per unit
For subsequent 13 years Rs. 7.00 per unit Rs. 7.00 per unit Rs. 7.00 per unit
For megawatt scale Solar PV projects not availing accelerated depreciation
Levelised Tariff for 25 years Rs. 10.37 per unit Rs. 9.64 per unit Rs. 8.97 per unit
For first 12 years Rs. 11.25 per unit Rs. 10.30 per unit Rs. 9.42 per unit
For subsequent 13 years Rs. 7.50 per unit Rs. 7.50 per unit Rs. 7.50 per unit

Summary of tariff for Solar thermal power plants without storage commissioned between January 29, 2012 to March 31, 2015.

With Accelerated Depreciation benefit Rs. 11.55 per unit for 25 years
Without Accelerated Depreciation benefit Rs. 12.91 per unit for 25 years

Tariff Order for Solar Power Projects in Gujarat for projects commissioned between January 29, 2012 to March 31, 2015

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List of Commissioned Solar Projects in Gujarat as on December 31, 2012

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