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