UP amends Open Access rules to promote solar power in state
To promote solar energy in the State, Government of Uttar Pradesh has issued Solar Energy Policy-2017. The policy inter alia provides the following:
Clause 8.1.4: Category-4 Large scale stand-alone solar projects set up for sale of power to Third party or Captive use:
Projects may be set up by the developers with the intention to sell power to third party or for 100% captive use or part captive use and sell part generation to third party or Electricity distribution Company.
(i) Exemption of 50 % on wheeling charges/transmission charges on Intrastate Sale of Power to third party or in case of Captive use. This exemption will be applicable as per technical feasibility and U.P. Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) regulations, as amended from time to time. Distribution/Transmission losses and cross subsidy surcharge will be applicable as per U.P. Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) regulations, as amended from time to time.
(ii) As Uttar Pradesh is a power importing State cross subsidy surcharge and wheeling charges/Transmission charges will be exempted 100 % for Intrastate Transmission system on Interstate sale of solar power.