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Cabinet approves Electricity Bill Amendment including Mega Solar

The Cabinet has cleared amendments to the Electricity Act to bring in more reforms and increase competition. It also approved an ambitious 20,000 megawatts (MW) solar power proposal, which the government says will help India become a global leader in solar generation as the programme has no parallel in the world.

“The amendments will usher in the much-needed further reforms in the power sector (and) will also promote competition, efficiency in operations and improvement in quality of supply of electricity in the country, resulting in capacity addition and ultimate benefit to the consumers,” a brief official statement stated. It did not provide more details.

For the solar project, there would be a budgetary grant of Rs 4,050 crore for setting up 25 parks of 500 MW capacity each as well as ultra mega solar power projects by 2019.

It said projects will come up speedily as they will not have to get statutory and other clearances. It also cleared setting up of 300 MW of solar capacity by defence establishments and central police organisations using equipment built by Indian manufacturers.

“India will emerge as a major solar power producing country as nowhere in the world are solar parks being developed on such a large scale,” it said.The solar parks will be developed in collaboration with states and their agencies. Solar parks will enable development of solar power in remote areas where land is inexpensive, it said.

“As the transmission system will be developed for the entire park, developers will not have to set up their own transmission lines. This will not only save money, but will also avoid damaging the landscape of the area as only limited transmission lines would be laid,” it added.

Source: ET

 

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MNRE sanctions 50MW each of Pilot-cum-Demonstration Project for Development of Grid Connected Solar PV Power Plants on Canal Banks and Canal Tops in the country during the 12th Plan period at an estimated cost of Rs. 975 crores and with Central Financial Assistance (CFA) of Rs. 228 crores

Canal_Top_Solar_Power_PlantMNRE sanctions 50MW each of Pilot-cum-Demonstration Project for Development of Grid Connected Solar PV Power Plants on Canal Banks and Canal Tops in the country during the 12th Plan period at an estimated cost of Rs. 975 crores and with Central Financial Assistance (CFA) of Rs. 228 crores

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No. 32/8/2014-15/GSP Government of India

Ministry  of New & Renewable Energy

(Grid Solar Power Division)

Block-14, C.G.O. Complex,

To

The Pay & Accounts Officer,

Ministry of New & Renewable Energy

New Delhi – 110003.

Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110001.

Dated : 5th December, 2014

Sub :        Pilot-cum-Demonstration Project for Development of Grid Connected Solar PV Power Plants on Canal Banks and Canal Tops

Sir,

I am directed to convey the sanction of President for implementation of a Pilot-cum-Demonstration Project for Development of Grid Connected Solar PV Power Plants on Canal Banks and Canal Tops in the country during the 12th Plan period at an estimated cost of Rs. 975 crores and with Central Financial Assistance (CFA) of Rs. 228 crores, as per the provisions of the guidelines enclosed at Annexure-I. The main objective, implementation arrangements, etc. are given in the succeeding paragraphs.

  1. Objective

The objective of this scheme is to achieve gainful utilization of the unutilized area on top of Canals and also the vacant Government land along the banks of Canals wherever available, for setting up Solar PV power generation plants for feeding the generated power to Grid and to set up a total capacity of 100 MW solar PV power projects to achieve targets set under National Solar Mission (NSM) announced by the Government of India.

  1. Implementation Arrangements

3.1 Applicability:  All the States and Union Territories having Canal network will be eligible for benefits under the scheme. However, the Scheme may be availed by only those States which have either fulfilled their Solar RPOs or commit to do so within a given time frame.

3.2 Eligibility: State Power Generation Companies/ State Government Utilities/ any other State Government Organization/ PSUs/ GoI PSUs or GoI organisations, provided that they are operating in power sector or own canal systems, i.e. are into irrigation. Proposals from States in Project mode will also be acceptable on completion during 2014-15 or later.

3.3 Implementation agency:  The solar PV power plants will be developed by the State Power Generation Companies/ State Government Utilities/ any other State Government Organization/ PSUs/ GoI PSUs or GoI organizations, provided that they are operating in power sector or own canal systems, i.e. are into irrigation.

3.4 Scheme  Manager: The Scheme manager on behalf of MNRE would be Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) under the MNRE.   SECI will handle funds to be made available under the scheme on behalf of GOI, for which they will be provided service charge of 1% of the funds handled/ routed through them.

3.5 Mode  of Operation of Scheme:  The solar PV power plants will be developed by the State Power Generation Companies/ State Government Utilities/ any other State Government Organization/ PSUs/ GoI PSUs or GoI organizations, provided that they are operating in power sector or own canal systems, i.e. are into irrigation. The Scheme manager on behalf of MNRE would be Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) under the MNRE.    The Implementing Agency will submit the application / proposal for setting up Grid-connected Solar PV Power Plants on Canal Banks/ Canal Tops to MNRE. MNRE/SECI will analyze/ scrutinize the application/ proposal and if found appropriate, MNRE will sanction the project, including the ones in project mode made during 2014-15. Thereafter, SECI shall release the capital subsidy of upto Rs. 3cr./MW for Canal Top SPV projects and Rs. 1.5cr/MW for Canal Bank SPV Projects.

  1. Central Financial Assistance
  • Rs.3 crore/MW or 30% of the project cost, whichever is lower, for Canal Top SPV projects and Rs. 1.5 crore MW or 30% of the project cost, whichever  is lower, for Canal Bank SPV projects.
  • CFA of upto Rs.225 crore  for 100 MW (SO MW on Canal Tops and SO MW on Canal Banks) to be disbursed over a period of maximum 2 years post sanctioning of the plants as under:

- upto 40% on sanctioning of the projects.

- 60% on successful  commissioning of the projects.

  • Service charge to SECI @1%: Rs.2.25 crore.

 

No. Milestone Timeline % of subsidy disbursed
1 Date of issue of administrative approval, i.e. sanctioning of the project Day 0 Upto 40%
2 Commissioning of the plant 15 months 60%

There could be some intermediate installments in case full 40% is not released as advance

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MNRE abolish’s affidavits and promotes self-certification with immediate effect for Solar Power Developers

In a bid to reduce onerous paperwork requirements, MNRE has  immediately abolished the need for Ministry’s OM  No.24/0 1/20 13-14/NSM dated  29.04.2013 regarding submission of an affidavit by the SPD on a hundred  rupees stamp paper.

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Grant of exemption of Excise Duty on the procurement of material/ components required for setting up of “Roof-top” Solar PV Power Plants (not connected to grid) – guidelines

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- Ritesh Pothan

Developers who want to set up Roof-top Solar PV Power Plants and desire to avail the duty benefits for those plants shall, henceforth, submit the applications/BoM online in the enclosed formats, to this Ministry, through concerned State Nodal Agency after duly signed by the Chief Executive Officer of the Solar PV Project and duly certified by the empanelled Chartered Engineer, along with the following documents:-

(1) Details of Roof Area, with proof of possession of Roof / location / site for setting up Roof-top Solar PV Power Plants. It includes lease agreement, copy of building ownership, etc.

(2) Chartered Accountant‟s Certificate on the estimated project cost, with detailed break-up;

(3) (a) Application / BoM duly signed by the Chief Executive Officer of the project;

(b) Application / BoM duly certified by the empanelled Chartered Engineer with its Stamp showing name, address, member no., date and institution chartered with;

(c) Application/BoM duly recommended & signed by the SNA, with office Seal;

(4) Detailed Project Report (DPR);

(5) Copy of EPC Contract or Agreement, if applicable.

(6) Single Line Diagram (SLD)/ Detailed Drawings with justification of requirement of cable; Module mounting structures, Inverter, etc.

(7) One Affidavit in the prescribed format, with self-certification only and not on Stamp Paper.

Format is available on MNRE website.

4. The Bill of Material (BOM) shall be submitted to MNRE online. Once the BOM has been approved by MNRE and uploaded on the MNRE‟s portal http://164.100.194.45/ccms, the developer should generate excise duty exemption certificate online and submit the hard copy thereof in duplicate, after duly signed in ink, and also certified by the empanelled Chartered Engineer, direct to the MNRE along with the copy of purchase order of the item for which exemption certificate is sought.

5. In case, the project developer or organization has received capital subsidy for setting up a Roof-top Solar PV Power Plant, they will furnish copy of the approval letter sanctioning subsidy for that plant.

6. For submitting the Application for BoM online, all the Project Developers/ Agencies shall follow “Guidelines for online submission of Total Bill of Material & Application” available on MNRE‟s website. The URL address for online registration is http://164.100.194.45/ccms for obtaining Login ID & Password.

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NG is no longer associated with Amit Patel of Green Eco Energy / Sustainable Urban Farms LLC, Irwin/Dallas, Texas, USA and anyone who chooses to do so does at their own peril and risk

Amit PatelAmit PATEL of Green Eco Energy / Sustainable Urban Farms LLC, Irwin, Texas, USA and Mumbai, India is no longer associated with NG due to unethical, untrustworthy and unprofessional business practices.
Anyone who chooses to do so does at their own peril without prejudice or liability to Natural Energy Solutions Pvt Ltd (Natural Group). He does not represent our interests and is constrained from doing so in the future.

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Central Financial Assistance (CFA) for “Off-grid and Decentralized Solar Applications Programme” for the year 2014-15

MNRE in a positive mood has released the CFA guideline nos for the following

1. Solar Pumps

2. Solar Street lighting

3. Solar Rooftop Power

4. Solar Micro and Mini Grids

These Rs. Per watt Guidelines are on the revised prices and finally bring in more clarity for the small Solar segment

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Karnataka list of bidders with prices for 500MW of Solar Power Plants, lowest successful bid starts from Rs. 6.71 per KWh and highest at Rs. 7.12 / KWp

In another validation that Solar prices are now firmly at around Rs. 7 and below, just 8 Karnataka bidders below Rs. 7.12 have succeeded in picking up 500MW of Solar Projects.

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Karnataka Financial Bid Results with respect to 500 MW Solar Projects
Sl. No. Name of the Bidder Capacity of Projects, MW Tariff Offered, Rs. / kWh
1 M/s. Today Green Power Pvt. Ltd. 20 6.71
2 M/s. Asian Fab Tec Limited 10 6.74
3 M/s. Today Green Power Pvt. Ltd. 20 6.81
4 M/s. Sun Edison Energy Holdings Singapore Pte
Limited
30 6.83
5 M/s. Sun Edison Energy Holdings Singapore Pte
Limited
30 6.86
6 M/s. Azure Power India  Private Limited 50 6.89
7 M/s. Sun Edison Energy Holdings Singapore Pte
Limited
30 6.89
8 M/s. Sun Edison Energy Holdings Singapore Pte
Limited
30 6.92
9 M/s. Azure Power India  Private Limited 40 6.93
10 M/s. Asian Fab Tec Limited 5 6.94
11 M/s. Today Green Power Pvt. Ltd. 10 6.95
12 M/s. Azure Power India  Private Limited 40 6.96
13 M/s. Sun Edison Energy Holdings Singapore Pte
Limited
30 6.97
14 M/s. Welspun Renewables Energy Pvt. Ltd. 50 7.01
15 M/s. Bhoruka Power Corporation Limited 20 7.02
16 M/s. Today Green Power Pvt. Ltd. 10 7.05
17 M/s. Welspun Renewables Energy Pvt. Ltd. 50 7.09
18 M/s. Kavit Industries Limited 5 7.10
19 M/s. Surana Telecom and Power Limited 10 7.12
20 M/s. Today Green Power Pvt. Ltd. 10 7.12
21 M/s. Sun Edison Energy Holdings Singapore Pte
Limited
30 7.14
22 M/s. KKDK Energy Infrastructure Private Limited 10 7.16
23 M/s. Welspun Renewables Energy Pvt. Ltd. 50 7.16
24 M/s. Today Green Power Pvt. Ltd. 10 7.19
25 M/s. Welspun Renewables Energy Pvt. Ltd. 50 7.19
26 M/s. Sevenn Rays Energy Private Limited 3 7.21
27 M/s. SEI Phoebus Private Limited 30 7.23
28 M/s. Enrich Energy Private Limited 5 7.26
29 M/s. Ambica Agarbathies Aroma & Industries Ltd. 17 7.27
30 M/s. Welspun Renewables Energy Pvt. Ltd. 30 7.30
31 M/s. Asian Fab Tec Limited 5 7.34
32 M/s. SEI Green Flash Private Limited 30 7.36
33 M/s. GVPR Engineers Limited 12 7.38
34 M/s. Today Green Power Pvt. Ltd. 10 7.39
35 M/s. Welspun Renewables Energy Pvt. Ltd. 30 7.39
36 M/s. SEI Arushi Private Limited 30 7.43
37 M/s. Gajanan Financial Services Private Limited 5 7.44
38 M/s. Welspun Renewables Energy Pvt. Ltd. 30 7.45
39 M/s. Essel Infraprojects Limited 18 7.47
40 M/s. GRT Jewellers India Private Limited 5 7.47
41 M/s. K R K Power Private Limited 3 7.47
42 M/s. WAA Solar Pvt. Limited 15 7.47
43 M/s. Welspun Renewables Energy Pvt. Ltd. 30 7.47
44 M/s. Welspun Renewables Energy Pvt. Ltd. 25 7.49
45 M/s. Shapoorji Pallonji Energy Gujarat Private
Limited
20 7.50
46 M/s. Essel Infraprojects Limited 33 7.56
47 M/s. NVR Renew Private Limited 5 7.56
48 M/s. Today Green Power Pvt. Ltd. 10 7.59
49 M/s. GRT Jewellers India Private Limited 5 7.61
50 M/s. ReNew Solar Power Private Limited 45 7.635
51 M/s. ReNew Solar Power Private Limited 50 7.64
52 M/s. Essel Infraprojects Limited 42 7.65
53 M/s. NVR Renew Private Limited 5 7.65
54 M/s. Roha Dyechem Private Limited 25 7.65
55 M/s. Sri Maruthi PowerGen India Private Limited 4 7.65
56 M/s. WAA Solar Pvt. Limited 10 7.65
57 M/s. Sai Jyothi Infrastructure Ventures Private Ltd. 9 7.70
58 M/s. Punj Lloyd Infrastructure Limited 10 7.72
59 M/s. Punj Lloyd Infrastructure Limited 10 7.72
60 M/s. VR Patil Vividh Vidyuth Nirman Pvt. Ltd. 3 7.72
61 M/s. Emami Power Limited 10 7.74
62 M/s. Essel Infraprojects Limited 40 7.74
63 M/s. Essel Infraprojects Limited 36 7.83
64 M/s. Greenergy Wind Corporation Private Limited 10 7.87
65 M/s. United Telecoms Limited 10 7.92
66 M/s. Emami Power Limited 10 8.04
67 M/s. Greenergy Wind Corporation Private Limited 7 8.08
68 M/s. Aditya Thermal Energy Private Limited 20 8.29
Total 1412.0
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