Proposed Amendments in the Tariff Policy, 2018 (as on 30.05.2018)
B. Legal Position
C. Return on Investments
F. Multi-Year Tariff (MYT) Framework
G. Revenue Requirements and Costs
H. Tariff design: Linkage of Tariffs to Cost of Service
I. Cross-Subsidy Surcharge and Additional Surcharge for Open Access
Rooftop Solar Policy
As on 31 December 2018, the total installed solar rooftop capacity in India was 1144 MW. Recently, the Government of India has approved central financial assistance to the tune of Rs.118.14 billion for the second phase of the rooftop solar programme.
Following figure shows the state-wise and year-wise capacity plans indicated by MNRE to achieve the cumulative capacity of 40 GW by 2022. Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are seen to have the highest installation targets.
Sector-wise proposed targets for this scheme are as follows –
Figure 1: State-wise and Year-wise Proposed Targets for 40,000 MW Grid -connected Solar Rooftop Projects
SRISTI (Sustainable Rooftop Implementation for Solar Transfiguration of India)
With an objective to accelerate deployment of solar rooftop projects, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has launched SRISTI (Sustainable Rooftop Implementation for Solar Transfiguration of India) Scheme to bring the distribution companies to the forefront for rooftop solar (RTS) implementation in the country by providing them performance based central financial support. The incentives will be given on incremental RTS capacity installed by the DISCOMs in their distribution network from the installed base capacity (at the end of previous financial year) within the timeline of 12 months (financial year-wise, i.e. 01.04.2018 to 31.03.2019, 01.04.2019 to 31.03.2020, and so on, till the duration of the scheme). Under the provisions of this scheme, central financial assistance (CFA) shall be available only to the residential users installing up to 5 kWp capacity of RTS plant.
KUSUM Yojana (Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahaabhiyan)
KUSUM scheme which was announced in 2017-18, was recently implemented by the Indian government. The Central Financial Assistance of Rs.334 billion provided will be utilized for the following –
One of the primary aims of this programme is to provide interested farmers with solar pumps by replacing the existing diesel pumps. The capacity of these pumps will be 720 MW. The government will also install unique tube-wells, which is expected to generate power of 8250 MW.
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