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Manipur Small Hydro Policy - 2012

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Nodal Agency Manipur Renewable Energy Development Agency (MANIREDA)
Applicable Technologies Small hydro power projects from5 MW to 25 MW)
Policy Period Valid for a period of 10 years.
Infrastructure Developer(s) shall be liable for development of infrastructuresuch as roads, bridges, culverts etc.,at their own cost, within 10kms from the project site(s) viz. dam/barrage/power house, if the same are not available. Similar infrastructure, up to that periphery, may be made available by the state government.
IncentiveAmount Not available
Eligibility Conditions Not available
Processing fee & Premium
  • Processing fee of Rs.50,000per MW, subject to a maximum of Rs. 5lakhs per project.
  • Successful bidders shall pay upfront charges of Rs.3 lakhs per MW to the Electricity Department , Government of Manipur.
Tariff The tariff for sale of energy from the project shall be decided by the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission Manipur-Mizoram/CERC.
Evacuation Arrangement Shall be borne by the developer as per technical specifications and guidelines of Indian Electricity Grid Code, 2010/State Grid Code 2013, amended from time to time.




Minimum free


  • The developer shall provide minimum 10%, and minimum 2.50% of the total generated power, minus power for auxiliary consumption, as free powerand for local area development respectively, to the state, as royalty forthe first five years.

  • For the next ten years, the royalty shall be 12% and 3% respectively, and 15% and 3% respectively,for the remaining life of the project.

  • The developer has to provide the Local Area Development Fundfor the villages affected by the project as social obligation.The distribution infrastructure required has to be developed by the project developer in consultation with the Electricity Department, Manipur/nodal agency.

Sale of power
  • Minimum 60%:For all hydro power projects, the EDM shall contract to take off minimum 60% of the total power, after meeting the free power and local area development components, for sale at the rate notified by the Regulatory Commission.
  • Remaining 40%:The developer will have the option to sell the remaining 40% of the total power to any HT consumer, in any manner, in accordance with the provisions contained in the Electricity Act, 2003, and subsequent notifications issued by CERC/JERC, Manipur & Mizoram, from time to time.
Incentive by state govt.
  • No wheeling charges are applicable in case of sale to the electricity department/concerned state utility.
  • In case the Commercial Operation Date (COD) is achieved prior to the scheduled COD, revenue equivalent to free power up to the scheduled COD shall be exempted.

Registration fees The bids should be accompanied by a non-refundable fees @ Rs 50,000/ MW subject to a maximum of Rs 5.00 Lakhs per project applied for.
Tax/Duty exemptions Exemption from entry tax on power generation and transmission equipment meant for the project
Provision for policy review Not available

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