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Meghalaya RE Policy

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Nodal Agency

Meghalaya Non-Conventional and Rural Energy Development Agency (MNREDA)

Applicable Technologies

Solar, wind, small hydro, biomass combustion, biomass cogeneration, waste recycling etc.


Facilities such as approach roads, water supply, crane, power, etc.,during construction period will be provided on the lines of industrial estates

Water Use

The producer will be allowed to use water for power generation. Royalty on the water used for small hydro projects will be charged, as admissible

Electricity duty

Exempted for 5 years from COD for captive use or third party sale

Eligibility Conditions

All power producers generating 10 kW to 25 MW of grid-grade electricity from non-conventional energy sources such as solar, wind, electric generators, small hydro plants, biomass combustion, biomass cogeneration, and waste recycling.

Registration Fees

Not available

Tax Exemptions

Generators will be eligible for sales tax exemption/sales tax order deferment under the provision of schemes notified in this respect by Finance Department as modified from time to time.


The department will permit electricity generated by eligible producers to be banked for a period of one year.




This policy aims to encourage private producers to participate as a third party so that the projects may be commercially viable and remote villages could be benefited.


Grid interfacing

  • Interfacing will be undertaken by the producer as per the specifications and requirements of the power department, for which such eligible producers will bear the entire cost.
  • The eligible producer, at his cost, will install two separate meters - one for the receipt of power to the grid and another for release from the grid - on the High Transmission side.
  • The power department will undertake to augment the sub-station capacity at 33/11/kV or higher levels, at its cost, to receive the power generated by eligible producer.
  • Power department will also undertake, at its cost, augmentation of transmission lines, if required.


  • STU to transmit, on its grid, the power for captive use of developer, or to a third party nominated by eligible producers for sale within the state, at an applicable wheeling charge.
  • However, the third party will have to be a high transmission consumer of power, unless this condition is relaxed specifically by the power department.



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