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Uttar Pradesh Solar Energy Policy -2013

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Nodal Agency

Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA).

Applicable Technologies

Solar photovoltaic and solar thermal.

Policy Period

Date of issuance – till 31st March, 2017.

Targets under Policy

500 MW of grid-connected solar power by 2017.

Incentive Amount

  • All incentives provided under Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Policy 2012 will be applicable for solar energy power plants.
  • Expenditure on transmission line and substations will be borne by the state government for all projects in the Bundelkhand region.

Eligibility Conditions

Minimum 5 MW

Tax Exemptions

Not available.



Cost of transmission line up to the interconnection point shall be borne by the solar power project developer. The transmission line shall be constructed by the STU or DISCOM, whoever owns the feed-in substation. However, cost of transmission including cost of construction line, wheeling charges, losses etc., will be borne by the solar project developer.




Sale of Energy

  • Solar power plants interested in selling solar-based electricity to the DISCOM of UPPCL will have to compulsorily participate in competitive bidding.
  • Those willing to sell power to third party can set up plants under this policy without the  bidding process but will not be allowed to sign a PPA with the DISCOM.
  • Solar power plants of capacity above 5 MW, built for captive use, will be eligible for the incentives under this policy.

Single Window


Nodal agency will act as single window clearance for solar power projects. Permissions, approvals, consents, required from the state government or its agencies for projects will be the main responsibility of the nodal agency as the single window. 



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