Solar power plants which plan to sell electricity to consumers outside the state may have to pay the state Rs 5 lakh every year for every megawatt (MW) of generation unit being set up. According to the recently floated ‘Draft Rajasthan Solar Energy Policy 2019’, upcoming solar projects that would not sell power to the state “shall contribute towards Rajasthan Renewable Energy Development Fund, a sum of Rs 5 lac per MW every year or part thereof for the entire lifecycle of the project from the date of commissioning”.
Existing solar plants not supplying power to Rajasthan will have to “contribute a sum of Rs 1 lac per MW per year for entire life cycle of the project unless they have deposited upfront payment of Rs 10 lac per MW as per provisions of Rajasthan Solar Energy Policy, 2011”, the proposal released by the state-owned Rajasthan Renewable Energy Corporation said. Read More
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