Benefits of Solar Power under Open Access in Haryana

Haryana Solar Policy 2016 gave incentives of using solar power under open access in Haryana. It was welcome step for bulk industries which can take advantage of cheaper solar power to huge electricity bills.

Notification
Haryana Solar Power Policy, 2016
Dated 14th March, 2016

4.3 Exemption of Electricity Duty & Electricity Taxes & Cess, Wheeling,
Transmission & distribution, cross subsidy charges, surcharges and
Reactive Power Charges:
All electricity taxes & cess, electricity duty, wheeling charges, cross subsidy
charges, Transmission & distribution charges and surcharges will be totally
waived off for Ground mounted and Roof Top Solar Power Projects.

 

ADDENDUM (1st)

“4.3 Exemption of Wheeling, Transmission & distribution, cross subsidy charges, surcharges and Reactive Power Charges: All wheeling charges, cross subsidy charges, Transmission & distribution charges and surcharges will be totally waived off for Ground mounted and Roof Top Solar Power Projects. These exemptions shall be applicable for the Projects set up anywhere, within the state, for Captive consumption (within the same premises/remote premises within the state), for sale of power to Power Utilities or to third party from the point of injection i.e. nearest substation where metering is to be done.”

The clause no. 4.11 on Exemption in Stamp Duty for lease of land for projects is redefined as under:

“4.11 Exemption in Stamp Duty for lease of land for projects.
These projects of MW scale shall be provided 100% exemption from payment of fee and stamp duty charges for registration of rent/lease deed and any further sub-lease(s) for the land required for setting up of these projects.
There will be 100% exemption of stamp duty on purchase of land for establishment of Solar Project within the state. However, if the independent power producer /project developer does not implement the projects or abandons the project prior to its life span (i.e. 25 years w.e.f. date of commissioning) except under force majeure conditions, then it will have to pay the exempted stamp duty failing which land purchase deed shall be cancelled.”

That the exemptions and waivers notified in the aforesaid policy have not fructified as these have not been implemented by any order of the HERC

Final Approval from HERC : Most relevant part of Policy

 

all the waivers / concessions provided in these Regulations shall correspond to the period of 10 years from the date of commissioning or date of notification of this regulation, whichever is later, for power generated and consumed within the State of Haryana. Provided the waivers / concessions shall be applicable till the aggregate installed capacity of 500MW of Solar PV Plants in the State is achieved, where after the Commission shall review the provision of waivers / concessions taking into account the financial impact on the Distribution Licensees. Further provided that waivers/ concessions once provided to any project shall be applicable for a period of 10 years, as above.

Conclusion

  1. All Exemptions are applicable for 10 years from the date of commissioning
  2. Losses will be applicable as per HERC notification order which will change every year
  3. Only first 500 MW will be given waiver

 

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