The Government of Gujarat has recognized the growing impacts of the climate change at local and national levels and has formulated various policy initiatives to mitigate the impact of this rising concern.
Here, we summarize the new initiatives the government has involved in content with the existing policy until the implementation guideline is rolled out.
As per the new policy, the Residential Consumers can now not just settle but also sell the additional solar units generated by their rooftop solar PV system. This shall benefit those owning a bigger rooftop space.
No restriction on installed capacity
Same as in existing policy.
Incentive / Subsidy
As per Government of Gujarat, scheme announced from time to time
As per biling cycle
Transmission & Wheeling Charges
As per the provision of Gujarat Electricity Duty Act, 1958
Surplus Injection Compensation
Rs.2.25/Unit for first 5 years, thereafter 75% of lowest tariff discovered in GUVNL bid
Same as in existing policy
For Third-party Sale
75% of lowest tariff discovered in GUVNL bid.
Cross Subsidy & Additional Sub charges
Not applicable for self-consumption.
Applicable in case of third-party sale.
Power Sale Agreement
Only Ownership Allowed
Developer can set up solar plant on Rooftop and enter into lease agreement & Power Sale agreement.
As per the new policy, the Industrial, Commercial, Institutional and other Consumers would be charged for additional banking charges. It indicates the prime consideration of revising the entire grid system while integrating the micro-grids that store and manage the solar generated electricity.
Just like the internet set its space in communication networking as data-network, the solar electricity seems to set its space in the existing grid system as micro-grid storages.
Same as in exisiting policy
Energy set-off; Between 07.00 hours to 18.00 hours of same day
For HT/EHV consumers:
For LT demand-based consumers:
Energy set-off; Between 07.00 hours to 18.00 hours in the billing cycle basis.
For LT Consumer : Other than demand-based consumers:
Energy set-off shall be on billing cycle basis.
As decided by GERC from time to time
MSME units and other than Demand Based Consumers:
Rs.1.10 per unit on solar energy consumed
For demand-based consumers:
Rs.1.50 per unit on solar energy consumed
For Government Buildings:
Rs.2.25 for first 5 years, thereafter 75% of simple average of tariff discovered in GUVNL bid
75% of simple average of tariff discovered in GUVNL bid
Cross Subsidy & Additional Subcharges
Solar Projects Installation & Usage of Generated Power with collective ownership of more than one consumer investing / holding 100% Equity amount shall be allowed in the ratio of their equity.
For Industrial, Commercial, Institutional & Other consumer
The state government finally initiates the third-party sale model for Gujarat. This entire clause is added to attract investors opting for regular and hassle-free passive income.
Energy set-off; Between 07.00 hours to 18.00 hours in the billing cycle
For LT Consumer other than demand-based consumers:
For Demand-based consumers:
Rs.1.50 per unit on energy consumed
Rs.1.10 per unit on energy consumed
The new Gujarat Solar Power Policy 2021 allows the third party sale for generated solar units for all the consumers, that is, residential, institutional, commercial and industrial. Thus, the consumers can install the solar PV system based on their investment portofolio and sell any of the excess electricity to the government. The twist for the Institutional, commercial and industrial consumers comes with the new banking charges applicable for the storage of the solar units.
As per the new policy, the government looks forward to cut down the dependency on conventional coal-based power generation and help the MSME industry in its production cost. The operative Period for the new policy is for five years, that is, upto 31.12.2025.