Uttarakhand Renewable Energy Development Agency (UREDA) has released a document with three options as a part of their scheme for setting up of grid interactive rooftop and small Solar PV (SPV) power plants. This state has a good potential for setting up solar plants with about 300 sunny days available. The aim of this policy is to utilize the existing roof space for setting rooftop SPV systems which would replace DG gensets and also harness the available potential for generating solar power using unutilised space. Thereby, reducing the dependency on conventional source of energy.
As per this document, excess power generated from such a SPV will be fed into the grid and during non availability or insufficiency of solar power generated, energy can be drawn from the grid. Connectivity of such projects will be either at 33 kV/ 11 kV three phase lines or 440/220 Volt three/single phase line depending on system installed. This scheme for grid interactive solar rooftop systems can also work on net metering basis wherein the beneficiary pays the utility on net metered basis. Export Import/ two way meters shall be installed to facilitate this. Feed in tariff will be decided by Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) for the power generated from these solar power plants.
Capacity limit: Total capacity of 5 MW is proposed for 2013-15 with the following limits
Options for solar installations:
Voltage level selection:
The application process and application form are provided at the end of this document. This application process will be closed after the target capacity of 5 MW is met and this will be announced on UREDA’s website.
For more details on this scheme, the original document can be downloaded here.
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