Amendments to Andhra Pradesh Solar Power Policy

A. Para 4(a)

In Para 4 (a) “States other than AP State” in the heading and content shall be read as “within the State.” In addition, the following sentence will be added: “They will qualify for REC subject to applicable CERC/APERC guidelines.”

B. Para 8 (d)

After “VAT”, “paid in A.P. only ” shall be added.

C. Para 5

Clause in Para 5 shall be substituted with the following “ Intra-state Open Access clearance for the whole tenure of the project or 25 years whichever is earlier will be granted within 15 working days of application to both the generator and consumer irrespective of voltage level”.

D. Para 7

Clause in Para 7 shall be substituted with the following;
Conditional Banking (heading) “Banking of 100% of energy shall be permitted for one year from the date of banking. The settlement of banked energy will be done on monthly basis.
However, banked units cannot be consumed/redeemed from February to June and also during TOD hours as amended from time to time. Developer will be required to pay 2% of the banked energy towards banking charges. Suitable amendment will be incorporated in the concerned regulation of APERC.’

E. Para 8

In Para 8 (a) “through 33 KV system” shall be substituted with “through Grid”.  Clause in Para 8 (f) shall be substituted with the following; “All projects developed with the above incentives will be eligible for REC benefits subject to applicable CERC/APERC guidelines. Developer may decide either to avail eligible incentives or only the incentives permissible under the CERC/APERC guidelines. Deemed injection into grid for in-house/ co-located
solar generation will also be eligible for REC benefits subject to applicable CERC/ APERC guidelines.”

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About Ritesh Pothan

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