Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Policy 2012

Last IREEED Review: 19 September 2013
Program Overview
State: Tamil Nadu
Technology : Solar Power Project
Date of Issue : 2012
Nodal Agency : Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA)
This policy came into force in 2012 and will be operational till 2015. This policy aims to achieve 3GW installed capacity by 2015. Out of the 3000 MW 1500 MW is the target for Utility Scale, 350 MW for Rooftops and remaining 1150 MW to be achieved through REC. This policy mandates 3% solar RPO requirement till December 2013 & 6% solar RPO requirement from 2014. RPO will be applicable to Special Economic Zones (SEZs); Industries guaranteed with 24/7 power supply; IT Parks, Telecom Towers; All Colleges & Residential Schools; Buildings with a built up area of 20,000 sq.m. Solar rooftop programme to be encouraged through domestic rooftop GBI, promoting rooftops in Government buildings and promoting solar water heating.Net metering would be encouraged for the penetration of rooftop technology. Solar park development is another attractive feature under this policy. Developers would be selected through competitive bidding for the development of solar power projects in the state. Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) is the nodal agency and would be responsible for granting the single window clearance and various other statutory clearances required for the development of the project. The wheeling and banking charges would be as per Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission's orders. Major incentive is the 100 exemption of electricity duty for 5 years and tax concession as per the State's Industrial policy. State would be energizing over one lakh street lights through solar energy by 2015-2016 and water supply installations in local bodies to be energized through solar power.
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