West Bengal

West Bengal Policy on Co-generation and Generation of Electricity from Renewable Sources of Energy,2012

Last IREEED Review: 20 September 2013
Program Overview
State: West Bengal
Technology : Bagasse/Biomass
Municipal Solid Waste
Non-Fossil Fuel Based Cogeneration
Small Hydro Power
Solar Power Project
Date of Issue : 05 June 2012
Nodal Agency : West Bengal Green Energy Development Corporation Limited (WBGEDCL)
This policy envisages substantial increase in electricity generation from renewable energy sources.This policy details out separate targets for each renewable energy source year wise. In addition Nodal agency have been assigned tasks to make sure that the complete RE potential is exploited in a sustainable manner. The projects are allotted to the developer through competitive bidding. For grid connectivity of RE projects, the inter-connection point of the renewable energy generation facility with the transmission or distribution system will be as per Regulations of the Commission. It is mandatory for the Developer to start the work of the project within six months of getting all the necessary statutory clearance. Government land would be made available at nominal lease rate for a period of 30 years. The RPO will be as per the West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (Co-generation and Generation of Electricity from Renewable Sources of Energy) Regulations, 2010 or the subsequent amendment of the same. The Commission may consider allowing the purchase of REC to meet the RPO obligations. Exemption of demand cut to the extent of 50% of the installed capacity assigned for captive use purpose will be allowed as per the regulations of the Commission.
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