Salient Features of Renewable Energy Policy of Kerala, India.
- The Agency for Non-convetional Energy and Rural Technology (ANERT) shall be the nodal agency for coordinating all
activities relating to renewable energy development.
All producers producing grid-grade electricity shall be "eligible
producers under the policy”.
- Interfacing, including transformers, panels, KIOSK production, metering, HY
line points of generating to the nearest HT line etc. as well as their
maintenance will be undertaken by the producer as per the specification and
requirement of the State Electricity Board (KSEB) at the cog of the producer.
KSEB will undertake to augment the substation capacity at its costs to receive
the power generator by the eligible producer and will also undertake the
augmentation of transmission line and laying of a new line if required.
- Power generation through renewable energy sources, if purchased by KSEB will be
at ceiling rate of Rs. 2.50 per unit from small hydel power plants.
From all other renewable energy sources the ceiling rate will be Rs. 2.80 per
unit, with base year fixed as 2000-01 and with five per cent escalation for
every year up to five years of operation.
Hundred per cent banking is allowed for the period from June to February for
every financial year.
From March to June, the producers can bank power with KSEB. KSEB will undertake
transmit on its grids the power generator by eligible producer the wheeling
charge will be at the rate of five per cent of energy fed
into the grid.
KSEB shall initially bear the expenditure for erection of HT sub stations and
transmission infrastructure. But, fifty per cent of this expenditure will be
recovered from the power project promoters.
Settlements regarding wheeling, banking or sale of power will be on a monthly
The power purchase agreement with KSEB will be a minimum period of five years.
Eligible producers will be given industry status.