MNRE issues clarification to the National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy, 2018

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a clarification to the National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy, 2018. As per the clarification, the renewable purchase obligation contribution of the obligated entities that consume energy from hybrid wind-solar sources will be based on the relative proportion of energy contributed by each source, calculated based on the declared capacities of each source in the power purchase agreement (PPA). However, during the implementation, if the actual installed capacity of each source is different from what was declared in the PPA, the entity will be allowed to choose the proportion of each source based on the actual ratios of capacities installed. In a separate development, the MNRE has issued guidelines to implement component-C of the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha evam Utthaan Mahabhiyan that aims at promoting solar energy in agriculture with the help of grid-connected pumps. Under component-C, 1 million solar pumps, of individual capacity up to 7.5 HP, are targeted by 2022.

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