Policy nod for Grid Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants – 2016

The Cabinet in its meeting chaired by Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today approved the Policy for Grid Connected Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants – 2016 (Net-Metering Based).

Under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India (MNRE) has fixed a target of generating 1,00,000 MW of Grid Connected Solar Power, out of which 40,000 MW has been exclusively set for Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Power Plants. An aggregate capacity of 450 MW of Rooftop Solar Power has also been targeted to be generated by the State of J&K by the year 2022.

The Policy shall remain applicable for a period of 10 years and it shall be implemented in accordance with the provisions of JKSERC (Grid Interactive Rooftop Photovoltaic Systems based on Net Metering) Regulations, 2015. The policy shall take effect from the date of its notification in the official gazette.

Under the policy, any consumer of the State DISCOM is eligible to install Solar Power Plants on the Rooftops of his/her premises for self-consumption and may feed excess power into the grid on Net- Metering Basis.