NATIONAL WIND-SOLAR HYBRID POLICY
The Ministry issued National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy on 14th May, 2018. The main objective of the policy is to provide a framework for promotion of large grid connected wind-solar PV hybrid system for optimal and efficient utilization of wind and solar resources, transmission infrastructure and land. The wind – solar PV hybrid systems will help in reducing the variability in renewable power generation and achieving better grid stability. The policy also aims to encourage new technologies, methods and way- outs involving combined operation of wind and solar PV plants. The major highlights of this policy are as under:
- A wind-solar plant will be recognized as hybrid plant if the rated power capacity of one resource is at least 25% of the rated power capacity of other resource.
- Both AC and DC integration of wind solar hybrid project are allowed.
- The power procured from the hybrid project may be used for fulfilment of solar RPO and non-solar RPO in the proportion of rated capacity of solar and wind power in the hybrid plant respectively.
- Existing wind or solar power projects, willing to install solar PV plant or WTGs respectively toavail benefit of hybrid project, may be allowed.
- All fiscal and financial incentives available to wind and solar power projects will also be made available to hybrid projects.
- The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) and Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) shall formulate necessary standards and regulations including metering methodology and standards, forecasting and scheduling regulations, REC mechanism, grant of connectivity and sharing of transmission lines, etc., for wind-solar hybrid systems.
- Storage may be added to the hybrid project to ensure availability of firm power for a particular period.
Source :MNRE Annual report