Date: 25 July, 2013

Gujarat introduced its wind power policy on 25 July 2013 and would be in operation till 31 March 2016. Wind Turbine Generators (WTGs) installed and commissioned during the operative period shall become eligible for the incentives declared under this policy, for a period of twenty five years from the date of commissioning or for the life span of the WTGs, whichever is earlier.

The wheeling of electricity generated from the Wind Power Generators, to the desired location within the State, shall be allowed on payment of transmission charges and transmission losses applicable to normal Open Access Consumer. The wheeling of electricity generated from the Wind Power Generators, to the desired location within the State, shall be allowed on payment of transmission charges, otherwise applicable to normal Open Access Consumer and transmission and wheeling losses at 10% of the energy fed to the grid. This provision shall be applicable to the WEGs who are having more than one WTGs.

The wheeling of electricity generated by smaller investors, having only one WTG in the State, to the desired location(s), shall be allowed on payment of transmission charges, otherwise applicable to normal open access consumer, and transmission and wheeling losses at 7% of the energy fed to the grid. The Wind Power Projects availing open access for third party sale shall be liable to pay open access charges and losses as applicable to normal open access consumers. Set off of wheeled energy at recipient units shall be carried out in the same 15 minute time block.

Banking facility shall not be available for third party sale of energy. Wind Energy Generator owner, who desires to wheel electricity at more than two locations, shall pay 5 paise per unit on energy fed into the grid to the Distribution Company. The electricity generated from the Wind turbine generator/s shall be exempted from payment of Electricity Duty. Sharing of CDM benefits will begin from the second year onwards where in a certain percentage of the benefits would go to the beneficiary.