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New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd.,

(A State Govt. Company)

(Formerly Non-Conventional Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd.,)

Guidelines for Wind Power Projects & Application Formats

New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh Ltd.

Guidelines for Wind Power Projects & Application Formats


Procedure for Setting up of Wind Farms

  • NREDCAP, which is acting as a Nodal Agency as per orders of Govt. of A.P. vide G.O.Ms.No.9 dt.13.02.2015 of Energy, Infrastructure & Investment (PR.II) Dept. accords approval for setting up of wind power projects in the State.
  • The developers who seek the approval for setting up of wind farm may submit the application form in the prescribed format (enclosed) along with application fee of Rs.25,000/- per MW plus service tax and Detailed Project Report.
  • Details of Technical capabilities for implementing the wind power project along with relevant documents shall be produced.
  • Details of Financial capabilities for implementing the wind power project along with relevant documents shall be produced.
  • Balance sheet for last three years and latest Net Worth certificate shall be furnished.
  • The sites shall be within the areas notified for wind power development or self identified by the project developers. In case of sites which are not notified, the NIWE validation report for wind data shall be submitted along with proposal.
  • The project proposals will be evaluated and Board of NREDCAP will accord final clearance to set up the projects. In respect of capacities higher than 40 MW, the Board of NREDCAP may consider for recommending for sanction to the Govt.
  • The developer will have to enter into agreement with NREDCAP on allotment and sanction of the project. At the time of agreement, the project developer shall pay an amount of Rs.1,50,000 / MW plus service tax towards sanction fee which is non refundable.             (Further, the developer shall submit performance bank guarantee of Rs.2,00,000 / MW in case the projects are proposed to be set up             in Revenue / Forest Areas and Rs.1,00,000 / MW in case the projects are proposed to be set up in private lands).
  • The developer will approach AP Transco / DISCOMs for making arrangements to interface the wind farm with the near by grid duly providing the energy meters for import and export.

Guidelines for Setting up of Wind Farms in Andhra Pradesh

Introduction

Wind Energy is an indirect form of Solar Energy. About 1% of the total solar radiation that reaches earth is converted into energy of wind. Wind results from differential heating of the earth and its atmosphere by sun. As the sun heats different parts of the earth at different rates, air circulates from cold to warm areas producing winds. Wind energy has been used for thousands of years to propel sailing ships and for pumping water and grinding grain. The application of wind energy has several advantages like low gestation period, no raw-material cost, non-polluting etc. The development in this sector was accelerated after the formation of Department of Non-Conventional Energy Sources and later renamed as Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Govt. of India., which offers policy and financial incentives to projects based on renewable energy sources in the country.

The oil crisis in 1973 revived the interest in the renewable sources of energy including wind energy. Different agencies like NAL, Bangalore, BHEL and some of the private entrepreneurs took up the design and development of windmills for pumping applications. MNRE had launched the wind resource assessment programme with the help of IITM now Centre for Wind Energy technology, Chennai to identify windy sites for various applications of wind energy. New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of A.P. Ltd (NREDCAP), the Nodal Agency in A.P. has taken up wind mapping and wind monitoring projects with the support of MNRE, Govt. of India, Delhi and C-WET, Chennai to identify windy sites. Andhra Pradesh is one of the States in the country having windy sites suitable for setting up of wind power projects.

Status of Wind Power Projects

a) Global Scenario

Since mid 70s the development of wind energy technology has made significant progress. The grid connected wind electric generators have gained momentum. The technology facilitating use of wind as a major energy source has been established and ranks one of the most promising of the renewable energy technologies for generating electricity. The experiences of other countries have provided useful information on policies, incentives, technology development, institution linkages, legislation, pricing etc., which are major, factors for successful development of technology in our country.

b) National Scenario

The wind programme in India was initiated in the year 1983-84. The MNRE has created strong base, which includes wind resource assessment, research and development implementation of demonstration projects to create awareness, involvement of industries and utilities, development of infrastructural facilities for manufacturing and installation and provide policy support. It is estimated a gross potential of 302251.49 MW at 100 M AGL exists in the country and so far projects aggregating to 27674.55 MW as on 31.08.2016 have been set up in different parts of the country. The NIWE, Chennai and State Nodal Agencies implement the wind resource assessment programme with support of MNRE in the Country.

c) Andhra Pradesh Scenario

Based on the studies conducted through wind monitoring exercise, it is found that the southern part of Andhra Pradesh has got wind potential for setting up of wind farms. The areas in Anantapur, Cuddapah, Kurnool and parts of Nellore and Chittoor district have relatively better potential sites to set up wind power projects. As per the assessment of MNRE, the estimated gross potential is 44228.60 MW at 100 M AGL in the State. NREDCAP is the single window clearance agency to sanction projects up to 40 MW capacity in the State and so far 1738.62 MW capacity of projects have been set up as on 31.08.2016.

WIND RESOURCE ASSESSMENT STUDIES

The aim is to locate wind rich sites in the country through field measurements for the development of wind energy utilization. Dedicated 20/25/30/50/80/100m guyed masts with multilevel instrumentation are used for the investigation. Reliable and fully automated instruments that can give the necessary out put for the wind energy resource assessment is being used at the field stations. The wind data generated will be used for establishment of Wind Power Projects. Winds in India are influenced by strong south west summer monsoon which starts from May June and weaker north east monsoon which starts in October. During the period of March to August winds are uniformly strong over the Indian peninsula except the eastern coast. Wind speeds during the period November to March are relatively weaker. .

WIND ELECTRIC GENERATORS

The capacity of wind electric generators so far installed in the country ranges between 225 to 2500 KW machines. The machines are commercially proved and are being manufactured in the countries like Denmark, Holland, Germany, USA, Japan etc. The Wind Electric Generators are at present are manufactured indigenously and some of the manufacturers are exporting the machines to other countries. As per the guidelines of Govt.of India, the wind machines should have type approval issued by the approved international agency. NIWE, Govt.of India notifies the list of suppliers from time to time. State Electricity Boards / State Nodal Agencies / developers have to verify the validity of the type approvals at regular intervals as per MNRE guidelines. The NIWE has established testing station at Kayathar in Tamilnadu for testing the WEGs in India.

The space required for erecting single windmill will be based on the topography of the site and the size of the machine

Based on the present cost of machines the capital cost for installation of 1 MW project would be approximately Rs.600 to 650 lakhs. This is only an estimate and actual cost of the project depends on size and make of the machines and location of the project. As there is no raw material requirement for wind electric generator there will not be any escalation in the cost of energy, which will only decline over a period of time based on the servicing of debt.

POLICIES AND INCENTIVES

The Govt. of Andhra Pradesh have announced ‘ Andhra Pradesh Wind Policy 2015’ vide G.O.Ms.No.9 dt.13.02.2015 of Energy, Infrastructure & Investment (PR.II) Dept. to promote wind power projects in the private sector. The salient features of policy are,

  • Deemed Industry status
  • Deemed PPP status for sale of power to Discom
  • Exemption from obtaining any NOC/Consent for pollution
  • Deemed Non-agricultural status on payment of applicable fees
  • Exemption of supervision charges to APTransco / Discoms within project site upto pooling sub-station
  • Single Window Mechanism with stipulated timelines
  • Exemption of Transmission & Distribution (T&D) charges within the state
  • Banking of 100% of energy permitted during all 12 months
  • Exemption of electricity duty for captive consumption, sale to APDISCOMs and third party sale within the state.
  • Advance possession of Government land to NREDCAP to facilitate immediate execution of projects.
  • Re-powering is encouraged
  • Feed-in-tariff for wind and solar hybrid projects.
  • To promote manufacturing, allotment of Government land on long term lease basis and exemption of electricity duty for a period of 10 years.

TARIFF

The levelised generic preferential tariff is Rs.4.84 per unit without considering the Accelerated Depreciation ,and Rs.4.25 per unit with Accelerated Depreciation .The above tariff is applicable for all the new Wind Power Projects entering into Power Purchase Agreements (PPA’s) with AP Discoms on or after 01-04-2016.

PROCEDURE FOR SETTING UP OF WIND FARMS

NREDCAP, which is acting as a Nodal Agency as per orders of Govt. of A.P. accords approval upto 40 MW projects and recommend capacity allotment beyond 40 MW to Govt. of Andhra Pradesh for the projects coming up in the private sector. The projects can be set up either for commercial or for captive generation. The developers who seek the approval for setting up of wind farm may submit the application form in the prescribed format which is annexed at ‘A’, has to be addressed to the VC & Managing Director, NREDCAP Ltd, 5-8-207/2, Pisgah Complex, Nampally, Hyderabad-500 001. The project proposals will be evaluated and the NREDCAP will accord final clearance to set up the projects.

The developer will have to enter into agreement with NREDCAP on allotment and sanction of the project. At the time of agreement, the project developer shall pay an amount of Rs.1,50,000 / MW towards sanction fee which is non- refundable. Further, the developer shall submit performance bank guarantee of Rs.2,00,000 / MW in case the projects are proposed to be set up in Revenue / Forest Areas and Rs.1,00,000 / MW in case the projects are proposed to be set up in private lands. The project shall be completed within 2 years period form the date of signing of agreement.

On obtaining sanction from NREDCAP, the developer shall submit proposal for allotment of land as per the policy of the Govt from time to time. The developer will approach AP Transco / DISCOMs for making arrangements to interface the wind farm with the near by grid duly providing the energy meters for import and export. Necessary safety requirements will have to be made before connecting wind farm to grid.

Annexure - A

NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF ANDHRA PRADESH LIMITED

Regd.Office: 5-8-207/2, Pisgah complex, Nampally, Hyderabad - 500 001. India Tele: Off: 3202391/3203692 Grams: "NEDCAP" Fax:040-23201666 Web: www.nredcap.in E-Mail : info@nredcap.in

APPLICATION FOR WIND FARM

I. COMPANY DETAILS
1. Name of the Applicant / Organization :
2. Regd. Office address with Telephone, Fax, Telex etc :
3. Type of the Organization (Private / Public Ltd., Partnership firm etc.) :
4. Present Activity / Business :
5. Turnover of the Company in last three years :
6. Net Profit of the Company in last three years :
7. Type of production unit and installed production capacity :
8. Actual production in last three years :
9. Plans for development/diversification :

II ELECTRICAL DETAILS
1. Present consumption of Electricity- AP Transco / DISCOM- Captive :
2. Connected Electrical Load of the company :
3. Whether HT/LT Consumer :

III PROPOSED WIND FARM DETAILS
1. Whether proposed to set up for captive use/on Commercial basis (Sale of power) :
2. Capacity of Wind Farm proposed to be installed :
3. No. of wind turbine generators and their sizes proposed (Tech. details of machinery proposed may be enclosed) :
4. Site proposed for setting up of Wind Farm in order of preference :
i)
ii)
iii)
iv)

5. Whether agreed to set up wind farm at any other site, other than site indicated above :
6. Nearest sub-station of AP Transco DISCOM and the distance from the proposed location :
7. Voltage ratio of the Sub-Station
8. Estimated project cost (Please give details with cost break-up and cash flow Statement for 10 yrs period is to be enclosed :
9. Sources of finance of the project (Please give details of the equity, loans etc.) :
10. Planned duration for completion of the project in one phase (Please give bar chart of activities) :
11. Application fee (Rs.25,000/- per megawatt) :

Paid Rs____ by DD ____dt.____ drawn on______payable at___________

 

IV DECLARATION

I/We certify that all information furnished is true to the best of my/our knowledge. I/We also agree that NREDCAP is the final authority to sanction the wind farm project. We shall not have any dispute with NREDCAP for non-allotment of wind farm at any particular location where we may have preference. We also agree to sign necessary agreement with NREDCAP and Grid tie-up and power purchase wheeling agreement with AP Transco / DISCOM.

Place: ____________

Signature with seal of the company

Date:  ____________

LIST OF DOCUMENTS TO BE ENCLOSED:

1. A certified copy of partnership deed.
2. A certified copy of the Registration Certificate of the Registration, if the partnership is registered.
3. A certified copy of the bye-laws of the Co-operative society and also certified copy of Registration if applicable
4. Certified copy of Memorandum of Articles of the Public/Private Ltd. Company and also copy of Registration Certificate.
5. Certified copy of the Authority conferring powers on the person(s) who are competent to execute the agreement with the NREDCAP, AP Transco / DISCOM, furnished on the stamp paper of Rs.50/-.
6. Project profile in three copies covering all aspects of site location, selection of equipment, capital cost, cost of generation, performance etc. Format for submission of project profile is given below.
7. Details of Technical capabilities for implementing the wind power project along with relevant documents shall be produced.
8. Details of Financial capabilities for implementing the wind power project along with relevant documents shall be produced.
9. Balance sheet for last three years and latest Net Worth certificate shall be furnished.

FORMAT FOR SUBMISSION OF PROJECT PROFILE

1. Details of the applicants / promoters(Profile of the company shall be enclosed)
2. Details of the Project
        i) Location
        ii) Wind Resources Data
        ii) Capacity
        iv) Wind Turbine equipment details
        v) Land requirements and procurement
        vi) Grid interface arrangements
3. Cost of the project
4. Means of financing
5. Annual Energy Output
        Capacity Factor
        Availability Factor
6. Cost of generation
7. Utilization of energy generated
8. Deatils of Central and State Promotional / fiscal incentives sought to be availed
        i) accelerated depreciation
        ii) Customs duty concessions
        iii) Excise duty concessions
        iv) Tax-holiday

Signature with seal of the Company

 

 

For further details, please contact

NEW AND RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION OF ANDHRA PRADESH LIMITED (NREDCAP)

Regd.Office:5-8-207/2, Pisgah Complex, Nampally, Hyderabad - 500 001. Tel.off: 23202391 / 23203638 Grams: "NEDCAP" Fax :040-23201666 Web:www.nredcap.in
01. District Manager,
NREDCAP Ltd.,
Agro Bhavan, 1st Floor,
Near Clock Tower,
ANANTAPUR - 515 001,Ph. 958554 - 241060
02. District Manager
NREDCAP Ltd.,
H. No. 10-161,
Gandhi Road,
CHITTOOR – 517 001, Ph. 958572-233187
03. District Manager
NREDCAP Ltd.,
27-1-248, 19th Cross Road,
Balaji Nagar (New Y. K. Achari School)
NELLORE - 524 002, Ph. 95861-2326616
04. District Manager
NREDCAP Ltd.,
Room No. 138, East Cellar Wing,
New Collectorate Complex,
KURNOOL - 518 002,Ph. 958518-277975
05. District Manager
NREDCAP Ltd.,
6-275, Sankarapuram,
Near Canara Bank,
KADAPA - 516 001,Ph. 958562-244151