Draft Haryana Solar Power Policy, 2023

The Haryana New and Renewable Energy Department has published its latest draft Solar Policy 2023. In the latest draft note, the state renewable department aimed to install a cumulative 6,000 MW by 2030 in Haryana. The agency has planned to execute the plan with the help of solar rooftops, ground-mounted solar and solarisation of irrigation. The new policy planned to add 1,600 MW of solar power through rooftop solar, 3,200 MW capacity from ground-mounted solar plants and 1,200 MW from solarisation of irrigation pumps in Haryana by 2030. Further, the new draft policy allows the adoption of virtual metering and group virtual metering for rooftop systems. It also talks about the exemption of wheeling, transmission, cross-subsidy charges and additional charges in open access if the energy is consumed within the same premises. The new policy also talked about banking facilities, exemption from land use approval, international development charges, scrutiny fees, and other fees for developing utility-scale solar power projects in Haryana.