Draft National Policy for Renewable Energy based Micro and Mini Grids

The objective of the policy is to promote the deployment of micro and mini grids powered by RE sources such as solar, biomass, pico hydro, wind etc. in un-served and underserved parts of the country by encouraging the development of State-level policies and regulations, that enable participation of ESCOs. The Ministry targets to achieve deployment of at least 10,000 RE based micro and mini grid projects across the country with a minimum installed RE capacity of 500 MW in next 5 years (taking average size as 50 kW). Each micro and mini grid project should be able to meet the basic needs of every household in vicinity, and also aspire to provide energy for services beyond lighting such as fan, mobile charging; productive and commercial requirement.

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