Bihar Govt. approves New and Renewable Energy Policy 2011

Bihar government today gave its nod to the new and renewable energy policy 2011 to promote and attract entrepreneurs wishing to set up power plants based on renewable energy sources such as biomass, solar wind and hydro among others to help strengthen power generation in the state.

Elaborating on the new energy policy, which got the state cabinet’s nod, energy department Principal secretary Ajay V. Nayak  has said that new and renewable energy sources have the potential to generate around 2,000MW of power in the state.

The new renewable energy policy, which would be known as “Bihar Policy for Promotion of New and Renewable Energy Sources, 2011”, promises a slew of incentives for those entrepreneurs who wish to set up power plants based on renewable energy sources. The policy would come into operation from the date of its notification for a period of five years.

The State Investment Promotion Board (SIPB), has cleared proposals to generate around 400MW alone from biomass. Moreover, the state can generate power from 180MW alone from rice husk which has become quite popular, Another 80MW could be generated from municipal wastes.

Bihar at present generates around 6 MW from biomass plants, around 4KW from solar power plant at Patailiya village in Samastipur district and about 55MW from hydro electric power plants.

  • Manish Raj

    Can you please post the new industrial policy of 2011? Not sure where one can find the actual policy documents.

    • Biharprabha Admin

      Helo Raj
      Thanks for visiting our site.
      RE policy has been approved by Bihar Cabinate. It has not been notified as yes. we will shortly upload it.


  • ajay bihari dutta

    running industries in delhi and keenly interrested to start it in bihar and want to know the correct policy pl. upload the ind policy 2011 as early as possible

    • Biharprabha Admin

      Ajoy jee
      Industrial Policy-2011-16 is already uploaded on our web site-click “Industry”.
      All the details are there.We are a group of qualified and experience engineers especially power,legal & computer software sector.
      -all Bihar based. We provide our services also.


  • Mukul ranjan goswami

    Bihar govt.should depend on renewable source of energy,it should be given top priority to solve the power problem

    • Biharprabha Admin

      Goswami jee

      We do agree with u. We have added a lot of information about RE on our website. We too have expertise in RE sector-SPV, Biomass, Co-generation, Wind,Solar thermal,Bio gas etc. We are ready to extend all help to promote RE power in the state.


  • Prakash Joshi

    If a person wants to install 2Kw to 5Kw Solar Power Plant
    for his own use, due to power sortage in bihar and some time
    power will be off for 2-3 days. What is the subsidy he will received from govt for each Kw and the procedure for getting
    Prakash Joshi

    • Biharprabha Admin

      Helo Jain jee

      Yes, u can install a spv Plant of suitable size/capacity. As we know the Govt. of India provides subsidy
      of 30% or Rs.81/- per peak watt whichever is lower. For this u have to submit a project report to BREDA, Patna which
      is the Nodal Agency of State Govt. They will forward the proposal to GOI for sanction/grant of subsidy. I have to check up
      if there is any state support under RE policy of State Govt. BiharPrabha can provide consultancy service for preparation
      of project report. However u can also explore other organization/ individuals who can help to get such services.
      thanks for reposing interest in us


  • Munish

    Dear sir
    i read the bihar gudget 2011. In this gudget it was mentioned that only capative power plant will get the subsidy. now i have a querry that if a enterpeor has a power plant of 5.0 MW and in this 5.0 MW his own unit consumption will be 2.5 MW. the remaining 2.5 MW he want to export to Bihar state electricity board. will he get the same benifit as in the capative power plant ?
    Please clarify

    • Biharprabha Admin

      Helo Munish,
      Yes, U can supply 2.5 MW to BSEB. U can also sell this power to other consumer of Bihar or other state through Open Access. The Govt Policy provides that if u supply 50% of generated power(plant capacity) to BSEB, the transmission line will be constructed by BSEB who in turn will get compensated by state govt. We can also provide u consultancy service if u so wish. Otherwise also we will continue to guide u.

  • nishant verma

    Sir, i want to know the bihar govt. policy for wind & solar energy.I live in begusarai & want to know is begusarai is ideal place for wind energy.If suitable then please give me detail of wind & solar energy installation price & also give me suggetion is bihar govt. provide any subsidy for wind & solar energy. my requirement is 1500 watt.

    • Biharprabha Admin


      The State Govt RE policy is available on Biharprabha site. U can download it. I do not think Begusarai has good wind resource. Diara & Ganga basin may have some potential. A study has to be conducted. U may try solar wind hybrid system for 1.5kw load.


    • Biharprabha Admin

      Sorry for delay in answering your mail.Wind resource surrounding Begusarai district
      is not enough for power generation. U can go for SPV projects. For Govt. support
      u can download the Bihar Govt Industrial Policy from our website.

      BiharPrabha Team

  • pankaj kumar raj

    sir ,
    i want to start a big project in bihar based on renewable energy sources and for this i need bihar government support, i do some project in west bengal.but now i want to spread this in rural areas of bihar so kindly suggest me how it will happen.

    with regards,
    pankaj kumar raj

    • Biharprabha Admin

      Helo Pankaj
      We r a team of experts on RE. there is good potential of solar projects in Bihar.
      Send u all details like u brochures & work being done by u. U can contact. Please give u Mob no.

  • Prashant Rastogi

    Dear sir,
    i am an Engineering and MBA graduate moving into entrepreneurship,I was looking for setting up a power plant of 10 MW in Bhabhua District.My father is owner of rice mill,so i am looking forward to set up a rice husk power plant over there,as Bhabhua is rice belt so getting rice husk is easy, but the thing is establishing this power plant needs huge capital,so i need information about the subsidy provided by the Bihar government in developing this project. I am really interested in development of my state,so please guide me through this.
    Apart from this i need to know if i wish to set up a small gasifire plant for running my own mills how much subsidy will be provided for setting up the plant and for engines.

    Prashant Rastogi

  • pravash chandra singh

    please let me know is Bihar government or central
    got. give any subsidey on solar system for domestic or
    irrigetion purpus to cultiveter.
    thanking you,

  • sir ,
    i want to search small power plant tender project in bihar based, my company name shan dong runh power plant engineering technology co’s chinese company. we are professional supplier of complete sets of power plant equipment and a professional EPC contractor of power plant construction with qualification certificate of overseas project contracting. i need bihar government support. we have done some project in mahrastra, project name is BTG and company name is UGML and etc. but now i want to some tender and project in areas of bihar so kindly suggest me how it will happen. please sir you should help me, i also belong to bihar munger distt.

    with regards,
    saurabh verma.

  • S S Sengar

    Dear Biharprabha Team,
    I am planning to setup one 32KW biomass power plant in rural area of Siwan district. I have got some information from Husk Power but not satisfied and want to gather more information. I belong to Siwan but since more than 15 years I am not in touch with the local policies and conditions. I want to setup this my very first plant to see the feasibility of the project.

    I want to know each and every thing about biomass power plants. i.e. financial as well as technical aspects.

    Plz guide me from where I can get the same.

    S S Sengar

  • Udit kumar Mishra

    which circular says the stare govt is giving 50 % subsidy to MW plants with a PA with BSEB.
    thanks for a quick response.

  • ashis

    dear sir,

    is there any subsidy on solar power pack by goverment of bihar .
    i wants to install one 100 kw solar power plant for suppply the energy.

  • DearSir,
    please let me know is Bihar government or central
    got. give any subsidey on solar system for domestic or
    irrigetion purpus to cultiveter.
    thanking you,
    Thanks & Best Regards,

  • Pankaj kumar Raj

    Dear sir, thanks for showing interest, i will be there soon . My contact no – 09681932323

  • sir ,
    i want to start a big project in Bihar based on renewable energy sources and for this i need bihar government support, we are all redy work with the SIGMA SOLAR COMPANY in west bengal.but now i want to spread this in rural areas of bihar so kindly suggest me how it will happen.

    • BP Staff

      Helo Rajiv

      We do not what RE project u want to take up.
      If u mean Solar PV. Then under new financial RPO
      u can take up. But there is whole process.SIPB,
      BREDA, PPA with South Bihar power Holding Com and so on
      Pl do give us your concrete proposal with investment plan
      & how u want our association.