Selection of Grid Connected Solar Projects – JNNSM Guideline

This is the Guideline for Selection of Connected Solar Power Projects under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission.
Table of Contents :
SECTION 1: BACKGROUND AND INTRODUCTION .01
1.1 Preamble.01
1.2 Scope and Objectives of the Guidelines..01
1.3 Total Capacity and Portfolio of Solar PV and Solar Thermal Technology Projects .02
1.4 Phasing Allocation of Capacity..02
1.5 Definitions ..02

SECTION 2: GUIDELINES FOR SELECTION OF SOLAR PV PROJECTS.05
2.1 Capacity of Each Project..05
2.2 Request for Selection for Short-listing of Projects..05
2.3 Processing Fees ..05
2.4 Number of Applications by a Company ..05
2.5 Qualification Criteria for Short-Listing of Solar PV Projects …05
2.6 Short-Listing of Projects ..07
2.7Selection of Projects in First batch based on discount in Tariff .07
2.8 Selection of Projects in second batch..08
2.9 Power Purchase Agreement…08
2.10 Bank Guarantees .08
2.11 Minimum Equity to be held by the Promoter .08
2.12 Financial Closure .09
2.13 Commissioning …09
2.14 Time Schedule for Solar PV Projects …10

SECTION 3: GUIDELINES FOR SELECTION OF SOLAR THERMAL PROJECTS..11
3.1 Minimum and Maximum Capacity of Each Project .11
3.2 Expression of Interest for Short-listing of Projects .11
3.3 Processing Fees ..11
3.4 Number of Applications by a Company ..11
3.5 Qualification Criteria for Short-Listing of Solar Thermal Projects .11
3.6 Short-listing of Projects …13
3.7 Selection of Projects based on Discount in Tariff …14
3.8 Power Purchase Agreement…14
3.9 Bank Guarantees .15
3.10 Minimum Equity to be held by the Promoter .15
3.11 Financial Closure .15
3.12 Commissioning …16
3.13 Time Schedule for Solar Thermal Projects .16

SECTION 4: OTHER PROVISIONS.17
4.1 Role of State Level Agencies..17
4.2 Role of Carbon Financing.17
4.3 Amendment to the Guidelines .

Published by : Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy
Source : National Vidyut Vyapar Nigam

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