HYDERABAD: The state government released its wind power policy here on Monday.
A wind policy cell (WPC) would be set up which will undertake single window clearance for all wind power projects (WPPs). A transaction charge of Rs 25,000 per MW shall be applicable for processing applications for single window clearance.
The modalities of single window clearance mechanism shall be notified within 30 days from the date of issue of the policy.
It is the responsibility of the project developer to acquire land for wind project. Land acquired for grid-connected WPPs for sale to DISCOMs/captive use/group captive/ third party sale shall be automatically deemed to be converted to non-agricultural land status.
Power generated from the wind power projects installed on government, revenue land or forest areas shall be for sale within the state only. Projects would be encouraged to set up on private land.
The draft wind power policy 2016 was placed on the TS New & Renewable Energy Development Corporation Ltd website and suggestions, comments are invited from the public, wind power developers and wind power associations within seven days by March 7.