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Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojna

1- RGGVY PHASE-I

The Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) was launched in April 2005. Under the scheme 90 percent grant is provided by Govt. of India and 10 percent as loan by REC to State Government. REC is the nodal agency for the programme. RGGVY aims at -

Electrifying all villages and habitations as per new definition.

Providing access to electricity to all rural households.

Providing electricity connection to BPL families free of charge.

The highlights of the programme in U.P. are given below



Item

Unit

Target as per revised sanction

Achievement

Percent Achievement

Total Villages electrified

Nos.

27495

27495

100.00

New 33/11 kv sub sations

Nos.

199

193

96.98

Upgradation of old 33/11 kv subsations

Nos.

272

271

99.63

Amount received from REC

Rs. Crs.




2855.58




Actual Expenditure

Rs. Crs.




2782.16

97.43

BPL connections provided

Nos

803465

613315

76.33

2- RGGVY PHASE-II

RGGY PHASE-II aims at the following

Electrification of un-electrified hamlets.

Electrification of the villages electrified as per Old CEA definition.

Providing electricity to all rural households including free connection to Below Poverty Line households.

Strengthening of Rural Electricity Distribution Backbone in those villages electrified earlier.

Electrification of remote stand alone villages.

Creating infrastructure for providing electric connections to common rural facilities like schools. PHC. Gram panchayats.



Creation of Irrigation Facility through Energisation of Private Tube wells

Uttar Pradesh has 40 lakh Private Tubewells out of which 10 lakh are electrified.

Approx. estimate for electrification of each tubewell is Rs. 68000.

During 2012-13, 8090 no.of tubewells are expected to be energized

In order to cover electrification of at least 60% of all private tube wells during the 12th Plan, GoI should provide funds for this programme.

During 2013-14, 30000 no. of tubewells are expected to be energised.



Metering

In Uttar Pradesh the urban supply is metered.

In rural Areas the villages electrified under RGGVY are being provided metered supply but other villages are still unmetered.

To ensure rural supply on metered basis a policy decision will have to be taken by the State Govt.

In urban areas UP has put smart meters on the industrial consumers.

Double metering has been done on consumers with more than 25KW load.



Existing Financial and Commercial State of Discoms

The cost coverage percentage of distribution companies is 64% in FY 2010-11. Some symptomatic indicators of financial distress of the U.P. Discoms are as follows:

The working capital debt liability have burgeoned to Rs. 17,400 crore as on 31st March    2011

The losses after factoring in GoUP’s support, in FY 2010-11, are to the tune of Rs. 4,295 crore

The two main reasons for the deterioration of Cost Coverage Ratio are that there has been very little increase in the retail tariffs from the years FY 2006 to FY 2012; and secondly, the power purchase cost has increased from Rs. 1.66 per unit in FY 2003-04 to as high as Rs.3.60 per unit in FY 2011-12.

Intervention Strategy

With a view to turnaround the Discoms by FY 2018, and considering their existing financial state and operating efficiency levels, the following strategy has been proposed:

  All the Discoms commit to bring down the Distribution losses in plan period, such that the aggregate Distribution losses by FY 2022 are 14.67%, down from the present 28.53% (a reduction of 13.86%).

Subsidy Support from GoUP to increase from the present level of Rs. 3,640 crore to Rs.    4,500 crore in FY 2013 and thereafter an annual increase of 5% every year.

Filing of Annual Revenue Requirement and Tariff Petition for all Discoms every year in a timely manner such the revised tariffs are implemented from 1st April of every year.

Power Purchase Cost Adjustment to be claimed on a quarterly basis to off-set effect of increase in Power Purchase cost.

All system improvement and system strengthening works including expansion to be financed through equity infusion by GoUP.

Monitoring of key performance indicators on a concurrent basis.



Strategy for Discoms

Some of the key strategies to be pursued by the Discoms are



I- Regulatory

Filing of Annual Revenue Requirement and Tariff Petition for all Discoms every year in a timely manner such the revised tariffs are implemented from 1st April of every year.

Power Purchase Cost Adjustment to be claimed on a quarterly basis to off-set effect of increase in Power Purchase cost.

Implementation of Multi Year Tariff framework in the state.



II- Financial

Restructure the existing working capital borrowings of around Rs. 15,021 crore to reduce the debt service burden.

Priorities investments and defer non-critical investments without compromising on the quality of supply and service to consumers and optimizing establishment and administrative expenses.

III- Commercial

Exploring options to facilitate private sector participation in the sector like Distribution Franchisee, etc

Effective management of power procurement and trading of surplus energy.

Accelerated loss reduction through managerial and operational efficiency-achieving distribution loss level of 14.67% by FY 2022 by effective implementation of R-APDRP programme.

Demand side management and energy efficiency initiatives through initiatives like agriculture DSM, CFL, Energy Efficient Buildings and CDM initiatives.

Achieving cost competitiveness through procurement of power through competitive bidding through Case-I and Case-II.



IV- Process Improvement

Adoption of various Information Technology (IT) initiatives to drive operational efficiency improvement primarily for Implementation of software solutions.

Implementation of an integrated software solution so as to streamline various processes.

Streamlining billing, metering and collection functions which would involve measures  such as improving the coverage of hand held billing.



New and Renewable Energy Programme

Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) was created in 1983 to implement and execute the programmes of new and renewable sources of energy in the State. Efforts are being made to make these energy options easily accessible to common people in rural and urban areas in all the districts of the State.



Major objectives -

To mobilize financial resources through public and private participation in deployment of renewable energy systems/devices and for augmentation of electricity generation through various renewable energy sources.

To meet the energy needs, particularly in the rural areas through implementation of appropriate schemes/programmes.

State Solar Power Policy - 2013

Promulgated in January -2013.

Policy effective from the date of issuance up to 31st March 2017.

Targeted capacity installation of 500 MW Grid connected.

First 500 MW project capacity to be finalized through tariff based competitive bidding.

Available Incentives

State to bear expenditure on the construction of transmission line and substation for Projects to be installed in Purvanchal and Bundelkhand region, under prescribed terms and limitations.

All incentives available under Infrastructure and Industrial Policy-2012 to accrue to Solar Power Projects.

UPPCL to sign PPA with successful bidders for a period of 12 years at tariff discovered through bidding and thereafter on average pool price cost prevailing in eleventh year for next 13 years.

Budgetary support to be provided by the State Government equivalent to difference in the weighted average of levellised tariffs arrived through latest case I bidding by UPPCL for purchase of conventional power and the price of solar power discovered through bidding for first 500 MW of solar power commissioned under this policy for a period of twelve years.

PPA’s extendable for further 13 years on willingness of Project developer on prevailing Average Pool Price Cost in eleventh year of PPA.

Achievements under State Solar Power Policy-2013

Entire Targeted capacity of Solar Power Projects allocated.

90 MW Grid Solar Power Projects commissioned (10 MW in Mahoba. Three 10 MW capacity projects in Lalitpur, 50 MW in Jalaun.)

Remaining 410 MW Solar Power Projects under various stages of development.



State Grid Rooftop Solar Power Plant Policy-2014

Promulgated in September 2014

Targeted capacity 20 MW.

Policy effective till March 2017.

Implementation of the grid connected rooftop solar photovoltaic power plants for captive or self-consumption following net energy metering mechanism up to 50 kW and Net Energy Billing Mechanism above 50 kW, to be encouraged in Public and Private Institutions.

The rooftop solar photovoltaic power plant shall be implemented utilizing at least 25% of the available plinth area in Govt. Buildings.

Regulations for Gross/Net Metering declared by UPERC.

Achievements under State Grid Rooftop Solar Power Plant Policy

Roop top Solar Power Plants of aggregate total capacity about 2700 KW installed on roofs of Private buildings.

982 KW capacity Grid Rooftop Power Plants installed in Govt Buildings like NTPC Netra Noida, National Fertilizers Ltd. Noida and KESCO Building.

Rooftop Solar Power Plants of capacity 2230 KW proposed on Collectorate Buildings.

Rooftop Solar Power Plants of aggregate capacity 7300KW under installation in Private Institutions/Industries/offices.

Uttar Pradesh Mini-grid Policy 2016

Uttar Pradesh Government has promulgated "Uttar Pradesh Mini-grid Policy 2016" on 18 February 2016. The important provisions of the policy are as follows:-

Operative Period- 10 years of date of its issuance.

Project Capacity: maximum capacity of Mini-Grid Projects is 500 kW.

State Government subsidy: Up to 30 % subsidy (VGF) shall be provided by the State Govt through Standard Bidding Document.

Projects shall be established on Built Own Operate & Maintain (BOOM) basis and 10 years mandatory operation & maintenance shall be done by the developer.

The land will be arranged by the developers for the sanctioned projects.

Mandatory daily 3 hours in the morning and 5 hours in the evening total at least 8 hours supply of electricity to all willing houses in the project area, as per their domestic demand.

Daily 6 hours supply of electricity for other production and commercial needs.

Other Initiatives -

Solar Park

Solar Park of total capacity 600 MW proposed to be set up under Govt. of India Scheme.

State Power Corporation to purchase 600 MW power at Rs. 4.50/unit.

Development of Solar Park by JVC of UPNEDA and SECI named Lucknow Solar Power Development Corporation Ltd.

Total 1152.545 ha land identified for the development of Park.

Right to use provided for 998.545 ha. land.

Both external and internal transmission and power evacuation infrastructure to be constructed by UPPTCL.

Solar Projects will be allocated for setting up in the solar Park through Bidding based on viability Gap Funding by SECI.

MNRE to provide CFA of Rs 20 lakhs/MW

Grid-connected Solar Power Plant of 20 MW

A grid connected solar power plant of 20 MW capacity has been sanctioned by the state govt. to be set up in District Jhansi

Total cost of the plant to be borne by U.P. Govt.

Bids have been invited for the plant and bid process is in final stages.



Major Renewable Energy Schemes

Solar Street Lights

Solar street lights (LED) are being installed for community street lighting in the villages selected under the Dr. Lohiya samagra gram vikas yojana and Shri Janeshwar Mishra villages.

So far, a total number of 114987 LED based solar street lighting systems have been installed.

Solar Power Pack

Solar power packs are being installed for lighting in the rural households selected under Dr. Lohiya awas yojana and Shri Janeshwar Mishra villages.

So far, a total number of 40315 solar power pack systems have been installed in Dr. Lohiya Awas yojana.

Installation of 99353 solar power pack systems Dr. Lohiya Awas yojana and 11250 systems in Shri Janeshwar Mishra gram yojana is being carried out.



Solar R.O. Water & Fan for Primary Schools

Potable water and fan for rural Primary School Children

KW Solar P V Plant with 1 HP Submersible Pump, RO water purifier and fan

112 systems has been installed during 2014-15 and 189 systems in 2015-16. During 2015-16 another 200 systems are taken up.



Solar Pumping Systems for Irrigation

4700 Solar Pumping systems of various capacity 2H.P, 3 H.P and 5 H.P provided for Irrigation purposes till date.

6000 Solar Pumps proposed to be provided this year.

Program implemented jointly with State Agriculture department.

State Govt. providing 45 % Subsidy of project cost and 30 % being provided by MNRE.

Decentralised Distributed Generation (DDG)

DDG being implemented for electrification of unelectrified villages through stand alone solar power plants.

Fully financed by REC Ministry of Power GOI.

At present implementation of 25 villages in 05 districts with sanction of approx. Rs. 29 Cr. (Year 2015-16) being done.

Under the programme DPRs of 73 unelectrified villages have been submitted to REC Ministry of Power for sanction.

Minigrid Solar Power Plants

A minigrid solar power plant of 250 kW capacity has been installed in Village- Fakirpur & Chanduahar District Kannauj.

Minigrid solar power plants under implementation are – Village- Bachuwa Khera, Unnao- 35 kW, Village- Chandapur, Raebareli - 230 kW, Village- Sirsawa, Moradabad - 100 kW, Village- Tetarpur, Ghazipur- 100 kW

Emerging roles of UPNEDA

State Designated Agency (SDA)

UPNEDA has been nominated as State Designated Agency (SDA) under Energy Conservation ACT-2001 w.e.f. July2015. The activities are as follows:

Perform, Achieve and Trade(PAT): This scheme is being implemented under NMEEE-2008. Specific Energy Consumption (SEC) is defined for different industrial sector and they are known as Designated Consumers(DCs DCs have been given a target for reduction in SEC

Demand Side Management

Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC)

Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) Compliance

The Distribution Companies are to furnish RPO compliance report quarterly and annually to the UPNEDA (State Agency).

Total 62 RE Generators have been accredited from year 2011-12.

Installed & REC capacity of 62RE Generators is 1846.76 MW and 845.68 MW respectively.



Joint Venture (JV) with NHPC

BundelKhand Saur Urja Ltd, a JVC incorporated on 2nd Feb 2015 with NHPC

50 MW Solar Power Project to be installed by this JVC on 111.32 hectare land in village Parasan Tehsil Kalpi Jalaun to be provided by UPNEDA as its equity. Remaining equity of NHPC.

Equity of UPNEDA limited to maximum 26 %. Profit sharing as per the equity.

UPPCL to buy 100 % Power at CERC tariff as approved of Rs 7.87/unit.

State Government to provide GBI to UPPCL to purchase power and support limited to the maximum of Rs 10 crores for construction of transmission lines and bays etc for evacuation of power from proposed Solar Power Plant to the interconnection point of STU. PPA signing under progress.



Annual Plan 2016-17

Plan proposed for the year 2016-2017 has been formulated on the basis of available resources, potential, objective and strategy. Various programmes are proposed to be taken up for development of new and renewable energy in the State. In order to augment the public sector outlays, it is proposed to induct private sector with increased inflow of financial investments in the development of renewable power in the State.



Creation of additional power capacity

Uttar Pradesh has promising potential for power generation based on Solar Energy. Considering the need of a policy framework to promote solar power projects, the State’s Solar Energy Policy, 2013 has been declared. Under this Solar Energy Policy, solar power plants of a total capacity of 500 megawatt are targeted to be set up by 2017.



Deployment of various renewable energy systems/devices:

Renewable energy systems and devices suitable for various applications are proposed to be deployed with the financial assistance of the Central Govt. and through market route, by spreading awareness about the benefits of renewable energy devices.



Programmes proposed under the plan outlay for FY 2016-17:

Under the total plan outlay of Rs. 15941.00 lakh, the following programmes are proposed during 2016-17 with budgetary support from the State Govt.



Solar PV Street Lighting Systems:

In order to provide street lighting facility in the rural areas, it is proposed to install solar photovoltaic street lights in the villages covered under the Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya samagra gram vikas yojana and Shri Janeshwar Mishra gram vikas yojana. The State Financial Assistance for installation of solar street lights in Dr. Lohiya samagra gram vikas yojana and Shri Janeshwar Mishra yojana is Rs. 2261.18 lakh and Rs. 1000.00 lakh respectively.



Minigrid solar power plant:

Besides the unelectrified villages, a large number of hamlets still remain not connected with the power grid in the State. Therefore, mini grid solar power plants are proposed for the villages/hamlets, which are deprived of the electricity. These projects/plants are installed in the village/hamlet for providing home light connection LED lamps alongwith the provision of mobile charging. The state plan outlay proposed for 2016-17 is Rs. 1000.00 lakh.



Incentives to private developers for solar power projects & financial support for development of transmission lines and sub-stations:

In order to provide generation based incentive (GBI) under the State’s Solar Power Policy to the private solar power project developers, the state plan outlay proposed in the annual plan 2016-17 is Rs. 2500 lakh.

Alongwith the above incentive, an amount of Rs. 2000.00 lakh is proposed as capital expenditure for development of transmission lines and sub-stations to be provided as financial support to UPPCL under the State’s Solar Power Policy

Renovation & modernization of training centres:

UPNEDA has setup training centres at Chinhat (Lucknow) and Ghosi (Mau) for imparting trainings for development of technical and managerial skills in the State for installation, operation and maintenance of renewable energy systems, which conduct training & capacity building activities for entrepreneurs, technicians, Govt. officials, NGO's etc. For the renovation and modernization of these training centres the proposed annual plan outlay for 2016-17 is Rs. 20 lakh.



Setting up of Training Centre at District Kannauj:

A New & Renewable Energy Training Centre is being set up at District Kannauj to cater to the training needs of the western part of the State. For this purpose, the proposed plan outlay in the annual plan 2016-17 is Rs. 139.82 lacs.

Alongwith the above capital expenditure, an amount of Rs. 30.00 lakh is proposed for conducting training programmes at the temporary training centre in district Kannauj.

Solar R.O. Water Plants for Primary Schools:

Plan outlay of Rs. 270.00 lakh is proposed for installation of 1.1 KW Solar Photovoltaic Plants with 1 HP Submersible Pump, RO water purifier and fans in the primary schools in rural areas.



Solar Power Packs in Shri Janeshwar Mishra villages:

Solar power packs are being installed for lighting in the rural households selected under Shri Janeshwar Mishra villages. This programme has been taken up with a target of 11250 solar power packs (120 watt capacity) to be installed in 1000 Shri Janeshwar Mishra villages in the financial year 2015-16. Plan outlay of Rs. 1700.00 lakh is proposed for financial year 2016-17 under this programme.



State Energy Conservation Fund:

UPNEDA has been nominated as State Designated Agency (SDA) under the Energy Conservation ACT-2001 w.e.f. July 2015. A State Energy Conservation Fund has been created to carry out various activities for promotion of energy conversation in the State including Perform, Achieve and Trade (PAT), Demand Side Management, Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC). Plan outlay of Rs. 20.00 lakh is proposed for financial year 2016-17 for this purpose.



Roop top Solar Power Plants:

Installation of grid connected rooftop solar photovoltaic power plants for captive or self-consumption is being encouraged in Public and Private Institutions. Such rooftop solar photovoltaic power plants are being installed on collectorate buildings, Vikas Bhawan buildings and other buildings of State Govt. institutions. Plan outlay of Rs. 800.00 lakh is proposed for financial year 2016-17 for this programme.



Grid-connected Solar Power Plant of 20 MW:

A grid connected solar power plant of 20 MW capacity has been sanctioned by the state govt. to be set up at Village Ghamnour, District Jhansi. Total cost of the plant is funded by the U.P. Govt. This plant is being set up by UPNEDA and bid process is in the final stages. Financial sanctions of Rs. 6550 lakh have been issued by the State Govt. to UPNEDA for this plant in the year 2015-16. Plan outlay of Rs. 4200.00 lakh is proposed for financial year 2016-17 for this plant.



Urban Development

There are 635 urban local bodies, comprising 14 Nagar Nigams, 195 Nagar Palika Parishads and 426 Nagar Panchayats in Uttar Pradesh (As on 1st April 2015). Currently there are 11920 elected representatives in 635 ULBs of State which includes 630 chairmen and 11290 Corporators. Training programs for municipal functionaries as well as elected public representatives of 635 ULBs of State have been organised under CCBP (Comprehensive Capacity Building Program) which was sanctioned by the MoUD,GoI on 28 Oct 2013 as 100 % grant.


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