Transmission fee waiver for offshore wind, GH2 projects – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: The government has extended the 25-year inter-state transmission fee waiver for renewable energy to offshore wind generation projects as well as green hydrogen and ammonia units, a move that will incentive the emerging sources of green power level the field with solar generation.
An order issued by the power ministry on Monday said the waiver will be available to wind power projects commissioned till December 31, 2032. Projects commissioned after this date will get partial waiver as per a timetable.
Projects commissioned between January 2033 and December 2034 will have to pay 25% of the inter-state transmission charges. The charges will be levied at 25% on projects commissioned between January 2034 and December 2035, 75% on projects commissioned between January 2035 and December 2036. Projects commissioned from January 2037 will have to pay the full charges.
Green hydrogen or ammonia projects commissioned by December 2030 will not have to pay any inter-state transmission charges if they utilise power from solar, wind, large hydel units that were commissioned after March 8, 2019.
Transmission charges will also be waived in case of green hydrogen or ammonia units utilising power from pump storage or battery storage plants. Green hydrogen and ammonia projects commissioned after December 2030 will be given partial waiver graded according to subsequent commissioning dates.
Projects commissioned between January 2030 and December 2031 will be charged 25% of the applicable transmission levy. Projects commissioned between January 2033 and December 2034 will have to pay 50% of the levy, projects coming on stream between January 2034 and December 2035 to pay 75% of the levy and units commissioned after this date will have to pay at 100%.





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