Policies Supporting Grid Interactive Non Conventional Power Essay

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2.34.5 Policies supporting Grid-interactive Non-Conventional Power National Rural Electrification Policy 2006 Rural Electrification is high time need for India where still 45 million households are un-electrified. Several goals are set under this policy: Access to quality and reliable electricity at reliable rates and minimum lifeline consumption of 1unit/household/day by year 2012. For remote villages where grid electrification is not feasible, off-grid based solutions based on stand-alone systems to be taken up for supply of electricity. Every state to come up with rural electrification plan mapping details of electricity delivery mechanism that may be linked to district development plans and this has to be intimated to appropriate commission. Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidyutikaran Yojana (RGGVY) This scheme is being implemented by Rural Electrification Corporation for permitting stand alone systems, rural electrification, bulk power purchase & management of local distribution (through franchisee model). Under this scheme, projects could be financed with 90% capital subsidy. For households below poverty line, 100% capital subsidy would be provided as per norms of Kutir Jyoti Programme. Main provisions under this policy are to set up- Rural Electricity Distribution Backbone (REDB): Provision of 33/11 KV (or 66/11 KV) sub-stations of adequate capacity and lines in blocks where these do not exist. Creation of Village Electrification Infrastructure (VEI): Electrification of
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