Co-firing with biomass at Edenderry Power Station                                      Biomass Resource Assessment for Haryana state                                      Decentralized Application of Biomass Gasifier for thermal energy demand                                      Biopower - Issue 5, July-Sept 2015                                      Amendments in the Tariff Policy                                      Cane trash as an alternate fuel resource for biomass cogeneration plant                                        Biomass gasification based combined heat and power plant at Güssing, Austria                                      Biomass agro-residue resource availability in Tamil Nadu                                     



Quick Links
What's New
Co-firing with biomass at Edenderry Power Station

Exemption of Biomass Power Plants of capacity less than 15 MW from the need of taking Environment Clearance

Rajasthan (2015)

Biomass Resource Assessment for Haryana state

Vol 9, Issue 4- February 2016

Decentralized Application of Biomass Gasifier for thermal energy demand

Issue 6- Oct-Dec 2015

Biomass resource availability in Kerala

A Model of Fuel Supply Linkages at SLS Power, Nellore

Issue 5- July-Sept 2015

Vol 9, Issue 3- December 2015

Biomass Supply Management Using ERP Platform

Electricity Generation using Pine Needles in Uttarakhand

Amendments in the Tariff Policy

CERC approved modified procedure for implementation of REC Mechanism w.e.f. 05.11.2015

Rajasthan biomass fuel supply study 2015

Ensuring sustainable biomass supply at Malwa Biomass Power Project

Agro residue resource availability in Andaman & Nicobar

Cane trash as an alternate fuel resource for biomass cogeneration plant

Rescheduling of 2nd Renewable Energy Global Investors’ Meet & Expo (RE-INVEST) to 14 - 16 March, 2017

Biomass gasification based combined heat and power plant at Güssing, Austria

Maharashtra policy for grid connected power projects based on new and renewable energy sources – 2015

Biomass agro-residue resource availability in Tamil Nadu

Biomass agro-residue resource availability in Karnataka

Engine manufacturers for Producer Gas

Andhra Pradesh biomass resource study  

Uttarakhand biomass resource study  

CSP-Biomass hybrid plant In Spain - a case study  

Summary of Policies and Tariff for Promotion of Grid Connected Biomass Power Projects  

Tax Free Infrastructure Bonds for renewable energy
home >> programmes >> state-wise >> policy
Bihar
Bihar policy for promotion of new and renewable energy sources 2011

Date of issue

14  June 2011

Title of policy document

Bihar Policy for Promotion of New and Renewable Energy Sources 2011

Nodal agency

Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency (BREDA), except for small/ micro/ mini hydro projects, for which Bihar State Hydro Power Corporation (BSHPC) shall be the nodal agency.

Capacity target and period

Valid for 5 years from the date of notification

Offtake arrangement

Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

Yes, executed between project developer and Bihar State Electricity Board (BSEB)

Use for captive

Yes. Allowed. If excess power of more than 1 MW is available, can be sold to State grid/BSEB.

Sale to third party

Sell to third party/utilize generated power at the place of generation or at any other place for captive use, through BSEB network on payment of applicable Open Access charge,  surcharges and additional surcharge or any other charges as approved/notified by Bihar Electricity Regulatory Commission (BERC).

Grid interfacing

Biomass Power Producer (BPP)

BPP shall necessarily offer to supply to BSEB/Distribution Licensee a minimum of 25% of power generated from the biomass or renewable energy (RE) projects. For captive projects, however, the acceptance of such offer for supply of power shall be at the sole discretion of BSEB/Distribution Licensee.


In case BPP proposes to sell full or part of its generation to the grid or use the grid for wheeling power to third parties, BPP will design the system at own cost, such that interfacing with the State grid/ BSEB grid is done as per the latter’s specifications and requirements/Indian Electricity Grid Code/Bihar Grid Code, as amended from time to time.


The capital cost of the transmission system for evacuation of power to the nearest State/BSEB grid/substation (including all metering and the protective instruments) shall be borne by BSEB, provided the developer offers to supply at least 50% generation, subject to a minimum of 2 MW. Else, this entire cost shall be borne by the developer.

Registration of projects

BREDA is the nodal agency for evaluation and recommendation of the application for biomass projects.

BPP shall be required to submit the application to State Investment Promotion Board (SIPB), Department of Industries, Government of Bihar along with a pre-feasibility report, applicable processing fee and site details.

Time schedule and penalty provisions

Completion time

24 months from commissioning

Incentives by State Government

Electricity duty

Exempted from electricity duty

Identification and assistance for selection of sites

BREDA will provide necessary information and assistance regarding identification and selection of feasible sites.

Octroi/ Entry tax

Entry tax on new and RE sources, devices, equipment, and machinery shall be exempted.

Land allotment

In case of Government land in industrial area, it may be leased in accordance with Government of Bihar policy for the allotment of land.

In case of private land, BPP may directly purchase the land from the owner of the land.

Applicability for biomass based projects

In order to ensure availability of biomass and sustainability of commissioned projects with aggregate capacity of more than 2 MW, SIPB shall not approve any other biomass based project within a radial distance of 25 Km from the approved project.


The project developer shall carry out biomass assessment in the region before finalizing the capacity of the project and submitting the proposal for approval to SIPB.


The following shall be applicable to projects approved before this policy came into operation.


  • All projects have to submit a progress report and the current status of the project to
        BREDA.

  • Projects which have not made any significant progress shall be reviewed by the nodal
        agency and the recommendation for continuance or cancellation shall be provided
        to SIPB with the objective of allowing other serious promoters in that area to set-up
        biomass based projects.

  • Among the approved projects, if there is a conflict of area regarding biomass, which
        may affect the sustainability of the project, suitable measures will be taken by SIPB
        based on the progress made in the project.
  • Contact details

    Bihar Renewable Energy Development Agency
    3 Floor, Sone Bhavan
    Birchand Patel Marg
    Patna - 800 001
    Tel:  0612 250 7734
    Fax: 0612 250 6572
    Email: breda@breda.in
    Website: www.breda.in

    Policy document

    Policy

    The Biomass Knowledge Portal has been developed under the UNDP-GEF supported project "Removal of Barriers to Biomass Power Generation in India" implemented by MNRE
    Home  | Glossary  | Related Links | Site Map | FAQ | Contact
    Disclaimer: The information contained is as provided by MNRE, respective agencies/companies/media and is not subject to any specific requirements, nor will it be uninterrupted or necessarily real-time. MNRE will not be liable for any indirect, incidental, or consequential damages (including lost data, information or profits) sustained or incurred in connection with the content provided.
    © 2015. All rights reserved
    Visitor No. widget counter code
    Today Visitor No. 0202
    Last updated on: May 20, 2016