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Policy for power through non-conventional energy sources 2003

Date of issue

15 October 2003

Title of policy document

Policy for power produced through Non-Conventional Energy Sources

Nodal agency

Zoram Energy Development Agency (ZEDA)

Capacity target and period


Offtake arrangement

Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

Yes. Minimum period of 10 years. 
If eligible producer intends to enter into PPA for shorter period, the request can be considered by Power Department, Government of Mizoram.

Use for captive

Yes, on mutually agreed price.

Sale to third party

Grid interfacing

Biomass Power Producer (BPP)

Developer to install the interfacing equipment (transformers, panels, kiosk, protection, metering, high tension lines etc.) as required from the point of generation to the nearest high tension lines. The maintenance of the equipment will also be done by the developer as per the specifications and requirements of the Power and Electricity Department, Government of Mizoram.

If developer requests Power Department for installation and maintenance of the equipment, the producer will pay the entire cost to the latter, at charges decided by the Department.

BPP to install meters to measure the outflow and inflow of energy as per the prevailing Rules and Regulations of the Department, which will be jointly sealed by the Department and the producer.

Transmission and augmentation

Power Department, Government of Mizoram to augment the substation capacity at 33/11 kV or higher levels, at its cost, to receive the power generated by the producer. The department will also undertake at its cost augmentation of transmission lines, if required.

Wheeling charges

Power Department to transmit on its grid the power generated by the producer and make it available to the power producer for captive use or to a third party nominated by the power producer for sale within the State, at a uniform wheeling charge of 2% of the energy fed to the grid, irrespective of the distance from the generating station.

  However, the third party will have to be a high transmission consumer of the power unless this   condition is relaxed specifically by the Power Department.


Power Department to permit electricity generated by producers to be banked for a period upon one year.

Facilities by ZEDA

ZEDA shall facilitate clearance of projects for producing electricity from nonconventional sources at the state and central levels on the line of facilitation provided by Bureau of Industrial Promotion (BIP). The agency shall also facilitate grant of loans for projects by Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) and subsidies by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).

Role of State Developer Advisory Council (SLAC)

A State Level Advisory Council headed by Minister, Power and Electricity Department, Government of Mizoram coordinates all matters and monitors the progress of generation of electricity through nonconventional energy sources. SLAC undertakes review of the policy, to aid and advise the State Nodal Agency to make necessary changes, etc.

Incentives by State Government

Electricity duty

Electricity generated sold to third party or consumed for captive use will be exempted from electricity duty.

Industrial grant

Yes. The power producers will be treated as eligible industry under the schemes administered by Industry Department and shall be entitled to incentives available under industrial units. Concessions to industrial units in backward areas will also be available to power producers. Infrastructural facilities such as approach road, water supply, power during construction period, etc. will be provided on the line of provisions of such facilities to other industrial units.

Sales tax

Renewable energy (RE) equipment and materials shall be exempted from state sales tax.

Land allotment


Water availability for renewable energy projects

Power producer will be allowed to use water for power generation, wherever possible. The cost of modification(s) required, if any, will be done by the Minor Irrigation Department or Agriculture Department at the cost of the producer. The Irrigation Department will not charge royalty for the use of such water.

Contact details

Zoram Energy Development Agency

ZEDA Building, Zuangtui

P.O. Zemabawk
Aizawl 796 017
Phone: 0389 235 0665

Policy document


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