REGULATION | Staff Reporter, India

India unveils wind-solar hybrid policy

The policy took almost 2 years before it got finalised.

India's Ministry of New & Renewable Energy has released its National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy that seeks to encourage hybridisation of projects.

The first draft was issued in June 2016 and after consultation with stakeholders, the policy was made public.

The policy stipulates that for a project to be classified as hybrid, the rated pwoer capacity of one source must be at least 25% of the other source's rated power capacity.

The policy stated: “In case of fixed speed wind turbines connected to grid using an induction generator, the integration can be on the HT side at the AC output bus. However, in case of variable speed wind turbines deploying inverters for connecting the generator to the grid, the wind and the solar PV system can be connected to the intermediate DC bus of the AC-DC-AC converter.” 

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