Ministry of New and Renewable Resources
The Ministry has initiated a new scheme on implementation of Wind Resource Assessment in Uncovered/New Areas with an aim to assess the realistic potential at 100 m level in 500 new stations under the National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF) also to be implemented through C-WET. SNAs along with Private developers shall invest the entire project cost initially and carry out all necessary works to establish the Wind monitoring stations (WMS).
Nature of Assistance
Under this scheme, 40% of the total project cost will be provided from NCEF as reimbursement through C-WET and balance 60% of the total project cost shall have to be borne together by the concerned State Nodal Agencies (SNA) of State Government and private developer(s).
Ministry shall release 50% of the NCEF grants in accordance with the proposal of C-WET. The financial sanction for the sites to SNAs/private developers will be given by C-WET. The remaining 50% of the grant amount for that particular sanction order shall be released to CWET.
Who can apply?
Only the Indian entities viz., Wind farm owners, IPPs, Wind Farm Developers and Wind Turbine Manufacturers are eligible for grant of subsidy in this scheme.
All the private developers shall comply with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) guidelines.
The developer should have in-house resources (e.g., engineering, operation) including experience with environmental permitting and siting issues.
How to apply?
Private developers shall submit the detailed proposals on the prescribed format to respective SNA’s. The concerned SNA’s will ensure that the first lot of proposals for wind monitoring stations allotted to the state concerned shall be submitted to C-WET within 6 months from the date of issue of the scheme.