Himanchal Pradesh has solar potential of 33.84 GW with solar isolation between 4Kwh/m2/day to 5.25 Kwh/m2/day.
Himanchal Pradesh has solar generation targets of 300MW solar capacity by 2022.
In its revised solar power policy Himachal Pradesh has increased its solar target to 700 MW which was previously 300MW to be achieved by 2022.
“State Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC) has prescribed a long term Renewable Power Purchase Obligation (RPPO), in line with National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC), under which by 2022 the HPSEBL has to purchase at least 19% of electricity including 3% from solar source of total energy consumption, from renewable sources, as against 17% under NAPCC.”
It will need a huge investment of about Rs. 1600 Crs. to setup about 220 MW capacities to meet RPPO of 3% set by the HPERC and about Rs. 5000 Crs. to achieve the target of 700 MW.
The state government previously had plans to achieve 300MW of which 50MW installation during phase II that was 2013-2017 and other 250MW in phase III that was 2017-2022. Outline of it has given below:
||Maximum Capacity to be developed