Rajasthan Renewable Energy Policy, 2023

The State Government announced the Rajasthan Renewable Energy Policy, 2023, a strategic step towards sustainability. The new policy aims to reach 65GW of solar capacity and 15GW of wind-solar hybrid by 2030.

Following are the key highlights of this policy:


Current Policy

Previous Policy

Renewable Energy Target

  • 90,000 MW of renewable capacity by 2029-30, including 65,000 MW solar, 15,000 MW wind and hybrid, and 10,000 MW hydro and storage.
  • It also aims to promote rooftop solar, off-grid solar, manufacturing, etc.
  • Earlier Policy target was 30,000 MW solar power project and 3500 MW Hybrid power project up to 2024-25

RE Potential of Rajasthan

  • Wind potential to be ~284GW (@150m hub height)
  • Solar potential of ~142 GW

Registration charges for development of RE Parks

  • It fosters renewable energy parks through public-private partnerships, with the government investing up to 50% equity.
  • Current registration charges of Rs. 10,000/MW+GST subject to maximum of Rs. 20 Lac+ GST for each Park.
  • Previous registration charges of Rs Rs10,000/ MW + GST subject to maximum of Rs10 lac + GST for each Solar Park

Hybridization of Solar – Wind


  • Hybrid projects are classified in two type, type A includes conversion of existing/under construction wind or solar plants into hybrid projects and type B include new wind-solar hybrid projects.
  • A wind-solar power plant will be recognized as hybrid plant if the rated power capacity of one resource is at least 25% of the rated power capacity of other resource. This is against the national standard of 30% capacity threshold (solar/wind capacity being at 30% of the other component)
  • The maximum permissible capacity of individual Hybrid plant for captive use will be limited to “Contract demand” of the consumer.
  • State will promote hybridization of existing Conventional Thermal Power Plants by allowing setting up of RE Plants by the Conventional Power Generators. This flexibility will provide the thermal power generators an opportunity to optimally utilize generation from RE sources and help in reducing emissions.

Land Allotment:

  • Provisions for allotment of government and private land for projects, parks, manufacturing units, etc. are outlined.

Evacuation Planning

  • RVPN to prepare plan for renewable evacuation infrastructure development. Provisions for grid connectivity and infrastructure development.

Committees for project Approval

  • Current policy: The in principle clearance or approval will be granted by State level sanction committee (SLSC) as per the respective project scenario only .
  • Previous Policy: In-principle clearance and final approval will be granted by State Level Screening Committee and State Level Empowered Committee as per respective project.

Renewable Energy Development and Facilitation Charges (REDFC)

  • Current charges: Project commissioned on or after commencement of the Policy till project life- Rs.50,000 /Hectare/Year.
  • The Developer/Power Producer will have an option of either paying REDFC charges or supplying 7% of power generated to Rajasthan Discoms free of Cost by installing additional capacity to that extent.
  • The previous policy had development charges in the range of Rs 2-5 lakhs/MW/year depending on date of commissioning.

Focus on Energy Storage:

  • Target to develop 10 GW capacity from hydro, PSP, and BESS. However, the capacity wise break up of each technology missing from policy.
  • State will promote RE power project with storage systems for captive use/third part sale.
  • The minimum rated energy capacity of an Energy Storage System (ESS) shall be equal to “X/2” MWh, where “X” is the installed capacity of the Project in MW.
  • Promotion of storage system in Decentralized Rooftop Solar Plants.
  • Separate Guidelines will be issued by Energy Department for implementation of Pump Storage Plants in the State.

RE based EV Charging Station:

  • Charging infrastructure will be developed as per the guidelines and standards issued by (Ministry of Power)MOP and Central Electricity Authority (CEA).
  • EV charging stations may be established by the State/Central PSUs, Private operators or under the (Public Private partnership) PPP models.
  • Charging station service provider may set up Renewable energy plant within the premises for captive use or source power through open access.
  • It extends all the OA benefits like banking, Electricity duty exemption Transmission, and wheeling charges etc to charging stations also.

Decentralized Grid Connected Solar Power Projects

  • The State will promote setting up of decentralized solar power projects with a minimum capacity of 0.5 MW and maximum capacity of 5 MW (3 MW in previous policy) in the premises and vicinity of 33 kV Grid Sub-Stations for sale of power to DISCOMs.

New Policy : Rajasthan RE Policy, 2023.pdf

Previous Policy : Rajasthan Solar Energy Policy 2019.pdf , Rajasthan Wind & Hybrid Energy Policy 2019.pdf