The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to promote the large grid-connected wind and solar hybrid systems. The National Wind-Solar Hybrid Policy, that provides a framework for large grid-connected wind-solar Photovoltaics (PV) hybrid systems for efficient utilization of transmission infrastructure and land.
The use of hybrid technology helps to integrate the batteries that reduce the variability of renewable power generation and effectively increases the stability of the grid. The government will also roll out new schemes for new hybrid projects under the policy.
The policy will provide integration of wind and solar energy in both AC and DC medium. The ratio of solar and wind are flexible as per the availability. But there is one condition which is that the rated power capacity of one resource should be at least 25 percent of the rated power capacity of other resource for it to be recognized hybrid project.
The government entities through policy will also invite bids for procurement of power from a hybrid project on a tariff-based transparent bidding process. This step taken by the government mandates the regulatory authorities to formulate necessary standards and regulations for wind-solar hybrid systems.
The increase in capacity of renewable energy in the recent years the novel hybrid technology will also get a jump start. The Hybrid policy will help in better utilization of resources and also make the technology viable with competitive pricing.
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