Renewable Energy Policy 2016


The Renewable Energy Policy 2016 aims to contribute to long term energy security of the State as wel as ecological security by reduction in carbon emission and create skilled & semi-skilled manpower resources through promotion of technical and other related training facilities. The Policy facilitates development of manufacturing units and Research & Development in the Renewable Energy sector.

Implementation Mechanism

Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) will prepare plans/proposals, DPRs or schemes for all renewable energy interventions. OREDA shall also frame up Integrated Renewable Energy Plan in PVTG areas / inaccessible pockets of the State through DDG and mini-grid options towards energy access.

Nodal Agencies for Different RE Projects

  • Green Energy Development Corporation Limited (GEDCOL) shall be the Nodal Agency for all on-grid solar and hybrid power projects of 1 MW and above capacity
  • Engineer-in-Chief (EIC) (Electricity) will be the Nodal Agency for Small Hydro Electric Power Projects
  • OREDA shall be the Nodal Agency for all other Renewable Energy projects


  • Land to be provided at IPR rates for the projects
  • Exemption from the ceiling on land holdings
Concessions in Taxes & Duties
  • No stamp duty for land allotted by the Government/IDCO to solar park developers
  • Exemption from electricity duty for self-consumption for 5 years
Exemptions from Certificates, Fees & Charges
  • Testing charges of EIC would be waived off
  • Supervision charges shall not be levied by DISCOM/OPTCL
  • No clearance from OSPCB would be required for projects except Biomass and Municipal Solid Waste Projects
Special Incentives for Renewable Energy Manufacturing Units
  • To be treated as Priority Sector under IPR, 2015
  • Minimum investment of Rs. 10 crore and employment of 20, to receive benefits of Category ‘A1’ or ‘B1’, depending on the location, from IPR, 2015