F. No: K-43014(16)/8/2020-SEZ
Government of India
Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Department of Commerce
SEZ Division

Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 07th June, 2021

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Guidelines for Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution in Special Economic Zones (SEZs) – Regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to state that in partial modification of Power guidelines issued vide this Department’s Communication no. P-6/03/2006-SEZ (Vol. HI) dated 16.02.2016, following proviso under para (iii) of the ibid guidelines is appended:

“Provided that, with the approval of Unit Approval Committee, a Unit may setup a non-conventional power plant within the premises of the Unit for the exclusive purpose of captive consumption subject to the condition that no tax/duty benefits stipulated under Section 26 of SEZ Act, 2005 shall be available for setting up as well as operations and maintenance of such power plant. Such captive generating power plants shall comply with all rules, regulations and technical standards framed under the Electricity Act, 2003 as amended from time to time. Captive generative power plants with capacity 500 KW and above has to be re-registered with Central Electricity Authority.”

2. The other conditions laid down vide power guidelines dated 16.02.2016 and amendment dated 28.01.2019 shall remain unchanged.

3. This issues with the approval of Hon’ble Minister of Commerce & Industry.

(Senthil Nathan S)
Director (SEZ)
Phone: 011-23063268
Email: [email protected]

To,

(i) Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs

(ii) All Development Commissioners, Special Economic Zones

(iii) Ministry of Power, Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg, New Delhi

(iv) DGEP, Department of Revenue

(v) DG, EPCES

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