A. OBECTIVES OF ENERGY
Energy Park Scheme was launched by MNRE in
1994-95 & implemented through MEDA in the State of Maharashtra.The
main objective to create awareness and give publicity among
the students, teachers, rural & urban masses, to the extent
possible about the use and benefits of renewable energy systems
B. ELIGIBLE BENEFICIARIES
A broad range of Educational Institutions.
R & D and Training Institute. Krishi Vigyan Kendras recognised
by State/Central Government. Corporate and Industry Associations/Public
Places- such as National Parks, Zoological Gardens, Botanical
Gardens,Botanical Gardens. Histrolical Places/Monuments. Science
Museums & Popular Tourist Places. Social & cultural
Institutions and other institutions,where there is a large is
a large flow of public
C CENTRAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR
District Level Energy Park- Maximum Rs.10
lakh including Annual Maintenance Cost (AMC) cost of about 2%
per annum of sanctioned energy systems & devices. For 1st
proposal 75:25 basis between MNRE & Institution concern.
For 2nd proposal from same district 50:50 basis between MNRE
& Institution concern.
D MNRE EXISTING POLICY:
The Ministry of Non-Conventional Sources (MNRE)
has launched the Energy Park Scheme in the year 1994-95 with
the main objective of creating awareness and imparting publicity
among students, teachers and rural & urban masses, to the
extent possible, about the use and benefits of renewable energy
systems and devices. Well-known educational institutions, registered
consumer forums, well established registered NGOs with adequate
facilities for science and environment education will be eligible
for assistance under this Scheme for setting up Energy Parks.
State Governments and Renewable Energy Agencies may also set
up Energy Parks.
Objectives of Renewable Energy Parks
The best way to create awareness is to display
Renewable Energy-based exhibits, which are interactive and participatory
in nature. The objectives for establishing this Park are mentioned
• To impart awareness to the general public, students,
visitors and beneficiaries about the use of renewable energy,
its advantages, its significance w.r.t the environment, its
• To demonstrate a non-polluting, renewable-based transport
system by introducing the solar-powered electric train
• To demonstrate the technical parts of various renewable
energy devices to educate people on the subject
• To provide the public a recreational center integrated
with renewable energy education
• To make available a forum for children for having fun
and experiment with renewable energy devices
• To partially meet the energy needs of the Park from
renewable energy sources
District Level Renewable Energy Park
1. District Level Renewable Energy Parks may
be sanctioned to a broad range of Educational Institutions,
R&D and Training Institutes, Krishi Vigyan Kendras recognized
by the State Governments/Central Government, Corporate and Industry
Associations and Institutions/ Public places - such as National
Parks, Zoological Gardens, Botanical Gardens, Historical Places
/ Monuments, Science Museums & Popular Tourist Places, Social
and Cultural Institutions and other institutions, where there
is a large flow of public.
2. Under the current policy, one Energy Park
may be set up in each district depending upon the availability
of funds. However, a second Energy Park may be allowed in the
same district with reduced Central Financial Assistance (CFA)
i.e. on 50:50 cost-sharing basis. The Energy Park Scheme would
be extended to Corporate and Industry Associations on a 50%
3. The cost of the district level Energy Park
should be in the range of about Rs.1.00 lakh to Rs.10.00 lakh.
The maximum cost of district level Energy Park would be Rs.
10.00 lakh including Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) cost
of about 2 percent per annum of sanctioned energy systems and
4. The procurement and installation cost of
the energy systems and devices for the North-Eastern states
including Sikkim and Ladakh Region will be shared between MNRE
and the institutions concerned on a 90:10 basis and for all
other States/Regions, the cost will be shared on a 75:25 basis
between MNRE and the institutions concerned for the first energy
park in a district. The procurement and installation cost of
the energy systems and devices for a second district level Energy
Park in the same district will be shared between MNRE and the
institution on a 50:50 basis. In the case of Corporate and Industry
Associations too, the procurement and installation cost of the
energy systems and devices of the district level Energy Park
will be shared between MNRE and the institution on a 50:50 basis,
who will provide land free of cost and ensure upkeep of the
5. The district level Energy Park project will
be given to the organization / institution which has the appropriate
infrastructure and facilities to establish such a park and maintain
it. The energy systems and devices sanctioned for district level
Energy Parks will be procured and installed by the concerned
State Nodal Agencies or the institutions concerned as decided
by the Energy Park Committee of MNRE and funds will accordingly
be released to the State Nodal Agency or the institution concerned.
Only Government Institutions would be considered for direct
sanction of district level Energy Parks and the Energy Park
Committee of MNRE would do their selection. However, the responsibility
of operation and maintenance of energy systems and devices will
be of the organization / institution, where the Energy Park
is set up.
6. The Institutions will come up with a proposal
of district level Energy Park for demonstration/ exhibition
of NRSE devices. The district level Energy Park proposal should
include devices relevant to the institutions. The surrounding
areas, the details of the devices to be installed, methodology
and procedure for proper utilization and maintenance of the
systems should be spelt out. All district level Energy Park
proposals should be routed through the concerned State Nodal
7. 50% cost of the MNRE share of the district level Energy Park
will be released initially along with the sanction of the project.
40% funds would be released on submission of the satisfactory
progress report including installation / commissioning of major
devices along with the Utilization Certificate and the balance
10% funds on (i) completion and satisfactory performance of
project devices for at least a month as per DPR norms, (ii)
on submission of proof for Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC)
signed by the concerned State Nodal Agency with the suppliers/manufacturers
and (iii) satisfactory report from the concerned MNRE Regional
Office. The project should normally be completed in a period
of one year and in no case beyond a period of 24 months from
the date of sanction of the project.
8. MNRE will not give any financial support
towards recurring cost of the Energy Park. This will be the
responsibility of the institution/organization, where it is
set up. It will be mandatory for the institution concerned to
enter into an Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) for a period
of 10 years, excluding warranty period. The AMC Cost (about
2 percent per annum) may be included as a part of the cost of
energy systems and devices.
9. MNRE will arrange for a Training Programme
for the Officer In-charge / Nodal Officer of the Energy Park
in the maintenance and operation of the systems and devices
through the State Nodal Agencies in an institution identified
by them. MNRE will provide up to Rs. 5,000/- to the State Nodal
Agency for organizing the training, depending upon the number
of participants and proposals received from the State Nodal
10. Standard publicity material in Hindi and
English on renewable energy systems and devices will be prepared
by MNRE by engaging an institution for distribution to the Energy
Parks through the State Nodal Agencies, which may be translated
into Regional Languages by State Nodal Agencies.
11. A Committee on Energy Parks will decide
the number and type of renewable energy systems and devices
for sanction in the Energy Parks depending upon the requirement
of the institutions and their utility / past performance. An
indicative list of system configuration for district and state
level Energy Parks are given at Annexure II & III respectively.
12. In the cases where the district level Energy
Parks are to be set up by the State Nodal Agencies, the funds
will be released to the concerned State Nodal Agency. However,
in cases where the district level Energy Parks are to be set
up by the institutions, the funds could be released to the institution,
as decided by Energy Park Committee of MNRE (Para 7 reference).
However, their cheques / drafts will be routed through the State
Nodal Agency concerned. The State Nodal Agency will be paid
Rs.5000/- per institution/park for monitoring the progress of
the implementation of all district level Energy Park projects.
13. District level Energy Parks will be set
up in selected Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) through Indian Council
of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi. The funds for setting
up of Energy Parks at Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs) will be released
to ICAR under intimation to the concerned State Nodal Agency.
STATE LEVEL RENEWABLE ENERGY PARK
1. One State Level Renewable Energy Awareness / Education Park
(large-sized) should be considered for setting up in each State
with a maximum Central Financial Assistance of Rs.1.00 crore
to meet the full cost of procurement and installation of energy
systems and devices depending upon the availability of funds.
The large sized Energy Park will be established in the State
by the concerned State Nodal Agency on self-sustainable basis
for its operation and maintenance.
2. A Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the
State Level Energy Park would be prepared by the State Nodal
Agency for submission to MNRE Detailed technical specifications
for all the energy systems / exhibits shall be given in the
DPR including details of civil construction work, etc.
3. State Government / Nodal Agency will make
available land free of cost admeasuring at least 2.5 to 3 acres
for which the State Nodal Agency will submit a certificate as
proof of the acquisition of land along with the submission of
Detailed Project Report (DPR).
4. The State Government / Nodal Agency will
meet the cost on infrastructure development of the State Level
Energy Park such as civil works, Annual Maintenance Contract
(AMC) of the energy systems and devices etc. for a period of
ten years, excluding warranty period.
5. The State Nodal Agency will submit a certificate to the effect
that the State Level Energy Park would be operated and maintained
on self-sustainable basis including mode of generation of revenue,
while submitting the DPR.
6. It would be mandatory for the State Nodal
Agency to enter into an Annual Maintenance Contract (AMC) for
a period of ten years, excluding warranty period for maintenance
of all systems/devices installed in the State Level Energy Park.
The State Nodal Agency will enter into a contract with the supplier
to operate the systems/devices during the initial period of
one year. During this period, the State Nodal Agency will select
local persons after following the prescribed State Government
procedure and get these local persons trained in the operation
and maintenance of the energy systems and devices, by the supplier.
7. 50% of the MNRE share will be released initially
along with the sanction of the State Level Energy Park. 40%
funds would be released on submission of the completion report
of the project including installation / commissioning of the
devices along with the Utilization Certificate and the balance
10% funds on satisfactory performance of project devices as
per DPR norms for at least a month and after satisfactory observation
that they are in conformity to the conditions given in the preceding
Para. 9 above. The project should normally be completed in a
period of one year and in no case beyond a period of 24 months
from the date of sanction of the project.
8. The Energy Parks will be monitored on a
half-yearly basis through the State Nodal Agencies. The Regional
Offices of MNRE will also be involved in monitoring the progress
and functioning of the Energy Parks. Besides, Energy Parks will
also be monitored by MNREThe evaluation of Energy Parks may
also be got done through independent agencies. The completion
certificates, monitoring report and the audited statement of
accounts are to be submitted in the prescribed formats at Annexure
IV to VI
9. The Committee on Energy Parks of MNRE will
scrutinize and recommend the proposals for sanction and monitor
the setting up and functioning of the parks.
E MEDA GUIDELINES ON ENERGY PARK SCHEME
IN THE STATE:
On the basis of MNRE policy for energy park
scheme separate guidelines for the state of Maharashtra are
adopted by MEDA. Wherein following major steps are involved.
1. MNRE announce every year the policy for
the Energy park scheme with subsidy pattern. After receipt of
this policy, MEDA communicate same on district level to concerned
ADOs and MEDA project officers working at district level.
2. While communicating this policy district
wise target has been set to generate the appropriate and feasible
energy park proposal. This is done on the basis of MNRE policy
and prescribed forms proposed in the policy. Alternatively Zilla
Parishad may suggest proper/ interested institutions/ NGOs/
Private organizations/ trusts/ temples/ Historical places where
people are generally gathered on various occasions.
3. On receipt of such information and preliminary
survey report from field project officers /interested organizations,
at MEDA level detailed scrutiny is made and on the basis of
information received a field visit arranged to ascertain the
feasibility and authenticity of the information received from
the field. During this field visit the points remained to be
considered for the proposal are explained in details to the
concern for final proposal to be submitted by the beneficiary.
4. This field visit is compulsorily arranged
to guide the beneficiary and prepare the full-fledged feasibility
report for onward submission to MNRE for necessary sanction.
Here while collecting this proposal beneficiary has to confirm
the deposition of applicable beneficiary share by giving bond
about it. This has to be done along with submission of proposal
for necessary sanction with MEDA, prior to implement the project
5. The beneficiary shall deposit Rs.5000/-
as processing charges (Non refundable) and 25 % of beneficiary
share along with proposal.
6. On receipt of sanction to these projects,
MEDA communicate it to beneficiary officially by requesting
to deposit the beneficiary share at the earliest. On the receipt
of beneficiary share as per the sanction, the technical and
financial offer is prepared in the form of open tender and advertisement
is published in the leading daily newspapers.
7. MEDA shall inspect the progress of the work
any time during the execution of project. However the joint
commissioning schedule has been arranged compulsorily in all
projects along with manufacturer representative and beneficiary
representative by the MEDA officials.
8. The precaution has been taken to operate
and maintain the project at least for the period of 10 years
from the date of successful commissioning. For this manufacturer
and beneficiary should enter into an agreement for day to day
operation and maintenance of various systems installed in the
project for their proper functioning.