Govt. approves VGF for development of BESS with capacity of 4,000 MWh
At least 85% of power from VGF-funded BESS projects to be first offered to Discoms
Under the scheme, VGF to the extent of up to 40% of capital cost for BESS shall be provided by the Central Government. Public and private sector entities shall be selected through the bidding process to be conducted by the Implementing Agency(ies) as per the provisions of the Scheme and Bidding Guidelines for the development of BESS.
The projects under the scheme will be approved during a period of 3 years (2023-24 to 2025-26) and for passing on the scheme to consumers of the Discoms, at least 85% of the power from VGF-funded BESS projects shall be first offered to Discoms before making it available for others.
The selection of developers under the VGF scheme has not commenced yet.
By ICN Bureau | December 26, 2023