Solar PV System Policies Across India
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GROSS AND/OR NET METERING POLICY ACROSS INDIA
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StateMetering System
Order given by (for the Policy)
TarrifEligibilityESCOM's RoleSalient Features
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Andhra PradeshGross and/or Net MeteringAndhra Pradesh Solar Power Policy, 2015APERC tariff for FY 2013-14 is Rs 5.25 per unit for 25 years● Developers;
● The projects of capacity upto 1000 KWp at a single location will be permitted;
● Developers are allowed to avail the relevant subsidies and incentives from MNRE under JNNSM scheme;
● Metering facility will be extended for all Eligible Developers via online mode to DISCOM;
● Approvals/clearances shall be disposed by the respective DISCOM within 14 days from the date of application;
● The DISCOM's will deduct energy from the consumed energy and balances (either excess or lower) can be billed on Net Metering basis;
● No Distribution losses and charges will be collected from the Group/Society/ individuals by the DISCOMs
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ChhattisgarhFeed-in-tarrifChhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) for procurement of Rooftop Solar Power dated October 7, 2013● Tariff period for 25 years;
● Applicable tariff for new projects shall be 50% of generic levellised tariff determined by CSERC;
● Commission generic levellised tariff for projects executed and achieving COD for the year 2013-2014 is Rs. 4.35/kWh
● Implementation of projects based on Feed-in tariff (Distribution licensee shall pay to project developers based on energy received from the project at tariff determined by commission);
● Eligible project capacity 50 kWp to 1000kWp;
● Grid connectivity level 50-100kWp- 415V(3 Phase), 101-1000kWp-11kV (3 Phase)
● Metering requirements as per CEA Regulations “ Installation and operation of Meters”;
● Measure of Solar gross energy generation, Consumer export and import of energy measurement;
● Annual energy injection by the projects to distribution system shall not be more than 49%;
● Excess energy shall not qualify for payment;
● Late payment surcharges delayed by distribution licensee at rate of 1.25% /month
● Connectivity charges for solar PV plant
F50 kW -100kW- Rs. 10,000/- F100 kW -500kW- Rs. 20,000/- F500 kW -1000 kW- Rs. 40,000/- FRegistration fee with SLDC –Rs. 1000/- Solar capacity up to 1000kW
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DelhiGross and/or Net MeteringDelhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (Net Metering for Renewable Energy) Regulations, 2014● Surplus units injected by the consumer shall be carried forward to the next billing period as energy credit;
● At the end of the each Financial Year, any net energy credits, shall be paid for by the distribution licensee as per Commission notification;
● For gross metering the tariff is Rs. 8.10/kWh
● Net Meter at the premises of the consumer shall be procured and installed by the Distribution Licensee.
● Cost of Renewable Energy Meter shall be borne by the distribution licensee and the cost of Net Meter shall be borne by the consumer
● Eligibility for REC as per CERC and Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) obligation
● Procedure for connectivity of Renewable Energy System as under -
i. Feasibility Analysis – Consumer shall submit an application along with application fee Rs. 500/-, feasibility analysis, within 30 days from the date of receipt of the application
ii. Registration- The applicant, within thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of the intimation shall apply for registration with applicable charges
iii. Connection Agreement- Within thirty (30) days from the date of registration, Distribution Licensee and the Consumer enter in to contract agreement.
● Interconnection of the Renewable Energy System as per CEA (Technical Standards for connectivity of the Distributed Generation Resources)
● Meters shall adhere to the standards as specified in CEA (Installation and Operation of meters) Regulations, 2010 as amended from time to time.
● The Connectivity shall be provided on First cum First serve basis subject to Feasibility Analysis including operational and capacity constraints.
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GujaratGross MeteringDetermination of tariff for Procurement by the Distribution Licensees and others from Solar Energy Projects (Order No. 1 of 2012) dated 7 Jan. 2012● kilowatt-scale- Rs. 11.14 /kWh availing accelerated depreciation and Rs. 12.44 /kWh not availing accelerated depreciation for 25 years.
● Successive Revisions in Tariff, commission approves Levellised Tariff Rs. 9.36/kWh up to 1st 31st March, 2015 and Rs. 10.76/kWh With AD
Commission had categorized all photovoltaic systems into two general scales for tariff Kilowatt-scale -up to 1000kW, Megawatt scale -1MW and above
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HaryanaNet MeteringHaryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) Regulations for the Grid Connected Solar Rooftop Photovoltaic System dated on 24th Nov, 2014● Electricity generated from a rooftop solar system shall be cumulatively capped at 90% of the electricity consumption by the consumer and settlement by the same financial year.
● No carry forward to the next financial year.
● Maximum installed capacity shall not exceed 1MWp for a single eligible consumer
● Cumulative capacity of rooftop solar systems shall not exceed 15% of the peak capacity of the distribution transformer.
● Licensee eligible for Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) under Net-metering policy
● Application processing fee Rs. 1000/- under net metering arrangement
● Permission shall normally be granted within 15 days from the date of submission of the application
● Interconnection of the Renewable Energy System as per CEA (Technical Standards for connectivity of the Distributed Generation Resources)
● Meters shall adhere to the standards as specified in CEA (Installation and Operation of meters) Regulations, 2010 as amended from time to time.
● Subsidy, if any, for Rooftop Solar Grid Interactive System based on Net Metering shall be in accordance with the prevailing policy of the Central/State Government or any other government agencies.
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Himachal PradeshNet MeteringHimachal Pradesh Solar Power Policy 2014● Tariff shall be determined by HPERC based on net-metering(credited power basis)
● Tariff shall remain firm for 25 years period
In case AD benefits and REC Mechanism tariff shall be applicable as per commission notification
● Rooftop Solar Power plant capacity up to 100 kWp for domestic consumers(category-I) and Group/Rural or urban Housing schemes up to 1MW(category-II)
● Completion of category-I & II within 12 months time from approval
● Eligibility for REC as per CERC and Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO) obligation
● Interconnection of the Renewable Energy System as per CEA (Technical Standards for connectivity of the Distributed Generation Resources)
● Meters shall adhere to the standards as specified in CEA (Installation and Operation of meters) Regulations, 2010 as amended from time to time.
● Incentive to project developer for manufacture, Net-metering, wheeling, banking, cross subsidy and Electricity duty as per commission order.
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KarnatakaGross and/or Net MeteringSolar Policy 2014 to 2021 & Determination of Tariff for grid interactive solar power plants including rooftop and small solar Photo voltaic power plants dated 10th October, 2013● Tariff order will be issued by KERC commission from time to time
● Tariff for Rooftop and small solar power plant is Rs. 9.56 and 7.20 with 30% capital subsidy
● Approved tariff shall be applicable to solar power generators up to 31-08-2018
● All registered metered consumers coming under the jurisdiction of BESCOM area are eligible for installation of solar RTPV system.
● Eligibility for REC as per CERC order
● For grid connection, prior approval from the BESCOM is required. For off-grid SRTPV systems installation, no permission is required.
● The consumer can download application form for installation of Solar RTPV system from BESCOM website www.bescom.org or apply online.
● Subject to feasibility, permission will be issued normally within 7 working days from the date of registration of application.
The nodal point of contact for SRTPV programme shall be the AEE(Ele), O&M, Sub-division, BESCOM.
● Interconnection of the Renewable Energy System as per CEA (Technical Standards for connectivity of the Distributed Generation Resources)
● Metering shall be done by project developers as per standard specified by KPTCL/ESCOM.
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KeralaFeed-in-Tariff, Net Metering and Pooled Cost of Energy of the utility applicable to Solar energyKerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Grid Interactive Distributed Solar Energy Systems) Regulations, 2014● The distribution licensee
● Consumers
● Capacity of solar energy installed shall be 1 kW to 1 MW
● Net-meter shall be installed at the interconnection point of the eligible consumer with the network of the distribution licensee
● Solar meter shall be installed at the delivery point of the solar energy system
● The distribution licensee shall make available net meter and solar meter to the eligible consumer
● Interconnection of the Renewable Energy System as per CEA (Technical Standards for connectivity of the Distributed Generation Resources)
● Meters shall adhere to the standards as specified in CEA (Installation and Operation of meters) Regulations, 2010 as amended from time to time.
● Wheeling (Right of the eligible consumer to use the excess solar electricity in other premises)
● The licensee shall pay for the net electricity banked by the eligible consumer at the end of the settlement period at the average pooled purchase cost of electricity as approved by the Commission for that year.
● Exemption from banking charge and cross subsidy surcharge.
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ManipurFeed-in-tariff and Net MeteringMANIPUR GRID INTERACTIVE ROOFTOP SOLAR PHOTO VOLTAIC (SPV) POWER POLICY, 2014● MSPDCL will separately issue the tariff notification for solar energy with due approval of JERC
● No payment shall be made by the distribution licensee and shall not be carried forward to next year
● Solar PV capacity of minimum 1 kW upto a maximum of 500 kW with/without battery back-up support
● Applicability of Renewable Energy Certificate and RPO
● SUBSIDY shall be applicable as per MNRE guidelines
● Voltage level and connectivity by JERC
i. Load upto 8 KW : low voltage single phase supply
ii. Load >8 kW and upto 75 kW : low voltage three phase supply
iii. Load >75 kW and upto 500 KW : at 33kV/11 Kv
● The electricity generated by the rooftop solar system of an eligible consumer shall not be more than 80% of the electricity consumption by the eligible consumer at the end of the settlement period
● Cumulative solar capacity shall be allowed for a particular distribution transformer shall not exceed 30% of the rated capacity of the distribution transformer
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Tamil NaduNet MeteringTamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission order dated: 7-3-2013 & 31/07/2013● TANGEDCO shall submit a detailed procedure for Tariff for excess generation/lapsed units, Period of power credit for approval of commission
● Banking mechanism, Transmission and Wheeling charges, Adjustment of generated energy for captive use, etc issues related to the Solar policy will be dealt with by the Commission by a separate Order
● As per Solar Policy, 6% SPO starting with 3% SPO till December2013 and 6% from January 2014 is applicable for HT & LT consumers
● Renewable Energy Certificate to be issued to solar generators under the Policy
● Net metering shall be installed by the distribution licensee at the cost of the consumer/generator● Interconnection of the Renewable Energy System as per CEA (Technical Standards for connectivity of the Distributed Generation Resources)
● Meters shall adhere to the standards as specified in CEA (Installation and Operation of meters) Regulations, 2010 as amended from time to time.
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OrissaNet MeteringOERC Order for Rooftop Solar PV projects dated 26/11/2014Tariff as forced to that category of consumer● Two models: Self Owned project; Third Party Owned project
● Capacity limit: Available capacity of service line or sanctioned load
● Energy accounting: Upto 90% of electricity consumption
● Not eligible for REC
● Capacity of Distribution transformer shall no exceed 30% of the rated capacity
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PunjabNet MeteringPunjab Policy on Net Metering for Grid Interactive rooftop SPV power plant dated 05/11/2014● Policy is applicable for Distribution licensee and consumers of distribution licensee of the state of Punjab
● Eligible for REC
● Target for rooftop/IPP/standalone: aggregating 1000 MW by 2022
● Power will be accepted by the distribution licensee for 25 years
● Capacity: 1kWp to 1 MWp (AC side)
● Net Metering: on first cum first serve basis
● Capacity of Distribution transformer shall no exceed 30% of the rated capacity
● Installed capacity shall not be more than 80% of the sanctioned connected load or contract demand
● Exemption in the banking/wheeling charges under net metering arrangement
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RajasthanNet MeteringRajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission Regulations 2015● Capacity of Distribution transformer shall no exceed 30% of the rated capacity
● Installed capacity shall not be more than 80% of the sanctioned connected load or contract demand
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Uttar PradeshGross and/or Net MeteringUttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (Rooftop Solar PV Grid Interactive System Gross/Net metering regulation, 2015● Any consumer or third party owner claiming AD benefits on the rooftop SPV system shall only be eligible to avail net metering arrangements
● The eligible consumers of the distribution licensee shall be entitled to install rooftop SPV system under either of the gross/net metering arrangement
● Third party owners who have entered into a lease or commercial agreement for the rooftop of the eligible consumer shall be entitled to install rooftop SPV system under gross metering arrangement
● The maximum peak capacity of the grid connected rooftop SPV system shall not exceed 100% of the sanctioned connected load/contract demand
● Capacity of Distribution transformer shall no exceed 15% of the rated capacity
● Check meter mandatory above 50 KWp capacity
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West BengalNet MeteringWest Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission dated: 22/03/2013● Solar Power Tariff is Rs. 8.90/kWh (without any subsidy from MNRE/any other incentive)
● Slab tariff as per the applicable tariff order
● Capacity of grid connected power plant should be equal to or above 100 kW where the PPA executed in 2012-13
● Rooftop Solar PV: Installed capacity shall not be less than 5 kW
● Injection is allowed up to 90% of the consumption from the licensee’s supply
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Union Territories
● Andaman and Nicobar
● Chandigarh
● Dadar and Nagar Haveli
● Daman and Diu
● Lakshadweep
● Pondicherry
● Goa
Gross and/or Net Metering● Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission
● Solar Power- Grid connected ground mounted and solar rooftop and metering regulations - 2014 and Solar Power Tariff
Tariff: Rs.7.64 / kWhwith 35% CFARPO eligibility● Installed capacity shall be governed by the eligibility of interconnection with the grid
● Open access is allowed for solar power generation
● More than 80% of the sanctioned connected load or contract demand
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