PSERC regulations for Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Photo Voltaic (SPV) Systems based on Net Metering

Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission
The 7th May, 2015
No.PSERC/Secy./Regu. 101 – In exercise of powers conferred under Section 181 read with Section 61 and 86(1)(e) of the Electricity Act, 2003 (Act 36 of 2003) and all other powers enabling it in this behalf, the Punjab State Electricity Regulatory Commission hereby makes the following regulations for Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Photo Voltaic (SPV) Systems based on Net Metering.

Any consumer in the area of supply of distribution licensee may install rooftop solar system under net metering arrangement which

a) shall be of minimum 1 kWp & upto 1 MWp (AC side) capacity with or without battery back up support
b) shall be located in the consumer premises
c) shall interconnect and operate safely in parallel with the distribution licensee network

Eligible consumer and individual project capacity

6.1 All eligible consumers of electricity in the area of the supply of distribution licensee can participate in the solar rooftop net metering arrangement subject to target capacity.
6.2 The maximum capacity of rooftop solar system shall not exceed 80% of the sanctioned load (kW) or contract demand of the consumer (in kVA converted to kW by using a power factor of 0.9):
Provided that the installed capacity shall not be less than 1 kWp and shall not exceed 1MWp (AC side) for a single eligible consumer:
Provided further that a variation in the rated capacity of the system within a range of five percent shall be allowed.

10.1 The metering system shall be as per CEA (Installation and Operation of Meters) Regulations, 2006, as amended from time to time.
10.2 The solar meter (a unidirectional meter) is required to be installed as an integral part of the net metering system at the point at which the electricity is generated by Solar Energy System and delivered to the main panel.
10.3 The net metering equipment (Bi-directional meters) and the Solar meter (unidirectional) as per CEA Regulations shall be installed and maintained by the distribution licensee at the cost of the eligible consumer:
Provided the eligible consumer may procure the net meter/solar meter and present the same to the distribution licensee for testing and installation as per Regulation 21.2 of the Supply Code. No meter rental shall be charged from the consumer. In case meters are provided by the distribution licensee, consumer shall be liable to pay meter rental as approved by the Commission. The location of the meter shall be as per CEA Metering Regulation.
10.4 The installed meters shall be jointly inspected and thereafter sealed by the distribution licensee in the presence of the consumer as per the procedure laid down in Supply Code:
Provided that in case the eligible consumer is under the ambit of TOD Tariff, the meter compliant of recording time of day consumption/generation shall be installed.
10.5 The meter reading taken by the distribution licensee shall form the basis of commercial settlement.

The eligibility for issuance of renewable energy certificate shall be as per the eligibility criteria specified under Central Electricity Regulatory Commission

Click Here PSERC-Secy-Regulations-101_Net Metering May 2015

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