MSEDCL Net Metering Procedure and Guidelines

General Guidelines for the consumers desiring connectivity of Roof-top Solar PV System with MSEDCL’s Network under MERC Net Metering Regulations, 2015 NEW

ANNEXURE-1 Procedure for Net Metering NEW

ANNEXURE-2 Application Form NEW

ANNEXURE-3 Net Metering Connection Agreement NEW


Procedure for Application for connectivity of Roof-top Solar PV System with
Distribution Licensee’s Network

(a) A consumer intending to set up a Roof-top Solar Net Metering System or who has
already installed such a System may download the Application Form from the
MSEDCL’s website and submit it, duly filled, along with
technical details of the System to the concerned office of MSEDCL along with
registration fee, or apply and pay the fee online.

(b) Duly filled Application Form, in prescribed format, shall be submitted to the office of
the respective nodal officer/ authorities authorized for billing along with requisite
Processing Fees (non-refundable) and certified true copies of the documents as may
be required /informed from time to time as under:

MSEDCL NetMetering – Annexure-3 Net Metering Connection Agreement Screenshot 2015-12-14 12.20.17

(c) MSEDCL’s concerned office shall register the Application in separate register on first
come first basis and acknowledge its receipt within three working days; or intimate
the Applicant within that period of any deficiency or incompleteness.

(d) MSEDCL concerned office shall conduct a technical feasibility study within 15
working days from the registration of the Application considering the following
(i) AC Voltage level at which connectivity is sought;
(ii) Sanctioned Load / Contract Demand of the Applicant;
(iii) Rated Output AC Voltage of the proposed Roof-top Solar PV System;
(iv) Available cumulative capacity of relevant Distribution Transformer;

(e) Before rejecting any application for setting up a Roof-top Solar PV System at a
particular Distribution Transformer, MSEDCL concerned officer shall serve the
Applicant with a notice to rectify, within 15 days or such longer period as may be
necessary, the deficiencies.

(f) If found technically feasible, MSEDCL shall, within 7 working days of the
completion of the feasibility study, convey its approval for installing the Roof-top
Solar PV System. The approval shall indicate the maximum permissible capacity of
the System, and shall be valid for a period of 6 months from the date of approval, or
such extended period as may be agreed to by the MSEDCL.

(g) The Applicant shall, within the period of validity of such approval, submit the work
completion report, along with relevant details (such as technical specifications, test
reports received from manufacturer / system provider, etc.), with a request to the
MSEDCL for the testing and commissioning of the Roof-top Solar PV System.

(h) MSEDCL shall complete the testing and commissioning of the System within 10
working days from receipt of such request, and shall install the Net Metering
equipment and synchronise the Roof-top Solar PV System within 10 working days
(i) The Eligible Consumer and MSEDCL shall enter into a Net Metering Connection
Agreement in the prescribed format after the Roof-Top Solar PV System is installed
but before it is synchronized with the distribution Network.


About Ritesh Pothan

Ritesh Pothan, is an accomplished speaker and visionary in the Solar Energy space in India. Ritesh is from an Engineering Background with a Master’s Degree in Technology and had spent more than a decade as the Infrastructure Head for a public limited company with the last 9 years dedicated to Solar and Renewable Energy. He also runs the 2 largest India focused renewable energy groups on LinkedIn - Solar - India and Renewables - India
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