THE TELANGANA STATE ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION Regulations for connectivity with the Grid and sale of electricity from the Roof- top Solar Photovoltaic – Draft

  1. 4.1  The distribution licensee shall permit the net metering arrangement to an eligible consumer who has installed or intends to install the grid connected Rooftop Solar PV System in its area of supply on a non-discriminatory and first come first serve basis.
  2. 4.2  The inter-connection of Roof-top Solar PV System with the Network of the Distribution Licensee shall be undertaken in accordance with the standards and norms specified in the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) (Technical Standard for Connectivity of the Distributed Generation Resources) Regulations, 2013 and any amendments thereto from time to time.
  3. 4.3  An eligible consumer shall install the grid connected Rooftop Solar PV System of the rated capacity as specified in this Regulation;
  4. 4.4  The tariff payable to an eligible consumer under the net-metering shall be the average power purchase cost of a Distribution Licensee.
  5. 4.5  The net metering facility, as far as possible, of an eligible consumer shall be in three phase service.
  6. 4.6  A single phase consumer is also eligible for net metering upto 3 KW.
  7. 4.7  The capacity of a Rooftop Solar PV System to be installed at the premises of an eligible consumer shall not be less than one Kilo Watt peak (1kWp) and a maximum of One (1) MWp [One Mega Watt peak].
  8. 4.8  No distribution losses shall be applicable to an eligible consumer.
  9. 4.9  Without prejudice to Sub-Paras 4.1 to 4.8, an eligible consumer has the option of choosing the gross metering at 11 kV and above at the average cost of service of the Distribution Licensee as determined by the Commission from time to time in its Retail Supply Tariff Order. The guidelines for gross metering shall be framed by the Distribution Licensee, which shall be subject to the approval of the Commission.
  1. 4.10  The facility of net metering or gross metering, as the case may be, shall be applicable to an eligible consumer of the Rooftop Solar PV System for a period of Twenty (20) years from the date of connection with the Grid of the Distribution Licensee.
  2. 4.11  An eligible consumer intending to install a Rooftop Solar PV System having the capacity in excess of 75 KW shall insure the PV system and obtain the certificate from the Chief Electrical Inspector to the Government (CEIG), who shall test and certify the safety and protection within Fifteen (15) working days from the date of receipt of the information.
  3. 4.12  An eligible consumer intending to install a Roof Top Solar PV system having capacity in excess of 75 KW and upto 1 MW can connect to 33 kV feeder of Distribution Licensees from which feeder the eligible consumer is availing of supply of power.

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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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