Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Draft Regulations – Oct 2019

Salient features of Draft MERC Rooftop RE Regulations 2019

  •   Banked energy – excess than consumed in same TOD slot wherever applicable
  •   1 MW capacity limit – but not for net billing
  •   Can be owned by consumer, third party or discom
  •   Generic tariff – RE tariff
  •   Net billing introduced
  •   Net metering only to residential consumers – all others under net billing
  •   Limit of 40% of DTR for both types – discom can allow higher
  •   Limited by CD or SL – 100%
  •   With or without battery
  •   BTM system can be installed only with prior intimation to discom – format provided
  •   BTM systems can have additional fixed / demand / any other charges if discom proposes andMERC accepts
  •   BTM systems without prior intimation will be charged at twice these rates
  •   Generation meter to be procured by consumer at his own cost – maintained by discom
  •   Check meter for > 20 kW systems
  •   Check meter for generation meter under net billing arrangement shall be by discom
  •   Both agreements annexed – can be modified by discom in line with regulations – 20 yearsNet Metering:
  •   Under net metering only 300 units per month can be used to settle or carry forward – excess generated units than 300 units shall be paid for by discom at generic tariff as per RE tariff regulation
  •   Excess at the end of year – also at generic tariff of RE for that year
  •   Exempted from wheeling, banking, CSS, transmission charges and surchargesNet billing:
  •   Can be connected on consumer side or discom side of the meter
  •   Entire energy to be sold to discom
  •   Consumer has to procure net meter if connection is on consumer side
  •   Tariff in agreement (for the year when system commissioned) constant for 20 years
  •   Monthly bill to consumer after deducting total generation multiplied by tariff as per PPA
  •   Generic tariff for RTPV will be with assumptions – 400 Lakh per MW capital cost, 19% CUFand 5% degradation per year – al other financial parameters shall be as per earlier years tariff calculations
  • By Arvind Karandikar

Click Below for the full draft

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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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