The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has released draft regulations for the forecasting, scheduling, and deviation settlement of solar and wind power generation. The regulations state that the HERC would impose deviation charges on developers and procurers for under as well as over injection of power into the grid. These regulations will come into force six months after the date of publication in the state’s official gazette.
The regulations are intended to facilitate grid integration of wind and solar power generated in Haryana while maintaining the stability and security of the grid.
According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, so far Haryana has large-scale installed capacity of just 54 MW.
These regulations will apply to all wind and solar energy generators in Haryana with a minimum of 1 MW capacity connected to the intra-state transmission and distribution system. This would also apply to those who are connected through pooling sub-stations, and are using the power generated for self-consumption or sale within or outside the state.
The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) is also in the process of drafting similar regulations.
The sudden surge in planned renewable capacity of the country has many in the industry wondering if India’s transmission infrastructure is equipped to handle the influx of renewable sources of power generation. States are jumping in one after the other to add deviation charges anticipating challenges in integrating new intermittent energy sources to the grid. It will fall on solar and wind companies to improve their forecasting capabilities to avoid taking on addition costs by under or over producing.
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Saumy is a senior staff reporter with MercomIndia.com covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.