Maharashtra Proposes Grid Charges on Net Metering Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW

Maharashtra Proposes Grid Charges on Net Metering Rooftop Solar Systems Over 10 kW

In a significant development that could have huge implications on the state’s rooftop solar segment, the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has proposed considerable grid support charges (GSC) ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
A Round Up of Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables for December

A Round Up of Key Policy Updates for Solar and Other Renewables for December

December witnessed some key policy announcements, both at the central and the state level, aimed at removing the bottlenecks and facilitating the growth of the renewable sector, especially solar. Here ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
After Huge Uproar, Maharashtra Issues New Net Metering Regulations for Rooftop Solar

After Huge Uproar, Maharashtra Issues New Net Metering Regulations for Rooftop Solar

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has issued new regulations for net metering in the state. These regulations will come into force from the date of their publication in the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Gujarat Proposes Amendments to its Net Metering Rules for Rooftop Solar

Gujarat Proposes Amendments to its Net Metering Rules for Rooftop Solar

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has issued a draft notification regarding the second set of amendments for its net metering regulations for grid-connected rooftop solar systems. The new amendment ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
2019_ A Lost Year for India’s Solar Sector

Year in Review: 2019 A Lost Year for India’s Solar Sector

The year largely failed to live up to the expectations with solar installations expected to cross 7 GW for the year. Inconsistent policy implementation, trade policies, a slowing economy, and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Solar Developers’ Rift with Maharashtra’s Draft Order on Net Metering Intensifies

Solar Developers’ Rift with Maharashtra’s Draft Order on Net Metering Intensifies

The tussle between the rooftop solar industry and the distribution companies (DISCOMs) has intensified in Maharashtra, with both sides adamant on not ceding their ground. Now, the Maharashtra Solar Sangathan ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Maharashtra DISCOMs Adamant on Doing Away With Net Metering Regulations

Maharashtra DISCOMs Adamant on Doing Away With Net Metering Regulations

The Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has submitted its comments regarding the state commission’s suggestion to roll back net metering for all segments except residential. The Maharashtra Electricity ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Haryana Increases Net Metering Cap for Rooftop Solar from 200 MW to 500 MW

Haryana DISCOMs to Allow Net Metering Until Rooftop Solar Capacity Reaches 500 MW

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has issued an updated version of its regulations for rooftop solar grid-interactive systems based on net metering in response to a petition filed by ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Consumers Should be Given the Option to Choose Net Metering_ Nitin Gadkari to RK Singh

Consumers Should be Given the Option to Choose Net Metering: Nitin Gadkari to RK Singh

The Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, has requested the Minister of Power R.K. Singh to consider the opinion of the Maharashtra Solar Manufacturers Association (MSMA) for ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Meghalaya Floats Tender for 3 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects with Net Metering

Meghalaya Floats Tender for 3 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects with Net Metering

Meghalaya New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (MNREDA) has issued a tender for 3 MW grid-connected solar rooftop projects under the net metering arrangement. The tender has been floated under ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Andhra Pradesh DISCOM Issues Empanelment Tender for Rooftop Solar With Net-Metering

Andhra Pradesh DISCOM Issues Empanelment Tender for Rooftop Solar With Net Metering

The Eastern Power Distribution Company of AP Limited (APEPDCL), a power distribution company (DISCOM) of Andhra Pradesh, has issued a request for selection (RfS) for empanelment of agencies for 1 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Solar Industry Stakeholders Want Stable Policy Environment to Tide Over Turbulent Times

Solar Industry Stakeholders Want Stable Policy Environment to Tide Over Turbulent Times

A consistent and stable policy environment is the need of the hour to stabilize and nurture the solar industry back to health was the consensus arrived at the panel discussion ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Removal of 1 MW Cap on Net Metering Crucial for India’s Rooftop Solar Growth

Removal of 1 MW Cap on Net Metering Crucial for India’s Rooftop Solar Growth

The rooftop solar market in India has been growing steadily over the last five years. According to the recent Q2 2019 India Solar market update published by Mercom India, cumulative ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
DISCOMs Should Provide Net Metering for Renewable Energy Systems in Ten Days_ Kerala

DISCOMs Should Provide Net Metering for Renewable Energy Systems in Ten Days: Kerala

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has issued a draft of net metering regulations for renewable energy systems. The commission has sought suggestions from the public and other stakeholders ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Goa Issues Net Metering Regulations for Solar Projects

Goa Issues Net Metering Regulations for Solar Projects

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has finalized the net metering regulations. The new rules have been in effect since July 24, ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Telangana Floats RESCO Tender for 1 to 1,000 kW of Rooftop Solar Projects

Telangana Floats RESCO Tender for 1 to 1,000 kW of Rooftop Solar Projects

The Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation Limited (TSREDCO) has floated a tender for 1-1,000 kW of grid-connected rooftop solar power projects. The projects are to be installed at multiple ...
Tirupati Joins the Club of Solar-Powered Airports

Tirupati Joins the Club of Solar-Powered Airports

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has inaugurated a 1 MW ground-mounted solar project at Tirupati’s Renigunta International airport. Fourth Partner Energy commissioned the project. The club of solar-powered airports ...
/ / Solar, Utility Scale
Policy Highlights from India’s Solar Industry and Other Renewables in June 2019

Policy Highlights from India’s Solar Industry and Other Renewables in June 2019

The month of June saw important policy announcements by the central as well as the state agencies. The policy highlights covered various issues like for module registration, tariffs, net metering, ...
Delhi Finalizes Group and Virtual Net Metering Guidelines

Delhi Finalizes Group and Virtual Net Metering Guidelines

The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) has finalized the group and virtual net metering guidelines. The commission has set the minimum project capacity at 5 kW while the maximum will ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Report Finds Municipalities Could Boost Rooftop Solar Adoption Using Bonds

JERC Publishes Draft Solar Net Metering Regulations for Goa and Union Territories

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories has issued draft net metering regulations. The draft is up for comments and suggestions up to ...
Rajasthan Amends Net Metering Regulations for Rooftop and Small Solar Systems

New Net Metering Order for Rooftop Solar Systems in Himachal Pradesh

The Himachal Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (HPERC)  has issued an order for rooftop solar grid-interactive systems based on net metering. Last month, it had issued a draft order called the Himachal ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar