Banking Charges, Ambiguity on Net Metering Rules Major Glitches in Gujarat Solar Policy

Banking Charges, Ambiguity on Net Metering Rules Major Glitches in Gujarat Solar Policy

The solar industry believes the Gujarat government's new solar policy is a mixed bag of positive and negative initiatives for the sector. The Gujarat government announced the new 'Gujarat Solar ...
Jharkhand Commission Approves Net Metering Facility for a 2 MW Rooftop Solar Project

Jharkhand Commission Approves Net Metering Facility for a 2 MW Rooftop Solar Project

The Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) has approved the net metering connectivity requested by Shree Cement for a captive rooftop solar power project of 1.99 MW at 132 kV ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Industry Fears Rooftop Market Will Collapse Due to the New Net Metering Policy

Industry Fears Rooftop Solar Market Will Collapse Due to the New Net Metering Policy

The new rules issued by the Ministry of Power mandating net metering for loads up to 10 kW and gross metering for above 10 kW has caused widespread anxiety among ...
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West Bengal Mandates Gross Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Above 5 kW

West Bengal Mandates Gross Metering for Rooftop Solar Systems Above 5 kW

The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has issued amendments to the Cogeneration and Electricity Generation from Renewable Sources Regulations 2013. A significant amendment is the mandate of a gross ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Telangana Releases Final Cost of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems With Net Metering

Telangana Releases Final Cost of Residential Rooftop Solar Systems With Net Metering

The Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO) has finalized the pricing for 1-500 kW grid-connected rooftop solar systems with net metering. It also released the list of 65 suppliers ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Top Developments That Influenced the Rooftop Solar Sector in 2020

Top Developments That Influenced the Rooftop Solar Segment in 2020

Rooftop solar is still one of the easiest ways for consumers to go solar. Compared to utility-scale solar, the rooftop solar segment was especially hard hit from COVID-19 this year, ...
Consumers Seeking Additional Rooftop Solar Capacity Must Shift to Gross Metering

Consumers Seeking Additional Rooftop Solar Capacity Must Shift to Gross Metering

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has rejected a request by the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) for adopting the solar net feed-in (gross metering) methodology for ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Tamil Nadu Regulator Clarifies Billing Mechanism for Rooftop Solar Prosumers

Tamil Nadu Regulator Clarifies Billing Mechanism for Rooftop Solar Prosumers

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued draft amendments to the Electricity Supply Code 2004 for bi-directional meter billing for rooftop solar systems. Stakeholders can submit their comments ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Telangana Commission Amends Rooftop Solar Net Metering Regulations

Telangana Commission Amends Rooftop Solar Net Metering Regulations

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has issued an amendment to the net metering regulations for grid-connected rooftop solar systems. The Commission has invited comments and suggestions from the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Industry Hopes Penalizing DISCOMs for Net Metering Connection Delays Can Drive Growth

Industry Hopes Penalizing DISCOMs for Net Metering Connection Delays Can Drive Growth

Residential rooftop solar developers welcomed the Ministry of Power’s (MoP) move to penalize distribution licensees (DISCOMs) for any delay in rooftop solar systems' connection agreement. Last month, the Ministry of ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Energy Banking for Captive Renewable Projects Selling Open Access Power to Third-Party

Energy Banking for Captive Renewable Projects Selling Open Access Power to Third-Party

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has issued draft amendments to the intrastate open access transmission and distribution regulations 2017. Where will it apply? These regulations will apply to the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Over 90% of the Rooftop Solar Installations in Goa Have Net Metering Facility

Over 90% of the Rooftop Solar Installations in Goa Have Net Metering Facility

In a piece of positive news from the country’s smallest state, more than 114 consumers have installed rooftop solar systems across Goa. Many of these connections are under the net ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Military Engineer Services Gets Net Metering for Solar Projects Above Ceiling Capacity

Military Engineer Services Gets Net Metering for Rooftop Solar Above Ceiling Capacity

The Uttarakhand Electricity Regulatory Commission (UERC) has allowed Military Engineer Services (MES) branches at Roorkee and Dehradun to set up a 2 MW grid-connected rooftop solar system each under net metering ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Pharma and FMCG Companies Could Lead the C&I Market Recovery in Rooftop Solar

Pharma and FMCG Companies Could Lead the C&I Market Recovery in Rooftop Solar Segment

As the economy dwindles, industries worldwide are looking frantically at cost-saving measures to keep profit margins from getting thinner. While some segments of the commercial and industrial sector witnessed a ...
Andhra DISCOMs Want Net Metering Out and Gross Metering In for Rooftop Solar Systems

Andhra DISCOMs Want Net Metering Out and Gross Metering In for Rooftop Solar Systems

Andhra Pradesh’s distribution companies (DISCOMs) have requested the state’s electricity regulatory commission (APERC) to only allow gross metering for rooftop solar systems in the state. In gross metering, a consumer ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Railways’ Plea to Let Azure Install Rooftop Solar Under RESCO Mode in Gujarat Rejected

Railways’ Plea to Let Azure Install Rooftop Solar Under RESCO Mode in Gujarat Rejected

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has dismissed an appeal filed by the Indian Railways, which had requested relaxing the state’s net metering provisions. The petition was filed by the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Rajasthan Captive Solar Projects to Pay 50% of Standard Transmission & Wheeling Charges

Rajasthan Captive Solar Projects to Pay 50% of Standard Transmission & Wheeling Charges

The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has come out with a suo-motu order regarding the directives issued by the state government for the banking of power, transmission and wheeling charges, ...
Kerala Orders DISCOMs to Give Net Metering to Prosumers on a First Come, First Serve Basis

Kerala Orders DISCOMs to Give Net Metering to Prosumers on a First Come, First Serve Basis

The Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) has issued new regulations called the ‘Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Renewable Energy and Net Metering) Regulations, 2020’ in which the state has ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Concerns Over Maharashtra’s Plan to Impose Grid Support Charges on Rooftop Solar

Concerns Over Maharashtra’s Plan to Impose Grid Support Charges on Rooftop Solar

The Maha Solar Sangathan (MSS) raising concerns over the proposed grid support charges (GSC), requested the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) to ask the state DISCOM (MSEDCL) to explain that ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Rooftop
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