Haryana: Wheeling, Cross-Subsidy & T&D Charges Waived for Open Access Solar Consumers

The Telangana State Renewable Energy Development Corporation (TSREDCO) has issued a tender for 31.12 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects under the RESCO model.

The solar PV systems are to be installed on vacant building rooftops of pump houses, reservoirs (GLSR), sewage and waste treatment plants, and office buildings of Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB). The systems are to be equipped with net metering.

The brief scope of work includes the design, supply, installation, testing and the commissioning of solar projects.

The last date for the submission of bids is April 11, 2019. The technical bid will open on October 12, 2019, and price bids will open on October 16, 2019.

Of late, scores of states and cities have come forward with their plans to cut carbon emission and energy expenditure by installing solar systems.

Recently, Mercom reported that Karimnagar Municipal Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding with TSREDCO  for the installation of 1.35 MW of solar rooftop projects.

In February 2018, TSREDCO  issued a tender for the empanelment of rooftop solar installers in the state. The tender covered rooftop solar projects of capacities ranging between 1 kW and 1,000 kW in Telangana.

Mercom also reported when the Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) had approved net metering for solar rooftop customers in the state with systems ranging from 1 kW to 1 MW. The tariff paid to the customer would be based on the average power purchase cost to a DISCOM.

Last month, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs gave its approval for the second phase of grid-connected rooftop solar program with central financial support to the tune of ₹118.14 billion (~$1.66 billion) to achieve a cumulative capacity of 40 GW projects by the year 2022.

According to Mercom’s India Solar Project Tracker, so far, India has installed over 26 GW of solar capacity out of which rooftop solar installations make up only 11 percent.

Nitin is a staff reporter at Mercomindia.com and writes on renewable energy and related sectors. Prior to Mercom, Nitin has worked for CNN IBN, India News, Agricultural Spectrum and Bureaucracy Today. He received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Communication from Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University and Master’s degree in International Relations from Jindal School of International Affairs. More articles from Nitin Kabeer