Uttar Pradesh Issues Rooftop Solar PV Regulations for 2019

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The Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC) has issued the UPERC (Rooftop Solar PV Grid Interactive Systems Gross/Net Metering) RSPV Regulations, 2019. The new regulations will supersede the 2015 regulations and will be in force unless otherwise extended/reviewed.

Scope and application of the Regulations shall apply to the Distribution Licensees, the eligible consumers of the Distribution Licensees and third party owners of a gross metering arrangement of the rooftop solar PV system in the State of Uttar Pradesh.

The eligible consumer may install the rooftop solar PV system under the gross metering arrangement or the Net Metering Arrangement. Metered Agricultural or metered Residential/Domestic category can install rooftop solar PV system under the net metering arrangement or the Gross Metering Arrangement which;

Shall be within the permissible rated capacity as defined under these regulations.

Shall be located in the premises of the consumer.

Shall interconnect and operate safely with the distribution system of the Licensee.

These Regulations do not preclude the right of the state authorities to undertake rooftop solar projects above 2 MW through an alternative mechanism.

The maximum peak capacity of the grid-connected rooftop solar PV system to be installed by any eligible consumer shall not exceed 100% of the connected/contracted demand of the consumer, and the capacity of the grid-connected rooftop solar PV system shall not be less than 1kWp and shall not exceed 2 MWp.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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