net metering

GERC Proposes to Limit Net Metering Till 10 kW for Rooftop Solar

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has released a draft notification that is aimed at amending the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (Net Metering Rooftop Solar PV Grid Interactive Systems) Regulations, 2016. The new regulations will come into force with effect from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette. Net metering is a utility billing […]

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Power Ministry Yields; Proposes Net-Metering Limit of 500 kW

After yielding to the representations received from the industry, the Power Ministry has proposed increasing the net-metering cap to 500 kW. The Ministry of Power had notified the Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules, 2020 on December 31, 2020, under section 176 of the Electricity Act, 2003. And since its release, the provision of net metering […]

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RERC Yields to Objections, Extends Net-Metering Benefits Till June 30

RERC has now announced that all rooftop solar Net-Metering agreements upto June 30, 2021, will be honoured for their contract durations. The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has announced that after receiving comments and objections from stakeholders on its draft Regulations for Grid-Interactive Distributed Renewable Energy Generating Systems, 2020, it will now work again on […]

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New Net-Metering cap Risks Stalling Rooftop Solar Progress in India: IEEFA

A new regulation that excludes rooftop solar systems over 10 kW from net metering could stall progress for rooftop solar targets of India A new regulation that excludes rooftop solar systems over 10 kilowatts (kW) from net metering will stall the adoption of larger installations in India, undermining progress towards the government’s rooftop solar target […]

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Power Ministry Reconsidering 10 kW Net Metering cap for Rooftop Solar

The Ministry of Power will reexamine capping net metering at 10 kW for rooftop solar installations under the new consumer rules Clarification on Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules 2020 — Ministry of Power (@MinOfPower) January 16, 2021 The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued a clarification for its Electricity (Rights of Consumers) Rules 2020, […]

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Bengal Finally Opens Up Net Metering For Homes, With 5 KW Limit

West Bengal, a perennial laggard on the renewable energy front, and a huge defender of coal fired energy to boot, has finally started taking its first tentative steps towards more renewable energy. The West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has finally allowed net metering for individual households from 1 KW, upto a limit of 5 […]

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“Draconian” Rule in Proposed Changes For Consumers To Hit Solar Sector: EPC Firms

The Ministry of Power has recently issued the draft rules providing for the ‘Rights of Electricity Consumers’ for the very first time. However, one provision included in the draft rules has managed to roil up smaller solar EPC companies at a key proposal within the rules. The power ministry stated that “having provided access to […]

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Indian Oil Tenders for 600 kW Solar Project in Haryana With Net-Metering

Indian Oil has tendered for the EPC work on 600 kW solar power projects at the company’s LPG bottling plant in Karnal, Haryana with Net-Metering facility. The Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL) has issued a tender, inviting bids from eligible bidders to take up the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) work on setting up of 600 […]

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Rooftop Solar PV Vendors Empaneled at low rates in Chhattisgarh

State Price Beats MNRE Benchmark Cost In Chhattisgarh, vendors that provide services related to supply and construction of grid-connected rooftop solar PV projects have bid lower than the central benchmark costs in a empanelment tender for construction of rooftop solar PV projects under Phase-II of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) rooftop program. […]

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