The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued regulations for connectivity and net metering of rooftop and small solar grid interactive systems in the state. The commission has framed the Draft Regulations and has invited suggestions/comments from the interested persons before finalizing them before 21 January 2019.
Suggested Important Amendments in Net-Metering Policy
Suggested Key Amendments to Energy Accounting and Settlement
- If electricity injected into the grid exceeds the electricity consumed during the billing period, excess injected electricity above 50 units will be paid by the distribution company (DISCOM) at its average power purchase cost (APPC) of the previous year.
- Net energy credits less than 50 units under net metering achieved in a billing period will be adjusted in the next billing period until a credit of 50 units is achieved
While amending the regulations, the commission was of the view that the tariff determined through auctions for mega solar power projects cannot be made applicable for rooftop solar projects because these come in lower kilowatt capacities with higher capital costs for such projects. The above rules would be applicable to solar power plants size upto 1000 KW (max.)