The Telangana electricity Regulatory Commission recently came up with its Net Metering Rooftop Solar PV Grid Interactive Systems) Regulation, 2016. Following are some of the highlights of the regulation:-

  • This Regulation will be applicable to:
    • Distribution licensee
    • An eligible consumer and
    • A third party owner of a Roof Top Solar PV System in the state of Telangana.

 

  • This Regulation does not preclude the right of a Distribution licensee or the State Government Department to undertake the Rooftop Solar PV projects above 1 MWp capacity through the alternative mechanisms.

 

  • The net metering facility, of an eligible consumer shall be in three phase service where a single phase consumer is also eligible for net metering up to 5 KW.  The capacity of a Rooftop Solar PV System to be installed at the premises of an eligible consumer shall not be less than 1kWp and a maximum of 1MWp peak.

 

  • The tariff payable to an eligible consumer under the net-metering arrangement will be the average power purchase cost of a Distribution Licensee.

 

  • The quantum of electricity consumed by an Eligible Consumer from the Rooftop Solar PV System under the Net Metering Arrangement shall qualify towards his compliance of RPPO, if such Consumer is an Obligated Entity.

 

  • The Rooftop Solar PV System under the net metering arrangement, whether self-owned or third party owned installed on the Eligible Consumer’s premises, will be exempted from
  • Transmission Charge,
  • Transmission Loss,
  • Wheeling Charge,
  • Wheeling Loss,
  • Cross Subsidy Surcharge
  • Additional Surcharge.