GERC Amends Solar Pv Rooftop Net-Metering Regulations in Gujarat.


GERC (NET-METERING ROOFTOP SOLAR PV GRID INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS) (FIRST AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS, 2017


The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) released the GERC Net-Metering Rooftop Solar PV Grid Interactive Systems (First Amendment) Regulations 2017. These Regulations shall extend to the whole of the State of Gujarat. These Regulations shall come into force with effect from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

As per “The Principal Regulations”  maximum Rooftop Solar PV System capacity to be installed at any Eligible Consumer’s premises except Residential Consumers shall be upto a maximum of 50% of consumer’s sanctioned load/contract demand; whereas in case of Residential Consumers, the Rooftop Solar PV System capacity shall be irrespective of their sanctioned load/contract demand.

For Inter connection Agreement between Distribution Licensee and Solar Rooftop PV project owner, Net Metering Inter Connection Agreement of the “Principal Regulations”  Consumer other than Residential Consumer shall ensure capacity of Rooftop Solar not to exceed 50% of his contract load/demand/sanctioned load during initial 2 years of the connectivity agreement; whereas in case of Residential Consumers, the Rooftop Solar PV System capacity shall be irrespective of their sanctioned load/contract demand.

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