MoP proposes allowing net metering for rooftop solar systems up to 500 kW load

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued the draft Electricity (Rights of Consumers) (Amendment) Rules, 2021 which allows net metering for rooftop solar up to 500 kW or up to the sanctioned load, whichever is lower and net billing or net feed-in for other loads.

As per the draft amendment, in case of prosumers availing net-billing or net feed-in, the commissions may introduce time-of-the-day tariffs which would incentivise prosumers to undertake energy storage. In case of net metering/net-billing or net feed-in, the discom may also install a solar energy meter to measure gross solar energy generated from the grid-interactive rooftop photovoltaic system for renewable purchase obligation (RPO) credit, if any. Further, the commissions may permit gross metering for prosumers who would like to sell all the generated solar energy to distribution licensee. The ministry has invited comments on the draft amendment latest by April 30, 2021

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