Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s (HAL) Telangana premises will have a 2 MW rooftop solar plant which would be built under the Renewable Energy Service Company (RESCO) mode on a net-metering basis.
The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has approved the construction of a 2 MW rooftop solar project on net-metering basis.
According to net-metering regulations in Telangana, the project capacity for a grid-connected rooftop solar PV project in the state cannot exceed 1 MW. To ensure smooth development of the 2 MW solar project, HAL had petitioned TSERC to provide guidance in the matter.
While examining the petition, the commission observed that the distribution companies (DISCOMs), state government or the authorities can seek approval for rooftop solar PV project above 1 MW capacity.
It also observed that refusal of the request would also obstruct the implementation of the target fixed by the central government for the public sector unit (PSU), and HAL has made out a case for approval of the project and the request of the petitioner has been granted.
The approval has been granted keeping in mind that the petitioner is a PSU under the Ministry of Defense and under a target fixed by central government.
Reference- Mercom India, Economic Times