The Rajasthan Electricity Regulatory Commission (RERC) has issued draft regulations to promote rooftop solar systems under net-metering arrangement in the state. Through the amended regulations, the RERC has provided an “Energy Accounting and Settlement” mechanism.
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.
Recently, the RERC also amended its regulations for the determination of tariff for solar PV, solar thermal, wind power projects, biomass gasifier-based projects, biogas-based projects and other projects based on non-conventional sources of energy.
Reference- Mercom India