Gujarat releases solar net-metering regulations

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) has released the GERC Net-Metering Rooftop Solar PV Grid Interactive Systems (First Amendment) Regulations, 2017. The regulations allow residential consumers to install solar rooftop projects of any capacity, irrespective of the sanctioned load. For consumers other than residential, the regulations state that solar rooftop installations should not exceed 50 per cent of the sanctioned load during the first two years of the connectivity agreement. The regulations will be put into effect from the date of publishing in the official gazette.