GERC amends rooftop solar net-metering regulations

The Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission has amended its net metering regulations for grid-connected rooftop solar projects in the state. The new regulations, which came into effect from October 6, 2017, will be applicable to all rooftop projects installed in Gujarat. The changes include capping the maximum capacity of a rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) system on a consumer’s premises (except residential consumers) to a maximum of 50 per cent of the consumer’s sanctioned load or contract demand. However, in the case of residential consumers, the capacity of a rooftop system will not be subjected to the sanctioned load or contract demand. Moreover, it is mandatory for the new applicants to mention the capacity of the planned rooftop solar project in their application to the discoms.



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