JERC publishes draft solar net metering regulations for Goa and UTs

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and union territories (UTs) has issued draft net metering regulations. The draft is up for comments and suggestions till June 4, 2019. These regulations will apply to grid-connected rooftop, ground-mounted and floating solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects in Goa and the UTs of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Lakshadweep and Puducherry. Solar projects of up to 500 kW capacity at a single location will be eligible for grid connectivity. Under the new regulations, consumers will generate solar power for self-consumption and can feed the excess solar power into the grid, which will be adjusted under net metering. The maximum solar PV generation capacity to be installed on any eligible consumer premises must not exceed the consumer’s contract demand or the sanctioned load.