Net Metering for consumers soon

Energy meterConsumers who wish to avail of net metering facility for solar PV will soon be getting that option.  The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has issued a draft order on net-metering facility, which would enable the solar rooftop generators to supply excess power to the grid.

Deccan Chronicle reported that the order says the consumer should install two meters — one to record solar power generation and another bi-directional meter replacing their existing meter, at their own cost. Tang­edco would publish the list of approved meter manufacturers on their website.

The final order on net metering and new solar tariff for various categories would soon be issued in about a month’s time.

The Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has also fixed a cap for electricity generated from a solar rooftop system at 200 per cent of the electricity consumption by the consumer.

If a solar rooftop consumer injected more into the grid than consumption, the energy generated would be treated as power credit and carried over to the next billing cycle, the draft said, adding that the settlement period for final settlement of net-metered energy should be 12-month period from August to July, the draft order said.

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