Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (Group Net Metering and Virtual Net Metering for Renewable Energy) Guidelines, 2019

Jun 04, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) on May 31, 2019, has published Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (Group Net Metering and Virtual Net Metering for Renewable Energy) Guidelines, 2019, for implementation of Group Net Metering and Virtual Net Metering framework under DERC (Net Metering for Renewable Energy) Regulations, 2014.

General and Applicability:

 Group Net Metering Framework shall be applicable for all consumers of NCT of Delhi.

 Virtual Net Metering Framework shall be applicable for residential consumers, Group housing societies, offices of Government /Local Authorities and Renewable Energy Generators registered under Mukhya Mantri Kisaan Aay Badhotari Yojna.

 The annual generation of Renewable Energy System or Renewable Energy System with Battery Energy Storage System may be capped as per the normative Capacity Utilisation Factor (CUF) or Plant Load Factor (PLF).

 The enhancement of line capacity for Renewable Energy System of capacity higher than the sanctioned load of the consumer shall be used only for calculation of Service Line cum Development (SLD) charges and not for levying corresponding additional fixed charges.

 The distribution licensee shall carry out network augmentation.

 The distribution licensee shall facilitate and bear the capital expenditure on account of SLD and network augmentation towards Renewable Energy projects registered under Mukhya Mantri Kisaan Aay Badhotari Yojna and the same shall be pass through in Aggregate Revenue Requirement (ARR) for the schemes implemented upto March 31, 2022 subject to prudence check by the Commission.

 The provision for providing land space shall be governed as per provisions of DERC (Supply Code and Performance Standards) Regulations, 2017.

 The capacity of the Renewable Energy System under Group Net Metering or Virtual Net Metering framework to be installed by any Renewable Energy Generator shall not be less than 5 kilo Watt and more than 5000 kilo Watt. 

 The Distribution licensee shall carry out detailed technical study for impact of renewable energy system installed under DERC (Net Metering for Renewable Energy) Regulations 2014 on distribution system in respect of grid voltage & frequency imbalance, harmonics and technical losses etc. in its area of supply and submit the report to the Commission within four months from the date of issue of these guidelines

These Guidelines has come into force from May 31, 2019.

Click here to download the Guidelines.

 


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