Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Rooftop Solar PV Grid Interactive Systems and Net/Gross Metering) (1st Amendment), 2019

Feb 19, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Commercial Compliance

The Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (JSERC) on February 19, 2019, has published the Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Rooftop Solar PV Grid Interactive Systems and Net/Gross Metering) (1st Amendment) Regulations, 2019 to further amend the Jharkhand State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Rooftop Solar PV Grid Interactive Systems and Net/Gross Metering) Regulations, 2015.

Some of the major amendments are as under:

Ø  Inclusion of Definition:

The term ‘Contracted Load or Contract Demand’ is reclassified as ‘Connected Load’ in Clause 2.1 6 of the Principal Regulations:

“Connected Load” means aggregate of the manufacturer’s rating of all energy consuming devices, in the consumer’s premises, which can be simultaneously used. In case manufacturer-rating plate is not available, the Licensee shall measure actual load of the device. This shall be expressed in KW, KVA or HP units and shall be determined as per the procedure laid down by the Commission in the JSERC (Electricity Supply Code) Regulations 2015 and subsequent amendments thereof;’

Ø  Addition of Clause 10.1 (A): Energy injected into the grid from date of synchronization to Commercial Operation Date (COD) will be considered as deemed energy banking and the unutilized banked energy under net and gross metering shall be considered as deemed purchase by Discom at the respective pooled power purchase costs as determined by the JSERC for the applicable year. Energy settlement shall be done on monthly basis.

Ø  Addition after Clause 17.1:

The above Clause is added in Principal Regulations as follows:

A18: POWER TO REMOVE DIFFICULTIES

18.1 If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of these Regulations, the Commission may, by general or specific Order, make such provisions not inconsistent with the provisions of the Act as may appear to it to be necessary for removing such difficulty.

These Regulations will extend to the whole State of Jharkhand and it will come into force with effect from February 26, 2019.

[Notification No. 67]


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