JERC for the State of Goa and Union Territories (Draft Solar PV Grid Interactive System based on Net Metering) Regulations, 2019

Jun 28, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the State of Goa and Union Territories has published the JERC for the State of Goa and Union Territories (Draft Solar PV Grid Interactive System based on Net Metering) Regulations, 2019.

These Regulations shall extend to the State of Goa and the Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Lakshadweep and Puducherry.

These Regulations will apply only to the Grid Connected Rooftop mounted, ground mounted and floating Solar Power Projects.

Eligibility Criteria:

Ø  Solar Projects of capacity up to 500 kWp at one premise based on the technologies approved by Ministry of New & Renewable Energy of Government of India are eligible for connecting the project with Grid under these Regulations: 

Provided that the Solar Project of rating higher than 500 kWp can be considered by the Distribution Licensee if the distribution system remains stable with higher rating Solar Project getting connected to the grid.

Ø  The Eligible Consumer may install the Solar Project under these Regulations, provided the Solar Project is:

i.         Within the permissible rated capacity as defined under these Regulations;

ii.       Located at the consumer’s premises;

iii.      Interconnected and operated safely in parallel with the Distribution Licensee’s network.

Ø  Consumers will generate solar power for self-consumption and are allowed to feed the excess solar power into the grid, which shall be adjusted under net metering as per provisions of these Regulations.

Ø  The maximum Solar Power Generation capacity to be installed at any eligible consumer premises shall not exceed his Contract Demand (in kVA) or Sanctioned load (in kW).

These Regulations will come into force from the date of publication in the official gazette.


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