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

Aug 05, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) on July 24, 2019, has published the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for the State of Goa and Union Territories (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.

Ø  Scope of Regulations and Extent of Application:

a)       These Regulations will be applicable to the grid connected solar projects subject to the fulfilment of Eligibility Criteria specified in these Regulations.

b)      Group Net Metering Framework will be applicable for all Consumers.

c)       Virtual Net Metering Framework will be applicable for residential consumers, Group Housing Societies, and establishments of Government/Local Authorities.

Ø  Eligibility Criteria:

a)       Solar Projects of capacity up to 500 kWp at one premise based on the technologies approved by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) are eligible for connecting the project with the Grid. The capacity of the Solar Project to be installed under Group Net Metering or Virtual Net Metering framework shall not be less than 5 kWp and more than 500 kWp 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.

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

                                          i.            Within the permissible rated capacity;

                                        ii.            Located at the Consumer’s Premises;

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

c)       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.

d)      The maximum Solar Power Generation capacity to be installed at any Eligible Consumer’s Premises shall not exceed his Contract Demand (in kVA) or Sanctioned Load (in kW).

[Notification No. JERC-24/2019]


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