MERC extends the time for comments on Draft MERC (Grid Interactive Rooftop Renewable Energy Generating Systems) Regulations, 2019

Nov 18, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


Industry Specific Compliance

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) on November 16, 2019, has extended the time for submission of comments or suggestions or objections till November 25, 2019 on Draft MERC (Grid Interactive Rooftop Renewable Energy Generating Systems) Regulations, 2019.

These Regulations would apply to:

a)      Net Metering Arrangements;

b)     Net Billing Arrangements;

c)     Renewable Energy Generating Systems connected behind the Consumer’s meter.

Eligible Consumer means a consumer of electricity in the area of supply of the Distribution Licensee who uses or intends to use a Renewable Energy Generating System having a capacity less than 1 MW, installed on a roof-top or any other mounting structure in his premises, to meet all or part or no part of his own electricity requirement, and includes a Consumer catering to a common load such as a Housing Society:

Provided that such Generating System may be owned and/or operated by such Consumer, or by a Distribution Licensee or third party leasing such System to the Consumer:

Provided further that in case of Net Billing Arrangement, the capacity limit of 1 MW shall not apply.

These Regulations will extend to the whole of the State of Maharashtra and it will come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.


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