Rooftop PV & Small Scale Power Generation Programme (RPSSGP).
The JNNSM also supports small-scale grid-connected systems under the Rooftop PV & Small Scale Power Generation Programme (RPSSGP). Under this program the roof top solar systems can be connected at 11kV, or 33 KV side of the grid for a capacity ranging from 100 kW to 3 MW capacity. Under the phase 1 of the JNNSM GOvernment plans to install about 90 MW of capacity in this category. The projects bellow 100 kW capacity will also be allowed to connect to grid at 440 V/220V level and GOvernment targets to install about 10 MW of roof top systems under this category.
The local distribution utility will sign a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the project proponent, at the tariff determined by the appropriate State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC).
The distribution utility will be paid a GBI for the solar power. This shall be equal to the difference between the tariff determined by the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) and the base rate. The base rate is to be set at `5.50 per kWh for the financial year 2010–11, and it shall be increased by 3% every year.