NET METERING POLICY – KARNATAKA
Net metering is the mechanism that allows distribution companies monitor the user’s energy production and consumption. This mechanism also allows consumers who generate some or all of their own electricity to use that electricity anytime, instead of when it is generated. For an instance, consider a prosumer is generating and consuming the electricity and has surplus amount of energy. The surplus amount of energy is feed into the grid. There is another facility to transfer the surplus energy into the grid and use the same amount anytime. This facility is called as Banking.
The net metering policy can vary significantly from country to country and state to state. Most net metering laws involve monthly rollover of kWh credits. Net metering uses the single, and bi-directional meters and can measure the current flowing in both the directions. Net metering can be installed and solely responsible as an accounting procedure, requires no special notification or arrangement. The list of aspects considered for net metering policy are listed one by one for Karnataka.
Title – Grid Interactive Solar Power
Order Dated on – Grid Interactive Solar Power, Roof Top and Small Solar PV Dt.10.10.2013 with Amendments Dt. 18.8.2014 & 16.9.2014
- All grid connected Solar PV, thermal power and Rooftop PV generators entering into PPA’s on or after 1-4-2013 and during the control period
Eligible Consumer and Individual Plant Capacity–
- All grid connected Solar PV, thermal power and Rooftop PV generators entering into PPAs are eligible
Interconnection with the Grid-
- Interconnection system to conform to the standards, specifications and provisions as provided in CEA Regulations
- Developer responsible for evacuation facility up to the interconnection point.
Wheeling & Cross Subsidy surcharge –
- No Wheeling, Banking Charges & Cross subsidy surcharge for ten Years from COD
Metering Arrangement –
- Meters to conform to the standards, specifications and provisions as provided in CEA Regulations
The net energy metering policy and the additional information for the Karnataka state can be seen in the link provided below.