New Delhi: The solar house industry in India is seeking Electricity (Amendment) Rules 2020 regulations to allow net-metering above 10 kilowatt (kW) and to remove gross metering above 10 kW.
The changes will ensure the movement of high-load consumers to clean local energy, and ensure greater acceptance of distributed sunlight, according to a letter from the country’s largest solar organization, the National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI), sent to the Minister of Renewable Energy on Thursday.
“While the creation of consumer rights benefits position holders with the same status and rights as regular electric consumers, the limited roof capacity of up to 10kW will have an impact on the entire roof of the house in India,” said NSEFI.
He said the current provisions restrict the rights of senior consumers to use the meter by installing a solar roof inside their buildings as adopted by various state meter laws and will lead to lower changes in the distributed sun.
“Furthermore, there is no condition for continuing to use more than the 10 kW plailing specified in the consumer laws,” he added.
It said these consumer rights would apply to the consumer’s flexibility on the roof or renewable energy sources within the house, especially in the commercial and industrial sector.
Currently, all states in the country offer a power limit of 1 megawatt (MW) to 2 MW with storage or no batteries as a measurement meter in the country under the capex and RESCO models.
India has set a huge solar goal including 40 gigawatt (GW) on the roof of a house by 2022.
According to the solar body statement, blocking a net-meter of more than 10 kW will provide the store with MSMEs currently operating on the roof section. Also, workers and manufacturing industries in the business will be affected and make excessive losses which adds to their deficit already existing during the crisis brought on by COVID-19.
Source:- Economic Times