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Solar Policy for Multiple/Combined SRTPV Installations FY2017-Present.

As per the tariff order on 15 September 2017, KERC brought in important policy changes with respect to multiple installations in a single premise.


This article shows the most relevant changes in the order related to the net-metering policy.


  1. New Installation

The order reads as follows-


"To allow on net metering basis, installation of multiple SRTPV units, by a single registered consumer or multiple registered consumers on common rooftop in a premises without any existing SRTPV unit, with the capacity of such units not exceeding the sanctioned load of the connected installation of the respective registered consumer."


2. Existing Installation + New System


The order reads as follows-


1. "To allow on net metering basis, multiple registered consumers having multiple installations in a premises having an existing SRTPV unit of a single consumer, to install multiple SRTPV units with the capacity of each such unit not exceeding the sanctioned load of the connected installation of respective registered consumer, provided the consumer of the existing SRTPV installation agrees to cancel the existing PPA and enters into a new PPA on net metering basis with the tariff prescribed in this Order."


2. "To allow in the case of existing SRTPV units, any change in the

sanctioned load of the connected consumer installation or any change in the tariff category of the connected consumer installation, provided such consumer agrees to cancel the existing PPA and enters into a new PPA with the tariff prescribed in this order."


3. "To allow in all the above cases, phased capacity addition so as not to exceed the sanctioned capacity as applicable to the respective single SRTPV unit or multiple SRTPV units."



Updates to the Policy-

FY2018-In its order dated 18.05.2018 - the commission decided to continue with the scheme at 90% of the tariff rate.

FY2019-No change.

FY2020-No change.

FY2021-No change.