Web Exclusive | November 2018
UPERC allows net metering for 3.34 MW university rooftop solar project
A net metering for 3.34 MW rooftop solar PV project in Greater Noida has been allowed by the Uttar Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (UPERC), in response to a petition filed by the Gautam Buddha University, Greater Noida. Besides sanctioning a load of 4,000 KVA, the university wanted to augment its existing rooftop solar PV facility from capacity of 0.5 MW to 3.34 MW. Being developed in RESCO mode, the power will be utilised for captive consumption. In order to do so, the Gautam Buddha University must fulfill formalities as per UPERC (Rooftop Solar Grid-Interactive System Gross/Net Metering) Regulations 2015, take approval from Directorate of Electrical Safety and adhere to the provisions of Central Electricity Authority (CEA) (Measures relating to Safety and Electrical Supply) Regulations 2010, CEA (Technical Standard for Connectivity of Distributed Generation Resources) Regulations 2013 and UPERC (Grant of Connectivity to interstate transmission system) Regulations 2010. As of the applicable fees, the UPERC ruled that since fee specifies is for up to 1 MW projects, the same will be charged for the entire 3.34 MW.