The BRPL rooftop program is a “utility anchored rooftop program” in the residential sector being hosted by a power distribution company in India. Through this program, BRPL plans to create a platform to catalog and aggregate all interested rooftop consumers in its distribution jurisdiction, starting with single-point delivery consumers in Dwarka and the solar rooftop vendors/integrators who are empanelled by IPGCL, GoNCTD / SECI/MNRE. The program is proposed to be run in line with DERC Net Metering Regulations 2014 and guided by Delhi Solar Policy 2016, aiming to maximize the utilization of solar rooftop potential in Delhi. The program is to be launched under the alias of the BRPLSolar City Initiative. The aim of the program is to accelerate rooftop development within utility jurisdiction by aggregating consumers and bringing in the necessary participation from solar rooftop developers through the creation of a platform. The program also aims at educating the consumer on the benefit of solar energy while ensuring strict quality compliance of the systems being set up. To know more about the BRPL Solar City Initiative, download the information brochure by clicking here.
The state government of Delhi had released the Delhi Solar Policy 2016, which is applicable for the four-year period 2016-2020. This policy is applicable for any solar energy generating system with a capacity of 1 kW or more. The policy focuses on promoting an investment climate that enables multiple financial models, from self-owned (CAPEX) to third-party owned (RESCO) models. The promotion of solar rooftop through a combination of generation targets, regulations, mandates, and incentives is at the heart of the new Delhi Solar Policy 2016. This policy applies to all electricity consumers and all entities who construct and operate power projects in Delhi. To achieve Delhi’s solar generation targets, the policy mandates solar installations to be completed within five years on all government-owned rooftops. To know more about the Delhi solar policy, click here.
Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) had issued Net Metering for Renewable Energy Regulations, 2014 to promote the use of Renewable Energy Generation for self-consumption. For effective and proper implementation of these Regulations, the Commission has formulated guidelines elaborating minimum transformer level capacity that must be offered for connectivity, procedural requirements for obtaining connectivity, the technical requirement of the Renewable Energy System, the mechanism for billing, accounting adjustment (both in terms of net off as well as in financial terms) You can know more by downloading the guidelines by clicking here. The DERC has also drafted the guidelines for ‘Group Net Metering’ and ‘Virtual Net Metering’ in 2019. You can download the guidelines on Group and Virtual Net Metering by clicking here.
Net metering is a special metering and billing agreement between power utilities and their consumers, which facilitates the connection of renewable energy-generating systems to the discoms’ network. It allows consumers to export surplus power to the grid and helps reduce their electricity bills. The most important benefit of net metering to consumers is the reduction in the amount spent each year on energy. The consumer can even make money if the production is more than the consumption and the electricity distribution utility company pays the consumer for that excess energy at a predefined rate. The other benefits of net metering are: The system is easy to install. It enables consumers to get real value for the energy they produce, without having to install an expensive battery storage system. Banking of surplus solar with the grid through export The power generated from the solar system can be utilised during the peak hours which results in decongestion of the grid. It encourages consumers to play an active role in alternative energy production, which both protects the environment and helps preserve natural energy resources
Net metering is a special metering and billing agreement between power utilities and their consumers, which facilitates the connection of renewable energy-generating systems to the discoms’ network. It allows consumers to export surplus power to the grid and helps reduce their electricity bills. DERC has issued regulations on the subject. Termed “Renewable Energy on Net Metering Regulation 2014“, these regulations are applicable to consumers of the respective discoms. Detailed guidelines are available on the DERC website: http://www.derc.gov.in Net Metering Forms Technical Requirements for Grid-connected RTSPV systems – Click here Net Metering Application Form – Click here Net Metering Registration Form – Click here
“Virtual Net Metering” means an arrangement whereby entire energy generated/injected from a Renewable Energy System or Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) charged through Renewable Energy System is exported to the grid from renewable energy meter/ gross meter and the energy exported is adjusted in more than one electricity service connection(s) of participating consumers located within the same distribution licensee’s area of supply. Virtual Net Metering Framework shall be applicable for residential consumers, Group housing societies, offices of Government /Local Authorities and Renewable Energy Generators registered under Mukhya Mantri Kisaan Aay Badhotari Yojna. You can know more by downloading the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) guidelines on Group Net Metering and Virtual Net Metering for Renewable Energy by clicking here.
“Group Net Metering” means an arrangement whereby surplus energy generated/injected from a Renewable Energy System or Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) charged through Renewable Energy System is exported to the grid through Net Meter and the exported energy is adjusted in more than one electricity service connection(s) of the same consumer located within the same distribution licensee’s area of supply. You can know more by downloading the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) guidelines on Group Net Metering and Virtual Net Metering for Renewable Energy by clicking here.