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India Solar Policy Update - May 2019

Below is SolarQuarter's brief analysis of the latest updates on solar regulations & policies from various states in India.

Himachal Pradesh (HPERC): Himachal Pradesh announces generic solar PV tariff

Brief Analysis:

  • HPERC’s rates range from Rs 3.98/kWh for projects in rural and undeveloped areas up to 1 MW in size and Rs 3.94/kWh for installations between 1 MW and 5 MW.
  • Generic tariffs for projects in the state’s industrial and urban areas at Rs 4.06/kWh (up to 1 MW) and Rs 4.02/kWh (1 MW to 5 MW)
  • New tariffs will be valid from October 1, 2019, to March 31, 2020
  • Will not be applicable for projects implemented by Solar Energy Corp. of India (SECI), or for rooftop and ground-mounted solar projects installed by consumers under the net-metering program
  • http://hperc.org/File/abc.pdf

 

Haryana (HERC): DSM regulations for wind and solar, 2019

Brief Analysis:

  •  MNRE has issued an order asking for old off-grid solar PV systems installed under its Off-grid and Decentralized Solar PV Applications Programme to be connected to the grid     
  • These old off-grid systems may be connected where there is reliable power supply now with provision of net metering
  • Conversion Cost to be borne by the concerned state government or beneficiary departments
  • https://mnre.gov.in/sites/default/files/webform/notices/grid..pdf

 

Central (MNRE): Grid connection approval to old Off Grid-tied Solar plants

Brief Analysis:

  • MNRE has issued an order asking for old off-grid solar PV systems installed under its Off-grid and Decentralized Solar PV Applications Programme to be connected to the grid
  • These old off-grid systems may be connected where there is reliable power supply now with provision of net metering
  • Conversion Cost o be borne by the concerned state government or beneficiary departments
  • https://mnre.gov.in/sites/default/files/webform/notices/grid..pdf

 

Andhra Pradesh (APERC): Implementation of Utility Driven Solar Roof Top (SRT) Pilot Programme in Eastern Power Distribution Company Limited

Brief Analysis:

 

Central (CERC): Calculation of APPC (Average Power Purchase Cost) at National Level

Brief Analysis:

  • CERC proposes APPC of Rs 3.60/kWh at National Level
  • APPC shall be applicable during FY 2019-20 and until further orders for the purpose of deviation settlement in respect of the open access and captive wind and solar generators fulfilling the requirement of regional entities
  • http://www.cercind.gov.in/2019/orders/05-SM-2019.pdf

 

Maharashtra (MERC) Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has set the generic tariff for solar photovoltaic (PV) projects

Brief Analysis:

  • CERC proposes APPC of Rs 3.60/kWh at National Level
  • APPC shall be applicable during FY 2019-20 and until further orders for the purpose of deviation settlement in respect of the open access and captive wind and solar generators fulfilling the requirement of regional entities
  • http://www.cercind.gov.in/2019/orders/05-SM-2019.pdf
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