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The Kerala State Electrical energy Regulatory Fee (KSERC) lately rejected the Kerala State Electrical energy Board (KSEB) Ltd request to implement the gross metering system and net-billing for photo voltaic techniques within the state, as per the Electrical energy (Proper of Shoppers) Modification Guidelines of 2021. KSEB had submitted a petition requesting the introduction gross-metering and netting preparations to renewable energy techniques above 500KW capability. KSEB requested for modification of the KSERC (Renewable Vitality and Internet Metering) Laws, 2020 as early as attainable.
The fee additionally rejected KSEB’s request for approval of INR 2.44/Kwh in settlement of extra power banked throughout the settlement interval Oct 1, 2021 via September 30, 2022.
In its submission, KSEB said that internet metering was applied to encourage photo voltaic technology within the state. This was a really early stage. Nonetheless, photo voltaic know-how is now grid-parity and the DISCOMs are dealing with a big monetary burden from persevering with to make use of ‘internet metering.
KSEB additionally said that the common energy buy prices (APPC) accredited for FY 2021-22 by the fee was INR 3.22/Kwh. This was considerably larger than the prevailing solar energy price. KSEB offered the instance of the lately found lowest photo voltaic tariff at Indian Rupees 2.44/Kwh, for a 300MW solar energy station. They urged for approval to settle the surplus power for the settlement interval that runs from Oct 2021 via 30 Sep 2022.
Fee’s Evaluation and Order
After analyzing all submission from KSEB, the fee rejected the plea for implementation of gross metering and Internet-billing system within the state. Fee additional said that KSEB can resubmit petition for implementation of Gross-metering and Internet-billing solely after state’s achievement of RPO compliances.
The fee additional dismissed KSEB’s request of discount in tariff of extra banked power to INR 2.44/kwh from state’s APPC price at INR 3.22/Kwh. Fee sited KSERC (Renewable power and Internet metering) Regulation, 2020 the place it has clearly said that extra power injected into the grid which is banked by prosumers, can be paid at state’s earlier monetary 12 months’s APPC price after completion of settlement interval.