India : Chhattisgarh Finalizes its Regulations for Distributed Solar Projects

The state is yet to witnesses a rapid expansion of solar projects

To facilitate the growth of renewable energy generation systems in the state, the Chhattisgarh State Electricity Regulatory Commission (CSERC) has approved the regulations for distributed renewable sources.

These regulations would apply to Prosumer Distributed Renewable Energy Systems (PDRES) owned by prosumer or third party. PDRES means a distributed renewable energy system set up by the consumer under the net metering mechanism. In the third-party-owned solar project, a rooftop or landowner may lease out or rent the premise to a solar developer on a mutual commercial arrangement. Under this arrangement, the owner of the premise engages a turnkey installer to design and install the project. The commercial arrangement between the project developer and the premise owner will be submitted to the distribution licensee for records.  The billing will be with one of the two parties, decided and informed to the distribution licensee as a party authorized the bill.

As stipulated in the regulations, a portion of distributed renewable energy generation as recorded by the meter will be accounted for by the distribution licensee towards the compliance of its Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO).

The prosumer may set up a distributed renewable energy system to offset his electricity consumption from the distribution licensee.


Source :

Smart Grid Bulletin September 2019

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