On the plea of MSME registered solar power developers Union micro, small and medium industries minister Nitin Gadkari has urged Power minister R K Singh. It was subjected to the reconsideration of a decision to restrict net-metering in solar rooftop projects.
Recently the power ministry had issued a gazette notification directing states to henceforth allow net metering only for rooftop solar projects with an installed capacity of less than 10kW. Crossing the limit will need to satisfy gross-metering.
In the commercial & industrial (C&I) segment consumers generally go for above 10kW. Developers had strongly protested against losing high-capacity installations.
Net metering allows grid-connected solar rooftop plant owners to supply and receive power from distribution companies (DISCOMs) through the same meter and pay only for extra units consumed. Under gross metering, power bought and sold are metered differently.
“It is feared that this share will shrink in the near future, affecting power generation of the nation, as it is feared that the new amendments are going to affect the savings of the small units and individuals,” Gadkari said in the letter.
Source:- Economic Times