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AP Government Order – Payment for surplus energy injected from Grid connected Solar Roof-top and Small SPV plants

by Harini

The Government of Andhra Pradesh released an order (G.O.Ms.No.22) in March this year announcing the state’s policy on Net Metering for Solar Grid interactive Roof-top and Small SPV power plants in the state. According to this order:

  • If supplied energy by licensee is more than injected energy, the SPV shall pay for net energy in a billing month as per applicable retail supply tariff decided by regulatory commission to concerned DISCOM.
  • If surplus energy injected in to the grid in a billing month, such energy will be treated as inadvertent and no payment will be made for the same.

For further details, our blogpost on this order can be accessed here.

Subsequent to this order, the Government received representations that payment should not be denied for excess energy injected into the grid. After considering these recommendations, on 19th June, 2013 an order was issued (G.O.Ms.No.27) with guidelines for provision of making payment for excess/surplus energy injected into the grid. Following are the points regarding payment as stated in this order:

  • For surplus energy injected, payment shall be considered by the concerned APDISCOMS at pooled cost as may be decided by APERC for that year
  • This payment of pooled cost will be made effective for a period of 7 years from the date of establishment of such SPV plant 
  • Half yearly settlement of registered surplus energy

This order also states that for solar roof-top systems installed for net metering in domestic sector only (upto 3 kW), the State Government has decided to provide 20% subsidy from its budget. This amount would be provided in addition to the eligible Central subsidy.

The original document for this order can be downloaded here.

 

3 thoughts on “AP Government Order – Payment for surplus energy injected from Grid connected Solar Roof-top and Small SPV plants

  1. Sanjay

    Dear Sir,

    We are a drying company located in the state of Andhra Pradesh. We have power consumption of 70000 to 90000 units/month during February to May in every year. In other days there will be no power consumption.
    We are paying 7.10 rupees/unit to discom. The minimum billing we are getting around 35000 to 40000 Rupees, even with no consumption. Our CMD is 120. Please suggest us for best suited Solar proposal for us.

    Reply
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