Rooftop Solar Commissioning Delay Causes 36% Tariff Reduction In Karnataka


Rooftop Solar Commissioning Delay Causes 36% Tariff Reduction In Karnataka

In another case involving delay in commissioning of a solar project, the Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has declared that the petitioner, a rooftop solar project installer, is not entitled to any of the reliefs sought for due to the delay in commissioning. The petition in question was filed by a resident of Harihara taluk in Davangere district.

According to the petition a 100 kW rooftop solar project was installed after the approval of Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM), which is the respondent in the case, and a PPA with tariff ₹9.56 (~$0.130)/kWh was entered between the two parties on December 31, 2015.

The Additional Chief Electrical Inspector approved the drawings pertaining to the electrical installation of the project and issued the approval on August 5, 2016. The petitioner then submitted a work completion report on August 20, 2016 and subsequently it was provided safety approval for the project on September 28, 2016. Hereafter, the project was commissioned on December 26, 2016. Read more

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