Selling solar power to UT not to be high-paying job

Selling solar power to UT not to be high-paying job

The Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) has finally okayed tariff for gross metering solar power projects in the city, reducing it from Rs 6.30 per kilowatt hour (kWh) to Rs 4.88 per kWh.

Gross metering refers to the arrangement under which total solar power generated is exported to the grid. The new tariff will be applicable for gross metering projects commissioned from September 2, 2019, to March 31, 2020. The commission had earlier come up with solar tariff applicable for the financial year of 2016-17 and 2017-18.

Debendra Dalai, CEO, Chandigarh Renewal Energy, Science and Technology Promotion Society (Crest), said people can now opt for gross metering plan as well. He said the JERC considered multiple factors while finalizing the tariff.

As the installation cost of solar plants have gone down in recent years, the commission might have considered this point, he said. Read More

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