Delhi prepares for net metering as India rooftop PV boom predicted 0

India continues its “special focus” on solar energy with state rooftop policies. Image: Bridge to India Solar Rooftop Map 2015

Electricity distributors, or ‘discoms’, in Delhi have been instructed by the Delhi Electricity Regulation Commission (DERC) to bolster infrastructure for rooftop solar customers.

Two discoms owned by BSES and Tata Power Delhi have been directed to upgrade grid infrastructure as soon as possible so that rooftop solar customers can sell power they generate to the grid.

Earlier this year Delhi took the first steps towards what could potentially be a huge rooftop solar market by publishing regulations for a new net metering policy.

This will allow customers to benefit from either subsidising their own energy bills with solar energy generation, or receiving credits for supplying the grid with solar energy from rooftop solar systems.

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