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Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission permits digital internet metering for renewable energy customers

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Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission allows virtual net metering for renewable power consumers

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BHUBANESWAR: With elevated demand for group internet metering and digital internet metering to be used of renewable vitality, the Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has amended its rules to permit era of extra that 500 KW energy from renewable sources.

The amended provisions won’t solely permit people or teams to generate vitality from renewable sources – photo voltaic vitality rising as essentially the most sustainable supply – but additionally allow the facility producers to export or switch the excess to the grid and earn credit score.

The strategy of transferring such vitality is called internet metering.

Amending its 2016 order, the OERC stated the brand new order might be often called internet metering/bi-directional metering/gross metering/group internet metering/digital internet metering and their connectivity with respect to photo voltaic photovoltaic tasks.

Gross metering is a mechanism the place the entire vitality generated from grid interactive photo voltaic photovoltaic system of a prosumer and the entire vitality consumed by the generator are accounted individually by way of applicable metering preparations.

The complete vitality consumed by the prosumer is accounted on the relevant retail tariff and complete solar energy generated is accounted for at a tariff decided by the Commission.

The prosumer is a client of electrical energy within the space of provide of the distribution licensee, who makes use of a self-owned or third party-owned solar energy system put in on his/her premises, to offset half or the entire electrical energy necessities and likewise inject electrical energy into the grid.

Under group internet metering, surplus vitality generated from a renewable vitality system and exported to the grid are regulated in a number of electrical energy service connections of the identical consumer positioned inside the similar space of provide.

On the opposite hand, digital internet metering (VNM) is an association by which the entire vitality generated from a renewable vitality system is exported to the grid from the renewable gross meter and the facility exported is regulated in a number of electrical energy service connections of partaking clients positioned in the identical distribution space of provide.

The digital internet metering framework might be relevant for customers beneath home, specified public function class and workplaces of presidency/ native authorities as per OERC Distribution (Conditions of Supply) Code, 2019, the order stated.

As per the notified tips, the renewable crops will vary from 5 KW to 500 KW extension. The provision of group/digital metering will carry additional funding within the renewable vitality sector.