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Install Solar or Face Action - TN Elecricity Regulatory Commission

Source: The Hindu 11/3/13 TANGEDCO can now act against firms not meeting green power buy norms Chennai, March 11 - 13:   In a move that comes as a relief to solar power developers in Tamil Nadu, the State’s electricity regulator has empowered the State electricity distribution company, Tangedco, to administer the ‘solar purchase obligation’ mandated by the State Government’s solar policy. “The SPO will be administered by Tangedco,” Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC), said in its recent order. The implication of this is that the decks have been cleared for the State Government to crack the whip on ‘obligated consumers’ who do not meet the SPO (which they can do either by putting up their own solar plant or buying solar power from either Tangedco or others.) The formal empowerment of the State distribution company, which is an arm of the State Government, is significant against the backdrop of poor compliance with the Central renewable purchase obligation. …

To provide Incentives, New meters for consumers opting for rooftop solar power units - The Hindu (11/3/13)

The following report was published in The Hindu dated 11 March 2013.

These meters will replace the existing ones The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (Tangedco) will have to install fresh meters for domestic consumers who opt for rooftop solar power units. Giving this direction, the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC), in its order a few days ago, stated that these meters would replace the existing ones used by such consumers. Their cost would be recovered from the consumers. The Corporation had been directed to submit a detailed procedure, covering a host of issues such as standards and location of meters, tariff for excess generation or lapsed units and period of power credit, to the Commission within 30 days. The order follows the formulation of the Solar Energy Policy by the State government. As part of the policy, the consumers would be offered a generation based incentive (GBI) of Rs. 2 per unit for the first two years; Re 1 per unit for next t…