Apply for Net-Metering Connection

Want Net-Meter Connection for your Installed Solar Plant?

What Is Net Metering?

To promote use of Renewable Energy Generation for self-consumption of the consumer, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has issued DERC (Net Metering for Renewable Energy) Regulations 2014 and Guidelines under DERC (Net Metering for Renewable Energy) Regulations, 2014, hereinafter referred to as Net Metering Regulations and Guidelines.

In a conventional system, the consumer receives energy from the grid and any consumption is metered in the energy meter. A net-metering mechanism allows for a two-way flow of electricity wherein the consumer gets energy from the grid as well as can generate energy from the rooftop solar PV system and can feed it back to the grid. The difference is billed only for the ‘net’ electricity (total consumption – own PV production) supplied by the DISCOM.

The electricity generated from rooftop solar PV systems is used for self-consumption by the consumer where any excess generation shall be carried forward to the next billing period for adjustment against the energy consumed in subsequent billing periods.

The Consumer shall be paid for net energy credits which remain unadjusted at the end of the financial year at the rate of Average Power Purchase Cost (APPC) of Tata Power-DDL as stipulated by Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission (DERC) through its orders, directions and notifications.

Connection Procedure

The consumer shall submit an application, seeking connectivity under the Net Metering Regulations, 2014 in the specified format as per Annexure – I along with an application fee of Rs. 500/- (Rupees Five Hundred) to Tata Power-DDL for feasibility analysis.

Tata Power-DDL shall acknowledge the receipt of the application form along with fee and shall record time, date & serial number of the receipt that shall form the basis for drawing the priority list.

In order of priority, Tata Power-DDL shall complete the feasibility analysis for connecting the Renewable Energy System to the distribution system within thirty (30) days from the date of receipt of the application.

On feasibility analysis, if it is found feasible for Tata Power-DDL to provide connectivity for the applied capacity or a reduced capacity, Tata Power-DDL shall inform all such applicants, to apply for registration and further processing.

The rooftop solar plant must get connected to the grid within one year from the registration process.

The procedure for connectivity of Renewable Energy System under Regulation 6 of Net Metering Regulations, 2014 is a three tier process, which is as follows;

i) Feasibility Analysis
ii) Registration
iii) Connection Agreement

Please click on the following Links below to download the related documents:






Application fo Net-Metering