Rooftop solar energy is fast accounting for a more significant percentage of our country’s energy mix. As more and more factories, institutions and posh residences adopt solar under net-metering, they are generating their own power but still using the utility maintained transmission. The more power generated by solar plants, the less units sold by DISCOMs and utilities. This transition is making states and DISCOMs anxious about loss of their highest paying consumers. (more…)
In a recent development in Rajasthan, all consumers of electricity have now being exempted from Electricity Duty on Solar and will be charged ED only for the units they draw from the grid (refer). This would be valid till March 2018. Ideally, that should have been the case, however, so far that has not been the case pan Rajasthan. (more…)
On 9/11, Donald Trump was declared the 45th President of the United States of America. While it is unclear how a Trump Presidency will affect multiple issues like USA’s stand on war, taxes and the economy, his stance on climate change and renewable energy is clear. And it’s not looking good.
- Donald Trump has famously called climate change a “Chinese Hoax”. He has effecively denied what 99% of scientists have proven.
Although it’s been a while since the Madhya Pradesh Net-Metering Regulations were formalized, it’s only now that we see people applying for net-metering and some ground level action. Madhya Pradesh Electricity Regulatory Commission (MPERC), released the regulations in October last year and can be viewed here. (more…)