CEA proposes meters for power supplied through renewable energy sources

Now the power supply to consumers from the renewable energysources will be metered. The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has formulated the draft Central Electricity Authority (Installation and Operation of Meters) Amendment Regulations, 2013.

These regulations would be applicable for all Grid InteractiveRenewable Energy (RE) Plants seeking the connectivity with the grid at 415 V & below voltage Levels.

The RE meter is proposed to be introduced for metering & accounting of renewable energy. CEA however, has clarified that grid interactive RE plants connected at above 415 V would follow the same metering arrangement as stipulated for Generating Stations in Central Electricity Authority (Installation and Operation of Meters) Regulations, 2006 and Central Electricity Authority (Installation and Operation of Meters) Amendment Regulations, 2010

Small renewable plants including roof top Solar plants would be connected to low tension (LT) level. These plants would require bi-directional meter but no bi-directional meter at LT level has been defined in existing CEA metering Regulations.

Therefore, CEA has proposed amendment to the clause (1) (a) of Part III of Schedule of the Central Electricity Authority (Installation and Operation of Meters) Regulations, 2006 as RE meter would be bidirectional.

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