The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) has recently filed a petition with the Gujarat Electricity Regulatory Commission (GERC) to get the tariff approved for purchasing surplus solar power generated by Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) at Rs. 1.75 ($0.025)/kWh.
The effective date of the petition, once approved by the GERC, will be September 26, 2019.
In September 2019, the Gujarat government relaxed the state’s solar policy to allow MSMEs to install solar projects that are more than 100% of their sanctioned load or contract demand.
The latest guidelines issued by the Gujarat government say that MSMEs would be able to sell the excess solar energy to the state government at the cost of Rs. 1.75/kWh.
The petition filed by GUVNL also states that MSMEs would be allowed to set up ground-mounted projects under open access to avail the benefits while also enabling them to procure solar power from a third party.