The Submission of Queries to the ESMA for Net Metering in Medium Voltage begins
After the low, the possibility of installing a photovoltaic with offset energy produced by consumed energy is also expanded to the average voltage. Who have the right, setting up, what the benefits. What awaits the market.
Photovoltaics: Expansion to medium voltage and 500 KW energy compensation
The net solar metering program is also expanding on average, as the Network Operator – DEDEE will receive requests from interested parties on Friday 30 October.
This program started last April for photovoltaics connected to low voltage and up to 100 kilowatts.
With the expansion of the program to medium voltage, photovoltaic power can rise to 500 kilowatts, with power exceptions for non-interconnected islands and regions such as the Peloponnese and Evia south of Aliveri due to a troubled network.
The installation of photovoltaic systems with energy offset, according to market sources, provides an opportunity to revitalize the photovoltaic industry and offers the installers the possibility to benefit from a constant kilowatt hour price for the energy generated by the photovoltaic system at a depth of 25 years .
However, the market estimates that any interest and advantages to professional consumption of net metering will be highlighted when problems with capital controls and bank credit tightness are overcome so that businesses can cover part of the cost of installing bank lending.
More specifically, with regard to the installation conditions and the limitations set, the DEEPEE notes that the power of each photovoltaic is a function of the agreed power for each consumption facility (in kVA). In addition, there are restrictions on the maximum allowable power limit for non-interconnected islands and for the Peloponnese and southern Evia.
The right of establishment includes natural persons (tradesmen or not) and legal entities governed by public and private law which either own the site in which the photovoltaic will be installed or have their legal use through leasing, free of charge, and have secured the written consent of the site owner. The systems can be installed on buildings, on building grounds or on other structures, such as farm warehouses, livestock units, etc, and always in the same place as the drinking facilities they supply or in a neighboring area.
The connection cost charged by DDDEE amounts to EUR 300 for single-phase and three-phase power supplies with a photovoltaic power of up to 55 kilowatts, as long as the meter is not required to be replaced. By replacing the counter, the end increases to 370 (up to 5 kilowatts) and 390 euros (up to 55 kilowatts). In the three-phase power supply of 55-100 kilowatts the fee is 450 euro and up to 500 kilowatts at the average voltage at 650 euros.
Energy offsetting is carried out by the supplier (PPC or alternative) with which the autoproducer has contracted, based on the real counting data provided by the network operator in each clearing account issued by the supplier, with final liquidation in the last clearing account of the annual cycle.
The chargeable amount (for the competitive part of the invoice) is the difference between the quantities recorded by the meter, that is, the difference absorbed by the network minus the input from the photovoltaic in the network, if this difference is positive. If the difference equals zero, there is no chargeable action.
If the difference is negative, there is also no chargeable action, and this difference is credited to the next pay-as-you-go account as an additional outgoing (injected) action. During the annual liquidation, any surplus of energy is offset against the debts of previous periods, for which there is a reversal. Any surplus remaining after the annual reversal is not credited to the next account.
The charges borne by the autoproducer concern ETEMAR only for the energy absorbed by the network.
The same applies to network usage fees, while SGI charges are calculated for all energy consumed.