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June 2017

May 2017

BESCOM procedure to Obtain Solar Rooftop System, Bengaluru

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:53+05:30 May 29th, 2017|

Procedure to obtain BESCOM permissions to install Solar Rooftop Power Plant using Grid connection Initial documents needed to begin the procedure: One photo of the person in whose name the electricity connection is in (Name of the person in Electricity Bill). Latest electricity bill Cancelled cheque (of the account to which any amount to be [...]

Understanding Electricity

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:53+05:30 May 25th, 2017|

What is Electricity?! Electricity is all around us, we use it in different forms throughout our day to day activities. The LED light above my head right now is converting electrical energy to light energy and heat energy. So how do we explain this phenomenon called electricity which is something we use every day but [...]

Impact on Solar with GST

By | 2017-08-25T18:06:51+05:30 May 24th, 2017|

With the new GST, Solar rooftop will be impacted with an increase of overall cost by at least 5% from the existing cost. What is GST? How does it impact Solar Rooftop sector? GST means Goods and Service Tax which will be one indirect tax for the whole country. GST is a single tax, right [...]

April 2017

Impact of BESCOM tariff hike 2017-18

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:53+05:30 April 13th, 2017|

Much awaited circular for the year from KERC(Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission) is out: KERC has announced the revised electricity tariff for the ESCOM consumers in Karnataka. Not many surprises, as there is an increase in the tariff compared to the previous year. Even though the BESCOM had asked for hikes up to Rs. 1.5  per [...]

New KERC_BESCOM revised Electricity tariff for 2017-18

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:53+05:30 April 11th, 2017|

Category Description Particulars Existing Tariff as per Tariff Order-2016 Particulars Approved as per Tariff Order 2017 Remarks BJ/KJ Fully subsidized by GOK Free Fully subsidized by GOK Free Fully Subsidized by GoK Monthly Min. per Installation per Month. Rs 30/- Monthly Min. per Installation per Month. Rs 30/- CDT(Commission Determined Tariff) EC per [...]

October 2016

Net metering Vs Gross Metering- Basics

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:53+05:30 October 4th, 2016|

Till recently the policy in Karnataka for some of the consumers had been Gross metering(GM) and some had Net Metering(NM). A recent circular from BESCOM has given option for some of the consumer segments- residential, hospitals and institutional the option for opting between gross and net metering. So what are the two types of metering? And [...]

Solar Rooftop Power Policy Changes in Karnataka

By | 2017-08-25T18:19:11+05:30 October 3rd, 2016|

Giving the residents of Karnataka a chance to self consume the Solar power they installed. KERC came up with few changes in their existing Solar Power policy for rooftop. The Hon’ble KERC vide order dtd: S/03/1 dtd: 19.09.2016 has issued Modification to the order 02.05.2016 in respect of determination of tariff and other norms for [...]

July 2016

Wayanad Diary II

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:53+05:30 July 28th, 2016|

With Ranga and myself already on site, waiting for team to come for next interesting project. In-fact it will one of the most challenging projects in our list. We are prepared to stay in an half built house, between the dense forest surrounded by the gigantic Banasura hill and other small hills covered by greens everywhere. [...]

Wayanad Diary

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:54+05:30 July 22nd, 2016|

Time for us to leave to Western Ghats,Waynad. Two of us started to Mananthavaady to check the problem with few installations done by group of volunteers earlier amidst the mountains for the adivasi people. Lighting their houses in such a beautiful place. We are excited. Excitement never comes alone. We had some tension same time [...]