Articles by Harsha Kuntur

Harsha Kuntur worked for ten years with Hewlett Packard in US while volunteering his free time with various NGOs on socio-economic issues. His interests led him to quit his day job and move to Auroville, India. His work at Auroville eventually led him to start EcoSoch, primarily focused on rooftop solar in Bangalore. In his spare time, he loves reading books, long hikes, and cycling.

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has proposed new changes to the tariff and norms with respect to solar rooftop projects for the year 2024, following the expiration of the existing policy on March 31st. The discussion paper outlines several changes, including reducing the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) term to 15 years and introducing grid-interactive support charges. KERC has scheduled a public hearing on April 13th to gather input from all stakeholders before finalising the policy with the proposed changes. This article will explore some of the crucial points outlined in the discussion paper and analyse their potential impact. Reduction…

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